MAP covers tropical bungalow with dancing roof terrace in india MAP covers tropical bungalow with dancing roof terrace in india
may 16, 2014

MAP covers tropical bungalow with dancing roof terrace in india

MAP covers tropical bungalows with dancing roof terrace in india
all images courtesy of MAP




located on an island at the branch of mandovi river in goa, india, USA studio MAP has proposed a wavy roof that dances over the resort bungalow. taking advantage of 100m setback requirement, a rich tropical landscape is infused with waterways created from a combination of seasonal rain and river water. the building sits on a high podium with its rooms organized around a central courtyard.


the interior spaces are stacked to face the view and prevailing wind, allowing summer breezes to filter through. the east, west and northern façades are made from solid masonry, while the south side is mostly transparent and consists of large overhangs with a brie-soleil system that regulates the direct sunlight.


the pool deck becomes an extension of the interior



the undulating roof transforms into a series of terraces at the upper level and creates open and airy interiors below – its shape naturally channels rainwater to the edges for storage and reuse. the outer deck behaves as another living area, eventually culminating in an infinity pool and descending into an expansive lawn, followed by the waterpark, and finally the river – establishing a visual and physical link between land and water.

interior spaces face the water and direction of summer breezes


view from the lower garden


overall view of residential property


ground floor plan



project info:


location: goa, india
climate: tropical
site area: 1.25 acre
total built-up area: 1000 m2
architect: MAP
landscape design: MAP
engineer: ramboll india
construction type: reinforced concrete, ferro-cement, laterite infill walls, stucco and certified wood cladding.
design team: kiran mathema, ari daman, dipesh shrestha
management team: ajaya mathema
status: construction document stage
client: ozone group, bangalore, india



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