Studios 90

Studios 90

Architect
Sanjay Puri Architects
Location
Kodla, Karnataka, India | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Apartments
Ricken Desai
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
PaintsAsian Paints
TilesKajaria
TilesSimpolo
TilesSomany Ceramics Limited
Wooden DoorsVEVIJ

Product Spec Sheet
Paints
Tiles
by Kajaria
Tiles
by Simpolo
Wooden Doors
by VEVIJ

STUDIOS 90

Sanjay Puri Architects as Architects

A composition of coloured cuboids create this sculptural residential project.

The brief for these mid-rise buildings was to create studio apartments, a hostel & a guest house on the perimeter of a housing project for a residential township, to house the working people of a new cement plant.

photo_credit Ricken Desai
Ricken Desai

Angularly stepped in the layout, each of the rooms are oriented towards the north in response to the hot climate of Kodla , Karnataka in India. Temperatures exceed 35°C for 8 months of the year in this region.

Based on the brief, 18 studio apartments, 54 hostel rooms and 18 guest house rooms are created in 4 & 5 level buildings facing large landscaped areas & a large playground on the north east.

Common facilities including a cafeteria , games room, lounge & gym are housed at the ground level.

photo_credit Ricken Desai
Ricken Desai

Rooms opening into sheltered north facing balconies occupy the upper floors.

Indian culture is known for its vivid use of color in traditional crafts, festivities & clothing. India is the only country that celebrates Holi, a festival of colour annually.

3 of these vivid primary colors – red, blue and yellow highlight the cantilevered balconies to each room creating an identity & simultaneously enhancing the sculptural look of the buildings.

Built economically with emphasis on natural ventilation & natural sunlight, the buildings are very energy efficient.

photo_credit Ricken Desai
Ricken Desai

Fly ash brick walls, water recycling, rain water harvesting, north orientation, sheltered outdoor spaces to reduce heat gain render the design sustainable.  The entire electrical energy required is harnessed from the residual energy generated in the cement plant nearby.

Studios 90 is a simple, energy efficient residential building that responds to its site, the climate of the location & alludes to the culture &  social aspects of the users.

photo_credit Ricken Desai
Ricken Desai

Team:

Client, Main Contractor & Fabricator: Shree Cement Ltd

Architects: Sanjay Puri Architects

Lead architect: Sanjay Puri

Design Team: Prasenjit Debnath, Aditya Adep  

MEP : Seed Consultants, Dubai
RCC :
Vijaytech Consultants, Jaipur 

Photographer: Ricken Desai

photo_credit Ricken Desai
Ricken Desai

Materials Used:

Facade cladding: Sand finished cement-sand plaster
Flooring: Vitrified tiles 
Doors: Prefabricated Engineered wooden doors
Windows: Aluminum sliding windows
Roofing: RCC          
Interior lighting: LED           
Interior furniture: Custom made of wood and plywood with laminate finish. 

photo_credit Ricken Desai
Ricken Desai

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