Client : Brisk Infrastructures
Plot Area : 6.16 Acre
Built Up Area : 6.75 lakh Sq. Ft.
Lumbini by Design Forum International seeks to create sustainable living conditions in high-rise apartments that are responsive to our inherent needs.
Cities compel families to live in high-rise apartments, where life is a compromise. Although indoor quality can be regulated to a great extent with suitable materials and smart spatial layouts; yet the outdoor value in daily life remains negligible. It was decided to connect the two verandahs by a 6ft wide passage, and hence the entire floor plan was brought together in a line. By utilizing a row layout for the entire house, the living area, the master bedroom, the kitchen, and bathrooms all face the same side and mainly, have faces connected to the balcony. The developer being a nature lover and a dog enthusiast wanted apartment blocks that respond to the user’s environmental needs. While most developers would shy away from sacrificing 90 sq ft of the carpet area for a balcony, the developer of Lumbini was convinced of creating a second outdoor living, instead of one big indoor living space.
Some lawn spaces are designed for cricket practice, while some are landscaped for an experiential walk. Some pergolas invite climbers to grow on top, thereby adding playfulness to the landscape. A separate dog park has been created for families with pets to add serviceability to the lifestyle without creating conflict in public spaces. A swimming pool with a clubhouse occupies one of the corners, while the amphitheater sits in the heart of the site. Carefully gardened lawns with lily ponds add to the charm of a gate that is a modern re-interpretation of Sanchi Stupa. Thus, the open spaces craft a narrative of their own by definition of hierarchy, while the vehicle parking is underground. The 10m wide road along with planters on the sides acts as a ramp to lead one to the basement.