A Modern Home With Functionality At It’s Core | RED BRICK STUDIO

We were approached by the client with two compact 3BHK apartments to be combined into a single 4BHK home for a family of five. Measuring 990 sq.ft. each in carpet area in total, the apartments were attached with a large podium level terrace of 2100 sft. The client’s brief was to have an open and a modern home with functionality at it’s core and customisation as per the lifestyle of individual family members.

A Modern Home With Functionality At It’s Core | Red Brick Studio

visit : Red Brick Studio

Another key requirement was to have open and semi-open spaces nestled in a natural setting for their family time. During our interactions with the family we noticed their deep appreciation for their native home town in Rajasthan, especially its architecture, art, craft and its overall royal heritage.

While conceptualising our vision for the space our endeavour was to create a narrative of balance between modern forms, natural materials and traditional arts and crafts.  The idea was to create a blend of the old with new such that every space evoked a sense of nostalgia but without losing the setting of the future. 

The material palette is plush and not loud. Our goal was to achieve the luxury of the royal heritage but in an understated manner that suited a more modern space. The silken Italian marble flooring is contrasted by the two large pink sandstone walls that slash across the house.

Reminiscent of Rajasthan’s architecture, these pink walls extend from the living and dining space into the landscape, engulfing it and blending the inside and outside.

Primarily facing north and being on the lowermost level of a 10 storeyed building, the apartment is in the shade zone of the building throughout most of the day. This affects not only the quality of natural light in the interior spaces but also makes the volumes feel smaller.

Our focus was on creating a free flowing open plan layout with a seamless connection to the landscape terrace. This helped not only with bringing in natural light into the deeper set spaces but also increased the visual expanse of the home.

The large terrace was divided in functional zones using appropriately placed planters but without compromising on the fluid connectivity between them. We chose minimal and functional interiors grounded into the ‘less is more’ concept and used subtle yet sophisticated patterns to bring in the influences of a royal Rajasthan.

Rich textures of handcrafted materials colours and patterns are juxtaposed with patterns and colours, along with Indian art seamlessly in the entire space. From the specially commissioned ‘Tree of life’ mural in the lobby to the customised Pichwai wall art above the parents room headboard, the house is peppered with Indian art both in traditional and modern techniques.

We chose to interpret the traditional arch in a minimal form and used it as an intrinsic space modelling tool along with the craft of woodwork. The arched niches and fluted wall panels use traditional materials applied in a modern context, eventually creating a modern envelope for showcasing traditional art and crafts.

The house is a modern pastiche of textures, colours, patterns and forms all coalescing to create a rich aesthetic and leave a Royal Impression.


Designed by : Red Brick Studio

Project Type : Apartment Interiors

Project Name : The Royal Impression

Location : Aundh, Pune

Year Built : 2022

Duration of project : 1 year

Project Size : Interior carpet area 1980 sq.ft & Terrace- 2100 sq.ft

Principal Architects : Ar. Anil Poduval & Ar. Ankur Kothari

Team Design Credits : Ar. Anil Poduval & Ar. Sakina Josh

Photograph Courtesy : Hemant Patil

Firm’s Website Link : Red Brick Studio

Firm’s Instagram Link : Red Brick Studio

Firm’s Facebook Link : Red Brick Studio


Home Translates Via A Neoclassical Style And Is A Melting Pot Of Details | AKG Design Studio

This home translates via a Neoclassical Style and is a melting pot of details, personalities, and technological advancements in one space. It follows the visual language of simplicity, comfort, and peace through the entire space and completes with stonework and an interesting interplay of light and shadows, and a contemporary interior adorned with vintage furniture, […]

Read More

This Space With Floor to Ceiling Windows Embody Artistic Finesse | Scope Unlimited: Interior Designers

Nestled in the bustling urban landscape, this space with floor to ceiling windows embody artistic finesse and heartfelt creativity of a cherished interior designer, reshaping the very essence of contemporary living. Discover the bespoke charm of a meticulously designed 4-bed, living room and kitchen (4BHK) apartment meticulously curated to enchant prospective buyers for a revered […]

Read More

Office in Bangalore Becomes A Canvas With The Company’s Ethos | Aarthaa Design Studio

In the realm of modern business, where innovation and productivity intersect, the design of this office in Bangalore becomes a canvas with the company’s ethos painted. Far beyond the mere arrangement of desks and chairs, office interior design serves as a silent storyteller. It narrates tales of culture, creativity, and collaboration. In the heart of […]

Read More

Project Centers Around The Design Principles Of Elegance And Luxury | Maya Space Studio

The philosophy behind this project centers around the design principles of elegance and luxury, personalisation, balance of contrast, functionality, and a cohesive aesthetic that blends various elements with thoughtful details. Project Centers Around The Design Principles Of Elegance And Luxury | Maya Space Studio Main Entrance As you step into the main entrance, a captivating […]

Read More

Weekend Home Has A Neutral Palette And Natural Wood Accents | Afshan Bagwan Interior Design Studio

A ‘tranquil retreat’ situated in the lush green area of Alibaug is tailored for a young couple. The Inner Circle boasts a serene weekend home using a neutral palette and natural wood accents. Weekend Home Has A Neutral Palette And Natural Wood Accents | Afshan Bagwan Interior Design Studio This 3,000 square foot Weekend Home […]

Read More

Celebrating The Vadodara Home As Art Rather Than An Art Display | Robust Studio

Celebrating the Vadodara home as art rather than an art display was the brief given by the client. In this innovative perspective, every element of the living space becomes a canvas for artistic expression, blurring the lines between architecture and artistry. For the amateur art lover with a passion for warmth, Indian aesthetics and earthiness, […]

Read More

A Subtle Blend Of Clean Aesthetics And Functionality | Compartment S4

Envisioning this 1400 sq ft home in Ahmedabad as a subtle blend of clean aesthetics and functionality required deliberate design gestures with a modern interpretation of craftsmanship, while accentuating certain elements through colors and textures. The idea of materiality as a unifying yet outlining feature of each space translated into warm materials like cane and […]

Read More

This Project Promises An Immersive Experience In Contemporary Elegance | Auro Design Studio

From the captivating wallpaper to the intricate wainscoting, this project promises an immersive experience in contemporary elegance and spiritual tranquility. Embark on a journey through the interior design transformation of a spacious 2000 sq.ft. apartment, comprising 3.5 rooms thoughtfully crafted to encompass a living room, dining area, kitchen, utility space, terrace, and an open enclave […]

Read More

Wardrobe Interior Ideas: 13 Guidelines To Select For Your Bedroom

Wardrobe interior ideas are where functionality meets style and organization, intertwined with creativity. It is about a treasure trove of wardrobe interior ideas that transcend mere storage solutions. Your wardrobe isn’t just a repository for clothing; it’s a curated space where daily rituals unfold and personal style finds its expression. From clever storage hacks and […]

Read More

15 Types of Wardrobe That Adds Extra Space In The House

A wardrobe is not just a piece of furniture constructed in the house. There are types of wardrobe one builds in the house according to their needs and requirements. Choosing the right type of wardrobe can be a critical task at times. While designing the house, one always thinks about the kind of storage space […]

Read More
  • Is Bangalore a Good City to Buy a Flat

    A Charming, Zen-Like Office Space Conducive For Creating | STUDIO TILT ARCHITECTS