Four buildings were purchased in Lucknow city to create one whole plot for a single new luxury mansion. The build site is situated along a busy arterial road, and neighboured on three sides by a tightly packed development of private homes. Therefore, a large home would have seemed out of place, or perhaps even brash. To combat this, Sanjay Puri Architects broke this bespoke home design into pieces: split living spaces and sleeping volumes were imagined, to cut channels to a large courtyard for a blissful through-breeze. Decorative screens based on traditional ‘chikan’ embroidery were installed to visually fragment the modern home exterior further, and serve purpose in shading the interior from the searing sun. Also don’t forget to check 15 most expensive houses in the world.