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42MM Architecture crafts a home rooted in sliced geometry with grass being greener on all sides of the abode

DEC 8, 2021 | By Anushua Aich
Natural tones of the living area evoke a sense of calm and help the villa blend in with its surroundings; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The fluted wood ceiling adds elegance to this living area; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The bar unit serves as a perfect set up to entertain guests and friends merging comfort and social gatherings; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
This double-heighted living room is the congruent space of the house that unites both the floors together; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The kid’s bedroom displays a rustic look, with different textures and materials blending in neutral hues; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The primary bedroom opens on both the ends and highlights balanced textures as the main feature of the room; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
Surrounded by soulful greenery, this seating space exudes peace and warmth; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The massive sculpture of Buddha elevates the beauty of the lawn; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The house is oriented east and west with each segment designed to embrace the east and west sun entering it, through the permeable layers of green buffers; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The drawing and the dining space offer absorbing views of the lawn; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
Rooted in magnificence, the primary bedroom represents a different luxurious charm altogether; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
Featuring a contrast of light and dark hues, this living space adds volume to the aesthetic appeal; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
Designed to let nature dance within itself, this house is carefully planned to unite each space with green buffers; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
An artistic edge is brought about by using primary colours against a muted palette; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
Exquisite pieces of wall art adds charm to each and every space in the villa; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
Built to glorify the sleekness in design, the staircase pivots around a shear wall and gives a floating effect; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
Entailing a riveting interplay of green and greys, this living space becomes the show stealer; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The kid's washroom is adorned with beautiful blue subway tiles as the feature wall along with a white shell and printed floor; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
An intersection of semi permeable surfaces of metal, glass and wood encase the entire villa; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The green buffers further ensure ample light in every corner of the house while filtering the heat out through the green buffers; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
Showcasing mild textures, this washroom brings forth a distinct tranquility; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The jaali in this primary washroom filters out the light and creates an interesting light pattern on the floor; Photographs by Ravi Kanade
The villa is a unique conglomeration of bits that gets revitalised through an engagement with the surrounding rich nature; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

Overlooking large stretches of green belts, Verdant Villa by 42MM Architecture includes design aesthetics that mirror all kinds of modernist styles. Emphasising on materiality, technology and composition, Rudraksh Charan and  Priyanka Charan, founders and architects, 42MM Architecture, have conceptualised a home that represents these three design elements in a perfect synchronisation. 

Designed for a young businessman, this villa is located in Bhairwah, Nepal. Spread across 11,000 sq ft, the house comprises a drawing room, a dining room, a living room, 4 bedrooms with dressers and toilets, a gym, a games room and a home theatre. 

Crafted with contemporary materials like steel, concrete and glass, the interiors of the villa channel a minimalistic style but one that gleams with crisp opulence. Each ingredient of the house is tailored to form a part of a larger story that is the reflection of the aspirations, interests and lifestyle of its inhabitants. The house is styled to perpetuate an unpolished raw look in its approach. It is a unique conglomeration of bits that gets revitalised through an engagement with nature.

The glamorous yet simple centre table in this drawing area instantly draws attention; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

Showcased in this aka farmhouse, are mostly glass facades. These glass facades form the two walls of the drawing and the dining room. Facing the front lawn, these facades render spectacular views of the lush green surrounding the abode. To top this with a cherry, featured in the spaces are unconventional chandelier crowns that further enhances the beauty of the spaces.

The exquisite chandelier crowns add character to the dining area; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

The double heighted living room is the congruent space of the villa that integrates both the floors, the green segments together. The room feels like an independent space in itself. The semi-permeable screens in the space secure the privacy of the space and at the same time keeps it connected with the other spaces. The free standing TV wall helps encase the space yet stands out as a striking feature in itself.

Featuring a wide range of eye-catching decor accents and accessories, this space gracefully complements the rest of the abode; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

One of the significant characteristics about this abode is that it is enveloped by a green blanket. With increasing pollution levels across places, having a healthy green lawn not only ensures clean air but the inhabitants of a home get to live amidst a cool, heartwarming environment. To elevate this goodness, Charan has built a mandir at the entrance foyer. He says that addition of this mandir helps channelise the positive energy from the place of worship to the entire house.

Addition of indoor planters bring forth a freshness into the house; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

 

Use of strong materials like stone, wood and concrete shapes the concept of sliced geometry in this abode; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

The colour palette of this villa is yet another interesting feature of this house. As it shifts between dark to neutral tones. To define this, Charan states, “The primary bedroom opens on both the ends and highlights mild yet balanced textures as the main feature of the room. It has a neat and clean vocabulary while the colour is infused through the art work curated.”

Textures and materials amalgamate in neutral hues here; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

 

Wood and stone textures in this primary bedroom reflect the mature yet simple nature of its inhabitant; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

Meanwhile the teenager’s room illustrates a rustic look, with textures and materials that are symbolic of the kid’s desires. Here the furniture arrangements are made to suit the child’s evolving needs. It entails spaces for both entertaining friends and self introspective corners.

This neutral-toned bedroom evokes comfort and solace; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

 

Embellished with opulent style, the washroom brings forth a highly sophisticated energy; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

 

Bold and dark textures in this washroom add drama to the space; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

Enclosed by a comforting lawn, this idyllic modern villa doesn’t shout at passersby with loud colors, but instead it’s modern design makes a humble statement by using unique architectural elements such as angles, large windows, or a rich blend of materials. As Charan concludes, “The house is a modern interlock of greens and grays. It is  conceptually designed to create a volumetric and visual interplay of green belts.”

Seen in this frame is a mandir crafted in a minimalistic yet novel manner; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

 

The house is oriented east and west with each segment designed to embrace the east and west sun entering it, through the permeable layers of green buffers; Photographs by Ravi Kanade

 

If this home by 42MM has left you spellbound, make sure you check out this Pune home by Mind Manifestation LLP