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.
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