• The Beautifully Designed Central Court Is The Soul Of The Monolithic House | Modo Designs

    Editor’s Note: Immersed in an artful epiphany, The Monolithic House is a framed cluster maintaining a thin line between outside and inside. Projected concrete and wooden slabs provoke a sense of subtle nuances. The linear courtyard binds the house together in its generosity, displaying intuitive details along the way. The house has surfaces that one would want to experience in person. ~ Nishal Sevak(Co-Editor)

    The site is on the outskirts of Ahmedabad with farm lands around. The brief given by the owner was to design a house that would have open spaces within and a greener patch on the outside. The proposed design is a central courtyard house with spaces around it and interspersed by open to sky spaces to connect the central court to the peripheral open spaces. The beautifully designed central court is the soul of The Monolithic House having a sitting deck and bit of plantations surrounded by loose brown mandana kapci. The court has remote operated fabricated roof which is mostly kept open during the day for natural light and ventilation.

    The Beautifully Designed Central Court Is The Soul Of The Monolithic House | Modo Designs

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    One enters through arrival court into a vestibule which is fused with passage to lead to other spaces. On the left of vestibule is the pooja space that open into the east garden, while adjoining this space is the drawing area and living area.

    Both these space open into a verandah which connects to the east garden. To the right of vestibule one can go to the kitchen in south east part, adjoining it on west is the dining which open into a small outdoor space.

    The stair to the first floor sits adjoining the dining space while the south wing holds the grand parents bedroom on south west and parents room on south east which over looks the east garden.

    The upper floor houses bedroom for the 2 son’s bedroom which spill into terrace and overlooking the east garden. Further it has 1 guest bedroom and 1 kids room. All tied through a semi open passage over looking the central courtyard.

    The house has a monolithic feel, with concrete structure and cement finished walls and kotah stone flooring. Wood complements the concrete through wood ceiling, wall paneling and reclaimed wood door windows.

    Fact File

    Designed by: Modo Designs

    Project Type: Residential Architecture Design

    Project Name: The Monolithic House

    Location: Rancharda, Ahmedabad

    Year Built: 2023

    Project Size: 11025 Sq.ft

    Principal Architect: Arpan Shah

    Design Credits: Ahana Shah

    Photograph Courtesy: PHX India

    Landscape Designer: Dragonfly Farm

    Interior Designer: Studio Pvdrs

    Firm’s Website Link: Modo Designs

    Firm’s Instagram Link: Modo Designs

    Firm’s Facebook Link: Modo Designs

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