Abyu­daya

in an ur­ban zone with other vil­las abut­ting the Site, the plot was a bar­ren piece of land with no im­me­di­ate views. the con­cept was to cre­ate an ‘ur­ban Oa­sis’ within this dry & arid piece of land with in­ter­nal view sheds.

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9th Re­alty Plus ex­cel­lence awards- West 2017 WIN­NER “De­sign PROJECT Of the year - ABHYUDAYA villa”

Clean lines and an­gled ge­om­e­try dic­tates the de­sign for this 1500 square me­ter villa at Ahmed­abad. The ar­chi­tec­tural vo­cab­u­lary in­te­grates the prin­ci­ples of mod­ernism with tra­di­tional re­sponses to the lo­cal geog­ra­phy and cli­mate. Wood cladding brings warmth to the ground level and white paint fin­ish lends light­ness to the first level. The in­te­ri­ors are un­clut­tered and min­i­mal­is­tic de­signed in a ho­moge­nous colour scheme.

In or­der to in­fuse move­ment and dy­namism into the struc­ture an­gu­lar planes were in­tro­duced in both the hor­i­zon­tal and ver­ti­cal di­men­sions ex­tend­ing to form the lin­ear lines of the land­scaped flower beds. The top floor is a float­ing white mass with in­ter­play of scooped hol­lows.

Dou­ble walling on the first level helps in­su­late against the harsh sum­mers and cold win­ters while of­fer­ing weather pro­tec­tion for the glazed open­ings. The first floor is can­tilevered out­ward pro­vid­ing a weather shade for the ground level. Max­i­mum glaz­ing has been in­tro­duced along the north fa­cade while the south and west faces have been kept im­pen­e­tra­ble.

The house was po­si­tioned at the south­ern end of the plot, af­ford­ing a grand en­trance. The hab­it­able spa­ces are planned around a cen­tral court­yard en­abling cross ven­ti­la­tion across max­i­mum rooms. A shal­low wa­ter body which wraps along one side helps cool the cross breeze. Strate­gic place­ment of trees along the fringe of the dou­ble height spa­ces en­abled sun shad­ing & cool­ing. The thick plan­ta­tion along the pe­riph­ery of the plot main­tained pri­vacy.

KNS ar­chi­tects

Two decades back in the year 1997, three young ar­chi­tects Ar. Kan­hai Gandhi, Ar. Neemesh Shah and AR. Shresht Kashyap in­vested their syn­er­gies in build­ing the plat­form for re­alty de­sign ex­cel­lence and this is how ‘KNS Ar­chi­tects’ was in­cepted. In its 20 years long jour­ney the firm has un­der­taken a wide spec­trum of projects rang­ing from mas­ter plan­ning, malls, ho­tels, res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial build­ings, bun­ga­lows, sec­ond home schemes, high­end apart­ments, com­mer­cial in­te­ri­ors, restau­rants, club­houses & show­rooms. KNS has suc­cess­fully con­cluded projects in Dubai, Sin­ga­pore and Lon­don. A preview of which can be seen on their web­site www.kn­sar­chi­tects.com

“We be­lieve in look­ing at each project with a fresh, new per­spec­tive, a fact that finds res­o­nance in our be­lief in cre­at­ing vi­brant, out-of-the-box so­lu­tions that strike the right note be­tween prac­ti­cal­ity and aes­thet­ics; con­straints and as­pi­ra­tions.” Ar. Kan­hai gandhi, Ar. Neemesh Shah and Ar. Shresht Kashyap

Left To RIGHT: Ar. neemesh SHAH, Ar. KAN­HAI gandhi, Ar. SHRESHT KASHYAP.

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