Architecture + Design

APOORVA SHROFF

Through her recently-establishe­d, multi-disciplina­ry firm LYTH, the architect aims to conquer all limitation­s with the power of design.

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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”

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