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Brutalist architecture meets Indian design in this striking Ahmedabad villa

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For The Grid Architects, whose oeuvre is deeply entrenched in strong concepts, inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places. In Beton Brut, their latest project, it was a quintessentially Indian image that set the ball rolling for the architecture of the Ahmedabad villa.

A Veiled Reference

“Our work is inspired by site context, climate, client requirements… They are unique to every assignment,” say Bhadri and Snehal Suthar, principal designers and founders of The Grid Architects. In this case, the mental cogs started churning after seeing a woman trying to shield her face and head from the sun with her sari.  “The sheltering from the sun and heat was particularly crucial to this home as it would stand on an approximately 12,000-square-foot, southwest-facing plot. This mysterious and alluring visual became a compelling inspiration,” they state.

The architectural articulation has created balconies and small pockets that allow greenery to be woven into the narrative.

Photographix India

Brutalist architecture meets Indian elements in this striking Ahmedabad villa

Balconies are protected with deep overhangs, allowing the occupants of this southwest-facing structure to enjoy the outdoors comfortably.

Photographix India