Bespoke homes

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Project • By PLUS ULTRA studioApartments

MLL | Balanced Contradictions Apt

An apartment for a couple in a Milanese building with an Art Déco character has become the pretext for experimenting with the combination of solutions inspired by the past in contrast with optical finishes in black & white.   The open entrance to the living room is defined by a floor with a black and white geometric design, by a lowering in plasterboard and by a custom-made corner furniture: a fifth in green lacquered and Viennese straw. A mirror on the corner strengthens the play of geometries by expanding the space in an illusory way. More
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Project • By Urbis ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Zululami House 2

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Project • By Priyanka Arjun and AssociatesPrivate Houses


An architectural project runs for at least an year and a half, starting from ideas to paper to site to completion. Over this time the architect grows and the project develops too, some things change some don't. We at PAA are flexible and innovating throughout the project cycle. Here we elaborate our learning process in 4 parts, the fourth one is the true test when people occupy the space.   STAGE 1_CONCEPT_2015-11-26 This story began with a quest to create the perfect dream home at the foothills of Aravali Hills with a scenic Lake view. The exterior aggrandize the beauty of  surroundings. Whilst internal planning follow passive climate control and function. The central courtyard suits hot and dry climate of Rajasthan and allows... More

Project • By Studio MohenjodaroPrivate Houses

Residence 2105

Reminiscent of an older, simpler era, yet contemporary in spirit, Residence 2105 is essentially an extension to an existing residence. Initially designed keeping in mind a family of four, with time, as the family grew, a need was felt to expand the space to include two more bedrooms. The new construction was visualised as part of the first floor of the residence, which ultimately was designed to include a living, dining and kitchen space, turning the first-floor space into a comfortable, warm abode. The clients wanted to retain the old structure, being familiar and comfortable with the way they interacted with the functional spaces daily. And though the decision made economical sense, it also turned out to be the main challenge. The decisio... More

Project • By WALAPrivate Houses

Downside Up House

Nestled in a diverse neighbourhood pocket in Albert Park, the original building was a dilapidated double-fronted Victorian house book-ended by a double-storey terrace house on its south side. The house is located on a corner allotment that is pinched in by the main street and a laneway which gives it its irregular, triangular "pizza" shape that tapers towards the rear. As a heritage listed building, it was imperative to rescue the front of house which was in a severe state of disrepair. The homeowner and his family of 4 presented us a brief that started off with the basic functional premise of maintaining a 3-bedroom house at the very minimum, and making use of the neighbour's double-height boundary wall to introduce a second storey vo... More

Project • By Architecture BRIOPrivate Houses

House on a Stream

With a stream running through the house, this retreat in Alibag is delicately woven into the landscape, alternately opening up and closing itself to the different characteristics of the site. Though seasonal, the streambed allows for an interesting landscape feature throughout the year. A multitude of medicinal and fruit bearing trees provide for an intimate ambiance and comfortable microclimate. A short walk along the stream before entering the house domain builds up a sense of anticipation. The house consists of two parts: the day areas of the house such as the dining, kitchen, the living room and entrance verandah are separated from the master bedroom by a bridge that spans across the stream. Like an organism trying to make most u... More