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Kanchanjunga Apartments

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Charles Correa Associates
 
location Mumbai
function housing
contributed by Sahil_Latheef

In Mumbai, a building has to be oriented east-west to catch prevailing sea breezes and to open up the best views of the city. Unfortunately, these are also the directions of the hot sun and the heavy monsoon rains. The old bungalows solved these problems by wrapping a protective layer of verandas around the main living areas, thus providing the occupants with two lines of defence against the elements. Kanchanjunga, an attempt to apply these principles to a building, is a condominium of 32 luxury apartments of four different types, varying from 3 to 6 bedrooms each. The interlock of these variations are expressed externally by the shear end walls that hold up the cantilevers. The tower has a proportion of 1:4 (21m square and 84m high). Its minimalist unbroken surfaces are cut away to open up the double-height terrace gardens at the corners, thus revealing (through the interlocking form and colour) some hint of the complex' spatial organisation of living spaces that lie within.

 

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Kanchanjunga Apartments
Address
Dr Gopal Rao Deshmukh Marg 72
India
Project is not public!
How to get there? This is a condominium of 32 luxury apartments and is not open to the public. But due to its height you can get excellent views from all the major roads around it.
Completion 1974
ArchitectCharles Correa Associates
structural engineerShirish Patel & Associates Consultants Private Limited
 
Project ID 4315
Latitude/Longitude 18°57'56N 72°48'26E
Contributed by Sahil_Latheef
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