M.D.’s Sapphire – Sky Lounge, Nashik by Dhananjay Mahale

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This rooftop lounge in Nashik, designed by Architect Dhananjay Mahale, taps into an inexhaustible visual resource as a source of inspiration – the sky

The Sapphire Sky Lounge, near Chai Tapri College Road, has been designed with a distinctly arboreal aesthetic. The lounge has a central raised deck with wooden pergola s overhead, creating small pockets of space within the open platform with potted plants and earthen urns.

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On the lowered peripheral strip around the deck are tables for smaller gatherings, essentially providing private spaces for lone diners and couples without the customary physical barriers. The lounge has a rather high glass parapet, providing enclosure without any visual hindrance, the interrupted vista being the primary allure of the lounge.

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The Layout

In stark counterpoint to the use of natural materials like wood and pebbles are the straight lines and minimalistic furniture in the seating space, creating a delicate balance, topped off by the vast expanse of sky acting as a vibrant ceiling to this space.

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Text: Anupriya Saraswat
Design Team: Dhananjay Mahale, Sheetal Balte,Suhani Abaad
Photography: Ram Pawar, Nashik.
Enginner : Pankaj Rakibe

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