Designing a sea facing residence is every architect’s dream. Design Quest realised this dream last year when we had the opportunity of designing on a gorgeous piece of property at Uthandi for Mr. Gowrishankar. A dynamic extruded balcony in the south east corner forms the focal point of the entire building and is the basis of the overall form and shape. The south west corner, in compliance with Vaastu, is made out to be the highest point of the building, while constituting a vantage point from which to view the sea. Louvers and cut outs give way for the interplay of light and shadows within the building, which is a constantly changing feature according to the time of day and seasons. The landscaping has been cleverly incorporated into the set back areas so as to form cozy green spaces that have been treated with textures to enhance the light and shadow play outside the built-up area as well.