|Area :||5000 sqft|
The Ash Abode is a home grounded by simplicity, clean lines and solid colour blocks. During the time, we were deeply inspired by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret – their deep sienna passage of the Villa La Roche, their Chandigarh series and the general polychromatic feel of some of their work. The unusual palette of the cement finished grey; sienna and sage set the stage for a sophisticated and refined shell, which also had a Zen like calmness and stillness to it. We wanted the materiality of the walls, the ceiling and the floor to be harmoniously matt, only to differ in colour. In the grey shell with the rust floor, we made the connecting passage a refreshing leaf green to create a colour block akin to Villa La Roche. To preserve this serene and sober experience, we intentionally decided to have natural browns and greens in terms of fabrics. These would complement the woven mid-century modern furniture spread across the house. The natural colours and materials of the furniture pieces stand out vibrantly against the textured grey walls of the house giving the otherwise serious shell a dash of drama. To accent and highlight the space we used metal elements – the main door that is copper, a copper border on bedroom doors and a few bedroom lights. This completed the Zen-meets-mid-century modern look and gave the foyer a burst of life.