Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
Biophilic architecture inspired: living with, and in nature. An intimate home that celebrates materiality and the relationship between manmade and natural — reducing carbon footprints. We used local materials, shaped and worked by local hands, to build this modest retreat. The surroundings were left largely undisturbed while building this ecologically sensitive accommodation. The key to this project was to build a home around nature rather than weaving nature into a home. The envelope uses locally sourced yellow stone for the foundation as well as the construction — thus its name, Rock House. The site is surrounded by large local mature trees that act as natural sun-breakers, shading all the pathways and the periphery. These provide shelter and sustenance to a variety of birds and fauna, encouraging biodiversity. We consciously stayed away from fragmenting the overall landscape and the home relies on the natural boundaries created by the vegetation for a notion of privacy.

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Applicant and authors of the project
The Grid Architects (Snehal Suthar and Bhadri Suthar).
«Our buildings have a direct impact on our psychological, biological, and sociological wellbeing. Our philosophy Biophilic design: the design that seeks „the innate emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms“. Generating a biophilic skin that positions the project at an equilibrium between the built and the natural world. we hope that’s the kind of future we can contribute towards. The practice of heartfulness has helped us elevate our consciousness reflecting in our design

Other participants
Manufacturers: Carpenters FURNITECTURE BRAND collaboration, HRS Aluglaze Pvt. Ltd, Local Nursery