Architectural Group: PVDRS, Ahmedabad
Architects/Designers Name: Megha Patel-Vadodaria
Project Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat – India
Project Year (Completion): 2014
Project Type: Residential – Interior
Image Courtesy: PVDRS
Whilst the hand polished natural wood, and hand carved veneered back lit panel and hand woven fabric lend a personal character, the metal trimmed back painted glass, seamless Corain surfaces, frameless mirrors and glass doors generate an experience that is both contemporary and spacious.
The design intent was to carefully craft an interior with a strong emphasis on attention to detail. The coffee ‘corner’ in the bedroom comprises of hand crafted teak wood chairs with natural polish.
Finger joint detailing was used and wood was personally selected to ensure that the direction of the grains concur with the linear patterns of the upholstery. Likewise, the knots in the chest as well as the suspended lamp were symmetrically ‘placed’.
Lighting played a significant role in this project. Ambient lighting was provided through directional down lighters and background mood lighting was achieved through a variety of features, including under-counter LED strip lighting, backlit panels and suspended lamps. Energy efficient LED fixtures and invertor AC were provided in order to reduce energy use.
Comfort was enhanced through the provision of lighting automation and a Television that was seamlessly integrated within the wardrobe.
Whilst the six lighting scenes could be controlled by means of a remote from the comfort of the bed, the integrated Television can be swivelled out offering the choice to watch favourite programs from the comfort of the coffee chairs.
In the clients’ words, ‘this was a new home within a home. It was bedroom that turned to be a living space during the day and the bath was indeed a spa’.
[author][author_image]http://www.howarchitectworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Megha-Patel-Vadoaria.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]PVDRS, (Patel-Vadodaria Design Research Studio) was founded by Megha Patel-Vadodaria. PVDRS is a progressive multidisciplinary studio that uses design and research to inform each other. Each project at PVDRS is seen as an exploration of the relationship between nature, and people, culture and identify, material and tectonics, details and craftsmanship. [/author_info] [/author]