TATA TISCON Raise Competition

  • PROJECT : RESIDENCE AT FARIDABAD
    • AREA OF PLOT –     500  YARDS
    • BUILT UP AREA –    EXISTING  = 1934  ft.              PROPOSED =1585 sq.ft.
  • THE SITE
  • Plotted sector of HUDA.
  • The topography of land is plain.

  • SCOPE OF WORK
  •  The existing  building was  set  at  the  rear of the  plot.
  • The proposed development  encompassed  providing a drawing room and  bedroom in the front along with  a bedroom on the first floor . The  clients also wanted to provide a small  one bed and hall  accommodation for renting purposes and a servants room  both with an independent access.
  • Provide an outlook to the building  that was cognizant with their sensibilities  & aspirations 
  • KEY DESIGN DECISIONS
  • Locate the proposed development on the front of first floor so as to complete the elevation of the building.
  • Since the clients  liked and identified with the aesthetics of Chandigarh residential architecture, the built form would be a composition of straight lines and interpenetration of cuboidal forms and the exterior of the building would be clad with brick tiles and slate borders.
  •  Pergolas used for the poetry of light and shade that they cast on the building and also to provide a layering of spaces from open to semi-open to closed. Also for highlighting the entrance to the building.

 

  • RESPONSE TO THE ENVIRONMENT
  • The existing palm trees were preserved.
  • The compound wall was designed with planters to add to the ambience .  
  • A rainwater harvesting system was installed.
  • ARCHITECT’S TAKE
    • Responsible architecture is responsive to the needs– physical, mental and spiritual of its user.
    • Adds value to his life , surroundings and environment by bettering his existing situation.

 

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