EcoDesign Architectses un despacho de arquitectura joven y cosmopolita con sede en Nueva Delhi, India. Nuestra ampliaexperiencia internacional y diversos antecedentes culturales que junto con los conocimientos técnicosadecuados nos ayuda a crear projectos que responden al sitio donde se ubican, dando como resultadoespacios comfortables, inovadores y vanguardistas, que al mismo tiempo conservan electricidad y sonsensibles con el medio ambiente.Buscamos hacer una diferencia en nuestros proyectos mediante la creación de una arquitectura queresponde a las necesidades y requerimientos del cliente, siempre en busca de la mejor calidad conestándares internacionales y conocimiento local.Estamos siempre regidos por las condiciones dellugar como lo son el clima, las costumbres y la cultura. Creemos firmemente que nuestro entorno tieneun impacto directo en nuestra calidad de vida y al buscar calidad con innovacion y buen diseño,obtenemos un ambiente comfortable y saludable para el cliente y el usuario. Al lograr una buena calidad, el edificio y las condiciones adecuadas para asegurar la salud de sushabitantes, contribuye al rendimiento físico de los edificios y el impacto que los mismos tienen con elmedio ambiente.
P r o l o g u e EcoDesign Architects is a young cosmopolitan architectural firm based in New Delhi, India. Our extensiveinternational experience, diverse cultural backgrounds along with the appropriate technicalexpertise helps us towards creating projects that are Site-Specific, Climate-Specific,Comfortable, Innovative, Progressive, Energy Efficient and Environmentally Sensitive.We seek to make a difference in our projects by creating architecture that responds to theneeds and requirements of the client while seeking the best quality with an amalgamationof international standards and local knowledge. We are always guided by the climate ofthe place taking into consideration the sensitivity of the culture and the location of the site.We strongly believe that our physical surroundings have a direct impact on our quality oflife. By strongly pursuing good quality with innovation in design, we pursue to achieve ahealthy, comfortable and a positive impact on the lives of our clients and the users of thespace, and ultimately on the environment.By achieving a good quality, the building itself and healthy conditions for the inhabitants,contributes towards the physical performance of the buildings and the impact that thesame has to the environment.
A M I T M E N D I R AT TA MOHIT VERMAM.sc. in Renewable Energy & Architecture M.EKISTICSNottingham University, Jamia Millia Islamia,U.K. New Delhi, IndiaDegree in Architecture Degree in ArchitectureTVB School of Habitat Studies, TVB School of Habitat Studies,New Delhi, India New Delhi, IndiaCM Sapra & Associates GSEPL MOVARCH Design2007 2007-2004 2010-2000New Delhi, India New Delhi, India New Delhi, IndiaCorus RD&T Adhar Design Studio2004-2002 2000-1999Sheffield, UK New Delhi, India
P a r t n e r sAYA R I C A R I L L O M E N D I R AT TAM.Sc. in Renewable Energy & ArchitectureNottingham University,U.K.Degree in ArchitectureUniversidad Iberoamericana,Mexico City,Ashok B. Lal Architects WATG ARUP Andrzej Blonski Architects2008-2005 2005-2004 2004-2003 2003-2002New Delhi,India London,UK London,UK London,UKGrupo Arquitectónica Molo Construction Iberoamerican University2000 1999 - 1998 1998Mexico City Mexico City Mexico City
Year 2008-2010 Client Embassy of Spain, IndiaDescription Spanish Cultural & Learning Center Location Connaught Place, New Delhi Area 50,000 Sq.ft Institutional Instituto Cervantes
A prime cultural landmark in Connaught Place, New Delhi from the Government of Spainconsisting of a Spanish language teaching center with classrooms, Offices, 150 seatauditorium, Library, two Exhibition Halls and a cafeteria. EcoDesign was employed to bringto this exciting project the key aspects of innovative design, close supervision of execution,local knowledge and interior design with international design standards to this building. Thebuilding has been designed as an experience with formal and informal spaces for thestudents and staff to create an interactive multi cultural environment in the building. Whilebeing a simplistic and modern building, it blends to the existing urban context of “Art-Deco”architectural style of Connaught Place in New Delhi. The building attempts to tie- up theidentity of both Indian & Spanish cultures together under one roof, in a project with modernEuropean spaces in an Indian context.
Hi-Tech Poly technique Institute is one of the premier institutions in the field of technicaleducation. The Polytechnic is a part of the complete educational complex and affiliated toMahamaya Technical University, Noida. The campus provides all essential amenities forcommunity living like medical room, playing fields, cafeteria etc. The instructional buildingsinclude departments, a central library and administrative block.The building design is in conformation with low-energy consumption and sustainableprinciples. The whole facility is designed with eco friendly techniques and materials. Thebuilding shall be using precast vaulted arches to speed up construction time and to reduce theconstruction cost. The building is making use of wind towers in order to passively get rid ofinternal heat. This should go a long way to reduce the operation cost
Institutional Year 2012- On Going Client Hitech Engineering CollegeDescription Polytechnic college Location Ghaziabad, UP, India Area 30,000 Sqft Hitech Polytechnic College
Good Hopes hospital is a 100 bedded hospital located on a plot of about 3 acres in a semi-rural area on a busy national highway. The hospital has been planned around a large longsemi-covered courtyard oriented towards south-north. The floor plates have been deliberatelykept very narrow to have ample daylight for all-patients,doctors,workers and the visitors. Theground floor comprises of OPD’s, Radiology, Casualty and admin block. The above floorsconsist of inpatient rooms on one floor and operation theaters, ICU’s, etc on one floor on thebasis of quantum of flow of people.Keeping in mind the purchasing power of the patients envisaged, it was decided to have onlyclinical areas as air-conditioned, to keep the operational costs down. In order to still have acomfortable environment, various features like wind towers, earth-air cooling, well insulatedand appropriately designed envelope have been proposed. Also a tri-generation unit has beenproposed, using locally available biomass for electrical generation, cooling and heating needsof the hospital.
Year 2011- On Going Hospitals Client Good Hopes HospitalsDescription 100-bedded hospital Location Jind, Haryana, India Area 90,000 Sqft Good Hopes Hospital
The design proposal for a cancer hospital for BFUHS, Faridkot was a reflection of thevision of a world class cancer hospital for cancer ridden Punjab. The design proposalfollows a contemporary modular concepts for design, space plan and layouts to facilitatecurrent requirements and future modifications and expansions. All buildings are adequatelybridged and networked for convenient movement of patient, staff and visitors. The hospitalis designed around a very simplistic plan, to avoid the usual confusions in maze-likeplanning of administration hospitals. In the design proposal environmental qualities such as maximising daylight, appropriateventilation, landscaping, good acoustics, occupants comfort and productivity is the primaryfocus. the design is also in conformation with the contemporary accreditation andregulatory norms
Hospitals Year 2012 (Proposal Stage) Client Baba Farid University of Health SciencesDescription 250-bedded hospital Location Faridkot, Punjab, India Area 2,08,000 Sqft BFUHS Cancer Hospital
Skylark Hatcheries Pvt Ltd is one of the largest hatcheries in the country. Its corporate officecomprising of office space, meeting rooms, training rooms and cafeteria. The Brief was todesign a corporate building which is very comfortable to be in, has a very elegant, modernand corporate look and cuts down the dust and the heat. The site is located amidstagricultural fields and located in very hot and dusty environment. The building is orientedtowards north-south as the longer side and the east and west having minimal or completelyshaded windows, meanwhile portraying a very corporate image. On the south side, wheremost of the offices look into a ‘micro climate’ space with lots of greens and public functions.The space is covered with spaceframes and enclosed with jaali (screen) walls.Thiscomfortable space allows most of the building to have views towards greens with ampledaylight. This microclimate space acts as a buffer for the heat and dust. Work Spaces Year 2011 - On Going Client Skylark Hatcheries Pvt Ltd, India Description Corporate Head-Office Location Safidon,Panipat,Haryana, India Area 26,000 Sq.ft [Site Area = 5500 Sqm] Skylark Corporate Office
United States-India Education Foundation (USIEF) approached Ecodesign Architects with the responsibility of making it a platinum rating building under LEED IGBC, which can make it to be the first building in C.P. of this kind.The scope of work includes designing the building which is multi-functional that includes officespaces, guest bedrooms, archives, gym and redeveloping cafeteria and the entire site. Variousfeatures like provision of rain water harvesting system, evaporative cooling to attainmicroclimate within the building, application of louvers for night cooling, use of XPS insulationon walls, double glazed windows and reflective tiles on roof to improve thermal conductivityinside the building, are being adopted. Work Spaces Year 2010 - On Going Client United States- India Education Foundation, India Description Offices + guest rooms Location New Delhi, India Area 10,000 Sq.ft USIEF Green Office Building
The Spanish Embassy approached EcoDesign Architects for an annexe to their existingbuilding that could accommodate their visa section as well as the facilities required for themain entry to accommodate their security nucleus for the embassy. An important prerequisitewas to ensure and provide a solution to accommodate all the requirements with internationalquality standards with the aid of local knowledge to blend with their existing structure. Theattempt was to cater the different requirements and needs of the users, creating an energyefficient building with minimal running costs accounting for maximum natural daylight withoutcompromising on the security of the complex. The thermal performance of this building hasbeen improved by the use of Screens (jaalis), North lights, roofs with heat reflectingsurfaces, etc. An architectural expression is being created that will blend with the existingstructures while preserving the natural flora of the site, as nodal points of both the blocks withglass and jails creating a semi lucid effect. Work Spaces Year 2008 - On Going Client Embassy of Spain, India Description Spanish Embassy Annexe Location New Delhi, India Area 3000 Sq.ft Embassy of Spain
River Vatika is designed as a weekend home township near Mumbai. The site is located at theconfluence of two rivers and is surrounded by reserved forests, 90 km north of Mumbai. Thearchitectural design is planned to support the natural landscape and the regional architecturalform existing in this area, which is primarily worli tribal houses. The main idea of the township isto provide spacious plots and low rise residences for the people of Mumbai to get an escapefrom their high rise congested apartments in Mumbai. The concept of weekend home isdeveloped for the people to spend a couple of days in a natural environment in a simpleregional architectural habitat.
Year 2008- On Going Township Client RSL Developers Private LimitedDescription Weekend home township Location Wada (North of Mumbai),Maharashtra Area 100 Acres River Vatika
A 12,000 sq ft office development project in New Delhi. The project involvedoptimizing space usage, coordinating various services and redesigning the externalenvelope using contemporary materials to define an image for new office developmentin the area. A tall concrete canopy provides for an elegant entrance and the GRCjaalis allow the light to be controlled from the front facade meanwhile giving an elegantand articulated front facade. The building uses cool roofs and double glazing tominimize the energy loads. The attempt is to create an Office space that has allmodern amenities, comfortable and is appropriate for the climate. Work Spaces Year 2011 - On Going Client Primalace Thailand Pvt Ltd Description Corporate Office Complex Location Okhla Phase - I , New Delhi Area 12,000 Sq.ft Commercial Office Development
A farm house located in the outskirts of New Delhi. This 2.5 acres farm house with a smallconsortium has an emphasis on open planning, strong connections of interiors and exteriorsspaces, natural light & new finishes and details. The 2.5 acres farm house luxuriates with itslodging which facilitates the owner. The lodging occupies the kitchen, dining area and theliving area which shares a beautiful terrace. The house has been designed as an experiencewith triple height entrance, bridge walkways, sunken living areas and all with a very open freeflowing plan with interesting spaces of different heights. All the spaces are at split levels,linked with a wide corridor leading to a reflecting pool that extends vistas to the south horizon.The attic maximizes views towards the greenery of the botanical gardens, designed to makethe visitors forget the urban stresses and a perfect relaxing house.
Residentials Year 2009 - On GoingDescription Farm House Location Satbari , New Delhi Area 10,000 Sq.ft [ Built Up area] Bahl FarmHouse
EcoDesign worked with the client to create a modern, low maintenance and low running cost house with a clear eye on the overall cost. A residence in South Delhi which has been planned as a green residence impregnated with various green design features like a green court acting as lungs, insulated facades, green or vegetated roofs infused with cool roofs, integration of Solar chimney to augment the natural stack ventilation. The optimum day-lighting requirements has been achieved with the use of double glazed windows & designed overhangs. Residentials Year 2008 - On GoingDescription Green Initiative - Residential Flat Location Kailash Colony, New Delhi Area 15,000 Sq.ft Private Residence
The office was designed as the corporate officefor a leading international calling telecomservices operator. This 6000 sq. feet officecomprises of office space for staff, directorrooms, meeting rooms and pantries. Theendeavor was to create an interesting mix ofspaces, colors and finishes to keep the people ofthe 100 people office motivated and excited andat the same time to retain the brand identity andthe elegance for the corporate. The designincluded coordination with all services likeplumbing, firefighting and air-conditioning.
Interiors Year 2010 Client Clay Telecom Description Office Location Okhla Phase I, India Area 6,000 Sq.ftTelecom office Interiors
The brief was to provide an office space with six different departments within theoffice, conference hall, meeting rooms, pantry etc and to provide an architecturewhich would define their identity as a national level company at the same timekeeping a strict vigil on the budget. With close supervision and interestingdesigns, play of spaces, elegant finishes; interesting interiors were created tohave six different departments with their own feel but all merging as one.
Interiors Year 2009 Client IKYA GLOBALDescription Corporate office Interiors - Turnkey Location Okhla Phase - I, New Delhi Area 4000 Sq.ft HR Office Interiors
This exhibition cum office space in Central Delhi designed for a popular Art Gallery in thecity, provided an opportunity to create an architecture that would be flexible, light, andelegant. Long horizontal and vertical strips of glass, wood and stainless strips havebeen employed to portray an image of clarity and lightness, providing a perfectbackdrop to the contemporary art pieces. The challenge was to have an office space thatwould have its own identity and privacy. The plain whites with glass panels allow visibilityand natural light as well as orange highlights as part of the corporate image of Marigoldcolour, providing a combination of calmness and stability within . With close supervisionand light finishes the brief was adhered to give an elegant space.
Interiors Year 2008 Client Marigold Fine ArtDescription Art Gallery Interiors - Turnkey Location Sunder Nagar, New Delhi Area 1200 Sq.ft Marigold Fine Art Studio
EcoDesign was commissioned to refurbish an existing Dharamshala and convert it in toa 3/4 star Hotel located on the bank of the Ganga River. It was a challenge to utilize thetraditional elements of the original architecture of the building built over 70 years ago,and convert it into a Heritage Hotel with all modern amenities. The proposedredevelopment of the building comprise of Demolition and restructuring of the existingground level from the river side and convert to a restaurant area, the refurbishment ofthe reception area as well as a total of 20 rooms with attached toilet on the above fourand a half floors.
Year 2009 - On Going Hotels Client Ganga Azure HotelsDescription Refurbishment - Heritage Hotel Location Haridwar, India Area 10,000 Sq.ft Ganga Heritage Hotel
As part of our green initiative, we provide consultancy to large projects in various parts of the country to aid the owners in pursuing Sustainability using green building concepts and getting the building certified by various rating agencies like USGBC-LEED, IGBC-LEED or TERI-GRIHA, while following the Energy Conservation Building codes (ECBC). We have been empaneled with the Bureau of energy efficiency (BEE) as resource architects for the awareness of the new energy codes. We provide LEED/GRIHA facilitation, energy analysis & whole building energy simulation (WBES) modeling using various software in order to assess the energy performance of the building during its construction and more importantly during its operation.Sustainability LEED/GRIHA Green Building Rating Facilitation
This 1,44,144 Sq.ft developmentby a developer seeks to attain aplatinum rating for this building bythe use various initiatives likeregional materials, certified wood,double glazed facade & windows,external shading devices amongstothers. The energy needs of oneof the seven floors are being metby photovoltaic arrays. Sustainability Year 2008 - On Going Client Vaswani Group Description Office Complex Location Bangalore, India Area 1,44,144 Sq.ft Certification LEED India CS v1 Vaswani Centropolis
Nirmal Bhartia School (NBS) for its new extension building is seeking to incorporate this Green Building certification as part of their everyday education program, showing the students how can the impact of the environment by the building during construction and throughout the usage lifetime. EcoDesign was provided the opportunity to ensure that the school will become better premises with the minimal impact to the environment, not only throughout the construction process, but also during its life time.Sustainability Year 2008 - 2012 Client Nirmal Society for Education & Promotion Description Primary School Location Dwarka, New Delhi, India Area 7,165 Sq.ft Certification LEED India NC v1 Nirmal Bhartiya School
A prestigious project for green building rating for a 21storied landmark Jubilee tower for the Gas Authority ofIndia limited to make a state of the art technologygreen building aiming for a Platinum Certification.Various recommendations were given by EcoDesignto achieve the best possible LEED rating, like on-siteelectricity generation (upto7.5% of annual demand),high efficient lighting systems, VAM chillers,GasGeneration power backup, heat reflective roofs,shading devices, etc are being used in this building. Sustainability Year 2009 - On Going Client Gas Authority India Limited (GAIL) Project Office Complex Location Noida, India Area 2,10,230 Sq.ft Certification LEED India NC v1 GAIL Jubilee Tower
In conjunction with Ashok B.Lall Architects, this project has been awarded a LEEDPlatinum by the US Green Building Council. The client was keen to make a verysustainable building where the dissemination of sustainable techniques could beexhibited to the common people. Conservation of resources was an important concernthat was addressed by the team with the use of stabilized mud blocks, using materialswith recycled content and reusing most of construction waste. All rain water of the site isreused by directing into an underground rain water harvesting tank of 4,00,000 literswhich provide over 50% of the HVAC Make-up water. The building has incorporatedvarious green initiatives like efficient HVAC system, Sewage treatment plant, day-lighting design, sun shading devices and a photovoltaic array of 59KW catering to alllighting and essential electrical office requirements.
Sustainability Year 2005 - 2009 Client Seghal FoundationDescription Office Complex & Research Centre Location Gurgaon, India Area 30,000 Sq.ftCertification UGBC LEED NC v2.1 Institute of Rural Research & Development
IGNOU campus was built in temporary structures about 25 years ago. With increaseddemand of space, poor maintenance and lack of any architectural expression forced theUniversity to call for a national competition for the facelifting of the campus. After analysisof the usage pattern, requirements and difficulties of the existing campus the proposallooked at the pedestrian flow and inter connectivity of the blocks, lack of unity andarchitectural language in the complex and difficulty of access.A Unitarian proposal was provided creating new clear visual and physical links betweenthe existing blocks, demarcated and well designed areas for services, breathing pocketsof landscaped areas for interaction of staff and students and retrofit of the buildingenvelope. The different facades were treated differently as per their orientation to let inmore natural light, and secondly the thermal performance of the complete envelope waslooked at, researched and improved. The attempt was to depend less on air-conditioningand artificial lighting with clear views from all the spaces.
Competetions Year 2009 Client Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)Description Face Lifting of IGNOU - Existing Buildings Location Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India Area 10 Acres [Campus Area] Indira Gandhi National Open University