Brick Tales / Inklet's Studio

Updated: Jul 27, 2020

Image Courtesy : Roma Patel

Design Firm : Inklets studio, Vadodara, Gujarat

Principal designer: Hiral Shah

Project’s Name: Brick tales (residence)

Location: Royal Acres, Vadsar, Vadodara, Gujarat

Design team: Hiral Shah, Motisinh Chauhan, Divyesh Sonagara

Structural engineer: B.R.Patel & associates

Built up Area: 2400 sq ft

Plot Area: 2300 sq ft

Photography credits: Roma Patel



Tucked away from the busy city, the 2300 sq ft plot is located in an upscale neighbourhood. The client had approached with a persuasion to translate his dreams into work of masonry. He had an outline brief that would require a humongous space of living and dining, peeping alive as it communicates to the floor above.

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The interiors of the entire house are a narrative about its owners. Experimentation with the right stroke of simplistic design creates a beautiful and rhythmic substance inhabitable with comfort and luxury. One is welcomed by a cosy narrow entrance with the traditional Indian style inlay of mother of pearl in kota.

The house opens by into huge living room and seamlessly merging into double volume dining area. The negligible furniture and huge opening makes the space sound vast. The minimalist cabinetry and neutral color pallets for the long kitchen have a subtle grace that will never go out of style.

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The master bedroom’s furniture is customized in teak veneer with pop of blue color in its bed-back. The visual connectivity from the bed to the balcony at southwest gives a view and fills the entire room with light and warm breeze.

The small home theatre also used as family room is treated entirely in a unique décor. The grey walls and antique wood finish tile gives a rustic look. The huge opening to the balcony is an attempt to visually increase the space.

Image Courtesy : Inklets Studio
Image Courtesy : Roma Patel
Image Courtesy : Roma Patel
Image Courtesy : Roma Patel

Summarized in bricks and concrete, this residence sits amid a quiet residential locality of Vadodara. It’s 2300 sq ft plot holding a two storey home in an upscale neighbourhood. The house seems an architectural delight defined by clean and bold lines. The street facing southwest facade is deliberately opaque.

There is when the placement of this window came. It’s a huge framed window along the staircase facing the east bringing in natural light in early morning. The house seamlessly merging into double volume with the drama of constantly changing sciography patterns of trees. It illuminates the living and dining space at ground floor as well as 1st floor passage.

This soft natural light that streams in from that window, never ceases to amaze the users. It also gave an experience of larger than life. The execution of the huge window from Encraft and by Preetam poly windows, Ahmedabad was incredible. The size of the window is 9’ feet wide and 16’ feet in height.

Image Courtesy : Inklets Studio
Image Courtesy : Inklets Studio

Inklets Studio :

INKLETS Studio is a multidisciplinary design practice since 2017. The firm is known for its seamless process in providing architectural & interior designs from conceptual level to completion of the project within budget and on time. Our work strives to attain health equation between aesthetics and functionality. A stunning amalgamation of every texture and color of the materials used with appropriate details in creation of a space brings in the spark to everyday living.

The Firm's Vision

Our Design intent is to create moments and spaces that unfolds a story about the clients. I believe as architects we do shape a client's lifestyle. We believe in creating innovative design solutions by combining passion, innovative and sensitive values that transforms a place into a spacial solution catering human needs. The solution applies appropriate technology, respond to the context and climatically as well as environmentally sensible. While nurturing this order through responsive and responsible design, a celebration of architecture emerges.

About The Firm :

Hiral Shah is a principal architect of the firm. She has earned her B.Arch from Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University and represented the University as an exchange student at ETH University, Zurich, Switerland. She is a licensed architect from Council of architecture, Delhi.