A home interior, which speaks of the very Indian lifestyle of its dwellers while remaining modern - that´s what Uneven Interiors´ newest project is all about.
Interplay is a word that comes across as a strong point when you look at this Vijayanagar residence designed by Uneven Interiors. A standalone structure, which is located 40kms away from Vadodara, the two storey house has a well-planned interior design that is the background for the interplay of indoors and outdoors, artificial and natural light, and rustic and artistic elements as well as modern thinking and traditional living.
The home-owners wanted a vastu shastra-compliant house with interiors that suited the needs and tastes of the three generations of its residents. The designers say, ¨This project brought about a perfect amalgamation of exposed brickwork and pointed arches outside with focus area of the inner courtyard.¨
The layout of the house follows a linear design with the living area, family room, kitchen and dining area and the two bedrooms arranged around the inner courtyard. The first floor houses three bedrooms and entertainment and bar area. The inner courtyard, which is central to the design, adds fluidity to the elements and gives the interiors an enviable openness. ¨Designing the courtyard was the most interesting aspect as we had never done something like this before,¨ reveal the designers. The fatade is another interesting aspect of the house. The outer shell wraps the exposed brick walls and is punctured with double height arches. Rustic stones and pavers are used for the driveway, making the entrance grand yet welcoming. Earthy materials in non-glossy finish, such as mosaic tiles, natural stones and wood are predominantly used. Another important aspect is the use of motifs on wall cladding, flooring, arches, ceilings and doors.
Each room in the house has a tone that´s reflective of the occupant´s personality. The living room is formal and classy, while the family room is cosy and comfortable. The parents´ bedroom on the ground level is subtle. The other bedrooms on the first floor have varied appeals - the guest room being classy, the elder son´s bedroom being mature and the younger one´s being jazzy.
The team at Uneven Interiors have ensured that the family will live in utmost modern comfort in this house, complete with the warmth of Indian aesthetics.
Total Area: 10,200 sq ft
Total Cost: Rs.2 crore
Text: Kanishka Ramchandani
photos: Darshan Dave
Meet the architects
Dexter Fernandes & Shourya Patel
Firm: Uneven established in 2005.
Firm specialisation: Architecture and interior design, designing wedding sets, exhibition stalls and various events.
Design philosophy: We don´t really have a decided philosophy!! . We follow our hearts and we do what we enjoy. That´s the process we follow somewhere that is what helps us create what we do.
Philosophy towards life: No philosophy.
Favourite architect/Designer: None.
UNEVEN; 202, Tower X- 7, Earth Complex, Near Earth Bungalow, Akshar Chowk, Vadodara û 390 020. Shourya Patel, Mobile: (0)94270 76106. Dexter Fernandes, Mobile: (0)98242 03173.