Sky Ter­races at Palm Drive, Gur­gaon

MGS Architecture - - Urban Architecture - Ar­chi­tect: Sabeena Khanna Firm: KIA Stu­dio

Sky Ter­races, de­signed by KIA Stu­dio, is the first res­i­den­tial project to be de­liv­ered on the Golf Course Ex­ten­sion road. It is a ma­jor mile­stone in the de­sign of lux­ury apart­ments in the coun­try that am­bi­tiously de­fines a beau­ti­ful get­away from the hec­tic ur­ban life.

Strate­gi­cally lo­cated in the emerg­ing Sub­ur­ban Busi­ness District on the Golf Course Ex­ten­sion Road in Gur­gaon, Sky Ter­races makes way for a mod­ern and lux­ury liv­ing. In­spired by the dawn of a new age in con­tem­po­rary liv­ing, the Sky Ter­races are con­cep­tu­al­ized to at­tain a new and unique form.

It is part of the promis­ing Palm Drive com­mu­nity, de­signed for con­tem­po­rary liv­ing in a green sanc­tu­ary set­ting – a mod­ern life­style in a haven of peace and tran­quil­ity. It is a neigh­bor­hood that is de­fined by won­der­ful green­ery, wide-open spa­ces, and an uplift­ing sense of safety, se­cu­rity and com­mu­nity. The em­pha­sis was on build­ing a mod­ern and sleek de­sign with

ex­quis­ite fin­ish­ing, and ar­chi­tec­tural styles rang­ing from con­tem­po­rary to avant-garde.

The de­sign ap­proach was to unify a con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture with a botan­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment that in­cludes beau­ti­fully de­signed 3BHK & 4BHK apart­ments to match the world’s best. With the ide­ol­ogy to cre­ate an el­e­gant tower with an all round pla­nar form of the joint block, the Sky Ter­races is truly awe-in­spir­ing. The defin­ing fea­ture of the Sky Ter­races is an amaz­ing 180 de­gree view of the sur­round­ings. Each of th­ese iconic tow­ers has apart­ments that are well planned and lay­outs that are func­tional. Each of the apart­ments have an ex­clu­sive el­e­va­tor that opens to a bal­cony view. Apart­ments open up into spa­cious liv­ing ar­eas, in­clud­ing a fam­ily room, a grand din­ing room and land­scaped bal­conies. Large win­dows of­fer in­cred­i­ble views of the sur­round­ings.

The iconic tow­ers boast of a Health Club in­clud­ing a fully equipped uni­sex Gym with Jacuzzi, Dance & an Aer­o­bics Stu­dio. Sports fa­cil­i­ties in­clude ten­nis courts, swim­ming pools with baby splash, shower and chang­ing ar­eas. There is an in­door club with a lounge, bil­liards/ pool room, multi-pur­pose hall/func­tion lounge, a mul­ti­cui­sine restau­rant, créche for kids, power back-up, treated water sup­ply, perime­ter se­cu­rity, bur­glar alarm sys­tem, smart card ac­cess for res­i­dents, and CCTVS.

Thick vege­ta­tion serves as a green fen­es­tra­tion in the build­ing fa­cade with en­ve­lope-in­su­lat­ing and shad­ing prop­er­ties, help­ing to keep heat or cool air from mi­grat­ing through the build­ing en­ve­lope into the at­mos­phere, and lim­it­ing so­lar gain to the ex­te­rior sur­face of a wall or from trans­mit­ting through glass. Hum­ming to the tune of na­ture, the green fen­es­tra­tions break away the monotony of the façade as well.

Stu­dio KIA has en­cour­aged use of re­new­able en­ergy and pro­moted sus­tain­abil­ity. Scarcity of water is also a real world is­sue; hence rain water har­vest­ing has been re­sorted to, to recharge ground water along with roof and sur­face water man­age­ment, and uss of en­ergy ef­fi­cient light­ing through­out the project.

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