72 SCREENS – SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS – JAALI CLADDING
72 SCREENS – SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS
Located in Jaipur, India this office building has been built to ensure the building offers both function and form within a tight space. Built by Sanjay Puri Architects (http://www.sanjaypuriarchitects.com/nx/home.aspx) large areas of Jaali secondary cladding installed at angles combined with exposed glazed corners create a unique space.
- Country: India
- City: Jaipur
- Climate: Desert
- Temperature: 25 – 35 Degrees °C
The reception has 2 open frameless glass corners forming an inviting open plan space. The Jaali cladding screens provide some shading whilst also creating interesting shapes and light flood into the area. The reception desk and ceiling have been installed with shaped triangle panels to match the external panels and create some consistency from outside to inside.
As the building has been designed around functionality and being an office, the function has been prioritised over form. The offices are clad in curtain walling panels and protected with Jaali to create a user-friendly space that doesn’t overheat.
The main and inner shell of the office building is traditional in terms of glazing, steel and concrete construction. This if left unchanged would have more than likely produced another standard office building. However, the understanding of the climate and the use of the building was considered at all stages. This meant the installation of large triangle Jaali cladding panels placed at various angles. The concept of a jaali exterior is to force the air through small openings, cooling air and increasing its force marginally. This element of traditional architecture in Rajasthan has been used to reduce heat gain, increase ventilation and reduce noise from the busy traffic outside. (http://www.sanjaypuriarchitects.com/nx/home.aspx)
This addition to the project with exposed glazed corners has created a unique building that stands out and is recognisable.
- Exposed Glazed corners
- Frameless Glazing
- Curtain Walling
- Jaali Screens
- Environmentally friendly
- Open plan interior
- Triangle Jaali theme continued internally
- Unique light flooding and shading
- All year round user-friendly space
72 screens although traditional in build hides its simple construction with beautifully crafted Jaali secondary cladding panels. These panels with open glazed corners have provided a unique building and office space. The space is most importantly user-friendly and comfortable used as an office all year round.
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