Location : Mumbai
Client : Radhika and Bose Krishnamachari
Project Status : Completed 2005
Built-up Area : 1500 sqft
The remodeling entailed connecting two one bedroom apartments to create a large two bedroom apartment with an open landscaped terrace.
The design seeks to dissolve the hermetic distinctions of spaces generic to a Mumbai apartment format to create flexible spaces. This is achieved by shifting and sliding surfaces; folding planes of enclosure to expand and combine spaces of living based on the function and programmatic specificity; hinging and pivoting objects (suspended T.V) and furniture (murphy bed) to allow for further flexibility of space.
The use of vibrant colors with dynamic strokes is integral Bose’s art and the apartment is a projection of his artistic leaning and lifestyle. To capture the essence of Boses’ work dull metallic colors have been used with the play of natural and artificial light creating varying hues. Silver leaf work on wardrobe with back lit translucent glass contrasting with rich colors create a dialectic ambience. The dominant connector- ground plane has been rendered as an earthy copper metal sheet. The entrance door to the house is a gripping painting by the artist that greets the visitor.