A contemporary townhouse designed around the daily rituals of a multigenerational family of Indian industrialists embracing modern life simultaneously integrates traditions of prayer, entertainment, business and festivities.
Two houses sharing a common wall and with main entrances facing the same direction were unified into one. The main dining and living rooms were designed as one space, to focus their views towards the front Indian courtyard garden.
The two distinct main entrances differentiate major functions taking place in the house and streamline processes and traffic between family members and guests.
The living space has a monolithic quality that appears to be carved out from granite slabs and finished with sand textured walls and timber jali, sliding screens that partition rooms. The client’s custom silver filigree lighting inspired by Rajasthan silver evokes the mysterious qualities of a North Indian Palace courtyard at night.