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Creating Vastu Spaces

Vastu Home


5000 sft Villa


Mahindra Hills


October 2005

Hyderabad-based firm VinayandRashmi possesses an uncanny ability to forge high-contemporary composition with traditional Indian methods. Own house built in 2015 in Mahindra Hills incorporates the 5000-year-old Indian design practice called Vastu. Vastu might be likened to feng shui. This design theory is no trend, however. It originated from sacred Hindu texts known as the Vedas and it lays special emphasis on directional alignments in design. It blends construction, space planning, architecture, and interior design to balance a home's energy, often optimizing its very efficiency by working in harmony with nature. Vastu ostensibly allows homeowners to live and feel at their best throughout the year.


For example, a master bedroom should face the southwest while the kitchen is best-placed southeast; and the house should face certain directions to encourage such HOMES with wealth and Happiness. This VAR project's ample windows and wide walking spaces blur the lines between the out-and indoors throughout the open-planned house. The home feels enveloped within the surrounding mountains and trees. Rooms feature diverse views based on their deliberated placement within the house and toward the outdoors. The whole site is on a single rock which makes it unique in levels and the central courtyard. Various styles of doors lead into a wide range of experiences inside and out. The overall result grants a unique feel for each room and their placement exhibits their very purpose. The effect is simultaneously soothing and alluring.

Courtyard homes were particularly well suited to the concept of the joint family that was a dominating feature in the region. The idea of the courtyard was also dictated by the tropical climate, allowing for cross-ventilation, insulation from extreme weather patterns and lighting up space from within. A central courtyard defined itself as the core of a house, with rooms planned around it. It varied from being a narrow opening to a large one in the interior zone of the house, with perhaps another or more near the entrance and the rear section.

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Creating happy Spaces ...

Positive Architecture & Interior Designing by VINAYANDRASHMI

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