Interiors of an Apartment for Mr. Jabir Kureshi at Surat
IIID MK Award 2007: Winner in the Category Residential Design.
IIID MK Award 2007: Winner in the Category Green Interior Design.
Area: 750 sq ft (69 sq m)
Year: 2007 (completed)
• The tiny apartment belongs to a graphic designer who as aspires to have a very big house owing to his exhaustive list of requirements. So we came up with a solution that empowers the house with tremendous flexibility and diversity, thereby expanding in size as situation demands
• The house exemplifies the usage of recycled objects as functional and art objects in our lifestyle. Here, we have tried to explore the potential of the automobile parts to make the house meaningful and beautiful. Other recycled objects include broken tiles, used plumbing pipes, left over sofa upholstery composite leather and so on
A few years back, while travelling in train to Ahmedabad with Snehalbhai, when I first told him about the small 700 sq feet apartment I had purchased, it was extremely exciting and unbelievable to hear that he would design the home for me and it was a very prompt decision. Firstly, my wife and myself were emphatically listened regarding our requirements and habits. After putting the area on paper he made a curved stroke with a pencil right at the time of discussion for which he explained us that 70% of the storage requirements will be accommodated in this. Now what? We had huge spaces to breathe. I had always thought of a typical decent furnished residence to live in but I was about to know that I will be residing in one of the most unique home in the country. I still remember his words “I am going to design a home for an Artist” and the result came out even more powerful than that!
Mr. Jabir Kureshi
Graphic Artist, M/s Brains