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Nature-inspired influences for Indore home

Photography: Ruuhchitra, Viplove Jain

Indore-based Span Architects has designed the Yellow Stone House, a residential condominium spanning 3293 sq. ft. The 5BHK home was built on a flat rectangular piece of land and uses yellow stone cladding on the façade. The elevation has a few walls that incline at angles, thus capturing the illusion of movement in a static state. It embraces natural light and ventilation with large openings, transparent surfaces and shadow play. The three-level house has public and service requirements on the ground floor, along with the parking area doubling up as a multi-utility area.

One reaches the compact formal living room that opens out to an open terrace, and the glass walls bring in natural light and ventilation. Yellow stone walls, wooden ceilings and nature-inspired fabric colours comprise the interiors. A double-height internal courtyard finished with the same yellow stone and a staircase are at the heart of the home, having the same openings and façade.

Bedrooms are located on the second floor, along with a bar and a semi-open terrace garden to allow entertaining family and friends. Angular pivot doors follow the design, and the spaces complement regular activities while being closely connected. The nature-inspired colour palette has greens in the drawing room and earthy browns in the master bedroom, with wall paintings as a focal point.