The Patel residence is located in one of the prime suburbs of Ahmedabad. A firm believer in the principles of Vastu Shastra the client required a house that was a response to the “Vastu” principles and still has a contemporary modern design approach. These principles are translated in a contemporary way in the design approach. The house is a cubical form that is subdivided into 9 squares. The central square is open to sky courtyard with a sculpturesque Champa tree in the center. The central courtyard represents heart and soul of the entire house which is termed as Brahma in Vastu Terms. This central courtyard allows natural breeze and filtered day light to all surrounding rooms.