Kalptaru Properties approached L&H to design a neighbourhood of holiday homes, on the outskirts of Rajkot, Gujarat, where they could offer an aspirational lifestyle with contemporary built spaces, subtly integrating local cultural references and traditional space-use concepts.
In ‘Elysium’, the tranquil and calm energy of simple and flexible ‘zen’ spaces is balanced with the vibrancy of traditional spatial elements. The ‘otla’ (sit-out at the entry), Seat-Swing, Verandah and courtyard with gently flowing water add character to an open plan where spaces flow into each other.
The core of the home is a double height dining deck which connects each space internally and extends itself into the garden through the courtyard and pond. The master bedroom connected by a sky-lit bridge at the uppermost level floats over the living room with the effervescent green wall of the adjoining en-suite imparting a mystic diffused glow.
By using only natural rich finishes, the home retains a timelessness and elegance which is echoed in the 100 villas across the neighbourhood.
Sitting by the Nyari river, the site is extensively landscaped and a clubhouse lies at the centre of the development with a mix of activities along with vibrant & meditative spaces.