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A Home Around a Pool
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Interior Renovation, Built
30,000 Sq. Ft.
This home is for a ceramist and a painter. The couple wished to have spaces in which they could each create their art in a specific and solitary way. As a design strategy, the home is divided into a studio and living unit. A screened courtyard in the middle allows for ample light and cross ventilation. It serves as an interstitial space that separates but also connects the two sections of the home.
The terrazzo platters are a simple pebble form with a thin edge. سیال – noun (Si : yal) , means fluid in urdu. This series of terrazzo platters is a collaboration between Open Door Design Workshop and Mundist. The sinuous forms are inspired by fond memories of the city of Karachi. This city by the sea is the commercial capital of Pakistan and is home to gorgeous beaches, and beautiful colonial architecture, with silky terrazzo floors. It is common to come across beautiful pebbles strewn across the beach amidst natural stones while one walks along the coast. Taking our cues from here, and a step forward in our exploration of terrazzo as a material, we created Siyaal.
If you wish to learn more about these things or place an order, please visit www.opendoorworkshop.net
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