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2. Location: SuratFirm: Studio LagomA sunken pebbled atrium in this Surat house, has been designed as an additional seating zone. Furnished with casual seating and a fresco-ed wall as a background, it’s a welcome change from the more formal living room.See more images of this home here
8. Which plants can be used to create a green, tranquil indoor space, and are easy to grow?To create a calm and relaxing ambience, choose plants that have lush, large, soft-looking leaves. Palms, ficus, and vines such as money plant are excellent options. There is also a Zen-like calming feel to succulents such as aloe vera and snake plant – and they are low-maintenance too.Discover hardy plants ideal for the Indian homes
17. Surat bungalowWho lives here: A couple and their two daughters Year built: 2017Size: 1300 square metre plot (14,000 square feet) with 1021 square metres (11,000 square feet) of built-up area ; 5 bedrooms; 7 bathrooms.Architecture and design firm: Hardik Shah, founder and principal architect, Studio LagomPhotos by Photographix | Sebastian + IraThere’s much to admire in this home: its simple aesthetics, minimal material palette and the ‘skewed’ architecture of the garden where its elements have been built at an angle slightly off the straight line to create different points of view and perspective to the landscape. Browse through more images of this home
Opposite the living room is a sunken pebbled courtyard that has been designed with an additional seating zone. “These pockets of seating allow people more freedom to use the space as per their choice,” Shah says.
10. Set against a modern staircase design is a space that sings of Indian traditions … who wouldn’t be at home here? Studio Lagom have created a courtyard-inspired area accentuated with a tree – pointing to the age-old practice of Indian homes sporting an inner atrium with a tree for worship. Right next to it is a wooden column of the sort usually seen in old mansions or palaces. The wall along the very contemporary stairs displays intricate traditional drawings of elephants and trees.