Copper Cube Hause, at Mumbai, by DIG Architects

A second home for a professional with an itinerant lifestyle, this apartment was designed to create a sense of stability and repose between trips. The crux of the spatial intervention was the opening up of the existing linear compartmentalised space into an upbeat, almost studio apartment-like setting. The highlight of the narrative was the kitchen block that was delineated into a detached cuboid, free from the ceiling and walls, that would serve both as a bar and a serving counter from the living room.

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A second home for a professional with an itinerant lifestyle, this apartment was designed to create a sense of stability and repose between trips. The crux of the spatial intervention was the opening up of the existing linear compartmentalised space into an upbeat, almost studio apartment-like setting. The highlight of the narrative was the kitchen block that was delineated into a detached cuboid, free from the ceiling and walls, that would serve both as a bar and a serving counter from the living room.

 

 

The distinction was intensified by sheathing it in copper — giving this house its name ‘Copper Cube Haus’. The burnished cube overlooks the living area with its compact sofa and a small dining cum discussion table, while alongside it, a passage leads to the bedroom in which various volumetric strategies optimise its compact space.

 

 

Volumetric play optimises the bedroom at Copper Cube Haus from its modest dimensions. The response is articulated as a modular birch-ply box that is strategically scooped out to accommodate various requirements in the form of built-in arrangements — including a handy push-up bench between the bed and wardrobe to keep the luggage of the itinerant owner. The adjacent black glass mosaic-clad toilet incorporates a copper accent in deference to the copper box of the kitchen.

 

 

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Project Facts-

Project Name: Copper Cube Haus

Architecture Firm: DIG Architects

Firm Location: Vile parle east, Mumbai

Completion Year: November 2020

Gross Built Area: 1500 sq. ft.

Project location: Mumbai

Lead Architects: Ar. Amit Khanolkar & Ar. Advait Potnis

Photo credits: Niveditaa Gupta         

Design Team: Ar.Amit Khanolkar, Ar. Advait Potnis, Ar. Fenil Gala (project management), Ar. Devina Shah, Ar. Shivani Morkar

 

Manufacturer/ Product/ Brand: 

Furniture: Roche Bobois for Bar Chair, Dining Chair

Automation: Le grand

Hanging light: White teak

Application- Ceiling and walls: Limocoat

Metal: Stillora, Thavigraph,

Kitchen Appliances: Siemens

Dining Rug: Weavers knot rug

 

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