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Contemporary Abode by Space Race Architects

Designed by Indian architecture firm Space Race Architects, this contemporary residence is located in Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Project description by architect:

Spread over an area of 5000 ft², located in Jalandhar, Punjab, the project attempts to “stand apart” from the existing neighbourhood. An initiative to do something new which also seeks to capture the eye of a passerby. The design is unconventional. It is fluidic, providing a sense of flow and continuity of form, which is not usually seen in the precincts of Punjab.

modern house in India with illumination at evening image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

The client’s brief was to design a house which maximizes space efficiency, has an affair with nature and also is minimal, not overdone. He also wanted the house to be in compliance with the norms of Vaastu.

small garden locate din front of the house image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

Dressed in a colour palette of whites and greys, the façade symbolizes purity and fluidity in form. Elements and materials are juxtaposed to create a perfect balance. The entrance boundary wall is ushered by greens, adding to the aesthetics. The main gate is simple yet graceful, linear patterned in grey. The interplay of light and materials is evident in the design.

luxury living room with modern sofa and big TVimage © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

It was a requirement as per Vaastu to leave a free space in the north side. The designers have intelligently catered to the requirement by providing a passage which acts as a double advantage. One, it acts as an appealing water fountain feature, the other, it acts as a service passage connecting to the service staircase. The use of mirrors on the side walls of the passage uplifts the overall experience of the space.

leather bar stools image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

The informal sitting area showcases beige furniture with wooden paneling on the wall. The dining area exudes a sense of sophistication with comfortable chairs and a shining black marble table. The “looking up” experience is enhanced by adding chandeliers with wooden paneling. The living-dining space can also be used as a small gathering area as it also houses a buffet counter; a wise choice the designer.

leather sofa at living space near staircase image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

The designers’ keen eye on detail is evident from the design of the formal living area specifically. The serene white sofas, in contrast to the grey stone mosaic on the backdrop wall show a bold design choice. The wall showcases artwork too. One can enjoy the beauty of the greens outside, adjacent to the staircase, while sitting in this area. The pooja room is also near these spaces. It is a glass enclosed space, deliberately to prevent noise.

dinig table ,Ade of marble stone image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

The master bedroom interiors are kept simple yet elegant. The white walls with grooves, beige colour palette, a stylish side seating, adds to the charm of the room. The highlight is the metal artwork in the form of a flower. It also has a spacious walk-in-closet and a bathroom.

As you climb up the stairs, you see lights dropping at various lengths, it takes you to the bar area. It shows artistic use of metal rods to firm a bottle rack, the gold design counter, wooden flooring and an arched wall design.

The house with its minimalistic façade, functional and spacious planning, and sophisticated interiors achieves a balanced design. It makes a long lasting impression in the minds of people.

lantern shaped pendant lamp hanged ove the dining table image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

cozy living room with comfortable white sofa image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

woman putting her shoes on while sitting on chair image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

dining are and living space are adjacent to each other image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

bathroom with pendant lamp and golden washing basin near mirror image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

pendant lamp hanged over kitchen counter image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

luxury bathroom with mirror on the wall image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

luxury washing basin at bathroom image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

luxury bedroom design image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

master bedroom design image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

bedroom interior image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

luxury bedroom design image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

bubble shaped pendant lamp hanged from the ceiling in bathroom image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

dressing room design image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

wooden wall image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

pendant lampes hanged over staircase image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

wall with wallpaper image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

concret septs with illumination at entrance door image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

glass wall and fountains image © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

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Project name: Contemporary Abode

Architecture firm: Space Race Architects 

Principal Architect: Thakur Udayveer Singh

Specialist Design Team: Ritika Singh

Location: Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Covered area: 5000  ft²

Completion year: 2018

Photography: Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

Specialist manufacturers: Schuco, Grohe, Schneider, Osram, Sirca, D décor

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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