Aranya House

Aranya House

Modo Designs
Aranya, India
Private Houses
Vishal Solanki and Radhika Pandit
Product Spec Sheet

AccessoriesDrashan Hardware
FurnitureFAB India
LightingHybec Led Light Fixtures
FlooringJayantilal & Co.
Kitchen AppliancesMurphy Richards

Product Spec Sheet
by Kajaria
Kitchen Appliances

Aranya House

Modo Designs as Architects

Designed as a single floor dwelling, this house is a luxurious sprawl in the lap of a natural surrounding. The house is responsive to the series of palm trees that existed before and essentially orients itself towards it. It is designed to be inclusive of the natural elements- the sun, earth, water, air and fragments of the blue sky. The layout segregates through a level difference, the parent's and son's living units and yet unites through a meeting place, which is the more open central bay.

It’s a linear organization that separates the front street side from the rear garden and gives the garden a sense of privacy. From the garden side it’s a low stretch of a horizontal formation, parallel to the line of the ground.

The house is basically a three bay organization with the first bay towards the street that forms the parents, guest and kids bedrooms, the central which forms the transition areas the living area and rear court, while the last bay towards the garden is master bedroom, sitting area, the formal drawing and dining area.

The front yard is stark having cement and sand finished base that matches with stark exposed concrete walls and complemented by white walls. The flooring of internal spaces is Italian marble while the semi open verandah and courts have brown river finished kotah stone. The internal spaces mostly has white walls, wood furniture and fragments of exposed walls which becomes backdrop for the colorful fabrics, artifacts and artworks which has been collected from different parts of India. The back yard has wood & glass doors and windows that open generously towards the garden.

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Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne
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Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia - Build completed in 2014
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