Asahi India Glass develops a project with designer Tarun Tahiliani in Goa
Integrated glass manufacturer Asahi India Glass Ltd. (AIS) has announced its association with designer Tarun Tahiliani for a first-of-its-kind project – AIS Glass Villa.A fusion of contemporary and local architecture, AIS Villa is being built in the village of Nachinola in Goa. The villa will be developed by Ahilia Homes, a boutique interior and architectural team led by the Tarun Tahiliani design house with support from AIS Glasxperts, the architectural division of AIS that specializes in applied glass, the company said.
The villa has been designed architecturally by Sameep Padora in concert with the vision of Tarun Tahiliani and Bindu Vadera of Ahilia homes. The project is the orchestration of Jahan Tahiliani of Ahilia Homes and with the support from Glasxperts.A classic Goan courtyard structure has been reinterpreted with steel columns, giant glazing fold out glass doors, and glass chambers in the bedrooms through which old trees retain their beauty, keeping the light and form, unique by any structural standards.
The two-level AIS Glass Villa will have a built-up area of 6,628 sq. ft. – with 4 bedrooms, including a very natural master bedroom en-suite bath, which includes a special cove study area & massage rooms – and a 2900-sq.ft.landscaped garden with a private, glass, infinity pool, all on a plot size of 16,953 sq. ft. The project is scheduled to be ready by July/August 2018.
Speaking at the groundbreaking Mr. Aditya Bhutani, COO – AIS Glasxperts said, “With our expertise in glass selection and installation, we’re going to ensure that while the aesthetic value of the AIS Villa is high, it does not compromise on the functional aspects of a living space, so the Villa is just beautiful to look at, but will also be very safe and comfortable to live in.”
Mr. Tarun Tahiliani added, “In our architectural projects, we have always looked at what made Goan homes special. What has stood the best of time, what should be retained and what should be replaced or enhanced by technology to ensure that the user experience is sublime, in this return to nature. Enter Sameep Padora, the architect, the use of cutting-edge glass products & solutions blending with the other building materials, has given birth to a unique Villa by the river. The three main features of the living room are the double-height ceiling, sunken seating pit and a dining around a cluster of trees almost at the level of water. The dining room also includes a game corner which is built around the smaller courtyard around the cluster of existing matured trees”.