Home to a family of three generations, an elegant silver gray rules the colour palette of this Ahmedabad bungalow designed by Urban Sense Architects. There are other striking aspects, too, such as brass inlays, larger-than-life art, and the master bed room designed on a deck of cards.
Yes, it has art so big that your eyes will be fixated on it for a while trying to absorb what it is before letting your gaze wander again. Don’t believe me? Then, you’ve got to scroll down to see yourself.
About the project:
Who lives here: Mr. Dhaval Patel & his family, his elder brother and his family, and his parents.
Location: Naroda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Year built: 2017
Size: 2,700 sq.ft bungalow with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms
Designed by: URBAN SENSE ARCHITECTS
Photograph courtesy for the images: Ishita Sitwala
The bungalow is a G+2 structure with the living, dining, kitchen and one bedroom on the ground floor, two bed rooms opening to a lounge on the first floor and one bedroom and a small bar connected to the terrace on the second floor.
Living + Dining
The architect says,
The client did not give us any brief. We were given the freedom to design. But, with freedom comes great responsibility. We proposed a neutral toned home with the bedroom design based on a deck of cards that truly fascinated them.
Are gallery walls passe or are they overdone like any trend? I’m going through what I coin as gallery fatigue – tired of seeing a cluster of assorted plates, frames or typography dotting the living room walls in no particular order (well, let’s just hope the fatigue is temporary). Now, this bungalow creates a BIG visual impact with a larger-than-life single piece of art in the bed rooms be it as headboard or a printed curtain – it’s all an expression of art.
The master bedroom is designed on the theme of playing cards. You will find subtle references to the spade on the curtains, king on the head board and such. It has a royal look thanks to the liberal usage of gilded shades.
Elaborating on the use of brass in this room, the architect says
Brass has played an important role in the aesthetics of this habitat. Like the doors were given a classic touch with brass buttons. Similarly, the knobs and handles of the drawers & wardrobes were designed from brass with a particular shape of spade. Even the legs of the bed & tables were of 3D spade shape. A clean installation of illustrated King on the marble back wall was also a big dare for us.
Lights: Corvi and customized designer lights
Paints: Asian Paints Royale aspira
Dining table: customized
Flooring tiles: Asian granito ltd.