India, a nation developing under the vision of housing for all, is experiencing a revival in luxury housing. The demand for luxury residences has surged due to rapid urbanisation and a burgeoning economy. Despite the expected recessionary trends in the built environment domain, some sectors thrived, thus boosting the flow of money in the markets and envisaging a demand for luxury living that is now being met with architectural intervention. Here is a discourse on some key factors that have contributed to the rise of luxury housing in India, highlighting the role of architecture in governing this trend.
Architectural Expression of Opulence
Luxury housing in India is characterised by its architectural grandeur. Architects and developers are pushing the boundaries of design to create iconic structures that stand as symbols of luxury. Modernism and traditional Indian architecture are often incorporated into the facades of these residences. Additionally, spatial planning is being done to create homes that are elevated based on functionality, gaining exclusivity and premium living. Open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and seamless integration with outdoor spaces are some design elements defining these luxurious abodes. It is displayed at our upcoming project, the Resort in the Aditya World City, on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. Eight mid-rise towers have been designed, with only one 4BHK apartment per floor with exquisite interiors. With a total of 64 units, the Resort offers a unique and exclusive luxury living experience.
Integrating Exquisite Interiors and Amenities with Nature
Today, architects debate the importance of integrating the built environment with nature. From sprawling gardens and private courtyards to large balconies that offer panoramic views, these homes provide residents with a sense of serenity and connection to the outdoors. One of our projects, the Silverglades Hightown in Gurugram, has open green spaces swept into the double-height stilt levels under towers to transform them into accessible and recreational break-out zones for end-users. Smart landscaping methodologies allow the site to harness an increased sense of greenery on the limited land parcel, an approach which builds on the bespoke boutique dwelling experience.
Incorporating Cultural Influences
The recent trend of social media spilling the urge to share residential locations with influencers is a catalyst for people relocating to posh localities throughout the country. As social animals, humans have an innate desire to connect and bond with others. A reflection of the same is found with the development of Sobti Sapphire, an upcoming high-end residential intervention. The idea draws inspiration from traditional village life, where people felt connected to others and never felt lonely. By creating a community where everyone owns a part of the land, this project is envisaged to foster a sense of togetherness and belonging.
The rise of luxury housing in India is a testament to the evolving architectural landscape of the country. These residences are iconic landmarks, embodying the fusion of tradition and modernity. As architectural boundaries continue to be pushed, luxury housing in India will undoubtedly remain at the forefront of architectural innovation, offering residents a life of unmatched luxe and style while enabling community living.