Green House with timeless quality and design, India
Ahmedabad-based architectural practice, Hiren Patel Architects, have designed the Green House project. Completed in 2011, the luxury property can be found in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Sustainability was the main objective of the brief; this house executes the spaces and functions at its best by amalgamation of technological and architectural features.
Ramp leads to formal living room amidst Frangipani unlike other houses in area. Dining space-facing ‘Buddha Court’ connects formal living space and Family room. The family room has large openings and plantation surroundings making it the most desirable space in the luxury house. The ground floor accommodates formal living room, family room, kitchen and dining as well as prayer room.
Two bedrooms and a music room are situated on the first floor while the son’s bedroom; a gymnasium and open terrace are on the second floor. In the bedrooms, the ceilings have been elevated to allow light. The use of locally available materials is encouraged and designers are required to use materials that are not harmful to the workers involved in the construction. Adelto loves these interior design features.
One of the requirements of LEED is energy efficiency. The house is designed to maximise on natural light while also focusing on heat reduction. The external façade of the house makes this immediately apparent. The unique design of the wooden screen and the exterior allows sunlight into the house while blocking the interior from view and keeping it cool by casting shadows that change through the course of the day. The exterior design is similar to it but not quite like the ‘jarokhas’ and ‘jallis’ of traditional Indian houses.
Basic principles of architecture have been applied to the house and use of art and art-objects make the spaces of ‘timeless’ quality.
Images courtesy of Sebastian Zachariah
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