A small, almost 40 yrs old house (on rent), which was renovated according to the needs of a newly wed couple. The challenges for the team were the old structure, electrical work, and a very tight budget. The main focus of the couple was to renovate the space in a way that everything was portable so they could utilize them later too - when they shift to their own house.
The idea behind the design was to integrate modern and traditional touch; hence the Bamboo chick curtains and Moora stools. Changing the color of the walls, windows, and doors was a dramatic overhaul to the dull mustard brown and yellow walls (Diyaar color) which used to make space look even more old, and is now the focal feature of the house. The addition of traditional bamboo chick curtain brought natural light and greenery elements in the space. A semi-solid shelf acts as a vertical divider of spaces; while providing storage as well.
Like any other millennials, the couple had no time to renovate the space, Deztopia not only designed the space but also implemented the whole project according to the requirements of the client, in a very reasonable budget and time.
The project got published on an international design platform - Gigantic Forehead. Check it out here.
The Residential design for a spread of 10 Marla was proposed in a way to give the space an open experience. By analyzing the requirements and lifestyle of the client, we thought to maximize the open living space (living room) and create an entrance lobby which will direct the user to this spacious lounge. The high point about the site was that there was a retaining wall (20 ft. high) on the back side, which gave us the opportunity to have a full glass at the back side, without compromising the privacy of the client. Plus it allows only the right amount of sunlight inside. This adopted space arrangement, filled the desired client's functional plan on a small surface while keeping the openness of the lounge plus the modern interior, linear lobby and large windows which merges the outside with inside.
Planning, Interior and Exterior Design
The house is spread on 2100 sft of space and the client’s requirement was to plan only the ground floor of the house for a very small family with a very less covered area but has a potential for future expansion. The main pivot point of the house is the courtyard which is placed at the center of the plan near entrance which creates an open experience and also helps in controlling the temperature and ventilation in the house. The intent behind the design was to build a modern house with minimalistic approach and extract reasonable sizes for different spaces without compromising with the experience of the spaces itself.
KPK, Pakistan. 2017.
The main requirement of the client was to design a simple and modern facade for the dental hospital. The challenge here was that the structure of the building was already developed. This issue was addressed by introducing green terraces which will not only serve as a facade enhancement but will also give the building a character and flow.
Airforce Administration Office
Multan, Pakistan. 2017.
The main requirement of the client was to design a simple and modern building which can adhere the extreme weather conditions of Multan, without compromising with an open experience of the space. The location of the site was critical as it happened to be located in middle of the public and residential zone, raising the contrasting privacy issue that is required for a corporate environment. However, both said issues are being addressed by introducing a carefully designed wall cover which will not only serve as a facade enhancement but will also act as a visual and noise buffer for the building users in their workplace. Moreover, it also serves to block direct sunlight from entering the building. Behind this facade cover, full-length windows are introduced which will be used for circulation purposes and will give the space the required visual permeabilities.
Interior Design. 2018.
We designed the workplace according to our comfort and needs; with customized furniture and lights. We've designed small spaces with in the studio according to our varying requirements. There's the main work space, the reading corner, the tea corner, the food corner and our favorite: the chilling area with our beanbags!
The form was derived from the basic volume of Cuboid. The volume was then modified and developed according to the requirements of the nature of the building to get the final form. The process is the personification of the famous ‘Form Follows Function’.
The proposal is designed for a government office in H-8, Islamabad. The main requirement was to redesign their existing office space to an open provocative environment that maximizes communication.The client wanted to convert the office space to incubators which will be rented out to start up companies of 4-6 people. An incubator is basically an industrial park or building subdivided into smaller units to house small, growing companies who wish to share office, clerical, or meeting room space. The existing floor plan of the office lacked such spaces. Our main objective was to create a semi-open floor plan that is in favor of a design that’s more team focused. We have designed multiple spaces for informal gatherings. These open and pleasant spaces would encourage casual conversational opportunities and increase the overall productivity of the office space.
A Commercial House design in Pakistan Town, Rawalpindi. Client's requirement was to design the house for four separate families with separate accesses plus two bedrooms, Living rooms and drawing for each family. The challenged was to give the house less congested feeling which was overcome by introducing green spaces and terraces in the design.
The brief given by the client was to design a commercial plaza with a restaurant at the roof top.
The challenge about the plaza design was the structure of it was already built and the client was looking for a reasonably cheap solution for the exterior.