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Architecture | Multi Unit Housing

Excellenseaa 126 by Happy Homes

Sanjay Puri Architects


Project description

In response to a very specific brief, this housing project has 126 apartments in six buildings of 11 storeys each. Planned in three different sizes these apartments of 8000, 9000 & 10,000 sq ft are configured with large living spaces, 5 bedrooms, a study & a gym in them. Located on a plot of 29600 sqm in Surat city, India with a height limitation of 40 metres, the buildings are laid out along the site perimeter creating a large focal garden of 13000 sqm. All the vehicular movement is restricted to the perimeter along with a basement car park generating 80% of the plot as vehicle free space. The large landscaped area rises in angular planes revealing a partially sub terranean recreational club; with entertainment & sports facilities; that is sheltered from heat gain & simultaneously open to natural ventilation & light. The apartments are planned to facilitate cross ventilation & are sheltered by large cantilevered decks that mitigate heat gain in response to the climate of the location. Temperatures are in excess of 35°C for 8 months annually in Surat city. Extensive landscaping with trees, plants and water bodies help in passive cooling. The large overhangs & outdoor decks to each apartment reduce heat gain whilst adding individual outdoor spaces. Designed in response to the client’s brief, location of the site & the city’s climate, Excellenseaa 126 creates a micro environment that is sustainable.


Project details
Location:Surat, India
Studio NameSanjay Puri Architects
Lead designerMr. Sanjay Puri
Design teamMr. Kapil Merchant, Ms. Madhavi Belsare , Ms. Pooja Sampat
Photography creditsMr.Abhishek Shah
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