The Backyard, New Delhi

Category: Hospitality
Location: New Delhi
Area: 3710 sq.ft
Client: Relief India Hospitality Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Year: 2015

Innovate- through adaptation I Redefining the old to create a new identity

Go Local I Work within the eco-system to generate economics; Reuse & Recycle- From Objects to Spaces

As the name suggests, it is a unique café space that transforms the mood and endows the visitor with a feeling of being in the backyard. Creating an oasis in the middle of the chaotic street, the intent was to exploit the views, whilst crafting a restaurant space.

The terrace revolves around a central pergola which has layers of fittings and innovative lighting fixtures hanging gently from it. A layer of loose gravel on the floor of the terrace provides the feeling of being outdoors. The bar on one corner has sufficient open space for movemnt.

To capture the essence of backyard, the furniture is created out of crates and barrels and the stools are made out of industrial metal, and reclaimed wood

The lower floor with wooden flooring has a central long bar and serves an exemplary example of amalgamation of exterior landscape with the interiors by means of large glass windows.

The chairs and tables on the lower floor are designed to be at adjustable heights, thereby redefining the look and purpose of the space by transforming it from a seating space to a standing one. The plants and trees outside are lit up to create an ambience, and transform the space into a party place, while being relaxed and casual.


The strategically, asymmetrically placed antique mirrors on the exposed ceilings craft a myriad of reflections creating a dynamism that adds drama to the interiors. A white brick wall with lighting fixtures breaks the monotony of the monochromatic color palette.