This is a project by Sunil Patil & Associates and it is located at Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. Project's program: Luxurious 3 bedded 6 floor apartment building. There are seventeen images for Hanging Gardens.
To own an independent bungalow on an independent plot in urban areas is a dream of every person. Which many of us can not afford and hence are forced to compromise with an apartment. Hanging gardens, designed by Architect Sunil Patil and Associates, is an attempt to fulfill these dreams. Where people though stay in an apartment, can have all the facilities like an independent bungalow. It is designed with 6 floors with one apartment on every floor having area of 1800 sq. ft and huge terrace accommodating a well designed garden and a plunge pool in it. Each apartment consists of living dinning, kitchen, 3 bedrooms with attached toilets and store and utility etc to support today’s urban life style.
Living dinning kitchen has been designed as one space without any partition which visually enhances the space. The terrace is also the extension of living and dining spaces and a bedroom. Thus making all the primary spaces of the apartment getting openings to the terrace with plunge pool and to the garden.
Today because of the building bylaws, the balconies have vanished from the apartment. So one can’t enjoy balcony in a regular apartment. Hence bedrooms have been designed with 3 sides open with glazed doors and a railing which gives feel of the balcony when kept open.
No compromise has been made with the quality of the materials used in the construction. The material chosen for the interior decorum is very simple and well in a budget of the builder for a two tier city like Kolhapur. Ex: walls are cladded with shahabad and bathroom dado with rough kota stones. Maximum use of plot area has been made to give the best to the builder.
The building façade is a composite of well juxtapose masses of shera cladding and rough texture plaster giving a high tech look for the building. The columns supporting the terraces, cladded with aluminum composite panels continue to the pergolas on the top terrace resembling it like strings holding the terraces. Intricate detailing was done to provide drainage for the terrace’s garden which is filled with soil to ensure leakage free soffits.
The building is designed to suit tropical climate and is energy efficient. The south walls have been blocked and large openings on the north have been given to admit sufficient light in all areas. Ample cross ventilation in all the rooms reduces the use of air condition in harsh summer. LED lights have been used throughout. Wooden like Vitrified tiles are used in rooms and on the plunge pool deck.
The building lies in a very moderate area but has fetched double profit to the developers because of its out of the box design. Hanging garden has been dream a come true and real value for money for the end user and for the investor who has gained his brand value. Our vision to provide quality community living and enhance the better living experience has been fulfilled.