Puducherry, India
Supervisor 
Ar. Mohanapriya
priya5590@gmail.com 
In Collaboration with Adith, Monisha, Sabarish and Prarthana
The idea behind the origin of Golconde was conceived to be one of the most beautiful and pious place in the world, functionally it was created to house the disciples of Shri Aurobindo. Antoinin Raymond gave justice to mothers requirements by making optimum use of space and minute detailing done in brass with exorbitant woodwork, for a climatologically designed structure. Passive cooling is facilitated by the breeze flowing over the reflecting pool into the corridor.
Tokonama
.Tokonama, a shallow slightly raised alcove a traditional proportioning of rooms by use of tatami mat system.
Pre-cast cement Louvers
The entire wall surface on the north and south is covered with horizontal operable louvers, which offer protection against the sun but allow wind to pass through.
Zen Landscape
The abstract permutations of the operable skin are balanced with the serenity of the lotus pond and tranquil southern garden mediates between the street and the building.

Ventilating Roofing System
The roof of the building utilizes a double slab system to mitigate heat gain from the sun. The Concrete tiles form a interlocking exterior shell under which ventilated air space dissipates heat back into the air.
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© Christine Mueller
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© Christine Mueller

Site plan - Golconde

Recessed Windows
Recessed Windows
Cavity Roof
Cavity Roof
Louvers
Louvers
Courtyard Section
Courtyard Section
Louver System
Louver System
Furniture of a Typical Room
Furniture of a Typical Room
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© Christine Mueller
© Christine Mueller
© Christine Mueller
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