The glass façade by AIS Glasxperts (the architectural division of Asahi India Glass Limited) shows some pioneering use of glass by keeping out excess heat, light and sound, ensuring efficient energy consumption, while beautifully reflecting the sky and trees around the property
They’re unlikely allies but they work together like a charm. In a freewheeling conversation among themselves, Sameep Padora and Tarun Tahiliani talk about the making of this magnificent home in Goa, their individual, whimsical flourishes to it, and the innovative use of glass by Asahi India Glass.
Goa Glass Villa
Tarun Tahiliani: Let’s make this an architectural truth or dare. Sameep, tell us, when we started, was this collaboration an odd request? We didn’t know each other. There was no existing friendship. And the lines were not fully defined. There was always a grey area. Now that it’s complete—without too much heartburn—what did you think of our collaboration?
Sameep Padora: Yeah, it was interesting because the image I had of you in my mind, before I knew you, was completely different. You’re flamboyant and much more out there than we are. We’ve always been a bit under the radar in a sense.
TT: Poor thing, suddenly found himself!
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