Mobius House

Girish Karnawat


Architect Girish Dariyav Karnawat designs a house in Goa which is an archetypal image of a pavilion that merges contemporary notions with vernacular references. GDK Designs’ Mobius House, winner of many national and international awards is a single storey house on a long linear site in a typical Goan village. Conceived essentially as a pavilion that can double up as an informal office for the client in future, the design concept of this 2200 sq.ft. haven took into consideration the nearby vernacular built forms, the paddy fields and the dense vegetation. The idea was to break away and yet tie back which led to the choice of vocabulary. An attempt was made at bonding the project to the site with the essence of space; and not by using or borrowing recognizable elements like pitched roof, front porch or fenestration treatment or lifting off existing typology.