Of Living Together
The Design Source|October - November 2016

A constant desire to design space that is functional yet artistic has led Ar. Aditya Agrawal, Principal Designer and MD of OCA Office For Contemporary Architecture, to elevate the luxurious living in the rapid developing city Indore.

The 18,000 sq.ft. villa at Sampat Farms, Indore was to designed for two brothers Sumit & Santosh Sachdeva. The clients needed an open planning concept to enhance family interactions and integrate all activities for the joint family.

The brief to the design team required lush green spaces, 4 level structure including the ground level for the two brothers and their families. The needs of all the individuals should be looked after and yet treating the whole unit as one for the family.

The journey of design starts as one enters the pathway into the villa. A well laid out path using multiple levels of mint white stone and grass carpet, the decorative shrubs and golden bamboo plantation on either side, the sculpture and the back lit wall cladding usher family and guest into the house.

This a 4 storey house, ground plus 3. The drawing room on the ground floor has a wall with shell inlay work done over stone. The sliding glass and natural vertical landscape provide comfort and elegance. A guest room and a play area also located on this level. The play area for the three kids (a girl and twin boys) is decorated with bubbly color combinations and a butterfly ceiling for fun and frolic.

The floor to floor flow of this villa is from a lift and two staircases. One is a wooden staircase which follows the rhythm of the theme of the villa and other staircase with wooden panelling has a carefully carved lotus over wooden veneer panel on railing and gold and silver leafing.

The permutation of small rotating panels over one single panel lead to partial partition on first and second floor.

The high ceilings and the Italian marble flooring exude a sense of vastness throughout the villa. Plenty of artefacts adorn the different areas. The clients had their old collection of artefacts which were blended with the new the metal and ceramic pieces.

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