PASSION PERSONIFIED
Wood News|March - April 2021
When you start out with the motto, ‘Design Without Compromise’, it sets a very high bar for residential properties. Bengaluru-based Total Environment Building Systems, founded in 1996, is living up to its own exacting standards. The design, construction and real estate developer has so far delivered more than 46 lakh square feet of residential projects – both apartments and villas – to more than 2,000 satisfied buyers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune. In 2020, Total Environment launched a residential project in Texas (USA).
Dhananjay Sardeshpande
PASSION PERSONIFIED
The promoters of this ambitious private venture, Mr Kamal Sagar & Ms Shibanee Sagar, are trained architects: Kamal from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; and Shibanee from Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, with a Master’s degree from Georgia (US). What also sets the award-winning couple apart from other builders are their other precepts: incorporating design as a solution to each clients’ requirements, invoking the devil in the details, and employing natural construction material. You guessed right, that includes wood!

Dhananjay Sardeshpande spoke with Mr Abraar Ahmed, Vice-President and head of Machine-Craft, to find out what makes the company tick.

No gimmicks, no fads or trends; just authentic good design that is optimal, functional, and timeless. That is what Kamal and Shibanee Sagar, co-promoters of Total Environment, believe in.

“Good design is about making a connection,” says Kamal. “We work closely with buyers of our homes to understand their requirements, and then design each space so that it fulfills those needs.”

For him, every element of design exists for a reason: to make the experience of living more comfortable, joyous and fulfilling. “Above all, good design should inspire you to make a difference,” he feels.

More than two decades into designing, constructing, furnishing, and servicing several hundred homes, Total Environment today stands out for some unique features in real estate for living:

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