With Moroccan style hand plastered walls, unmistakable stone work and traditional Indian tapestries adorning the walls, Casa Aum, designed by Mistry Architects reflects an aura of modest royalty.
Standing on the corner of sumptuous neighborhood in Ahmadabad, Moroccan style home with hand-plastered facade, geometric designs and impressive stone is a marvel to behold by any passerby. Following the mandate of client, Architect Mistry has made it simple, clean and sharp in architecture keeping the element of royalty intact without boastful trappings.
Though architectural syle is notably Moroccan but interior decor elements remind one of its Indian roots and exude air of earthiness. The local artisans have meticulously accomplished the mirror work wall, large earthen pots and projecting wooden pergolas juxtapose the decorative blue tile work—rendering the external characteristic to the theme.
To blend Indian and Morrocan interior, lush fabrics rich in colours and patterns are used. Upholstery in velvets and silks help manifest the theme to perfection. Moroccan style furniture paired with matching artwork and accessories contrasts the vibrant palette of blues and reds. All the interior elements scintillate with lamps and intriguing geometric patterns made of stained glass.
With Pastel shades, geometric patterns, traditional folk paintings and natural play of light and shadow, Mistry Architects made sure the house does not stave off its Indian roots.
The door of imposing grandeur is made of wood and bronze inlays welcomes the visitors. The formal living room opens up to the external courtyard spaces. Typical Moroccan style furniture paired with matching artwork and accessories contrasts the vibrant palette of blues and reds. Kudos to the designers and architects who paint it read and keep all the enchantment inside.
Cover image by Umang Shah