INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE | RESIDENTIAL |1030 SQFT. | DELHI | COMPLETED 2021
Simplicity, Fluidity and Harmony.
When two volumes disparate in nature, unobtrusively flow into one another with a shared aspiration to achieve a strong aesthetic quality and an elevated spatial experience.
THE KALKAJI RESIDENCE
Context: Previously planned as a rudimentary shelter in a cluster of congested, identical (and very old) DDA apartment buildings at Delhi, this home was far from the romantic pursuit of an original intentful abode. It now goes above and beyond the regional paradigm, embodying a stubborn contemporary will.
Purpose: Achieve a holistic spatial experience that is designed for people and flow; is adaptive, intuitively fluid, real and pleasurable. This necessitated an opportunistic design approach rooted in problem solving.
Challenge: A constricted volume of 1000Sqft, a tight budget of 28Lacs and a structurally limiting context.
Solution: Humans before walls.
Materials, Philosophy & Experience: An honest expression of raw, natural and earthy materials - wood, concrete, bricks, granite and wicker - locally sourced amidst a pandemic. Wall textures are organically hand-created on-site. Spaces, complete with their constituents (including furniture) are designed to pull double-duty wherever possible.
The different spaces within the home are cohesive and seamlessly flow into one another. They challenge the monotony of restricted zones, to have a composite identity rich in textures, light and geometry; with a great deal of attention to scale and psychological perception. The home contextually assumes and adapts to many different moods, manifesting a character that fosters wholesome solitude and bustling hospitality alike.
A clean, clutter-free and minimal aesthetic; fresh greens, big windows and sun-kissed cosy nooks; offer barefoot luxury - encouraging sustainable practices and spiritual living. The home is designed for energy efficiency and most material wastage has been repurposed.