TCS Architects, a residential focus vertical of Design Forum International introduces this built project in Greater Kailash, New Delhi. Fashioned on the garden apartments theme, this beautiful abode is conceived by integrating existing trees
into the spatial planning. Well-proportioned, Vastu-enabled and effi ciently planned spaces are appropriately linked to each other to create a convenient fl ow between the kitchen, dining, bedrooms and study lounge. All balconies are
designed with potted plantation to visually connect the inside to the outside at all levels with requisite plumbing being enabled for practical greenscaping. Local materials such as exposed brick and contextually appropriate Dholpur stones are used. Patterned imported stones have been used in the washrooms and a juxtaposition of wooden surfaces with stone comes together to create interesting compositions. Warm and indirect lighting lights up the interior spaces, and night lighting is enabled using concealed LED fi xtures.
SAINIK FARMS RESIDENCE
Here, DCA Architects shaped the residence inspired by the unconventional artistic taste of the homeowner. It’s not often that a client approaches a designer with a free rein to experiment and fashion an unusual space, far removed from any of the current fads in interior design. Unique elements such as the book unit in corian and wood in the entrance lobby add to the home’s eclectic feel. A wall decal with the silhouette of a tree looms large against the
staircase outfi tted with a trendy MS sheet railing. Cleverly designed pendant lights made from lassi glasses with antique gold fi nish are suspended over the bar counter fi tted with backlit onyx ledge. Another attractive element is the ceilinghung
carved white wooden frames in the TV lounge. Graffi ti by an artist was commissioned for the basement foyer, which also features a compass made in vinyl on the floor.
HOME OF MAHEKA MIRPURI
For fashion designer Maheka Mirpuri, her home is a refl ection of her style – elegant, contemporary and stylish. “After a long day at work, I like to come home to an open, clutter-free space. My home is cosy and warm. It’s done up predominantly in white as I believe that white is an open canvas – it gave me the freedom to express my creativity as a fashion designer. Every feature of my house spells creativity. Each piece has an element of design, yet it is very simple.” From the
Roberto Cavalli signature wallpaper behind the bed to the Chanel bedside lamps to the Fendi metallic bed rest – each element makes a perfect style statement. Her favourite spot in the home is the tall two-seater sofa cubicle in the bar zone. “I enjoy having my morning tea with the breath-taking sea view. The pewter grey Italian leather sofas are yet another favourite. The entire colour scheme is muted with shades of grey and beige, with artworks, cushions, carpets and the deep orange bar stools, making the space vibrant.”