AD50 - 2017: Architecture BRIO, Mumbai
Shefali Balwani, Robert Verrijt
“[We create] beautiful environments that are current and locally sensitive,” says Verrijt.
Project in Focus
A tree house
on a 180-acre hilltop property— the structure has a large thatched roof conceived as an “oversized sun umbrella”. A curved timber frame wraps around to take in the dense forest views. “It redefines conventions—like what a bedroom is, or how you bathe in the forest,” says Verrijt.
Words of Wisdom
“Each project is an unwinding story inwhich a series of spaces unfold, evoking different responses through light and darkness, textures and rhythm,” says Balwani.
The gardens of Henk Gerritsen and Piet Oudolf, masters of the Dutch Wave of landscape design.