Lavanya. Kolkata, India
Lavanya™ Residential Towers is an affordable housing development located at Kolkata West International City (KWIC), Kolkata. With an open South end, the buildings are laid out to maximize natural lighting and airflow in order to create a joyful and healthy environment.
Each floor has been planned on a six-flats-per-floor model. The floor plans are designed by a local team. The requirement of this project was to change the exterior design to ensure an appealing façade for the building to be approved by the local authorities, while keeping the floor plans intact. It was also important to maintain or reduce the original construction cost estimated for the development.
This challenge was met by a simple strategy of fenestration that facilitated reduction in cost while giving an abstract, contemporary and international look to the towers.