The Vasant Vihar residence has been designed as a multi-family residence, comprising of two duplex apartments of 4,100 sq. ft. each (Basement / Ground and Second / Third floors) and a single floor apartment of 2,050 sq. ft. on the first floor. Located in a rapidly densifying, upscale neighborhood, this project incorporates a hybrid structural system – load bearing brick masonry walls (achieving an appropriate response to the Zone 4 seismic code) wrap the envelope on three sides, while a reinforced concrete frame system anchors the core. Hence, the thicker brick walls with controlled apertures enclose the more private bedroom and bathrooms, while the porous frame, with insulated glazing, enables the south-facing living and dining areas to be illuminated by natural light all day. Thus, the house projects an unadorned expression of its primary structural materials.
Area: 902 sq.m.
Himanshu Parikh – Structural engineer
Gupta Consultants – MEP consultant