• The Interiors of the Studio Infuse Contemporary Elements and Heritage Nature of the Space | Urban Tree

    This project entailed the development of the Architects’ own studio in a Colonial-era bungalow dating back to 1931, in which significant heritage elements had been modified over the last few decades by previous owners. To maintain the structure’s heritage significance, it underwent thoughtful conservation and restoration before the development of the incoming studio. The interiors of the studio infuse contemporary elements and heritage nature of the space, not overpowering the essence of the place. The design rather blends in a manner that makes the contemporary and heritage elements co-exist in perfect harmony, blurring the sub-conscious boundary between the two.

    The Interiors of the Studio Infuse Contemporary Elements and Heritage Nature of the Space | Urban Tree

    Visit : Urban Tree

    The architectural character of the structure served as the starting point for the overall design, which resulted in a two-phase project strategy that included restoration and conservation followed by appropriate interior design.

    During this process, certain modifications were made in the original circulation pattern of the space, such as the switching of the primary entrance to a room in the corner, which was originally through a door in the verandah.

    Also, this corner room was split in two by the addition of a partition, which allowed it to be used as a reception as well as a meeting area in a flexible manner.

    The verandah now became a buffer between the public areas of the office and the private studio for the architects, with it’s timber jaali framing the shaded yard and buzzing street beyond.

    The design and furniture of the Principal Architect’s cabin were developed such that the space could also be used for presentations and larger gatherings.

    The material palette of the design is derived from the structure itself, with the primary material being the restored timber in its’ varied forms – the doors, windows and the ornamental jaali in the verandah. Chevron-pattern tiles, contemporary through it’s strong geometries, and historic through it’s glorious past, helps to seamlessly bind the heritage and the contemporary sensibilities of the space.

    The load-bearing slab above has also been blended with the design narrative by accentuating it’s structural elements in black and white, which completes the minimal material palette, with the only exception being a bright red discussion table in the studio, a nod to the practice’s earlier logo. Most of the furniture has been inspired by the arch in the central bay, which is now the studio. Each piece of furniture is unique in its design and expresses the arch in a modern way.

    As all these elements combine together, they form a project that becomes a contemporary reinterpretation of a heritage structure – an endeavor to discover how rich, historic architectural structures can find their place in today’s times, adding a value that cannot be sufficiently             ascertained, but is subconsciously felt.

    Fact File

    Designed by : Urban Tree

    Project Type : Restoration & Office Interior Design

    Project Name : Architect’s Studio in colonial Pune

    Location : Pune, Maharashtra

    Year Built : 2021

    Duration of the project : 4 Months

    Plot Area : 1295.91 Sq.ft

    Principal Architect : Ar. Nakul Rege

    Team Design Credits : Ar. Nikita & Drishti

    Photograph Courtesy : Hemant Patil Photographer

    Products / Materials / Vendors : Lighting – HYBEC / Sanitaryware – Kohler / Paint – Asian paints

    Firm’s Website Link : Urban Tree

    Firm’s Instagram Link : Urban Tree

    Firm’s Facebook Link : Urban Tree

    For Similar Projects >>> An Organic And Urban Workspace To Work And Play

    Step Inside This House in Baroda Where Every Corner Is Filled With Plants | Foresight Associates

    Step inside this house in Baroda, where every corner is filled with plants, blending nature and architecture. We rarely encounter spaces designed and celebrated with mindful craftsmanship. Foresight Associates has crafted this dwelling of 3400 sq ft in Baroda, Gujarat. It is crafted with a deep sense of modernity and serene artistic elements.  Step Inside […]

    Read More

    This Comfortable Home Is A Testament To Minimalist Charm | The Crossboundaries

    This sophisticated and comfortable home is a testament to minimalist charm. It embraces a harmonious blend of sleek, functional, and comfortable living. Upon entering, a sense of calm envelops you as the minimalist aesthetic continues to unfold, with each room showcasing distinctive, unique features. This Comfortable Home Is A Testament To Minimalist Charm | The […]

    Read More

    15 Sustainable Interior Design Tips For Eco-Conscious Spaces

    Sustainable interior design implies the modern aspect of crafting spaces and understanding varying styles and trends. The need for eco-friendly design emerges from various challenges such as climate change, cluttered space, and losing touch with nature. Sustainable interior design follows the principles of green design, connecting the hues of earth and the texture of nature, […]

    Read More

    Home in Indore Has An Air of Elegant Simplicity | AS Design Atelier and KN Design Studio

    Perched on the gentle slope of County Walk’s lush landscape, the 5000 sqft home in Indore stands with an air of elegant simplicity, its sloping roof harmonizing with the natural contours of the land. At the forefront, a vibrant garden greets visitors with a colorful array of blossoms, a serene oasis contrasting against the structured […]

    Read More

    This Home in Delhi is a Structure That Stands Out From its Surroundings | Interactive Design Studio

    Situated in the town of Gujranwala, this home in Delhi is one such structure that stands out from its surroundings. This visceral instinct reflects in the exteriors defined by angular forms, an architectural expression that speaks volumes. Amidst the colour and chaos of the bustling street, the Corian facade embraces greys and whites. Thus, it […]

    Read More

    The Inclined Porotherm Block Jali Wall is an Entrance Portal | Mindworks Architecture

    The earth-hugging inclined porotherm block jali wall act as an entrance portal, unveiling their welcoming stance as one approaches this one-acre farmland. These Porotherm Block walls seamlessly transition into the primary roof structure, exuding its subtle form. The Inclined Porotherm Block Jali Wall is an Entrance Portal | Mindworks Architecture Design Concept Nestled amidst sprawling […]

    Read More

    This Renovation Project Revolves Around A 20-Year-Old Residence | Studio Detail

    The renovation project revolves around a 20-year-old residence situated in Koramangala, Bengaluru, within the urban fabric. This transformation goes beyond reshaping physical spaces; it’s a profound endeavour to create a home that seamlessly integrates with its inhabitants, whether through the warmth of sunlight, the soothing presence of the wind, the flash of water, or by […]

    Read More

    This Modern Villa Is On The Outskirts Of Surat Diamond City | Ck Architect & Interior Designer

    Nestled amidst the tranquil expanse of lush landscapes, this villa on the outskirts of Surat diamond city by CK Architects is a prime example of modern elegance and serene living. Designed for a family of three, this idyllic retreat is designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings while offering all the modern comforts. This […]

    Read More

    This 585 square yards villa Is The Client’s Second Home | Vinit Poonia Architects

    We call this villa holiday home as the client stays in Mumbai, and this is his second home. This project is a 585 sq yds. villa with a total of 6300 sq.ft area. This 585 square yards villa Is The Client’s Second Home | Vinit Poonia Architects As we enter, there is a huge lawn […]

    Read More

    The Elegant Interior Perfectly Balances Modern And Natural | Sterling Interiors

    Nestled within an urban landscape, the elegant interiors of Travertine House is the perfect balance between modern aesthetics and natural elements. The House showcases a seamless fusion of indoor and outdoor living, ingeniously incorporating overhangs, lights. The Elegant Interior Perfectly Balances Modern And Natural | Sterling Interiors Living Room This residence exhibits a refined beauty […]

    Read More
  • This Bedroom Speaks of Refined Luxury and Comfort | The Cozy Atelier

    TADstories with Puneet Kumar | Interactive Design Studio