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  • YEAR : 2014
  • LOCATION : Mumbai, India
  • CATEGORY : Interior

Duplex Apartment DNNW

Increasingly disheartened by the vanishing views and light the client used to have from their hilltop bungalow in south Mumbai, they opted for a dramatic lifestyle change. They moved into a duplex apartment on one of the top floors of the 60 storey apartment building that hovered above their bungalow. This would allow them to once again enjoy the dramatic views over the Arabian Sea. While moving up in the sky it was crucial not to loose the rich experience and variety of spaces they used to have in their bungalow garden.

 

Spatial experience

A Soanian modus operandi allowed the plan to transform this otherwise rather typical apartment layout, into a rich, dynamic spatial experience.  Through careful attention to the organization of light, space, and crafted detail, the plan is organized along the principle of creating independently articulated rooms. These are meticulously strung along a sequential path. You experience constant changes of direction and shifting and rotating symmetry axes. These offer ever-changing views of the interiors and Mumbai’s rapidly changing skyline.

 

Suspense

The entrance hallway, although flanked by the living room intentionally does not open onto it directly. Rather, a suspense is built up through a series of turns by first diverting it to the stair hall. This space connects through a deep pocket pivot double door to a half octagonally shaped vestibule. This room in turn opens up to the double height living room along its length. While the living room bathes in light, the flanking octagonal library and circular dining room are interiorized with light entering only indirectly, creating very distinct atmospheres. The view of the city of Mumbai is even more impressive from here as the void below leads the gaze down onto the city streets.

Project Data

Project Name

Apartment DNNW

Year

2014

Type

Themes

Craft, Spatial Experience, Light, Typology

Status

Completed

Size

700 sq.m.

Program

Interior of duplex apartment

Photographer

His Bathroom Shower at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Mumbai Skyline

Panoramic view

Entrance Hall of Duplex Apartment

Entry Hall

Stair Hall at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Staircase in Marble at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Stair Hall wooden railing at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india

Stair Hall

Stairway at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Vestibule at Duplex Apartment with stone architrave

Entrance Vestibule

Double height living room at Duplex Apartment
Gallery at duplex apartment in Mumbai
South Mumbai skyline

Panoramic View from the Balcony of South Mumbai Skyline

Double height space in duplex apartment

Gallery

Duplex Apartment Library

Library

Library at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Panelled Corridor at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Circular Dining Room at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india

Dining Room

Kitchen in Duplex Apartment

Kitchen

Corridor in Duplex Apartment
Master Bedroom in Duplex Apartment

Master Bedroom

Desk in Alcove at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Master Bedroom Wardrobe sliding shutters at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india

His Walk in Wardrobe

Bathroom vanity at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india

His Bathroom

His Bathroom Toilet in Marble at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Marble Bathroom in Mumbai at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india

Her Bathroom

Bedroom in duplex apartment interior design mumbai india

Guest Bedroom

Bedroom in duplex apartment interior design mumbai india

Guest Bedroom

Bathroom in duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Bedroom in duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Bathroom in Marble and Glass Door at duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
Bathroom in duplex apartment interior design mumbai india
mumbai india

View of South Mumbai’s queens necklace

floor plan duplex apartment interior mumbai india

Plan 1

floor plan duplex apartment interior mumbai india

Plan 2