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House design of a bungalow in Ahmedabad by Urban Sense Architects

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

Budget: 47,00,000

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.

Bungalow design: a muted living room in white, grey and black. A simple geometrical  center table sits at the centre anchored by a floor rug with geometrical patterns on it.
A muted living room in white, grey and black. A simple geometrical center table sits at the centre anchored by a floor rug with geometrical patterns on it.

Bungalow design:  the wooden and metal divider with straight lines creating an abstract pattern breaks the line of vision between the living and dining.
The wooden and metal divider with straight lines creating an abstract pattern breaks the line of vision between the living and dining.
Bungalow design: Flooring, the TV unit and its backdrop all reinforce the symmetrical pattern of lines.
Flooring, the TV unit and its backdrop all reinforce the symmetrical pattern of lines.
Bungalow design; the onyx topped dining table plays along with the warmth of wood and golden furnishings.
The onyx topped dining table plays along with the warmth of wood and golden furnishings.

Bedrooms

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.

Bungalow design: a mirrored sliding shutter wardrobe gives thee room an illusion of a larger space. Yellow and teal are playful colors for the kids room.  A vibrant orange tripod lamp (not seen here) and a   printed bright roman curtain makes the kids room lively.
A mirrored sliding shutter wardrobe gives the kids’ bed room an illusion of a larger space. Yellow and teal are playful colors apt for this room.
Bungalow design: a vibrant orange tripod lamp and a printed bright roman curtain makes the kids room lively.
A vibrant orange tripod lamp and a printed bright roman curtain makes the kids room lively.
Bungalow design: The textured wall in parents' bedroom is Teodorico  from Asian Paints
The textured wall in parents’ bedroom is Teodorico from Asian Paints

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.

Bungalow design: the head board is grandiose with gold figure of a King (more like a Pharoah) embossed on  black Italian marble. The mirror is infused with warm concealed lights.
The head board is grand with gold figure of a King (more like a Pharaoh) embossed on black Italian marble. The mirror is infused with warm concealed lights.
Bungalow design: the curtains were custom made using block prints of a spade in metallic shade.  The accent wall uses the Archi Concrete concept from Asian Paints.
The curtains were custom made using block prints of a spade in metallic shade. The accent wall uses the Archi Concrete concept from Asian Paints.

Product Sources:

Lights: Corvi and customized designer lights

Paints: Asian Paints Royale aspira

Furnishings: customized

Sofas: customized

Dining table: customized

Flooring tiles: Asian granito ltd.


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