Mondo Arc India

Mondo India Magazine cover
  • Date : May 2017 | Casa BRIO - Apartment DNNW
  • Featured Project : Riparian House

Mondo Arc India, Issue 14 – Casa BRIO and Apartment DNNW / Villa Donni

Mondo Arc india is the Indian edition of UK based international design magazine, mondo*arc. It is a design centric magazine that pivots itself on architectural designing and innovations in the built environment context. Mondo*arc india, is the first bi-monthly magazine in the country dedicated to architecture design. It offers an international publication with greater Indian context, local projects, as well as articles and features by Indian designers.


Villa Donni – Mumbai, Maharashtra

Having enjoyed living in bungalows, the clients desired for their 51st floor apartment to exude a similar feeling. They aspired to large spaces, a cost ambience, classical proportions, and a modern aesthetic. Architecture BRIO transformed the bare shell, devoid of any sense of discovery, into a series of volumes that created intimate enclosures and crafted intrigue.

The natural light that once inundated the space was partially blocked. Instead they carefully framed the light to infuse a gentle warmth, as seen in the double-height living room. They enclosed the library in deep-niched bookshelves to emulate a sheltered den. Even the glazed periphery of the kitchen was fitted with cabinets to reduce the influx of daylight. The architects dressed the master bedroom that once boasted of uninterrupted vistas of the city. Instead they subdued the glaring light in the symmetric modesty of two large windows on either side of a solid wall. With an exquisite collection of art and an envious assortment of artefacts, be it sculpture, furniture or even decorative table lamps and suspended pendants, this soaring apartment is perhaps the closest one can get to a villa in the clouds.