7 Hailey Road Residence
New Delhi, India
The project consists of one of four villas on a large site in the embassy quarter of New Delhi. The architect had designed a neo-classical set of buildings and the client wanted this feeling to continue into the interiors.
General public areas were laid out across the ground floor and SRSS created a central sculptural stair that rose three floors to the private apartments above and acted as a central visual focus of the building. Smallwood clad the main lobbies is black filled travertine with inset panels and elsewhere light limestone predominates. This allowed the client a soft canvas against which he could place his art collection which included rugs, antique clocks and a range of fine paintings and sculptures from around the world.
Each apartment floor was designed for a different member of the family and the interiors reflected their particular tastes while keeping within a general classic contemporary aesthetic.