Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Home away from home!

By Annie Aggarwal
Photography: Ravi Kanade; courtesy SM Studio
Read Time: 2 mins
"residential project SM studio indiaartndesign"

Designed by SM Studio, this weekend getaway amidst lush green expanses of the hilly terrain of Lonavala, effectively blurs the boundaries between inside and outside. 

A modern dwelling against a laidback visual setting, the landscape and the built form are designed to reflect the surrounding peaceful expanses of nature, merging the outdoors with the interiors. The openness of the built form showers the home with abundant natural light, through full-height sliding windows, while two sides facing open spaces frame views of the scenery around, through extension of living spaces to balconies and decks.
"residence SM studio indiaartndesign"
"living dining SM studio indiaartndesign"

The structure plays with the element of three-dimensional space and form, with the double-height living and dining space becoming the focal loci of the home. Conceptualised on minimal lines, the double-height lends a feeling of being grandiose, whilst the interior treatment keeps the ambience understated and chic. The interior vocabulary develops amid luxurious comfort, with a rich, sophisticated material and colour palette, complete with theatre and activity rooms and a jacuzzi on the terrace!
"bedroom sitout SM studio indiaartndesign"
"games room SM studio indiaartndesign"

The massing configuration follows strict geometry and defined proportions; and apart from linking the exterior and interior, it efficiently provides the necessary shading hours, despite the open facades receiving abundant sunlight throughout the day.
"swimming pool SM studio indiaartndesign"
"landscaping SM studio indiaartndesign"

The exterior colour palette of green and white, with the pool extending outward on the first floor above the entrance foyer, sits in harmony with the natural surroundings. This 7000sq. ft. abode offering unrestricted vistas of lush greenery, with luxury within, does become the perfect getaway to blow-off city stress!

Fact File:
Design Firm: SM Studio
Principal Designer/Architect: Suresh Mistry / Meghana Shetty
Area: 7000 sq.ft
Location: Lonavala, Maharashtra


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