Ar. Ar­pan Johri, AW De­sign

AW De­sign team has worked closely with the project - POSH by San­gath In­fra­struc­ture Pvt Ltd, to cre­ate this eco-friendly, sus­tain­able build­ing in Chand­kheda in Ahmed­abad.

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The project, with 88 apart­ments has walls built in con­crete, and AAC blocks that en­hance the ther­mal per­for­mance over con­ven­tional ma­te­ri­als. Large win­dows al­low for a greater de­gree of light and ven­ti­la­tion, and the so­lar gain is con­trolled with re­flec­tive glass hav­ing ef­fi­cient ther­mal per­for­mance pa­ram­e­ters.

The build­ing has a ground floor, which is 100% free of ve­hic­u­lar move­ment. All land­scape de­sign em­ploys na­tive adap­tive species, some be­ing herbs with medic­i­nal prop­er­ties. All land­scape beds are seg­re­gated on the ba­sis of ir­ri­ga­tion needs. Drip ir­ri­ga­tion has been em­ployed as a pre­ferred method of ir­ri­ga­tion, along with soil mois­ture sen­sors.

This project has man­aged to source over 95% con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als from un­der 400 kms of the site lo­ca­tion, thereby re­duc­ing car­bon foot­print as­so­ci­ated with ship­ping ma­te­rial over long dis­tances. 100% of the con­struc­tion waste gen­er­ated is di­verted away from land­fills by send­ing it for back­fill­ing at other project sites. Waste water gen­er­ated on site is treated by an STP and is used for flush­ing, land­scape and car wash, sav­ing in ex­cess of 40KL water daily.

One of our great­est learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences has been while work­ing on Gu­jarat’s first IGBC plat­inum rated multi-dwelling res­i­den­tial build­ing Ar. Ar­pan Johri, Prin­ci­pal Ar­chi­tect, AW De­sign

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