ujjval panchal & kinny soni design mango tree house in india
ujjval panchal & kinny soni design mango tree house in india ujjval panchal & kinny soni design mango tree house in india
apr 13, 2016

ujjval panchal & kinny soni design mango tree house in india

ujjval panchal & kinny soni design mango tree house in india
all images courtesy of dhrupad shukla – bhavik satish kadecha




the ‘mango tree house’, is a private residence in bhopal, india designed by architects ujjval panchal and kinny soni. as suggested by its name, the home’s concept focuses on the appreciation and integration of several mature mango trees on the plot. split into two major blocks, every component of the design communicates the experience of ‘living under the foliage’.

mango tree pavilion




conceived of as a solid envelope from outside, the residence is very private. this was done to allow the break down of all formal barriers between interior and exterior. all spaces are designed as more-or-less open pavilions, each of which centers itself around a mango tree. prominent use of glass, in addition to flat ceilings and continuous floor planes further the home’s ambiguous nature.

ujjval panchal kinny soni mango tree house bhopal




the blocks are separated by function. one includes all formal public spaces, guest room, studio, gym, and swimming pool; the other, private areas such as master and familial bedrooms, kitchen, and dining room. various passages, stairwells, and terraces placed intermittently create interesting vistas and moments around the structure.

ujjval panchal kinny soni mango tree house bhopal
pool area




material selection was, as the rest of the home, focused on enhancing the connection between inhabitant and landscape. white walls and ceilings, granite flooring, wooden ceilings, carefully selected furniture, and more evoke harmonious feelings of nature.

patio and landscaping

ujjval panchal kinny soni mango tree house bhopal
front façade

interior garden atrium

ujjval panchal kinny soni mango tree house bhopal
inner courtyard and shallow pool

ujjval panchal kinny soni mango tree house bhopal



project info:


architects: ujjval panchal, kinny soni
client: private
structural design: torsion engineering and consultants
lighting design: nirmit jhaveri, ikram marie bouhlel (atelier dada)
landscape design: anjali jain
art work: hansil dabhi
photography: dhrupad shukla – bhavik satish kadecha
automation: connected homes
special thanks: dilip soni



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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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