BUILD WITH MWORKS
Portfolio of work across Architecture, Conservation, Interior, Product, Lighting, and Art Production
Covered area 8900 sq.ft
Total built up area 12000 sq.ft
Research & Documentation, Restoration, Adaptive Re-use/ Spatial and Interior Design, FF&E, Partnerships and Project management
Ongoing since 2014
The restoration and adaptive re-use of a 140-year-old traditional 'haveli' home in the Old City of Udaipur, Rajasthan, into a live-work-eat space
Covered area 2700 sq.ft
Total built up area 3200 sq.ft
Spatial and interior design, Furniture, fixture and equipment, Soft furnishings, Arts curatorial service, and Project management
The Client is a non-resident Indian who wished to have a pied-a-terre in Delhi, for her parents and herself.
Because this house is only intended to be used a few months a year, it is relatively free of the usual relentless demands of storage and utility. This became an opportunity for the architect to adopt a sculptor’s approach- first sculpting the spatial container, then composing its large and small objects, and finally quietly introducing layer of ergonomic comfort to create the necessary functionality.
An enterprise to engineer, produce and provide high quality, cost-effective and ready-to-use lime-based products for new and old buildings
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MLIME hopes to make the use of lime easy, organized and scalable in India and abroad
PRODUCT & OBJECT
^BOLUS monolithic washbasin sculpted in green marble
^GOLDEN ALMOND centre table in gold leaf
^AUTUMN Side Table sculpted in Forest Marble
^FOUND limestone candle holder
^BLOOM floral wash basin in limestone
^JERK lacquered brass pedestal
Malvika Mehta is an architect, with a deep interest in the visual arts. In her practice, she attempts to create immersive spatial experiences, where structure, interior and object are conceived as a continuum.
Her work is expressive and demonstrates a feel for material and their behaviours. Meaning and values are conveyed by building a narrative in space. She also brings to her projects, her skills and work experiences in the closely associated disciplines of lighting design and art production.
In 2014, she relocated to Udaipur to begin the research, documentation and design for the Bichli Haveli Project. Encountering the problems of quality, consistency and cost when working with lime, she was inspired to set up MLIME in 2019, to engineer, produce and provide high quality, cost-effective and ready-to-use lime-based materials for new and old buildings.
MLIME re-imagines lime as the construction material for the future by making its use easy, organised and scalable.
Since 2017, she has been engaged in the design and project management of the adaptive re-use of the Bichli Haveli, the many collaborations under its project umbrella, and has also completed interior and architecture commissions in New Delhi.
Malvika received her Bachelor’s in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi in 2014. She practices as MWORKS and is based out of Delhi and Udaipur.