This bright, modern, open-plan apartment was designed by Saransh architects in Ahmedabad, India. The studio removed all partitions so that all areas of the house are visible when entering the apartment.
A cozy corner for reading and chatting is next to the dining area, a bathroom is across from the den, and a bedroom is beyond at the far end of the apartment. The bathroom is the only room closed by a door. In the absence of doors and walls, materials of different colors and textures were used to delimit the different areas of the apartment. These include gray-pigmented plaster, polished concrete, blue tiles, teak and brass, which together should create an overall harmony in the apartment. The pigmented lime plaster is also said to help keep the house cool in Ahmedabad’s hot climate.
The kitchen and bathroom are completely covered with gray lime plaster, while the walls and ceiling of the cave are lined with teak. The cave also has a raised floor to improve the feeling of stepping into a quiet zone. The bedroom is designed much warmer and has beige walls and a blue tile floor. The polished concrete floor that extends through the kitchen and seating areas of the apartment has been inlaid with blocks of various materials such as wood, stone, cement and brass. These decorative details are designed to look and function like carpets and create a visual anchor for any area. A series of brass-framed wooden boards appear under the dining table, and there are geometric cuts of green marble on the kitchen floor.
The studio said the apartment should act as a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city, embodying a unique aesthetic that is different from the houses in the immediate area.