Pratibhav – House Pratima & Prakash
House is a reflection of one’s belief. House Pratima & Prakash, reflects the idea of traditional ornamentation through patterns in a ethnic way, through bringing a material palate and colours in contrast or compliment to wood as a base material. The interior explores combination of different materials with wood, by understanding the properties and architectonical values of each complementing material.
Brass, glass, stone and fabric were chosen to work with wood in creating different material experiences. The house welcomes through a low height vestibule area adorned with an antique wall piece into a warm family and dinning space opening to linear balcony with a traditional swing.. The formal space is secluded with wood glass partition, creating a world within. The intricate wood + brass + glass partition separating the formal and family room brings in the traditional jaali in a modern way allowing a sneak-peak between the two spaces. The family and dinning space is a continuous volume only divided by a low height crockery unit. The dining space extends to the verandah balcony with low ceiling and seating around plantation. The open kitchen dinning and family area uses glass with wood to create reflections and extend the space.
The linear passage with low wooden ceiling leads to the den of three bedrooms and a pooja space, the private realm of the house. The master bedroom explores traditional four post bed with brass handles in the wardrobe. The second master bedroom for the young couple explores traditional Indian seating with small arch niche on the bedside tables. The pooja space explores low gates with toran that signifies the scared space with motifs from the Jain temple jaalis.