The Elemental House / Modo Designs

The Elemental House / Modo Designs

The Elemental House / Modo Designs - Interior Photography, Windows, Brick, Facade, CourtyardThe Elemental House / Modo Designs - Interior Photography, Living Room, Lighting, Beam, ChairThe Elemental House / Modo Designs - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair, Windows, BeamThe Elemental House / Modo Designs - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Garden+ 20

Ahmedabad, India
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The Elemental House / Modo Designs - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Garden
© Bharat Aggarwal

Text description provided by the architects. This house situated in one of the developing parts of north west Ahmedabad is a dwelling place for three generation of a family. The site has linear proportions with an existing neem tree on western part, and the house layout exploits this linearity of the site through a unique organization of three layers of open spaces, the front garden, the central courtyard and the backyard. Essentially the spaces are around the central open courtyard that lets the natural light and ventilation within the spaces and connects the spaces to the natural elements. The central court is open ended on north and is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional enclosed courtyard of Indian dwellings.

The Elemental House / Modo Designs - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair, Windows, Beam
© Bharat Aggarwal
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The Elemental House / Modo Designs - Interior Photography, Facade, Windows, Beam, Courtyard
© Bharat Aggarwal

The ground floor houses the living, dining and kitchen areas along with parents bedroom and drawing area towards the front garden.The first floor is segregated into two zones with west part belonging to the elder son and his daughter while the east part is for the younger son and his kid. This floor is released through outdoor terraces from each of the son's rooms. These terraces become private spaces for both the sons and encourages a lifestyle that connects to the natural elements.

The Elemental House / Modo Designs - Exterior Photography, Beam, Facade, Windows
© Bharat Aggarwal

The second floor located in south east part houses the entertainment room with a small terrace. This floor is located such that it is not much visible from court and front west side garden and thus scales down the house.

The Elemental House / Modo Designs - Interior Photography, Chair, Beam
© Bharat Aggarwal
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The Elemental House / Modo Designs - Interior Photography, Windows, Brick, Facade, Courtyard
© Bharat Aggarwal

The material uses externally are exposed concrete, mandana stone cladding, wood paneling and door windows, creating mostly an earthy palette. Internally the ambiance is in contrast and more finished with natural stone flooring, white painted walls and ceiling.

The Elemental House / Modo Designs - Interior Photography, Facade
© Bharat Aggarwal

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Cite: "The Elemental House / Modo Designs" 13 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/941495/the-elemental-house-modo-designs> ISSN 0719-8884

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