Intended as a home for a traditional Gujarati business family, the house is an attempt to accommodate the cultural norms of the family within the context of modern urban living. The clients brief was to have a home completely based on Vastu principles, yet be functional & easy to maintain. Therefore, the planning distributes the activity pattern in a way which makes it most convenient to manage formal and informal spaces that are on different levels.
Right from the beginning, architecture, services, interior and decor planning were overlapped with an intention for creating holistic environment. The chief discerning aspect of the architectural planning is the play of exposed brick and concrete which not only are the fundamental building blocks but have a distinctive aesthetic appeal as well.
All the individual interior volumes are in sync with the strong architectural statement, making the theme an honest expression of materials itself. At the entrance foyer the exposed concrete gateway is complimented by a contrasting traditional partition. The formal space has a 25 ft high space that is overlooked by living room; both interiors and exteriors
symbolically complement each other as a unifying experience. The first floor however acts as the hub of the house where the kitchen, dining and family spaces impeccably merges. The second level consists of all the bedrooms spilling over into an open space which retains both vitality and a dynamic quality with the charm of a relaxing space dissolving the boundaries between the interiors and exteriors.
Every furniture piece acts as an eccentric and playful art element floating within the space justifying the function and vibes. Each and every element are tailor-made, which ensures artistic and ambient harmony as we believe, “Aesthetical decisions are simultaneously ethical decisions and design gains its power from being replete with ethical meaning.”
Name: Panchal’s House
Co-founder, Kunal & Deepali Associates, Ahmedabad
Currently the Principal Architect at KDA, Deepali Meni has successfully led several Architecture and Interior Design projects, leaving a mark in high-end residential and office interiors. She believes that designs are impressions for life and so her attempt is to create an environment that is rich in ergonomic comfort having beautifully crafted details.
She won the Shared Runner Up Award in the Excellence–Residential (Above 3000 sq ft)-Interior Design Category in WADE ASIA 2019.
*Winning Project: Excellence–Residential (Above 3000 sq ft)-Interior Design