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St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management, Gurgaon

Boys Hostel Block

Area: 60,000 sq. ft

Location: Gurugram

Status: Complete, 2019

At ZED Labs, we believe that sustainability is not separate from design. Our teams thrive to design sustainable interventions as indispensable components that enhance the experience of the built environment. Therefore, factors such as the orientation of the building, materiality and creation of spaces in the hostel block derive existence through comprehensive research, based on climatic conditions, sun path analysis and air movement. The brick envelope of the building harnesses the disruptive software technology such as Ecotek, Grasshopper, Ladybird, and Rhino to create a sustainable design narrative. 


The use of software technology is pertinent to the design of the brick jalithat circumscribes the building providing thermal insulation and ingress of diffused natural light. The simulations or the parametric scripts designed using the software technology and conclusions drawn from the analysis of climatic conditions discussed the existing radiation and the appropriate amount of radiation that should enter through the façade. Later running the simulations on each brick, we derived a composition that comprises of arrangements/layers of bricks rotated and then placed at regular intervals. 

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Concept and Drawings

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