1. FACADE UPGRADE - facials & plastic surgery for facades
  2. SCHOOL PREFABS - quick and economical building tech.
  3. PORTABLE HOTEL ROOMS - for that quickie resort in the landscape
  4. PORTABLE OFFICES - for plug and play work spaces.
  5. SHADE YOUR BUILDING FROM THE HEAT - prevention of heatstroke in buildings
  6. PARASOL ROOFS - for Rain water catchment, and harvesting/ground water recharge.
  7. BUILDING CURTAINS - for privacy and prevention of heat gain. To reduce energy consumption.
  8. SOLAR PASSIVE BUILDINGS - for everything solar in buildings - heating, cooling and right to life.
  9. NET ZERO ARCHITECTURE - minimizing the energy usage & footprint.
  10. BIOPHILIC DESIGN - with and within nature - for the 5 senses (Sight, Smell, Touch, Taste & Hearing)  
    • Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life.


Starting with Conservation - of materials, energy, consumption, movement, construction, and management. And importantly - with performance expedience and flexibility. And multi-function usage.
Koti Resorts, Concept Sketch, Circa 1989

Koti Resorts, 2022


  1. Understanding your requirements - and the concepts behind them.
  2. Making silos for the above - the Problems, Objectives and Solutions.
  3. Requirements analysis - physical, operational and psychological analysis of all aspects of the building program. Even meta-physical aspects. And Socio-religious.
  4. Included in the above are space planning, equipment layout and usage, Energy and environment impact analysis, user & building  health studies, operational & usage methods, building housekeeping, maintenance & life span, replacement costs, and costs involved in re-planning, re-structuring and re-use/re-novation of the building envelope/materials.
  5. Architectural planning based on the above inputs.
  6. Sanction from the appropriate authorities.
  7. Structural and civil engineering design.
  8. Services Engineering design - including Electrical, PH, HVAC, Acoustic, Lighting and Illumination, Fire fighting, Circulatory eqpt. design - (Lifts, escalators and lazy susans), Security & surveillance systems, Safety systems, House keeping systems, Emergency eqpt. & Evac, Disease and bacterial firewalls, and even sound absorption/deflection barriers. This is also called MEP.
  9. If needed, then mechanized landscape watering, garbage and waste management, & composting systems. etc.
  10. We are also into DFD, PERT and BIS, along with FLOW CHART analysis - all leading towards efficient planning.
  11. The ultimate aim is for an Efficient, Resilient, Renewable and Re-habitable, Regenerative environment. And using today's buzzwords - a green and sustainable design process. 


To facilitate the process of obtaining architectural blueprints in Chandigarh, CHB and Punjab you need to follow certain steps and adhere to specific guidelines. Here's a detailed outline of the process:

  1. Understanding Regulations: Gain a thorough understanding of the building regulations and guidelines set forth by the Chandigarh Administration and GMADA. These regulations specify requirements for building design, construction materials, setbacks, height restrictions, parking, and other Zoning & usage aspects.
  2. Preparation of Architectural Blueprints: Preparation of detailed architectural blueprints of the proposed construction project. The blueprints should include floor plans, elevations, sections, site plans, and any other relevant drawings as per the requirements specified by the building branch.
  3. Compile Required Documents: Along with the architectural blueprints, compile all necessary documents required for plan sanctioning. This may include land ownership documents, NOC (No Objection Certificate) from relevant authorities, structural stability certificate, environmental clearance, etc.
  4. Submission of Application: Prepare an application for plan sanctioning and submit it to the Chandigarh building branch of the EO or GMADA along with the architectural blueprints and supporting documents. Ensure that the application form is filled out accurately and completely.
  5. Review Process: The building branch will review the submitted architectural blueprints and documents to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and building codes. This process involves technical scrutiny by experts.
  6. Addressing Queries: During the review process, the building branch may raise queries or request modifications to the architectural blueprints. Be prepared to address these queries promptly and make any necessary revisions to the drawings as per their recommendations.
  7. Approval and Sanctioning: Upon satisfactory review of the architectural blueprints and compliance with all relevant regulations, the building branch will issue the necessary approvals and sanctions for the proposed construction project.
  8. Fee Payment: Pay the requisite fees for plan sanctioning as per the fee schedule prescribed by the building branch. Ensure that all fees are paid in a timely manner to avoid delays in the approval process.
  9. Documentation: Keep proper documentation of all communications, approvals, and sanctions obtained from the building branch. These documents are essential for legal compliance and future reference.
  10. Compliance During Construction: Ensure that the construction activities adhere to the approved architectural blueprints and comply with all conditions specified by the building branch. Any deviations from the approved plans may lead to penalties or enforcement actions.
It's advisable to stay in regular communication with the building branch officials throughout the plan sanctioning process with professional assistance from architects experienced in dealing with the local regulations in Chandigarh and Punjab. This will help ensure a smooth and successful approval process for your construction project.


In Chandigarh, obtaining an Occupation Certificate (OC) is a crucial step after the completion of construction or renovation of a building. The OC is issued by the local municipal authority, which in the case of Chandigarh, would be the Chandigarh Estate Office. Here's a guide on the application process for an OC in Chandigarh:

  1. Completion of Construction: Ensure that the construction work on the building is completed according to the approved architectural plans and complies with all relevant building codes and regulations.
  2. Final Inspection: Request a final inspection of the building by the designated officials from the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. During this inspection, the officials will verify whether the construction meets the required standards and safety regulations.
  3. Application Submission: Prepare the necessary documents for the OC application. This typically includes:
    1. Completed application form for the Occupation Certificate.
    2. Architectural drawings and plans approved by the appropriate authorities.
    3. Structural stability certificate issued by a qualified structural engineer.
    4. NOCs (No Objection Certificates) from relevant authorities, if applicable.
    5. Any other documents specified by the Chandigarh Administration.
  4. Submission Process: Submit the completed application form along with all required documents to the designated office of the Chandigarh Estate Office. Ensure that the submission is done within the specified timelines and follow any prescribed procedures.
  5. Review and Verification: The Chandigarh Estate Office (SDOB) will review the application and conduct a thorough verification of the documents submitted. This may involve cross-checking the details provided in the application with the actual construction. This could be time consuming. 
  6. Inspection by Officials: Once the documents are verified, officials from the Chandigarh Estate Office will conduct a final inspection of the building to ensure compliance with the approved plans and regulations. This is nerve wracking. 
  7. Approval and Issuance: If the building is found to be in compliance with all requirements, the Chandigarh Estate Office will approve the application and issue the Occupation Certificate. This certificate signifies that the building is fit for occupancy. Equivalent to getting battle honours.
  8. Collection of OC: Once the OC is issued, it can be collected from the office of the Chandigarh Estate Office. Ensure to collect the OC promptly and keep it safely (laminated) as it may be required for various purposes, including obtaining utilities connections and for legal compliance.
It's important to note that the specific requirements and procedures for obtaining an Occupation Certificate may vary based on the nature of the building and any updates in regulations. Therefore, it's advisable to seek professional assistance to ensure a smooth application process.