The Elemental House / Modo Designs

The Elemental House / Modo Designs

© Bharat Aggarwal © Bharat Aggarwal © Bharat Aggarwal © Bharat Aggarwal + 20

Ahmedabad, India
  • Architects: Modo Designs
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  960
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Bharat Aggarwal
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Kohler, PERGO, Siemens, Asian Paints, Changi, Hettich and Kich, Nexion, Options (local store in Ahmedabad), Techtona Grandis, Trimble Navigation, Xion, Zebra
  • Design Team: Arpan Shah, Ameeta Kanakhara, Jaydeep Rathod
  • Interior Designer: Pvdrs
  • Landscape: Foliage Unlimited
  • Consultants: Jhaveri Associates
  • Engineering: Sarjan Consultants
  • Construction: Shreenath Developers
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© Bharat Aggarwal
© 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.

© Bharat Aggarwal
© Bharat Aggarwal
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Section
© Bharat Aggarwal
© 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.

© Bharat Aggarwal
© 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.

© Bharat Aggarwal
© Bharat Aggarwal
Elevation
Elevation
© Bharat Aggarwal
© 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.

© Bharat Aggarwal
© 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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