Awakening By The Pool by The Crossboundaries
A client brief that wanted something out of the box became a challenge cherished by the designers at Studio Crossboundaries.
Inevitably, the interior was conceptualized to highlight the raw materials in its original form, texture and color. A notion that effectively fuses raw identity and technical tenacity along with aesthetic sensibility. By using the industrial features and combined them with clear geometry and raw materials like bricks, concrete, MS and wood to create a natural look. Further added some colorful furniture and art pieces and lighting grid solutions, to balance the visual consistency of space.
The concept was to highlight the raw materials in its original form, texture and color.The space is composed of all natural and earthy materials like the polished concrete grey floor.The exposed brick walls which envelopes the space from inside, the natural wood furniture units revealing its natural form of veins and texture play, creating an ever changing pattern of light throughout the day. Making it a unique experience to be in the space at different times of the day and finally, the greens and swimming pool surrounding the space.
Filled with light and air, the en-suite bathrooms juxtapose polished cement and whites. The goal of the design was to create a clean interior without decorative overkills. Every centimeter of space was thoughtfully designed and executed on site.
As you enter this plush apartment, the first visual clue in the Foyer is a free standing display unit that is paired up with metal and wood which acts as a partition as well as display shelves. The Tan leather sofa, a very outdoorsy and modern country style piece was custom designed, introduces a pop of color into the living room. A few splashes of other colors also creep into the design in the form of Pale avocado Lounge chair and large sized green checkered rug. Exposed
Brick wall paneling which is a backdrop for TV unit. It also has a wooden ledge for keeping things which further acts as a detail.
A kitchen runs along one side of the space with white cabinets, Wooden counter Top and smart appliances, surround the exposed red brickwork, while a contrasting white Island counter is positioned in front. The open kitchen is the focal point of the space; it unfolds on the dining area along with outdoor lounge / bar area. The dining space consists of an elegant wooden table along with multi colored chairs and contemporary white metal hanging lights over it.
The dining area opens out to the outdoor lounge which has a low sofa seating area with a bar counter supporting it on the side. The wooden bar storage is suspended from the ceiling by hanging metal rods. The customized metal bar stools gives an alluring look to the whole. With indoor bar area along with the water feature this apartment showcases luxury amenities for an upscale lifestyle.
To add some more drama, a customized human sculpture was designed that stands by the edge of the pool. The Awakening, by the pool is a human sculpture conceptualized with a thought to receive positive vibes. As the dusk appears, the human sculpture reflects itself in the pool multiplying the height. The 6' high sculpture has been sculpted in clay and casted in fiber and painted rustic blue wash finish. The pool ledge has been specifically designed for the dog who now uses and sun bathes for the same. The polished grey concrete floor merges well with the blue terrazzo in the pool.
The master suite flaunts a wooden king size bed in the center, that has been set against a leather headboard, which in turn is backed by a wooden louvered wall paneling and mirrors, which engulfed an entire wall. It also opens out to the attached bathroom which consists of a couple wardrobes, Bathtub and an elegant counter which is casted in concrete with his and her basin layered on the top.
Another bedroom is simple and elegant with a vast view of the city behind the bed back and a pool view from the side. The light wall color contrast well with minimal bed design and wooden Patti framing acting as a headboard with large chic cushions, along with wooden side seating that mimics side tables giving a finished look to it.
The pool has been specifically kept for the dog who now uses and sun bathes by the ledge specifically designed for him. A ledge has been kept which has a space for the dog to rest in the water. The ledge has been designed keeping in mind the proportions of the Awakening, by the pool is a human sculpture conceptualized with a thought to receive positive vibes. The human faces upwards allowing open ideas and positive vibes to drive in...
As the dusk appears the human sculpture reflects itself in the pool multiplying the height. The 6' high sculpture has been sculpted in clay and casted in fiber and painted rustic blue.
The air conditioning system is very centralized system where the piping hides away resting on exposed GI Matt black cable trays. The perforated Matt black trays runs parallel to the beams adding length (linearity) to the space and also adding to the industrial language of the overall theme.
Project Name: Awakening By The Pool
Project Architect: The Crossboundaries
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_crossboundaries/ Location: Vadodara, Gujarat, India Design Team: Sanket Prajapati, Vijay Dhabi, Priyank Mistry, Hardik Dholu, Urvi Velani, Shailesh Boghani & Harsh Boghani Client: Mr.Amit Sanghvi Photography: Sebastian Zachariah & Ira Gosalia - Photographix