The Mango Tree House by Kinni Soni

The Mango Tree House is built around several large 50 years old mango trees. One accommodates private areas such as living room, bedrooms, kitchen & dining - where the other accommodates formal seating, guest room, studio, gym and swimming pool.

The Mango Tree House is a private residence of Mr Jain in Bhopal-India. As the name suggests this house is built around several large 50 years old mango trees. The house consists of two major blocks connected through passages. One accommodates private areas such as living room, bedrooms, kitchen & dining - where the other accommodates formal seating, guest room, studio, gym and swimming pool. The Mango Tree House by Kinny Soni was awarded WADe Asia Award under Residential (>3000 sq ft) Category.

The Mango Tree House by Kinny Soni

Experience of being under the large foliage of mango trees was our inspiration. KSUP Studio wanted to create private living spaces without compromising the feeling of being under the foliage of mango trees.

The Mango Tree House by Kinny Soni

This house plan is conceived as a solid wall envelope from outside giving privacy to the house. Inside this envelope, all the spaces are designed as pavilions facing trees, where inside becomes outside and vice versa. They used large glasses as transparent walls to enclose spaces, without compromising the experience of being under the trees.

The Mango Tree House by Kinny Soni

Tall openings, flat ceilings and continuous floor levels further blur the boundaries of inside and outside. Various passages, staircases and terraces at different floor levels create new vistas and interesting movements around the mango trees.

The Mango Tree House by Kinny Soni

For each material, selection emphasis was again given to enhance the experience of being connected to the landscape. Cotton white walls and ceilings, uniform granite stone flooring prolong the experience of being close to outside.

The Mango Tree House by Kinny Soni

Wooden ceilings of the upper spaces merge with the tree foliage. Careful selection of delicate and low wooden furniture does not interrupt openness of the plan, yet creates cozy living spaces. Interior and exterior lighting design emphasized the continuity of spaces towards trees. Lighting controls are programmed to create delightful transitions through different times of a day.

The Mango Tree House by Kinny Soni

Mango trees were the most important elements of this site when we started thinking about designing this house. Experience of being under the large foliage of mango trees was our inspiration.

About Architect

Exhibiting a unique methodology to illustrate and understand architectural experiences, Kinny Soni is the principal designer at her studio KSUP Studio, practising architecture and interior design alongside Ujjval Panchal. Major part of her work consists of private residential projects.

Kinny Soni is an Architect and Artist. She completed her masters in Architecture design at the University of Nottingham, UK. Prior to this, she completed her graduation in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.

Over last few years she has been travelling in various parts of the world, documenting her travel stories and experiences in illustrations.

Like, Share & Follow

Post Your Comment




About Surfaces Reporter

Surfaces Reporter is India’s 1st magazine specialized on “products & materials” for architecture & Interiors! The prime objective of Surfaces Reporter magazine is to contribute positively to the Indian material industry, with unbiased information & awareness initiatives.

Surfaces Reporter magazine has a clear & niche target group comprising of Architects, Engineers, Builders, Interior Designers, Manufacturers, Celebrities, Showrooms, Consultancy firms, and Leading Business houses, Hotels & Restaurants, and PMCs etc. If you have a Product or Project worth publishing in Surfaces Reporter, please email us hello@surfacesreporter.com or you can also submit your project online.

Like Surfaces Reporter on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter and Instagram | Subscribe to our magazine | Sign Up for the FREE Surfaces Reporter Magazine Newsletter



Read Current Issue

This is alt


Most Viewed

More Stories