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Residence for Ashok Patel at Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India

Thursday 21 Dec 2006

Moving walls and floating stairs

Residence for Ashok Patel at Ahmedabad by Matharoo Associates in Ahmedabad, India
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Residence for Ashok Patel at Ahmedabad by Matharoo Associates in Ahmedabad, India
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Model interpretation of a traditional ‘Pol’ house optimizing inside outside living isolated from surrounding 

The attempt in this design is to address this very paradox of houses opening out into narrow margins resulted by the building byelaws in growing suburbs of developing India. It looks at the inward looking traditional ‘Pol’ houses of Ahmedabad, which are deep rooted in the memories of migrant owners. While the house shuns the road and the anonymous neighborhood it draws in the nature; breeze, green, rain, sun and sky deep into and through its varying degrees of openness. The use of concrete as material, which is strong, gives smaller sizes thereby the resultant structure is clear filigree. The material theme is continued in the bedrooms and toilets as well. Stone and teakwood are the two natural materials used in otherwise industrially produced material ambience.

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Status Onsite
Value 58(m€)
Matharoo Associates

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