The project involved creating a 4BHK show-flat for a mixed-use development located in one of Surat’s elite precincts. A bare shell flat with basic provisions had to be converted into a show-flat that would demonstrate the usage of space vis vis structural elements. Functionality was at the core of the narrative — but at the same time the design was orchestrated in a way to make the space appear larger and plusher. Certain internal walls were demolished to make the space more functional.
The sequence of spaces are planned in such a way that all the common spaces achieve maximum view, natural light and ventilation. Starting with a narrow entrance foyer, the space opens up to a large living room which is also the highlight of the project. It flows seamlessly into a dining area. The stone and wood panelling that runs from the entrance to the TV unit balances the neutral tones of the floor and ceiling. Certain furniture pieces and carefully selected artworks heighten the quality of the narrative. Small bespoke elements are also worth noting — such as custom made-handles and a furniture piece near the entrance that conceals the switchboard and video door-phone. These illustrate the balance of functionality and aesthetics.
While one bathroom is a common one, three bedrooms have their own ensuite bathing spaces. These have been designed using mirrors to make the space look larger. Textured burma teak wood, veneer, engineered wood and Italian marble form the material highlights. Bathrooms are mostly finished with tiles on the walls and granite on the floor.
Project : 4BHK Show-flat for Sangini Evoq
Location : Surat
Area : 2049 sq ft (carpet)
Design Firm : Utopia Designs
Principals : Ar Apurva Desai, Id Bhavin Swami, Id Urvakhsh Chichgar and Id Vipul Nakrani
Design Team : Unnati Patel
Photography Credits : Phx India