Aalloa Hills Residence / INI Design Studio
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Situated close to Gandhinagar metropolis in Gujarat, Aalloa Hills embraces relaxation and repose in shut consonance with nature. This net-zero residence, a shiny white bridge spanning the Sabarmati Riverside terrains, stands out uniquely within the ambient wilderness. Positioned on a pure plateau with commanding views of the river and forest, it hovers above the bottom, respecting the undisturbed circulation of pure methods. Blurring the strains between inside and out of doors, it integrates with the native panorama, infusing volumes with gentle and shadow, remodeling the area like dynamic artwork.
A easy but elegantly composed type meanders linearly throughout the valley, strung collectively by a thread-like entry ramp. Ranging from the workers quarters under and main from the doorway parking bay, the ramp connects the visitor home to the principle home atop the plateau. This curated spatial journey unveils a managed panorama of the valley, with the home hoisted off the bottom on pilots like a contemporary Machan, providing resplendent views via deep, shady verandahs.
Geometric precision and axis planning create an fascinating dialogue between the constructed and open whereas permitting a seamless circulation of areas, gentle, water, breeze, vegetation, and sounds of birds and timber. The deliberate placement of strong partitions and voids achieves a fragile equilibrium between the constructed types and the luxurious environment. The orientation optimizes using pure terrains and the new semi-arid local weather, with energy-efficient solar breakers on the west facet contributing to the residence’s sustainable ethos. The east-facing veranda, a dual-function area, acts as a sunscreen through the day and transforms into an out of doors haven throughout mornings and evenings. A china-mosaic lined roof-top thwarts the cruel daylight, and design interventions like large, painted, cavity masonry type sun- -breakers alongside the verandas, sunk slab with cinder filling, and double-glazed home windows staff as much as cut back warmth absorption and permit comfy indoor areas with out air-con for 9 months of the yr. Moreover, breezes blowing over the pool and a waterfall flanking the principle block on both facet cool the home considerably.
All current vegetation on the positioning was retained, and 400+ new timber and shrubs, which play host to the numerous birds and different creatures who go to and inhabit the environs, have been planted. This acutely aware effort resonates with the spirit of giving again, a thankfulness for Nature’s bounty bestowed.
The daring monochrome palette, with the brilliant white exterior of the horizontally disposed construction, punctuated by the black stone flooring alongside the balconies, units off the pure hues of the plateau and valley in stark distinction. The minimalist but plush black and white interiors style a snug, unobtrusive area the place panorama and paintings colours are celebrated year-round. Private and non-private areas are seamlessly built-in, with a double-height dwelling space as the point of interest. As occupants of all rooms spill onto shaded outside dwelling areas to view the luxurious, undulating neighborhood, like a canvas to fete the inexperienced, squarely framed by the ample fenestration, staff INI doffs its hat to the modernist masters.