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ZAKIR HUSSAIN COOPERATIVE HOUSING NEW DELHI

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

BACKGROUND
Client: Zakir Hussain Cooperative Society Year of completion: 1984 Architect: Raj Rewal History : Built for the Zakir Hussain Cooperative Society which consisted of mostly Muslims, it consisted of 204 apartment units and was a great testing ground for improved concepts later in other buildings such as high density housing for the Asian Games Village. It was started in 1979 but was only completed in 1984. Some of the concepts he explored through this housing are: Urban fabric Clusters Streets Gateways Inner courtyards

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

CONTEXT
Climate zone: semi-arid climate with high variation between summer and winter seasons characterized by the monsoon in the summer months and with an average annual temperature of 25 , while the winter months are characterized by high humidity.

Built fabric: It is a complex of 204 housing units, consisting of different types of high density housing and apartments contained within the larger towers. The plot is surrounded by roads and driveways is adjacent to the Village Sarai district Julliana.

SITE
Ishwar Nagar

Sarai Julena

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

IMMEDIATE CONTEXT
To the east of the site is an Sarai Julena which is a highly dense urban village. To the west, is Ishwar Nagar which consists of plotted housing. On the north boundary is the Maulana Muhhamad Ali Jauhar Marg which leads to NH-2. Across the road lies the New Friends Colony Community Centre. To the south is Sukhdev Vihar. Nearest bus stops are the Sarai Julena bus stop and the Sukhdev Vihar bus stop. Nearest metro station is the Jasola metro station(Apollo).

Sarai Julena

SITE
NH-2 Ishwar Nagar

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

SITE ACCESS
Entry/Exit and Circulation: There are six entries to the site. 1,2,3.4 are used as the vehicular entries to the site. 5 is used as pedestrian entry catering to the near bus stop at Sarai Julena. 6 is the service entry for the site which remains closed most of the time.

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Each gate is dedicated for a particular courtyard. Vehicular circulation is limited to individual courtyards for the purpose of parking. Apart from that, the major circulation that happens is pedestrian.

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

SITE PLANNING
Area : 10198 m Ground coverage and FAR achieved :

Green Area: 1020 m


Parking Area: 960 m

Byelaws applicable at the time of construction (including EWS): Number of blocks : 24 Number of units : 204 Number of people : approx. 1000 Density : Service available- water, sewage and electricity : there are bore-wells present on site plus overhead tanks. There are no generators at the society level, but there is a transformer. People and lifestyle : mostly a Muslim society.

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

SITE ORGANISATION
Orientation : North-South access prevailing direction for the types up to 3 floors and also for the East-West Towers Building. Massing and heights : Two 8 storey towers on either side of the site provide large units of 130-160 sq. metre. There are 8 types flats in the

towers. Between them are 4 storey clusters of apartments around open areas for pedestrians or vehicles. These contain smaller apartments (50-100 sq. metres) of which there are 16 variations to meet the specific desires.
Circulation- pedestrian and vehicular :

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

SERVICE AREAS
1. Electric sub station 2. Water storage (Individual overhead tanks) 3. Service dock

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BORE WELLS

BORE WELLS

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

SITE ORGANISATION
Orientation : North-South access prevailing direction for the types up to 3 floors and also for the East-West Towers Building. Massing and heights : Two 8 storey towers on either side of the site provide large units of 130-160 sq. metre. There are 8 types flats in the

towers. Between them are 4 storey clusters of apartments around open areas for pedestrians or vehicles. These contain smaller apartments (50-100 sq. metres) of which there are 16 variations to meet the specific desires.
Circulation- pedestrian and vehicular :

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

SITE SECTION

VOLUMETRIC PLAN

A recurrent feature of Rewals large scale projects , namely a sense of traditional urban fabric in Indian cities. This has been introduced here through the creation of enclosures, covered passageways and individual terraces overlooking public spaces. The exterior surface treatment of the low rise complex , which has a cement and pebble render , is different from the tower, which are of exposed concrete and grit

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

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TYPE D

2
TYPE C

4
TYPE B

TYPE A

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TYPE A

1. 2. 3. 4.

Axes Common spaces Green spaces Perimeter paths

APARTMENT TYPOLOGIES

Two 8 storey towers were included as a means of providing large units of 130-160 sq. metre.
The two towers form poles at either end of the long site. Between them are 4 storey clusters of apartments around open areas for pedestrians or vehicles. These contain smaller apartments (50-100 sq.metres) of which there are 16 variations to meet the specific desires.

TYPE A
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TYPE B
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TYPE C

TYPE D

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

BLOCK

Two 8 storey towers were included as a means of providing large units of 130-160 sq. metre. There are 8 types flats in the towers. The two towers form poles at either end of the long site.

TOWER BLOCK 1ST, 4TH,7TH FLOOR PLAN

TOWER BLOCK 2ND ,5TH FLOOR PLAN

TOWER BLOCK GROUND FLOOR PLAN

TOWER BLOCK 3RD, 6TH FLOOR PLAN

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

ENTRANCE LIVING ROOM MULTI PURPOSE SPACE VERANDAH ROOM ROOM DOUBLE ROOM BATHROOM CLOSET KITCHEN TERRACE SERVANTS QUARTERS LANDING

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

SOUTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY:
Structure consists of reinforced concrete beams and pillars in prefabricated blocks.

MATERIALS:
Plaster coating and finishing in the rough, white coloration for the structural highlighting in front, darker color for the cladding.

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY

ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

UNITS

TOWER BLOCK 1ST, 4TH,7TH FLOOR PLAN TOWER BLOCK 3RD ,6TH FLOOR PLAN

TOWER BLOCK 2ND, 5TH FLOOR PLAN

There are 4 main types with many variations, merged with each other and placed symmetrically with respect to the two main orthogonal axes. The type studied (A) spread over 8 floors and consists of the following environments: 1. ENTRANCE 2. LIVING ROOM 3. MULTI PURPOSE SPACE 4. VERANDAH 5. ROOM 6. ROOM 7. DOUBLE ROOM 8. BATHROOM 9. CLOSET 10. KITCHEN 11. TERRACE 12. SERVANTS QUARTERS 13. LANDING Each floor has 4 apartments, with the exception of the ground floor which is used for parking. The entrances to the apartments are through the central area of distribution that also houses the stairwell and lift shaft.
ASHISH D. TOPPO (A/1984/2007) MEBAN.S.M (A/1983/2007) SAIF KHAN (A/2003/2008)

IVth YEAR, SECTION B 6 August, 2012

HOUSING STUDY