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* Residential Architecture: The House with Balls by Matharoo Associates

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 5 July 2012

Residential Architecture:  The House with Balls by Matharoo Associates: “..[a] house that cost just $12,000 to build by Matharoo Associates in Ahmadabad, India, featuring shutters weighted with concrete balls..the building was designed for the owner of an aquarium shop and houses four huge tanks for breeding fish..It also doubles as a weekend retreat..The long narrow main room is lined on both sides by shutters, opening on one side to the garden and over the tanks on the other..The concrete balls dip into the water on the tank side when the shutters are opened..The project has been awarded the Architectural Review House 2010 award..”

image: copyright Edmund Sumner; article: Dezeen

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