Home for a Reader

1000 sq. ft

Chembur, Mumbai

Residential

Aug 2016 – Dec 2016

Every home should be a reflection of the identity of those who live in it and this project allowed us to truly explore that idea. This home for one revolves around a sense of independence; each space has a clear identity of its own but is united in concept. As part of a congested city, with small spaces, the space had to be extended to reach its full potential with hidden storage, single loaded walls, an open expandable kitchen and compact loose furniture.

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Being a home for a true lover of books, a multi functional bookshelf was the centerpiece of the main living area and clearly represents the homeowner’s own personality.

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The dining space was created by opening out the kitchen and connecting it to the living space with sliding doors that cleverly hid into the walls on either side creating a sense of openness and adaptability.

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The bedroom is a paragon of efficiency. The intentional loading of one wall with all the necessary functions – wardrobe, bed and study was a tool we used to explore spatial efficiency. The recessed bed allows for convenient reading lights within the overhead storage and hidden storage was crafted into the headboard as well.

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