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Spaces Architectu­re

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Smart Living

In a city like Mumbai the key to smart spatial planning is to respect square footage and optimise spaces for their usage. Another key strategy is to design spaces with a sense of visual continuity that helps to amplify the visual. Natural light plays a key role in elevating the quality and size of spaces. Clutter free furniture layouts and well concealed storage solutions help to make spaces look minimal and illusively large.

Hit the Ceiling

The pitched roof section the roof top lounge has been conceptual­ised as an all oak wood clad box. This is undoubtedl­y the highlight of the project. The use of light wood tones punctuated with cool blues and fresh yellows gives the space a sense of freshness by day and a loungelike vibe by night. Large leafy greens within the lounge area give the space a tropical feel that connects the indoors with the outdoors.

Challengin­g Design

We carefully planned how to open up spaces to create a sense of fluidity. The upper lounge needed serious remodellin­g to transform it into a space flooded with natural light and commanding views of the city and outdoor terrace. Our aim was to allow this project to act like a tropical urban oasis—a watering hole for creative minds within the family and the extended friend circle to engage in progressiv­e conversati­ons pertaining to the arts. This home does that and so much more.

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Architect Anand Menon is a partner with ADND, a Mumbai-based, multi-disciplina­ry and multi-award winning design practice. www.adnd.in
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The roof top lounge has an easy-breezy vibe (above); the bedroom takes its colour and design cues from the living areas (right)
OPEN UP The roof top lounge has an easy-breezy vibe (above); the bedroom takes its colour and design cues from the living areas (right)
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