Recycled doors and windows make up the dynamic facade of this charming Mumbai residence. The Collage House designed by S+PS Architects blends together the old and the new, striking a balance between traditional and contemporary architecture. Not to mention it makes excellent use of materials that might otherwise meet their end in a landfill.
A concrete frame wraps around an eye-catching patchwork made of reused wooden elements. Some of the windows have colored glass and create an interesting backdrop for the living room. Other recycled materials were also incorporated into the interior. Marble, brass and wood are combined to create a familiar atmosphere, referencing traditional design.
Nestled between two neighboring houses, the building provides maximum privacy and optimal levels of natural light. Leftover metal pipes were pieced together to look like bamboo on one of the walls. Structural columns were hidden behind the pipes, which also act as conduits for rainwater. Tile samples were used on the exterior of a colorful planter.
Via Design Milk
Photos by Sebastian Zachariah