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House in Srinagar with prefabricated components

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Architectural Design of a House in Srinagar Next to a Rail Track This modern house in Srinagar, designed with sustainability and efficiency in mind, stands on a relatively flat piece of land adjacent to a rail track. The structure employs a concrete frame, upon which prefabricated components are assembled. Notably, the roof structure is entirely prefabricated, ensuring a streamlined construction process. Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Design Environmental sustainability is a core principle of this house's design. The exterior walls utilize sandwich panels with insulation, significantly enhancing energy efficiency. These panels are strategically wrapped around the exterior of the reinforced concrete columns. This design choice prevents the columns from becoming thermal bridges, which could otherwise result in heat loss from the interior of the house. The roof structure is designed with insulated Polyurethane Foam (PUF) panels, contributing to superior thermal performance. The

Prefabricated Farmhouse design

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  Architectural Design of a Farmhouse near Chandigarh Nestled on a hilly site near Chandigarh, this farmhouse blends modern construction techniques with environmental sustainability. Let's explore the key features that make this project unique and eco-friendly. Prefabricated Steel Components The farmhouse uses prefabricated steel components, which ensure both efficiency and durability. This approach not only speeds up the construction process but also ensures high-quality standards. Environmentally Sustainable Design The design emphasizes sustainability, incorporating mud walls with mud sourced directly from the site. This integration with the natural environment creates a harmonious aesthetic. Cellulose Insulation To enhance energy efficiency, the mud walls are insulated with cellulose, forming a sandwich-like structure that provides excellent thermal performance. On-Site Mud Excavation and Pond Creation The mud used for the walls is excavated from the site itself, where

Prefab Living Room Extension with Kitchen - 44’ x 27’

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Location: Sector 9, Chandigarh Construction: completed March 2019 Prefab Living Room Extension with Kitchen Our recent architectural endeavor marries pragmatism with sophistication in a living room extension crafted through prefabrication. Employing this method, we ensured precision construction off-site, seamlessly integrating sustainable elements into the existing structure.  This approach not only optimized the building process but also upheld environmental consciousness by reducing waste. With clean lines and subdued aesthetics, the extension embodies a refined simplicity that harmonizes effortlessly with its surroundings. It stands as a testament to our commitment to practical innovation and tasteful design. The owners – who were upwardly mobile – now had 3 families (selves + 2 sons + their wives  and kids) to accomodate.  One son & family was accommodated within the main house itself, and the other new family was accommodated in the Annexe at the rear of the house.  Then the

Veena Cottage

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Location: H.No. 805, DLF Hyde Park, New Chandigarh, Punjab The brief was to make a small cottage (the client’s dream) – which could both stand out and be put on rent. The character was agreed for a Mediterranean look – with tiled roofs and lots of greenery & vines. WE ACHIEVED BOTH – at the price of less than her SUV – considering that the gates and the boundary wall were included.      

Residence for Mr. Pradeep Jain

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RESIDENCE FOR Mr PRADEEP JAIN Location: Sector 28,  Chandigarh Year of Construction : 2005 So the old sewage connection was retained..........basically to save oneself from harassment from the sharks in the various departments connected with house sanction, and concomitant procedures.  The plot was a large one – upwards of around 1500 sq yds. - which could  qualify locally as a 3 kanal house. (1 kanal = 1/8 of an acre = 4840/8=605 sq yds.)  We’ll not get into the travails of getting the plot transferred to oneself, and the subsequent sanction of the building plans – but it was relatively easy compared to the norm – thanx to a dynamic young AEO in the Estate Office.  Since the Owner was based in Ambala, the plans for the house were relatively simple – considering that the construction firm was based out of Meerut........!!! So the program was for the house to be born out of 9 squares of around 16’ side each, (the traditional Vastu Purusha Mandala) with an additional 8’ wide wrap around

Sustainable Residence utilizing Geothermal Energy

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    Location: H.No. 303, Urban Estate, Patiala Year of completion : 2009 Lead Architect: P K Mukherjee RES FOR CAPT REET M P SINGH, VrC 1965 The current generation, have no idea really what it means to go to battle, or fight a war. In fact, most civvies in India have almost no idea about the Indian Army, or what it actually does – except that they are meant to protect the Nation (including it’s corrupt babus & netas). We were lucky to have met him at a function of ‘The War Disabled’ decades ago at CSIO. Punjab has a large number of soldiers who faced the brunt of the  wars with Pakistan – including the one in 1965 -  which came as a surprise move after a feint in the region of the Kutch. With Lal Bahadur Shastri as the PM vs Ayub Khan in Pakistan. The Pakis had then attacked in division strength in the North, where Punjab borders J&K. And it was here that famous tank battle of Khem Karan was fought. And Capt Reet MP Singh was there. All of 22 years old, and the date was 22nd Se