The Aga Khan Award For Architecture 2010: Modern Palmyra House Showcases Local Sustainable Materials

The Palmyra House is a vacation home in the south of Mumbai that resonates not just for its clean modern look but also for its rich selection of local sustainable materials. Situated on the coast of the Indian Ocean, this handcrafted home was sensitively placed in a coconut grove and much of it structure is made from the materials harvested on site or nearby.

The Palmyra House was recently honored as one of 19 shortlisted entries in the 2010 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture — read on to learn how modernism and materials meet to create this enlightened retreat.

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