Client

individual

Date

feb 2018

Category

residential

An old bungalow in a new part of the city of Ahmedabad with frivolously disproportionate rooms was to be refurbished for an eight person family with a diverse set of ideas about the environment they wish to live in. With an above average socially engaging lifestyle and diverse set of requirements, challenge was to bind the house under one concept as well as retain the individuality of each space. A set of five colors and five concepts were identified under traditional Indian décor, since modern lifestyle of the Gujarati Vaishnav family is very much culturally rooted and traditional values intact.

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Band of color: A band till sill of the house that calibrates the heights of different systems like furniture, lighting, curtains, circulation, etc., runs in the entire house with different color for different rooms. Ocher yellow band - that runs in all living spaces - accommodates a three side sofa designed with metal and foam.

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Patterns: Traditional checkered pattern in walls of kitchen and fabrics bring a vibrancy where ladies of the house will be spending time cooking day meals.

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Use of fabrics: Lounge areas on each floor has a set of chair and coffee table as an extension of bedrooms. Surfaces of shutters in various storage units are cladded with Indian patterned fabrics and lacquered to make it a hard glossy face.

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master bedroom

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Antiques: Antique ceramic picture lamps becoming classic elements of décor

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master bathroom

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vermilion balcony

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Furniture profile: Double band steel frame with tapered legs become a ubiquitous support frame type for for tables, chairs, sofa, etc. making the furniture feel light at the base and provides a strong structure. One of the five concepts incorporated.

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Band of color accommodating corner doors

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window seating

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dressing area

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contrasting blue mosiac in bathroom

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fabric sandwiched in glass shutters of a wardrobe is more than just a layer of translucency - Association between what one wears with where one stores

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colorful terrace