Layout, Design and Construction of a 22 acre Housing Development

Completion: January 2007 | Client: Parsn Urban Development Ltd. | Contractor: Balachandran Partners | Cost: 23 Crore INR | Surface: 22 acre, 400 housing units | Partner: Kolam Architects, Sonali Phadnis, arch. | Consultants: Harald Kraft, Water Engineer | Collaborators: Nuria Aragon├ęs, arch.; R Kupuraj, model making

A residential development of 400 housing units located, near Chennai airport, in the developing southern districts of Chennai where new IT parks and corridors proliferate. Agricultural land requalified into residential due to development pressure. The project aims to avoid the common tavula-rasa trend by implementing a lay-out and water management strategy that emerges from the existing paddy-field plots.