Safdarjung Residence

Best Implemented Project of Residential Estate

About the project
On a quiet residential street in New Delhi, a monumental circular aperture sits within a square brick screen. Consisting of 4 apartments elevated above a parking level, the property is hemmed in by neighbors on both sides. The floor plans of the apartments are reductive, with all services concentrated in a core on one side of the building, including the staircase, elevator, 3 bathrooms, the kitchen and both bedrooms. The other longitudinal half of the building is an expansive living space that is illuminated by the full-length windows on either end. On the top floor, this open space is punctuated by a courtyard that is open to the elements. On the facade, thin brick tiles are supported by a framework of crisp stainless-steel profiles, both acting as a tension ring within the void and as supporting angles on the top and bottom of the screen. The entire brick screen is elevated off the ground level, proportioned to be a perfect square circumscribing a circle.

A 1/240, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, India

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Applicant and authors of the project
Amit Khanna Design Associates.
Amit Khanna graduated from the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi in 2002, followed by a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford. He is a recipient of the Moira Barrie Award (UK) & held the Kellogg Scholarship at the University of Oxford. He founded and is design principal of AKDA, a globally recognized multidisciplinary architecture & design firm, based in New Delhi, India.