This luxury apartment is located on the fourteenth floor of a residential community in Gurgaon, a suburb of Delhi in India. It opens to stunning views of the Aravali hills along the horizon and a landscaped golf course that is a focal point of the surrounding landscape. The family required a weekend home and entertainment space with a heightened dramatic appeal and vibrant colour that expressed their zest for life. This brief translated into a highly stylised interior where the home was articulated as an ‘art object’ and each space was conceptualised as a key segment of an unfolding sequence: it has been crafted with an artist’s gaze.
World Architecture & Design Awards 2019
Third Award | Category: Residential Interior
Architects: Swanzal Kapoor
Studio: SAKA Studio
Team Members: Swanzal Kak Kapoor, Karan Chowdhary
The layout maximises the spread of natural light through screens of wood and glass fins that connect living spaces seamlessly and yet allow privacy. The juxtaposition of clean lines and organic forms create an exciting dialogue. A sensory richness pervades the home through varied textures of CORTEN steel, beaten copper, backlit woven wicker, dented stainless steel, sisal rugs, veined stone, woven leather and bronzed glass.
Each room has a distinct mood and colour palette that responds to the personality of the inhabitant and the colours are nature inspired: burnt orange, bronze and kingfisher blue in the living areas, delicate ivory, pale mint green and teal in the master bedroom and aubergine purple, bone and nut brown in the son’s bedroom. The parents’ room is resplendent in autumn golds and walnut hues.
This home reinvents the luxury contemporary Indian home with a rootedness in natural forms and materials. Each piece was custom designed and fabricated locally highlighting the craft skills that are alive in our country. Here drama and originality combine to create an unforgettable space to entertain and escape from the everyday. The balance of drama and repose and interplay of interior and exterior landscape leads to a poetic experience where the eye delights in the luminosity and detail, truly a celebratory space.