Open Sky Policy

Arpan Shah


The Serendeep Clubhouse at the outskirts of Ahmedabad is pays homage to its green surroundings. This semi-open, semi-closed concurrence of forms makes the building a living, breathing neighbour to the green vistas around. The team at Modo Designs, led by Arpan Shah, had an obvious affinity to patterned shadow play – mesh designs are scattered across the clubhouse to create haunting weaves of sunlight against the colour scorched floor. The clubhouse’s most fervent nod towards modernist sensibility is in its minimalism, as opposed to unconventional shapes and bends of concrete, and in its mix of building materials. The general air of the place is of mature calmness, a space that is waiting for it occupants to supply the colour and cheer.