Design: Modo Designs
The house by the Trees is a gathering and retreat place on the outskirts of Ahmedabad set amidst the existing neem, chikoo, and amla trees. The brief given was to have a spacious and open place yet addressing security concerns
Our primary concern was to weave the house layout with the existing trees, resulting in some trees within the house courts and some trees along its edge and thus random location of existing trees defined the extent of the house. The house is a two-bay plan with the front bay having the semi-open porch and vestibule and a guest bedroom adjoining it.
A linear courtyard segregates the front bay from the rear one enhancing the sense of openness from the enclosed spaces. The rear bay has the living, dining, and kitchen on one side and master bedroom on the other side with a semi-open lounge that separates these zones in the rear bay.