The story of Komorebi— this Ahmedabad home designed by Adhwa Architects is one with nature
JAN 23, 2023 | By Tamanna Doctor
The smell of soil after heavy rains is what this home in Ahmedabad feels like! Designed by Ankita Jain and Dhwanil Patel of Adhwa Architects, this newly designed residence is located in the residential area of South Bopal, Ahmedabad.
With 7000 sq ft built up, this three storey house is the epitome of expanse. With a modern Indian aesthetic, the architects have created a voluminous space with generous outdoor connections and open spaces.
The curious brief
Art has an undeniable presence in the home, with sculptural pieces to hand painted murals to awe inspiring paintings. A neutral monochromatic theme can be observed throughout the home with statement pieces that highlight the space they are placed in.
Tour every turn of the home
Entering the home, an aura of green surrounds oneself. With a raised garden, a shallow lilypond greets on arrival. The foyer seamlessly transitions into the informal seating area lit with ample daylight. A stunning statement chandelier can be seen highlighting the space.
A formal living area, dining area and an open kitchen are divided through meticulously detailed screens. The formal living area is doused in greys and beiges with wooden accents. With an openable floor-to-ceiling glazing, the room also houses an embroidered and hand painted fabric screen to mirror the foliage present outdoors. The dining area is a dramatic delight, with bold sculptural and playful elements.
Adjoining this area are the parents and guest rooms designed with the inhabitants in mind—a serene atmosphere where one can sit and enjoy peacefully.
Moving up through the house’s focal point, a sleek mild-steel staircase seamlessly connects the family rooms. With dreamy cloud-like lights hanging from the ceiling, the walls around the staircase are covered with a mural with traditional cows and flora around it. The second floor has a total of three bedrooms, with two placed towards east and one in the west.
Facing the west is the master bedroom. A movable metal screen envelopes the long balcony. The checks present on the grid of the screen cast shadows creates spellbounding patterns. The name ‘Komorebi’ for the house was inspired by this aspect. Several feet long, a breathtaking hand knotted back rest is present behind the bed. The master bathroom is clad in in precious red Travertine stone exhibiting glorious horizontal grains and striations.
The east facing room is an amalgamation of marble and wood. With a raw and tactile feel, the long balcony is paved with stone. With grey and black being the majorly used, the wash area in this room has dark accents.
The other east facing room, the daughter’s bedroom, is tucked in and plush. Keeping the same design language throughout the home, clean wooden accents are present.
Further upward, the third level is entered through a hidden door that leads to a staircase. It leads to a comfortable lounging area. With multiple tufts, ottomans, loungers and rugs, the place is perfect to unwind in. An extended terrace is equipped with outdoor lounging furniture.
Ideas to bookmark
A fresh new perspective towards screens, the movable metal screen with a chequered pattern was an absolute delight to witness. The purposeful Komorebi effect caused by the grid feels enchanting.