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62 Jorbagh Apartments Building in New Delhi

Contemporary Architectural Real Estate Development in India – design by CommonGround Practice

13 Nov 2019

62 Jorbagh Apartments Building

Architects: CommonGround Practice

Location: New Delhi, India

62 Jorbagh Apartments New Delhi

The site for the 62 Jorbagh Apartments Building is a deep linear plot opening on the shorter sides, namely the front and the back, that provide park views.

62 Jorbagh Apartments New Delhi

Typically in deep plots the central part of the house does not get ample light and ventilation on the lower floors. To mitigate this, a system of shafts and openings were designed to bring in adequate natural light and ventilation throughout the building mass. Qualitatively, equal importance was given to designing of the helper’s quarters, a program which is usually neglected in Developer Housing.

62 Jorbagh Apartments New Delhi

The details of the building were designed by taking inspiration from the surrounding historical context and applying local building crafts.

The balcony form and intricate railing design take inspiration from the railings of old houses in Lutyens Delhi and stone carvings of neighboring Islamic tombs.

The opaque parapets provide privacy from neighboring homes and cleave in to give way for the patterned MS railing. The pattern of the railing transforms from opaque to more open, in order to view the green-scape.

At the building level the strategy was to open the visual angles to the park views and setting up a series of ‘fluttering’ walls that orient themselves to the movement of the Sun . The resultant massing introduced mutual shading in the building which cuts the harsh summer sun while allowing winter sun to penetrate into the building.

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The interspaced voids and balconies in relation to the exterior openings provide natural light, ventilation and view of the green-scape throughout the building.

The deep ‘sun-shaped’ balconies serve as nuanced vertical shading elements that block the harsh summer sun, while allowing the winter sun in, thereby increasing the usability of the balconies throughout the year.

62 Jorbagh Apartments New Delhi

62 Jorbagh Apartments Building, New Delhi – Building Information

Architecture: CommonGround Practice
Builder: Uppal’s housing pvt. ltd.
Location: Jorbagh, New Delhi, India
Architecture work: Completed Interior work: Ongoing
Area: 12000 sqft
Type: Developer Apartment Building
Program: Basement, Stilt, Four 3 Bedroom apartments, each with a Helper’s Quarter and Terrace

Photography: Andre Fanthome

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