Client: Rohtas

Status: Built

Size: 7,00,000 sq ft | 5 acres

The main determinant of the morphology of this project was this very site condition; it helped provide an opportunity for the building to be placed centrally instead of a perimeter block. This also resulted in the creation of four large quadrants which further provided the opportunity for defining different uses in these areas. One of the other determinants was the incorporation of a commercial block which required the residential/commercial movement to be segregated. The detailed solar study analysis helped in the formulation of usage of these quadrants; the one in shade during afternoons was selected for the children’s play areas and the one that received winter evening sun was chosen for the swimming pool. Another quadrant was chosen for the main recreational garden and the fourth for an elevated activity area. A playful, random placement of these on the elevation results in a unique apartment block which allows for the expression of the small individual components of housing but controlled in a larger urban framework. The environmental conditions of the apartments from the inside have been catered to by planning only double aspect apartments.

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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: Architizer.com 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 ...