Project: Peak House
Architect: Architect Aum
Location: Malad, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area: 3,750 sf
Photo by: Prashant Bhat
Pinnacle House by Aum Architects
Reaching the peak of perfection Ar Manish Dikshit and his team at Aum Architects added another feather to their hat – the Pinnacle House. Rolling over 3750 sq.ft, this duplex bedroom is the perfect composition of what dreams are made of. Adhere to its characteristics of a modern but minimalist design approach, Ar. Manish Dikshit once again used its irrevocable appeal and revolutionized the landscape.
Clients want to enlarge the breadth of a four-bedroom duplex apartment that gives unlimited and distinct appeal, making it aesthetic. The four bedroom duplex consists of a lobby entrance, bar, dining room, living room, kitchen and guest bedroom with a large balcony for the living room & the guest bedroom has beautiful outdoor views. Located on the top floor of Kalpataru Pinnacle in Malad, clients insist on making space that has the minimum amount of obstacles, making the house feel unlimited.
Designing this place according to its true potential, every aspect of the house is conceptualized by keeping in mind the short clients. The luxury apartment is divided into one main bedroom, two bedrooms intended for children and one guest room. Following the latest trends, children’s bedrooms have been mocked in themes that reflect their personalities. Carefully designed, the entire house has an eloquent yet extraordinary decoration. Peaceful yet modernist decor paints a picture of order and uniformity. Another interesting feature of this penthouse is its ‘height’, and as a focal point the pragmatic design scheme has survived.
All penthouses have an eclectic design arrangement. Although each room is dominated by style; the same thing has been adapted to develop according to the user.
Articulated to illustrate the breathtaking view, the entrance lobby has provided a luxurious look using Michelangelo’s marble. The same marble has been innovatively implied on different surfaces such as doors and all vertical surfaces. Leave no stone unturned to penetrate specially made mosaics in the same marble, metal inlay and the use of wood rafters are some elements that have been widely used.
The living room is divided into an informal lobby space and dense tropical leaves have been installed along the staircase wall on the right. A diagonal pattern has been created on the floor to visually separate this area. At the edges, four fluted glass panels framed in MS frames have been placed emitting a touch of glamor to the entire arrangement. The addition of pearl inlay on the edge of the patterned floor increases the chic factor by many people. The chesterfield sofa in this lobby room perfectly complements the green facing it. To keep the floor pattern in sync with the furniture, a glass center table has been awarded which reinforces the overall aesthetic value of the space.
The key is in small details and that is what completes & makes a timeless design. Following this aspect, a small niche in the corner has been converted into a bar.
The formal living room consists of a seating area and a dining room. An extraordinary feature of this dining room is the vault ceiling. The stunning dining table is the star attraction which is further coupled with a tropical background. The silhouette of a tropical forest implanted in the background adds to the formulation as an element of surprise. Real-scale antelopes that lie between forests peering through partitions symbolize elegance, high energy levels, communication, and wisdom. The high double voids facing the breakfast table on the lower level have been coated with diamond-shaped wooden pieces. Creative consoles, mesh chairs and bookshelves astound and illustrate architectural details.
Seating in the living room is more on the minimal line with the inclusion of subtle modernity. Rust orange sofa (sewing only) with black & white striped carpet forms the base of this seat. A long window opening to the balcony forms the extension of the living room. Specially made units sit on opposite sides of the seating area; this is finished in botticino marble and mirrors. The balcony has been compacted to be wrapped in a rustic ACP panel.
Floor to ceiling windows in most rooms add to its beauty, more highlighted through linear furniture designs and panels. Cross ventilation and natural light filtering have enriched the house with shady elements that produce an animated space with shifting sunlight throughout the day. The main bedroom and children’s bedroom have been placed at the top while the lower floor has a formal and informal living room, a kitchen and a living room.
Further pursuing a tropical theme, the master bedroom has been designed with many colored accents. Focus walls are painted in a citron color with diagonal ribbons painted in lighter tones. Rich South American inspiration thanks to the marble floor ‘black marquina’ has been used to make a real impact. Wrapped in suede leather, the bed has a back light panel. For further enjoyment, leather armchairs and coffee tables are placed in the room, providing a luxurious experience. Capturing the attention of residents, wire lights and wall art adorn the walls of the room.
Initiatives to meet client needs are taken even further when designing children’s bedrooms. The men’s bedroom is very inspired by science fiction and technology. ‘Steampunk’, a science-fiction and fantasy subgenre that combines technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machines is kept behind. Hexagonal hanging sheets on the ceiling help to become a prominent feature of this spectacular home. Also for girls’ rooms, a relatively unique concept is applied. ‘French Riviera’ – the Mediterranean coastline in the southeast corner of France is where all inspiration comes from. Brick painted wall elements with rustic veneers used give a fresh & fresh impression, reflecting the theme perfectly.
The guest bedroom has a large balcony which gives an incredible view. This is an added bonus for customers because the amazing view adds an element of sensation in the house. Living deep in space, we see that the puja room is implanted with hand carved jaali sandstone, giving an enticing vibe with a hint of traditional touch, making for a peaceful & spiritual space.
Pinnacle’s house remained true to his name as he revealed the amazing experience only experienced at its peak, thus illustrating the architectural wonders.
Project descriptions and images provided by Architect Aum