Photography: Tejas Shah
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4. Introduce pavers within the lawnIn this naturally contoured garden, the pavers are laid within the lawn to create a green walkway. See how concrete, grass, and a few plants and sculptures play wonderfully against each other. The pavers can be replaced with heavy-duty stone tiles.
This Vadodara home by Dipen Gada and Associates makes use of creamy yellow-tinted grey on the exterior walls to help reflect sunlight and keep the house cool. The soft hue makes a nice backdrop to complement the lush green landscape, while the textured paint subtly adds visual interest.
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here: A couple, their child and their parentsLocation: Vadodara, GujaratYear built: 2015Size: 408 square metres, two bedrooms; a home theatre; a pool Architectural designer: Dipen Gada of Dipen Gada and AssociatesSite coordinator: Rahi ConstructionThat’s interesting: The scultptures placed in the exterior of the house were installed to symbolise the different states of tranquility and relaxation.Photos by Tejas Shah“I wanted the space to surrender to nature; to create an experience that would allow us to forget the outside world and its worries,” says architect Dipen Gada. As the site is located near a riverbank, it was planned on kotar (natural curved land) and was filled to achieve the desired terrain. “As it is a holiday haven, I wanted to maximise the space and thus opted for a bold minimalist aesthetic,” explains Gada. “Apart from a few artworks, the decor is kept to a minimum.”