A fascinating instance for stone masonry this weekend home in the suburbs of Ahmedabad. The Rock House is an example of one of nature’s fine structural elements both in form and look, designed by the Grid Architects, based in Ahmedabad. The ultimate effect is a bright rustic home with accents that looks comfortable.
It consists of raw stone masonry from Dhrangadhra with leather kota stone flooring and a concrete exposed ceiling. Two portions of the H-shaped floor plan: the living room, comprising a dining area and kitchenette, and the master suite.
“The architectural form was subsequently simplified as a refuge for important works was formed,” adds Bhadri Suthar, co-founder.
“The basic idea was that we human beings are eagerly connected with nature psychologically, and we tried to get that right for our owners.” All materials are naturally and regionally derived in this vein. The bulk of the furniture is made of pine wood and MS repurposed. In order to reduce overheating, MS structural columns are covered in fibre. The floor-to-ceiling windows shade jute drapes as the stone walls provide a great deal of refrigeration.
There is only one master bedroom at Rock House with a Master Bath attached. The connected pinewood side tables and MS bed frame restrict the viewing area. The space features antique pieces of decor, especially a series of Mysore columns that suit the lively upholstery. A semi-private living room is available from the main courtyard on an outdoor deck and enhances the connections with nature.
The spacious glass-walled living space is surrounded by indigenous plants, with an open-plan kitchen and a dining area. The south-west corner is surrounded by an enclosed courtyard with mosquitos-proof plants, flanked by a stone wall which shines from the direct sunlight. The interior is furnished with customised furnishings and an old jewel occasionally. Recovered pinewood sofas, armoires and a restaurant table offset the designed tapestry. The structure of the bulk of the furniture is MS, which is inherently resistant to termite. A woollen robber from Bhadoi enhances the living room.
Due to the southeast orientation of the house and the shade given by such trees, the outdoor areas are significantly shaded by the hot summer heat.
Snehal Suthar, the co-founder, states that “all trees are native species. “We examined the area and found biodiversity-enhancing plants,” said the researcher. In lily ponds near the entrance to the property, birds, butterflies, rabbits, mongooses, and even tortoises were seen.
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