Architecture, Building and Structure Design Riverway Residential house by Nitin Bhardwaj The design makes subtle references to vernacular architecture, interpreted with contemporary technology in which function and efficiency take priority. The facade has a pleasing geometry which combines brick and textured stone. At the centre of the house is the traditional courtyard which draws attention at the wooden jaalis. Adjacent to the kitchen is the cantilevered staircase with wooden treads and suspended ropes. There is a glass walkway supported by wooden member traverses the central portion of the house which has been left transparent.