The client Dr. Patne is a resident of Varanasi, a medical doctor and a professor at the prestigious Banaras Hindu University. He dreamt of a home suited to his taste and requirements.
Architectural Design Sustainability Engineering – strategies for water, waste, energy.
Varanasi is a palimpsest, one of the most vibrant and culturally rich cities in the world, along the bank of the sacred river Ganges. Walking on the streets of Varanasi is seeing 8000 years of history unfold before you !
The client Dr. Patne is a resident of Varanasi, a medical doctor and a professor at the prestigious Banaras Hindu University. He dreamt of a home suited to his taste and requirements. Having a scientific bent of mind, he was very keen in knowing how his home can be a piece of scientific excellence and proactively respond to the local climate.
Varanasi lies in the Composite zone with a warm and humid microclimate. Whilst discussing with the client, we realised what a wonderful opportunity this home would be to integrate art and science! Art in the form of Heritage Architecture and Science in the form of principles of wisdom from our ancient past in creating a home which would be thermally comfortable, all year around.
The design is the synthesis of these two aspects. It integrates the study of sun path, wind pattern, humidity levels, integrates measures which will keep the home cool and comfortable. At the same time, it integrates features of heritage architecture quintessential of Varanasi.