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See-through screens for Gurugram residence

Photography credits: Suryan & Dang

New Delhi-based Urbanscape Architects has designed the Apartment at DLF Magnolias at Gurugram, a single-floor apartment for a family of four. The client wanted a homely design without engaging in structural changes, while the challenges were how to position the toilets and the low-ceiling heights.

Upon entering, the entrance foyer is divided from the dining area by a curved metallic screen. It draws inspiration from a basic door hinge, representing functionality. The interior spaces are open and uninhibited, with see-through screens segregating the spaces and visually transitionally into the common area. The living area and bedroom face the golf course, while the kitchen screen is designed to view the same.

A single-color palette and detailed furniture are laid against the stone-clad walls of the living room with a fireplace in the center, designed with leaves on both sides – representing the creation of life. Earth-colored rugs supplement the overall aesthetic, while the opposite wall becomes a screen between the family lounge and formal living area.

Divided into two zones, the family lounge features a television unit towards the left with a study area and book shelving unit placed towards the right. An L-shaped sofa against a bright wallpaper is the highlighting feature of the living room, complementing the views on the terrace and golf course.

A muted grey minimalistic bed and an embossed leather trunk doubling up as a bench in the master bedroom. The television unit is set against the veneer-clad wall, along with drapes decorated with brocade motifs in the son’s bedroom. Neutral furniture and upholstery are brightened with pops of color in the books, paintings and artwork.