The design process for this house was thoroughly enjoyed and resulted in unique elements, such as black ribbed cladding made of Basalt stone. After experimenting with samples of various stones, Basalt was chosen for its aesthetic appeal on the west-facing facade, featuring 20mm deep ribs at a 45-degree angle that create interesting shadows and depth as sunlight moves across the exterior. Additional design elements include the use of brass strips in flooring, creating patterns in rooms and guiding movement in corridors. Angular nuances are carried throughout the home in door designs, floor patterns, ceiling designs, and artifacts. Interiors are chic and elegant, with furniture from top brands such as Wriver by Alsorg, Stanley, Bo-concept, Cairo, Iota, and Gulmohar Lane, lighting by White Teak and Litomatic, and art selected by Priyanka Arjun to complement the spaces they are placed in. The paintings by Tejendra Singh, Sanjay Prajapati, Jivan Biswas, and Dipankar elevate the overall experience of the home. 

The angular shape of the building is a strategic design choice that aims to harness the power of wind to improve the airflow within the structure. By having a shape that is specifically designed to capture the wind, the building can maintain optimal airflow throughout, ensuring that the interior spaces stay well-ventilated. This not only enhances the comfort of the occupants but also helps to improve energy efficiency by reducing the need for mechanical ventilation systems.

  • Address: Priyanka Arjun and Associates 11/O, near Orbit 1 Apt, Saheli Nagar, Udaipur
  • Project Type : Residential Design
  • Project Name : HOUSE OF ANGLES
  • Location : Udaipur
  • Principal Architect(s) : Priyanka Arjun
  • Team Design Credits (for Particular Project) : Punit Jain, Shaunak Singh
  • Interior Designers: Priyanka Arjun and Associates
  • MEP & HVAC Consultants: Rakesh Bhati
  • Contractors: Prem Ji Lohar
  • Year Built : 2022
  • Site Area : 4800 Sq. Ft
  • Carpet area  : 14500 Sq. Ft
  • Material Palette of the project : Stone , Veneer , GRC , HPL
  • Photography: Atul Pratap Chauhan

The use of GRC jaali pattern on the west side of the building adds an interesting dynamic element to the design. Jaali is an architectural element that is commonly used in traditional Indian architecture, typically made of stone or metal and used as a screen or partition. The use of a jaali pattern on the west side of the building creates large openings that allow natural light to filter through, creating interesting shadows and light effects throughout the day. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the corridors but also helps to reduce the dependence on artificial lighting during the day. Additionally, the large openings also aid in passive cooling and improve the thermal comfort of the space.

Green Building concepts adopted highlighting: a) Energy Conservation
The design of the building incorporates various strategies to maintain a comfortable temperature inside, without relying heavily on mechanical cooling systems. One of the key strategies is to harness the power of natural wind flow to cool the interior spaces. By carefully designing the building's shape and orientation, the architects aim to capture natural winds and channel them through the building, providing a natural cooling effect. This can help to keep the interior spaces cool, even during hot weather.

Another strategy is to control the intake of sunlight into the building. By carefully designing the placement of windows and other openings, the architects aim to allow the right amount of sunlight to enter the building, while also minimizing the amount of direct sunlight that penetrates the interior spaces. This can help to reduce the amount of heat gain within the building, and keep the interior spaces cool.

Combined, these strategies of natural wind flow and controlled intake of sun help to maintain a low temperature in the building, thus reducing the need for mechanical cooling systems and resulting in energy savings. Additionally, by utilizing natural resources, the building becomes more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Innovative Technologies & Materials Adopted.
GRC (Glass Reinforced Concrete) jaalis are a new and innovative material that is increasingly being used in our designs. It is a composite material made of fine concrete and glass fibers, which gives it a high strength-to-weight ratio.

One of the major advantages of using GRC jaalis is that they are lightweight yet strong, making them easy to install and handle. It helps to reduce the cost and complexity of construction. Another advantage of GRC jaalis is that they are highly customizable. GRC jaalis are also a sustainable option. They are made from environmentally friendly materials, and unlike traditional materials such as stone or metal, they do not require any quarrying or mining activities.

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