This Mumbai home by Zaki Shaikh’s Parthenon Architects is an illustration of the reticent designer’s immaculate aesthetic. It has been conceptualised around a serene central courtyard that not only facilitates spatial arrangement, but also imparts a visual synergy to the home. With a predominantly white and pastel colour palette, the residence embodies a timeless elegance that is accentuated by minimalist contemporary furnishings, quality detailing and seamless integration of the natural environment.
Scroll down to read more about the Mumbai abode, with insights from the designer himself!
“Since the clients live in a concrete jungle, the brief was to ensure that the house had a lot of nature integrated within the design. Therefore, the whole house has been conceptualised around verdant elements and a glass-enclosed central courtyard. This courtyard acts as an aesthetc partition between the living and dining spaces, while simultaneously ensuring a conflunce into one large integral and homogenous space,” explained Shaikh, when asked about the client brief and initial planning.
The final product is a timelessly elegant home, where the careful consideration of open space and furnished nooks create a pensive balance and serene ambience. This can also be attributed to the use of neutral colours and simplistic yet high quality furniture and natural wall texturing. Furthermore, the meticulously conceived lighting scheme ensures that the desired context is unerring. A luxurious material palette of white self veneer, satvario marble are offset by striking decor accessories and chandeliers in metal and metallic finishes. This controlled materiality ensures that the house can truly imbibe nature and the verdant surroundings.
“Personally, it is the seamlessness of the spatial experience, despite the numerous areas we have carved out of it that appeals to me the most,” concludes Shaikh. And we couldn’t have articulated our thoughts about this project any better than that.