Interview with designer Ketan Jawdekar (KJ), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Level 12 Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge.

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Interview with Ketan Jawdekar at Friday 11th of April 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
KJ : Architecturally, we had designed the rooftop into split levels to accommodate a lap pool on terrace and a fitness center at the lower level. These Levels detailed out from the architectural design at the rooftop were to be utilized to create an intimate and charming dining experience to the guests. With twinkling stars above and a splendid view of the city from top, there was a concept emerged, less is more.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
KJ : Major Clientele being corporates from the neighboring IT and Industrial Hub, the owners wanted to create a specialty Indian restaurant apart from the various F&B outlets designed within the hotel. The key factor was to design an outlet, which will attract the local patrons as well. Taking advantage of the architectural design and utilizing space to its optimum was the main criteria while going back to the drawing board.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
KJ : Because of the space constraints, we had no choice but to place a lap pool on the rooftop. The owners and we as principal architects were not ready to loose out on the space around lap pool. Utilization of the space, which would generate more revenue for the hotel was to be thought of. At the height of 50 meters and being the first tallest structure in vicinity we thought of taking advantage of this scenic perspective. Requirement of an additional Restaurant was a perfect fit for this place.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
KJ : Hospitality design is a team work. We were appointed as principal Architects and Designers. Mr. Masafumi Sanada, director of M-Style inc. from Japan was appointed to design interior spaces in collaboration with us.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
KJ : Serving a perfect evening for the romantics Level 12 rooftop Indian restaurant gives the guests an aerial view of the city. Created to inspire and bring the guests to a delicious reverie in the company of moon and stars Level 12 offers a variety of moods that you can blend into. Level 12 is a perfect venue for the romantics and inspires a mood of love. Offering amazing visuals and fine music Level 12 is a place for those who want to enjoy a lovesome evening with their loved ones