Mumbai Apartment Building, Bandra, Mumbai, India
Saint Leo Apartments is a seven-unit building in a historic neighborhood in Bandra, Mumbai. Each apartment occupies an entire floor and has a split level, giving a variety of spaces and views. The lower levels house a private club with a swimming pool in a double-height space. On the roof terrace a cantilevered sunshade covers a private swimming pool for the penthouse apartment.
The ground floor level of the building is sheltered by a cantilevered curved concrete slab. The lobby is open-air and connects to a front garden with a reflecting pool and outdoor deck. The private club levels are clad in a custom perforated metal screen based on a traditional Indian 'jali'. The typical apartment has three bedrooms, a study, and a generous living/dining area. Each space is carefully designed for an integration of furniture, cabinetry, and views.
Photographs: Edmund Sumner
Project Team: Robert Schultz, Vrinda Khanna, Margaret Gorman, Maggie Kirk
Associated Architect: Katayun Irani
Structural Design: Reinprofile Inc.
Lighting Design: Lighting Planners Associates, Inc.
Landscape Design: Forethought Design Consultants, Margie Ruddick Landscape