Terracotta House | MODO Designs

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Project Name: Terracotta House

Practice: MODO Design

Products: Kohler, Asian Paints, Hybec, Nexion, Reflection Planet, Techtona Grandis

Firm Location: Ahmedabad

Completion year: 2021

Gross Built up Area: 6300 sqft

Project Location: Ahmedabad

Lead Architects: Arpan Shah

Design Team: Kankshita Pandit, Ahana Shah

Structural Consultants: Hitesh Rathi

MEP Consultants: Apoorva Parikh Consultants

Interior + Furniture: Megha Patel Vadodaria (PVDRS)

Others: PMC: JDES consultancy

Photo Credits: Vinay Panjwani

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Excerpt: Terracotta House is a residence designed by the architectural firm MODO Designs. The exterior materials are exposed concrete and brick, wooden panelling and door windows, and Kota stone flooring, creating an earthy palette. Internally there is a play of exposed as well as finished surfaces. All the materials have been locally sourced and fused to keep the spaces connected to the local roots.

Project Description

(“Text as submitted by the Architects”)

This house for a family of four is a part of a gated community on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. The family earlier had their weekend home on this plot, where they have now shifted their permanent residence away from the city’s densely populated localities. The idea was to connect the users with the traditional elements of architecture while achieving a contemporary look.

The house is a ground plus one structure along with a basement which is meant for entertainment purposes. The corner towards the garden opens to a verandah which has become the family’s favourite relaxation spot. The front bay has a more transparent facade connecting the spaces with the garden. The spaces on the ground floor are formed around a narrow central courtyard, reflecting a similar nature to those in the pol houses of Ahmedabad. This courtyard stays open to the sky most of the day and year. It consists of an openable fabricated roof to prevent rain and excess heat from entering the house.

The ground floor houses the living, dining and kitchen areas and the parent’s and daughter’s bedrooms. The upper floor has the primary bedroom, son’s bedroom and a guest bedroom, along with a vast terrace which overlooks the garden and is used for hosting parties. The basement is segregated into two zones: the TV area and the bar, which opens into a small courtyard that brings in the natural light and air.

The exterior materials are exposed concrete and brick, wooden panelling and door windows, and Kota stone flooring, creating an earthy palette. Internally there is a play of exposed as well as finished surfaces. All the materials have been locally sourced and fused to keep the spaces connected to the local roots.

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