Duplex Apartment at Castel Royale
Contemporary traditional home
Status : Ongoing
Carpet Area : 7288 Sq.ft.
This duplex apartment integrates traditional architectural heritage within the everyday lives of a modern Maharashtrian family. Occupying the 11th and 12th floors of one of Pune’s tallest apartment complexes, the lofty home incorporates greenery and nature in every element, ensuring for its residents, a spiritual connection with their environment. Full height glazing in the large double height living space facilitates soothing views of the greenery around. River finish kota stone creates the ambience of a transitional verandah, its outdoor feel heightened by the copper vessel waterfall adorning a floating staircase, while filing the house with the soft music of flowing water. Curvilinear room divisions ensure freely flowing spaces, integrating the various rooms into one unified living entity. Typical Marathi motifs adorn the home at every scale, right from hand carved door frames, to floor inlay patterns and ‘paithani’metal screen doors. Custom designed furniture and furnishings, like the ‘vasant’ series of rugs, give each room a unique identity, while still united in their rich ethnic vocabulary. A juxtaposition of traditional and modern, outdoor and indoor, bright yet private, the home has been an exciting design and execution challenge, awaiting completion…