Stepped Cube House In Ahmedabad
- Project Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
- Plot Area: 2,600 sq. ft.
- Built Up Area: 3,200 sq. ft.
- Project Completion Year: 2018
The house appears a set of cubes with varied volumes, arranged with a balanced play of solids and voids. The compound wall is pulled up to create a dramatic effect of a flat background from which cubes are protruding.
Located in the densely populated surroundings of Paldi area in Ahmedabad, this is a compact plot size of 42’ x 62’. Exposed to the residential developments on the two sides, common wall and a road in the front, it would be needless to say that the design approach for the house had to create a sense of privacy and security.
Dividing the house in 9 sections as per Vaastu, the entrance to the house is marked from the north east that is shaded with a double height verandah.
A cosy garden space with pergola, sit out and a water body provides a soothing vibe to the house.
The top floor brings in the view of the skylight and the private terrace garden that is attached to the son’s bedroom along with a dress and toilet.
As north side being dead with common wall, staircase and lift are provided in the north side, keeping rest of the spaces undisturbed. The wall here is highlighted with chisel stone cladding of lighter shade and showcases an interesting mural as it runs up to the first level.
The master bedroom placed on the south west and is connected to the terrace garden. It is designed with a large walk in closet and attached toilet.
The terrace garden here is separated by a screen wall from adjacent bungalow with a circular cut-out that allows free flow of wind from the south side and is covered with pergolas to create a dramatic effect and to stop harsh sunlight.
The first floor is planned as a more private space with a lounge and a terrace garden. One can still connect with the view of the double heighted vestibule and puja area on other side.