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The Porcelain Facade


Darvesh Royale designed by Ar. Reza Kabul (ARK Reza Kabul Architects) is a luxurious 16 storey tower nestled in Bandra, one of the prime suburbs of Mumbai. Offering 3 BHK, 4 BHK and penthouses, the tower is a premium project by Darvesh Group for those who demand the finer things in life.

One of the key features of the tower is its exterior façade. Unlike conventional facades, the tower uses GRC on the podium level for curvature and the exterior is fit with porcelain slabs. The dry-cladding porcelain slabs used for the façade at Darvesh Royale are Techlam by Classic Marble Company. Available in various colours and textures, we chose the Hydra Brown to punctuate the otherwise white exterior of the residential tower. These 1m x 3m (3mm thickness) porcelain slabs are light weight and can be used even on curved surfaces. They offer easy maintenance as compared to recurring exterior paint jobs, these porcelain slabs are a onetime solution. They offer scratch and stain resistance as well as ultra-violet and fire resistance.


Project: Darvesh Royale
Location: Bandra West, Mumbai
Client: Darvesh Group
Architect: ARK Reza Kabul Architects
Principal architect: Ar. Reza Kabul, President,
Materials used for facade & fenestration: CMC’s Techlam+ Plaster + Color
Commencement Date: 2011
Completion Date: 2015

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