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Architecture, Interior Design,  Landscape Design and Green Building Certification of the Bungalow for Ar. Saloni Shah and Ar. Snehal Shah at Surat

IGBC Green Individual Homes Category – Platinum Rating – 2017

Area: 6728 sq ft (625 sq m)
Year: 2017 (completed)

• A dwelling that exhibits a mature restraint in cutting out all that is unnecessary, and welcoming all that is right and aligned to the principles of nature. The house revolves around the central chowk which connects the Public and Private spaces on either of its sides. Material palette is restraint to concrete, wood, marble, kotah stone, granite, aluminium and glass. The ‘Jungle’ theme resonates in a rather subtle way through some interesting colourful artworks and photographs occupying various locations in the house. The house is a serious endeavour to address the key issues of sustainability.  Some of its achievements:

  1. 100 percent daylighting in inhabitable spaces
  2. Natural wind flow in all habitable spaces.
  3. Enhanced Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) with practically zero VOC and Oxygen enhancing indoor plants:
  4. Renewable Energy – 60% of the need through Rooftop Solar PV
  5. Nearly 30% better Energy Efficiency than conventional houses through appropriate equipments and technologies
  6. Nearly 35% lower Water Consumption through various interventions
  7. Reuse of lot of Salvaged Materials and old Furniture
  8. Climate resistant plantations