Before & After: An Art Deco Apartment in Mumbai Becomes a Couple’s Creative Headquarters

Before & After: An Art Deco Apartment in Mumbai Becomes a Couple’s Creative Headquarters

By Kate Reggev
Mumbai- and Tokyo-based architect Katsushi Goto creates a flexible live/work space for himself and his partner, artist Vishwa Shroff.

Art Deco’s influence on Mumbai’s buildings of the 1920s and ’30s joins the style’s streamlined aesthetic with tropical imagery, figures from Indian mythology, and buildings that consider the local climate and have "multiple rooms structured to facilitate conventional domesticity of an Indian household," says Katsushi Goto, an architect and urbanist who splits his time between Mumbai and Tokyo.

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