Our clients had been keenly following our works and so we were very excited when we got to meet them, when minds think alike the journey is such a pleasure. What they wanted was simple, an environmentally friendly utilitarian minimal space in the city that feels like home, the very niche we specialize in.
Ambara, a warm and welcoming home, is like a puzzle with 1000 pieces, slowly pieced together with the right hands, the spaces come alive. The colors are vivid, the design sparks uniqueness and an ingenious glass sky-light at forty odd feet steals the show. In the context of where the site itself is located, achieving an atmosphere of serene calm inside a home, a home that sits within the busy-bustling city of Bangalore seems almost pretentious and borderline fictitious, but to do so convincingly is no mean feat. The area of the site being compact with namely three abutting neighboring plots, the main idea was to bring in light from the central sky-light. One can gaze into the sky from the oval, as it is fondly called, and watch the clouds slowly sail by while sitting in the comfort of their own home. Hence, there is no doubt as to why the home is named “Ambara”, sky in the local language of Kannada.
1. Façade: Exposed chamber kiln burnt bricks from SCB.
Terracotta blocks from Weinerberger.
2. Flooring: Kota stone, Jaisalmer stone from Maheswari Impex
3. Doors: Wood doors from Artisans of North India
4. Windows: PVC Windows from Lingel Windows
5. Roofing: Filler Slabs with Terracotta blocks from Weinerberger.
6. Interior lighting: Light Fixtures from Hafele and Purple Turtle
7. Interior furniture: Living and Bedroom Furniture from FabIndia