Sustainability Meets Luxury In This IGBC Green Home

In the sprawling sights of Jubilee Hills, India, lies a private residence evolved from the creative minds of architectural firm NA Architects. Niroop and Rupana Reddy, the architect and interior designer respectively behind this private residence, conceived the project as a gallery‐typed space, which involved not only creating clear open areas but also inviting the light in, particularly from above. Sporting some of the world’s most opulent design brands, such as Roberto Cavalli, Trussardi, Giorgetti and Boca do Lobo, the architectural firm perfectly showcases their vision of never compromising interior design.

“Being architects, the main goal was to achieve sustainability with luxury,” says Reddy. “We wanted to change the concept of sustainability being simple and rustic. We wanted to show the world that sustainable homes can be luxurious.”

An organic palette, semi-precious and natural stone accents, sprawling water features and design embedded structured ceilings are the highlight features of this luxury and sustainable residence. Carefully placed clerestory windows wash the interior with natural light and provide framed glimpses of the canopy of pines on the slopes above the property, which also helped determine the section of the undulating ceiling.

NA Architects’ first objective was to try to maximize the perception of space and the company managed to guarantee that by creating generous outdoor covered spaces, which make it feel as if the interiors spill outwards.

FORMAL LIVING/ LIVING/ DINING

A 20 feet high main door is the focal point of this interior design project and marks the entry of the house. The imposing entrance door is sided with 20 feet single glass opening and Monolithic stone‐clad wall that adds a singular statement design to the experience of entering into the private residence.

The living room is the extension of the formal living where a rustic stone-clad wall forms the backdrop of the sofa and the wave center table, from Boca do Lobo.

The dining area opens up towards the east garden and the dining wash is tucked into a glass opening for an uncluttered pool view. Heritage Dining Table, by Boca do Lobo, is the main character of the space allowing the meaning of ‘gallery‐typed space’. This entire floor is designed to facilitate convenient entertainment both indoors and outdoors and is furnished to enjoy panoramic views of the forest-like plantation and the pool deck area.

FIRST FLOOR

The first floor houses the master suites and children’s rooms. The master suite opens up into a terrace with views of the city in the southwestern direction and a private garden with an outdoor jacuzzi. The daughter’s room is of modern classical white theme adorned with handmade porcelain flowers from Villari brand. The result is a cleaver and sophisticated hierarchy of spaces, each room situated to take full advantage of indoor-outdoor living.

SEMI BASEMENT

A home theatre and bar are housed on this floor. A 1920 old Lambretta scooter has been restored to original Italian colors and used as a bar counter. High‐quality imported European furnishings and finishes introduce a sense of understated luxury with a contemporary take on pared‐back mid‐century design. The terraces have organic vegetation and solar panels that generate electricity to the house.

The pool, which cascades down an incline linking a martini seating area with the main swimming pool together with the clean lines of the side wings, accentuates the lines of perspective, exaggerating the length of the property, leading the eye to the horizon and further contributing to the illusion of space.

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