Mumbai-based Form Space n Design Architects create a resplendent villa for home owners in Jodhpur with luxurious materials and smart space utilisation
A home takes on a different meaning when blended with traditional expressions with contemporary designs. This 10,000 sq. ft. residential project in Jodhpur resonates of extravagance and fine detailing. The entrance with Jodhpur styled exterior and presence of jaali and overall neutral colour and material palette true to the ‘desert’ theme create a contextual relevance.
The architecture and design was headed by principal architects Rajesh Kathe and Sohil Valia of Form Space N Design Architects, while the project was directed and supervised under the guidance of Divya Rupreja, Project Head – Associate Interior Designer.
The space of the residence can be demarcated into the ground level and the upper levels. The structure has a part basement, ground + 2 level with a terrace above. The ground floor houses the double height living room, dining area and the drawing room, powder toilet, the kitchen, the parents’ room and the guest room. The upper level (first floor) houses the master bedroom, the children’s bedroom, the study area and the servants’ room while the second level has the multi-purpose room and theatre room to entertain guests.
The rich palette comprising raw wood, high gloss surfaces and metal create a sensory experience in the living room, dining room, the main corridor. The L-shaped leatherette sofa with muted fabric single seater chairs and strong patterned carpets create a statement. The double-height windows ensure the space is amply lit at all times. The double height ceiling has a huge grid of an intricate design fabricated in wood and MDF and with a satin matt surface and veneer housing an exposed filament bulb suspended fixture create an impact. The partially cantilevered wooden treads resting on the marble risers with a clear glass railing complements the elegant staircase.
The varied heights of lights in a glossy metal pipe suspending from the ceiling sets the right amount of drama into the luxurious space. Small lights on each pipe allow the floor to sparkle.
Intricacies of design
On entering the lobby, a controlled light artefact with a console serves as a conversation piece. The lobby houses two beautiful satin matte skilfully designed screens that double up as sliding doors to the study room. The study room is kept clean and straight-lined allowing the vibrant yellow graphical vinyl to create an impact. The graphical vinyl was a custom-made design with the use of different fonts, visuals of books etc.
The drawing room stands out in terms of materials and design. The Italian Diana marble flooring, finished wooden rafters on the ceiling and the beautiful 1m x 1m painting on the wall creates an inviting décor. The posh white sofa rests next to free-standing light with the grey-black centre table and rug complementing the setting.
An expansive island kitchen is finished in gloss PU and back-painted glass with Diana Italian marble resting on floor and walls. The glistening brown granite combined with yellow Corian creates outstanding counter tops. The breakfast table apron is crafted from CNC cut Corian screen while adorned by suspended fixtures overhead.
The second level of the house hosts an informal seating area and theatre room which doubles up as an entertainment area for guests.
An 800 sq. ft. master suite houses a spacious master bed area, a bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe done up in glass which visually connects the space. The Corian finished island bed adorned with two glass crystal suspended lights maintains the grandness of the space. The motif patterns are repeated on the backlit wardrobe sliding screens. A combination of white pearl finish glossy shutters with veneer and a soothing back-painted glass with concealed handle details keep the space neat and organised.
The daughter’s bedroom is conceived in hues of bright pink and white. In place of conventional chandeliers, innovative hanging fixtures add to the charm of the décor. In the bathroom, a floral design engraved and inlayed in Corian serves as a backdrop of free-standing bathtub. The Mexican brown Italian floor and the mix of pink and brown as a bisazza tile wall create a focal point in the vanity room.
The mother’s bedroom showcases a monochrome veneer finished linear grid along the entire stretch of the wardrobe. The vertical rafters’ house concealed lights while the hues of brown and a little texture complement the colour palette of the room. A simple and warm room with a play of vertical grid completes the room. The backdrop of the bed has a combination of veneer rafters and wallpaper at the back.
The guest room evokes a soothing feel with its palette largely comprising the beige walls, solid wood, matte finishes and splash of olive green. The rexine curved backrest of the rest breaks the monotony of clean lines. An MDF screen atop the horizontal veneer panel creates a backdrop for the mounted TV; the design is repeated on the veneer panel which serves as a backdrop for the console.
The overall residential project is an extravagant affair with an intelligent mix of muted colours, refined materials and apt utilisation of spaces.
Photos: Ravi Kanade