How F+S Designs keeps it simple yet luxurious
The firm recently designed an impressive residential property in Hyderabad for a couple and their two sons
With changing times come changing lifestyles and changing demands on spaces. 38 Krishna is a modern home in its true sense, its clean simple lines and uncomplicated design define the space, which is homely, uncluttered and a visual delight. F+S Designs took a minimalistic and practical design approach which enabled them to hero the inherent quality and depth of materials through various planes and surfaces, bringing clarity and richness to the house. The free movement through the various living spaces heightens the sense of openness and grandeur. Cutouts placed strategically in the slabs on each floor in the living area create a “lung-space” which beautifully connects the entire three-storeyed, 11,000sq-ft house.
The functional requirements for the family of four- specified living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, four en-suite bedrooms, and entertainment spaces such as a Home-theater, library and terraces. In addition to meeting the requirements, lush green balconies, a double-height courtyard space and outdoor seating have been added on all floors. The weaving of the beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces with the interiors by introducing large openings and extended living spaces present an equilibrium between modern living and a connection with nature. An earthy stone fireplace added to the seating area in the terrace with the backdrop of beautiful Balinese masks is one of the highlights of the house.
The double-height courtyard is a memorable composition of three tall windows that accentuate the height of the space, with earthy patterned flooring and modern rustic furniture.
A plush wood-panelled back wall creates the backdrop for the master bedroom, composed along with rich textures of rose-gold metal and a sea-blue fabric headboard. The sons, both being in their mid-twenties have been given a modern minimalist chic bedroom space, each with a different approach. Warm brown tones of wood panelling, beige brown walls, a sleek white sofa and clean linear lights encompass the first son's bedroom. Rugged tones of textured cement walls, with raw wood and deep-colored leather finishes creates a contrasting bedroom space for the second son.
The Pooja room door was left untouched since its a beautifully carved traditional, pure Burma teak door and holds a sentimental value to the family. Artefacts and accessories that are close to the clients have been carefully placed along with modern elements throughout the house. Three rustic boats hanging at different heights through the ceiling cutout on the ground floor makes for a memorable installation.
To create the requisite warmth, the lighting throughout the house is effected in warm 3500K yellow-light, featuring a combination of ambient, linear light, spot lights and pendants as per requirement of the design and space. Two streaks of 40-ft long linear lights running across the living, dining and library areas not just visually connects the spaces but also creates a statement.
The electricals, air-conditioning and the landscape maintenance for the entire house has been automated for the client's convenience. The exercise of reimagining the space has been a triumph, to such an extent that the clients find it hard to remember what it was originally!