Villa at Palm Springs | Archframe Design Awards 2023

In Gurgaon’s Palm Springs, a young couple embarked on the journey of making their first house a true home. They acquired an existing villa, where generations coexisted – young children and their parents. This project presented an opportunity to redefine the very essence of the dwelling.

The villa, with its basement, ground, first, and second floors, provided the canvas for transformation. The vision was clear: the heart of the home lay not only in the rooms but in the spaces that bridged them. The goal was to make these transitional areas more conducive to interaction.

Despite the constraints of the existing structure, the team at Anagram Architects embraced opportunities for change. The central staircase, once a mere connector, became a dynamic focal point. It extended into informal seating areas, fostering spontaneous conversations. To infuse an air of openness, a portion of the ground floor’s roof was removed, creating a double-height space between the ground and first floors. The journey of the staircase culminated in a TV and recreation room on the second floor.

Curves flowed through the entire residence – in the form of rounded edges, filleted rectangular openings, and vaults. This artistic choice created a thematic coherence, a unifying element that danced through the house.

What set this project apart was the personal touch. Each space was designed to cater to the unique needs and preferences of its occupants. The result was a vibrant tapestry of living spaces, where individuality thrived within a coherent design. The Villa at Palm Springs, Gurgaon, became more than a house; it became a vivid reflection of the lives and aspirations of its residents.

Silver Winner – Archframe Design Awards 2023
Design Firm – Anagram Architects
Project Title – Villa at Palm Springs
Project Category – Residential Interior
Status – Built
Architect – Vaibhav Dimri
Design Team – Vaibhav Dimri, Madhav Raman, Shruti Dimri, Subasri Venkataramanan
Profile – Professional Architect
Country – India