Park View spa

Park View spa

Housing
Gurgaon, India - Build completed in 2013

Park View spa

Design Forum International as Architects

The underlying thought to the design is to have open spaces around buildings than the other way around, like it so often happens. The master planning focused on the aspect of greens interweaving around the built-form, meandering in shape and treatment but present nevertheless so that the user never feels out of touch with the nature. The resultant green spaces have thereafter been molded and adapted to suit the various uses that a large condominium project needs and demands.


Very often in the pursuit of combining open spaces one tends to concentrate the built-forms, it was a special and conscious effort to not allow that “wall” effect to happen, not only because it is over-bearing and mammoth but it also adversely affects the growth of vegetation in the enclosed open spaces. The clusters are designed to facilitate adequate sun and cross ventilation to the apartments, which themselves are mostly three side open, allowing expansive views of the greens within the site as well as predominantly low-rise neighborhood of Malibu Towne and Sector 47 that these towers fall adjacent to. The units are linear, certainly on account of the need to keep them so to facilitate minimum obstruction to other apartments on the same floor, as much to allow for the public, semi-public and private spaces hierarchy to happen. Built in the Sector 47 of Gurgaon, the project epitomizes luxury in residential spaces. The theme is contemporary, the treatment meticulous. Materials snugly fit with each other to create the ambience of unmitigated finesse and style. Spa or Sanus Per Aquam means ''Health through Water ". The intent was to create “Vertical habitats “ in synergy with the Elements of SUN , AIR and WATER. Sunrise view, sunset view, flowing breeze through the cross ventilated habitats, treated water bodies and pool create habitats close to nature. The same is physically manifested in 5 simple promises..


1. All Homes - Three side open 2. All Homes - Sun Facing (Seeing either Sun rise, Sun set or both) 3. All Homes - green facing & pool facing 4. All Homes - Slim and linear with the living and dining room acting as a cross ventilating lung open on two opposite ends . 5. All homes - With long wrap around balconies and a verandah for an enriching outdoorsy experience. All central Greens are sun facing. It has been achieved by ensuring there are no wall like towers on the south side. Also a great deal of emphasis has been laid on pedestrian safety by segregating vehicular and pedestrian movements. There's a sports corridor that houses all essential outdoor sports facilities like tennis, basket ball, volley ball, cricket practice pitch, skating ring, tot lots .etc. Two of the low rise structures - the club and convenient shopping have been cleverly covered as earth sheltered green structures. Apart from the regular green building interventions that are mandatory as per the MOEF norms like STP, rain water harvesting, solar lighting for common areas, dual flushing systems etc.


Some salient features of the design are:


• Cross ventilated apartments. • 3 side open apartments. • Morning & evening sun visible from most of the flats. • All apartments are garden, pool and clubhouse facing. • Green top club with high end facilities. • Separate entry for formal and informal area within the unit from the vestibule. • Adequate covered parking for all apartments. • 4-5 bedroom penthouses with separate terrace & relaxing pool. • Kids play area visible from the towers in a secured zone • Ramps located at the entrance ensure less surface vehicular traffic. • Vehicular traffic constrained to the periphery of the site, keeping the interiors pedestrian friendly. • Three layers of security. • Exquisite greens interspersed with water features.

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