SNDT university for women runs a rural research project and was given land to set up a women’s training centre at Kolak village, South Gujarat. The design is a shining example of eco-sensitivity using alternate building materials and technology. It was built in 1989 much before sustainability become a fashionable buzzword.
A charitable organization caring for destitute and abandoned persons decided to have their own medical facility. The idea grew in to a 200 bed hospital spread over six floors.
Centre for HKIDB (Hellen Keller institute for deaf and deaf blind) at Markewadi. Both the visually impaired and the sighted rely on information and architectural cues to navigate the built environment. Special needs of these children are kept in mind while designing the structure. The layout is simple with easy accessibility and minimum barriers or level changes.
A compact 3 bedroom house on a 2 acre plot near Karjat uses local materials effectively. The courtyard theme running through our houses is continued for this one too.The L-shaped plot is neatly segregated into functional space and recreational space by the house located at the corner. The peripheral walkway surrounding the lawn and fruit trees grove is punctuated by recreational features.
This three bed room farm house is located on four acre riverfront property. With this, began our quest for a vocabulary which truly reflects Indian design.
A six acre farm with scenic views and lush greenery in Alibaug is the site for this vacation house. It is designed in the organic tradition to harmonize with the unique environment. The site was a delightful combination of rocky slopes, terraced paddy fields and grand old trees. Nature in its myriad beauty was abundant and varied. The house was placed strategically to avoid disturbing this balance and two distinct types of landscape generated. The house has its own low boundary containing the formal garden and stepping down from it is the formal lawn for entertaining on a grand scale. This covers barely 2 acres of the site. Beyond this polished landscape treatment, the approach is to preserve the natural rustic feel authentically. With minimum intervention, a play area and raised gazebo has been created within the woods. Large mango trees are spread all over the site and give a unifying character to it. The seasonal stream was cleaned up and beautified to become a perennially attractive feature.
Designed for a pharmaceutical equipment manufacturer, this building houses its entire operations. The central courtyard transforms this structure from inside giving it a vibrancy and openness.
A hotel apartments project with conference facility, restaurant and health club will be the first high-rise structure in Kisumu county of Kenya. The colonial vocabulary of this landmark building also features landscaped gardens, unrestricted views of the city and Lake Victoria amid tight security and luxurious amenities.
A disaster recovery site adhering to Tier III compliance. This involved advanced structural engineering and complex services within this aesthetically designed building. We were responsible for the complete solution, architecture, engineering, services, interiors and landscape.
A mixed use commercial building on the arterial Links Road in Mombasa is given an iconic design. Planned as two superimposed structures placed perpendicular to each other, it creates a covered feature for use as public space. An amphitheater, open-air art gallery and outdoor dining evoke the sense of plaza architecture at its best. The modular plan allows for offices of flexible sizes with en-suite facilities.