Beyond the ordinary: Exploring the otherworldly charm of THIS UFO-like weekend villa near Ahmedabad
Renowned locally as the 'Flying Saucer House', this extraordinary weekend villa near Ahmedabad redefines luxury and uniqueness. The growing trend of weekend villas, providing a tranquil escape from city life, finds its epitome in this circular UFO-shaped marvel located within Jaspur village, a mere 40 minutes from Ahmedabad.
Crafted by the innovative minds at studio prAcademics for a family of fourteen, the villa seamlessly blends into the lush surroundings, setting new standards for weekend getaways.
Inspiration behind the unique shape
Inspired by the traditional vernacular of Saurashtra, the architects incorporated open-to-sky entrance spaces and linear verandahs into the design, fostering a connection with nature. The central open space, surrounded by bedrooms in a ring-like fashion, ensures optimal air and sunlight circulation, offering both comfort and privacy.
The name 'Flying Saucer House' bestowed by the locals attests to its distinctive circular form.
Coming together of nature and conscious architecture
The architects' commitment to conscious architecture is evident in their approach to the site, which was originally a haven for birds and dense foliage. By elevating the villa three meters above the ground and introducing a cantilevered projection, they harmoniously integrated the built form into the natural landscape, preserving the greenery and wildlife.
The result is a symbiotic coexistence of modern living and nature, where the villa stands as a testament to the convergence of thoughtful design and environmental stewardship.