Townhouse in India

  • Address: Chennai, Republic of India
  • Area: 484
  • Project year: 2018г
  • Role
    Architecture and interior design
  • PA
    Telemak ANANYAN
  • Architects


Rationality | Global sustainability | Eco friendly solutions | Production time & cost optimisation
High energy efficiency and sustainability:
planning solutions are based on to the principles of passive solar architecture
Environment friendly, non-flammable materials that do not emit harmful substances during construction
process are used in the design. Packaging of the entire construction materials, as well as waste materials
can be recycled or salvaged. The usage of local materials was aimed to reduce time loss and pollution
due to transportation.
Local materials
Local materials carry a lower cost as being from the area they are cheaper. They also have a lower
environmental cost as CO2 emissions generated by their transport are reduced.

Volume and planning solutions are elaborated with consideration of the following factors:
– Land area optimal size and proportion
– Cardinal points and insolation issues
– Constructional layout of the building
– Fire safety norms
– Wind rose
The planning solutions are based on the principles of passive solar architecture.
Concise appearance of the building is a reflection of the functional solution of the internal space and structural layout of the building, consisting of a framed single-stage structure with 3.1 meters long consoles. It is appropriate to mention the saving of time, as well as material and financial resources used in the creation of design forms.
Rationality is strongly observed in the composition, taking into account the objective laws of its functional and artistic construction. This twofold building is detected merely through a systematic analysis of the form, which is the pinnacle of rational sound shaping.
In this case, the expressive silhouette-elements and outline-elements of constructive-plastic compositions vividly contrast with one another.
The extent of its complexity is determined firstly according to the strength and feasibility of the design, and secondly due to the artistic expression built on the basis of its form. This form entirely meets the principle of tectonics.

Structural efficiency in nature
Techtonics in architecture

Optimisation and striving for maximum efficiency of the carrier or static systems and
forms is common in nature. There are many examples where nature optimises shapes
through its bearing system. Nature always optimises forms, urging for more sustainable
systems and high efficiency

Creation of shade
To escape the heat, it is necessary to prevent the sun’s
rays from entering the house. Common systems are the
slope of the roof and eaves, vegetation and awnings,
umbrellas, curtains and blinds. In short, the aim is to avoid
using air conditioning as it consumes energy. *Studying
the breezes and the effect of the sun’s rays defined the
position of this house. The built-in overhangs give shade in
the summer.

Cross ventilation If the area’s breezes and the position of windows,
doors and balconies have been factored in, air currents can be taken advantage
of to cool the house and avoid or reduce the use of air conditioning.
A cool tower is another mechanism for cooling as it forces out hot air
through openings in the upper part of the house.