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Salient Projects

|  Urban Design  |  Institutional  |  Residential  |  Commercial  |  Research  and Development  |  Green Building Design  |

|  Hospitality  |  Warehouses |  Social Infrastructure  |  Interior Design  |  Training   |  Laboratories  |  Industrial  |


Education Park at Bhikangaon

A Zero Energy school at Bhikangaon spread over 14 acres of land

Agrawal Residence

A 6500 sft residential bungalow design based on Vastu principles and sustainable technologies

Restaurant at Navi Mumbai

A lively and contemporary lounge bar at Navi Mumbai

IIT Indore

First zero energy structure  incorporating passive solar architecture at IIT Indore, Simrol campus

Mistry residence

Passive solar design of rowhouse on narrow plot at Indore incorporating daylighting, induced ventilation, stack effect, shading and appropriate window design

Mihirs Bedroom

Design of bedroom for recording artist and DJ at Navi Mumbai

Commercial cum Residential structure

Sustainable design of residential cum commercial structure in hot and dry climate at Nanded

Office Interiors at Mumbai

Interior design of office at Mumbai

School at Navi Mumbai

English and Marathi medium school at Navi Mumbai incorporating passive solar design

IGP Gulbarga

First public building in India to get coveted LEED gold rating. 30,000 sqft Inspector General of Police Headquarters at Gulbarga -  Consultancy for green building design. It incorporates innovative cooling towers for thermal comfort.

IT Complex Mumbai

Award winning Green Building Design for an IT Complex at Mumbai in association with NSC

publications

Co-author for First reference book for Energy Conscious Design in India in association with IIT-Bombay. Arcticles published in a number of well known journals, books and conferences




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Salient Features of Design

The understanding of the social and economic aspects of the project lead to varied solutions that complement design. A sensitive approach towards the environment helps to develop a new type of vernacular language in architecture that is comfortable, delightful as well as energy conscious. This is achieved through a continuous development of skills and rigorous research. The appropriate use of new tools has helped facilitate better design.

There is an old proverb that states:

"We have not inherited this earth from our forefathers; but have borrowed it from our children"

The focus in all our projects is on context sensitive and sustainable design.

Green design of housing at Bhikangaon

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle

Sustainable Design

The last few years has witnessed a growing concern for the environment and the future of mankind. Climate change, global warming, sustainable buildings and carbon emissions have become increasingly important considerations in our daily life.

In this context, adoption of sustainable technologies in residential and commercial projects has become necessary to conserve the finite resources of our world. This also serves to protect the environment and ensure our well being.

Training and Residential Project

A well designed building is not only more comfortable but also less expensive to run and maintain. Further, by employing appropriate technologies and design the cost of the building can actually be brought down without affecting the aesthetics. 

Passive Solar Design of School at Navi Mumbai

We have been working in the field of green building design for more than fifteen years. It has been found that using this technology can help in achieving more comfortable interior spaces, energy conservation, efficient resource management and global brand recognition to the developer.

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Basic Understanding

Sustainable design involves the principles of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. These can be broadly categorised as follows:

Reduce:

    Impact on environment, Energy consumption, Resource utilisation, Dependence on conventional energy sources

Reuse:

    Rainfall harvesting, Recover energy, Materials

Recycle:

    Waste management, Water management, Materials

A number of technologies can be adopted to ensure sustainability. They include site erosion control, native landscaping, pollution control, passive solar architecture, energy efficient appliances, water and waste management, and renewable energy.

Green building technologies for Office Complex in South India
A framework to apply these technologies is available in the form of LEED (promoted by IGBC) and TERI-Griha in India.These tools can also be used to rate the sustainability of a project. Promotion of energy conservation is enforced by the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) of India. The cost of a sustainable project is likely to go up by about 5-8%. However, the cost can be controlled by using locally available materials and labour, low cost construction technologies like filler slabs and rat trap bond walls, and adoption of passive solar architecture to reduce dependence on conventional cooling and heating methods. The payback period ranges from 2 to 6 years depending on the technologies adopted.

Thermal and Lighting Analysis of Office building in South India

Running costs in terms of energy can be reduced by upto 50% compared to a typical fully glazed building. Water management can easily reduce consumption of fresh water by about 30%. In commercial buildings thesetechniques can lead to lower operating costs and thus higher profits.

This makes economic sense, as well as a commitment to social responsibility


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