In this article, we present the concept and construction highlights for a contemporary penthouse designed to meet the requirements of Mr. Joseph.
Located in Trivandrum, this 2690 sq. ft. penthouse offers a modern and spacious living space, adhering to Vastu principles while ensuring ample natural light and ventilation.
Contemporary Penthouse Design for Mr. Joseph
The primary objective for this project was to create a contemporary penthouse that features three bedrooms and a private family room.
The design prioritizes the infusion of natural light and fresh air throughout the space. To achieve this, special attention was given to the following elements:
- Staircase Block: The staircase block was strategically elevated to prevent the entry of hot air into the living areas.
- Air Vents: Beneath the penthouse, air vents were incorporated to facilitate constant air circulation, maintaining a comfortable indoor environment.
- Vertical Garden: An attractive vertical garden was added to the open terrace, enhancing the overall aesthetics and contributing to the eco-friendliness of the design.
- Outdoor Seating: To maximize the use of available space, outdoor seating areas were included, providing a serene environment for relaxation.
The construction employed a pile foundation and utilized cement solid block masonry, which was expertly plastered with cement for a durable finish.
The flooring material chosen for the entire villa was vitrified tiles measuring 600×600, excluding the kitchen and work area, which featured vitrified tile flooring of 400 x 400 size.
The kitchen counters were designed with granite tops, complemented by ceramic tile dado up to 2 feet. Additionally, a single-bowl sink with a drain board was installed.
For the bathrooms, both ceramic tile flooring and wall tiles extending up to the ceiling were utilized. Wall-mounted sanitary wares from reputable brands such as Parryware/Cera or equivalent were installed, along with CP bath fittings from Cera/Hindware or equivalent.
Concealed plumbing with PVC pipes was employed, and provisions were made for geysers, hot and cold mixers with showers, and exhaust fans.
The electrical system comprises a 3-phase power supply with concealed wiring in PVC conduits, all controlled by ELCB and MCB for safety. Modular switches from Legrand/Crabtree or equivalent were used, along with wiring cables from Finolex or equivalent.
Lighting and plug points were strategically placed, with two lights, two plugs, and one fan point in the living, bedroom, and dining rooms. Bathrooms received one light point each, while the kitchen was equipped with plug points for the fridge, washing machine, and mixer/grinder.
Doors & Windows
The main door, made of teak wood, measures 1 meter in width. For interior doors, moulded panel doors were chosen. The windows were crafted from hardwood and featured M.S. grills and glazed shutters. Fibre doors of varying widths (90 cm and 75 cm) were installed for the toilets.
Internal walls and ceilings were painted with emulsion paint and finished with putty for a polished look. External walls were protected with weather shields or equivalent paint for long-lasting durability.
In conclusion, this contemporary penthouse for Mr. Joseph in Trivandrum combines modern design principles with functionality, ensuring a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing living space that aligns with Vastu guidelines.
The choice of materials and construction techniques employed in this project exemplify quality and durability.