Studio Mumbai Wows Me Again
The garden of a lyrical, subtle house from Bijou Jain of Studio Mumbai is a key player in this design. It appears to walk right through the house. A quiet craftsmanship is evident throughout the Belavali House, set in a lush mango orchard in tropical India.
Every detail you see has been created by Jain’s artisanal team. Even the brass door hinges are handcrafted.
As with the gorgeous Palmyra House – Studio Mumbai uses a lot of teak louvres. ‘Most of the houses I do are built for the rain,’ says Jain. ‘The monsoon is stunning. There is no noise from the rain, but there is a certain sound; a sort of silence in the rains. There is something lyrical about it.’
Louvres play a big part in Jain’s work, forming a contrast with the concrete.