Kadappa, Andhra Pradesh
2006 - 2009
This 50-room Guesthouse draws its inspiration from the traditional house for travellers the Caravanserai.
The guestrooms are arranged around two introverted courts – a classic square and an eccentric trapezoid – forming spaces at rest. The common and service spaces literally rupture the isolation the courts through their angular customized forms and in the process also create connections to the outside.
The overall experience is one of an introverted tranquility and grave timelessness, punctuated by unexpected encounters with the light-hearted present.