Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project

URBAN REPOSE

Openideas Architects

MANUFACTURERS
Gessi, ELAN, Futura, Shailja

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Monarch Champaneri, Nilesh Gajera, Niralee Champaneri

LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Actual Organic

DESIGN TEAM
Sahil Soni, Kishan Patel, Nishant Chauhan

LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS
Bhawna Shah, Jessica Shah

INTERIOR DESIGN TEAM
Hemali Shah, Aekansh Saini

CONTENT WRITER
Kanwalpreet Kaur

ILLUSTRATION DESIGN
Zeb Saiyed, Tarang Antala

STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT
Umang Patel

STONEWORK
Bhuvabhai Mistry

MILLWORK
Tejaram Suthar

PAINTWORK
Deepak Singh

ARTEFACTS
Harsh Pandya

ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT
Mukesh Patel

FURNITURE SOURCING
Saga Lifestyles

LOCATION
Ahmedabad, India

AREA
6350 ft²

YEAR
2020

Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project
Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project

When the client approached us with an idea for his residence, we found ourselves with a brief that had clarity and yet was liberal.

Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project
Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project

Compliance with Vastu was a necessity and unification of design for both was intended. Interlacing the various functions of spaces, while weaving in the natural fabric was vital.

Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project
Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project

A need to lend a unique identity and yet remain in harmony with the context led to the idea, that is, Urban Repose.The interspersed sculptures underline the perception of movement within the composition, rendering cohesiveness to the space.

Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project
Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project
Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project
Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project

The narrative for ‘Urban Repose’ begins as earth, stone and leaf give way to a complex and transparent ground floor.This holds up a more haptic form rendered in Indian granite.

The living spaces have been primarily arranged towards the north, with the bedrooms towards the south, accommodating the predominant south wind.

Opacity and transparency amalgamate into a composition that unites the indoors and the outdoors.A stark contrast is expressed in the rough-hewn stone that fits in while asserting its presence.

Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project
Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project

The porosity is heightened as carefully curated vistas surround. A Zen garden, adjacent to the living room, with its interplay of multiple textures, contrasts the Indian granite façade.Mellower tones for family spaces soothe the mind and reinforce the idea of calm and harmony.

An imposing entrance, in contrast to a transparent ground floor, defines the residence. As the texture of stone smoothens, one is led to glimpse at the interior.

An outdoor court placed towards the south faces the adjoining ‘Verde Home’.An intervention of patterns frames the seating.

Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project
Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project
Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project

As one enters the entrance foyer, a screen seemingly veils a sculptural staircase. The interior, with wood finishes, contrasts the rough stone exterior. 

A predominantly sober color palette is attuned to accommodate a change in mood as one moves from one bedroom to the other. The master bedroom embodies sophistication, as an unhindered space is envisioned. An olive palette subtly enlivens the room.

Urban Repose
© Ishita Sitwala | The Fishy Project


Urban Repose
Plan - Ground Floor
Urban Repose
Plan - 1st Floor


Urban Repose
Section AA
Urban Repose
Section BB
Urban Repose
Section CC