Skyy, Powai, Mumbai, 2013

8500 sq ft

SKYY is a sculpted landscape which has been carefully coaxed into a fine dine restaurant and Mumbai's longest rooftop bar .
The project is best experienced as a series of sections, carvings and outcrops on the rooftop of the Ramada Powaii nestled amidst hills.
In its relationship with site, topography, history and patterns of use, SKYY is a piece of urbanism that invites a reading "less as a fixed artefact and rather as one episode in the site’s and perhaps even the region's ongoing transformation", as Ellis Woodman writes.
It epitomises the notion that at its most fundamental, architecture is the background to life lived, a set for activity, as landscapes and spaces are animated by the currents of human interaction.