This thoughtfully crafted residence boasts four spacious bedrooms, a comfortable living area, a well-appointed dining space, a functional kitchen, and a traditional otta space. Welcome to a meticulously designed house that caters to a joint family while embracing the principles of Vastu Shastra. With a keen focus on the segregation of functions, each floor of the house is intelligently planned to provide privacy and convenience to every member of the family.
A Meticulously Designed House that Caters to a Joint Family while Embracing the Principles of Vastu Shastra | Maanchitra
Editor’s note : In this modern residence, the blending of two contrasting styles is skillfully executed, adhering to the principles of Vastu. The exterior boasts captivating elements such as the striking angled brick stanchion and the graceful curved, arched columns. While the inclusion of the Red Man holds good intentions, it appears somewhat out of place in the overall context of the house. Inside, the interiors are thoughtfully designed, prioritizing both balance and functionality. The presence of a tiny balcony opening to the double-heightened volume adds a delightful intimicy to the space. ~ Venessa Thomas (Co-Editor)
What sets this dwelling apart is its material palette, carefully curated to evoke a sense of rawness and traditionality. The use of natural materials such as wood, stone, and earthy textures creates a warm and grounded ambiance, seamlessly blending modern living with a touch of heritage. This house harmoniously combines Vastu principles, spaciousness, and a traditional material palette, offering an inviting and culturally rooted living experience for the joint family.
The designed house is a true masterpiece that harmoniously blends with its contextual surroundings. With three sides covered, the house retains a sense of privacy and security, while the southern facade opens up to embrace natural elements. The double-height living room stands as a majestic anchor within the house, commanding attention with its grandeur and open design. It, showcases double-height brick fins ingeniously positioned at an angle. Serving as both sun cutters and an elevational treatment, these fins create a captivating visual impact while effectively filtering the sun’s rays, allowing only the soothing morning light to permeate the interiors.
As one stands in the living room, they are greeted by the serene presence of the pooja room, which serves as a spiritual haven. The graceful staircase, with its elegant flowing curves, becomes a sculptural centerpiece that effortlessly connects the different levels of the house. Additionally, the inclusion of a well-placed light shaft in the north-eastern corner above the pooja (prayer) area and dining space ensures an abundance of natural light and optimal ventilation. This meticulously designed house exemplifies a perfect balance between context, functionality, and aesthetics, offering a sanctuary that seamlessly integrates with its environment.
The Otta space of the house is a carefully crafted area that seamlessly blends the indoors with the outdoors, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. This space is thoughtfully designed and positioned to foster a sense of community, where neighbors can come together and engage in casual conversations and laughter. Adorned with traditional elements, such as a beautifully crafted wooden bench and inlay work in flooring depicting local folklore, it exudes a touch of tradition that evokes a sense of heritage and belonging.
In the architectural composition, an abstract ‘Red Man’ emerges as a captivating focal point, strategically placed to amplify the significance of the entire elevation. This striking figure, devoid of realistic features, commands attention with its vibrant red hue. Perched upon the jutting out mass, the red man imparts a sense of dynamic energy, drawing the observer’s gaze towards the mass. Through its enigmatic allure, this abstract embodiment of humanity becomes a powerful tool for emphasis, transforming the architectural composition into a captivating and engaging work of art.
Designed by: Maanchitra
Project Type: Residential Architecture & Interior Design
Project Name: Red Man’s House
Location: Vadodara, Gujarat
Year Built: 2022
Duration of the project: 3 years
Plot Area: 2000 Sq.ft
Built-up Area: 3820 Sq.ft
Project Size (in sq. ft.): 2980 Sq.ft
Project Cost: 1.5 Cr
Principal Architects: Ar. Milan Patel & Ar. Dutt Patel
Photograph Courtesy: Umang Shah
Civil & Contractors: Sunil Patel
Structure Engineers: Dr. Dinesh Shah
Products & Materials: Finishes: Exposed Concrete Finish | Wallcovering / Cladding: Exposed Brick Cladding | Construction Materials: onventional Brick and Cement| Lighting: Corvi Lightings | Flooring: Natural Kota Stone | Hardware: Tunes Hardware Fitings
Firm’s Instagram Link: Maanchitra
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