Villa Branco

Villa Branco - Goa, India

Villa Branco is a modern interpretation of the Indo-Portuguese style of building common in Goa, an extension to the vernacular style, that responds to the climate, context and the changing lifestyle of modern India. A new build 5 bedroom courtyard house constructed using local load-bearing stone techniques modified to incorporate contemporary British detailing.

New Build Residential Villa - India


The brief was to design and oversee the construction (contract administration) of a 5 bed Indo-portuguese style holiday home in the tourist capital of India, Goa. The villa was designed on the principles of wabi-sabi with the use of natural materials and finishes developed in house.

Built from scratch, the villa was designed to reflect the traditional charm of the surrounding vernacular yet remain contemporary and above all act as a holiday home. Value engineering was a big part of the design process as our direct client was a developer who was looking to create a portfolio project whilst remaining profitable.