Gallery: Modern Palmyra House Showcases Local Sustainable Materials


The Palmyra House is a vacation home in the south of Mumbai that resonates not just for its clean modern look but also for its rich selection of local sustainable materials. Situated on the coast of the Indian Ocean, this handcrafted home was sensitively placed in a coconut grove and much of its structure is made from the materials harvested on site or nearby. The Palmyra House was recently honored as one of 19 shortlisted entries in the 2010 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture — read on to learn how modernism and materials meet to create this enlightened retreat.

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  1. Stunning Kuokkala Churc... August 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    […] glue-lam beams and features the extensive use of spruce throughout the interior. The wood was locally-sourced and is finished with a natural tone that helps keep the interior bright. Daylight streams from the […]

  2. Renewable Ray May 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Micro Biotic living, Fantastic!

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