Of the Earth

The de­sign of Mahin­dra World City Club in Chen­nai by Shilpa Ar­chi­tects Plan­ners & De­sign­ers fol­lows a nat­u­ral process

MGS Architecture - - Greening India -

The most spe­cial fea­ture of this club is its storm water man­age­ment through swales. Th­ese nat­u­ral land­scape fea­tures help mit­i­gate the water flow through the flood-prone site and on­wards into the nearby Kolavai Lake. The build­ing uses a com­bi­na­tion of roof drainage and rain chains to sym­bol­i­cally col­lect the en­ergy from the sky and clouds and bring it down to the earth for dis­charge

Mahin­dra World City Club is amongst our other sus­tain­able works to have achieved a Green Rat­ing. Ar. Pav­i­tra Sriprakash Shilpa Ar­chi­tects

The other in­spir­ing as­pect of this build­ing is the us­age of lo­cal earth-friendly ma­te­ri­als. With a palette of coun­try brick, bam­boo, con­crete and sim­ple green walls, the sim­plic­ity of the ma­te­ri­als come through in the sweep­ing curvi­lin­ear built form. Lo­cal Tan­jore art is also rein­ter­preted in a 7 x 7m in­stal­la­tion in an at­tempt to cre­ate work for the lo­cal artists at a scale in which they do not op­er­ate any­more.

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