A Study in Simplicity
The client is an educated businessman with a family......
A Study in Simplicity
The client is an educated businessman with a family of three elders and a very young child. The total carpet area is 2800 Sq. ft. and the budget was moderate. The client had a modern and contemporary taste. His requirement was simplicity and serenity yet grandeur, calmness yet freshness. Taking note of the clients, requirement for simplicity & freshness and love for white, the living room is designed with pure domination of white, using white marble flooring (Thasos with special coating to protect from stains) white walls & white ceiling. Also special emphasis was given on the selection of white (Color lamination) for the furniture in the living room such as door, two cones of the kitchen platform as well as the T.V. unit. The doors are fitted with elliptical fusion glass and color laminated in white and silver to match the overall scheme of living space. The dining space is separated from the living room by an arch shaped R.C.C. beam to make this separation subtle & gradual; semi arches are created in the ceiling of the living room as well as the dining on opposite sides so that they balance each other.A rather unorthodox & unusual approach is applied in designing the kitchen area, where the whole space is kept open & the platform is made amoeba like & free flowing. The cantilevered structure of the platform is made in gliding shape which breaks the usual monotony of conventional cooking space. The top of the kitchen is made up of blue “Crystalline” (A synthetic material of glass and resin, available in 10’x4′ slabs, specially imported from Italy) complimented by the use of blue dotted metal sheet in the drawers beneath the platform. The cone , color laminated in white at the corner of the platform serves the dual purpose of separating the cooking & dining areas as well as using it as a serving top. A similar theme of curved form is being repeated for the adjacent common toilet with glass mosaic on curved walls.In continuation with the trend of open space & simplicity the master bedroom is also done up with solid rubber wood flooring. Knotty veneered furniture & paintable wall paper on both, the walls & the wardrobe. Similarly in the mother’s bedroom antique finish wooden flooring is complimented with rough beech wood look to the furniture, hence maintaining modernist forms & the spirit of openness. The children’s bedroom is developed also as a playroom and has a throw of yellow and blue forms in flooring, ceiling and furniture. By removing the wall between the master and the mother’s bedroom, placing both the wardrobes back to back, more space is created in the master bedroom, this combined width of wardrobes served as a small passage in front, with doors to the respective bedroom, which restricted the direct view to these bedrooms from the dining space. If you observe the cross section of the main door and safety door, one big ellipse is intersect by two small ellipses in tandem giving a look of unusual yet understated geometrical form.