Private residential villa represents a synthesis of modernity and tradition


the private residential villa in Bangalore, India is designed for a family of 3 – an entrepreneur-industrialist married to a bohemian writer and their teenage daughter. The architectural design of Khosla Associates follows the client’s wish for a modern style of living in which every family member can find themselves. The living environment should offer you a comfortable retreat away from street noise and everyday stress.

Private residential library home by Khosla Associates


The family wanted an ecologically sensitive, sustainable house, flooded with sunlight, a peaceful oasis with lots of greenery, an outdoor pool and a veranda where they can end the evening and watch the raindrops comfortably. Linking inside and outside was the main goal of the project.

A house with its own character


The private residential villa is characterized by openness and transparency. The clear, modern architectural language blends in harmoniously with the rapidly growing city of Bangalore and at the same time conveys a certain nostalgia for the former colonial buildings and bungalows. The house is divided into two buildings – one built in a traditional style, and the other – cantilevered over the pool terrace and based on columns.

Tasteful modern interior design

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The living rooms have been generously designed with privacy in mind. Decorative statement pieces, handcrafted art pieces and local materials shape the image inside the building. As avid readers, the family members wanted appropriate space for their rich and constantly growing book collection – which is where the name Library House comes from. The double-height house library occupies a central place in the villa and is ideal for various activities – this is the place where the family gathers, talks, has fun, where everyone reads in seclusion or listens to music. The spaciousness of the room is rounded off by the sliding doors that open the library to the pool terrace.

Heat radiating interior of the building


The natural ventilation thanks to high ceilings with many air and light openings ensures an optimal indoor climate. Protovoltaic solar cells on the roof are used to generate electricity. A rainwater storage tank is one of the advantages of the villa.

Pictures by: Shamanth Patil J.

Library home of Khosla Associates

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Generously designed interiors


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