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Hexalace in Mohali, Punjab
New Commercial Building Development in Northwest India – design by Studio Ardete Architects
8 Oct 2018
Hexalace in Mohali Building
Architects: Studio Ardete
Location: Mohali, Punjab, India
Hexalace in Mohali Building
Hexalace is an open-plan commercial building made primarily for leasing purposes. In a tight commercial plot with challenging building norms, it became perceptible from the beginning that the concept would have to be manifested from the facade.
Considering the arduous climatic conditions involving extreme heat, and the building front facing west, the façade emerged as a buffer of stratifying elements.
3 inches thick concrete layer with hexagonal interstices has been used as a shading element. To better preserve the sanctity of shade, the screen flows organically creating an artistic visual dilemma from both inside as well as outside. Another layer of hexagonal silhouette made of metal frames is superimposed horizontally across the semi-permeable concrete screen which doubles up as balcony fence.
Furthermore, the main curtain wall has been recessed to leave pockets of air between the screen and the main building to increase the time lag and subsequently reduce the heat gain. Therefore, the facade by its inherent virtue of convergence acts as bronchioles for the structure.
The balconies also house small clusters of green making the working environment even more rejuvenating for the users within. By the end, what became of an immense effort was an imperative respiratory experience complimented by its bold use of geometry.
Hexalace in Punjab – Building Information
Project Management: R.S Builders
Façade Consultant: Er.Ravijeet Singh
Structural consultant: Continental Foundation (Mr.Vikas Bhardwaj)
Lighting consultant: The Luminars (Mr.Tajender Kalsi)
Paints: Asian Paints
Glass: Saint Gobain
About Studio Ardete
Believing that every problem has the capacity to inspire unique and creative solutions that motivate growth, the young duo of Badrinath Kaleru and Prerna Kaleru, founded Studio Ardete in the year 2010. Located in Chandigarh, India, the team at Studio Ardete aims to make each project they undertake, a study in logical and comprehensive designing. Their vision is to design spaces that would evolve into art, enriching the lives of people inhabiting them.
Not hesitating to take on even the most challenging of projects, they use modern construction and building methods to come up with designs that are at par with the most accomplished practices in the world. Ardete incorporates new techniques like parametric modeling and customized design elements, unique to each project they take on, striving to use materials available on site to make the projects sustainable. They work closely with the clients to understand their requirements and engage them in the design process, making them an intrinsic part of it.
Working on projects ranging from architecture to interiors, the architects at Ardete are always motivated to transform what is regular and conventional and flirt with the boundaries of art in architecture. Careful deliberation is employed at each step of process for building the project. In the urban and economic scenario today, that dictates most of the construction and architectural practices, Ardete attempts to erase the divide between practicality and innovation. Each project, regardless of the scale is considered complete in itself and attention is given to each and every detail.
With a passion for creating something distinctive and a taste for experimentation, Studio Ardete has completed various projects in India and abroad. Having designed in parts of Asia and Europe, including Japan, Italy and France, they believe in a wider, more analytical approach. They have also been published in various national and international architecture and design magazines and online portals, besides being the finalists for the WAF, 2015 and Runners-Up for AR Design Awards, Finalist for World Architecture Festival (WAF 2017),Euro Shop retail design award 2017 and Silver winner for FOAID 2017, NDTV Grohe Awards for best washroom design. Smart Green Awards 2018 for best washrooms design. Shortlist BAVILION for WAF-2018 under Production Energy and Recycling.
Photography: Ar.Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Hexalace in Mohali, Punjab images / information received 081018
Location: Mohali, Punjab, north west India
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