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A Quick Glimpse into Theme Homes

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Most of us love everything custom-made these days, be it clothes, shoes or furniture. And now it’s time for custom homes. With a lot of Indians travelling to international destinations, be it for work or leisure, they are now getting increasingly aware of international trends, that extend to fashion, cuisines, lifestyles and homes. As a result, theme-based real estate development is gaining prominence amongst modern-day home-buyers.

This shift in consumer minds has in a way helped Indian real estate developers to make their project stand out from the rest. Here are a few distinct themes that are either becoming increasingly popular in India or are the country’s first:

Biophilic Architecture
Theme-HomesA design ethos that blends nature and architecture, the Biophillic style creates living spaces that are invigorating, inspiring and comforting. Incorporating natural elements like flowing water, green roofs and airy open living spaces help residents reconnect with nature. The local hillside ecology and topography are researched to design a master plan that helps the structures merge effortlesssly with the environment. Myst is India’s first such biophilic residential development that blends contemporary design seamlessly with the unique ecology of the Kasauli Hills. The expansive mountain views, indigenous plants, clean air and cascading streams add a new dimension to luxury living.

Mediterranean Style
14Mediterranean-themed homes like La Montana in Pune have terrace layouts that give you a great sense of space, while you breathe in fresh air thanks to the lush landscapes around. Porticos, classic arches, cut-stone facades and terracota railings are the highlights of the buildings. Stone, red-roof tiles, wrought iron and stucco are some of the elements which bring life to the Mediterranean concept. You can stroll along the township’s walkways and pebbled garden paths or lawns, passing through the open plazas and courtyards. All of these combined are no less than a treat to your soul.

Spanish Lifestyle & Architecture
15A style that revives the architectural trend of the early Spanish colonies, Santorini in Chennai offers distinctively conceptualised homes and intimate low-rise architecture. The exotic homes come with one-of-a-kind exclusive podium gardens, a lavish clubhouse with modern amenities and a vast expanse of green spaces. Truly, a lifestyle that is superlative and unparalleled!

       
       
       

Green Architecture
16Now here’s an invitation to holistic living with pre-certified green buildings that ensures cool air, with an increased ventilation of 30%, is funneled into homes with East-West orientation, providing ample light, while the south-facing sun-shading fins keeping the heat out. All of this is part of a master plan incorporating an interesting interplay of mid and high rise towers at Amantra, Mumbai that weaves in the elements of nature. There couldn’t be a better way than this to live green and eco-friendly.

A luxurious life has just got much more interesting with several such options for new home buyers. NRIs and HNIs are absolutely spoilt for choice. All one has to do is choose an ideal theme that reflects their personality. With an almost custom-made home, is there much to dream for? You are already living your dream, aren’t you?

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THE INSIDE STORY!

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A home is one-third of man’s basic necessities. Just because it is basic, it does not necessarily mean that it should exist as something plain and boring. In essence, your homes can be a reflection of your core personality.

This post is about the tiny things that are a part of the vast world of ‘Modern Residential Architecture’ which one perceives at a sub-conscious level but does not accept on a conscious level. Modern Residential Architecture may be THE thing that you were looking for but were never quite able to place a finger on.

Modern Residential Architecture is built on basically two elements – simplification of form and an absence of excess decoration. In other words, it follows the ‘less is more’ principle giving you just what you need for a beautiful and luxurious home.

All this began at the turn of the 20th century where along with everything else, even the fundamentals of architecture went through the renaissance phase. This happened because of development of both technology and society itself. There are a few common characteristics that modern architecture possesses. They are listed as follows:

Form follows function – This proposal was originally expressed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s early mentor Louis Sullivan. In a nutshell, this simply means that the design should be derived directly from the purpose and not the other way around.
Modern architecture requires simplicity and clarity of structure, thus eliminating unnecessary detail. Thus it gives you exactly what you need and not what you want, unlike traditional architecture.
Usual architecture means hiding the pillars and beams in your house which is usually considered ugly and something that’s best hidden from view. Modern architecture says otherwise. It involves visually displaying the basic structure rather than trying to hide it unnecessarily.
Materials used in your homes have special importance in modern architecture. The importance lies in the principle of ‘Truth to material’, which means that the true nature and form of the materials are exposed rather than camouflaging its essence. Very ‘Be what you are’, don’t you think?
Modern architecture stays true to its name. Instead of depending majorly on nature for raw materials, it depends on industrially-produced materials which can add that sharp technological edge to your homes.
The modern architect believes more in keeping things straight – what we mean is that there is more emphasis on vertical and horizontal lines which gives your homes a strong and stately demeanour.
This being said, the only thing constant about homes and their décor is change. True, that accepting change is difficult – but when it comes to the beauty and luxury of a space that is forever and truly yours, is asking to change asking for too much?

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