The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

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The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

High-End Real Estate In India – design by Modo Designs

4 Nov 2018

The Verandah House

Architecture: Modo Designs
Location: Ranchodpura, Outskirts of Ahmedabad, India

The Verandah House

This house is on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on a 4 acre land having dense flora, a lily pond and an existing outhouse having a vernacular typology. The new house was to be a permanent dwelling away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

Earlier the Munshaw Family owned a colonial styled house in a densely populated locality of Ahmedabad and which was build in mid 20 th century.

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The owner’s initial brief for the new house included a preference to avoid a rigid box formation, a mention of life style that was mostly outdoors, and a dwelling that would be a container for collection of artifacts, paintings, Persian rugs, books and ancestral furniture.

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The proposed design weaves and integrates the above concerns. The fluid curvilinear formation is reinterpretation of imagery of old ancestral house and also to reiterate the existing natural formation on the site. The house bends to allow views of the lily pond and simultaneously generates an element of surprise in the experience of interior space.

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The entry verandah, lower and upper verandah that comprises a major part of the house and all these are oriented towards main garden and lily pond. These are 15 feet cantilevered and hovering spaces that fuses with the surrounding landscape. The interior space lavishly opens into these semi open verandah spaces.

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The house is a ground floor structure having the master bedroom and daughter’s room a higher level. The central spine segregates the living, dining, library and master bedroom on the side that has the main garden and lily pond. The rear bay houses the kitchen, mother’s room and daughter’s room. The rear bay is also interspersed with landscaped entry court and central court that relieves this bay and lets natural light within the house. The central spine also is illuminated by sky lights to have a contrast to the dark Kotah floor.

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The house is a fusion of raw character of outdoor spaces and the finesse of the interiors. The exterior material palette is natural jute panels on the curving beam face, Valsadi wood paneling and doors, concrete ceilings, terra cotta colored rough surface and rough Kotah stone flooring. This is further complemented by old renovated wood and cane furniture in the verandah spaces. The interior space in contrast has white walls, polished Kotah stone. The interior space fuses old and customized new furniture along with lots of artifacts, paintings and Persian rugs.

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

The Verandah House – Building Information

Location: Ranchodpura, Outskirts of Ahmedabad, India
Year of Completion: December 2017
Built up are: 6800 sqft
Client: Munshaw Family
Architect: Modo Designs (Design team – Arpan Shah, Deep Bhagat, Khanjan Joshi)
Interior Design: PVDRS
Structural consultants: Amee Associates

Material Specifications:
Flooring- Interior spaces– Polished green kotah stone
Daughter’s Bedroom – Pergo wood flooring
Verandah -River finished green kotah stone
Verandah ceiling – Exposed R.C.C finish
External walls – Heritage rough terra cotta plaster
Internal walls– Dulux Paints
External beam – Tipco jute panels
Wood – Valsadi wood from south Gujarat

Products and Brands
Glass – Saint gobain
Toilet fixtures – Toto & Kohler
Light Fixture – Changi (Indian make)
Switch boards – Legrand (Artier)
Fabrics – Bharat furnishings
Furniture – from ancestral home, customized and couple of chairs from Dee furn
Kitchen appliances – Whirlpool and Siemens

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad

Photography: Bharat Aggarwal / Monika Sathe

The Verandah House in Ahmedabad images / information received 041118


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