made of dhrangadhra stone, a very common material in ahmedabad, india, the private home designed by spasm design studio is a cross in plan, which allows for easy ventilation and the possibility of a seamless connection with the outdoors. this frame allows the home to be immersed within the greens, considered imagery and landscape will form the surrounds of the construct.

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from the entry through to the main stair volume at the center of the cross, the hallways of the home are so modulated that the sense of sauntering between inside and outside is heightened. even externally, the body of the house can be surmounted via ascending stairs in solid stone, to discover an elevated garden roof. this home promotes the use of external spaces, all along the edges of the cross layout.

 

 

in ahmedabad, the light is very sharp and harsh at times, comfort can be achieved by a darker wall or floor surfaces to reduce reflected glare. courtyards, facilitating the convectional movement of air, will be a major part of the passive climate control in the home. stone fins, rough cuts perpendicular to the building face, cause incident shadows, hence cooling the face and creating an ever-changing rhythm of shadows and light.

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the interiors are embellished with rich woodwork boxes that contain wardrobes and large luxurious ensuite bathrooms, sitting within a volume of ceilings and walls all rendered in lime plaster applied like stucco. chosen from the client’s collection and commissioned from local artists, the home will abound several bespoke objects and pieces, many of which are designed by SPASM for this project in particular. 

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designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

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