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Vdb Cardinal
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Vdb Cardinal
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Vdb Cardinal
Vdb Cardinal
Vdb Cardinal
Vdb Cardinal
Vdb Cardinal
Vdb Cardinal
Vdb Cardinal

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Project Work Status: Ongoing Projects

Area: 30,000

Client: Value Designbuild

Team: Kanika Thomas, Sreelakshmi Gupta, Akshatha D. Naik, Maya Lakshmanan

Structural Consultant: Design Cell PHE & Electrical Consultant: Novel Consultants This is a small apartment building in a dense urban context. The 10 units are 300 sqm. each and have private pools of 2.4m x 6m. The pools alternate in location on the external facade of the building creating a dramatic composition of masses. Given the proximity of the neighbouring buildings the pools are screened with pivoted slatted timber shutters. The project is an exercise in using a small palette of materials in a disciplined way so all junctions and joints are articulated using a simple set of rules. We were also careful of the scale of our building within this dense context and its special corner aspect. Though inward looking the building still offers a porous facade to the street because of the slatted timber shutters. Embedded in this dense urban context, the building takes its cues for scale and datums from its neighbours but abstracts these references, eschewing fenestrations and presenting just the volumes sheathed in the fine timber layer. The screens are made simply using metal ?L? angles with timber slats and mounted on metal ?C? sections with heavy duty pivots. This simple arrangement allows the residents to individually control the orientation of the shutters giving the facade a constantly changing aspect.
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