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Lalitha Tharani Designed Skyline Apartments

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Lalitha Tharani Designed Skyline Apartments

How do you design a personal space when the client is anonymous? How would the design directions and aesthetic be directed to appeal to a larger pool of potential clients ? How would the promoter be able to display their impeccable design delivery? Finally how good is Good Design for Good Business? These are the premises of Collaborative Architecture’s engagement with Skyline Builders, one of the leading developers in south of India.

Lalitha Tharani Designed Skyline Apartments
Lalitha Tharani Designed Skyline Apartments

Having finished a Gated community in Cochin, positioned for the Luxury segment, the promoter wanted to push their design delivery further, by having a designer, super luxury condominium units, located in the prime locality in Cochin, Kerala. The apartment was sizeable, with 3,800 sq ft, 4 bedrooms and an expansive living-dining space. The very first step was to rationalize the layout – The layout has been totally reworked, kitchen and two bedrooms have been totally overhauled. The USP of the project is the panoramic Living–Dining, and the design celebrates it by enhancing the spatiality as one enters the apartment.

As the project has to appeal to a wider audience, the focus of the design was to avoid any eccentricities – that latter makes a personal space to have its unique flavour. The space was designed as a shell with curated pieces populating the shell. A lot of market studies reveal that the final buying decision is heavily influenced by the lady of the house and kitchen plays an important role in that process. So we have custom designed, highly innovative kitchen, which straddles between a conventional ‘L’ shaped counter and an Island. The Toilets have been designed to be replicated for the entire project, but with attention to detail and the selection of material palette, could elevate the design that unmistakably position Skyline Legend as one of the best luxury apartments in the country.

Materials + Furniture + Light Credits:

Veneer / wood: Tabu

Solid surfaces: Glacier White Corian by Dupont

Paints: Colour – Morning Glory by Asian Paints

Marble: Imported marble by Nitco Marble

Furniture: Sourced

Hardware: Hafele

Lights: Soucred and fabricated

Soft Furnishing: Drapes – DDecor, Carpets – Custom fabricated by Qaaleen

Firm: Collaborative Architecture – Mumbai + Kerala

Project Team: Lalita Tharani + Mujib Ahmed + Muneeb + Shoukat

Photographs: Suneesh Suresh

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