House In The Farm by Studio Inscape has been conceived as a subtle foreground to the natural environment that it has been composed within. Building on the client's love for organic farming and antiques, the home integrates nature even in the interiors through a central courtyard. A rustic palette of bricks made from the soil on site, lime washed walls, Tandoor flooring with black oxide skirting and reclaimed wood, offset by vibrant fabrics form a quintessential farmhouse ambience. Scroll down to read the architects' description of the project. The farmhouse has been weaved around an existing tree and designed around a visually connected courtyard from all spaces without losing the linearity of the space. Introducing a central connecting linear corridor along the court satisfied the client brief of having a linear house and a courtyard house at the same time. Compressed stabilised earth blocks made from clay of the farm land, ergonomically designed sill levels, multi functional and non-rigid furniture layouts, human scale and materiality are the factors that not only make the project sustainable but also enhances the user experience. The design visualisation is to let the house merge and do the talking, ahead of the natural surroundings which are the backdrop to the house, rather than it being the dominant characteristic overpowering its surroundings. The thought behind the conceptualising of the house goes back to the client's love of organic farming. The love that we share with the client of collecting antiques led us to developing a house that could accommodate their interests and also let the house evolve organically overtime instead of creating rigid, defined spaces. We were sure about keeping the embodied energy of the house low. To achieve that, we used bricks that were made on site with excavated soil as flooring in the central courtyard which was also the skin of the structure. The brick walls and form finished slabs were left bare to merge with the surroundings. The design is pivoted around the landscaped courtyard which treads through the building. The levels in the house from the courtyard to the common spaces not only changes the scale from space to space but also create a varied visual experience throughout the house. Bedroom walls were lime washed to create a private and cozy feel. Tandoor flooring with black oxide skirting was used for the internal spaces. Reclaimed wood for the doors and windows, toggle switches with exposed conduit sets an informal feel that we wanted to achieve. All the design decisions not only made the house very economical but also sustainable. The furniture layout of living space accommodates an L shaped bench which serves as an informal interactive space bringing the warmth required for a farmhouse rather than a formal sofa set arrangement. Understanding the relationship we want to give within the spaces, the furniture layout in common spaces was planned so as to accommodate larger groups and also cater to individual/smaller groups without intimidating by visually connecting them to the exterior green farmland.