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What lies beneath

Left unfinished, used for extra storage, or converted into parking, basements are often overlooked spaces in a home. However, these seven architecture firms have us rethinking their design potential.

RAISING THE BAR
The major challenge with this home was not just the basement but to work around a 15-year-old structure with minimal changes. This turned into an opportunity for us to try something atypical, says architect Amit Aurora. A great example is the half-broken wall in the basement between the lounge and bar area.

To create a sense of excitement and add a dash of colour, we used recycled beer and whiskey bottles to create a sheer-like look. Wooden logs, planks and bar stools along with metal foot rests added to the raw look, says architect Rahul Bansal. No additional doors were added to let the space feel seamless. Since there are no windows here and all lights are artificial.

Cleverly designed pendant lights

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