Architect – Hafeez Contractor
Area – 16.04 acres
Cost – 5.50 crores
Construction year – 2010-2012
The client required us to refurbish the open spaces of the property to lessen the impact of a newly build flyover in the front and an office complex coming up at the back, overlooking the swimming pool garden. The original design was done in the year 2000 by Mr. Kishore Pradhan & we started the refurbishment in 2011.
The approach was to have multilayered planting, both from top to downwards & from back to front, in order to create a sound & visual barrier. This also created a multi textured & multi colored foreground.
Along the curve of the drive way, columnar water features are designed, in between two existing royal palms to keep the rhythm. Another feature used is glass mirrors, reflecting the luxurious planting, to heighten the green effect.
The back space is designed to have a high arched fence with creepers at the edge so that the deck’s visually secluded from its surroundings. A large wooden pergola is designed with the free standing wooden Jali panels on its sides to create an outdoor room for pool parties.