Opening up Pandora's Box in Goa
In his essay, ‘The Wise Fools of Moira’, Professor Lucio Rodrigues writes, “Moira is a beautiful munnouchinz kellim in Konkani, and each fruit is equal to a square meal… But the bananas are not Moira’s chief claim to fame among Goan villages. The people are as famous, if not more for their kellim, so famous indeed that they have passed into simile and proverb and legend. They are among the most industrious people of Goa…”village in the Taluka of Bardez, in the tiny western state of India, Goa. The village is famous for many things, among others for its banana plantations, which yield big, long bananas, called
This cozy hamlet of wise fools is a stunning locale. Pristine, verdure and tranquil with the old Moira Church forming the nerve centre. No wonder, an artist as evolved as Vikram Goyal chose this
Moira by the Church is an award-winning two
The beauty of the property is enhanced by its modernist architecture. “We used local materials because the house should be one with the place it is built in. We tried an innovative inclusion of laterite in the construction, interiors and landscape. The textured surfaces give it a rustic and earthy feel and the exposed, concrete ceilings gives it that expansive look,” says the design maestro.
The interiors are dotted with custom-made sculptural pieces from Viya Home, which play around with original art-deco and antique Goan-
The surface of the house is rugged and the walls
Enough said then. Let’s take a walk through this piece deresistance.
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