KANCHANJUNGA APARTMENTS PDF

Smaller displacements of level were critical in this work in that they differentiated between the external earth filled terraces and the internal elevated living volumes. These subtle shifts enabled Correa to effectively shield these high rise units from the effect of the both the sun and monsoon rains. This was largely achieved by providing the tower with relatively deep, garden verandahs, suspended in the air. Whole structure is made of reinforced concrete. The building is a storeyed reinforced concrete structure with 6. The central core houses lifts and other services also provides the main structural element for resisting lateral loads.

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Smaller displacements of level were critical in this work in that they differentiated between the external earth filled terraces and the internal elevated living volumes. These subtle shifts enabled Correa to effectively shield these high rise units from the effect of the both the sun and monsoon rains. This was largely achieved by providing the tower with relatively deep, garden verandahs, suspended in the air.

Whole structure is made of reinforced concrete. The building is a storeyed reinforced concrete structure with 6. The central core houses lifts and other services also provides the main structural element for resisting lateral loads.

The central core was constructed ahead of the main structure by slip method of construction. This technique was used for the first time in India for a multi-storeyed building.

With its concrete construction and large areas of white panels, bears a strong resemblance to modern apartment buildings in the West. However, the garden terraces of Kanchanjunga Apartments are actually a modern interpretation of a feature of the traditional Indian bungalow: the verandah.

In a bungalow, the verandah wraps the main living area. Pierdominici, Cemento, Rome — Oct. Rahul Mehrotra, Pub. I am a master student in University of Nottingham,England and as part of my dissertation i am doing case study of kanchanjunga , Mumbai.

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Charles Correa: Kanchanjunga Apartments. Citation Khan, Hasan-Uddin, ed. Singapore: Concept Media Ltd. His contribution to design and planning has been internationally acclaimed and he has received several major awards including an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Michigan in and the Royal Gold Medal in Architecture. This completely revised MIMAR book examines Correa's work - which covers a wide range of architecture and urban planning - from when he started his own practice, to

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The building is 28 storeys 85 metres high and square in plan: 21 meters x 21 meters. The basic interlock is that of a three and four bedroom apartment with the larger flats formed by the addition of another half level. The structure is built around a central service core which was constructed first. Each of the flats have large usable garden-terraces which have dramatic city views. In section, there is a continuous variation of internal spaces best expressed as shear walls on the north and south elevations of the building. The Bombay climate and location present architects with a contradictory situation: the east-west axis affords the best views of the Arabian sea to the west and the harbour to the east and catches all the sea breezes, but also brings into the buildings the hot afternoon sun and the hard monsoon rains.

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Text description provided by the architects. By developing climatic solutions for different sites and programs, Indian architect Charles Correa designed the Kanchanjunga Apartments. Located in Mumbai , the U. The Kanchanjunga Apartments are a direct response to the present culture, the escalating urbanization, and the climatic conditions for the region. They pay homage to the vernacular architecture that once stood on the site before the development in a number of ways.

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He was concerned about the major issues facing the modern cities and tried to find the solutions using some effective traditional Indian architectural practices. His contribution to the modern Indian architecture goes beyond any words; he tried to understand and adapt modernism to local Indian culture. Many of his works attempt to explore a vernacular style or practice within a modern environment. He had a keen interest in the architectural utility and grandeur spread over the Indian subcontinent, and found some unique solutions using these traditional methods. The building we are going to discuss today is a live example of his ability to combine the age-old methods and style with modernistic planning and comforts. A rare skyscraper by Correa: Kanchenjunga apartments, Mumbai.

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