Architecture, Building and Structure Design Skewed House Residence by Hardik Shah Simple aesthetics, a minimal material palette and connections to nature are the main drivers of the design of the Skewed House. The compound wall has an interesting elevation involving Valsadi teak battens, softened by cascades of creepers. The spatial programme of the villa and the zoning of the plot were dictated by the sudden floods that the city sometimes experiences. The façade projects and recedes strategically, with important areas being emphasized through cantilevering and material play. Concrete, the material of choice, is tempered with white plaster, stone and wood.