We are pleased to announce that Cracknell have been declared the Winner in the Architect & Interiors India Design Awards for the Landscape Project – Architecture Category for our design work on the wonderful Kalpataru Solitaire Project in Mumbai. We are very honoured to be recognised and appreciate the opportunity to be part of such a fantastic project.
Kalpataru Solitaire, a luxury residence set in the upscale neighborhood of Juhu in Mumbai, is an exclusive development that defines contemporary living. Cracknell undertook the landscape design with the challenge of providing all the required comforts within a challenging sized plot. The design approach was a minimalist contemporary style that compliments the architecture, with subtle variations within the hardscape material and the use of the planting as a contrasting backdrop.
The arrival experience is framed by lush planting while minimalist paving creates a seamless visual connection of shared movement to the residence entrance. A decorative stone-patterned wall and water feature create an elegant backdrop with verdant layered planting for residents and visitors to enjoy upon arrival and departure.
Once inside, the pool terrace caters to the whole family providing both a larger pool alongside a smaller children’s pool. Surrounded by lush tropical planting, the finessed quality of moving water from the infinity edge provides attractive views and a feeling of being in a peaceful enclosure.
Recreation opportunities are not limited to the pool, and include a kid’s play area, space for exercise and a party terrace. Informal pathways framed by vibrant vegetation provide an opportunity to stroll around the building edges where residents may find all the amenities necessary to enjoy a healthy lifestyle outdoors.
Rather than leave the roof as a leftover space for engineering purposes, Cracknell thoughtfully designed this area to be a tranquil sanctuary. Whether for communal gathering, parties and events or simply for a chance to enjoy spectacular views of the city, the rooftop terrace offers an added flexible space to the residence with secret gardens and outdoor rooms providing ample opportunities for relaxation and fun for residents to enjoy.