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Bodh architects

NAVI MUMBAI, Maharashtra, India-400614

To the Gills, Residential-Apartments

DWG, a surat based architectural firm approached us to design the facade for the Rushivan Apartments, Surat. We wanted to design a skin that is not mere curtain wall with no real purpose, but rather a skin that is passively responsive to weather. This would maintain the temperature of the building and in turn reduce the running cost of the building in the long run. It is common that once the habitants buy the apartment they tend to change the interior. It becomes difficult for both the owner and designer to convert the interior given by the builder as they cannot alter the building facade. So we had thought of designing a facade such that the builder needs to give the habitants only the floor plate and structural system. So irrespective of the changes made to the wall by the owner does not change the overall image of the building as envisioned by the builder. So how can today's digital tools, help design better facades that respond to the interior design and not just act as superficial skin? Nature is always efficient and there is always reasoning behind every design in nature. Taking inspiration from plants in hot humid climate and how their skin responds to harsh weather conditions, set of rules that results in such a dynamic skin was extracted. This research then we adapted to suit our clients design requirements. Based on the interior layout of the room, the generative facade can mould itself. The intensity and the angle of the skin can be re-generated based on how much protection the building wants from the heat. The facade creates a visual identity, character and expression of architecture for this residential project in Surat. The design would shape the environment around this township.

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Plants Morphology in Hot Climate

Plants Morphology in Hot Climate

how plants respond to hot-humid climate

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Qualities of Gilled Facade

Qualities of Gilled Facade

Things taken care of before building a gilled facade- 1) Increased Solar Radiation 2) Self Shading 3)Increased Ventilation 4)Wide Openings with Privacy

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Design Process To the Gills

Design Process To the Gills

Facade Design Process

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Design Conceptualization of Facade

Design Conceptualization of Facade

what does the point mean in generation of facade

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Interior layout and Facade

Interior layout and Facade

interior layout alters the facade design

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visuals of what is percieved

visuals of what is percieved

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visuals of what is percieved

visuals of what is percieved

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