A penthouse located in one of the most prime areas of Ahmedabad, exemplifies modern elegance. The house spans across 2300 sq.ft space. Prominent sightings of wall panelling, bespoke furniture designs and juxtapositions are witnessed in the space. It is simple but evocatively aesthetic.
Warm browns, camels, rust reds, beige, soil colour and soft grays; these tones remind us of Mother Earth. Earthy interiors can also be played around with and can be a beautiful combination when used with contemporary luxury or mid-century interiors. The natural and organic appeal of elements make the place look calm, homely, warm, welcoming and peaceful. Even though we enjoy the indoors for shelter, warmth and comfort, its always nice to synchronize the home with outside. Kalrav, as the name suggests is a weekend home that belongs to a family of nature and wildlife enthusiasts. The design was inspired by the term ‘cottage’ with an amalgamation of modern and traditional elements.
Amidst a lush green landscape and a leafy brown deep valley stands Aranya, the container home. Aranya is a beloved home to 4. It was made keeping in mind all the basic functionalities one requires and the requirements of the client. The 4000 sq.yards site is surrounded by deep contours on all 3 sides leaving only one area of flat land for the built structure. The biggest challenge was to make the best possible use of the valley that would capture different views from different spaces using an uncoventional stucture; the container. Aranya houses basic functions- a kitchen, a living room, a TV room, a bedroom, 2 bathrooms and a deck which is the show stealer.
The Linear House as the name suggests, is built on a long, rectangular plot which is narrower compared to the general. The house responds to the context, requirements and is made respecting the science of Vastu Shastra. A 6000 sq.ft home that is extremely close to our heart belongs to a family of 4 and corresponds to each individual's requirements in both, the exterior and the interior. The design connects the inside and the outside from each nook and corner. All the private areas open to the outside and have a balcony of their own while the semi-private and public areas have a play of different volumes which in turn create harmony with nature.
The Veranda House is an intrinsic and warm weekend home which is organic in nature. The house is spread across a humongous span of 5000sq.ft on one level. It houses a living area, dining area, kitchen and a bedroom. Drawing inspiration from the wabi-sabi concept and immediate context- the natural environment, each corner reflects uniqueness and takes one through a journey they can weave in their own way. Each space renders captivating vignettes through a thoughtful juxtaposition of textures, colours, finishes and patterns.
The Brick Box is situated in the eastern suburbs of Ahmedabad. It is a commercial building and follows a grid structure. The biggest challenge was the constraint of space due to it's prime location. The design responds to the immediate context which include residential areas and commercial buildings.
The project that follows the ideology of tiny living is located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. The design is done for a plotting scheme and has two different unit options. The Contemporary Cottage is an amalgamation of traditional and modern architecture, with the design being inspired from the Bhunga houses of Kutch.
Open land, cool breeze, dense greens and a small cup of hot coffee is all one can visualize when they think of the Urban Rural House. 12A is a weekend home which the clients also wish to use as their first home in the coming years. The design focuses on bringing in the materials used in traditional architecture like the Dhangadhra stone, mud plaster, terracotta tiles and mangalore tiles and effectively translate them to achieve a fusion of an urban rural concept. The design brings in the concept of sustainability through the use of filler slabs, use of bamboo in the construction of the plinth, use of rat trap brick bond for trapping of heat and maximising the use of natural materials in the interior elements.
Ashirvad Foundation House
Status: Completed Scope: Interior Design
AFH is a NGO that caters to thousands of patients every year. The center was designed as a one-stop solution for all medical services.