HCP Interior Architecture Pvt. Ltd.
Approach to Design The interior design works of Canna Patel can be understood at various levels. Simply defined, an interior designerâ€™s role is to take the end product of an architectural design and render the space functional for its ultimate purpose, be it residential, recreational or corporate. Such a seemingly simple aim allows for myriad possibilities partly depending on the designersâ€™ skills and vision and partly tastes and resources of the client. The end-product is a synergy analogous to high fashion, which either improves the wearerâ€™s status and allure or can have precisely the opposite effect. As an interior architect, the role has extended beyond just dressing buildings. The attempt has been to enhance the architectural forms and spaces rather than smother them, so that the language of design relates to that of the architectural vocabulary, whether specific or generic in scope.
Contents HCPIA Design Studio
Principal Designer - Canna Patel
Featured Corporate Projects
Featured Commercial Projects
Featured Institutional Projects
Featured Residential Projects
Featured Architecture Projects
Awards and Publications
HCP Interior Architecture Pvt. Ltd. HCP Interior Architecture Pvt. Ltd. (HCPIA) is an Interior & Architecture firm based in Ahmedabad, and was established in May 2006. More than 10 years before that it had operated as a separate Design Unit of HCP Design and Project Management (HCPDPM). HCPIA is a part of the HCP family companies which includes HCPDPM (formerly known as Messrs. Hasmukh C. Patel, Architects & Planners which was established in 1961), Environmental Planning Collaborative (EPC) which provides Planning & Development services, TDW Pvt. Ltd., a furniture design and manufacturing firm and LineWorks Consultancy 07
Service which is focused on dealing and commission of Art. HCPIA firm offers services in Interior Design, Architecture Design, Space Planning and Project Management. Over the years HCPIA has carried out a number of projects for clients all over India. Completed Projects include Corporate Offices, Hotels, Retail Showrooms, Private Residences, Health Clinics and Government Institutes and Departments. A large number of these projects have been published in widely read and recognized Magazine and Journals published in India and abroad. HCP group of companies and family is committed to team-work and collective effort, and gives due recognition to the effort and contribution of each and every individual. It is also firmly committed to providing training for skill enhancement and career development opportunities to all its employees.
Canna Patel - The Person Canna Patel is an Architect and Interior Designer with over 23 years of professional experience. Having completed her Bachelors in Architecture at CEPT, Ahmedabad she did her Masters at U.C. Berkeley. She is the Chairperson of HCP Interior Architecture Pvt. Ltd. (HCPIA), widely regarded as a reputable and professionally managed firm. Cannaâ€™s early career focused on Interior Design projects, in which she has established a nationwide reputation, renowned for her signature style of designed interiors that complement and indeed, seamlessly blend with the Architectural forms and spaces. Focus on detailing and integration of art in her interiors and architecture are trademarks of her work. Her Indian upbringing and exposure to the countryâ€™s cultural diversity and rich heritage has had deep and significant influence on her creativity and an eye for contrast. Further education and work experience in the US, and extensive travel all over Europe, China, SE Asia and Australia has also influenced much of her work. The combination is many ways represents synthesis that reflects contemporary India. More recently, Canna has executed Architectural commissions that reflect a fine sensitivity to Indian climate, social norms, cultural values and aspirations. Canna has been a recipient of several awards in recognition of her work and dedication to the profession.
Featured Corporate Projects
As designers we talk to the world through our work- through our products, sometimes
it is a conversation at times a monologue…often just dreaming… To feel or fill the voids… To Change A Lifestyle Or A Work Life Through Our Services… Identity is not always a form and shape, but can be an intangible quality in design which is reflective and an emotional expression…”
b Safal Corporate House Completed in 2010 | Area : 16,266 sq. ft. HCPIA was commissioned by b Safal - a prominent firm of developers based in Ahmedabad - to design a high impact and bold interior of their new Corporate House. They also wanted the ambiance to reflect Indian culture and â€œwarmthâ€? associated with the b Safal brand. A tilted wall in bluish acrylic running half the length of the building and from top to ground floor had the necessary element of impact. It also helped to break the rigid symmetry of space between the three floors. Each level provided a range of different spaces, within which we placed the usual corporate requirements for meeting rooms, cabins and well-lit open plan office space. Throughout the building a well considered combination of wall finishes, textured fabrics, lighting as well as brass accessories, sculptures, carpets with Indian motifs and play with bright colors did justice to Indian culture The interiors of b Safal corporate house, while retaining a solid feel of a big Corporate HQ avoids having the feel of yet another no-expense-spared Corporate House. In addition it has hence enhance the brand image of professional integrity combined with the personal touch that is so much part of Indian culture.
Custom designed carpets with Indian motifs combined with chic corporate look
Customized light fixture in fabric with Indian motif adds an ethnic touch to a functional space
Commissioned artwork in wood and metal suspended in a three storey atrium add drama and provides a tangible connection between floors
A translucent plane cutting through the rectangular volume at a tilted angle creates spaces that surprise and stimulates the users
Vertical section enhances a tilted plane
Gujarat Ambuja Cement Corporate House Completed in 2007 | Area : 9,570 sq. ft. The Ambuja House, corporate quarters of Gujarat Ambuja Cement in Ahmedabad is a remarkable interior design undertaking. The client brief demanded a corporate treatment to the building. However it soon transpired that what they really required was to ‘house’ maximum number of people - “All facing in the ‘right’ direction” and this to be managed with a very tight budget! Confronted with such a confusing, restrictive and challenging design brief, the HCPIA team aimed to create a distinctive corporate experience for its inhabitants. The objective was reinterpreted as, functional, but not therefore soulless, basic or utilitarian. To achieve this we came up with programmatic responses like simplistic furniture details in the formal zones, artistic welcome at the reception and emotive play with light throughout the volume. This approach contributed towards the creation of a well lit, comfortable and a pleasant work space; one that fosters an effective, genial and low stress whilst it retains the power-packed ambience tailored for a high-profile company like Ambuja Cement.
Exposed air-conditioning ducts in contrasting colors add impact and enhance the linear corridor space
An elegant corporate look achieved with simple materials and forms
The spatial configuration allowing easy circulation and ample natural light in the main work hall
Zydus Cadila Healthcare - R&D Centre Completed in 2001 | Area : 8,180 sq. ft. Zydus Cadila, based in Ahmedabad is one of the foremost pharmaceutical companies in India. HCPIA was commissioned to provide interior design services for their Research and Development Centre on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Bearing in mind the functional requirement of a medical research facility we aimed to design a clean and visually uncluttered working environment. This approach also echoed the spartan architectural language of the building. The R & D facility also included corporate office accommodation. To control the mobility between the two, we located meeting rooms and utilities between the movement axis connecting labs and office space. Lighting, both natural and artificial is a key element of our design approach to space planning. For instance, some of the exposed concrete is painted over to enhance the quality of natural light; embedded lights in the flooring mirrored a circular opening (for natural light) in the foyer atrium ceiling; and, it also informed the overall style of furniture. Distinctive furniture, carpets, textiles and art works were commissioned to chime in with the activity of scientific inquiry. This project is a good example of HCPIAâ€™s core strength of designing interiors that take full account of the architectural spaces and structure and enhancing their innate qualities.
Volumetric artwork designed to enhance the grand foyer as well as aid the acoustic quality of large space
Easy to open circular window created without hindering its architectural importance
A dramatic commission artwork to highlight a executive dining space
Claris LifeSciences - Administrative Complex Completed in 2002 | Area : 11,700 sq. ft. Claris Lifesciences Ltd, a leading Gujarat based pharmaceutical company, requested HCPIA to design the interiors for their administrative building, and to treat this project as part of the companyâ€™s global brand building exercise. The HCPIA team decided to address the branding requirement in two ways: to reflect the brand global positioning by creating elegant and polished public areas; and, the use of photo murals, history panels and textiles for more direct branding. The design solution intentionally creates an extra spacious lobby with a dramatic play of artificial light. The layout is uncluttered and furniture designs emphasize clean lines. The customized lighting fixtures have a quality of being impressive without being overwhelming. Accessories help create an ambiance of a high quality, technology focused company with an very international outlook. Blue, a company colour, symbolizing water, is strategically deployed in the flooring, transparency of glass and commissioned art works. The minimal style of furniture and furnishings opened up the spaces which combined with art, is used to achieve a feel of an ordered space which is not merely functional.
< Visitorsâ€™ corridor in the manufacturing plant
View from lounge space into the conference room
Safal Engineers and Associates - Offices Completed in 2004 | Area : 2200 sq. ft. Safal Engineers and Associates first corporate office design brief included accommodation for five directorsâ€™ cabins and ancillary office spaces, and yet maintain a sense of spaciousness to accommodate a high volume of visitor traffic. Given the limited footprint the obvious solution was corridors flanked by cabins. However to avoid the lifeless and gloomy passages, the HCPIA used transparent material combined with graphics to brighten and liven up the main corridor space. One corridor wall is rendered in staggered glass panels to alleviate a sense of narrow and long passage. Its curved form also allows for a smooth movement into the inner spaces. Graphics used to provide a sense of privacy to occupants of cabins double up as billboards for corporate communication and branding. The reception area wall is used to portray the firmâ€™s commitment to architectural excellence, well executed projects and professionalism. For HCPIA, this corporate project represents an early example of designing interior spaces that focus on work environment and incorporate the clientâ€™s identity and thereby avoiding the tried, tested and lazy solutions to office interiors.
(Image above) Staggered panels around a corner to allow in natural light, that also resonates with the corporate brand
Netherland Business Support Office (NBSO) Completed in 2001 | Area : 2,260 sq. ft. The Netherlands Business Support Office in Ahmedabad is part of the Dutch Government’s network of trade offices all over the world. HCPIA was given a brief to design the interior office and public spaces, including the furniture, signage and graphics. The design team’s main idea was ‘to zero in on the qualities of simplicity, clarity and austerity’ that in many ways define Dutch design. In addition, blues and greens were selected in recognition of the Netherlands’ cultural and historical ties with the sea, water management and agriculture. A restricted material palette of wood, metal and glass is employed, which is accented with vivid colors like orange (a national colour), black, purple and ivory, and elements like the tulip. The spatial layout, together with a system of pivoted open-able glass partition walls, is used to establish a visual and special links between semi-enclosed public and administrative areas. The resulting designed space has a contemporary and sober feel that is much appreciated by the Dutch, as is the carefully designed flexibility of space usage.
Trademark and colours playfully placed throughout the space
Gujarat High Court, Ahmedabad Completed in 1998 | Area : 31,685 sq. ft. The Government of Gujarat commissioned to design the interiors for the new High Court of Gujarat. The building has 32 courtrooms with seating for 50 people and one main court chamber with 200 seats. For the design team the main objective was to aim for a sense of dignity of the law incorporated in a formal and sober environment, but without the all too common heavy, solid, turned woodworking. Another concern was to ensure that interiors and furniture had the durability and robustness required for heavily used public spaces. Since almost all furniture was custom designed, we had the opportunity to develop a more contemporary language. Cabinets, paneling, and false ceilings are designed to serve multiple purpose of lighting, acoustics and other services. HCPIA also ensured that a design treatment was extended to all ancillary areas such as judgeâ€™s private chambers and ancillary offices. The interiors are simple and modern which blend with the overall architecture, and which also incorporate the robustness and functional requirements. The combination achieves a sense of gravitas associated with courts of law.
< Interiorsâ€™ design decisions based on impact as well as durability and endurance
Customised light fixtures developed to help project an austere and formal ambience
Featured Commercial Projects
The space itself is only notionally
defined by proportion. What goes beyond is a space treated as a poetic idea. Power of Space Is measured in the memory and the soul. Experience of being in the space rather then a gaze that flattens the image into a pictureâ€?
Tiara Kitchen Culture - Flagship Centre Completed in 2006 | Area : 2040 sq. ft. Gujarat based Tiara Furniture Systems is focused on delivering premium quality, well designed fitted modular kitchens and wardrobes. Tiara engaged HCPIA to design their new flagship showroom together with prototypes for a range of fitted kitchens, and this was to be a major part of their brand building exercise. Inevitably, the layout had to accommodate distinct spaces for range of kitchens, which would be very similar to so many other such showrooms. So, HCPIA spent a lot of time and energy on developing an overarching design strategy that would dynamically pulsate throughout the showroom. An eye-catching but unobtrusive sculptural light fitting extending across the entire ceiling is one such element. Rough Kota stone flooring further helped bind together the entire space, while well-positioned antiques, utensils and graphics added to a sense of cohesiveness of space, as well as augmenting the Tiara brand – a winning combination of European styling – Indian Sensibilities. HCPIA’s a key achievement was a modular kitchen showroom that is neither ostentatious or pedestrian: The space has a contemporary feel that resonates the lifestyle aspirations if its client as well as evoking a strong association with quality, up market exclusivity and elegance.
A meandering light fitting draws attention while binding the display spaces
Seven prototype kitchens - a winning combination of European Styling and Indian Sensibilities
Surana Jewellers - Delhi Flagship Showroom Completed in 2003 | Area : 3,314 sq. ft. The venerable Moghul style jewellery business house of the Jaipur based Surana family asked HCPIA to, design their Delhi flagship showroom. Rajmal Bhuramal Surana’s brief was balance, the traditional with the contemporary, and remain loyal to the Surana family’s stature and reputation! The glorious peacock was our design theme; based on this icon of the glitter, colour and elegance of India we determined the material board, color palette and forms. This translated into stylized feather motif embroidered in upholstery, dashes of vibrant blues and greens in carpets, showcases and wall finishes that were otherwise predominantly in copper and beige. HCPIA custom designed and developed the fibre optic lighting and ventilated display cases that enhanced the opulence of Mughal jewellery. The showroom experience is further enlivened with displays of the Surana Family history, and techniques and artisanship of Mughal jewellery. The showroom façade was discretely highlighted with a tall stainless steel and copper sculpture. The showroom combines textiles, graphic art and innovative lighting to produce a space that has elegance and impact with a sense of high quality without being vulgarly ostentatious.
Indian iconography and motifs selected to enhance quality and value vocabulary of mughal jewellery subtly portrayed to complement displayed jewellery
Material board, a color palatte and various form, all inspired by the peacock. Custom designed carpets add a splash of colour
Pillars adorned with graphics based on uncut diamonds
TNW - Retail Store Completed in 2003 | Area : 12,420 sq. ft. The New World (TNW) is a retail business set up by a young entrepreneur who asked HCPIA to design the retail space appropriate for its brand position. We developed a design concept with a restrained palette of colors and materials against a neutral background that complemented the TNW Brand. Our design focus was primarily on cost effective, unfussy and efficient display systems. These were custom designed using stainless steel, wire glass and wood characterized by clean lines and geometry. This helped us achieve a visually clean environment in which displayed products would stand out. To minimize electricity usage, natural light was used wherever available, with supporting utilitarian and flexible artificial lighting systems. The finer details of color selection, configuration of interior elements and positioning of utilities are determined by space usage. The treatment of the facade bold and yet minimal which reflects the interiors. The design language connects both the architectural and interior elements to render a holistically retail experience. The display and lighting systems are both a subtle combination of economy and style.
A neutral backdrop deliberately designed to direct attention towards displayed products
< North facing circular openings incorporated in interiors to allow in or reflect light
Designed interiors, graphics and signage integrated to create an ideal retail environment
Cardio Uno Plus - Cardiac Clinic Completed in 2005 | Area : 4,923 sq. ft. Cardio Uno Plus is a cardiac rehabilitation and preventive care centre. Occupying a strategic corner on the second floor of a commercial building, it is enclosed on two sides by glass walls allowing in plenty of sunshine. HCPIAâ€™s brief was to design the interiors with spaces to accommodate a range of activities, including pathological and fitness tests, consulting and diagnostics cabins, and auditorium-cum-gym space for yoga and physiotherapy. Our primary design aim was for a calm and contemplative atmosphere. The Neem tree was the design leitmotif. HCPIA team combined these two to design interior spaces to complement the process of healing and rejuvenation. The design language uses atypical design elements such as Neem leaf bock printed fabric panels for acoustic paneling in the ceiling and hand made paper clad corridor walls. Materials used include black vitrified tiles, glass doors and straight lined wooden furniture combined with a palette of greens with white. The spatial configuration is designed to efficiently accommodate various wet utilities. The refreshing cafĂŠ-like ambience of the waiting area is deliberate break from conventionally drab and dour treatment of such spaces. Overall, the Care Centre has distinct architectural-interior vocabulary that caters for functional and emotional needs of the patients, while resonating with relevant Indian cultural aspects.
Panels made from unbleached fabric form a parallel false ceiling that also aid the acoustics of the exercise room
Installaion of the ceiling fabric panels on site
Veneer paneled walls punctuated with art work using handmade paper lend a poetic flavor >
Wooden blinds designed to rhyme with straight lined furniture and ensure year round sunshine
A natural healing ambience created with sheer fabric screen printed leaf and neem motifs, punctuated with table plants
Featured Institutional Projects
It has been always important to
remember that people relate to their created Physical Environment. That provided a Sense of Continuity and a Link to the Past Hence as an Interior designer one matured from being an Artist of Space to becoming an Artist of Timeâ€?
Knowledge Academy - Arvind Group Institute Completed in 2008 | Area : 14,570 sq. ft. HCPIA was commissioned to create interiors to help establish a distinctive identity for Knowledge Academy, an educational institute geared for the Financial Sector. The project scope included logo design, branding and communication strategy (for which HCPIA retained a consultant). The institute was to be housed in a four level commercial space, which had limited open spaces and highly restricted fenestration. Inspired by the image of a “flow of knowledge”, HCPIA’s design solutions create a feeling of spatial fluidity with extensive use of curved forms for partitions, lighting and graphics, which also reflects the dynamic flow of students and staff, the location of various classrooms, study and informal areas, and faculty and admin offices: the classrooms, however, are rectilinear spaces in harmony with disciplined learning. The interiors are closely integrated with the latest technologies such as wi-fi, public announcement system, video conferencing and projection systems. All furniture is ergonomically designed. The evolved concept has resulted in a connective approach at all levels – design language, aesthetics, and functional - providing a much-appreciated campus with a very strong brand identity.
An enclosed modular space provided with a sense of fluidity with a custom made curved light fixture
< Academy logo beautifully integrated into commissioned art work representing Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge - Surrounding Jali is used for ritual tying of the knot by graduates of the Academy. Fiberglass sheets allow in natural light and help soften the feel of solid framed partitions
Flowing curves of commissioned artwork impart a sense of energy and vitality in hi-tech classroom
Glass enclosed classrooms infuse a sense of transparency to the learning process, which when required can be shuttered with blinds
St. Xavier’s Loyola Hall - School Chapel Completed in 2007 | Area : 464 sq. ft. St. Xavier’s chapel is a small built space used for daily prayers by resident priests at the school. Canna Patel, an alumnus, HCPIA provided their pro bono professional services. The design team assumed a brief for ‘creating an appropriate ambience for prayers’. Every design decision, material selection, aesthetic appeal or derivation of forms, aimed to achieve a sense of ‘calmness and austerity’. Clean and uncluttered lines and surfaces define the space, provided a subdued background where the focus is on the alter piece and a simple cross. The influences of Indian cultural on Catholic rituals are reflected in floor based sitting mats and the low altar. Lighting designs rendered softness to the space while allowing for reading from the bible and prayer books. By paying a close attention to appreciate the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, HCPIA’s highly contemporary design of the chapel has created a spiritual sanctum that transcends being merely a ‘religious place’.
Serenity and calmness achieved with a minimal design approach
Trees festooned with wooden bird puppets to cheer and delight the kids
Conceptual sketch illustrating how activities were grouped
St. Xavier’s Loyola Hall - Platinum Playland Completed in 2009 | Area : 14,000 sq. ft. St Xavier’s Loyola’s Kindergarten School needed their playgrounds to be landscaped and refurbished. As usual, the project was done on pro bono basis, with a very limited budget and tight timelines. At the outset the HCPIA team decided on an approach designed to get the kids to motivated and involved in outdoor activities but without compromising on a creating “a sense of place.” The role of playing in enabling and engendering learning and creativity is widely recognized. We therefore also, like kids, played around with multiple ideas that evolved into a design that do a good job as capturing a sense of play and fun, in a landscape incorporating plantations, pathways and small lunch areas, and of course sand pits, see-saws, tunnel, swings, slides and a raised platform suitable for storytelling. Choice and custom design of all playground equipment is based on current understanding of 5-7 years old preferences for activities and colours taking into account safety and ergonomics issues. This designed playground represents a dynamic space for a series of adventurous and explorative activities. However, within the sequence of these activities, pause points are providing opportunities for the children to develop a more reflective relationship with surroundings environment.
A winding path leading to the story telling platform created with china clay drainage pipes. Custom designed slide provides novel entry into the play area
AMA Auditorium Completed in 2009 | Area : 4,000 sq. ft. The AMA is a well-established institution, which since the late 90â€™s has been housed in a landmark architectural complex on a major thoroughfare of the city. The 400 seat auditorium space, as well as a Library, other facilities and wet utilities were part of a newly constructed extension which is designed to harmoniously blend in with the existing structure. The HCPIA teamâ€™s main objective was to generate a powerful interior concept within a strong architectural space, and to achieve this by shifting the design accent from an existing color palette of greys and greens to a brighter and warmer oranges and reds. This approach allowed us to be distinctive without disrupting the design and ambience of the overall structure. As far as possible functional requirements such as fabric clad acoustic paneling, comfortable seating, concealed lighting and ventilation systems are blended into the design treatment (thus avoiding the retrofitted feel of some many similar auditorium spaces). The result is a comprehensively designed auditorium space that is distinctive without being overwhelming or without compromising on any of the key functional requirements.
Well-equipped stage with multiple back drop to facilitate a range of activities and performances
< Cost effective panels to enhance acoustic quality composed with vibrant fabrics
Specially designed mobile podium incorporating key technical equipment
AMA Library & Video Conference Room Completed in 2009 | Conference Area : 250 sq. ft. Library Area : 4,000 sq. ft.
The existing library in the main building was to be re-housed in a larger space, and HCPIA was requested to reuse the furniture and retain the existing design language. The open floor plan had large circular openings that enhanced the sense of light and space, ideal for a library. While evolving the overall design character we decided to emphasize the architectural openings and beam structure. The basic layout had to meet international standards for library operations. To allow for a separate space for the American Library, a partition system was developed to blend in with the existing design language. The acoustic ceiling incorporates adequate lighting and the air conditioning system. The overall result is a calm, well-illuminated and efficient environment. For the both the Video Conference Room and the Library, the interior design decisions are good examples of a strong but sympathetic response to the powerful architectural language of the AMA Extension. And also ensuring that functional and operational requirements of the Institute are adequately fulfilled.
An institutional ambience created for the boardroom with video conferencing facility
Peaceful environment created with uncluttered interiors
Interior partition at the reception designed to echo the architectural language of the building
St. Xavier’s Loyola Hall - Auditorium Completed in 2007 | Area : 2,620 sq. ft. HCP Group has a long history of providing honorary professional services St. Xavier’s High School, Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad. The design brief was interior design for the new auditorium space “for varied types of performances” and one that can accommodate 200 pupils. Our key design aim was to ensure enough flexibility to accommodate a range of school activities and stage performances. We also needed to make sure that the fixtures and fitting were durable enough to withstand expected wear and tear of a bustling school environment.
The lighting and sound systems were designed to allow for different configurations. To optimize seating capacity we chose to use bench based seating, which also contributed to the informal ambience. Highly durable materials were preferred wherever necessary and rays of vibrant colors added to a sense of warmth and comfort. The outcome was an efficient and smart yet informal environment. For HCPIA it was also an excercise in exploring ways in which the scope for interior design and services can be stretched to accommodate communication or entertainment in built form.
< Wood paneled walls and plywood with perforated gypsum ceilings to absorb sound - Dramatic contrast provided with lighting derived from school colours
Low maintenance seating was made out of solid wood - dark green stained and lacquered finish
Sections with material and lighting were evolved to study the space
Featured Residential Projects
Art and craft is still a living tradition in India that allows one to enrich an everyday
experience in our life and the economy too allows it to exist. The use of customized fabrics, lights, carpets and furniture in a way, bring in the Indian character. Homes can have great balance of customization and mechanization of various crafts.â€?
Handa Family - Poolside House Completed in 2004 | Area : 1,920 sq. ft. The poolside house was barn like building - 100 ft long and 20 ft wide. The 20+ year old client wanted us to design an â€˜entertainment hubâ€™ to include areas designated for different activities such as billiards, table tennis and pool along with wet bar, dance floor and a home theatre. At the outset, we decided to treat the architectural space as a single unit, and avoid the obvious solution of breaking it up into compartments for each requirement. To bind the entire volume we decided on custom designed wooden flooring throughout, with a broad band of stainless steel mural stretching across the ceiling and down one gable wall. A limited colour palette with glossy woods, glass and whites was used. Difference in wall rendering and lighting treatment, such as LED starlights over the dance space and chrome and glass fixtures around the wet bar, helped mark out areas for different activities. The project included a range of customized design, such as high seat bench, service trolley, and scoring boards in glass. The volumetric design of the bar echoes the slanted columns in expose concrete. Our design treatment created separate environments for varied leisure activities and moods without disturbing the feel for the entire space.
Chic and modern recreational space created with custom designed furniture for various games and activities
Crafted stainless steel panels integrated with air-conditioning system provides a visual connection over the long rectilinear space
Mural backdrop for the chess and carom area, with customized chairs
D K Sharma - Residence Completed in 2010 | Area : 4,052 sq. ft. This was one of several bungalows in a high-end gated development scheme. The Sharmaâ€™s wanted to transform their bungalow in a distinctive home that reflected their lifestyle, taste and culture. During preliminary discussions with the HCPIA team it became clear that the clients were looking for a modern vibrant and vivid interior space expressed in bold colours, metals and glossy and decorative finishes. This was in contrast with HCPIAâ€™s inclination towards muted colours and finishes, and more classical and understated approach to architectural and interior designs. So our design appraoh was to create a synthesis: bright lighting and brilliant colours such as primary reds, silver and deep oranges were balanced with subdued dark browns, beiges and black. To add to an overall feel of distinctiveness doors and window details were reworked and new opening added at to enhance a sense of spaciousness. While every effort was made to retain form of the architecture particularly on the outside, open porches and verandah were shaded over to enable more effective use of semiopen spaces.
< Striking a balance between what the clients wanted and the designersâ€™ style resulted in an elegant and high impact residential space
Sheer glass wall patterned to create drama of light and shadow and alleviates a gloomy staircase
An additional opening results in a spacious living room and a more immediate connection with the outdoor water body
A circular carpet with bold forms designed to tie up the multiple seating spaces
Commissioned artwork enlivens a constricted double height space
Abhay Shah - Residence Completed in 2007 | Area : 3,360 sq. ft. Located in a suburb of Ahmedabad, this four-bedroomed bungalow is one of many in housing development scheme. HCPIA was commissioned to render the interiors with strong and distinctive identity but without the option of altering spatial configuration. To design interiors that were distinctively different from those of neighbouring bungalows the HCPIA team adapted a design approach that utilizes rich materials such as Italian marble, hardwoods, customer designed etched glass panels for partitions and balustrades; design customized lighting layouts and bathrooms; and, incorporate a substantial amount of integrated commissioned art. For example, the double height entry space is transformed with a wall sculpture extending on to the ceiling and incorporating a skylight: the lounge has a wall sculpture with a lighting element adds to the overall ambiance. HCPIA trademark of clean lined furniture is enhanced by dark coloured tapestries in coffee brown, navy blue, green and pink. The curtains and carpets are crafted in different materials with variety of prints to give a distinctive character to individual spaces. The project for us represents a good example of achieving restrained but distinctive interiors despite the constraint of working within standard built forms of such bungalows. < The brown tones lend a simple charm to the room, set against the sophistication of wood and copper wall abstract sculpture
Entrance lobby double height space transformed with a dramatic and precariously balanced wall to ceiling sculpture in relief
Yagnesh Patel - Residence Completed in 2003 | Area : 5,550 sq. ft. The client, a jeweler and a real estate developer, commissioned HCPIA to design the interior of the house for his sonâ€™s exclusive use. A large open verdant courtyard garden dominated the house architecture. The aim was to render interiors that worked with the existing architectural elements and lines, and yet evolve a contemporary Indian ambience. To underplay the overall treatment of the space, use of elements and material is kept to a minimum, and limited range of textures and colours were used. New furniture with clean line and contemporary styling, however are consciously designed to blend with old crafted pieces. To A variety artworks in fiber glass, metal and stone are incorporated in the interior design work. Openings in the built form are treated with, chick blinds and sheer curtains to diffuse the bright natural lights that penetrated the interiors. And where needed, artificial light was deployed to enhance the space as well as provide subtle and chic texture. A design motif derived from the form of the lotus flower, was incorporated in surface graphics.
< Free flowing spaces aided by large doorways characterize the courtyard bathed in artificial lighting
Interior designed to create a casually smart ambience in an airy double height living room flooded with diffused natural light
The lotus design motif reproduced in an embroidered curtain and a cut out on the wooden bench - Hand crafted frogs and turtle introduce an element of playfulness in the courtyard
Canna and Mukesh Patel - Bunglow Completed in 2005 | Area : 5,000 sq. ft. Canna Patel and Hasmukh Patel worked jointly in designing this house, and in many ways the management of the father-daughter relationship was a bigger challenge then designing the house itself. After spending much time on conceptual designs, the result is a very pleasant living space that integrates with the surrounding greenery. The basic plan is simple rectangle sectioned into three major spaces/elements with a perpendicular verandah projecting out into the garden from the central element. Spatial planning at the conceptual stage included designing of the Interiors which evolved over a couple of years. The emphasis is on living spaces that reflected occupantsâ€™ interests and personalities. The furniture is an eclectic collection of pieces with clean lines and uncluttered finishes. An open plan kitchen was designed to work as part of the dinning/living area when necessary. The die caste aluminum doors and windows frames are custom designed and incorporate three layers; glass panel; netting to allow air floor but keep out insects and solid panels and louvers to keep out dust and light. The house is strewn with brass and copper vessels, art works and souvenirs picked up from various parts of the world.
A rationalist language blended with local elements combine to create volumes permeated with natural light
The designersâ€™ preference of material and attention to details are reflected in the living room - the highly polished floors complement the exposed concrete texture of columns and ceiling. Furniture is an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional, local and international
Priti and Samir Shah - Apartment Completed in 2007 | Area : 2,500 sq. ft. The seventh floor residence was designed to reflect the lifestyle and clear preferences of an NRI couple, Priti and Samir Shah. The comprehensive brief included a centrally air conditioned “Americanized” home. The biggest challenge was to unfold the given spaces to create a main central hall traversing the apartment. By getting involved during the final phase of construction HCPIA was able to carve out an oblong volume; in this hall space we planned out an open kitchen overlooking the dining area with a dry bar; a powder rooms; and, three distinct sitting areas. A bold art piece and LED spot lights in powder room helped resolve a very tight space. Lighting also played a key element to help create varied ambiances. For instance blue LED’s incorporated in the water body on the main balcony turned it into a relaxing outdoor space in the evenings. One lengthwise wall of the main hall is clad in veneer which binds the space as well as provides a backdrop for a striking wall sculpture in stainless steel. The interior is contrast of strong materials, textiles and forms, balanced with sensitive lighting helped create a functional living space with an air of drama and distinction.
< The stainless steel wall sculpture (with lighting) evokes blades of grass curling upwards on to the ceiling
Open plan spatial configuration allows a smooth transition between the living and dining areas
A mirrored wall of the powder room with a hand crafted aluminum surround and copper film laminates
A mood light creates drama in an ordinary balcony
Halani Family - Apartment Completed in 2010 | Area : 2,507 sq. ft. Bina and Mukesh Halani’s residence is a spacious apartment that includes a small courtyard. Their brief included major transformation to the space, with a preference for a neutral palette and an element of excitement and drama. To create an exciting interiors with neutral colors was indeed a challenge, but by incorporating contemporary modern art, a modicum of bright colours in paints and textiles we were able to achieve just that. The redesign of the spaces included opening up the kitchen space; re-appointing the powder room; accommodating a sizable home theatre space; and knocking together two rooms into spacious master bedroom to incorporate a cantilevered bed and a study alcove. The curvilinear lighting in the living space makes a graphic connection between the living areas centred around the glass panel clad internal courtyard. Small patches or streaks of red, black, orange and turquoise blended into pieces of furniture, tapestries, lighting fixtures etc. alleviate as well as accentuate the otherwise continuous flows of ivory and white surfaces. The harmony of materials and colours complemented by carefully placed lighting elements represents a comprehensive design solution that effortlessly combines the clients’ tastes with the designer’s sensitivity. < Cozy sitting and study spaces with the grand master bedroom – Carpets in highly contrasting colours balance the prevailing neutral tones
Drama created by play of elements with light
Family Mansion Completed in 2010 | Area : 12,835 sq. ft. The Vora Family Mansion is a huge living space designed to both accommodate a home for a family of five as well as represent the status and standing of well-known and leading business figures of the city. HCPIA adapted a design theme based on the concept of â€˜an elegant jewel boxâ€™ but which also incorporated a sense of warmth and comfort of a home. Each element of the interior design or space was given a lavish treatment requested by the client but without being too ostentatious. A subtle use of vibrant colors and intricate inlay work for different surfaces, use of rich materials are combined with meticulous attention to details. An extensive range of custom designed carpets and hangings add to the overall sense of quality and opulence. A range of sculptural lighting elements contributes to the overall grandeur to formal sitting and dining rooms, as well as humanizes the transition spaces. The outcome is an opulent and impressive mansion (which reflect the vibrant personality of the owner) but that at the same time remains a richly furnished luxurious and subtly splendid home for the Vora family.
< An imposing vestibule complemented with an eight foot commissioned art light
A repetitive railing is interspersed with orange coloured space element
< Fully equipped luxurious and comfortable home theatre room that is also ideal for small family gathering
Unusual forms of carpet helps bind the sitting areas and break up the rectilinear form of the room
sketch/ drawing/ get from hiralal
< Lavish powder room in silver beige travertino marble, ornamented with stainless steel inlays
Prayer room rendered with iconic temple paneling with silver embossed borders
Schematic sketch visualizing the flow of color palettes between various interior elements and spaces
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Munshaw Family Farm House
Completed in 2009 | Plot Area: 14,000 sq yds Area 4,012 sq ft The clients wanted a weekend getaway with an ambiance totally disconnected from their hectic life in the city. HCPIA, decided to work simultaneously on both the architecture and interior designs with the aim of developing a living space suitable for the surrounding plantation and the local climate. The house structure is very austere, almost rustic. The inner spaces however have all the comforts of modern living. The main living areas are elevated to allow vistas of the lush trees in the surrounding plantation. The bedrooms are directly accessible from a central double layered roofed over living, dinner and pantry/bar areas, as well as the elevated swimming pool. Similar semi-open spaces have been created on the ground floor. From anywhere in the house one has either an open view of the tree canopy or quiet, calm alcoves. For the interiors, HCPIA evolved a new language that incorporates strong rustic elements and material, which included bamboo shower spouts, bamboo and jute towel hangers, terracotta urn converted into wash basin, etc. A special effort was made to incorporate clientâ€™s furniture heirlooms. For HCPIA this project was an exploration in uncharted territories to work in collaboration with another artichitect that has resulted in a highly unusual space to accommodate the clientsâ€™ life style and aspirations. < Viewed from the bedroom and the entrance foyer, the swimming pool under starlight sparkles like a beacon
A stainless steel sink fitted in a terracotta urn adds a rustic touch
< The central living area is a semi covered space that spills out into various zones giving it a quality of fluidity
Master bedroom is very strongly connected with sky, the swimming pool and the surrounding tree canopy
Manubhai Zaveri - Family Residences Completed in 2010 | Plot Area: 11,422 sq. Ft House 1 - 4463 sq. ft. House 2 - 6959 sq. ft.
HCPIA brief was to design the architecture and interiors to accommodate the Zaveri extended family who run a jewellery design business renowned for its elegant contemporary looks with a traditional touch.
The client wanted separate living space without
compromising as sense of ‘togetherness’. HCPIA decided to create two separate structures flanked by extensively landscaped gardens. One is designed as a public space for family gatherings and socializing, and, entertaining and accommodating
guests; it includes the main kitchen, formal living and dining areas and a gym (as well as high impact commissioned art works). The other is designed as primarily a private and informal space for the family with bedrooms, a study and a swimming pool etc. Given the landscaped gardens the key design theme was to blur the boundaries between inside and outside: all major openings have views of the central gardens or tree canopies. The interiors of each house have a distinctive style, though materials, colors and furniture designs are harmonized to provide sense of continuity and ‘togetherness’. This residence fulfilled the client’s wish for a simple, modern living space embedded in the landscape with vibrant but uncluttered interiors. < A verandah seamlessly blending the outside with the inside spaces
Houses sited around the existing trees
The cantilevered terrace above the verandah relieves the solid volume of double storey structure
The pool is designed to be a part of the outdoor living area
Bedroomâ€™s space extends into easily accessible terrace
A rigid concrete wall corridor brought to life with sensitively organized cut outs
red bedroom with fabric panel house 1 toilet in same room kitchen pantry
Bright yellow counter top lends additional cheer to the kitchen, designed with ample storage systems
Stainless steel screens with floral pattern leading to the powder room
An unexpected large opening in the master bath-dressing room makes it feel like part of garden
A site inspired motif is playfully rendered and incorporated in different scales and materials in both houses
Living Interiors - Main Retail Outlet Completed in 2010 | Plot Area: 405 sq. yds Area: 3,650 sq. ft
Living Interiors is retail outlet for household furnishing, flooring, doors, windows, etc. The client had recently shifted from a small retail space to a four-storey building. HCPIA was appointed to render this building into a distinctive flagship outlet. HCPIA design objective was to turn the corner plot location into a local landmark. To do that the entire faรงade is clad with a custom designed metal lattice, painted green to begin with but which will act as a trellis for various creepers planted in gardens around the entrance. This framework is set off with coffee brown building walls. While the overall interior treatment has sense of continuity in terms of colours, textures etc each floor had distinctive furniture and lighting accommodate display requirements of various categories of products. Though a relatively low budget project, the showroom is now distinctive local landmark that is both pleasant on the eye and blends into the neighbourhood and will help keep the interiors cool: Unlike so many other such outlets that equate high impact with loud and vibrant colours, insensitive to their surroundings.
< Dull and unused space enlivened with greenery interwoven with stepped wooden passage
Delicately patterned trellis transforms an ordinary faรงade, that will also help block sunlight once creepers have matured
Festo - Corporate House
Completed in 2010 | Plot Area: 1,832 sq. yards Area 16,490 sq. ft Festo Ltd, headquartered Germany is a leading global supplier of process automation technology, and wished to establish their headquarters in a four storey building in Ahmedabad. The commission started with a bare built form skeletal structure, and HCPIA brief included designs for outside finish as well as all the interiors. A well established brand with a definite identity required translation into the architectural shell. For this the client provided us with set criteria and guidelines on aspects such as spatial organization and color codes. With an extensive use of glass and aluminum, HCPIA’s design solutions aim to provide the functional, clutter free and efficient working environments. To ensure energy efficient building double glazed glass with louver shading systems are used for openings, which also helped reduce noise pollution. The treatment of the façade helped to improve the space quality of entry lobby. The meticulous client’s specification which we managed to take into account without getting lost in details; the final outcome has the required detailing and fineness with a strong feel of high-end and smart corporate house.
Harsh south light is effectively filtered with vertical louvers increasing comfort levels but retaining a sense of drama
All that happens back stage...
A continuously evolving... design process
An unifying idea or a stylistic tone that is reflected in various designs, and This development process takes an idea, identifies its strengths and weaknesses, and based on that insight, creating design solutions. which also assists in limiting the extent of disparity in design outcomes.
This should ideally aim to make the client understand and appreciate the proposed designs and the theme or concept.
A diverse but harmonious selection of materials helps towards a better comprehension of the overall look and feel of the designs.
These play a critical role in the process of converting a design idea or concept into a constructed reality. Only meticulous attention to details in technical drawings can ensure that the quality and beauty of a design is preserved in the completed object.
Once the client has approved the design ideas and concepts, the implementation phase begins. This is when the real work begins!
During execution, supervision is required not only to monitor progress but also to resolve any issues that are bound to arise during implementation.
A finished interior of outstanding design with all materials, furniture and equipment in place will often strike one as somewhat incomplete: to make it complete it needs to have feel of being lived-in and which is often achieved by including well-designed carpets, object dâ€™art and judiciously selected accessories.
The result of an inclusive design and execution process is more likely to be a cohesive and comprehensive designed solutions that fulfills functional (ie lifestyle, usage, etc) requirements of clients; rarely should there be any need for retrospective redesigns.
From 1986 - 2010
Residences Abhay Shah Residence, Ahmedabad Abhijeet Vasa Residence, Ahmedabad Ajay Shah Residence, Bharuch Amin Residence, Anand Anan Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Ashish Amin Residence, Ahmedabad B.M.Shah Residence, Mumbai D. K. Sharma Residence, Ahmedabad Dipen & Ava Residence, Ahmedabad Dr.Gokuldas Residence, Indore Handa Residence, Ahmedabad Hemant Modi Residence, Ahmedabad Hemant Shah Residence, Vapi
Indubhai Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Jayendra Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Kaushik Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Manish Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Manubhai Zaveri Residence, Ahmedabad Milan Dalal Residence, Ahmedabad Munna Shah Residence, Vapi Munshaw Farmhouse, Ahmedabad Natubhai Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Neera Sethi Residence, Ahmedabad Praful Shah Residence, Ahmedabad Pramit Patel Residence, Bilimora R.K. Patel Residence, Ahmedabad
Rajesh Brahmbhatt Residence, Ahmedabad Rajesh Mehta Residence, Ahmedabad Rajiv Vastupul Residence, Ahmedabad Samir Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Shaila Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Surana Residence, Jaipur Thakor Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Vikram Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Yagnesh Patel Residence, Ahmedabad Anand Gandhi Apartment, Mumbai Bina Halani Apartment, Ahmedabad Samir Shah Apartment, Ahmedabad Brij Bhatia Villa, Surat Uday Vora Villa, Ahmedabad
Institutions Aga khan Academy Campus, Hyderabad Alliance France Institute, Ahmedabad AMA - Library, Auditorium,Conference Room, Ahmedabad Auro Hospitality Institute, Surat EDI Admin & Hostel Buildings, Ahmedabad ICAI Institute, Ahmedabad IIM New Campus, CIIE & Duke University Facilities, Ahmedabad IPR Guest House, Hostel Rooms & Student Facility, Ahmedabad Knowledge Academy- Phase I & Phase II, Ahmedabad St. Xavierâ€™s Loyola - Auditorium, Chapel, Platinum Play land & Library, Ahmedabad
Hospitality Hotel Haveli, Gandhinagar Hotel Paras Mahal, Udaipur McDonald’s - Maninagar, Ahmedabad McDonald’s - City Gold, Ahmedabad
Healthcare Cardio Uno Plus Healthcare, Ahmedabad
Corporate Ambuja Corporate House, Ahmedabad Amos Enterprise Ltd. Office, Ahmedabad Arvind Mills – Directors Office, Ahmedabad Astral Corporate House, Ahmedabad b Safal Corporate House, Ahmedabad
Bajaj Auto Limited Office, Ahmedabad Bipico Industries Guest House, Mumbai Birla Township Guest House & Admin Building, Kharach Clarion Infusion Plant & Corporate Office, Ahmedabad Claris, Chachravadi Vasana, Ahmedabad Festo Corporate House, Ahmedabad Gruh Finance Corporate House, Ahmedabad GSPC Gas Retail Division, Gandhinagar Gujarat Gas Corporate House, Ahmedabad Gujarat Gas Guest House, Ahmedabad & Delhi H.N Safal Corporate Office, Ahmedabad ICICI Bank, Ahmedabad JMC Corporate Office, Ahmedabad. Lineworks Consultancy Office, Ahmedabad
Mahendra Petrochemicals Office, Ahmedabad Navneet Office, Dantali Netherland Business Support Office, Ahmedabad Quintiles Data Processing Centre, Ahmedabad & Mumbai Rajesh Mehta Office, Ahmedabad Rollepaal Office, Ahmedabad Ruchi Corporate Office, Ahmedabad Rustam Marshall - Lawyer Office, Ahmedabad Safal Office, Ahmedabad Shree Rama Multitech Corporate House, Ahmedabad Trivedi Crafts Office, Ahmedabad U.H. International Office, Mumbai Wagh Bakri House, Ahmedabad Zydus Cadilla R&D Centre – Phase I & Phase II, Ahmedabad
Commercial GSPC Gas Retail Division, Gandhinagar Kenzer Retail Showroom, Ahmedabad Living Interiors Product Showroom, Ahmedabad Surana Jewellery Showroom, Jaipur & New Delhi Tamanna Retail Showroom, Ahmedabad Tiara Kitchen Showroom & Prototype, Ahmedabad TNW Retail Showroom, Baroda b safal stall at GIHED, Ahmedabad Tiara Stall at Index, Mumbai
Government Gujarat High Court – Courtrooms, Ahmedabad Rajbhavan, Ahmedabad
Business Women committee, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) - Innovative Application in Architecture, Furniture and Interior Design - 2009 Winner in the Public / Institutional Category and Runners Up in the Corporate Interior Design Category for the 12th IIID MK National Awards- 2007 Udgam Achiever Award, Udgam School Alumni Association – 2007. Society Interiors Editor’s Choice Award-2007 IIID - M.K. Awards, India, Runner up in Public Space Category – 2003 The Indian Institute of Architects, India, JIIA Award 2002 for Interior Category – 2002. School of Architecture, Ahmedabad, India, Gold Medal for the undergraduate thesis - 1986. School of Architecture, Ahmedabad, India, Merit Scholarship - 1980 1981 Government of India, National Merit Scholarship – 1978
Shortlisted For Awards
Among five shortlisted nominees for Interbuild and idi RED Awards, 2006
Participation, Design Jury
Durian Society Interiors Design Awards, Juror-Student Competition-2009 Indian institute of interior designers (IIID) mega event: : Home sweet Home contest”, Indore . Juror-Student Competition-2009 A + D Spectrum Foundation Awards, Juror- Architecture Category – 2007 Invited Exhibitor at German Institut fur Auslandsbesziehungen, Berlin - 2007 A + D Spectrum Foundation Awards, Juror- Interior Category – 2006 Durian Society Interiors Design Awards, Juror-Student Competition-2006 Founder Member and Past Chairperson of IIID, Ahmedabad - 2003 Founder Member of Women Architect’s Forum, Ahmedabad - 1991
Projects Published In Periodicals Architecture + Design – Jan.-Feb. 1993 - “The Amin House, Anand”. Indian Architect & Builder – Nov.1996 – “The Handa Residence, Ahmedabad”. Indian Design & Interiors – Dec.’96-Jan.’97 – “House for Nikhil Patel, Indore”. Inside Outside – January 1998. – “A Master Re-visited”. Indian Architect & Builder – November 1998. – “Germane Reflection”. Architecture + Design – May-June 1999 – “A Grim Scenario” Inside Outside, June 2000 - “Designers Profile - Canna Patel”. AMA News, October 2001- Profile, “An Architect with timeless thoughts”. Society Interiors, September 2002 - “Constructing Space’. Inside Outside, October 2002 - “Ideas and Images”. Femina Interior Book, December 2002 “On Practical Magic in the Home”. Home Review, April 2003 – “Tangible Brilliance” Indian Design & Interiors, October 2004 – “Living Room” IIId Insite, April-June 2005 – “Focus: Ahmedabad”. Indian Design & Interiors, September 2005 – “Interplay of Concepts”. Femina Book Of Interiors,2005. Better Interiors, September 2005 – “Engineered Elegance”. Design Today, 4th Anniversary Issue, October-November – “Innovative design ideas for home”. Better Interiors, November, 2005 – “Simple living high ceilings” Society Interiors, December 2005 - “Kinaesthetic Experience”. Architecture + Design (India), December 2005 – “Contemporary Women Architects”. Indian Design & Interiors, January 2006 – “Fun, Fitness & Play”. Better Interiors, June 2006 – “For Leisure’s Sake”. Indian Design & Interiors, July 2006 – Tribal Truck Art. Indian Design & Interiors, November 2006 – IDI Red awards. Simply Gujarati, November, 2006- “designs on the globe”. India Today, November, 2006 – “designs on the globe”. German News, February, 2007 “in site in Berlin (Exhitbition ‘In siteInterior Desugn in India’)”. Design Diffusion New, May, 2007-“Projects in India”. Home Review, July-August, 2007 “a creative recipe” . Simply Gujarati, August,2007- “design: office” . Design Today, September, 2007- “Mixed Dialogues”. Design Today, November, 2007- “ ” Indian Design & Interiors, October, 2007- “home theatres”. Indian Design & Interiors, December, 2007- “It’s all in the details”. India Today, December, 2007- “Open Houses”. ”. Indian Design & Interiors, March, 2008 - “Kitchen Basics”. Design Today, March, 2008“Heart Hub”. Swagat, March, 2008 (featured as Jury Member for A+D Spectrum Foundation Awards 2007). Home Review, March-April, 2008- “Corporate Chic”. Society Interiors (Supplementary), May, 2008 ( featured receiving Editors Choice Award). ”. Indian Design & Interiors, September, 2008- “A study in Contrast”. INSITE STORY ,August , 2008- “IIID MK. Award”. Simply Gujarati, Aug, 2008- “Corporate House”. Home Review, March 2009 – “Thinking Local , Designing Global ”.,Architecture + Design ,2009 –Residences with a difference “Rustic Retreat”
News Print DNA, Ahmedabad, 9th March. 2009. – “GCCI Felicitares women for excellence”. City Bhaskar, Indore, 26th Feb.. 2009. – “Home sweet home ,Juror indore”. Times of India, Ahmedabad, 26th Nov. 2008. – “Indian Designs applauded at iiid”. The Economic Times, Ahmedabad, 12th May 2008- “Interior Design Design riding on realty boom” Times of India, Ahmedabad, 10th May 2007. – “Royal Treat”. Times of India, Ahmedabad, 5th May 2006. – “Orange Delight”. Business Standard, Ahmedabad, 1st June, 2005 - “Experiential Designs” Times of India, Ahmedabad, 18th April 2003. – “Making Reading a Pleasure”. Times of India, Interiors, 20th November 2000. – “Grooming your Home”. Times of India, Ahmedabad, timescity.com, July 2000 – “Designing a lifestyle”. Times of India, Saturday Times, 18th April 1998. – “3-D approach”. Indian Express, Magazine on 18th February, 1997 – “Super Women”.
Projects Published in Books Living In India,Lives in Style-Varun Soni. Residential Projects The Realty Magnates of Gujarat, Creating Avenues for Investors- Divya Bhaskar Profile as an icon in the field of Interior Design A History of Interior Design in India, Volume I- Ahmedabad International Interior, volume - I
HCP Interior Architecture Pvt. Ltd. 302, Paritosh, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad 380 013, Gujarat, India Phone: +91 79 65125062 / +91 79 65125063 Website: www.hcpia.co.in
Concept and Guidance Mili Amin, Dr. Mukesh Patel, Canna Patel
Design and Production: Manasi Kothari
Drawings: Mukesh Patel, Neha Pareek
Text: Dr. Mukesh Patel, Ishita Shah
Photo Credit: Sachin Desai, Dinesh Mehta, Jay Thakkar, HCPIA Staff
Coordination and Picture Research Hemini Shah, Ranjan Gadhvi
Photo Processing and Printing Patel Printing Press
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