Modern landscape design is defined by clean edges and an uncluttered look. The approach was to design landscape such that, it merges with the modernistic language of the built. The idea was to do much more with materials than with the geometry. Though, clear cut grid lines and linearity is employed, an attempt has been done to make it graphically and experientially appealing by adding curvilinear strokes at various spaces to break the monotony.

Project Name: Divine Highland
Studio Name: Vipul Patel Architect
Location: Ahmedabad, India
Size: 3386 sqyd plot
Photography Courtesy for the images: Inclined Studio
Team: Jinal Patel, Naiya Patel, Ronak Patel

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A variety of patterns have been made by just using distinct natural materials.  Features like walkways, patios and steps– all are combined with wood or metal accents. Earthenware such as brick or pottery distracts, natural stones cutting into shapes with right angles, loose pebbles are of the top choice for this design, giving it a balance of colour, texture and form as a whole.

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Plants used are meant to soften and melt  the hard edges of modern architecture seamlessly with the nature. Bright colours  like orange ,blues used for outdoor furniture along with pale green plants of a distinct forms worked best together. A lush, green lawn serves as the canvas for the rest of the landscape, forming a framework for garden beds, pathways and patios.

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It provides a soft, resilient surface for recreational activities, when needed. A very mild lighting has been done,to experience calmness and peace while being outside.Variety of palms are used to diminish scale of the neighbouring structure.

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Planting at edges has been thoughtfully done to create privacy from the neighbouring properties. When seen from top,there is a variety of shades and configurations of greens throughout the entire site.

Vipul Patel Architect

Vipul Patel Aarchitects (VPA) was found in 1994, by Ar. Vipul Patel. VPA has commendably completed various projects in the field of architecture, interior designing, landscape designing and product designing. Aesthetics and practicality are at par in all our works. The projects are an amalgamation of interesting ideas, great team work and fresh creativity, since the involvement of the second generation of architects from the family.


Mr. Vipul C. Patel commenced his practice in the field of architecture in 1994. He is the proud founder of Vipul Patel Architects (VPA). His love for teaching and spreading the knowledge gave him honour of becoming a jury member at A+D CERA International awards in 2014, in the category of residential projects.

Mr. Ronak M. Patel started his architectural practice in 2010. Being enthusiastic about his work, he attributes greatly to the development of the firm with fresh and young energy. Strong-minded, keenly focused and practical are some of his strong positives that also reflect in the works he does.

Mrs. Jinal R. Patel specializes in landscape designing, she helps VPA grow further into that horizon. Being immensly creative and having the ability to think out-of-the-box are her stand outs. She is also an artist, whose works are a part of most of the projects headed by VPA.

Ms. Naiya V. Patel focusses minutely on interior design and product design, as she loves being creatively inclined in all aspects of design. Having studied abroad (ENSAPB, Paris and then Deakin Melbourne), the travel experience is often reflected in the designs and projects that are headed by her.


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