The Saffronart Team on one of Goa’s most interesting homes.
New York: NIVIM sits on a 1025 square meter site on a hill in a sleepy village in Goa – an ideal country home. The house is currently in its final phase of construction and scheduled to complete next month.
NIVIM Goa is the labour of love of Anjali Mangalgiri, a New York returned architect who moved to Goa with the sole purpose to build this house. The house is a culmination of her vision to bring architectural excellence and sustainable design to mainstream construction in India.
The core principle behind the design concept and decisions is ‘to be true to the place where the house is being built’ – Goa! Anjali explains, “We asked ourselves this question: Why would a person choose to live in Goa? We realized the underlying theme is because Goa allows a person to reconnect with nature- its untouched green environs, mostly unpolluted waters, clean air, abundant biodiversity… This aspect has since been central to our design concept.”
The house is projected to be the first green rated building in Goa. National Geographic is doing a documentary on Green Buildings in India. Read Anjali’s interview on Green Buildings in India for National Geographic’s upcoming documentary and watch this space for more snapshots and updates as we chase time to the finish line!