This contemporary bungalow, located in the outskirts of Vadodara, reveals itself step by step - ‘surprise’ being its underlying theme. Its veiled beauty combines contrasting elements and exudes equanimity with effortless ease. Hiding behind a perforated RCC wall, the home, designed by Vadodra based architectural firm Dipen Gada and Associates, opens itself in layers, akin to a flower that slowly blossoms to its full bloom.
Designed in three separate parts – the house, the Zen garden and the swimming pool; principal architect Dipen Gada and his team have woven the different built spaces together through manicured gardens and patios. All volumes follow an open plan, with a gradual transition into the outside spaces through sit-outs, open passages and terraces thereby bringing into the volumes a delightful composition of light patterns and shadows.
There is an understated beauty in the house, brought in not just through the massing, but also through relation between the inside-outside spaces, the architectural features creating vibrant light-shadow patterns and the connections between various spaces.