Selected to design a prototype villa for a large golf development at Modasar, 25-30 minutes' drive from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The studio came up with 4 radically different approaches and 16 variants of the same. The selected option was further detailed into 4 variants. This particular option was designed so as to minimally disrupt the edge of the fairways, being low slung and flat roofed.
In this region mornings as well as evenings are spent under the sky and to promote the same a small feature of a stone staircase was introduced to reinforce the connectivity between the principal living space, the front garden and the green roofed terrace.
The entire roof being green will help in insulating and reducing the heat gain to the roof slab and also reduce the impact of majority of this layout of second homes by seamlessly merging the development with the golfing greens.
An interesting feature is the shade giving pergola which forms a continuous line around the crest of the villa, this line which is contiguous, breaks and reconnects in the form of a pivoted C-channel to allow entry to the roof at the stone staircase junction.
The entire floor is black Cudappa stone, the same as used by Le Corbusier in the villas Sarabhai and Shodan. The external render of the entire villa is in recycled crushed glass plaster in tones of muted warm greys.
Local grasses have been allowed to intrude onto the hardscape and create a sense of overgrowth. All in all, the villas are meant to blend into the periphery of the fairways in as understated a manner as possible.