Bring The Green Within

Carve a bit of green into your living spaces, from a vertical ‘artery’ infusing the beauty of plants at various levels, to a sunken courtyard in a city home, here are some innovative ideas by 42mm Architecture.

Holistic architecture is all about conceiving the interiors and exteriors as one single entity, with one simply being the extension of the other. So outdoor spaces further refine and beautify the interiors. As an essential part of one’s home, these charming outdoor spaces are carved out of the built mass, more as a centrifugal element around which the building takes shape. A wonderful dialogue between the two areas is evident in the designs, as seen in the range of outdoor spaces crafted by the firm.

Lifestyle Insider Double height terrace by 42mm Architecture

Double-height terrace

This duplex features a double-height terrace with expansive views of the golf course. The terrace is conceived as an extension of the living room with lavish seating. A design highlight is the eye-catching hanging planters that work as art installations and offer an unobstructed vista of the golf course.

Lifestyle Insider Sunken courtyard by 42mm Architecture

Sunken Courtyard

A new dimension is added to the basement by introducing a sunken courtyard, which is an extended garden and a source of light to the art gallery in the basement. The walls are decorated with planter beds to provide privacy to the space.

Lifestyle Insider Light well courtyard by 42mm Architecture

Light well courtyard

This feature introduces light and greenery into a house in an unique way. Planned as a vertical green artery, it unites all the floors, infusing them with natural light and vitality.

Lifestyle Insider Pool terrace by 42mm Architecture

Pool Terrace

Paired with an entertainment area, the pool terrace offers an exquisite experience, and enhances the spatial quality of the home.

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