Kajal Villa; Ahmedabad
Fundamentally a residence for four brothers but for us it was more of a canvas for experimentation. The crux of the design was the paramount challenge of having an identical canvas and retaining a common language as well as keeping the identities of individual families. To turn this setback into a triumph we create a material pallet which would be chiseled out to accentuate harmony and calmness in each family.
The design is a juxtaposition of wood, concrete, marble and brass harnessed differently to create various highlighting elements throughout yet pondering a sense of control. As a result, the space has a tranquilizing experience due to the predominance of the muted tones. Accent items are places throughout the house to break the monotony of the rooms.
A notion of asymmetry adds on to the overall character and gives it a peculiar identity, thus changing the dynamics of the material pallet. Special focus was on various details, especially on the main door which is not only one of the most prominent highlights of the house but also suitably utilitarian to the client. Combination of textures of fabrics like soft cotton, linen and leather with metal, concrete and wood create a dialogue within the space with their elegance and personalities.
Site: 4650 m2 (50,000 ft2)
Bunglow (Built Up): 715 m2 (7700 ft2) Each
No of Bunglows: 4