Housing case study
3. Site surroundings.
4. Site section.
6. Social spaces.
9. Merit and demerits.
• This housing is owned by the UNITECH LIMITED which is INDIA’S largest real
• The architect of the project is Timothy Siew.
• Location- Sector Pi II Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
• Total Area: 25 Acres
• Ground coverage:20%
• Maximum FAR =2
• No. of Blocks: 23, each comprising 3 towers.
• No. of Floors: 16
• No of basement-01
• No of parking in basement: 600
• No of entry gates- 2 main gates & 01 service entry
• Unit type- 3 BHK (157.34-158.46 sqm.)
• Sector-Phi2 is a very prime locality and well
connected with the other parts of the city.
• Transport facility is also good in this locality.
School, bank, ATM and hospital are available
nearby the locality.(within 1-2 kms).
DISTANCE FROM DISTANCE IN
Botanic`al garden metro 30 km
Sector 18 (commercial area) 32 km
Pari Chwok 5km
Kalandi kunj 30km
New Delhi Railway Station 48 km
Indira Gandhi International Airport 52km
road 20 m wide
FACILITIES PRESENT IN UNITECH HORIZON
1. Beautifully landscaped lawns with seating areas
2. Outdoor children’s play area
3. Water Bodies
4. Multipurpose lawn
5. Jogging & cycling tracks
6. Spacious basement parking
7. Visitor car parking
8. Tennis & badminton courts
9. Club house
CLUB HOUSE FACILITIES
I. Swimming pool Kids pool
III. Indoor games room
IV. Multipurpose hall
V. Kids Play Room
VI. General Store
B-MAIN ENTRY WATER FEATURE
C-ENTRY COURTYARD TYPE 1
D-ENTRY COURTYARD TYPE 2
E-MAIN CENTRAL LAWN
G-CLUB HOUSE MOUND WITH PATH OVER
H-FORMAL LAWN EVENT SPACE
K-TYPICAL SHADE PAVALLION
L-EXERCISE/ PLAYGROUND AREA
N -TENNIS COURT
20m wide road
6m wide road
Children’s play area Club house located at
Swimming pool serves
as the recreational as
well as passive cooling
Open space b/w
blocks provide free
area for wind
Water feature cools
down the air
Ramp leading to
Surface car parking
• The planning allows only pedestrian amongst the cluster of modules & vehicular traffic is along the periphery.
• Well connected building blocks by internal pedestrian pathways.
• Easily accessible by handicap & old people.
BUILT & UN-BUILT AREA
Built up area-20%
Circulation & surface
Each block has its own surface parking which are
connected to the peripheral road.
DIFFERENT AREAS DEMARCATION. surface parking
•No. of floors- G+15
•No. of towers-23
•No refuge area is
•Pent house is not
•All the dwellings have
Type A 3 1760
Type A 1 3 1760
Type A 2 3 1740
Type A 3 3 1740
Type A 4 3 1760
Type A 5 3 1760
Type A 6 3 1740
Type A 7 3 1740
Type B 3 1695
Type B 1 3 1695
Type B 2 3 1695
Type B 3 3
•Maximum ventilation on the
•3 private balconies.
•All the 3 bedrooms are
provided inside which are
not getting proper
•None of the bedroom is
having a balcony.
TYPE A AREA
3 BHK 160 Sq.m.
Ventilation of the living room
3 BHK A1 180 Sq.m.
3 BHK A2 180 Sq.m.
3 BHK A3 180 Sq.m.
3 BHK A4 180 Sq.m.
3 BHK A5 180 Sq.m.
3 BHK A6 180 Sq.m.
3 BHK B 170 Sq.m.
3 BHK B1 160 Sq.m.
•All the 3 bedrooms
are provided inside
which are not
•These blocks are
PRESENT CONDITION OUR OPINION
Ventilation is not proper in all the
Balconies should be provided in the
No proper terraces are provided Proper terraces should be provided.
Orientation of all the blocks are
different and hence architecturally not
Orientation of all the dwellings should
be kept in mind.
Refuge area is not present Refuge area should be provided
Only 3 bhk flats are present Penthouses are not present
Most of the blocks are present in the
Louvers could have been provided so
that to get diffused sunlight.
LAWNS AND PAVILION
K- SHADE PAVILION
G- CLUB HOUSE
H- FORMAL LAWN M-BADMINTON COURT
I/J- SWIMMING POOL
N- TENNIS COURT
segregation of vehicular and
• The presence of water feature near the
entrance creates a micro climate giving a
pleasing and refreshing welcome to the
• Each block is facilitated with open green
area and water feature having facilities for
seating or playground. The multipurpose
lawns are located near the entrance in
between two blocks giving a good view as
one enters into the housing and at the
same time maintaining a privacy
Located at the center marked by a lawn on the top is an attraction to the site.
• Swimming pool
• Fitness center
• Indoor games room
• Multipurpose hall
• General store
Net preventing the
mud to fall from
the slope sitting Multi purpose hall
Entry to the club
Path around the club
Fitness Centre Indoor games room General store
75% of the area is soft
landscaped and for the
different types of pathways
are provided like concrete
pavers and interlocked
Lawns marked with dividers
Proper care was given to the landscaped area.
Small pipes were installed to water the grass.
sitting spaces like gazebos are provided in the lawns.
marked by pathways
Entrance to the tower through the lawn
kota stone on the
lawns for pathway
kota stone on the lawns for pathway
channel drains are covered with the pebbles making it
in the lawns.
dust and pleasing
The water bodies
near the blocks
crates a micro
climate at the place
PLAYGROUND, BADMINTON AND TENNIS COURT
The courts are located at the periphery
each block has its individual
Orientation north south (preferable)
Living and dinning
Vitrified tile with wooden skirting.
Laminated wooden flooring.
• Living room having
Large window making
the interiors well lit
Living area: aluminum window and glass is used
tiles up to 2 feet
Living /dinning painted in pleasing
Shades of oil bound distemper paint.
Combination of stone and textured paint finish.
Outside sitting space
Pathway in lawn
Stone covering on drainage pipe
SITE SERVICES BASEMENT STURCURE FACADES
Good views from most of the flats.
Pool area surrounded by trees thus
cooling the surrounding area.
Good spacing between group of building blocks, thus
creating good communal & interaction spaces.
No intersection of pedestrian movement by
Contours on the site are used efficiently by
making sitting spaces.
Surface parking is provided for the people visiting
Well maintained paved spaces for jogging, exercises
& movement along the lawns.
Lush green ground cover provides cooler
environment to the site.
Easy movement for handicap
people in site, building blocks,
landscape areas & other areas.
Services like electricity & sewage available either in
basement or to the periphery of the site.
provided in each
building one for
general use &
other for fire.
02 lifts provided
one for service &
Hose pipes are provided in front of each block. Sprinklers are provided in the flats also.
• Each tower is provided with fire alarms, sprinklers, hose pipes and valve units.
At regular interval cut-outs are given
for the intake of Fresh air & light.
• Each block’s parking is identifiable &
accessible by service core.
• Maximum utilisation of basement area.
Hose reels & sprinklers
positioned at regular interval.
ELEVATIONS & FAÇADE TREATMENET
• Elevation gives a very conventional residential
• Due to severe warm climate white & light yellow
colour is used in elevation.
• Large windows to increase aesthetics and
increased view from inside.
• Structure is purely earthquake resistance.
• RCC framed structure with raft pile foundations.
• No refugee area provided.
• No balcony in any of the bedroom, except
• No provision for servants or maids.
• No mechanical techniques for harnessing
solar energy & conservation of water.
• Club house & pool area comparatively
small as compared to the no of residents.