Pattern Break

Kunaal Seolekar


“Austerity” and “depth” are two of the many words that the team statement mentions while describing this project. These best compliment the design effort invested here where studioHAUS was commissioned to design a showcase apartment by the Florida River Bank apartment complex in Pune’s Mundhwa area. On the banks of a river, surrounded by thriving cultivation, the site is a natural habitat for several birds and native flora. Nature therefore, played a vital role in the planning and conceptualization of the development. As it is a largely aspirational space, Kunaal Seolekar and his team have worked brilliantly to infuse the rooms with a largely white, pastel and a light wood colour scheme, allowing for imagination to plan for the future. The spaces of the flat are almost luminescent, bathed in sunlight streaming in from the wall-length windows and aided by sheer curtains and mirrored props. The sublime hue choices help highlight the magic of the upholstery patterns even further, adding a thin layer of mischief to the sudden bursts of colours peppered around.