A transformable family paradise
Conceptualised as a verandah to live in, the 2,000 sqft Yellow Box located at Ahmedabad has been designed by architects Keta and Varun Shah as a long rectilinear space, with separate volumes for the private and public areas tied together by a bridge on top. And Studio Kunal Bhatia’s eye-popping photography captures it beautifully.
An approach towards honesty of materials reflects in the architecture and the interiors, celebrating the structure with a vibrant shade of yellow. The longer edge faces the garden and can completely open up to experientially transform the entire house into a verandah – waking up to the earthy smell of fresh rains, having lunch alongside the birds that stop by and enjoying the cool evening breeze.
The built form is a simple, humble structure that uses minimum footprint, with its low plinth allowing the landscape to become an extension of the living areas.
Leather finished kota stone and cement texture on the walls add visual and tactile characteristics to the space, and become a subdued canvas for the vibrant yellow of the structure and the pops of colours added in the furnishings. The result is a joyously fun space to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.