With distinctive efforts in design and outstanding architecture, Studio Adda marks a style that is habitable, dynamic, disciplined, and sustainable.

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H = Habitat; indicates aesthetic yet functional design with contextual and social understanding, aiming to provide a better lifestyle.

D = Dynamic; new expressive ideas that embrace the challenges that design comes with.

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D = Discipline; employment of a structured framework to accomplish the design solution that is innovative yet experimental.

S = Sustainable; achieving sustainability parameters and green building design is looked at.

The design comes along with a conscious approach to ecology, economy, and social sustainability.

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Studio Adda is an architecture, interior, landscape, and master planning firm based in Surat. Headed by Dhaval Shah, Kaushal Laheri, and Mayank Parekh and established in 2011; the firm has completed over 80 projects with around 45 clients. The small to large scale projects inclining towards luxurious and thoughtful designs, channel creative freedom with an output of sustainable design. The firm’s philosophy is based on creating innovative solutions that are contextual, experimental, experiential, and sustainable; with distinctive use of materials. The plethora of ideology and capabilities help in achieving the best of designs to fulfil the client’s aspirations. They have won 5 awards and 9 publications. The workspace reflects their ideologies and philosophy towards architecture and design.

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Here are 15 defining projects of Studio Adda from the genre of typologies, obtaining varied design solutions:

1. Western Shankeshwara Heights

Type: Residential
Date: 2018
Client: Western Group
Scale: 207907 sq. ft.

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The residential apartment in Pal is a well-designed modern living space that blends seamlessly with the city life. The spaces are planned strategically such that light and wind enter the habitable spaces. The flow of spaces in the apartments and the play of colours and textures in the interiors mark the design. The minimalist use of furniture gives it a contemporary feeling. The rich, welcoming entrance, minimal furniture in the living room, classic dining spaces, and cozy bedrooms dwell into shades of blue to calm the mind.

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2. Western Veerbhadra Heights

Type: Residential
Date: 2016
Client: Western group
Scale: 329663 sq. ft.
Status: Ongoing

Western Veerbhadra Heights is an ongoing residential project in Rundh Magdalla, Surat. The contemporary architecture of the apartments, amenities like gymnasium, badminton court, and basketball court, and other services like Banquet hall and Car wash area add to the experience of a comfortable lifestyle. The 4 towers of 13 floors each have 132 3BHK and 4BHK flats. The project is RERA registered.

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3. Sky Walk

Type: Residential
Date: 2017
Client: Dolphing Group
Scale: 256958 sq.ft.
Status: Ongoing

This site is segregated into four parts, where one part on the northern side is left out as the common open plot so as to welcome the diffused north lights into the apartments. Circulation is along the periphery of the residential towers. The amenities are provided in the pockets formed in-between the apartments. Quadruplets are formed on each floor with a central atrium allowing natural light within. The individual residences follow a certain hierarchy where we enter into the Living room which is a semi-private zone and further the spaces are delineated into the private zones.

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4. Sky Bell

Type: Residential
Date: 2019
Client: Hindva Group
Scale: 281877 sq. ft.
Status: Ongoing

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The Sky Bell residential scheme is an ongoing project in Ahmedabad for the client Hindva Group. The central open plot is accessible to all the residents, with amenities spaced in the central space. There are four flats on each floor, for the eight storied residential towers. The apartments are designed to let light and wind inside, with attention to privacy as well as community spirit.

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5. T.M.- International Textile Market

Type: Commercial
Date: 2018
Client: ITM Infra
Scale: 1289972 sq.ft.
Status: Ongoing

The ongoing commercial project of the International Textile Market in Parvat-Godadara is a nine-storey building. The rectangular plan of the structure has shops placed along the periphery on each floor. The blend of traditional looking structure using modern materials reflects the exterior of the building. The planning of the circulation and services happens in a grid format.

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6. Roongta House

Type: Commercial
Date: 2019
Client: Roongta Builders
Scale: 6700 sq. ft.
Status: Ongoing

The office building in Bharthana Vesu is a modern design for a workspace, providing a homely feeling. The outside is open to the users by the use of the glazed façade, which is clad with fins to cut out harsh sunlight. The quality of light in the interior spaces makes it an efficient workspace. The interior spaces are traversed linearly making movement easy and efficient. The services are camouflaged with a green wall along the corner of the building. The topmost floor has a picturesque terrace garden.

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7. T.T.- Orbit Textile Tower

Type: Commercial
Date: 2019
Client: Pramukh Group
Scale: 175505 sq.ft.
Status: Ongoing

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The ongoing project in Saroli is a commercial complex for Orbit Textile Tower. The inviting design for the city’s shoppers is a seven-story tower with a glazed exterior. The glazed walls allow visual connectivity as well as bring in light to the interior spaces, reducing the dependency on artificial lighting. The simple, rectangular planning of the structure with services along the periphery helps for easy pedestrian circulation. The slender columns along the base and the tall window frames, give an effect of towering colossal structure.

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8. Homeland City

Type: Commercial
Date: 2018
Client: Shri Krishna Corporation
Scale: 937536 sq.ft.
Status: Ongoing

The only BUILDCON city in India is an ongoing commercial project called Homeland City. The vision of Homeland City is to invite the construction industry under one roof. It aims at providing shops and offices, along with recreational spaces like restaurants, food courts, multiplex, and corporate clubs. The social activities along with well-designed interior spaces ought to invite huge crowds. The site has three peripheral roads, with the lower floors constituting the shops, and the offices on the upper floors.

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9. Weekend Address

Type: Hospitality
Date: 2017
Client: Aakash Group
Scale: 320000 sq.ft.

The hospitality endeavor by Aakash Group in Dumas aims to provide the maximum number of studio apartments within the building space. The orientation of the building is kept such that the ground floor forms communal spaces, with the rooms looking towards these interior spaces. The linear planning of the spaces is efficient with better access to services. The ground floor accommodates the party lawn, swimming pool, play courts, landscape, theatre, gym, spa, and restaurant. The conference rooms, discotheque, indoor games, squash court are also situated on the ground floor. The vertical circulation happens with the four staircases and 18 lifts.

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10. Sharman Homes

Type: Community
Date: 2013
Client: Western Group
Scale: 600000 sq.ft.

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The luxurious, modern living home in the heart of Navsari is a 600000 sq. ft. community development project by the Western Group. The Sharman Homes is an extravagant living adobe with duplex bungalows, row houses, and plots. The planning of sophisticated public amenities like amphitheater, mini-golf course, tennis court, skating rink, meditation space, senior citizens park, temple, garden, and lake make this community experience rather rich and charming.

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11. Sai Krishna Residency

Type: Community
Date: 2014
Client: Sai Krishna Developers
Scale: 380270 sq.ft.

The Sai Krishna Residency is a unique 275-unit housing design near Bardoli. The apartments are well divided into 8 towers with seven-storey each. The straight wide road brings one to community spaces inside the complex, with the temple as the focal point. The central open spaces are landscaped and marked by fountains, gazebos, and a colonnade sculpture with water cascade. The inviting and peaceful community spaces are in harmony with the villas. The villas have a wide, green space in the front creating an interesting streetscape.

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12. Green Willows

Type: Community
Date: 2019
Client: Willow Buildcon
Scale: 63564 sq.ft.

The community development by the Willow Buildcon located in Jahangirpura is spread over 63564 sq. ft. The 28 residences of the Green Willow are spatially planned such that the two entrances lead to a common recreational space. The landscaped gardens and children’s play areas are placed in this central space. The orientation of the bungalows along the north-south axis allows the maximum usable area to be incorporated in the interior area. The site offers grand communal spaces seamlessly blending with the landscape.

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13. Celestia Villas

Type: Community
Date: 2016
Client: Narayan Infra
Scale: 124246 sq.ft.

The community development in Palanpur, Surat, is located along the canal road, with all the public infrastructures in close proximity. The Celestia Villa is a luxurious, expressional design integrating large green spaces into the planning. The design is an excellent example of contemporary architecture. The 50 villas are designed to provide maximum open spaces on all sides along with the orientation as per Vastu planning. This helps get in maximum light and ventilation in the interior spaces. The alternate, rhythmic solids, and voids in the exterior façade create a play of light in the interiors.

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14. Farm Ville

Type: Interiors
Date: 2018
Client: Vaishnav Devi Group
Scale: 5448 sq.ft.

Farm Ville is an interior design project in Narthan that aims to connect the interior space to the culture. The space is an experience with the intention of recreating the modern living spaces with the touch of nostalgia. Modern materials are used with geometric triangular shapes, epitomizing cultural roots. The meandering pathways leading to the house, the central pathway opening into the foyer, the courtyards bringing in nature, interesting staircase, alluring design of the home theatre mark the sense of place.

A contemporary look is established by the use of traditional features in the interiors like wooden furniture, brass, and wooden doors, traditional swing, hand-painted walls, niches, ionic columns, marble bowl, and a canoe. The traditional elements blend seamlessly with the marble tiles and stones. There is a modern Jacuzzi with wrought iron furniture alongside as spaces to relax.

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15. The Laurels

Type: Interiors
Date: 2017
Client: Roongta Builders
Scale: 20000 sq.ft.

The interior project of a library is a vibrant and modern space, which also consists of a gymnasium, Jacuzzi, reception, and waiting area. The use of colors in the interiors, with aesthetic furniture and seating spaces, mark the nature of the interior. The use of materials is appropriately chosen. The flooring of the gymnasium is made from EPDM, and the ceiling is covered with acoustic panels and a waffle ceiling. The mirror on the wall gives the space a more spacious feeling. The indoor game zone had aluminium fins and an MDF background wall with a Mario video games character block. The space also has a snooker table, table tennis, and carom.

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