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Office Space by 42MM Architecture no longer confined to expensive artwork and premium decor. True luxury is about understated elegance, contentment, and fulfilment,” Ms. Shringi remarks. The integration of state-of-the-art technology allows residents to control their environments effortlessly, while the preference for expansive spaces with green surroundings reflects a desire for a holistic living experience. Architectural Innovation Architectural innovation extends beyond aesthetics, from cuttingedge technology seamlessly integrated into those homes to a harmonious combination of luxury and capability. There is no doubt that architectural innovation plays a central role in shaping these luxury real estate masterpieces. “Today luxury is all about experiencing and interacting with our given space. Architectural innovation facilitates this transformation by introducing concepts like adaptable spaces that seamlessly transition between private retreats and social hubs.” believes Karan. Adding further, Shringi notes, that “The hallmark of architectural innovation lies in finding new solutions to age-old challenges.” From leveraging new materials and technologies to reimagining the use of traditional elements, the goal is to achieve desirability, feasibility, and functionality. “Successful design innovation creatively interprets the client’s aspirations, ensuring the highest standards are met from concept to completion, resulting in luxurious and distinctive spaces.” According to Rudrakash Charan and Priyanka Khanna, Founders and Architects at 42MM Architecture, “Architectural innovation is about pushing boundaries, enabling architects to create homes with new structures, materials, and aesthetics. At the same time, modern living also demands intertwining luxury with sustainability. Our designs prioritise eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient systems, and a seamless integration with nature. Green spaces, sustainable technologies, and biophilic designs are seamlessly blended to create luxurious yet environmentally responsible homes.” This innovation extends beyond the physical realm, incorporating cutting-edge technology that harnesses the power of smart home systems, sustainable solutions, and advanced automation. Adding an important point, for Karan, architectural innovation is also about crafting residences that stand as iconic statements, marrying form and function in a symphony of design. It is about an emphasis on creating bespoke environments that resonate with the homeowner’s lifestyle, preferences, and aspirations. But, it doesn’t end there, Verma throws light on an intriguing concept that is an extension of sustainability. The innovative concept of adaptive reuse which emphasises the transformation of existing structures like old factories into unique living spaces. Such projects further push creative boundaries to create the extraordinary. Karan Desai Bespoke Creations “Functionality merged with sophistication is clearly the way forward. People seek homes that seamlessly integrate technology, sustainability, and wellness elements without compromising on aesthetics. There’s a growing emphasis on adaptable spaces that cater to evolving needs—a home that effortlessly transitions from an entertainment hub to a serene sanctuary. Moreover, there’s a strong inclination towards eco-consciousness. Sustainable materials, energy-efficient systems, and green spaces are becoming inherent components of luxury homes,” says Karan. Tania Bhatia Shringi, Principal Designer at India Sotheby’s International Realty, emphasises that recognizing the importance of building homes as sanctuaries and providing comfort and rejuvenation is pivotal. “We’re witnessing a surge in incorporating biophilic elements and sustainable features, from solar panels to nature-first materials. Harmonious spaces creatively integrate light, wind, and water, connecting residents with nature—a primal need that has gained exponential significance in the postpandemic era.” Beyond the aesthetics, affluent individuals are redefining luxury living by emphasizing ease, comfort, and connectivity within their properties. “Luxury is 16|LUXEBOOK |JAN/FEB 2024 JAN/FEB 2024 |LUXEBOOK|17