An Commercial Project in Pondicherry with scope of Architectural Design, Structural Design, Interior Design, Sustainability Engineering – strategies for water, waste, energy
Mr & Mrs. Doshi
Architectural Design, Structural Design, Interior Design, Sustainability Engineering – strategies for water, waste, energy.
The client is a couple based in Pondicherry. The wife is a Montessori material manufacturer and husband is an artist in different mediums – acrylic, oil on canvas, paper and stone. They needed a workspace consisting of an office, art studio, workshop, pantry and open terraces for evening gatherings.
The plot was surrounded by lush greenery on all sides. It had a road on 3 sides. However, the shape of the plot was a challenge in this project. It was a triangular-shaped plot with acute angles at two corners. And it needed to accommodate five massive sized bedrooms.
The site was a picturesque land on the outskirts of Auroville. It was surrounded by lush greenery on all sides.
Every space needed a unique ambience – the Montessori material manufacturing was planned on one side of the ground floor along with the Director’s private office.
The other side was the Artist’s Studio. The first floor had a large terrace for outdoor gatherings. Natural materials such as compressed earth blocks and lime plaster formed the central palette.