An architectural study of this modern Nepal farmhouse

Schenelle Dsouza 
When it comes to designing luxury homes, Delhi-based firm 42mm Architecture chooses austerity over the ostentatious. Over the years, 42mm has designed some of the most lavish properties in the country, which are luxurious yet classy.
Their latest creation was a stunning farmhouse in Nepal called Verdant Villa. As per the client’s brief, the home is a modern interpretation of the indoors and the outdoors, crafted using a palette of greens and greys, with plenty of geometric motifs. From the outside, the home looks like a modern bungalow with striking architecture.
Verdant Villa - 42mm Architecture
Photography Credits: Ravi Kanade
Spread across 11,000 sq. ft., the bungalow includes a drawing room, dining room, living room, four bedrooms, a gymnasium, a games room and a home theatre. Despite the numerous rooms, the home is spaciously designed.
Inviting nature inside
This well-planned farmhouse has been designed to invite nature inside the home, embracing the surrounding landscapes, and uniting each space with plenty of green buffers.
Verdant Villa - 42mm Architecture
Photography Credits: Ravi Kanade
The house is designed in layers of public, semi-public, and private zones designed to highlight the volume distinctly. In the public zone, a see-through block of glass poses as an expression of welcome. The semi-public area is carefully eclipsed in parts with greenery flowing into it from the expansive private lawns of the home, slowly giving way to the intimacy of the inner sanctum which is the private, quiet part of the house.
Verdant Villa - 42mm Architecture
Photography Credits: Ravi Kanade
The house is oriented east-west and each segment is designed to embrace the east and west sun entering it, through the permeable layers of green buffers. This ensures ample light in every corner of the house while filtering the heat out with the help of the greenery.
One of the best things about the house is that one can enjoy a piece of nature from any and every part of the house, be it the bedrooms, the dining room, living room, drawing-room or foyer.
Geometric concepts
Verdant Villa - 42mm Architecture
Photography Credits: Ravi Kanade
The interiors are heavily decorated with glass facades and geometric structures. One of the most stunning sections of the house are the dining and drawing room areas. These are surrounded by glass facades that provide the most stunning view of the green lawn. Unconventional chandelier crowns add an exaggerated edge to the space.
The double-heighted living room is the congruent space of the house that unites both the floors and the green segments together. The room feels like a part of the circulation and an independent space in itself. The semi-permeable screens in the space secure the privacy of it, and, at the same time, keep it connected with the other spaces. The free-standing TV wall helps encase the space yet stands out as a feature in itself.
Verdant Villa - 42mm Architecture
Photography Credits: Ravi Kanade
The bedrooms in the home have been designed with distinct personalities. The master bedroom has a neater, more elegant profile with wood and stone textures, and striking artworks. The colour palette in the master bedroom is neutral with hues of grey and beige.
The kid’s bedroom, on the other hand, has a more fun vibe. It is designed with distinctive textures and materials in cool neutral tones. The art and embellishments in the room go beyond simple geometric shapes, with vibrant decor and wall art that captures the mind of a child.
Verdant Villa - 42mm Architecture
Photography Credits: Ravi Kanade
Modern sensibility 
The bungalow is entirely modern in its style, right from the colour palette and decor to the materials used. The house is sculpted with modern materials like steel, glass and concrete. The interiors have been classified as minimalist with an enhanced design. While bold lighting and vibrant artworks lay out a contemporary feel, exposed concrete, leather and untreated wood, stone and metal add a rustic and raw look. The unique juxtaposition of all the different elements are brought together with the unified theme of nature.
Verdant Villa - 42mm Architecture
Photography Credits: Ravi Kanade
The green buffers that segment the volume serve two purposes — it defines the privacy of the house, and creates intersections and alignments that makes the house a masterpiece by different directors.
Verdant Villa - 42mm Architecture
Photography Credits: Ravi Kanade
The volume collides, intersects, and stays parallel to the green vertebra of the house.
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