Meander Hūs | Aum Architects | Mumbai, Maharashtra
Living in the maximum city, space is luxury. The client wanted to explore the idea of converting his 3 bedroom apartment into 2 bedrooms. In the process open up his living room and kitchen to make it lavish. With an entire expanse of the apartment having an unparalleled view of the Arabian sea.
We set out on an unwinding path of design exploration in this lavish 2 bedroom apartment. We present to you the exquisite residence Meander Hūs. The spatial focus being the vastness opening out, a maximal minimalism approach was taken. Merging the third bedroom into the living room, we expanded it; carving out space to let the outdoor permeate inside.
Punching a pocket of green into this space we let the space breathe into the outdoors. With ample light being brought in the walls were kept as bare white, a perfect balance to showcase the key elements in a manner of framing them like an intentional contrast. The flooring is a heavy unwinding pattern spread across the large space. Though the living room is large, the entry was to be cordoned off to house the older area of worship. In the process of retaining the visual expanse from the entrance we created a sinuous curved partition, that not only solved the purpose of hiding the worship area, but also became an integral part of design language in the living room.
An opulent matte gold film covering this partition a seemingly subtle yet efficient leather cladding was done.
A large circular opening poured into the dining area. The intersection of the spaciousness of minimalism and the personality of maximalism can be seen and experienced in this space. Bold colours, eye catching patterns, abstract forms and bespoke furniture pieces juxtaposed over simple shapes and sleek lines. Shedding the excess of the past we redefined the space to create harmonious spaces.
The spillover of the kitchen from the living room was in continuum of the design philosophy. A sweet spot between too much and too little was how the kitchen culminated. A bold leopard print used sparsely across the kitchen in contrast to a subtle beige formica.
The master bedroom was re-planned to cater to a walk-in wardrobe and also expand the existing bathroom. A bold metal art, teal bottega veneta intrecciato weave on the bed set against a mellow background of white painted walls and subtle white marble cladding. The veneer used is also like a woven fabric that appears as a subtle texture.
The wardrobe is like an open closet finished in a wooden texture and an intricate flooring pattern i white and beige marble. The master bathroom shines in full glory of the dense granite on the walls and a chipped flooring in black marble with black matte grouting.
The daughter’s bedroom has a touch of femininity in the colour palette. Deconstructing the show Bridgerton, pulling in nuances to create the subtle flair of aristocracy the bedroom was designed. A pristine white environment amplified by the natural light seeping in; soft introduction of colours in playful shapes were infused.
An Iris mauve coloured leatherette cladding swirls around the white matte wardrobe. The study table is a bespoke design resonating the style in a modern way. The bathroom is clad with Lush green subway tiles and marble trimming details. A large chevron pattern in black and white marble has been created on the floor of the bathroom.
Each of the terraces attached to the rooms have been explicitly designed to resonate the adjacent indoor space. This maximal minimal approach has harnessed the way to highlight and make the viewer focus on exactly what we intended too.
Interior Lover’s team views on the project
The modern residential project Meander Hūs designed by Aum Architects is located in the crowded hub of Mumbai, Maharashtra. The 2949 sq. ft. area was approached to craft a home with a soothing narrative that is high on functionality. Inspired by the Client’s deep love for simplicity and art, a cozy home with curated artwork and potted greens with a hint of contemporary luxurious interior decor was designed. Throughout the entire home, different shades of furnishings have been mixed and matched with other modern elements and artifacts. The interior concept is defined by enjoying the spaciousness allowing maximum natural light.
The interior elements like the modern unique furniture, the wall textures, the ceilings, and the light fixtures all together are designed to celebrate this spaciousness within the interior space. The designer has used wood, and stone cladded walls combined with some eye-soothing tones to create a warm and inviting space. Furniture is read as distinct elements in the space with a monochromatic background of the interior decor. In terms of color, planters, and accent pieces it is all cohesive and complements each other. The decorating style of this residential is an exercise in restraint, where space, lighting, and furniture play equally important roles. It is pulled down to bare essentials so that the client is left with a set of curated objects that deliver maximum impact. And it is unquestionably no less than a regal retreat with every element striking a graceful cord and blending in genially!
Project Name : Meander Hūs
Design Firm : Aum Architects
Team Aum : Manish Dikshit, Sonali Pandit, Nachiket Borwake
Project Location : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Project Completion Year : October 2022
Carpet Area : 2949 Sq.ft.
Project Type : Residence Interior
Photography Credits : Fabien Charuau
Project Styling : Sonali Pandit
General lighting : Hybec
Decorative Lights : Jainson Emporio, House of Things & Fold design studio
Leather Cladding : Belmun
Hardware : Hans Hardware
Fabrics and upholstery : Embellish
Glass & Mirror : Royal glass
Tiles : FCML & C.Bhoghilal
Mosaic : Nitco
Marble : Quality Marble
Bathroom Fittings : Gessi from FCML
Art : Painted Rhythm
Carpet & rugs : Jaipur rugs
Veneer : Jalaraam
Decorative fans : Windmill fans from Decor story
Furniture : Essenza, Fold design studio & Belmun