PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationMumbai, India
CompanySanjay Puri Architects
Lead ArchitectSANJAY PURI
Design TeamRuchika Gupta, Dayita Kurvey, Prajakta Panchal

Ishatvam 9 is a residential building on a
small plot of 1800 sqm. Most of the city’s
inhabitants have been used to living in
individual houses with private gardens and
open spaces. As a result of this, the few
high rise residential buildings that have
been constructed in this city still remain
partially unoccupied due to the lack of
private open spaces in them.

As a response to this need, the apartments
have been designed to occupy a complete
floor opening out on all sides with each
room extending into twenty feet high,
double height decks. Each of the internal
spaces thus extends into private sheltered
open spaces.

Temperatures in Ranchi vary from 31 ⁰ C
average in the summer and 12 ⁰ C in the
winter. The extended decks shelter the
internal spaces from the excessive heat in
the summer while becoming landscaped
outdoor extensions to the rooms.

The apartments are designed with minimal
internal circulation spaces with a living
dining area located centrally from which
all the rooms are accessed. This layout is
done in response to the social habits of
the people in the city where 3 generations
are generally living together in the same