Architecture, Residential


Location: Ranchi, India.

Area: 2,10,000 sq. ft. approx.

Basement + Ground +Fourteen (B+G+14) multi-family housing development situated in a prime locality of Ranchi, India.

Residential high-rise buildings owing to the typical floor plans, tend to have a monotonous elevation; also, there is a natural tendency to delineate with predominantly neutral colours. In order to break this conventional thought, the façade treatment proposed is an architectural adaptation of the De Stiljart movement.

The building façade was envisaged as a canvas with a multitude of colours to accord each floor a unique visual identity. However, simplicity and abstraction of the art movement is achieved by using only straight horizontal and vertical lines and rectangular forms. Symmetry has been avoided and aesthetic balance has been attained by the use of opposition.