Elevated Compact House in Ahmedabad | Designed by Prashant Parmar Architect

Prashant Parmar Architect as Architect & Interior Designer

Large plots are not essential for lavish homes, but a thoughtful space planning can break the limitations of small plots by making it breathable, inviting adequate natural light and ventilation. This Elevated Compact House is a unique example of going beyond the limitations.

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This 1400 sq ft West facing plot having site dimensions of (35’ X 40’) and a built-up area of 4700 sq ft is located in the densely populated area of Paldi, Ahmedabad. The front of the Plot is attached to Main Road on the west side and Society Road on the south side. And there is a common wall on the East side and an adjacent plot on the North side with very less margins. To give a unique identity to this house, we have created 2 cantilevered cuboids in this G+3 Structure by providing garden balconies on every level.

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It was challenging for us to accommodate client’s programmatic requirements of client in this limited plot area. Which includes:

a) 4 good size bedrooms with garden balcony and attached bathrooms

b) 3 Car Parking

c) A Servant Room

d) Puja Space

e) Lift for vertical movement

f) Drawing Room

g) A spacious kitchen & Dining

h) 2 Store Rooms

i) A Big Size Terrace Garden

j) High-tech automation in the bungalow

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Also, in this limited floor plate, the client wanted to have all the activities connected with nature or balconies. But, we took it as an opportunity and expanded the bungalow vertically which eventually led us to fulfill the client’s requirements and explore our expertise in the vertical facades. To cut the harsh sunlight from South side, we have created solid walls on this side with minimal openings.

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This bungalow is equipped with high-end automation system for the ease of the client. To get a seamless and subtle feel, we have laid Italian Marble on all 3 floors.

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Ground Floor:

On the ground floor, we have provided the parking for 3 cars, A lift, A servant Room, Puja Space, and a Vestibule. The automated sliding gate is adorned with WPC planks with MS Frames which also provides privacy to the indoor activities.

To maintain the privacy, we have provided the squarish perforated grey colored jali wall on the South face which creates an interesting pattern of light and shadow in the Parking area.

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Main Door & Grill Door: In continuation with Jali wall pattern, the grill door and main door are beautified with Fluted panels, CNC Cut Work, Corian, and black colored back-painted glass.

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First Floor: 

The first floor houses a good size drawing room attached with balcony, Spacious Kitchen with wash yard, 1 Bedroom with Bathroom, and a store.

Drawing Room: The placement of the Drawing Room is done in such a way that it connects with the West side garden balcony and fetches the ample amount of natural light into the space. The beige colored stone cladding in the backdrop of Italian leather sofa highlights the space in a unique way. The wood veneer in the ceiling enhances the interiors.

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Dining Area: The dining area is directly connected with the Drawing Room, Balcony and the Kitchen which makes the user easy to communicate anywhere in the Space. The Italian marble dining top and the beige leather chairs adds luxury to the space.  The beige colored Fluted Panels on TV wall acts as a backdrop of Dining.

Kitchen: The modular kitchen is designed in a minimal way with light grey matte finished acrolam cabinets. The dark grey quartz in the dado, seizure stone platform top and grey breakfast chairs is contrasted with the overall greyish theme.

Parent’s Bedroom: This parent’s bedroom is minimally designed with clean details attached to a small garden balcony.

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Second Floor: 

The second floor accommodates 2 large size bedrooms with full of natural light through out the daytime.

Son Bedroom: All the activities here are attached to the balcony which keeps the user connected to nature. The knitted MCM cladding with vertical profile lights as a backdrop provides unique identity to this Son Bedroom. To provide a spacious look, we have used tinted mirrors on the wardrobe shutters. This bedroom is attached with large size dress and toilet. 

Master Bedroom: Master bedroom is significantly placed on main road side along with a large size balcony to keep the user connected with the road side activities. Soothing combination of stone veneer, and marble printed PVC fluted panels as a bed backdrop adds raw and robust look to the space. The colored PU polish with veneer on the wardrobe shutters and fabric textured wallpaper in the ceiling gels very well with the interiors. This bedroom is attached with large size dress and toilet.

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Third Floor: 

This floor is the heart of the bungalow as it accommodates the Open Terrace Garden with Informal sittings attached to a large size bedroom.

Suite Room: In this suite room, leather finished Fluted Panels has been used as backdrop of beige colored leather pleated bed. A camouflaged door to the large size dress and toilet gives a seamless and clutter-free look to the wall. This bedroom is attached with the main terrace garden. The large sized DGU reflective sliding glass doors in this house, maintains the privacy of the user. Also, it fetches the natural light throughout the day. For the safety purpose, we have provided the Sliding Grills along with the sliding glass shutters.

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Terrace Garden: This is the favorite place of the client in his house where he spend most of their quality time with family in the evening in the vicinity of nature. The provision of automated sliding roof top upon this beautiful terrace garden creates a cozy space to enjoy even in the extreme weather conditions. The natural brick cladded wall enhances this cozy garden space.

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Material Palette:

The material pallet is selected in such a way that it symbolize timeless aesthetics with subtle look.

For exterior, we have used mainly 2 cladding materials like…

1. Beige and Grey colored stone look MCM cladding, 

2. WPC Wooden planks.

For Interior… 

3. Soothing combination of Veneer, Stone & Brick Cladding, Stone Veneer, PVC Fluted Panels, with beige PU polish & Italian marble flooring is used in the entire house. 

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We feel elated & satisfied that even after having many limitations & constraints regarding space verses requirements in this elevated compact house, we have tried our level best to justify them to turn the dreams of our client into reality.

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