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“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…

Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space . On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.   Zaha Hadid This magnificent house spread over 5,600 sq.ft plot of land in Vadodara is home to Hemal Shah and his family. Designed and constructed by KN Associates, the cement-and-brick facade mansion soaring into the sky wraps around its surroundings with a familiar ease. Everything is grand about this home: literally and figuratively. About the project: Who lives here: Mr. Hemal Shah and his family of five Location: Vadodara Year built: 2017 Size: 9,066 sq.ft…

I was magnetically drawn to the turquoise and fuchsia colours in the apartment. This pre-owned apartment that is now home to a small family gets a bright, cheery and refreshing update from Da Namah Design Studio, a Mumbai based interior design firm. There is one strikingly different aspect about this project: colorful furnishings and prints that amazingly perks up one’s mood and a rush of positive energy. Ever so often, you see homes photographed  in neutral shades of white and grey. But, by draping the bed in liberal amounts of neon colours, the house screams Indian and I’m sure you’ll…

“Your home should tell the story of what you are and be a collection of what you have”. This 1-BHK apartment in Surat is a living example of this. The compact, functional and no-frills home with subtle hints of the Tamizh culture has been designed by Grishma Desai of Align Design Studio for Mr. Rammnaath’s parents. He wanted his elderly parents, in their mid-70s now, to be closer to him and this house is a result of that. About the project Who lives here: a retired elderly Tamil couple in their mid-70s who relocated from Chennai Location: Bhatar , Surat ,…

If you are used to the minimalist vibe of most homes featured here,  then this one is going to make your head dizzy.  But, be forewarned, that if you are a true maximalist, you are going to love it for its vibrant colors, saturated patterns, look-at-me tiles, textured walls, floral prints, and make-you-blush bathroom. It’s a busy home designed for a dynamic couple in Mumbai with an enviable social life. The apartment has been designed by Vista Architects. About the project: Who lives here: a  couple with their 16 year old son & two dogs. Location: Upper Worli, Mumbai Year…