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That deep rich cobalt blue in the dining room caught my fancy enough to explore the rest of this modest 1,120 sq.ft apartment in Ahmedabad. Designed for a small family of three by Ignitus Architectural Studio, this 3-BHK apartment makes up for the minimal spatial footprint through clever layout and design. The family wanted a home that combines the simplicity of everyday living with luxury elements. Now, that pretty much sums up what most of us aspire in our homes! About the project: Who lives here: a couple and their son with parents often visiting Location: Saheli Sanidhya Apartment Scheme,…

A globe-trotting, young business couple assigned the task of designing a functional, contemporary home to Inceppt Design Studio. Instead of restricting themselves to a single theme, the well-traveled couple wanted the home to be a blend of several styles with each room reflecting the aesthetic preferences of its occupant, and reminiscent of their travels. About the project: Who lives here: Location: Parkland , Vapi Year built: 2018-2019 Size: 6000 sq feet Type: Residence with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms Designed by: INCEPPT – THE DESIGN STUDIO , SURATAR Kunal Engineer, ID Pinal Engineer, ID Devang Kuperkar, AR Urmi Panchal Image courtesy: Nikhil Patel Budget: 1.35 crores. The couple travel extensively for work around the globe and wanted a simple, modern,…

The terrace of any house provides unlimited opportunities; a blank canvas with extra square footage open to nature that you can give any shape  you want based on its intended purpose. From a spa on the terrace to a home office and den for the boys, I have seen many amazing transformations over the years. But, this one is a sophisticated and utilitarian transformation of a 1,200 sq.ft terrace in New Delhi for a young entrepreneur couple designed by Studio Wood. About the project: Who lives here: a young entrepreneur couple Location: T9, Green Park Extension, New Delhi, India Total…

It’s not often you see a peacock sauntering into your home, totally at ease with the surroundings. A creature of habit, perhaps, for this home has stood on this ground in Ahmedabad for many years. Architecture firm UA Lab were engaged to renovate the home to make more room internally for the family and give the entire interiors a face lift. As cliched as it may sound, when space is tight, you think out of the box and that’s exactly what the architects did. Literally and figuratively! They renovated the existing structure without compromising the open spaces to give it…

“An architect’s responsibility is to understand what clients want and giving it form in a way they would not be able to imagine themselves. ” interpretation of what Louis Kahn said once.  And that ability to imagine, I believe separates an architect from the rest of us.  This Mumbai apartment designed by Sejal Shah of Studio Kreate takes the form of a unified, well-tailored and timeless design that the owners had yearned for in their home. A perfect blend of contemporary without being too cold, it could pass off as an advertorial for anything from a real wood herringbone floor and Chenille…

Officially named Sparsh, this 4,789 sq.ft villa cloaked in turquoise colour has been designed by ACE Associates as a show home for CJ Realty in Nadiad, Gujarat. The modern architectural facade of the home belies the traditional interiors that awaits prospective buyers inside. Designed and built with the clarity of luring future residents, one can safely say the goal for a traditional Indian style house has been fulfilled. Project Details Location: Nadiad, Gujarat Size: 4,789 sq.ft Type:  Indian style house comprising 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms on two levels Year built: 2019 Designed by: ACE ASSOCIATES for CJ Realty Image…

This 2,400 sq.ft home in Ahmedabad designed by Ghoricha Associates is a stunning example of how to decorate with modern & abstract art; one where the walls come alive with splashes of vivid colors and soft furnishings to match the artwork. This bungalow spanning three levels is home to three generations. Project Details Who lives here: Mr. RajeshBhai Patel, his wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law and parents. Location: Motera, Ahmedabad Year built: 2019 Size: 2442.21 sq.ft.  Type: house with 4 bedrooms and attached bathrooms. Designed by: Ghoricha Associates Photograph courtesy for the images: Inclined Studio (Maulik Patel) The main brief from the client…

Seen from the curb, this unassuming modern residence sitting at the intersection of two busy thoroughfares in Vadodara, appears as a cluster of concrete cubes. The 5,000 sq.ft bungalow, named “Nirat” which literally means satisfied, has been designed by Usine Studio for a business family. Contentment is a state we all, as humans, aspire to attain irrespective of our social status.  Free of clutter and irrelevant frills, the house has set a good foundation to foster the feelings of inner peace and fulfillment. Project Details: Who lives here: a businessman and his family Location: Vadodara Built-up Area: 5000 Sq. Ft. Type:…

Tathastu, a word of Sanskrit origin often heard in mythological series to grant a wish, literally means “so be it”. This concrete-and-red brick facade mansion in Nadiad, Gujarat is the family home of Subhash Shah, a civil engineer by profession. Designed by ACE  Associates, the simplistic facade belies the tastefully-decorated sprawling house inside. If you are wondering what the surprise bedroom element is, you will have to scroll down to see what fancies you! About the project: Name: Tathasthu Who lives here: Mr. Subhash Shah , his wife and two teenage daughters Location: Nadiad, Gujarat Year built: 2019 Size: 5,378 sq.ft…

When you do quality work, execute professionally and deliver on time, there will be no dearth of work.  This is particularly true for interior designers and architects. And commendable work, seldom escapes unnoticed.  This is true in the case of H+J Studio who have executed seven projects in Ratnaakar Beaumonde, an ultra-luxury apartment in Ahmedabad. This apartment is their eighth project.  But, it also presents a strange conundrum.  When you design interiors for many apartments in the same community,  there is an invisible pressure to push the envelope and create a unique design. Often, with no drastic changes in layouts…