Unbuilt, concept 2008
TSI Ventures / Tellapur Techno-City Private Ltd.
1.3 million sf
Hyderabad 02 transforms the traditional Indian courtyard house into a new porous building type that serves a much larger-scale development, increasing the positive benefits of density in a major urban center.
The cube-like structure wraps an ample, semi-public courtyard that reveals a faceted interior, stippled with a system of fissure-like corridors that channel breezes through the space and provide natural ventilation for the apartments.
The project draws from the haveli’s technique of self-shading to produce comfortable outdoor spaces throughout the building’s interior. Inhabitable spaces on the exterior are likewise shaded by a thin, light masonry screen, allowing just enough light and air to temper the hot climate. Amenities such as swimming pools, a cafe, and a club are woven throughout the stepped garden spaces.
Drawing from the architectural details of the Indian courtyard house, the building provides vital social space and natural ventilation.