The Zen Douceur House by C & M Architects

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Jane Mullock
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Douceur House is a lovely residence in Auroville, Puducherry, India. It was redesigned by Indian architectural firm C & M Architects, according to the owners’ desire to have a home that would be in sync with nature, offering a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.

The couple who owns the property wanted a house with a zen spirit, where simplicity and clean lines would play an important role. The materials and technologies required for a successful modern architecture were difficult to procure in the rural set-up of Auroville, so the architects decided to go with reinvented old techniques instead.

As a result, Douceur House is remarkable two-bedroom home featuring an “egoless-timeless style”, and which “goes beyond fads & doesn’t struggle to be new or inventive for the sake of it.” What completes this picture-perfect property is the extensive landscaping, where water is a key element, as a symbol of purity.

Photos courtesy of C & M Architects

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