• The Right Balance Of The Traditional And The Modern Design | D’WELL

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    “Something different, yet simple” is a common client demand when an architect is approached for designing a house. Bull’s eye is what “Frammed Earth House” can be called. A customary Gujarati family of 6 wanted “a new house” in place of their old one when D’well stepped in. Behind this 3950 Sq. Ft house was the driving force to create the right balance of the traditional and the modern design.

    The Right Balance Of The Traditional And The Modern Design | D’WELL

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    This can be vividly reflected in the techniques used, the materials as well as the essences of the old residence which have been delicately retained keeping in mind the sentiments and disposition of the owners who have a modern outlook and yet, are deeply grounded.

    The residence complies with an extensive brief to provide 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, one on each first and second floors along with a kitchen, dining area, puja area and parking on the ground floor.

    The house is surrounded by residences leaving a single facade whose elevation could be exploited, the west. One of the most striking elements in the planning is the strategic use of the well-known yet rarely used sustainable practice of rammed-earth.

    Pergolas extending out from the terrace not only create an interesting sciagraphy at different times of the day, they form a visually perforated barrier for privacy with falling creepers from the terrace.

    Keeping in mind the grounded essence of the project, the cantilevered treading staircase has been finished in wood and has a brass finish railing while the furniture done in smoked teak wood with its dark tones stands out from the beige accented flooring, all of which are comprised of warm tones exuding the earthy feel in interiors too.

    The house layout can be categorised as extroverted; lively common spaces are a regular feature in the house owing to the residents’ amiability and frequent interactions with their neighbourhood. On the other hand, what is integral to the design is the green plug-ins for plentiful air and ventilation. The carefully carved out balconies and features like skylights have been incorporated to accentuate these.


    Designed by : D’WELL

    Project Type : Residential

    Project Name : Frammed earth house

    Location : Surat

    Year Built : 2021

    Duration of project : 2 years

    Project Size : 3950 sq.ft

    Principal Architects : Ar.Jhanvi mehta & Ar. Rakshit Shah

    Team Design Credits : Sefali Balotia

    Photograph Courtesy : The space tracing company

    Products / Materials / Vendors : Sanitaryware : Jaquar / Lighting – Hybec / Lighting -Smartlight / Texture – Superior Décor / Jute artwork – Rogan designs

    Firm’s Instagram Link : D’WELL


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