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Summer Palm in Faridabad, India by Design Forum International

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Article source: Epistle communication 

Affordable housing is the buzzword today. With the urban population growth at the current rate; almost 60% of India would be living in urban agglomerations in the next two decades. However, affordable remains an oft-used, yet still not understood concept for most.

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  • Architects: Design Forum International
  • Project: Summer Palm
  • Location: Sector 86, Faridabad, Haryana, India
  • Name of Client: Umang Realtech Pvt. Ltd
  • Principal Architect: Mr. Anand Sharma
  • Design Team: Girish C. Joshi, Shamim Khan, Dilvir Singh, Aarti, Rakesh Sharma
  • Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 53782.72 sqm.  578917.22sqft.
  • Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 110920.45 sqm.  1193947.73 sqft.
  • Start Date: July-2008
  • Completion Date: May-2013

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Nivim House in Goa, India by architecture R/T

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: architecture R/T

Nivim is Goa’s first Gold rated green building certified by the IGBC – Indian Green Building Council in October 2013. It sits on a 1025 square meter property on a hill in a sleepy village in Goa. Before construction, the site had 14 fully mature trees- two jackfruit trees, one mango tree, two tamarind trees and one telful tree. The design of the house incorporates all these existing trees. Two trees in particular were located right in the center of the property and one of them rises up almost 15 meters.

Image Courtesy © Bharat Ramamrutham.

  • Architects: architecture R/T
  • Project: Nivim House
  • Location: Goa, India
  • Photography: Bharat Ramamrutham.
  • Software used: sketch up

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Elathur House in Kerala, India by Playgroup Studio

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Playgroup Studio

The primary challenge was to retain an existing house on the site and build a complete new structure over it while retaining the basic functionality of the original structure. The new building was designed on a completely distinct set of circular columns which were placed strategically to avoid the existing walls and foundations. The new structure, aligned at an angle, floats over the lower structure. Roof of the existing structure was demolished and the space between the new and old structure was sealed with continuous frameless glass panes, maintaining the individuality of the two structures. The old structure was stripped off its plaster and the original large laterite stones revealed.

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  • Architects: Playgroup Studio
  • Project: Elathur House
  • Location: Calicut, Kerala, India
  • Lead Architects: Harsh Patel
  • Photography: Esha Daftari
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Basil Thomas (Structural Engineer), Rajeev (Project Manager), Karan Gajjar, Aman Amin, Albert Rajkumar, Abhirami Murali, Dennis Peter
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 4,000 sqft
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Botanica in New Delhi, India by Design Forum International (DFI)

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: epistle Communications

Amidst the urban residential potpourri of South Delhi, with apartments and plotted developments occupying and maximizing literally every square footage of space available, Botanica attempts to create a landmark development within the contemporary residential building typology by creating spacious, high-on-luxury, three-side open apartments in the heart of Delhi. Through its scale, massing and materiality, Botanica aims to create a distinguished architectural character, conceiving an identity for itself as a boutique bio-luxury development, whilst providing spacious and functionally efficient environs for its residents.

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  • Architects: Design Forum International (DFI)
  • Project: Botanica
  • Location: Niti Bagh, New Delhi, India
  • Client: Aero Developers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Principal Architect: Goonmeet Singh Chauhan
  • Design Team: Girish, Ruchi, Vikas Sharma, Farooq, Sanatomba, Nishant
  • Consultants: 
    • Structural: BMSF Design Consultants, New Delhi
    • Mechanical: Paradise consultants
    • Electrical: Paradise consultants
    • Civil: Numex Techbuild Pvt. Ltd.
    • Landscape: Habitat Design
    • HVAC: Reagan Refrigeration
    • Lighting: Manjuman Lighting Solutions
    • Façade: Hyphen System Pvt. Ltd.

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Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Goa, India by architecture R/T

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: architecture R/T

The chapel bears no resemblance to others in the locality, yet has a deep rooted connection to its location. The building with natural stone textures blends well with the surrounding vegetation and complements the hill slope on which it abuts. The natural stone backdrop provides a divine setting, bathed in natural light, to the prayer hall. Other than the flat portion of the site where the old demolished chapel was sited, the rest of the area including the hill slope and the hill top beyond was replete with wild vegetation and teak trees that has been left more or less undisturbed. The chapel has been built in the most environment friendly manner.

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  • Architects: architecture R/T
  • Project: Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
  • Location: Mashem-Canacona, Goa, India
  • Software used: sketchUp

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Dakshineswar Sky Walk in Kolkata, India by Design Forum International

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Design Forum International

Kolkata is the city which is home to some of the most revered places of worship of Hinduism, the seat of divine female power, Shakti, the “Dakshineswar Kali temple”. Located on the banks of Ganges at the northern tip of the metropolis, this place of worship was originally built by Rani Rashmoni.

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  • Architects: Design Forum International
  • Project: Dakshineswar Sky Walk
  • Location: Kolkata, India
  • Client: Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority
  • Executing agency: Adhunik Infrastructure Pvt Ltd
  • Principal Architect: Anand Sharma
  • Design Team: Navin Singh, Abhishek Sinha
  • Area: 380 M long and 10.5 M wide
  • Start Date: June 2016
  • Completion Date: September 2017

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Bonochhaya Experience Centre in West Bengal, India by Abin Design Studio

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: Abin Design Studio

‘Bonochhaya’ is an exclusive housing project themed around the heritage of Shantiniketan, which as a place, is a tribute to the legacy of Rabindranath Tagore. It is a project for a luxury retreat with a rural, nature-inspired flavour.

Built as the client Interaction zone for ‘Bonochhaya’, the experience centre for this development is designed to bring out all these aspects and more. It consists all essential functions of meeting spaces, presentation areas, discussion zones, set in the environment showcasing the local flavour as a unique selling feature of the project.

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  • ArchitectsAbin Design Studio
  • Project: Bonochhaya Experience Centre
  • Location: Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India
  • Photography: Ravi Kanade
  • Design Team: Abin Chaudhuri, Poorvi Dugar Ajmera, Angshujit Mazumder
  • Project Area: 2585 sft
  • Completion of Project: March, 2016

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NP House (Dinesh Mill Bunglow) in Vadodara, India by Atelier Design N Domain

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Atelier Design N Domain 

To build a minimalist house with simple clean lines, uncluttered geometry, fluid, transparent spaces where the interiors and exteriors blend into each other in an attempt to keep the user constantly in touch with the outdoors.

The site with thriving greenery was located just outside vadodara city. The brief was very clear – to design a contemporary house for this family of three and their support staff meeting their functional requirements. The challenge of the site really lay in preserving the natural vegetation that abounded on the plot. The planning went through several iterations in a bid to preserve as many of the trees on site as possible.

Image Courtesy © Sebastian Zachariah

  • Architects: Atelier Design N Domain
  • Project: NP House (Dinesh Mill Bunglow)
  • Location: Vadodara, India
  • Photography: Sebastian Zachariah
  • Partners: Ar Anand Menon and Ar Shobhan Kothari
  • Area: 6000 sqft
  • Completion year: 2010

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The Apex House in Ratlam, India by Design Buro Architects

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: Design Buro Architects

From making huts of two fold paper in childhood to buildings in the public realm, architecture has been always been all around us in one form or another. The Apex is an approach to residential architecture from basics to the modern. The triangular form with the conventional notion of a home in the country has been converted into an elegant structure that houses the living spaces within.

Image Courtesy © Aman Sonel

  • Architects: Design Buro Architects
  • Project: The Apex House
  • Location: ‎Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Photography: Aman Sonel
  • Lead Architects: Navendu Shrivastava
  • Structural Consultants: Design Buro Architects
  • Site Area: 3172 sqm
  • Gross Built Area: 746 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2014

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Adobe Campus in Noida, India by SWBI Architects Pvt. Ltd

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: Epistle Communications

Planned to be the Research and Development center for Adobe Systems, an American multinational computer software company headquartered in California, United States, the campus is conceived as a highly utilitarian and functionality-driven office. The brief was to plan a world class Campus for over 2000 IT professionals in an energy efficient sustainable Office space.

Image Courtesy © Kapil Kamra

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  • Architects: SWBI Architects Pvt. Ltd
  • Project: Adobe Campus
  • Location: Sector 132, Noida, India
  • Photography: Kapil Kamra
  • Name of Client’s Firm: ADOBE SYSTEMS PVT. LTD
  • Design Team: Sanjay Wadhwa
  • Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 7 acres land – 28,322 sqm
  • Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 7,25,000 SF or 67354.7 SQM
  • Start Date: 2012
  • Completion Date: 30 June 2015

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