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Duplex at Juhu Mumbai
Project Facts + Design Team
DateDesign Team
2003Nitin Killawala
ClientsStructural Engineers
Killawala familyP.T. Gala
Juhu, Mumbai
Project Area
2,400 sqft.

The house in the form of a duplex serves as an extension to a 40 year old family residence. One of the distinctive features of the design is the disengagement of the roof over primary areas of the house.

An RCC vault spans over all common areas, which when clubbed with double heights, enables the house to function as an open plan. The variations in height allow sufficient light to filter through the western fa├žade.

Furthermore, a selective use of copper panels over the kitchen partition serves as a back drop creating stunning modulations of light throughout the day.

A cantilevered steel and wooden deck reaches out to the surrounding Peltaforum trees, allowing the interiors to spill outdoors as well as creating a visual connection with the street below.