The issue of privacy and independence was tackled with a different approach to the modern Indian family; two identical houses were designed which were joined together through balconies and a common compound area.
Traditionally, the Indian family system has been associated with that of a joint family; in recent times, that has changed with each unit that is a part of the joint setup developing a specific requirement of space and privacy. The client brief necessitated a house for two brothers, on two adjoining plots.
The problem was tackled with a different approach to the modern Indian family; two identical houses were designed which were joined together through balconies and a common compound area. This gave the two brothers independent houses to project their vision and maintain a connection between both spaces at the same time. With a unified facade, the two houses end up looking one. Open spaces and connection with nature has been incorporated at varied levels with two gardens in the front and back of the house. A take on modern Indian joint family living space, Twin house sets a precedent for Indian homes today.
We should be wrapping up our Ridge House Project in South Delhi early this year. Interior Finishing in the apartments is underway as the facade gets its final touches before getting a cleaning and a weatherproof sealant finish. The brick & kota stone exterior allows the building to adapt to the scale of the street while retaining a unique architectural identity
Wide Recognition for Anangpur Warehouse
Happy to report that have received wide recognition for the design of an automated warehouse in Anangpur, Faridabad. Much has been written about the sensitive use of brick and the high degree of energy efficiency achieved by the building. Click the link to see the latest of the spreads
Structural Work Complete at House 10
Structural work has completed on our radical low cost project, House 10. Aiming to complete the entire two storey building in under Rs.1000 per square foot, we are happy to report that as of now, we are on track to acheive that figure. Internal finishing has begun and the project should be ready for occupation by February.
On the Boards - Noida School
We are in the process of putting the final touches on a new project, a K-12 school in Noida. Designed around the need for natural light and ventilation in a environment that increasingly favours airconditioning, this new school will aim for an extremely low level of energy consumption - both during construction and the expected life-cyle of the building.
Century Overseas Approaches Completion
The pixellated facade and solar array is all that remains to be installed at the production facility of Century Overseas in Kirti Nagar. Interior Services are now complete and the building should be ready for occupation by March next year
Udyog Vihar Commercial Project
A dynamic curved facade is the central design element for a new commercial project in Udyog Vihar. A major departure from conventional envelope design, the undulating bands of aluminum cladding shade a continuous ribbon of curved glass that allows natural illumination for internal work spaces.
House 10 is now at Site
Designed to challenge conventional notions of making low cost buildings, this 1500SF home in Sector 56, Noida aims to acheive a finished cost of less than Rs. 1000 per square foot. This is while maintaining a green building strategies such as natural daylighting and ventilation, use of local materials and reuse of waste from other projects. At no point is overall aesthetic or function compromised, as the house needs to be a long term residence for a small family. More details soon.
New Commercial Project Breaks Ground
Demolition & excavation has commenced on a new 63000SF commercial project in Gurgaon. Located off NH2, the main highway leading to the satellite city, this project incorporates a flat slab structure to create the 12500SF plate on the upper floors. Principal structural work should complete by summer next year, with finishing expected within 15 months.