The Inner Journey is a weekend house located in Meherabad, Ahmednagar, designed to offer a peaceful retreat for those seeking to get away from the stresses of daily life. Meherabad is the spiritual land of Avatar Meher Baba, and the house is designed to embrace this spiritual connection. The design of The Inner Journey is focused on providing a space for individuals to focus on themselves and their spiritual journey. The open floor plan and large windows allow for ample natural light and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape of Ahmednagar also helps for star gazing. The house is designed to promote a sense of calm and relaxation, with minimal distractions and a serene atmosphere.
The interior of the house is minimalist, with clean lines and simple furnishings. The use of natural materials, such as wood, brick, and stone (for flooring), adds warmth and texture to the space. The house is designed to be a place of refuge, with every detail carefully considered to create an environment that fosters reflection and inner peace.
内心之旅不仅仅是一个周末的房子–它是一个个人与自己和他们的精神旅程联系的空间。内心之旅 “的一个突出特点是裸露的砖墙。在没有任何顶部负荷的情况下，这堵墙将成为有史以来最高的拱形墙。 使用裸露的砖砌墙是对当地建筑和梅赫拉巴德的精神意义的点头。这堵墙不仅是建筑上的壮举，而且也是力量和韧性的象征。这座房子被设计成一个避难所，其居住者可以在面对生活的挑战时找到慰藉。
The Inner Journey is more than just a weekend house – it is a space for individuals to connect with themselves and their spiritual journey. One of the standout features of The Inner Journey is the exposed brick corbelling wall. Without any top load, this wall is set to be the highest corbel wall ever built. The use of the exposed brick corbelling wall is a nod to the local architecture and the spiritual significance of Meherabad. The wall is not only an architectural feat, but it is also a symbol of strength and resilience. The house is designed to be a place of refuge, where its occupants can find solace in the face of life’s challenges.
The house features a floating plinth that prevents reptiles from climbing onto the plinth and accessing the house. Additionally, the house includes a small gutter around the periphery to prevent insects from entering. The design was inspired by an Indian tradition in which food offered to the gods (Naivaidya) is surrounded by water. The plinth also serves as a multipurpose water body or pond, which can be used for swimming in the summer and as an area for a bonfire in the winter. The butterfly roof creates the illusion of a floating or flying house in nature. The roof has a wooden ceiling that extends from the interior to the exterior, embracing the sky. The open-to-sky toilet connects with nature, and the partition wall between the kitchen and toilets is made of granite. All electrical conduits are designed in an old-fashioned way to create a bold and striking appearance.
这座房子提供了现代设计和精神联系的独特融合，创造了一个真正独一无二的空间。内心之旅 “的设计是为了给居住者提供一个和平的隐居场所。它有一个宽敞的生活区，一个厨房和浴室。房子的设计是为了促进室内-室外的生活方式，有大窗户和向外开放的滑动门，使自然景观成为室内的一部分。自然材料的使用，如金属型材、玻璃和石头，提供了一种现代感，同时也与周围环境完美融合。内心之旅 “建筑中使用的材料是经过精心挑选的，以创造一种与环境的和谐感。天然石材和木材的使用有助于将户外活动带入室内，而钢结构部分和玻璃则提供了一种现代感。”在裸露的砖、木头、石头和玻璃等自然元素中，’The Inner Journey’周末别墅提醒人们关注真正重要的一个元素–自己”。
The house offers a unique blend of contemporary design and spiritual connection, creating a space that is truly one-of-a-kind. The Inner Journey is designed to offer a peaceful retreat to its occupants. It features a spacious living area, a kitchen, and bathrooms. The house is designed to promote an indoor-outdoor lifestyle, with large windows and sliding doors that open to the outside, allowing the natural landscape to become part of the interior. The use of natural materials, such as metal sections, glass, and stone, provides a contemporary feel while also blending seamlessly with the surroundings. The materials used in the construction of The Inner Journey are carefully selected to create a sense of harmony with the environment. The use of natural stone and wood helps to bring the outdoors inside, while the steel sections and glass provide a modern touch. “Amidst the natural elements of exposed brick, wood, stone, and glass, ‘The Inner Journey’ weekend house serves as a reminder to focus on the one element that truly matters – yourself.”
Architects: Tres Atelier
Area: 1800 ft²
Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, AQUANT, Fab India Furniture, Legrand, Tata Steel, Vinay Electricals
Lighting: Tres Atelier
Landscape: Mayuresh Deshmukh
PMC: Paresh Muthiyan
Glass: Huziafa Marchant
Design Team: Suchit Mutha, Mandar Khele, Kaushal Tatiya, Prathmesh Kulthe
Contractor: Vikram Joshi