BOOK REVIEW

’50 Beautiful Houses in India: Volume 2’ is a book dedicated to showcasing some of the work of the most prominent and emerging architects and interior designers in India, handpicked by Sezal. It is borne from their desire to present aspiring home owners with a look at how Indian designers create homes, in an attempt to inspire them with their exotic, yet accessible designs.

The compilations of luxurious, stand-alone bungalows featured throughout the elaborately put-together publication are designed by both emergent and established architects, including design giants Archana Shah, Khosla, GurjitMatharoo, Sanjay Puri, Rajiv Saini, and ZarirMullan. The scope of styles and themes are gathered from all corners of the country, providing the aspiring homeowners with a collage of ideas and interpretations with which to fill their homes.

Extensive images and floor plans complete the property profile, which are also indexed with the contributing designers and architects, providing their contact details and completed projects, which compiles a coherent directory for correspondence between architect, designer, and home owner. ’50 Beautiful Houses in India: Volume 2’ is designed to inspire home owners, but it also generates a vast point of reference for designers and architects alike to draw ideas from.

It is an impressive addition to any coffee table- if you have the space for its rather large hardback form- but the incredibly beautiful photographs alone make it worth a perusal.