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An inbuilt shoe rack in the concrete alcove at the entrance of the studio apartment. This home made me heady; made me want to do a few things: take a physical tour of the space, study architecture, rip down the walls of my own home, and instilled the fear of writing for what if the words didn’t do justice to its beauty. So, I have to sheepishly admit that I sat admiring the frames of this rustic modern one bedroom apartment in Ahmedabad of architect Malay Doshi, than give shape to words. There are few homes that have this kind…

The terrace of any house provides unlimited opportunities; a blank canvas with extra square footage open to nature that you can give any shape  you want based on its intended purpose. From a spa on the terrace to a home office and den for the boys, I have seen many amazing transformations over the years. But, this one is a sophisticated and utilitarian transformation of a 1,200 sq.ft terrace in New Delhi for a young entrepreneur couple designed by Studio Wood. About the project: Who lives here: a young entrepreneur couple Location: T9, Green Park Extension, New Delhi, India Total…

Design Concept Creative Studio is a multi-disciplinary design firm based in Delhi. This upcycled studio apartment executed on a budget blew me away. From what you can see, the internal architecture is retained as is with exposed beams, rough plaster, windows of the 80s and open wiring. The architect has elevated this space with clever recycling of everyday objects that not only has found a new functional use but also brings in color. Vegetable crates reused as baskets for storage adds a dash of color. Wonder why I never thought of this. This makes an excellent storage for less used…

Clothes line. One drying stand. About 20 odd grow bags. A washing machine. Wondering what this paraphernalia is? These are some of the random things I can lay my eyes on the terrace now from where I type this post.  Pretty mundane and nondescript, huh? I guess as are most of our terraces. While a lot of thought goes into the interiors of the house, budget is exhausted by the time one reaches landscaping and terrace. What if I told you your terrace had the potential to be converted into a spa? Come, let’s take a tour of how a…