Project Details: Vadodara, 2014
Built up Area: 2814 Sqft
Small plot and site constraints sometimes give a better opportunity to design something perplexing. This venture was one such that we got a chance to work on with long list of requirements and smallish site. Seated in a corner, this plot had two sides abutting the road. Making the best of this, we put in ideas like double height spaces for vertical connections and cut-outs & openings to connect with the outside. Spreading along vertical divisions, the house got detailed out in a G+2 structure.
Simply put, the planning was focused on easy circulation and making sure, each surface allows in sufficient light and sir. Dramatic elements like pergolas, skylights and verandas make this small house look very interesting. A cube, pulled and pushed at places, gave a bold yet humble piece of architecture with the outside clad with kotah stone, delicately interspersing into the interior.
As, the name suggests, the use of kotah stone is done maximally. One can see how this down-to-earth material is magically put at various places in vivid finishes. The functional spaces are planned on the ground and first floor while the entertainment room is placed on the second floor with semi-covered pergolas and terrace garden adding to the design values.