Weekend homes | Lewis & Hickey India Pvt. Ltd.
Kalptaru Properties approached L&H to design a neighbourhood of holiday homes, on the outskirts of Rajkot, Gujarat, where they could offer an aspirational lifestyle with contemporary built spaces subtly integrating local cultural references and traditional space-use concepts.
In ‘Elysium’, the tranquil and calm energy of simple and flexible ‘zen’ spaces is balanced with the vibrancy of traditional spatial elements. The ‘otla’ (sit-out at the entry), Seat-Swing, Verandah and courtyard with gently flowing water add character to an open plan where spaces flow into each other.
The core of the home is a double height dining deck which connects each space internally and extends itself into the garden through the courtyard and pond. The master bedroom connected by a sky-lit bridge at the uppermost level floats over the living room with the effervescent green wall of the adjoining en-suite imparting a mystic diffused glow.
By using only natural rich finishes, the home retains a timelessness and elegance which is echoed in the 100 villas across the neighbourhood.
Sitting by the Nyari river, the site is extensively landscaped and the clubhouse lies at the centre of the development with a mix of activities and vibrant & meditative spaces.
Elysium – Weekend homes
PHOTOS : Bhumil Soochak