Essteam | The Engineer’s House

The Engineer’s House


Architecture and Interior Design of the Bungalow for Mr. Janak Mistry at Surat

Area: 7500 sq ft (700 sq m)
Year: 2016 (completed)

• This house, is a wonderful synergistic effort between an architect and an engineer (the client himself). The art and engineering interweaves in this form finished concrete house. The openable louvre frames open up like a bird’s wings, the cycle paddled elevator and the unique door closers are just some of the long list of engineering innovations in the house. The house is tremendously sensitive to climate and substantiated with energy efficiency through the geothermal cooling in the public areas.

I was introduced to Snehal in the year 2003 by a common friend, when we had just acquired our new factory premises for Lexus SoftMac. The unit was then a shabbily constructed textile unit. In the shortest possible time span, the unit was dressed to impress visitors from all classes, with very modern open office look. The steel and aluminium furniture designed for the office is timeless, which most visitors admire even today after eight years. After this, ESSTEAM has worked on five more projects for us, which includes our new dream factory and my home, which are wonderful experiments in form finished concrete construction. Snehal has the skill to understand and analyse a client, and can resolve most vulnerable issues. Snehal has considerably influenced my thoughts as a technologist. He and his team have helped me dream of the wildest of technology in architecture and come out with very creative solutions.

Mr. Janak Mistry
Partner – M/s Lexus Softmac, Surat