Newsletter | Volume IX | September 2019

Re-envisioning Socially Inclusive Housing for a New India!

G.K. Chesterton pronounced home as a religion of the one who owns it; he glorifies it with his hues of beliefs. Architecture unveils the cities around us, while our nation is the mirror of the dreams of civilizations.

India, as a country with an ever-increasing population and urbanization, faces an acute housing crisis. Poised to become the 5th largest economy by 2019 as per the Indian Monetary Fund Projection in 2018, the question of fulfilling the basic needs of our population arises. Group housing along with affordable housing is an earnest move by the government to meet the housing requirements of city-populations. 

According to a recent article in The Indian Express, group housing carries with it both incentives and penalty clauses in the construction of apartments. Nevertheless, it has brought the 'home' closer to the common man and has channelized the construction process on a large scale. 

DFI’s group housing projects are its endeavor to bring dreams closer and contribute to the prospects of Nation Building. Our projects such as Microtek Greenburg (Gurugram) and Navami Funique (Bengaluru) are not only housing for people, but are nurturing the hopes and dreams of hundreds of inhabitants. These group housing schemes are prototypes of DFI’s larger vision to bridge new connections between diverse communities. The projects are designed to be human-scaled in contrast with imposing scales of natural landscape. 

Microtek Greenburg, Gurugram 

Microtek Greenburg is a cluster of state-of-the-art modern apartment towers in Gurugram, Delhi NCR. The 16.64-acre project is a key component of the group housing initiative which is established by the government of Haryana to advance the development of adequate and affordable housing solutions.

The scheme is an epitome of luxury in the lap of nature. Greenburg’s resplendent aesthetics are a visible commitment to luxury and acres of artistic greenery, featuring pruned lawns and invigorating water features. Apart from strategically positioning the built structure and services, the residents benefit from an abundant amount of fresh air and scintillating aesthetics of nature.

Navami Funique, Bengaluru
                                                                                                                                                                 Sample Apartment Images

Navami Funique is an under construction project, located at the gateway of the electronic city of Bengaluru. The complex will house 160 apartments along with a commercial space, seeking to enhance urban life.

Central to this mixed-use scheme is a confluence of retail and recreation. Commercial buildings stand as a neat geometrical mass, housing shops on the lower floors and offices on the upper floors. This high-density, mixed-use scheme is designed to bring all amenities together, creating convenient, and pedestrian friendly premises.

DFI in the News
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Awards and Events
Architect Goonmeet Singh Chauhan talks about the making of the New Courts Block, Delhi High Court at the IDAC Intelligence Series 2019, New Delhi.
Our Founder and Principal Architect Goonmeet Singh Chauhan took a knowledge session at the IDAC expo (Delhi edition) on the conceptualization and design of The New Courts Block, Delhi High Court. He weaved together an engaging narrative on the architecture of the building along with his team of consultants, regaling the audience with anecdotes of the design journey.
DFI at FOAID 2019
Celebrating Indian Architecture and Design in the global context, DFI was a part of the Grand Al jury panel at Festival of Architecture and Design (FOAID), 2019 held in New Delhi. Our projects Microtek Greenburg and the New Terminal at Guwahati International Airport were displayed at the Design Arena. Leaving the fanfare of the year’s event as a memory, we were also featured in FOAID’s grand coffee table book.
DFI Learning Session
“The revitalization of Amritsar Railway Station, while being an infrastructure upgrade, becomes an exercise in urban renewal.” Our Principal, Architect Goonmeet Singh Chauhan discussed his vision for the development, stressing on the resolution of key issues, including circulation, provision of stench-free platforms, pigeon-free spaces, self-cleansing roofs, natural ventilation and IPT (Intermediate Public Transport) access in the Learning Session held on September 19, 2019.
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