Palanga House was built as a rural retreat and studio for an artist and director on farmland he inherited from his family with spectacular views of the Munzir mountains. In keeping with the client’s need for absolute privacy, the house is isolated from its neighbours by a dense cluster of trees. Designed as a wooden compact, single mass, the house has two separate entrances, one leading to the living quarters and one to the artist’s studio which can also serve as accommodations for visiting guests. A single canopy extends over both entrances keeping the visual relationship between the different functions within the house.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture