(Nuru Karim + Shyam Raheja)
This is a duplex penthouse of musical architectural scale. A lyrical, dynamic, striated wall envelopes the staircase anchored within the 20 feet high internal atrium. Soft bodied forms are sited throughout the penthouse. This stunning and brilliantly crafted inner architecture is created by LIVE – Laboratory for Interactive Visionary Environments. The space belongs to India’s celebrity musician Shaan and his socialite wife.
LIVE is a Mumbai Based, award – winning international collaborative design practice. It operates as an experimental office that works closely on each project through playful experimentation, serious research, and old-fashioned problem-solving.
Let me not write anything! Let the space shine!
Let the space speak!
Let the space sing!
And let the space dance!
And let the two adventurous kids play!
Read-slide, play-slide, sleep-slide and what a playful way to wake up too!
(Do I sound too excited! I am! This is just what I wanted for my kids but you know Mumbai spaces, too constrained for anything like this. Ideas do fly!!!)
Grooves, ridges, nooks and corners of interest.