The Courtyard Office
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THE COURTYARD OFFICE

Sanjay Puri Architects

PHOTOGRAPHS
Dinesh Mehta

LOCATION
Raipur, India

CATEGORY
Offices, Office Buildings

MANUFACTURERS
Asahi Glass Company, Asian Paints, Drytech

YEAR
2020

DESIGN TEAM
Ruchika Gupta, Dayita Kurvey, Prajakta Panchal, Samantha Fernandes

LEAD ARCHITECT
Sanjay Puri

STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT
Dr. Kelkar Designs Pvt. Ltd

MEP CONSULTANTS
Epsilon Design Consultancy

AREA
88660 ft²

The Courtyard Office
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The Courtyard Office
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A linear office space twists organically in the plan, creating a large landscaped courtyard within it.

The Courtyard Office
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The Courtyard Office
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The Courtyard Office
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The Courtyard Office
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Varying from two to four levels sectionally, the office floors are lifted from the ground at the southwest and northeast sides to facilitate a south-westerly breeze through the courtyard.

The northeast and northwest corners of the building are also lifted, creating singular large volumes at both ends to allow visual contact between floors, where a cafeteria and a library are housed.

The Courtyard Office
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The Courtyard Office
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The Courtyard Office
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The Courtyard Office
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The circulation spine skirts the internal courtyard, allowing the landscape to be visible while moving through the office and the work areas, skirting the external periphery opening towards external gardens.

The Courtyard Office
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The Courtyard Office
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The building shape generates its longest sides oriented towards the north, with angled louvers on the other faces directing the internal spaces northwards. The orientation allows indirect light throughout the day into all of the internal spaces, rendering the building energy efficient.

The Courtyard Office
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The Courtyard Office
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The courtyard office derives its principles from traditional Indian courtyard houses, resulting in office spaces that vary in volume and in orientation, allowing open spaces to be integrated with enclosed ones, and creating energy-efficient workspaces.


The Courtyard Office
Concept
The Courtyard Office
Sections


The Courtyard Office
Plan - Ground Floor
The Courtyard Office
Plan - 1st Floor

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