MD Apartment, located centrally in Ahmedabad, is the house of a designer, designed to meet his specific requirements. Originally a two bedroom apartment, it has been converted into a Studio.
Stripping the space bare was the first stage of design. This meant removing all the partition walls, existing toilets, the kitchen and even the existing flooring. There was a conscious decision of making a space that was minimal and at the same time, tactile. So a majority of the materials chosen were done so based on how well they age.
On entering the apartment, the entire house is visible – the only door in the house is to the toilet. This ensures ample daylight in the north facing apartment. The living space flows into the dining area, with a floor seating dining table and an open kitchen making the house appear larger which further connects to a reading and entertainment den.
The interior takes white and grey undertones, both of which create an overarching harmony, which is then accented with highlights of wood and brass. On entering the house one experiences four different spaces demarcated by changes in material.
The den is made of wood to give a cozy vibe, and the volume of this space is reduced drastically to give a sense of entering a different realm, which is further exaggerated by the need to climb a couple of steps to enter it. Finally the last space that is the sleeping area, is made much warmer with beige walls and a more playful floor in tones of blue. This gives it a very different aesthetic inside the house, giving it a personal touch.
The project is an exploration of materiality and juxtaposition of textures. The entire flooring is polished concrete with different inlays, like wood, stone, cement tiles and brass. The polished concrete is filleted onto the wall up to the sill level, to give a sense of being inside concrete rather than being on it.
∇ 平面图 plan
∇ 剖透视图 sections
设计团队：Arihant Bajaj&Tejashree Karande
摄影：Ishita Sitwala& The Fishy Project