Creating a home by yourself is always an exciting journey… And when you set about making a second home, the promise of a slice of nature and absolute serenity to be added to the comforts of a home, makes the proposition even better.
Excitement is precisely the emotion architects Sidharth Khatri and Mitali Kedia, founders of young 2017-born practice Delhi Collective, experienced when they visited the site of their family’s vacation home — a plot situated in a wildlife corridor between Sariska Forest and Jhalana Forest, Jaipur. “The site has wonderful views of the Aravalli hills to the west and forest views on all other sides,” Sidharth tells us. “The plot was bought looking at its location and what all it had to offer in terms of its surroundings.”
The brief the young professionals gave themselves while ‘capturing their own emotions in space’, was to create a simple, rustic and budgeted house. “We wanted a home rooted in tradition but forward thinking in design. We are avid nature-lovers and wanted a quiet house within the forest,” they narrate. The concept was to create a simple floor plan that op