Residential architecture in an urban area poses the challenge of designing an elegant home that makes a statement from the outside and reflects the modern style in the interiors. The challenge is magnified in a city where concrete rules, particularly when the clients want a unique design and specific features in their dream home. The team at Vivid Storeys LLP, an end-to-end architectural design and home construction firm based in Bangalore, have achieved a fantastic result in the contemporary home featured here. The minimalist architecture optimises natural light and ventilation, with well-planned balconies connecting the interior and exterior spaces.
Vivid Storeys created a premium look for the residence at an affordable price, based on the client’s requirements and budget. The design, construction, and implementation were handled end-to-end entirely by the firm’s teams to deliver a high-quality project within the budget & deadline, resulting in a happy client.
After the initial meeting to understand the client’s requirements and style preference, the team developed the design for the proposed residence. The house façade included exposed brick walls and jaali screens to create a minimalist and elegant elevation. The brick-toned jaali material adds an earthy feel to the façade. Using exposed bricks in place of claddings helped considerably reduce the construction costs of the elevations. Moreover, the jaali screens offer a functional benefit by concealing the utilities and inviting natural light and ventilation.
The combination of brick, grey, and off-white tones on the elevation lends a modern, minimalist look. The spaces are divided to provide screened and open connections between the exterior and interior spaces. Grey grills add a safety feature to the open balconies, besides blending with the grey tones on the façade, maintaining the minimalist aesthetic.
Another view of the elevation highlights how the architects have balanced the structure with a mix of closed, open, and partially covered spaces, using brick, jaali, and grills.
The minimalist style is the most common choice for contemporary homes. However, the design must incorporate the client’s requirements in terms of functionality. The living room features the minimalist style but can comfortably seat at least 10 guests. The bay window incorporates some of the seating while also providing a space to put one’s feet up and relax at the end of the day, watching a favourite show on TV.
The television unit is built into the wall, enhancing the minimalist design. Fabric sofas and vitrified flooring complete the look.
The minimalist theme extends to the modular kitchen with handle-less cabinets and black countertops. The designers have created a pleasing contrast using blue for the base cabinets. The storage is customised to meet the client’s requirements with a blend of open and closed units. It includes drawers, cabinets, a crockery unit, and woven-cane pull-out basket drawers.
The U-shaped kitchen layout optimises storage and workspace, providing ample room for cooking in comfort and plugging kitchen appliances.
The comparison of the 3D elevation and the constructed home shows the expertise with which the Vivid Storeys Team has designed, scheduled, implemented, and delivered the client a dream home. By presenting a realistic representation of the architecture, including the materials and tones, the clients are sure to be satisfied with the outcome.
Vivid Storeys LLP is committed to offering its customers a hassle-free home construction experience. They deliver elegant homes by undertaking end-to-end architectural planning and construction. Their competitive and transparent pricing and on-time delivery with focus on quality of workmanship and materials ensure their customers are happy with the experience and build quality.