Living Verandah

Project: Addition and Alteration of a family residence

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat


A sensitive addition to a classical landed residence with minimal structural intervention.


The project marks the co-existence of classical and contemporary architecture, while being responsive to each other. The addition of a terrace to complete the form of the house, a glass box in contrast to the existing and a new screen to generate a cohesive façade are a few components added to the classical house. Addition of a double volume space to the existing verandah allows bringing in more daylight and promoting ventilation in the rather deep floor plan while providing opportunities to the family to enhance their use of verandah space as a “living verandah".