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Narendra Mangwani

Ahmedabad , Gujarat, India-380009 |Practicing since: Aug. 1, 2008

Saaransh, Residential-Single family dwelling

Nitin Varsha House House is a summary of ones beliefs and values. So is Nitin Varsha House. Situated in the eastern part of Ahmedabad, the house sits on a square plot with two shared walls, allowing views to the corner opening. With road on two sides, the house open ups to allow light to the opposite corner. The clients wanted a modern house with natural finishes. Local stone, brick, concrete wood was obvious choice. These materials allowed lot of flexibility to create variations within them to bring out cheerful spaces for the young and sporty family. Nitin and Varsha played a vital role by giving their smallest requirements of storage, utility to involvement in final selection. Their involvement was crucial indeed.

The materials allowed a great permutation of patterns possible. Each day in the design process gave an opportunity to explore these materials and create a spatial envelope for them. As days passed by, each pattern became an element to explore. The memory associated with making of each pattern holds a space on the stair landing in form of Saraansh the summary. The house welcomes with the wooden gate, built in a traditional way with the brick jali compound wall, allows peeping inside the house with a curiosity. The granite finished floating ramp lifts one up to the verandah through the landscape.

The main entrance draws attention to the double height foyer with cobbled floor creating a sense of inside-out. The Living spaces open up to the deck outside allowing a wider vision by extending till the plot boundary. The brick wall acts as the backdrop to the formal-informal space with different bonds on it depicting the functional datum. The space unfolds to the dinning space and to the kitchen with a stair in the middle. The concrete clock embedded in the wall scatters the digits along with the fix dials. The scars on the valsadi tead wood table, reminds the story of the recycled wood and the great workmanship of the carpenter. The platform keeps floating by hugging the wall, allowing the floor to extend.

The store and utility space attached the kitchen providing the essential needs. The cooking space opens up to the verandah outside allowing them to participate in the street life, and creating possible kitchen extension during parties. The stair divides the two wings of public /private on lower floor and unites the two sleeping area on upper floor with a reading space and lounge. The stair explores wood with metal railing flowing to the first floor library space. The wooden louvers adjust the light required for reading and cutting off the view to the road. Master bedroom with black Kadappa stone, opens up to two balconies on either side and a dress/toilet cube on the other side. Valsadi teak, Pine wood and concrete make up the ceiling with LED track lights.

The bathing space explores Madras Kadappa stone in various finishes, opening into the balcony covered with lush green bushes for privacy, and tries to break through the mindset of closed bathing areas in dense urban context. The balcony is an extension to the bedroom in real sense. With transparent parapet, the balcony overlooks the street allowing view, and cutting harsh sun to the sleeping area. It acts as a climatic buffer from outside to inside a verandah in true sense. The sons bedroom on the other wing explores Andhra Grey Kotah Stone with various finishes based on spatial need, with a backdrop of brick wall with different brink bonds forming datum lines.

The exposed brick wall here works as a stage for the young engineer, with bricks jutting out to hold small LED lamps. An alcove with wooden seat cantilevers out from the bedroom floor, extending the habitable space. The bathing space here explored exposed concrete as finish, avoiding the conventional tiles. Concrete, wood, stone, and glass create the envelope overlooking the double height of the service yard below. The room on the second level accommodates their love for learning music - as hobby room. The space opening to the terrace allows the user to participate in the activity while being connected to the outdoors. The terrace here is not a leftover roof top, but creates an ambience to cherish the winter mornings, summer evenings and monsoon days. The stucco wall again here acts as a stage to celebrate family/friend gathering. The mosaic floor with an inlay of blue flower dramatizes the floor with choices of seating along the wall. The pavilion here is a response to sky with an element of swing on the terrace!!! The house summaries the wishes of the family, their beliefs and values. House Nitin Varsha is in true sense their Saraansh.

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ZingyEdit: The facade comprises of a play of volumes with projections and balconies highlighting the building.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Exterior, volume, window, Brick Wall, Railing, Display Window, louvers, glass railing, Curtain, External Walls and Facades

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ZingyEdit: Exposed surface finishes of the concrete and the brick walls, give a raw dramatic finish to this balcony.

This picture relates to/has: Balcony, finish flooring, chair-tables, Brick Wall, Railing, concrete, Glass Panels, Door, Potted Plant, Grass

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This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Exterior, volume, Brick Wall, Railing, concrete, Glass Panels, Door, Potted Plant, Pillar, External Walls and Facades

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This picture relates to/has: Living Room, wooden flooring, wall art, Wooden Door, Wooden Staircase, Display Shelf / Cabinets

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This picture relates to/has: Terrace, finish flooring, sconce, window, textured wall, Brick Wall, Railing, Mosaic, Wall Lights

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ZingyEdit: Dining setup has been placed against the wall, donning warm and bright hues of brown, red and white.

This picture relates to/has: Dining Room, wall art, Ceiling Fan, Cabinet, Wooden Door, Dining Table, Hanging Ceiling Light, Wooden Staircase, Wooden chair, Kitchen, Wall Clock, Storage & Containers

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This picture relates to/has: Living Room, Wooden Flooring, wall art, Stairs, Stool, Wooden Door, Ceiling Art, wall shelf, Storage & Shelves

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ZingyEdit: The facade displays array of volumes, with glass railing and lots of openings to promote permeability and avoid box-like facade.

This picture relates to/has: Exterior, Brick Wall, Display Window, louvers, Wooden Cladding, glass railing, Door, Pillar, Gate, External Walls and Facades

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ZingyEdit: The interior of this bedroom features woodwork, along with exposed brick finish.

This picture relates to/has: Bedroom, side tables, window, Rolling Chair, Curtains, Storage Bed, Brick Wall, Wooden Cladding, Study Table

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ZingyEdit: The residence displays a composition of brick facade, concrete and glass playing in volumes.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Exterior, finish flooring, Plants, Glass Panels, landscape, glass railing, Door, Potted Plant, Tree, Grass, Windows, Stone Finishes

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ZingyEdit: Perspective at the residence with volumes displaying a play of colors and materials.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Exterior, window, Brick Wall, glass railing, Gate, External Walls and Facades

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ZingyEdit: Featuring a bedroom with wooden ceiling, and an exposed brick wall displaying a pattern with partially extruding bricks at random places.

This picture relates to/has: Bedroom, finish flooring, bedside cabinets, bed, Rolling Chair, wall art, Wooden Ceiling, Brick Wall, Cushion, Wall Shelves, Study Table

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ZingyEdit: The stairs have been clad with wooden platforms, to pair with the wooden flooring.

This picture relates to/has: stairs, stools, Wooden Flooring, wall art, Wooden Door, Wooden Staircase, Handrail, Display Shelf / Cabinets

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ZingyEdit: King sized double-bed dominating this bedroom, beneath a bright wooden ceiling adds dynamism to the interiors.

This picture relates to/has: Bedroom, bedside tables, bed, wall art, Ceiling Fan, Wooden Ceiling, Curtains, Display Window, Glass Panels, cove light, Wooden Cladding, Door Design, Spotlight, Bookcases & Wardrobes

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This picture relates to/has: design, sconce, textured wall, wall art, Brick, Wall Tiles

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This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Landscape, Exterior, sconce, Wooden Ceiling, Brick Wall, Glass Panels, Door, Planter, Pergola, Swing, Stone Finishes

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ZingyEdit: The wall bear symmetrically arranged bricks in a pattern, having aesthetics of its own.

This picture relates to/has: design, sconce, Brick Wall, Brick

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ZingyEdit: Wooden dining table has been paired up with wooden chairs, composed along the external wall of the kitchen.

This picture relates to/has: Dining Room, textured wall, wall art, Cabinet, Wooden Door, Hanging Ceiling Light, Wooden Staircase, Wooden Table, Wooden Cladding, Wooden chair, Handrail, Display Shelf / Cabinets

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ZingyEdit: Dining table setup perfectly complementing the bright vibrant interiors.

This picture relates to/has: Living Room, finish flooring, sconce, wall art, Stairs, Wooden Door, Brick Wall, Dining Table, Hanging Ceiling Light, Wooden chair, Curtain

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ZingyEdit: The spacious kitchen displays smooth functioning due to its organized structure.

This picture relates to/has: Kitchen, countersinks, Wooden Door, cove light, false ceiling, Fridge, Doors, Windows, Kitchen Accessories, Dining Room Furniture, Display Shelf / Cabinets

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This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Landscape, window, Brick Wall, Concrete Wall, Glass Wall, glass railing, Potted Plant

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ZingyEdit: Wooden handles with a crisp designer finish depict the level of attention paid over to the details.

This picture relates to/has: Wooden Door, Wooden Cladding, Door Handles, Texture Finishes

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ZingyEdit: Wooden wardrobe and display shelves in the dresser area, provide the necessary storage for the bathroom.

This picture relates to/has: Bathroom, Dressing Room, Cabinet, Wooden Rafters, Wooden Wardrobe, Decor Accessories, Glass Panels, Door, Sliding Door, Home Storage

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ZingyEdit: The lawn features fancy balcony with a composed outdoor landscape comprising of hardscape, softscape and raw textures of the building to resonate with it.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Landscape, Balcony, seating furniture, outdoor furniture, window, Brick Wall, concrete, Door, Grass, Plants, Pavers

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ZingyEdit: The kitchen features spacious arrangement of cabinets and shelves, all wrapped up in a sober warm color palette.

This picture relates to/has: Kitchen, Ceiling Fan, Cabinet, Display Window, Glass Panels, cove light, false ceiling, Microwave, Storage & Shelves, Kitchen Accessories, Washbasins, Acrylic Stone Kitchen Worktops

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ZingyEdit: A flight of stairs with the steps clad with wooden panels, and the wall along the landing step featuring artwork.

This picture relates to/has: stairs, cladding, wall art, Wooden Rafters, Brick Wall, Wooden Cladding, Handrail, Stone Finishes, Wall Tiles

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ZingyEdit: Wooden clad stair steps along with wooden handrail have been highlighting the space as more than just a medium of circulation.

This picture relates to/has: stairs, wall art, Stairs, Wooden Cladding, Handrail

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ZingyEdit: The overall black backdrop of tiles, further accentuates and highlights the vibrant white bathroom fixtures.

This picture relates to/has: Bathroom, dressing mirrors, Cabinet, Wooden Ceiling, Bathroom Tiles, Wooden Cladding, Bathroom Fixtures, Water Closets, Designer Washbasins

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ZingyEdit: Draping minimalism as its concept, this bathroom displays a nuance of simplicity with its simple material palette over the interiors.

This picture relates to/has: Bathroom, finish flooring, dressing mirrors, Cabinet, Wooden Ceiling, Bathroom Accessories & Organization, Water Closets, Designer Washbasins

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