Summarized in bricks and concrete of our Best Architecture Design Project, this residence sits amid a quiet residential locality of Vadodara. Tucked away from the busy city streets that gives the house a calming ambiance architectural design. It’s a west facing 2300 sq ft plot holding a two storey home in an upscale neighbourhood. The architecture design depicts a clear amalgamation of the modern aesthetics and the feel of earthiness that is expressed by the material – bricks, concrete and accents of wood. The site is blessed with a nice palm tree that enhances the look and feel of the house.
The client had approached with a persuasion to translate his dreams project into work of masonry. He had an outline brief that would require a humongous space of living and dining, peeping alive as it communicates to the floor above.
The house seems an architectural delight defined by clean and bold lines. The street facing west facade is deliberately opaque. The surface design of the facade is a mix of white dani plaster and patterned brick juxtaposed with overhanging window and balcony finished in concrete design like plaster.
The interiors of the entire house are a narrative about its owners. Experimentation with the right stroke of simplistic architecture design creates a beautiful and rhythmic substance inhabitable with comfort and luxury. One is welcomed by a cosy narrow entrance with the traditional Indian style inlay of mother of pearl in kota. A small patch of garden is provided that creates a refreshing entry to the house.
The house opens by into huge living room and seamlessly merging into double volume dining area. The interiors are planned as an open layout yet gives each space it’s own relaxation and feel. The minimal and uncluttered spaces with negligible furniture and huge opening, make the spaces larger. The dining area sits beside the staircase. A huge framed window along the staircase facing the east, brings in natural light that illuminates the dining space. This soft natural light that streams in from that window, never ceases to amaze the users. The minimalist cabinetry and neutral color pallets for the long kitchen have a subtle grace that will never go out of style.
The bedrooms too are kept minimal and spacious. The master bedroom’s furniture is customized in teak veneer with pop of blue color in its bed-back. The visual connectivity from the bed to the balcony at southwest gives a beautiful view of the locality and fills the entire room with light and warm breeze. A small home theatre room has also been provided and is also used as a family room. It is treated entirely in a unique décor. The grey walls and antique wood finish tiles give a rustic look. The huge opening to the balcony is an attempt to visually increase the space. The materials are kept minimal and simple. It is the design of the house, play of brick patterns and spatially luxurious planning, that defines the structure.
Design team: Hiral Shah, Motisinh Chauhan, Divyesh Sonagara
Structural engineer: B.R.Patel & associates
Built up Area: 2400 sq ft
Plot Area: 2300 sq ft
Photography credits: Roma Patel