Client: Uppal Housing

Status: Built

Size: 4,30,000 sq ft | 5.4 acres

The project’s objective is to develop a new prototype for housing in Chandigarh as an entity to address issues of liveability, spatial configuration, environmental and social issues, while shifting away from the archetypal morphology of high specification  residential modules and equipment crammed into an undersized apartment. The client brief called for the generation of maximum built-up area for residential accommodation within the  imposed controls of 1.5 FAR with 40% ground coverage and most importantly to be able to stay within the height limit of 50 feet. The challenge was to be able to establish a model which would  achieve the high FAR requirements and yet construct an environment that is crucial for a residential development within the development controls of ground coverage and height.

Marble Arch, Chandigarh

Latest News
September 2016, Lecture
23rd September 2016: #StudioSession by Stefan Holst

Smart Step Session with Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Managing Partner & CEO Mr. Stefan Holst. Stefan leads Transsolar’s Munich team with his wide background in high-comfort, low-impact building concepts. This turned out to be a great learning opportunity to further our understanding of environmental design.

September 2016, Architizer
22nd September 2016: features Amarnath

"The brief was to re-design the pilgrimage by way of developing residential accommodation for the pilgrims and allied infrastructure facilities. The location of the site is in an avalanche-prone zone and the weather permits a very small window of only about 3 months each year is suitable for building activity."

September 2016, NDTV Prime
22nd September 2016:  NDTV Prime | Manit Rastogi

Are NGT orders against developers pushing the real estate sector into a chaos? Developers allege that no construction can begin without taking the green clearances from the competent authorities. NGT rulings, according to developers have made the buyers wary and have hit business badly. Who’s on the right? Catch Manit Rastogi ...