Amrita Shergill Marg House – Bedmar & Shi

Amrita Shergill Marg House – Bedmar & Shi

Amrita Shergill Marg House




Location: – Amrita Shergill Marg, New Delhi

Sector: – Luxury Home

Architect: – Bedmar & Shi (Singapore)

Client: – Mr. H S Bhartia

Hari Shyam Bhartia

Project Overview

Situated on the prestigious Amrita Shergill Marg, four exclusive villas grace a single sprawling estate. Unparalleled in India, each villa boasts world-class specifications, ranging from 3,000 to 7,000 sqft. A shared oasis awaits with a grand swimming pool and open lawn areas. Enhancing the opulence, open terraces adorned with wooden decking and a graceful tensile structure offer the epitome of outdoor relaxation.

Concept and Design

Bedmar & Shi, renowned for their sensitivity and innovation, embarked on a remarkable journey to create this exquisite haven on the prestigious Amrita Shergil Marg in Delhi, India.

Constrained by a substantial 9-meter setback from Lodhi Road and a height limit matching the original structure, Bedmar embraced a neutral architectural palette. This neutrality would allow the purity of forms and spaces to serve as a captivating backdrop for the rich tapestry of Indian textiles and arts.

Drawing inspiration from Mies Van der Rohe’s iconic Barcelona Pavilion, with its embodiment of International Style and fluid spaces, Bedmar fused this design philosophy with elements of Indian culture.

Further exploration reveals the interconnected Living and Dining Rooms, where free-standing walls, reminiscent of Mies Van de Rohe’s influence, create dynamic, non-static spaces. Elevated ceilings and high-level windows lend grandeur to these areas, establishing a hierarchy of spaces within the house.

The Master Bedroom, perched above the Living and Dining pavilion, claims the highest position in the hierarchy. The children’s bedrooms follow, while the guest suite, located on the ground floor, completes the architectural ensemble.

Features and Details

Travertine Walls: Walls surrounding the property and courtyards are made of natural Italian travertine, featuring expertly cut slabs that appear as if they are formed from a single piece of stone.

Timber Screens: Traditional Indian patterns are abstracted and incorporated into timber screens or jali timber panels, adding a distinct Indian flavor to the design without replicating traditional tapestries.

Courtyards: The house includes multiple courtyards, each serving as a unique entertainment space and designed for various types of social gatherings.

Tulsi Tree Garden: A serene garden with a Tulsi tree is situated within the house, creating an aura of reverence and tranquillity.

Art Space: A linear corridor is used as an art space, flanked by a family room with bookshelves and an open courtyard used for artistic performances.

Pooja Room: A Pooja or prayer room is located in the northeast corner of the house, designed as a sacred and magical space with natural Italian travertine freestanding walls and timber screens.

Children’s Area: The children’s bedrooms are in a separate building, offering privacy and independence. The design accounts for the tradition of the son staying with his parents after marriage.

Outdoor Features: The property includes a large open lawn, a swimming pool, and a deck with stepping stones, creating a continuous and fluid outdoor experience.

Roof Terraces: Roof terraces serve as additional entertainment spaces, shaded by tensile fabric columns.

Cultural Influences: Throughout the design, elements of Indian culture, history, and tradition are interwoven into the architecture, creating a unique blend of modern aesthetics and cultural richness.

Behind The Scene: –

We navigated multifaceted challenges, from coordinating intricate architectural details to adhering to Vastu Shastra principles and ensuring seamless execution. Balancing the fusion of cultural elements with modern design required meticulous planning and a keen understanding of both architectural and cultural intricacies.


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