When luxury meets simplicity
Sanjay Newaskar Designs presents a bungalow design that builds on a linear strategy and a fixed, minimal material palette
Designed by Sanjay Newaskar Designs LLP, the 7,500 sq-ft bungalow harnesses simplicity within a contemporary style, creating relaxing spaces for the family of a renowned jeweller. “The requirements were for five bedrooms, with basic vaastu guidelines. The manipulation of architecture, defined the interior space with openness and natural ventilation throughout the day. The sunlight flooding from the East and West facade, created an interesting play of light and shadows in the interiors,” explains Sanjay Newaskar.
Both the exteriors and interiors in the entire house follow a similar linear pattern to maintain continuity. The material palette is kept minimal mainly with grey Italian marble, statuario, and single-colour veneer American Walnut. To break the monotony, additional colours are added in the bedrooms and kitchen.
Entering the house through the lobby and proceeding past the common areas, there is a dramatic expansion owing to the soaring double height living room, overlooking a waterfall with views of a vertical garden. The bedroom, bathroom and walk-in wardrobe are planned in linear form. Even the bedrooms enjoy ample sunlight all through the day.
Each bedroom features separate detailing according to the occupant’s liking and interest. The younger son is an artist, and his room is designed with hexagonal patterns, for example the concrete hexagonal blocks cladding the walls - a pattern that is continued in the bathroom too. For the elder son’s room, vibrant colours like red, yellow and aqua blue liven up the space.
“The house has a distinctive character that sets it apart from the generally single dwelling residential,” concludes the architect.