this project was designed as a tentative proposal for an extremely long narrow plot as a case study, to explore the possibility of creating an i.t building within the limited confines & proportions of the plot. after looking at various options of individual blocks it was decided that the flexibility of having a large office space at a single level would not be possible with the constraints of size of the plot. we therefore designed a linear continuous block with three vertical circulation cores that allow a division of six offices at each level with the option of combining spaces for a larger office. the entire building is perceived visually as a series of cuboids stacked asymmetrically over each other creating a sculptural effect. at each level open terraces are d along the length of offices to allow plantation & provide outdoor usable spaces. along the length two voids are d which form large elevated open recreational areas while providing relief in the extreme length of the building. the envisaged built form thus expresses the linearity & depth of the plot turning the disproportionate ratio of width & depth to advantage. the design s outdoor spaces as an extension of the internal spaces at each level with & devoted garden spaces to compensate for the lack of open space within the plot & s flexible office spaces with ample natural light while becoming a sculptural form with a distinct character & identity. this plot is situated along an arterial road in pune city in india, where large scale development is rapidly transforming the urban landscape. this office building is designed on a plot sandwiched between corporate office buildings on either side, is a complete deviation from any of the existing developments. the design takes into consideration the climatic factors prevalent in the city. in a deviation from the typical glass aluminium & granite clad buildings in the vicinity which are not responsive to the climatic conditions of extremely harsh sunlight during summers & pleasant winter months, this building is planned to allow exterior spaces sheltered from direct sunlight by being d on the northern side & recessed windows to reduce the heat in temperatures that exceed 30°c for nine months of the year.


Sanjay Puri , Kulin Dhruva

CUBES by Sanjay Puri in India won the WA Award Cycle 21. Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.

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