Buildings with a mixed-use program
The Carter Road SkatePark adds a vibrant and refreshing new public space to the city of Bombay. It has brought together old and young, beginners and experienced skaters as well. Being the the first skate park in Bombay it has played an important role in attracting new skaters to help grow the skating community of India.
PowerHYDE is the world’s first carbon negative, self financing home for the homeless. It address the scarcity of homes across rural communities and the impossibility of access to financing. It is a radical concept in housing designed for ‘energy sufficiency’ and ‘extreme affordability’. The structure of the house is built in an indigenous prefab assembly technique that makes it easy to assemble in remote locations.
An administration and facilities centre for a sugarcane factory is covered by a large sawtooth roof of 94m x 34m acts. Solar photovoltaic panels with a capacity of 500 kW electricity, cover both sides of the roof slopes. The roof acts as a canopy and frame referencing the silhouette of the factory. It houses a reception, administrative functions as well as a canteen and recreational facilitates.
The Biodiverity Training Institute is located near Sikkim’s capital Gangtok. Sited on a slope, it faces world third highest mountain, the Kanchenjunga. The design of the building is compact with a small footprint. It makes use of solar energy, local vegetation and wind. The divers vegetation of Sikkim will become an integral part of the building so that it becomes an education instrument in its own right
The design proposal for the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi, is rooted in the belief that space for recreation is essential in a city. The design of the ‘Open Campus’ uses multidirectional building blocks, giving one the possibility to move from one arbitrary spot in to another arbitrary spot in the master plan through numerous different routes.