3 houses in Ahmedabad inspired by the nuances of nature
1. A house in Ahmedabad designed in red brick and concrete, by Matharoo Associates
Hand over the red brick, concrete and kadapa to the architects working at Matharoo Associates and you know it will find a unique expression. Because what emerges at the other end of the field as a result of his very malleable and mutable vision is a house that looks like an elegant casa. Just like this house on the outskirts of the bustling bustling city of Ahmedabad. On a 10,300 square foot lot, the home occupies an area of 3,600 square feet, is wrapped in lush landscaping, and ends with a well-designed shaded veranda at the back. The home’s design and open plan hinge on this low-slung pavilion – at a height of approximately 6.9 feet – which dictates the flow of rooms inside, in addition to maneuvering the outer expanse, grouping the space together. exterior in the overall design. Within the gated community, this home hits all the right notes of understated luxury, making it a solid case for keeping things simple. Aimed at a socializing-loving elderly couple, it was “a perfect setting for a peaceful retreat without being far from the heart of the business,” explains the main architect of the Komal Matharoo project. And the house, as the architect had planned it, became this space that allowed both engagement and peaceful solitude.
2. An interior-exterior courtyard house, by Modo Designs
In a dense neighborhood with surrounding concrete forms, this house breaks with the traditional residential archetype, offering in its place a new half-interior, half-exterior experience. “The clients – a couple and their two daughters – wanted an open and airy layout, with all bedrooms facing the rear garden. We started by mapping the existing trees on the site and developed arrangements that would remain faithful to them. The house is dotted with several open-air courtyards that blend seamlessly into the internal spaces, ”says Arpan Shah, founder and principal architect of Modo Designs. The house takes on a curiously monolithic avatar, with the entire built form made out of exposed concrete. The front bay is single storey, while the vertical mass rests on the rear bay. Made of glass, the common areas along the lower level seamlessly connect with the outdoors, while the bedrooms feature louvers and wood panels that provide both an extra layer of privacy and insulation from the outside. the merciless heat of Ahmedabad. “Wooden screens go a long way in making the home safer. They also complement the exposed cement pit, ”explains Shah. The essence of the house is its openness; the boundaries between interior and exterior gradually blur and create a dynamic dialogue with nature. Besides Shah, the project team also consisted of architects Sandeep Biswas and Kankshita Pandit, and interior designer Anarr Gunjaria.
3. An apartment bathed in nuances of spring, designed by ADHWA-architecture
Located in the district of Vastrapur, in central Ahmedabad, this 4BHK residence is every owner’s dream come true: the site is surrounded by trees and green spaces, but remains easily accessible and well connected to public transport. , at the largest shopping center in the city and at Vastrapur Lake. Located on the second floor of a chic seven-story building, the owners – a young family – commissioned Dhwanil Patel and Ankita Jain from ADHWA-architecture to design the space, as they had worked with them a few times before. The architects knew the site from its initial construction. “We saw every corner of this brand new apartment under construction, and therefore planned for lighting, electrical and civil works from the start,” Jain explains. Customers also avoided many modern and popular design pitfalls such as false ceilings, siding or conventional wall panels, which made it easier for the design team. “The client brief demanded a minimalist and contemporary house, with simple shapes magnified by abundant natural light. As we had worked with the client earlier, it was easier to communicate and choose a common design language of soft hues and clean lines, ”says Patel.