Have you ever wondered how artistic elegance and architectural innovation can someone have with the spring out of old, apparently neglected items and a rather quirky vision? The Collage House in Mumbai is the best example of that. It comes under one of the city’s and India’s most unusual and unique homes. The house in Belapur, Navi Mumbai, is perched atop a hill. It is a private home for a family that is spanning four generations.
Architects: S+PS Architects
Area: 520 m²
Main Civil Contractors: Homework Constructions
Picture like antique columns of wood that interspersed with the vintage windows, doors and metal drain pipes. All combine to create an aesthetic that its architects attribute to the myriad influences from ramshackle homes found in various parts of Mumbai. It is designed by the well-known S+PS Architects, spearheaded by Pinkish Shah and Shilpa Gore Shah. Collage House is an ode to the past and a sustainable nod to the future too.
This unique design of the house has been inspired by the adaptability, sustainability, innate resourcefulness that characterize the whole Mumbai. The architects previously talked of how the front façade of Collage House that lays down the tone for the interiors. With some special corners of windows that are created by recycling several old doors and windows from demolished old homes in Mumbai. All these doors and windows are arranged vertically and horizontally, to create a spellbinding effect.
The interiors are crafted with antique textile blocks, fabric waste and some old colonial furniture. Collage House is also known for its lovely flooring, crafted from ancient Burma teak rafters. There are some several functional aspects, which resemble works of art in their own right way. The floating staircase is the home’s signature and most important feature. Along with the 100-year-old columns from a dismantled Mumbai home, that lend an air of heavy nostalgia to the interiors. There is a lightweight glass and steel pavilion that is complete with solar panels. That is also Nestled atop the terrace, looking onto the picturesque hills, as well.
These are some doors and windows that were used to build this Home.
There is also a rainwater harvesting tank of 50,000 liter in the house. That is surrounded by rocks which were removed during excavation at various sites. Rusted metal plates have been riveted and fused to build a cladding surface on a side of the main courtyard, which also has a planter. Keep visiting Architecture’s Idea for more updates.