; Showers of modernism and nature at this Kochi home by Silpi Architects

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Tropical tales in the heart of Kochi — Showers of modernism and nature trickle into this home by Silpi Architects

MAR 22, 2022 | By Pratishtha Rana
Fashioned in cosy furnishings from Dtale Decor is the Guest Living area; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
Artwork by Santhosh Lal adorn the guest living zone with neutral toned furnishings, summery shades and bold prints; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
Exemplar of tropical elegance is the guest living room modelling modern minimalism on its moodboard; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
Sombre shades in the living room's soft furmishings and furniture by Dtale Decor model a modest palette; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
Extensive window openings throughout the home allow in an abundance of natural light, exhibiting an indoor-outdoor effect in the home; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
Statement decor accessories deck up the Kochi home; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
Sectioned separately with a fluted glass swivel division is the formal dining room, lighting handmade by Dtale Decor; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
The 7,000 sq ft residence flaunts an open floor plan featuring a show kitchen designed to bring the family closer together; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
The sumptuous show kitchen leads to the working kitchen and laundry space; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
The working kitchen is as functional as it is refined; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
The wardrobes and walk-in closet illustrate a handmade feel in fluted glass; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
Bold shades of blue brighten up the ambiance in the bedroom, Terracotta artwork by Antony Ben; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan
Cement tones in board and tile backdrops give the home a clean and contemporary canvas in its walls; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan

A rhythm of repose that nudges you to slow down and at the same time actively saunter the spaces, this home in Kochi, Kerala by Silpi Architects is a sight to bask in and behold.

A couple, their two kids and pets call this resplendent address their abode—dubbed Muziris Residence. Informed with an innocent but crisp brief, Sreejith Pathangalil from Dtale Decor was entrusted to keep a continued dialogue between the concretes and woods indoors and the greens and breeze outdoors.  

A piquant bouquet of the seaside surrounding fills the spaces readily with a slow-paced visual underpinning the core of the residence. Sreejith adds, “With the current situation of uncertainty in our lives, the clients wanted a space that could be their calm in the chaos.” Inspired by this, the designer settled on a tropical style that trickled ever so seamlessly with a modern minimalist aesthetic. 

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Kochi home by Silpi Architects furniture by Dtale Decor
A tropical artwork by Santhosh lal in tones of pink and peach become the focal point of the foyer; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan

 

A statement artwork by Santhosh Lal festoons the wall in the living zone with furniture by Dtale Decor; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan

The 7,000 sq ft home skirted by the waters of Kochi extends its doors open to a foyer with an arresting tropical artwork that runs almost the full height of the wall. 

Turn right and you’ll be greeted with a sprawling guest living zone breathing design hints of wooden beams, brick wall cladding and a huge glass shuttered window framing one side of the foyer.

Featuring a retro pattern of black and white chequered tiles in its flooring is the Guest Living; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan

 

Kochi home by Silpi Architects furniture by Dtale Decor
Furniture and lighting in the modern minimal dwelling created by Dtale Decor; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan

The space is touched up with black and white checkered floor tiles, on which is berthed an earthy-hued carpet and poised furniture by Dtale Decor. To the left of the entrance sits the dining area with a similar tenor of materiality enhanced with fluted glass swivel partition to outline privacy between dining and living rooms.

Kochi home by Silpi Architects furniture by Dtale Decor
Double height ceilings with wooden beams are an architectural climax in the dining and guest living areas; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan

Promenading further in, the home unrolls into four bedrooms bedecked with design-forward beds and furniture by Dtale Decor complementing the interiors. Then comes the family living room soaking in views of the courtyard and pool and a staircase that navigates cordially into the home theatre and a gym upstairs.

Kochi home by Silpi Architects furniture by Dtale Decor
The bedroom exudes a modern but snug mood with furniture by Dtale Decor and lights by Dtale Decor and Ledous; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan

Defining the nexus of the community spaces in the home, the beamed double-height ceiling harmonises with metal ties, fluted glass and jali work.

Recalling the design process, Sreejith says, “Between guest living and dining, the area separation with a tilted divider in fluted glass & jali work in the ceiling were the most challenging part.” 

Kochi home by Silpi Architects furniture by Dtale Decor
Bold shades of blue add a striking hint to the basal canvas of the home with furniture by Dtale Decor; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan

On the other end is the show kitchen that mingles with an open plan kitchen lounge leading to the working kitchen and the laundry zone.

Kochi home by Silpi Architects
Incorporating innuendos of nature, the residence’s design emphasises on indoor-outdoor concept; Photographs by Sabu Adithyan

Ensuring that the sentiments of the home dwellers meld with the design grammar of the home effortlessly, Sreejith astutely introduced black and white photos taken by Aglaya Darious and her father Antony Ben‘s artwork made from terracotta throughout the residence.

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