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A fluidic Contemporary Abode, perversely distinctive from the precincts of Punjab, India

India Architecture News - Sep 04, 2019 - 00:03   10370 views

A fluidic Contemporary Abode, perversely distinctive from the precincts of Punjab, India

Dressed in a color palette of whites and greys, the façade symbolizes purity and fluidity in form. Elements and material, juxtaposed to create a perfect balance, forms the basis of the concept of this project. A contemporary abode designed by Ar. Thakur Udayveer Singh is spread over an area of 6000 sq ft, located in Jalandhar, Punjab, the project attempts to “stand apart” from the existing neighborhood. An initiative to do something new which also seeks to capture the eye of a passer-by. The design is unconventional. It is fluidic, providing a sense of flow and continuity of form, which is not usually seen in the precincts of Punjab.


 Family Lounge

The client’s brief was to design a residence that maximizes space efficiency, has an affair with nature and also is minimal and not overdone. He also wanted the house to be in compliance with the norms of Vastu Shastra. The entrance boundary wall is ushered by the green buffer, adding to the aesthetics. The main gate is modest yet graceful, linear patterned in grey. The interplay of light and shadow is quite evident in the design.

It was a requirement as per Vastu to leave an empty space in the north direction. The designers have intelligently catered to the requirement by providing a passage which acts for a dual role. One, it serves for the appealing water fountain feature and the other; it acts as a service passage connecting to the service stairway. The use of mirrors on the sidewalls of the passage uplifts the overall experience of the space.

Living cum Dining Area 

The informal sitting area showcases beige furniture with wooden paneling on the wall. The dining area exudes a sense of sophistication with comfortable chairs and a shining black marble table. The “looking up” experience is enhanced by adding chandeliers with wooden paneling. The living-dining space can also be used as a small gathering area as it also houses a buffet counter; a wise choice the designer. The designers’ keen eye on detail is evident from the design of the formal living area specifically. The serene white sofas, in contrast to the grey stone mosaic on the backdrop wall, show a bold design choice. The wall showcases artwork too. One can enjoy the beauty of the green landscape outside, adjacent to the staircase while sitting in this area. The prayer room is also adjacent to this space. It is a glass-enclosed space to prevent noise.


The Spacious walk-in-closet

The master bedroom interiors are kept simple yet elegant. The white walls with grooves, beige color palette, a stylish side seating, add to the charm of the room. The highlight is the metal artwork in the form of a flower. It also has a spacious walk-in-closet and an attached washroom. As you climb up the stairs, you shall see lights dropping at various lengths, it takes you to the bar area. It shows artistic use of metal rods to firm a bottle rack, the gold design counter, wooden flooring, and arched wall design.


 Open Bar at the Upper Level

The house with its minimalistic façade, functional and spacious planning and sophisticated interiors achieve a balanced design. It attempts to make a long-lasting impression on the minds of people.


Ar. Thakur Udayveer Singh felicitated by Prof Charanjit Singh Shah 

The principal architect of this abode, Ar. Thakur Udayveer Singh was also recently honored awarded for his work by “Schuco” Presents “Engage Ludhiana 2019”, which was the 22nd edition, commencing The Third Series of The Most Celebrated Architectural Journey in India. Engage tours the most robust cities, creating a platform for Architects and Designers to gain knowledge, network and explore the latest product and technologies. Engage Ludhiana 2019 was curated and executed by IDEATE INDIA, attended by over 200+ stalwarts of the architectural and design industry from all parts of Punjab. The topic of the panel discussion of the event was GLOCALISATION – Through Technology and Material Integration.

Fact File 

Architecture Firm: Space Race Architects

Project Year: 2018

Covered Area: 6000 sq ft.

Principal Architect: Ar. Thakur Udayveer Singh

Specialist Design Team: Ritika Singh

Specialist manufacturers: Schuco, Grohe, Schneider, Osram, Sirca, D décor

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