Pune, known for its educational institutions, and booming employment opportunities in IT, automotive and service industries have attracted people from all over India. This has led to a cosmopolitan culture in the city, a fast-developing infrastructure, and a modern housing landscape. Architecture and interior design in Pune have always been vibrant and practical to suit the times, as it is today as well.
Traditional Home Designs in Pune
Pune home design has typically been native in design with influences from neighbouring areas, and purely functional. This was true even in the Wadas which were built more than 350 years ago at the height of the glory of the Maratha empire. These were mansions with the courtyard design meant to house multiple families and safeguard them from outsiders. The design was an amalgamation of Mughal, Rajasthani, and Gujarati architecture combined with local techniques. These Wadas later inspired smaller Wada-style houses in the 1900s, followed by multi-family buildings and independent bungalows.
Since the 2000s, these old bungalows and Wadas have been rapidly replaced by apartments and townships. Pune homeowners increasingly prefer compact apartments in smarter townships or independent bungalows as opposed to conventional developments.
Interior Design Trends in Modern Pune Homes