The south facing circular verandah was the favorite gathering space for all the family members. Sometimes it was a space for elders to sit quietly and write something, at other times it was a play space for children. Often it was a space to just sit and take in the view of the entry and garden area. Shaded by a large tree, this verandah area reflects the need of human space to connect to nature in day to day life. The verandah was open in the primary design but later, a metal screen was added above the railing for safety and security of the children. This measure was taken following an incident in which a child fell from an open balcony in one of the neighborhood houses.