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 panditall 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.





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



  • wow!what a place…very nice work….superb design….excellent photography by Vishal and Radhika.

    MILAN BARAD says:
  • love the space!!!!!!!! I

    renU says:

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