Kohelika Kohli / February 13, 2018
This apartment is in The Magnolias, a multi-storeyed luxury complex overlooking the verdant DLF Golf Course in Gurugram. Since it is situated on the 17th floor, it was important for me to conceive and build an uninterrupted relationship between the spaces inside, expansive balcony, changing skyline and vast vistas. The idea before starting any project is to always understand the client’s brief, and how they live and function. In this case, the owners Ila and Pavan Vaish, who have two sons, wanted their home to have open, fluid spaces without many physical and visual barriers. This enabled them to view large areas of the interiors, from different rooms.
The clients are well-travelled, yet rooted in Indian culture. Their sensibilities are sophisticated and simple at the same time, and I am so pleased that their home reflects these intangible qualities. For instance, the focal artwork is a 100-year-old Pichwai over the main sofa and is central to the large living and dining spaces. My favourite space, however, is the family room that converts into a full fledged projection space. Aditya Gupta from Soundsmiths did a brilliant job of planning the sound system throughout the apartment and the balconies.