The firm was set a challenge when two close friends approached the firm to design a duplex bungalow for them in a plot of approximately 4000 sqft. Although very close friends, the way in which they visualized their homes was quite different. One of them, Mr. Rajesh Shah, wanted a contemporary home that was functional and easy to maintain. Mr. Pradhuman Thakkar wanted their home to be contemporary and reflective of the family's fun loving personality.
DGA eagerly took up this challenge and set about designing a duplex bungalow within this small plot. The firm was determined to ensure that in spite of any area restriction, compromise to functionality, would be kept to a minimal.
The exterior of the house was designed to reflect bilateral symmetry in its elevation. The volumetric exterior of the house has been treated as apparent intersections of cubes and planes. Elemental play of a grey band which also acts as a weather shade drops itself down on the front face as if to hold up the projected balcony. It acts as an overall binding element. A mature color scheme of white and grey against the red exposed brickwork has been used.