Tara House - Studio Mumbai

During the same trip to Mumbai in 2011 Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai also took me to visit Tara House, another property located on the Arabian sea.  This low lying building is set within tropical planting with the volume of the house concealed as it weaves around lush planting.  A secret subterranean room is located under the main terrace.  It is host to an underground pool that is filled with natural ground water with the depth of watering varying with the seasons.  Shafts of light are brought into the space from portals in the floor of the terrace at ground level.