Atrey And Associates are here! The very famous dictum from Mies Van Der Rohe – “God is in the details” – translates the philosophy of Atrey & Associates, an energetic architecture and interior design two-decade-old firm based in New Delhi. Headed by Ar. J.M.L. Sharma & Director Ar. Arun Sharma creates a versatile body of work ranging from the architecture and interior of the residence and corporate office to retail and hospitality spaces.
For Atrey & Associates, service means precisely defined objectives, clear lines of communication, close cost control, careful preparation, checking of plans and specifications, effective construction, inspection, and follow-up altogether. Architect Arun Sharma indulges himself in the approach and process of adding reality to his imagination by familiarising himself and his cohort with the minutiae and fine points of each construction.
“There’s Boca do Lobo, after I visited Milan Fair, Il Salone, and I find a few pieces which are actually furniture pieces but look like sculpture. So I really like that and that’s why I am here.” – Ar. Arun Sharma
Completed in 2020 by Atrey & Associates, Somany’s Residence is located in the bustling neighborhood of Engineer’s Enclave, New Delhi. The residence stands tall with its unique and sharply angled façade. The client, a well-known fashion designer herself, wanted a simple but unique, eye-catching house. The main idea was to have a house with large fenestrations while keeping privacy in mind. The north-facing 28’ x 58’ has an ‘A’ frame in the façade enveloping the upper ground and first floor. It stands out as an architectural marvel giving powerful energy to the residence in a modern style. The left and right-angled corners envelop a water body attached to the main lounge and a green area next to the powder room on the first floor. Whether seen during the day or lit up in the evening, this bold structure is hard to miss.
Inspired by the harmony of music, Avtar Villa is a gem by Atrey & Associates. Uncluttered and monochromatic, a house that draws inspiration through a spirit of fun and playfulness, a fluidic form creating a sensation due to the interplay of spaces and volumes, it invokes a constant human reaction to spatial relationships that distinguishes harmony from cacophony, that makes one bored with a perfectly cubic structure. Avtar Villa, with curvilinear character, speaks of art, not only in the physical shape, size and mass of a work but also all the elements that contribute to the works of aesthetics of structure and composition. The clients lead extremely active lives and wanted their home to be restful, not stimulating to the eyes. In order to cater to the desires of the clients a modern minimalistic approach to design was followed with clear curves.
Standing in the dense urban suburb of Delhi, Deep Villa is an architectural landmark on its own. Deep Villa speaks of modernity and globalization, demonstrating the absorption of modern influences from the West, the more recent processes of globalization but also their sensitivity to the physical environment, the social context and the aspirations of the urban classes. The form consists of a series of stacked planes molded with round edges and sharp angles not only creating a dramatic experience but also serving functionally by forming enclosures used as balconies and terraces.