Toda Mangra House

The Toda mangra House is unique without creating noise. It attempts to resume conversation with the traditional buildings in the neighbourhood, while simultaneously addressing contemporary needs and aspirations of its inhabitants. It avoids nostalgically clinging on to the courtyard house-type, which has not only lost its social relevance in today's fragmentation of communities, but its climatic significance is also being replaced with gadgets for weather control. The courtyard here is redistributed to create generous margins, offering release and autonomy to the public, semi-public and intimate spaces, and along with the play and flow of volumes through the house.