The Courtyard House house is in newly developed outskirts of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Hiren Patel Architects. Two bedrooms downstairs, for the parents and guests. Two bedrooms upstairs for the young couple and their primary school-going children. And lots of glass windows.
The focal point of the courtyard is the wall with the Buddha. ’We ended up with some pockets, so we decided to install a Buddha with a wooden backdrop,’ says Hiren. The wall behind is a boundary wall, so it was simply elevated for privacy. On its surface, a triangular wooden grid is interspersed with a metallic, backlit one in a delicate lacy design, to create an ambience of sheer magic.