Nirvana Amidst Trees

Bhavnagar
Photo © Ariel Huber
Photo © Ariel Huber
Photo © Ariel Huber
Photo © Ariel Huber
Photo © Ariel Huber
Photo © Ariel Huber
Photo © Ariel Huber
Photo © Ariel Huber
Photo © Ariel Huber
Photo © Ariel Huber
Architects
_OPOLIS
Year
2009
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
1-5 Stories

The design of the house is literally married to the existing trees as it beautifully co-exists on a site which was previously a tree orchard. The House is located amongst a large estate property at the outskirts of Bhavnagar for a young dynamic couple and their two young daughters. The clients brief was to have a contemprary house with an open feel and lively spaces to reflect their personality. The design of the house was woven around these trees by creating various courtyards, water-bodies and light wells that enhanced inside-outside relationship between spaces.

The house has three main parts

i. the formal with the living and entertainment areas.

ii. the semi private with the kitchen and dining,

iii. the private with the master bedroom, children bedroom and the family room.

The formal living space is connected to the dining and the entertainment areas which all overlook onto a L-shaped lap pool. The lap pool is further continuous with a clear water body that extends upto the dining area. A series of stepping stone like platform steps connect the living space with a open green lawn space. The guest room’s alongwith the gymnasium are located at the upper level and are connected by a steel and wood stair. A double height travertine clad space connects the staircase void with the entrance area.

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