bavla, gujarat 2000
in collaboration with pranav raiji, saptak patel, sangram parmar
Contemporary aesthetics and a classic look keep in mind the cardinal directions with four different facades responding to four different climatic conditions.
In essence, this corporate house is a glass cube. Activities happen within the glass, and without it, five facades work to protect it from the elements, shading it fiercely from south and west, opening it from north and east, and covering it from top with a tensile roof. When air conditioned, the system uses excess steam from the pharmaceutical plant of the same campus. Otherwise it is a naturally ventilated, naturally shaded glass cube within the screen, and under a tensile roof.