JJ House, Serenity beach, near Auroville.

Located in the midst of a fishing village, this weekend home for a French Pondicherry family relates to the language of a rural farm house. A large verandah wraps itself around the inner side of the plot, overlooking a garden and pool. Social areas are planned on the first floor opening to the verandah and private rooms on the first floor. Slit gardens inserted between the rooms and the boundary wall provide natural light and ventilation to each enclosed space.