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Kunchunjunga Apartments - Charles Korrea Mumbai

  1. 1. Kanchenjunga Apartments Aniruddh Jain
 10110006
 B.Arch IV Year
  2. 2. Technical Data • Apartments: 32 luxury apartments / 4 types / (3 to 6 bedrooms) • Height (architectural) : 83.32! • Floors: 27 ! • Construction System: Concrete! • Architect: Charles Correa Associates! • Structural engineer: Shirish Patel ! • Date: 1970 to 1983! • Building Type: Skyscraper! • Architectural Style: Modern, Brutalism
  3. 3. 450m
  4. 4. 83m 56m 47m 107m
  5. 5. Orientation • Lot size: 5260sqm! • Tower Footprint: 436sqm • Climate: Hot Temperate! • Street Address: 72 Peddar Road! • Orientation: East‐West! • 62.5% get view of harbour
 & remaining of arabian sea
  6. 6. Ventilation & Daylight • In Mumbai, a building has to be oriented east‐west to catch prevailing sea breezes and to open up the best views of the city. Unfortunately, these are also the directions of the hot sun and the heavy monsoon rains. • The old bungalows solved these problems by wrapping a protective layer of verandas around the main living areas, thus providing the occupants with two lines of defence against the elements.
  7. 7. Vertical Zoning • Surface parking 20 • Basement Parking 30 • Clubhouse and Pool • Entrance • A B C D Typical apartments • Elevators stop at alternate floors
  8. 8. Modularity • Provided for all stratas of people • Special Penthouse • Special first apartment
  9. 9. Services • Electrical • Plumbing • Storm Water Drainage • Fire Systems
  10. 10. Lower 5BHK
  11. 11. Upper 5BHK
  12. 12. Structure • RCC structure completely. • 6.3 m Cantilever • Slip form first time used in India • Tube system with shear walls
  13. 13. Apartment Section • N
  14. 14. Balconies = Verandahs
  15. 15. Colors of India
  16. 16. Balconies
  17. 17. Criticism • Structural inapt for the ground. • Water seepage from verandah • Noise from Peddar Road
  18. 18. References 1974 'Apartments', Architecture Plus, New York - March, p. 26 1980 'Report from India: Current work of Correa', by H. Smith, Architectural Record, New York - July, pp. 88-89 1980 'Contemporary Asian Architecture', Process Architecture - 20, Tokyo - November, pp. 94-118 1982 'Open the Box', by Jim Murphy, Progressive Architecture, New York - October, pp. 100-104 1983 'Kanchanjunga Apartments', Architect, Melbourne - December, pp. 12-13 1985 'Charles Correa: Inspirations Indiennes', Techniques & Architecture, Paris - August, pp. 106-117 1985 'Edificio residenziale a torre a Bombay', by C. M. Pierdominici, Cemento, Rome - Oct., pp. 642-651 1991 'Espacos para a India', by C. Dibar/ D. Armando, Arqitectura Urbanisma, Buenos Aires, Dec., pp. 44-51 1999 'Cultural Motifs- Charles Correa' by Amy Liu, 'Space', Hong Kong, November, pgs 104-105 & 109-117 Books 1990 After the Masters, by Vikram Bhatt & Peter Scriver, Mapin, Ahmedabad, pp. 64 - 67 1999 Outside Architecture, by Susan Zevon, Rockport Publishers, Massachusetts, pp. 27 - 29 2000 World Architecture, A Critical Mosaic 1900-2000, Vol. 8, South Asia, Ed. Rahul Mehrotra,

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