Open Plan House | Modo Designs
This weekend house meant as a gathering and retreat place for a Gujarati family is located in the western locality of Ahmedabad. The design brief given was to develop the place more like a small resort. Keeping the essential brief in mind, the house is designed as two blocks separated by open to sky green space. The idea was to allow natural elements into these blocks and engage the user with these elements. The front block has the living, dining and verandah spaces which are more public in nature and are interpreted by a glass pavilion. The rear block houses the private bedroom spaces and kitchen and hence more stark and introverted in expression. A sense of openness and flow prevails towards the garden side.
The open plan house is intended to be informal in nature eliminating false ceiling in internal spaces and keeping exposed RCC slabs. The flooring in living and bedroom spaces is river washed Indian granite while all toilet has natural granite, slate and marble. The external walls have Indian granite cladding in certain portions and stone granule plaster. The internal walls explore direct paint without putty to have characteristic rustic look. The concern of using the waste is also explored in couple of toilets where granite waste is used to create random patterns.
Architects: MODO Designs
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Architect in Charge: Arpan Shah
Area : 3600.0 m2
Photographs: Radhika Pandit