THE ENGINEERS HOUSE
IIID | West Zone| Commendation | Residential Single Dwelling | 2017
ICEA & UltraTech Cement Limited Award | Commendation | Individual Dwelling Residential Unit | 2017
FOAID Architecture Ideas 4.0 2018 | Silver | Residential Villa | 2018
This house, is a wonderful synergistic effort between an architect and a mechanical engineer - the client. The art and engineering interweaves in this form finished concrete house. The crumpled foil concrete texture, the openable louvre system opening up like a bird’s wings, the cycle paddled elevator, the Maharaja Fan 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 abundant ventilation and daylighting.
Client: Mr. Janak Mistry
Site Location: E3 Block, Vesu, Surat.
Plot Size: 835 sq yards / 697 sq m
Construction Area: 14,122 sq ft / 1,312 sq m
Year of Completion: 2017
Services: Architecture, Interior Design, MEP Integration, Landscape
Team: Snehal Shah, Nishith Jariwala, Ketna Morker
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