Red ar­chi­tects

The Ideal Home and Garden - - Designer Speak -

What kind of projects in­ter­est you?

Like the name of the firm sug­gests, our process of de­sign is re­search and en­quiry based. So, what would in­ter­est us the most is the op­por­tu­nity to ques­tion and rein­ter­pret es­tab­lished norms in de­sign, whether it be at a macro level of plan­ning or a mi­cro level of ma­te­ri­als and tex­tures.

Celebrity homes de­signed by you?

In Man­nat - Aaryan and Suhana Khan’s spa­ces in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Gauri Khan, Ran­bir Kapoor’s home, Karan jo­har’s twin’s room and ter­race, Genelia D’Souza Desh­mukh’s home, Sachin Joshi’s home in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Riteish Desh­mukh, Vashu and Jacky Bhag­nani’s home, Neha Dubey’s home, Yana Gupta’s home.

What de­tails do you take care of while de­sign­ing celeb spa­ces?

De­sign, we be­lieve should be like a cus­tom tai­lored ap­parel - an in­trin­sic study of clients habits and idio­syn­cra­sies, mapped over daily rou­tines and dis­tilled to recog­nise the essence of the char­ac­ter, then trans­lated into the built space, ac­com­mo­dat­ing all key as­pects of the re­quire­ment and sense of aes­thetic.

What are the usual re­quire­ments of celebri­ties for their homes?

Celebri­ties are nor­mal peo­ple like us at the end of the day. When it comes to homes, they are dis­tinct in their re­quire­ment of what they need to make a house, a home. Hence, each in­di­vid­ual is unique and has his or her set of tai­lor-made wish lists. How­ever, to find a com­mon thread we would say, they do re­quire acous­ti­cally in­su­lated rooms, as their sleep pat­terns are er­ratic, they do need to get ad­e­quate beauty sleep. They also need al­most green room like dress­ing ar­eas for make up and cos­tume trails.

If you get an op­por­tu­nity to de­sign Bachchan’s or Shah Rukh’s house, what as­pects would you keep in mind?

We had the op­por­tu­nity of in­ter­act­ing with Shahrukh Khan ex­ten­sively when we did the Red Chill­ies of­fice build­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Riteish Desh­mukh. His cheru­bic en­ergy, eye for de­tail and fas­ci­na­tion/ease with tech­nol­ogy, made us mir­ror these char­ac­ter­is­tics in the of­fice space as well. The space hence had dy­namic, fluid and adapt­able char­ac­ter.

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