Graceful existence coupled with serene surroundings aptly define this villa designed by Usine Studio
OCT 26, 2021 | By Kashish Kaushal
Surrounded by a series of independent bungalows, this villa located in the outskirts of Vadodara is the perfect jewel in the crown. Brought to life by principal designers Yatin Kavaiya and Jiten Tosar of Usine Studio with their design team Nirali Bhakta and Chitra Sindhkar, this expansive home dotted with old gulmohar and neem trees emanates tranquility amidst a contemporary set up.
Focusing their design sensibilities on balancing the neutral colour palette with neat and clean lines, the idea was to design a house that entails grandeur with a dash of sophistication. Classic ornate forms are given prominence as the final outcome highlights its alliance with modish design styles throughout the mammoth 13,000 sq ft built area.
Divulging more details about the architectural trends the house reflects, Kavaiya shares, “We have tried to break away from the minimalist design trend with straight lines, while giving luxury through the use of double heights and creating spaciousness”.
Greenery reigns supreme in this villa as it is flanked by a small garden at the front porch and a vast garden at the backyard. The front garden gives a soft backdrop to the rather straight lined clean forms and box like massing of the architecture.
A grand lobby greets the visitors that leads inside the ground floor via wide steps at the drop off point. The capacious home hosts an entrance foyer with a living room, library, worship room, kitchen, dining room, family room, powder toilet and a guest bedroom. Bedrooms for the family members and an entertainment room find their place on the first floor.
The noteworthy element in the foyer area is the double height entity which prepares one for the voluminous space to unfold. The large wooden wall panel across the height along with an inlay pattern in the flooring add to the grandness of the space.
What’s remarkable about this villa is the way it uses various materials and incorporates ways to utilise natural sunlight, seamlessly adding the outsides on the insides. For instance, the formal living room with an extended patio is connected to the garden through floor to ceiling glass doors. Similarly, the bay window in the library area adds up as a ledge to enjoy a good book while staying connected to the greenery outside.
Earthy and pastel tones dominate the bedrooms. The daughter’s bedroom is designed with a soft pastel colour palette of white and light grey with a dash of copper in accent pieces. While the son’s room is doused in grey and turquoise with a cherry-coloured wooden flooring.
To keep things interesting, the entertainment room acts as the odd one out amongst the uniform design theme followed throughout the villa. Exposed brick walls, metal flooring and use of bold colours renders it a masculine look.
The cherry on top however, has to be the sustainable features which the house deploys to combat environmental issues. Rain water harvesting, solar panels and use of exhaust in the central staircase area and passage instead of using air conditioners displays climate consciousness Usine Studio aims to imbibe in their work.
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