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Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

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Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

Sanjay Puri Architects, a WAC Honorary Member, has completed an office building in India with twisted and lifted corners to create a large landscaped courtyard within the building. 

Named The Courtyard Office, the 88,660 square feet (8,236-square-metre) building is located in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

The design takes cues from traditional Indian courtyard houses, creating office spaces that vary in volume and in orientation.

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

East view

The project is drawn as a linear office space that twists organically in plan, so that a large landscaped courtyard can be proposed within the building. 

The building, varying from two to four levels sectionally, contains office floors that are lifted from the ground at the southwest and northeast sides to facilitate a south-westerly breeze through the courtyard.

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

North West view

The studio also elevates the northeast and northwest corners of the building to form singular large volumes at both ends. This creates a visual contact between floors, where a cafeteria and a library are housed.

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

West view

"The circulation spine skirts the internal courtyard, allowing the landscape to be visible while moving through the office and the work areas, skirting the external periphery opening towards external gardens," said Sanjay Puri Architects. 

"The building shape generates its longest sides oriented towards the north, with angled louvers on the other faces directing the internal spaces northwards." 

"The orientation allows indirect light throughout the day into all of the internal spaces, rendering the building energy efficient," the office added.

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

West view showing cafeteria

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

South West view

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

South East view

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

North view

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

North entrance view

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

As the studio emphasized, the concept of the Courtyard Office allows open spaces to be integrated with enclosed ones, and creating energy-efficient workspaces. 

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

Concept diagrams

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

Ground floor plan

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

First floor plan

Sanjay Puri Architects completes office building referencing to traditional Indian courtyard houses

Sections

Sanjay Puri Architects is the top awarded architecture firm at WA Awards 10+5+X, the firm has won 39 WA Awards so far. 

With 200 international and more than 100 national awards, the firm has won architectural projects in Australia, Spain, Montenegro, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, and Dallas.

Sanjay Puri Architects won the WA Award in the 40th Cycle with Nokha Village School in Designed category.

Project facts

Project name: The Courtyard Office

Architects: Sanjay Puri Architects

Lead Architects: Mr. Sanjay Puri 

Design Team: Ruchika Gupta, Dayita Kurvey, Prajakta Panchal, Samantha Fernandes

Project Type: Office

No. of Floors: G+1

Location: Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India   

Commencement Date: Feb 2014

Completion Date: September 2020

Client Name: Shree Cement Ltd.

Size of the Project: 88,660 sq.ft. 


Consultants:

Interior design Consultant: Baheti & Associates

Structural Consultant: Dr. Kelkar Design Pvt. Ltd. 

MEP Consultant: Epsilon Design Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.  

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All drawings © Sanjay Puri Architects

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