Project Facts: Located in one of the prime residential spaces of Mumbai, this 5000 sq. ft. apartment commands magnificent views of the central city and surrounding. Somber hues, Rich material palette, unconventional sizing, technology and universality, these are the words which define this Mumbai apartment.
The aim was to create a universally acceptable design language that exuded sophistication for an end user that would not necessarily be constant.
Voluminous sofas were custom-designed to suit the generous proportions of the living area, which is outfitted in rather somber hues of black, grey, beige and brown. The two level center table is done in a mix of marble and wood.
Kitchen & Dining Area:
Sleek and streamlined, the contemporary kitchen is as functionally efficient as it is elegant. The walnut wood pattern of the veneer panels on the dining room walls are repeated on the dining table top. Onyx, air and veneer form three layers of a portal between the living and dining areas.
Bedrooms & Home Theatre:
Wood and veneer strike dominant notes at the entrance to the master bedroom where an oval wooden table appears to float slightly off the ground. Each of the four spacious bedrooms features a cozy seating space and an entertainment unit.
The warm toned home theatre features an unusually sized seating arrangement-that’s neither sofa nor divan. The low seating features a high backrest and faces a plasma TV.
Technology is one of those universal ingredients that give this home its generic nature. The electrical fittings are not scattered all over. Instead, the electrical devices are looped in to a single control panel in the bar area and remotes let you flip switches irrespective of which corner of the house you happen to be.
The challenge was to draw a sense of luxury into the project, despite not having any drama in the civil work, flooring or ceiling. Recessed insets of copper-flecked cork and portals of onyx keep things interesting.
Project: Apartment in Beaumonde
Architect: ZZ Architects-Ar. Zubin Zainuddin, Ar. Krupa Zubin
Client: Mr. Maheshwari
Project Area: 5000 Sq. Ft.
Carpentry contractors: Mr Shivpoojan
Initiation of Project: November 2009
Completion of project: March 2010
Text & Photographs: ZZ Architects