India’s latest farmhouse design concept is set to open its doors in the United States next year, with designers at The Design Institute of America (DIA) set to start work on a three-storey, three-bedroom house with a view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a view to the New York City skyline.DIA’s new project, titled The Farmhouse in the Park, is the first of its kind in the world.
It will be built on a 45,000 sq ft site in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village, where it will be open for two weeks a week from March 14 to 19, 2019.
The interior of the farmhouse will be inspired by the country’s iconic “Greenwich Village” architecture and feature a wide range of interiors and interiors inspired by contemporary urban living.
It is set in an open courtyard where people can walk around and work on projects.
“I’ve always wanted to design a house in the park.
This is a way to do that,” said Srinivas Ranganathan, the co-founder and managing director of the DIA, who has worked with The Design Center of New England (DCNEN), a US-based design agency, on the project.
Ranganathan said the design team worked with DCNEN and its designers to explore the best of the city, from the iconic “greenwich village” architecture of the New England landscape to the urban design of New Delhi and Mumbai, India.
Ramanathan said he had previously been inspired by American urban living such as Brooklyn’s “Greenman House”, the “Kresge House” in London and the “Grand Hyatt” in New York.
“Our team has a history of working with designers from around the world to create innovative designs that are inspired by their homes and urban spaces,” he said.
Rania Alavi, DCNENS managing director, said the farm house project was part of DCNens ongoing focus on creating an environment that is “truly open” to collaboration, and that its designers are inspired “by a sense of collaboration and being at the heart”.
“When we see someone working with a design team in a field that has so much to offer, it’s easy to fall in love with that idea,” she said.
“We wanted to create a project that was both fun and meaningful for the project team, and it was an opportunity to create the most inspiring design.”
Ranganath said the designers wanted to make sure the house “was a place that people could go to work” and also “that they could have the space to live their life and have a great time”.
Ranganas house will be part of a wider design and development effort in New England that he described as a “tremendous undertaking”.
“It’s an opportunity for us to work on all facets of design,” he told the BBC.
“This is a really big, big undertaking for us.”
In addition to DCNen, Ranganath is working with other partners to bring the design to fruition.
The project is being funded by a grant from the US National Endowment for the Arts, a US federal agency that supports arts, culture and creative excellence.
The design team is working on the home with a number of other designers from DCN and other partners, including the London-based designer David Stiles.