Architecture + Design
Through her recently-established, multi-disciplinary firm LYTH, the architect aims to conquer all limitations with the power of design.
Apoorva Shroff’s dream project is to take charge of the city of Mumbai and make it design conscious. “There is so much potential, from the waterfronts to the small sprinkling of open spaces left, if we don’t start with conscious choices it will be a lost opportunity,” says Shroff who recently branched out from reD Architects where she was instrumental in building the then fledgling firm to the leading practice that it is today. She’s worked with illustrious names — Bijoy Jain, Talati & Panthaky, Cooper Robertson and Partners, New York. One of more recent projects, Airavat - a Home in the Clouds was nominated as a finalist at the prestigious World Architecture Festival, 2021. “Our Home in the Clouds has fulfilled my architectural cravings by checking all the boxes.
It’s become a place that brings people together. Much like its name, Airavat, I envision it to be a home where seasons change, parents age and children grow as it continues to stand tall unmoved like that majestic elephant.”
After having spent more than a decade with reD Architects, she recently branched out to set up her own practice - LYTH. “Branching out was a decision I took to step out of my comfort zone. Sometimes when you are happy and comfortable, you stop exploring and growing. I am now discovering new horizons and taking on fresh challenges and it’s really vitaminized my growth. Like a joint that binds and supports movement, we at lyth hope to link and bring the world together with design.
The aspiration at lyth is for the spirit of design to conquer all limitations and soar to its fullest potential,” says Shroff.
We can’t wait to see what LYTH has to offer!
I AM NOW DISCOVERING NEW HORIZONS AND TAKING ON FRESH CHALLENGES AND IT’S REALLY VITAMINIZED MY GROWTH. LIKE A JOINT THAT BINDS AND SUPPORTS MOVEMENT, WE AT LYTH HOPE TO LINK AND BRING THE WORLD TOGETHER WITH DESIGN. THE ASPIRATION AT LYTH IS FOR THE SPIRIT OF DESIGN TO CONQUER ALL LIMITATIONS AND SOAR TO ITS FULLEST POTENTIAL”
“OUR HOME IN THE CLOUDS HAS FULFILLED MY ARCHITECTURAL CRAVINGS BY CHECKING ALL THE BOXES. IT’S BECOME A PLACE THAT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER. MUCH LIKE ITS NAME, AIRAVAT, I ENVISION IT TO BE A HOME WHERE SEASONS CHANGE, PARENTS AGE AND CHILDREN GROW AS IT CONTINUES TO STAND TALL UNMOVED LIKE THAT MAJESTIC ELEPHANT”
“I BELIEVE THAT WE LIVE IN A TIME WHEN WE NEED TO EVALUATE OUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT. I’M CURRENTLY WORKING TOWARDS ESTABLISHING A PRACTICE THAT EMBODIES THESE VALUES. ALONGSIDE MY DESIGN PROJECTS, I’M ACTIVELY WORKING TOWARDS DEVELOPING MYCELIUM BASED COMPOSITES AND PRODUCTS”