The house is a compact single-family unit designed by the architect for his own family at Ahmadabad. The basic structure is of plastered brick walls and R.C.C. Slabs. Compactness of volume and a low profile are its essential characteristics. These are emphasised by expressing the horizontality of lintels, roof projections and parapets. The low scale is further reinforced by a recessed first floor and long horizontal, low-set openings.
The plan has the dining room as the nucleus of activity, with all other functions interlinked diagonally across it. A cohesive, volumetric relationship of spaces is achieved through variation in floor and roof slab levels and by appropriating spaces above lintels into the internal volume of rooms. The quality of light, an important design element, is achieved by controlled openings which mute the glare without sacrificing ventilation. Block cavity walls are used above lintels on the east and west sides.