• Minimal Living and Sustainable Dwelling | Dipen Gada & Associates

    A daily mundane activity of crumpling paper waste and disposing, became the seed for inspiration in this individualistic façade design. The corten steel ornamental façade is an integration of organically formed creases and a meticulous rice paper cutting method. An engaging take on this façade is its forms, analogous to unwrapping a crumpled piece of paper which narrates uncertainty and exclusivity, of how no 2 wrinkles could be the same, stirring playful sciography inside the home. This visual grammar of the façade also continues in the interiors and makes for a quaint, minimal living. ~Yamini Vaswani

    Minimal Living and Sustainable Dwelling | Dipen Gada & Associates

    Visit: Dipen Gada & Associates


    The front is facing to East in all the 6 houses and we do not want to miss out on the opportunity to play with sunlight. We wanted to create bold statement and so we have decided to play with expose concrete block holding perforated screen which enables to give good privacy to the front bedroom at the same time play of light and ventilation and a sense of minimal living.

    Screen is specially designed to give a crumbles paper feel i.e. every time a paper is crumbled different types of designed are formed and thus through that; design in every house is different. It creates a sciography in the front are and its openable on sliding folding system. The material used is corten steel look a like ACP panel on the metal framing.

    Foyer / Entrance

    Since the houses are very small, foyer is part of living room leading to dining area having shoe unit which serves the purpose as casual sitting also.

    Living Room

    It is cute and comfortable on the East side with the needful sitting and holds nice Indian art in each house. We have kept expose ceiling with precisely designed lights right from beginning.

    Dining and Staircase

    Next to living room is the area holding staircase on S wall with open to sky cut out and unique exposed concrete wall in each house which creates magical impact with its play of sunlight on the wall. In North East corner of dining area we have accommodated nice puja area along with accessories table for dining room.

    We have casted RCC staircase which floats between landing to landing having jodhpur stone as a trade. Dining is in the middle of this area open towards the N wall which gives feeling of extension of dining area. Each dining floor we have tried different yellow kota inlay which looks like “Galicha” underneath each table. All 6 houses have different pattern of “Galicha”.

    First Floor

    First floor we have crafted with 2 bedrooms, 1 in front and 1 in back. In between double heighted lounge space in 3 houses which have 4 bedrooms each and single heighted lounge space in another 3 houses which have 5 bedrooms each.

    Second Floor

    Second floor is having 1 bedroom at the back side and terrace in the front in 3 houses having 4 bedrooms each and 2 bedrooms in each side in another 3 houses having 5 bedrooms each.


    Basement is having home theatre on 1 side and junk room storage on other side with lounge in the middle. Each house having different art embedded in the casting concrete which gives a different character to each house. We have planned home theatre in basement with the partial stone cladding and partial fabric. We have played with bold colors to give a nice vibrant feel and elements of minimal living.


    All the other 3 or 4 bedrooms are designed in front and back, facing to E side in the front and W side in the back. All are compact but with sufficient storage, dressing and toilet space.

    Each bedroom is having a glass balcony on the N wall side which allows them to move out under the sky without compromising on privacy.

    The bedrooms which are facing to E have one more unique character as an openable screen which allows them to have partial vision towards the road side at the same time giving them good privacy from the road vision. Thus, they can open up the screen as and when required to enhance the light and view. The sciography which comes out of the screen gives goose bumps when it falls from different angles.

    The screen is designed with a lot of trial and error to achieve a look of crumbled paper which changes in each of the house to create a feature in the elevation. This gives a beautiful sciography in the morning hours which keeps changing with sun travelling from East to West. This gives an energy with a twist in each of front room. Also gives a good reflection in mirror finished kota stone adopted in entire house.


    We have tried to give justice to all the houses and environment which gives a warmth of a soulful living by using all the materials as much subtle as possible. Planning is also so simple which gives ease to day to day living and maintenance.

    Ultimately it gives a very cozy feeling which is worth experiencing.

    Fact File

    Designed By: Dipen Gada & Associates

    Typology: Residence Architecture and Design

    Project Name: Sangam Bungalows

    Location: Vadodara, Gujarat

    Year Built: 2021

    Duration: 4 Years

    Plot Size: 1400 sq.ft.

    Principal Architect: Dipen Gada

    Design Team: Nidhi Patel, Shraddha Patel and Prakash Prajapati

    Photography Credits: Tejas Shah Photography

    Consultants for the Project

    Civil: Bharat Mistry

    Landscape Architects: Incredible Gardens

    MEP and HVAC: Akshay, Anil Mistry

    Products and Materials: Lighting: Hybec Pro | Sanitary ware: Jaquar | Windows: High Tec Aluminum | Furniture: Tectona Grandis, A Wooden Story, Urban Living | Flooring: Green Kota, multiple color kota | Kitchen: Dinesh Parmar | Paint: Asian Paints | Artifacts: Fab India, Studio Yamini, Westside

    Firm’s Website Link: Dipen Gada & Associates

    Firm’s Facebook Link: Dipen Gada & Associates

    Firm’s Instagram Link: Dipen Gada & Associates

    For Similar Projects >> Weekend House Situated Within Dense 50 Year Old Chiku Plantation

    Unveiling the Magic of Conceptual Architectural Design

    The conceptual architectural design phase is not merely a preliminary step in the design process; it’s a crucible where ideas are forged into tangible forms. At this stage, architects embark on a conceptual architectural design journey of exploration and innovation, seeking to encapsulate the essence of their vision in a cohesive conceptual framework. This conceptual […]

    Read More

    50 Best Wall Moulding Design Inspirations For Your Interiors

    Wall Moulding Design is a great way to amp up your space and elevate the overall look of your home. There are a wide range of moulding designs that can add a distinct character to your space. Wall moulding design comes from different kinds of materials, such as PVC, plaster, wood, etc. The right choice […]

    Read More

    A Colonial House Nestled Along The Enchanting Thoroughfare Of Ivy Lane | Furbishy

    Welcome to the stately Ivy Lane Estate, a distinguished colonial house nestled along the enchanting thoroughfare of Ivy Lane. This splendid property stands as a testament to the grandeur of a bygone era. A Colonial House Nestled Along The Enchanting Thoroughfare Of Ivy Lane | Furbishy It boasts a symphony of architectural marvels and an […]

    Read More

    TADstories With Ar. Deep Sakhare | Barakhadee Studio

    Ar. Deep Sakhare, the founder of Barakhadee Studio, shares his passion for architecture and design which entwines with the admiration for travelling. Barakhadee Studio is an architectural and interior design studio, founded by Ar. Deep Sakhare in the city of Pune in Maharashtra. The firm focuses on approaching every project with a new perspective and […]

    Read More

    20 Types of Balcony That Redefine Outdoor Spaces

    Different types of balcony, with their ability to extend indoor living spaces into the open air, have become an essential feature of architectural design. Across the globe, architects and designers have embraced different types of balcony as a means to enhance both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of buildings. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve […]

    Read More

    A 2 Story House Design In Pondicherry Stays True To Its Identity | House of Design Stories

    Indie Tales, a 2 story house design in Pondicherry stays true to its identity stands apart with its unparalleled charm amidst a narrow conservative neighborhood. This abode embraces a quiet reflection of modern lifestyle and traditional nuances within a limited budget for an intimate family of 5 across 3 generations. The residence evolves as an […]

    Read More

    This Aesthetic Home Was Designed To Maximize Natural Light And Views | Chrysalis Designs

    Surrounded by lush greenery, this aesthetic home was designed to maximize natural light and outdoor views, resulting in a welcoming and airy atmosphere. Our latest project, ‘The Tranquil Home’ in Ahmedabad, is a stunning 5500 sq. ft bungalow that truly embodies the style and preferences of our client. This Aesthetic Home Was Designed To Maximize […]

    Read More

    This Renovated Triplex House Design Is A Celebration of Light | Yellow Architects

    This renovated triplex house design is a celebration of light. It is within the tranquil confines of the esteemed Maytas Hill County in Hyderabad. This further boasts a sophisticated design characterized by a harmonious blend of neutral materials and earthy hues. The understated elegance of this contemporary triplex house design exudes a sense of minimalism […]

    Read More

    This South East Facing House Is Next To An Old House Of The Client’s Parents | RP Architects

    The site of this south east facing house is next to an old house of the client’s parents. There are few farmlands and plenty of trees – neem and tamarind trees, surrounding the site area. This South East Facing House Is Next To An Old House Of The Client’s Parents | RP Architects Design Strategy […]

    Read More

    TADstories with Ar.Anup Murdia and Ar.Sandeep Jain | Design Inc.

    Ar. Anup Murdia and Ar. Sandeep Jain, the founders of Design Inc. share their journey of embarking architecture with the passion for understanding spaces. Design Inc. is an architectural firm situated in Udaipur, founded by Ar. Anup Murdia and Ar. Sandeep Jain in 2011. The firm believes in creating spaces with overall understanding of certainties […]

    Read More
  • 5 Stylish Ways to use Moroccan Tiles in your Interior

    How a Home Warranty Plan Can Help You Save Money on Home Repairs