In present times as a house shoulders the responsibility of reflecting the inhabitants’ lifestyle, status and personality, it is crucial for the designer to maintain a balance between key factors such as comfort and a certain style statement. The firm Hiren Patel Architects (HPA) seems to have nailed this aspect for this residence in Ahmedabad. Easily identifiable with its exposed red brick exteriors, the house achieves an artistic attribute. The mélange of colours, red from the bricks, green of the plants and the brown of timber evokes a rustic appeal. Whether it’s a sculptural element, an unconventional use of materials or a bit of both, this residence designed by Hiren Patel Architects never fails to showcase a sense of sophistication that sets it apart.