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The Smart Façade Saurabh Agrawal’s Residence, Ahmedabad
A 20’ tall pivoted door (given name of “Giraffe” Door) in Burma Teak wood that opens effortlessly welcomes guests to the double heights space well lit by pergola covered skylight. 83’ long skylight throughout the residence binds all functions together like a spine. All public areas interconnect each other with large fenestrations that can be opened to merge connecting spaces.
Exposed concrete is used as primary material of construction. West and south facing external walls of bedrooms area are cladded with Navonna Beige Travertino handpicked from quarry in Tivoli (Rome), Italy. Garden facing (east side) public areas of the residence are fully glazed. Thermally insulated Aluminium fenestration system is used with security glass throughout the residence.
All the lights and electrical switches in the expo
sed RCC walls and ceiling are finalized at the drawing stage and same has been cast in concrete during construction. Air-conditioning of lounge and drawing room is integrated in RCC Slab in similar manner. Conscious effort to avoid any form of false ceiling is made by integrating all the required services in the exposed RCC Slab.
View of open helical stair with Profilit channel glass glazing in curved shape around the stair celebrates the geometry of stair as well as brings ample of controlled glare free north light inside the residence.
Single flooring of Armani Brown marble from Turkey is used throughout the residence. Only children bedroom and lounge has Oak wood flooring. Colour tone of exposed concrete ceiling and walls, large glass openings, Burma Teak wood doors and furniture sets the base tone of the residence, whereas the upholstery and art work in vibrant colours gives character to the space.
Main Structure: Exposed Concrete & Brick work (JK Laxmi Cement , Jay Jalaram Bricks – JJB) External Stone Cladding (On Brick wall): Navonna Beige Travertino – Tivoli (Rome), Italy Flooring: Armani Brown Marble – Turkey Wooden Flooring: Kahrs – Germany External Doors & Windows: SCHUCO – Germany Glass: Dupont Sentry Glass / Pilkington Profilit System – Germany Doors: Burma Teak Wooden doors at site Hardware :Hettich – Germany, Kich – India, Dorma – Germany, Assa Abloy – Mul-T-Lock – Israel ,Haefle – Germany Railing: Custom Fabrication in SS 316 with Dupont Sentry Glass Curtain Tracks: TOSO – Japan Motorized Roller Curtain: VERASOL – The Netherlands
Project: Saurabh Agrawal Residence Architect: Samarth Maradia, SamARCH Architects, Ahmedabad, India Client: Saurabh Agrawal Location: Ahmedabad, India Built up Area: 900 Sq. mts Completion Date: December 2013