modo designs: aranya house, india
modo designs: aranya house, india modo designs: aranya house, india
may 19, 2013
modo designs: aranya house, india


modo designs: aranya house, racharda, india 

all images © vishal solanki / radhika pandit
all images courtesy of modo designs

 

 

 

on a luxuriously green site in  close to ahmedabad, india, local architect arpan shah and his firm modo designs have combined streamlined

form and rich material into a single floor 5000+ square foot dwelling. on the lap of the natural surroundings, the house is responsive to a

series of palm trees that previously adorned that site, choosing to orient the volumes in the same rhythm as the vegetation. the home employs

generous apertures and glazing to include the elements of sun, sky, earth, water and air. fragments of the crisp blue sky help separate the

program as does a pointed difference in layout and grade change.

 

 

while physically segregated, parent’s and son’s living units are united through a meeting place, which is a more open central bay.

linear organization continues to articulate the front-facing street side from the rear garden, thereby allowing quietness and privacy

to the home’s green space. the roofline and overall mass  are delineated by a proportioned linear block of concrete which complements the

interior three bay organization. the first bay creates the spaces of the parents, guest and kids bedrooms, the central is comprised of

transition areas, namely the living area and rear court, while the last bay towards the garden is master bedroom, sitting area as well as

the formal drawing and dining area.

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backyard facade view 

 

 


pool and backyard view

 

 


the site sports various  elevations 

 

 

the  single level dwelling is tied together with a geometric ribbon of concrete

 

 


backyard court view 

 


offset planes allow in diffused light and planted greenery 

 

 


the rear court makes use of various and elegantly composed paths of circulation

 

 


view into the master bedroom

 

 


generous glazing in the living room invites the landscape into the space

 

 


rich materials and clean lines continue into the guest room

 

 

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