Residence By Atelier Ankit PrabhudesaI
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4. Location: GoaFirm: Architecture + Design Ankit PrahudessaiA modern-meets-rustic interpretation of the traditional courtyard, this space is stunning in its mix of brightly patterned cement tiles, a frangipani tree set in a granite bed, and a tree trunk that serves as a seat.Tour the house here
Athangudi tilesAthangudi tiles are such that the more they are used, the shinier they become (that’s why they aren’t used as wall tiles). This means regular sweeping and swabbing. Once a week, mop the floor with warm water to which 10–15 drops of coconut oil have been added; this keeps the sheen and colour intact.What’s special about Athangudi tiles?
5. Cement tilesFor a bold, patterned look, opt for colourful cement tiles. Just as in this example, see how the flooring infuses an old-world charm amidst white walls and ceilings. Make sure not to use too many dark colours in such a space, otherwise it might look very heavy.See more photos of this house
3. This inner courtyard looks stunning with the use of tiles with traditional motifs on them. These patterns go well with the other traditional elements in the space like the long wooden seat, ethnic-style lanterns and a tree situated in a courtyard-like spot, reminiscent of many old Indian homes.