first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard India Projects Landscape: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Otis, Asian Paints, Brown Kota & Black Granite, Ganesh Sign Boards, Madhavi constructions, Prashali Bricks, Trimble, UPVC Windows, Z.S Fabricator “COPY” The Purple Ink Studio, Aditi Pai Design Team:Akshay Heranjal, Nishita Bhatia, Sharanya, Priyanka, Arpita Pai, JaikumarClients:Axis Concept Construction Pvt LtdEngineering:Naik AssociatesConsultants:Ceecon EngineersCity:BangaloreCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Axis Vanam (Vanam meaning ‘Forest’ in Sanskrit) is a project that aims to be a green oasis within the chaos of its surroundings. The project was initiated with the idea of condensing the gap between the built and greens. With a little research of the neighborhood, we identified the diminishing greens and dying lakes in the vicinity. Vanam is a reaction to this increasing breach in the urban fabric. It is designed as a stimulus to restore the balance in the built and green spaces blurring the boundaries between the two.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaLocated in the heart of one of the busiest neighborhoods in Bangalore, Vanam is a mid-size housing project with 20 living units stacked across 5 levels. Every unit is outward-facing, with openings planned to integrate ample light and cross- ventilation. The central core is well lit with skylights and louvers at the terrace level assisting in stack ventilation and making all the extents comfortable and less dependent on mechanical ventilation.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaEach unit is compact and planned as a 2 Bedroom apartment with an additional flexible area, planned to be an extension to the deck. This space can be actively used by the residents for their various activities of the day. The structure also gives the flexibility to convert this area into a green pocket; hence no two units are alike. The multi-functional space changes in accordance with time and is adaptive to the lifestyle of the users. The openings in the apartment are planned in the wind direction to induce ample natural ventilation. The balconies/decks are staggered to offer double-height volumes that are attached to either the Living or the Master Bedroom, also opening itself for taller trees in the balconies.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe balcony is re-defined as a “garden deck” to hold soil and paving, providing each home with its private garden at all levels. Moving away from the conventional box for the deck, the form of the balcony takes a cue from the soil repose angle and facilitates a sunk for soil filling. The fragmented, yet fluid configuration of the balcony enhances the overall building geometry. The structure for the balcony is planned by adding deeper beams to undertake the soil load which in course also opened the way for taller windows touching the beam bottom for the lower unit.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe form-work for the balconies was planned in a prototype of 4 feet width, 6 feet height. With several mock-ups done in GI to test the form, the final shuttering modules were done in MS. While the ideal methodology would have been to pre-cast the balconies, due to limited financial resources manual labor was involved and all the balconies were individually casted with the available number of modules and time frame. The planter boxes also followed the form and function of the balcony with integrated sunk to add more horizontal green spaces at each level.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe overall material palette interweaves with the greens from the balconies and planters. It is planned to highlight the double-height corner volumes and scale down the visual vocabulary. 12mm thick brick cladding along with exposed grey textures formed the prime façade materials. The alternate deck projections and materiality of the façade is also enhanced by the sun movement and the quality of light and shadow.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe common areas are further held together by natural stone flooring and terracotta jaalis for the skylight areas. The planting pattern is tropical and native to the local region. Each balcony is provided with a tree engaging the users with their greens. The extended cantilevered spaces in the form of balconies and planter box give the user the opportunity to grow greens along the entire length. Expectantly, in the years to come, one would find more greens from the building than one would expect from an otherwise concrete surface. The building is an attempt, to function as an environmental filter by introducing “intermediate landscapes” that connect the residents with their green spaces.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaProject gallerySee allShow lessRural Frameworks: Ghana’s New Spaces for LearningArticlesUNSense Develops an Adaptive Neighborhood of 100 Homes, part of UNStudio Brainport S…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Bangalore, Karnataka, IndiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments Area:  22000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Bangalore, Indiacenter_img Year:  Axis Vanam / The Purple Ink Studio ArchDaily Axis Vanam / The Purple Ink StudioSave this projectSaveAxis Vanam / The Purple Ink StudioSave this picture!© Niveditaa Gupta+ 36Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Architects: The Purple Ink Studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Niveditaa Gupta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs 2019 CopyAbout this officeThe Purple Ink StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBangaloreOn FacebookIndiaPublished on January 21, 2020Cite: “Axis Vanam / The Purple Ink Studio” 21 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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