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Humble abode named after a cottage in Dandaka Forest built by Lord Rama | RSAA Studio

‘कुटीरम्’ in Sanskrit is a humble abode named after a cottage in Dandaka forest built by Lord Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita. It means “a house made of bamboo, leaves and straws.”

Humble abode named after a cottage in Dandaka Forest built by Lord Rama | RSAA Studio

humble abode

Set in the dense old part of the city in Gurugram, the 26 x 60’ space embraces a design philosophy that integrates contemporary aesthetics with elements derived from the natural world.

humble abode

It is of no surprise the studio tried to incorporate all these elements in the interior design. Thanks to the artistic brief by the client’s daughters!

humble abode

The furniture, doors, in-house temple and television units have elements of rattan and bamboo thus serving the objective & giving a new character to the neighbourhood.

The vision was a modern geometrical façade building with evergreen materials. With the stone in the facades, you are welcomed in by an airy space where large windows invite abundant natural light, seamlessly connecting the interior with the surrounding environment.

humble abode

humble abode

The third floor is adorned with warm-toned wood providing earthy foundation for the entire space. The optimum use of lighting in every geometry gives a subtle touch of royale.

humble abode

With the mixed intent of simplicity & elegance, the walls feature a combination of neutral tones and organic textures creating a harmonious blend of modernity and nature.

humble abode

The color palette takes inspiration from nature, with earthy tones such as soft greens, warm yellows, and calming greys dominating the interior. The façade is modern yet transparent that maintains privacy.

humble abode

humble abode

Playing with contrast in terms of materials turned out to be dynamic. Marbles and Italian stones created a chic blend of panelling.

humble abode

humble abode

humble abode

The pastel energies and natural wallpapers in the bedrooms furthermore give a futuristic palette to the space. Keeping the design vocabulary same with change in materials gives an organic twist to the schemes overall.

The focal point of the third floor might be the swing & bar, it’s a fun zone with fluted glass elements. The entertainment multiutility floor contrast the theme of cyan and yellows providing an inviting atmosphere for social gatherings.

Throughout the house, indoor plants contribute to a healthier indoor environment hence completing the overall aesthetic.

Fact File

Designed by: RSAA Studio

Project Type: Residential Architecture & Interior Design

Project Name: Melodious Kutiram

Location: 287, Gauba Residence, Sector 7, Gurugram

Year Built: 2023

Duration of the project: 2 Years

Project Size: 4680 Sq.ft

Principal Architect: Ar. Rohit Sikri

Team Design Credits: Neha Thakur

Collaborators: House of Ikari & Fibertex India

Structural engineer: Jitender Puri Associates

Landscape: Rohit Sikri

Lighting: MAD Lighting

Material: Concrete, Brick, Stone, Metal

Photograph Courtesy: Inclined Studio

Firm’s Instagram Link: RSAA Studio

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