An expansive and elegantly styled space, that caters to the needs of a growing family, is what this dream house is. Infused with the balance and good vibes as per Vaastu, this space truly is joy, spark and magic combined.
Invested in to serve the dreams of the present and the future, this magnificent family home was diligently considered in all ways by the client. The design foundation was based along Vaastu lines, as per the client’s requirements, which the incredible visionary Rajiv Kushalani of Khushalani Associates welcomed as a promising opportunity.
Based on the clear dictates of Vaastu, the clients wanted a strict rectangular plan with a ‘Brahmasthana’ (open zone) in the centre of the house, with the orientation of every other space decided by it. Rather than be intimidated by the limitation, the architects chose this as the perfect opportunity to create a home where there is clear segregation between the private, semi-private and socializing spaces, as one moves from the west to east side of the structure.
The architectural task was to maintain a comfortable environment for the users while allowing the bungalow to have a panoramic view from end to end, using sliding window systems. And this was achieved using deep overhangs, cavity walls on the south facade of the house and terracing towards the north and east. In terms of colour, the home overall elegantly adheres to the owner’s inclination towards browns and beiges, and yet challenges it in order to provide distinct character to every space.
The study is given a vintage, deep brown look, as requested by the client, but with blue velvet seating that makes it the perfect seating to read. Similarly, the atrium is carefully created, being the introduction to the house and its design. The double-height space opens up the house to the onlooker, a split staircase and the overlooking passage-way connects the first and the ground floor visually and spatially; making the space both inviting and alluring.
The biggest design challenge was to maintain stylistic coherence while giving each space a distinct visual identity. The exquisitely visualized home has been carefully designed on all three floors, with space allocated to have ample social and individual-centred spaces. A house tailor-made for their present, future, joys and futures together amidst charm and beauty.