The residence is intertwined with the surrounding natural setting of dense trees and foliage. Water plays an important role in achieving the overall syntax of composition layered over by the interplay of light and shade

The present house is constructed on the site of the original residence of S.L. Kirloskar an eminent doyen of the Indian industry. His residence was a simple Miesian steel structure. Our design concept therefore respects the minimalistic approach of the former house. The design revolves around the tropical courtyard dividing the house into three distinct zones:

  1. The private sleeping quarter
  2. The formal entertainment space
  3. The intermediate common every-day use space.

The study of natural light, sun movement, natural wind flow, the harnessing of solar energy, water harvesting and sewage re-cycling result in a sustainable ecology model. Exposed concrete walls are juxta-posed to form independent spaces. Exposed Concrete beams and pergolas with cleverly inserted shards of glass filter reflected light into all the major areas.

The residence speaks of a seamless idiom, of space beyond and an attempt to understand the concept of inner silence or “Dhyan”. Many of the furniture components emanate as extensions of the structure. The contemporary steps in the court-yard are a foil to the spiral water channel and the canti-levered wooden bench.

  • Mr. Rahul Kirloskar
  • Pune
  • 18,000 sq.ft.
  • 18,000 sq.ft.
  • Completed 2006
  • Kamal Malik, Ketan Chaudhary, Sanjay Tatkare, Meghana Tipnis
  • Bharath Ramamrutham


  • Strudcom Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vikas joshi
  • Shobha Bhopatkar


  • By client
  • Glazing Technologies
  • Silver Pools – Mr. Mandar Deogaonker