back in Time – Tejal Mathur - The Architects Diary

back in Time – Tejal Mathur

PALI BHAVAN-Tejal Mathur.

No trappings of a royal haveli or majestic grandeur. But a well-curated nobleman’s home, lost in time somewhere in Mumbai where the doors were always open to welcome unannounced visitors, where the lady of the house ensured no one left without a thoughtful feast at her table, where generations of tradition wove into mouldy remains of the crumbling walls.

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Through previous association with Pali Village Cafe, the story board aimed at resurrecting or rather evoking a subconscious bygone era in a city she loves, Pali Bhavan was the perfect palette to cast that spell again.

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As Tejal aptly puts it down to an amalgamation of every culture this city boasts of. A unique melting pot that for some would be reminiscent of a large vernacular house that centered around a chowk and a sacred prayer space embodying the bustle of domestic chores that intertwined with the easy social communion of a goathan home or perhaps even the chawl system now slowly disintegrating.

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Most of the structural accents were sourced by her from different parts of the country. The Industrial Vintage furniture was specially commissioned by Ironworks for the restaurant.

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Information : Tejal mathur.

Photo Credits : Ritesh Ramakrishna.

 

 

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