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Wayanad, Kerala
‘Altitude’ is a private estate experience meticulously crafted within the enchanting Wayanad hill-station. Industrialist Ashique Thahir and his family offers, those invited, a glimpse into their extra ordinary plantation home and lifestyle. Located with 650 acres of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations, Altitude evokes a sense of modern luxury with equal importance given to presenting impeccable experience. Each of the contemporary structures, were developed between conversations and site visits among two friends, a patron and an architect. The result is a series of eclectic and experimental structures and a high-end alternative accommodation concept

The piéce de résistance of Altitude Private Mountains is the Residence which encapsulates 360 panoramic views of the private estate. The steel frame structure sits lightly on the terrain, framing views of the stunning landscape. The planning and development of the project was done to honour the multiple vantage points the site provided.

The winged canopy is designed to stretch over the thoughtfully designed glass volume. The transparency of the form provides a seamless visual connection to the surroundings. It blurs the boundaries between indoor and outdoor thresholds while the interplay of the solid concrete mass allows for the user’s privacy. This contemporary house hosts an infinity pool that wraps around the living and dining room on the ground level, spanning the site all the way to the guest bedroom on the rear. The master and the other guest bedroom take advantage of the dramatic views surrounding the plot from the first floor.

The absence of solid walls elevates the experience of the user by letting them enjoy the pristine environment encircling the farmhouse. This timeless minimalistic design allows the guests to disconnect in repose, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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