This split level home for a single young professional is a rooftop apartment located within a densely packed middle income housing community in Delhi. Spread over four levels, it accommodates an open plan living, dining, kitchen, powder room and store at the entrance level. The guest bedroom suite is situated at the mezzanine level leading to the master suite and study lounge on the upper floor. The highlight of the home is a rooftop terrace that overlooks the Jahapanah forest.
The strength of this project was the stylistic clarity the client had from the very start. Creating a fresh,
energised,colourful home with a quirky youthful feel was a design focus. Accomodating all her functional, spatial and storage needs within a fairly small footprint, connecting to the lush forest views and creating a sense of delight were key concerns. Creating a private haven akin to a forest retreat in the heart of a crowded DDA group housing is the real magic of this home.
This home has a predominant youthful energy that emerges out of the freshness of the
palette and the play of materials, colours and forms. It employs colour and pattern in an almost graphic way and retains both a vitality and dynamic quality as well as a relaxed charm: an interesting duality. Simple elements like painted brick walls,quirky wallpaper used on furniture,and laminated flooring are animated by light and the forest views beyond to create a home that is an ode to whimsy.throughout the day.