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the indian review of world furniture, interiors and design

volume 18 . issue 04 . july - august 2021

“Villas should be a serene and pure place of meditation, and architects must design solutions that solve practical challenges.”

AR. ARVIND JAIN Principal Architect, AJ Architects, Bengaluru

focus : villas

high flier : ar. amit khanna

tribute : giraben sarabhai

The family sits in an open space that connects the ground floor to the top. An artificial garden as its backdrop, it creates an interplay of light and shadow with the triple-height window. The parents’ bedroom is set towards the south, with a personal garden and pergola.


The first floor features natural light in the passages leading to the master and son’s bedroom, overlooking the vertical garden wall and living space below. The master bedroom features wooden accents, bronze mirrors and MCM cladding. Its large size allows

for visual connections with the ground floor entrance and garden. An elevated garden facing the west is enclosed by the highest façade frame, resulting in a double-height garden. A second bedroom on the south uses dark earthen elements. On the second floor, a guest bedroom and leisure room are located adjacent to an expansive party lawn. Stone, wood and Italian marble flooring are used throughout the house along with contemporary furniture and lights.


Prashant Parmar Architects (Shayona Consultants), Ahmedabad Design brief and aim To visualize a 4BHK bungalow with a garden, natural light and bright interiors. How this was accomplished The built form of the house reveals a framed façade for privacy. The home has a garden in the north and a shared common wall with a neighbor to the south. The first frame marks the garden entrance and vestibule, replete with garden views, natural light and air.


photography : : vijay panjwani

Within the house, the drawing room visually connects with nature with its themed décor. The dining space and kitchen remain linked to the entrance and drawing room.