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Design Detail|July 2020
What better way to start a day other than listening to the chirruping cacophony of birds? Nature has always been a part of our life and that is why more people are exploring the possibility of living in earth-friendly houses.

Houses constructed using locally available materials for housing have less impact on the environment. This meek house, by unTAG nestled in a small village, in Maharashtra, is an anecdote of the aspirations of retired school teacher/paddy farmer, who dreamt of building a modest cost-effective home within his Gaothan (the inner core of a village).

UNTAG ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS

It is a brainchild of two contrasting architects - Gauri Satam and Tejesh Patil - who have come together to craft a Mumbai based interdisciplinary design studio since 2015. Both graduates from JJ, they have independently worked with reputed firms in India, assimilating their creative learnings, before starting on their own. The studio strongly adheres to climatic sensibility, contextual rooting, spatial functionality, material sensitivity and economic viability as their core values. Being a young zealous practice, they consider each project SPECIAL, calling for a SPECIFIC design solution, SENSITIVE to its context, irrespective of its scale or budget. They do not want to associate their practice with a particular design language, rather want the design to be dictated by the brief, budget, climate and context, hence the name unTAG.

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