The project was designed as an urban gesture which incorporates the random and the specific through several modules of apartment types, placed vertically in an open jointed hinge.
A historical structure – a Baradari is located at the center of the plot which was to be maintained and respected as per the client’s brief. The project was initiated with the ambitious scope of creating a new standard for high end housing in Jaipur.
Several massing options were suggested early on based on the decision of making an iconic urban gesture. The location and massing format selected was based on increasing the depth of view from the street and simultaneously avoiding overwhelming the Baradari with built mass. A two-core system was suggested for the building. Recommendations were made to keep the ground floor mostly stilted to compliment the colonnade of the Baradari and retain it as a visible focal object.
A retail block with street access was suggested at the ground level. An extended landscape design was created to incorporate the roof of the retail block and integrate the Baradari within a single large open space.
A decision was taken to create urban voids at the “junction” of the building.
Approximately 15 apartment types including several penthouses were individually designed to allow of buyer choice and to optimize the possibilities created by the changing footprint of the building with height.
RAJIV BHAKAT, VIKAS KANOJIA
AAYUSHI NAGPAL, VAIBHAV SHAINA, NIROOPA SUBRAHMANYAM, SANDEEP GEHLOT, GAGANDEEP KAUR, NIHARIKA SHEKHAWAT, SAI GAVARA
JAISWAL AND ASSOCIATES, MR VINOD BHARGAVA