Shunyo Apartment by The Purple Ink Studio is a beautifully composed residence that juxtaposes simplicity with an esoteric spatial experience. Creating a surrealistic ambience, the residents’ passions outweigh functional necessities in the design intent. With a pure colour palette of black interspersed with undertones of grey, the ‘multifaceted living pod’ is defined by a cast-in-situ concrete table that has been positioned to obscure the lines between cooking, dining and entertainment spaces.
As the 100 square meter, Bangalore-based apartment explores an amalgamation of two distinct spatial experiences (simplicity with the esoteric), the continuation of black hues into the private bedroom area facilitates a seamless transition. Select furnishings and artworks as well as an expertly administered chiaroscuro technique (balancing natural light with the dark surfaces) result in an avant-garde, unrestricted space.
While the rawness of the concrete slab forms the main canvas, the polished concrete floor adds a partially refined character to the apartment. With the overall experience coming together as a succession of narratives where all the spaces take up many roles, ‘Shunyo’ looks to capture this energy in its own esoteric approach.