The striking appeal of raw materials such as concrete, steel, and architectural glass has created a huge stir in the global design industry. MadhuVilla – the Concrete House – is setting a fresh benchmark for concrete structures. Centrally situated in Vadodara (Gujarat), this 20,040 sq. ft. abode offers both beauty and practicality, adapting perfectly to its surroundings and providing an aura of tranquillity. Here are more details about this stunning project shared with SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
To create a truly unique environment, the project fuses old and new aesthetic elements.
The Perfect Blend of Industrial Chic and Modern Design
The villa uses its large floor plan to showcase its innate characteristics - high ceilings, exposed RCC walls and patterned RCC walls, as well as landscaped gardens. Being in a flood-prone area, the private residence is constructed on a raised plinth that ensures privacy too.
A generous amount of glazing allows natural light to cascade throughout the spatial layout, illuminating unfinished surfaces while creating views of the beautiful green surroundings wherever one sits.
An open grid design pergola offers a dreamy entrance pathway to the villa on the ground floor of the building.
A post-tension structure is used to avoid columns up to 50 feet wide. Upon entering the first floor, there are beautiful steps and landscapes on the sideway that feature distinctive circular cutouts with murals by Avinash Gondaliya.
Awe-Inspiring First Impression: Foyer
When you enter the main door, you will be stunned by the beautiful brass relief and elaborate wooden handles.
The foyer encompasses a huge Ganesha Idol and hand-painted murals by Avinash Gondaliya, with exposed RCC walls in the background and manually done brass inlay in green Kota on the floor - setting the stage right for the big reveal.
Circular Cutouts Stylishly Separates Foyer and Pooja Room
The circular cut-out between Foyer & Pooja's room is a beautiful way to separate the two rooms while still keeping them connected. In addition to a small pooja ghar, a secluded yet eye-catching camouflage in a passage highlights one of the most striking features of this project.
As well as the large image of Goddess Durga, this mandir unit is made of Veneer.
Neutral colours and ambient lighting enhance the modern design aesthetic while maintaining the sanctity of the space.
Muted Shades of Grey, White, and Wood in the Formal Living Room
The formal living room at MadhuVilla is a delightful visual bridge to the courtyard and staircase, featuring muted shades of grey, white and wood. A beautiful sculpture by Avinash Gondaliya is positioned in the courtyard area.
With Green Kota, wooden ceilings and soft tones of grey, this area exudes elegance and cosiness. An attached veranda facilitates the transition from outdoor to indoor space, bringing us closer to nature. The addition of "Aakara" outdoor furniture completes the open-air living experience.
Neutral Colors, Minimal Decor, and Clean Lines in Family Seating
The key to a modern home interior is bringing neutral colours, minimal decor, and clean lines into your home interior.
Designed to maximize comfort and entertainment, this family seating is ideal for families who like to bond over movies and games.
Circular Staircase- Star of the house
When you step into this house, one of the first elements your eyes fall on is the circular staircase of exposed RCC. The passage, with its green Kota flooring and multi-colour Kota patterns, is what adds to the overall charm of the space, tying in perfectly with other exposed RCC details featured throughout the home.
A metal screen between the stair cabin and family seating provides not just a sense of privacy while maintaining an open-air feel but also gives it an instant 'wow' factor due to its beautiful centralized Skylight chandelier by Kaanch – Hemanshi Patwa. Furthermore, simple wooden treads and metal & wooden railings on either side are further enhanced by the said chandelier. Shah. It's as if the staircase is navigating you to a sky of large levitating blue bubbles.
The kitchen in MadhuVilla is designed in a way that makes life easier, comfier, and classier.
With gorgeous countertops, agate grey cabinetry, matt marble finish backsplash, a functional island, and an extending breakfast table off the island, there's a lot to love about this Stainless Steel Modular "Kuche-7" kitchen. The kitchen and dining areas are connected to the backside garden.
Here's an interesting yet simple and minimalistic space that makes your mealtime delicious.
The matt Black stone dining table and white chairs match the green and yellow Kota stone flooring beautifully. The pendant light drops definitively from the wooden ceiling, contrasting with simple accessories.
A spacious en-suite designed to give the clients a feeling of private haven, this master bedroom is an oasis of opulence. The master retreat opens to a veranda with a garden accented by a lush lawn and tall palms.
Wall-size huge window fenestration on two sides, wooden ceiling, Wood & Wicker bed back, and green and yellow patterned Kota floor in place of a rug impeccably and aesthetically bring out the opulence and exuberance of the interior.
A scene-stealing customized portrait art by Avinash Gondaliya on an exposed RCC wall is the highlight of this bedroom. One-of-a-kind through-out cut wooden bed back creates an organic feel in the cool and classy room.
The monotone colour scheme of the room creates a luxurious minimalist cocooning feel. The huge windows of the room open up to the backyard garden.
A calming grey and beige monotone colour scheme wrap around three walls of the room. The wall behind the bed has been designed with patterned RCC walls, which seems like an extension of the grey bedback.
The skylight above the bed headboard adds dimension and completes the casual, lived-in feel of a room. This bedroom windows open up to the backyard garden.
Set as a space to host family and friends, the entertainment arena is designed to manifest much more than just its function. Basic furniture, large windows overlooking the garden, wooden ceiling, and room for ample natural light to come in make this entertainment space look welcoming.
The shade of beige and brown bring warmth to this entertainment room. A perfect blend of fun and peace, this room has ample sitting space to host big gatherings.
The Concrete House epitomizes the inherent charm of raw, unfinished textures, the enhancement of material technology, and a wholesome understanding and execution of transforming a house into a home!
Project Type: Residential
Project Name: Madhuvilla – The Concrete House
Client Name: Mr Manish Patel
Location: Vadodara, Gujarat.
Principal Architect: Ar. Narendra Joshi & Ar. Pritesh Patel
Firm Name: K.N. Associates
Team Design Credits (for Particular Project): Sr. Ar. Vidhi Kapadia, Jr. Ar. Monalisa Sharma, Sr. ID. Vinod Parmar & Jr. ID Nidhi Patel.
Year Built: 2022
Site Area: 20040 sq. ft.
Built-up area: 20270 sq. ft.
Material Palette of the project: Exposed RCC, wood, Kota stone, Brass inlay.
Photography: Tejas Shah
KNA started as an unpretentious firm in 2007, but steered to an unprecedented & exponential success. KNA - Founder Narendra Joshi and Principal Associate Pritesh Patel have made their mark in the city with a distinguished portfolio of projects in architecture, interior, landscape and product design in various scales and typology. Mr. Joshi strongly believes that it’s the process that goes behind a design which is worthy of all the drama.