Ambience Architects and Interiors Designers from Pune made this bunglow with indigenous materials sourced from all the corners of India.
AMBIENCE – Architects and Interior Designers is a 25-year-old organization based in Poona with a primary focus on residential projects. They also undertake commercial projects. Design Director Sandeep Shah and his team are known for designing projects for people with an eclectic taste.
They have transformed this bungalow located on NIBM Road, Pune into an exemplary ‘Make in India’ model by sourcing indigenous materials from across India and avoiding use of any imported material wherever possible.He sourced materials from various parts of India including Pondicherry, Auroville, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Delhi. Most of the antiques, artwork, furniture and fabrics were picked from these places.
Understanding that the various artifacts, antiques, paintings and fabrics would play a dominant role in the final visual effect, the design team led by Rajmohan Kulkarni let the walls, ceiling and furniture be simple albeit very functional and practical. The various materials used and the placement of all the antiques make the house very interesting and creates a very good element of surprise everywhere.
(The article was originally produced in The Tiles of India magazine, May-Jun 2016 issue)