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The house with 49 trees by Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio is a pure and untamed display of nature at its finest

OCT 27, 2020 | By Sakshi Rai
This home gets its moniker from the serene and rampant compound that's home to 49 trees; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta
A stone-clad water spout resembles water gushing from springs; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta
Red sandstone and grey concrete add a sense of raw boldness to the pristine white facades; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta
The furnishings and upholstery borrow hues from the surrounding nature; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

What struck Sanchit Arora, the principal architect of Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio, when he first visited this 7,500 sq ft plot in Gurugram was the natural beauty of the site, brought out by a conclave of 49 trees. Scattered across the trapezoidal compound, these served as both the foundation ground and inspiration for the architecture of a serene residence.

“Even the homeowners loved the idea of their home being moulded around and born out of its existing natural surroundings itself. They wanted the emphasis to be on the green landscapes, which reflect in the final outcome of the triple-storeyed house. To put it simply, we let nature be the real architect in this project, as evident from its name,” explains Arora.

Bound in verdant greens from all sides, a stone clad water spout outside the gateway is the first glimpse of the intense relation between the architecture and its context. The creatives have carefully chosen a similar material and colour palette for the indoors as well as the outdoors to allow for a sense of both continuity and connectivity. This carefully curated medley appears to be a seamless yet accurate balance of rigid and organic forms.

A red sandstone gateway is seen adjacent to a concrete wall; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

The first view of the house makes us realise that we’ve stumbled upon a rare and wondrous sight, right at the entrance frame—which features an overlap of white and red sandstone facades along with metal screens covered by leafy canopies. Inside the structure, we see a subtle shift in hues as the walls leading to the living space take on a soft beige tone.

Slatted screens cover the facades and offer shade as well as ventilation; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

Colours for the abode were borrowed from its picturesque setting, which is why most of the interiors bask in solid brown and beige tints—shades that add to the timeless ambience. Simple, elegant and contemporary furniture pieces are chosen to complement this setting. Only the patterned stone surfaces in the bathrooms contrast against the muted theme.

Numerous trees brush against the exterior, adding shades of green to the frame; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

A monolithic stone clad staircase guides the way to the two levels upstairs, where the bedrooms and the family lounge are accommodated. These have been designed to be asymmetric to offer a visual connect throughout.

The splash pool outside is positioned underneath a refreshing canopy of trees; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

The creative practice have employed ample amounts of stone as a refreshing indication of luxury as well as the appreciation for vernacular materials. These, paired with bare concrete surfaces, add a unique raw and organic touch to the architecture and represent the studio’s philosophy of ‘bringing a sense of modernity through tradition’.

Organic, subdued hues resembling shades of the earth and soil have been chosen; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

No two rooms offer the same vistas, paving the way for an exclusive viewing experience each time. The ones facing outward overlook the central pool area, whereas balconies on the opposite side are overcast with red metal screen shadows to provide privacy. A series of arches act as separators for formal and informal zones in the large family lounge area that comprises the top floor.

The ample flora served as the inspiration for this home and its name; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

Every corner of this abode allows its inhabitants to truly revel in nature’s dense folds—be it while soaking in the splash pool outside or gazing at the serendipitous composition from the terrace above.

Scroll below to see more images of this serene, nature-infused home by Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio…

Classy furniture accents with geometric forms are spotted indoors; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

 

On the wall is a series of circular artworks illustrating natural textures; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

 

Grey sofas with wooden frames and arms as well as matching screens resemble the natural materials and colours outside; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

 

Grey cabinets and a stone counter are paired with sleek, black bar stools; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

 

A monolithic staircase connects all three levels in the home; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

 

A series of inbuilt arches differentiate the formal zones from the informal ones; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

 

Swivelled patterns uplift the walls and floors in this bathroom; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

 

Marble ideally offsets the bathroom’s white and wood palette; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta