In response to a very specific brief, this housing project has 336(each 112 nos.) apartments in eight buildings of 14 storeys each. Located on a plot of 36,136 sq.mt. in Surat city, India with a height limitation of 45 meters.
Planned in three different sizes these apartments of 195 (3bhk), 281 (4 bhk) & 350(5 bhk) sqmt are configured with large living spaces, bedrooms, a study & kitchen in them and every floor have common vegetable garden.
All the vehicular movement is restricted to the perimeter along with a basement car park generating 75% of the plot as vehicle free space. The apartments are planned to facilitate cross ventilation & are sheltered by large cantilevered decks that mitigate heat gain in response to the climate of the location.
Temperatures are in excess of 35 C for 8 months annually in Surat city. The large overhangs & outdoor decks to each apartment reduce heat gain whilst adding individual outdoor spaces The extensive landscaped space generated by the layout is planned with numerous sports facilities & different areas for different age groups.