The residence designed by Ground Zero portrays a tranquil ambience with its bold forms and palette of colours.
Nestled on a quiet, newly developed street in Vesu, Surat, the project is a 4BHK apartment designed for three generations. The clients wanted to opt for a contemporary theme with play of colours. Blue was the preferred shade by them all, and hence, the palette was selected accordingly.
The entrance was indirect as per the vastu compliance. The shoe rack and the seating space were played along with the massing and the derivation was a bold form that catches the eye of the visitor. A planter box in blue was protruded adding life to the space.
As one enters, the vestibule is a pocket in blue and provides access to the living room and two bedrooms. The living room is located in the core of the residence from which the rooms and kitchen branch out. The TV unit extends beyond the wall deriving an arched gateway to the dining area. The chairs in the shade of pink make render a statement of elegance to the living room. The fabric textured tile envelopes the wall of the living room up to 3ft. The bent profile compliments the curves in the ceiling. The breakfast counter establishes a connectivity between the living room and kitchen. The overhead storage in the kitchen has been designed not only to meet the requirements of client but also to create a play of niches and solid shutters. The dining area encompasses a common vanity on one side and pooja space on the other. The table has been designed in Italian marble having a tint of blue and beige. The pooja space has been secluded and covered in fluted glass for privacy.
The guest bedroom makes the visitor awestruck with the arched design element of the bed back. The mattress has been placed on a platform bed along with the free-standing circular side-table. The marble textured curtains compliment the ambience of the bedroom.
The parent’s bedroom has been given a traditional touch using elements in bed and wall panelling. The headboard has been designed in flutes finished in PU paint. The metal element on the bed back continues till the wardrobe serving the function of door handle. The dressing mirror breaks the monotony of TV unit and stands out.
Taking inspiration from waves of sea, the bed back has been designed. The door to the toilet has been concealed in the panelling, where one of the curves acts as its handle. A mirror has been pivoted on the console finished in Italian marble top which also acts as a TV unit. The outcome is a space offering a peaceful ambience for the master bedroom.
A low cushioned bed has been designed in the kid’s room that extends towards the window to form a cosy pocket for sitting. A corner bed was preferred to provide ample space for the kids to play. The bed back has been finished in subtle wallpaper that extends till the study and highlighted by a painting in the corner. The handle for the wardrobe has been hand painted and given a playful element.
Playing in bold forms and with the palette of ‘shades of blue’, the residence stands out and also offers a tranquil ambience to dwell in.
Photo credit: Inclined Studio
Project: Shades of Blue, Surat
Design Team: Ground Zero
Principal Architects: Ar. Sagar Rathod, Ar. Mansi Navdiwala, Ar. Ritika Uttamchandani
Project Year: 2022
Built-up Area: 4,500 sq ft
Project cost: Approx. 50 lakhs
By: A+D Team