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JK House Delhi by Conarch Architects

Located in an ubern-dense Delhi locale, JK House forms a distinct urban landmark. Designed by Ar SK Goel, Principal, Conarch Architects, Delhi, the project is built on an urban infill site and situated within four-minute walking distance from a transit hub, the project is appropriately sited to benefit from the city’s growing mass public transit system.

Challenges

Based on the interactions with the client, Mr. J.C. Chaudhry, the primary goal was to create a positive, comfortable and productive work environment. Characteristic of Delhi’s urban area, the site is a long narrow rectangle with existing built properties on three sides, with front, rear and side setbacks. Long narrow rectangular sites pose a challenge to naturally light workspaces at lower levels and areas away from exterior walls. Given the critical role daylight plays in occupant mental and physical health, a generous sized atrium was introduced in the middle to light the building from within. Low height desk partitions, light material finishes and full height glass partitions help daylight penetration in deeper areas of the floor plate. The building emphasizes occupant comfort with ample daylighting, natural materials, breakout spaces and a large landscaped terrace.

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