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OM Winter Retreat in Rancharda, India by Studio 2+2

Project name:
OM Winter Retreat
Architecture firm:
Studio 2+2
Rancharda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Inclined Studio
Principal architect:
Janki Vyas, Sneha Suthar
Design team:
Interior design:
Built area:
950 ft²
Site area:
8700 ft²
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
Structural engineer:
Environmental & MEP:
Tools used:
Brick, Wood, Stone, Concrete, Glass, Metal
Vacation House For A Non-Resident Indian Client
Residential › House

Studio 2+2: A home that defines ‘long awaited’ arrival - a home where one yearns to be - a home which is a subsistent part of someone’s memories - a home which signals ‘always’ the coming back -

‘Om Winter Retreat’ is a vacation home for a Non-Resident Indian client. Crafted in the envelope of brick cladded walls, it is a one bedroom home of 950 sq.ft serving the utilities of an annual or weekend living. The house form resembles to a vernacular Indian house with large verandah to welcome guests and spend most of the day. As the day elevates & as the evening settles in - these changes can be experienced from this verandah. The inside of the house has one living room with attached powder toilet, one kitchen with attached washyard and one bedroom with attached bathroom.

The interiors are laid with Kotah Stone for a subtle tonality complementing the sense of place. The materiality of RCC compound wall, brick cladding & rajula stone in the landscape gives the overall warm appeal to the house. The terrace is accessible via floating RCC steps jutted from the load bearing wall & this terrace, has 2 in built planters which give a lovely fall of Vernonia creepers acting like green drapes against the brick surface. A Repurposed Hand-crafted Persian blue main door serves as a center point amidst the brick cladded surfaces. The interiors of the house have been planned in a contemporary style with an eclectic mix of wooden furnitures. 

A bosquet of 5 fruit-bearing trees have been planned in this site of 8700 sq. ft. A mindful approach is done here, to minimize lawn area & maximize planted trees. A vegetables growing squares have been planned to grow different plant edibles since the client has amazing culinary skills. A corner pavilion suits for breakfast & tea time. A small tray of running water fountain is flanked by this pavilion. An outdoor counter justifies the requirements for barbecues. One covered car parking is also provided on site.

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By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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