Lattice House

The Lattice House, situated in a burgeoning suburb near Jammu city, epitomizes the challenges of rapid urbanization in small Indian cities. Amidst scarce government intervention, the house stands as a distinctive urban marker, utilizing wooden lattice screens to combat the region’s harsh climate. The facade of the house is a response to the climatic severity of the region which experiences extremely hot and dry weather for 8 months of the year. Horizontal bands of vertical wood lattice screens encompass balconies, sun-breakers, storage etc., in an attempt to scale the mass of the house as a series of sectional horizontal shifts. Each of the two levels in the building is to be used by separate families. Programmatically, it centers around entertaining, with the kitchen as the heart, flanked by living spaces and a lawn. Private areas are tucked away, while public and private spaces seamlessly blend into garden surroundings, reflecting a harmonious integration of lifestyle and environment.

Sidhra, Jammu

600 Sq.M

Design Team
Sameep Padora, Sudarshan Venkatraman, Aparna Dhareshwar, Karan Bhatt

Year of Completion


Edmund Sumner