No ‘frills’ at The Frill House, Ahmedabad, India
Ahmedabad-based architectural practice, Hiren Patel Architects, have designed The Frills House project. Completed in 2012, the luxury home was designed with the prime focus on the landscape. The property can be found in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
According to the architects: “This is a first climate oriented house plan. It has a summer garden and a winter garden. Here the plan forms “Z”. Thus it creates two garden spaces on south side and north side, the south side garden is designed like a “forest ” to help tree plantations to create shadows on the building. This used of garden gets sun in morning till late evening, thus ideal to use in winter. Where north side garden has more lawn area, which has shadow of building in afternoon and evening. It gets good morning sun and than later part of a day is shaded. Thus it becomes summer garden to use in hot days.
“Each space has a view to garden. And we planned different philosophy to experience the garden from different places. The experience of garden is like poetry.
“At entry veranda the garden feel is different, than you see garden from arrival room few steps from veranda. Than you enter to passage and out good grader enters inside the house, as one enters informal living and gets a complete view of summer garden from huge corner window. Opposite to that on south side one proceeds through passage and garden on both side, reaches in glass pavilion which is a family room completely surrounded by tall palms tropical plants and huge and dense tree plantation on south wall of the plot.
“Than one passes further deep in the house via a grand double height veranda on north opening to summer garden. And further one passed from dining and study to the end of the house which is a master bed room which opens with cozy veranda on east side of the room in summer garden. A perfect place for the morning sun and morning bed tea! Both master bedrooms are at same location. One at ground another at 1st floor. Both bedroom gets beautiful morning light.
“The entry car porch, puja room and guest room also have a different type of garden. The climate directed the plan formations. Out side form is masses of Forms in white. White makes it sculptural quality against the prominent greens of landscape.
“The interior design is well thought of and minutely detailed out with a great workmanship and customized furniture. The Indian colors and objects in interiors bring joy in the house, which breaks soberness. Original paintings and art objects complement the spaces.”
Images courtesy of Sebastian Zachariah
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