Nestled in Ambli, Ahmedabad, this residential house designed by Gauri Satam and Tejesh Patil of unTAG Architecture & Interiors is peppered with hues of a tropical rainforest. Aptly named, '1604, A Tropical Paradise', the house is a carnival of colours, textures and patterns. Spread over a large area of 1800 sq.ft., the apartment is an extension to an existing residential apartment and comprises an entertainment-cum workspace with a lavish home lounge, a home office and two guest bedrooms. Designers shared more details about this delightful and colourful home with SURFACES REPORTER (SR). Have a look:
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The distinct elements of the apartment pop against the earthy tones, while tropical hues bring in a tasteful, natural essence. Further, the addition of green plants fills the home with positive energy and rejuvenates the people who occupy it.
Emerald Greens and Teak Wood in the Entertainment Lounge
The voluminous entertainment lounge personifies a tropical rainforest, with hues of emerald greens and teak wood, giving a notion of a dark yet comforting space, perfectly suited for enjoying a movie on a widescreen alongside family and friends, alongside a glass of wine.
The lounge has been broken down into two sets of seatings, one crafted as an ambiance for an audio-visual space, with acoustic considerations, while the other one as a low casual seating, neighboring the adjacent bar.
The bar, otherwise a hidden cavern, unnoticed, unfolds itself, while entertaining friends, reflecting the entire space through its mirrored panels.
Vintage Home Office
This home extension also meets the emerging inevitable need of a home office, which the client has been thoroughly using in these testing ‘work from home’ times.
The vintage ambiance, primarily in salvaged teak wood panels duly complemented by hints of beige through lime plastered walls, with crisp furniture selections recreates the old-school genre of office space of the 1970s.
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Mint Green and Celestial Blue in Guest Bedrooms
While the two guest bedrooms, with hues of mint green and celestial blue respectively, create their own little minimalistic havens, their overall aesthetics ties up with the overall home essence.
The powder room, a pompous lil cave of fuschia, with black and white chevron floor transcends one into another parallel world temporarily.
The overall home aesthetics aims at crafting a biophilic indoor space, through the act of destressing, rejuvenating the inhabitants via a metaphorical visual connect with nature through various creative interpretations of mother nature.
Project Name: 1604, A Tropical Paradise
Architecture Firm: unTAG Architecture & Interiors
Location: Ambli, Ahmedabad, India
Typology: Residential Apartment Interiors
Designing Team: Gauri Satam, Tejesh Patil
Photography credits: Ira Gosalia, Photographix India
Contractor: Jay Shree Ambe Interiors, ManojPrajapati Finishes
Project Manager: Krunal Panchal
Project Area: 1800 sq.ft.
Project timeline: October 2019 - November 2020
Limocoat Wall finishes
Squarefoot Wooden Flooring
Hybec Lights, The White Teak
Loose Furniture: Poltrona Frau, Blue Loft, Alankaram, Fleck, N-Square, Pepperfry, Indecrafts, Rug Republic, The Threads Curtains & Blinds, Yours Concretely, Ikea, Nicobar, Mora Taara
Artwork: Studio Arpora Goa, JJ Brothers, Tesoro, Bhavika Mehta, RonakSoni, Pyaarnation, Cyahi, Pepperfry, Thedecorremedy.
About the Firm
unTAG is a unison of two contrasting personalities, Gauri Satam and Tejesh Patil, architecture graduates from Sir JJ COA Mumbai, who have come together to craft a Mumbai based interdisciplinary design studio since 2015. The studio strongly adheres to climatic sensibility, contextual rooting, spatial functionality, material sensitivity and economic viability as their core values. unTAG has effectively accomplished cost effective, environmentally conscious residential, institutional and hospitality projects pan-India, while having participated and won some international competitions too. The studio has also received some prestigious design awards like IAB’s Young Designers Award, Trends Sustainability Award for their overly simple, sustainable and cost-effective work.
Gauri Satam and Tejesh Patil, Founding Principals, unTAG Architecture & Interiors
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