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A Green Office – an Energy Efficient Office Building-Ar Pramod Chaugule

A Green Office – an Energy Efficient Office Building-Ar Pramod Chaugule

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The idea of 'Green Design' is to modulate the climatic conditions which are comfortable by use of several parameters of design such as site, landscape, built form, building envelope, materials and other control measures.Its main aim is to meet occupants need for thermal and visual comfort. All these design principles are closely followed in a structure built by 'Chaugule Patil Pvt. Ltd.' For its own office.The office is designed by Ar. Pramod Chaugule who effortlessly incorporates all these parameters in his design.

The idea of 'Green Design' is to modulate the climatic conditions which are comfortable by use of several parameters of design such as site, landscape, built form, building envelope, materials and other control measures.Its main aim is to meet occupants need for thermal and visual comfort. All these design principles are closely followed in a structure built by 'Chaugule Patil Pvt. Ltd.' For its own office.The office is designed by Ar. Pramod Chaugule who effortlessly incorporates all these parameters in his design.

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05/11/2014

 
A Green Office – An Energy Efficient Office Building
 
Text-Suvarna Deshpande/Lele
The use of local materials with consideration to local climate and participationleads to A Holistic Design Approach
 – 
LAURIE BAKER 
All built up areas must provide a good and healthy living environment. Buildingdesigns and their locations must be pertaining to environmental principles. The resources asland, water renewable and non renewable sources must be totally used.There is close connection between use of energy in a building and environmentaldamage as Architects tend to use
'energy intensive'
as well as
'monetarily expensivesolutions’
. The use of various energy resources for heating, cooling, ventilation and lightingcan cause depletion of the natural resources.The idea of 
'Green Design'
is to modulate the climatic conditions which arecomfortable by use of several parameters of design such as site, landscape, built form, building envelope, materials and other control measures.Its main aim is to meet occupantsneed for thermal and visual comfort.All these design principles are closely followed in a structure built by
'ChaugulePatil Pvt. Ltd
.' For its own office.The office is designed by Ar. Pramod Chaugule whoeffortlessly incorporates all these parameters in his design.
Fusion of Vernacular,Ancient and Post Modern Architecture
The use of environment friendly, natural and cheap materials is the specialty of thisstructure where the cost of structure is reduced due to usage of several affordable materialsand technologies.The structure pertains to an eco a friendly principle which was the motto of the firm from its inception. Design depicts the ethos of the surroundings, its culture andtraditions. It is a perfect blend of Vernacular, Traditional and Historical aspects of the localityand the result is a harmonious and an energy efficient structure.
 
 Not only the people related to construction business should study this building for itsdifferent approach but even a common man can observe it considering its different treatmentand an environment friendly approach as it is the need of hour.Office building is located at Local Board colony, Near Udyog Bhavan at Sangli.Thesite is a rectangular plot admeasuring 4000 sq.m. situated in a residential area of Sangli.
Combination of Creamish white Gokak and yellow Rabkavi stones
Façade shows a fusion of Post Modern and Ancient architecture. The same charactersare observed in interiors, also reflecting a flair for Vernacular Architecture. The shapes andforms reflect diverse aesthetics with harmonious collision of styles adopted for its own sake.The staircase block tilting in glass and ACP reflects the post modern character of thestructure which forms a back ground to the main structure in foreground. It is constructed of Robust and tough stone work of creamish white Gokak stone and black sun dressed pointedBasalt stone. It is a combination of bold ,earthy and solid foreground against a small,delicate and dreamy background. The resources consumed are as less as possible.Architect has taken a great effort to follow the principle of 'Green Architecture' and'Affordable Architecture' in each of his design. Some of his well known projects include adesign of eco friendly neighborhood 'Whispering woods', an energy efficient campus of Police Training Center at Tasgaon, various well designed and energy efficient bungalows as bungalows for Mr. Rajeev Kulkarni, Mr. Shahajirao Jagdale, Mr. Magdum, Farm House for Mr. G.T. Shah and several others. He has also designed varied industrial structures withsame principles. He has also actively participated in several social works. A beautiful building called 'Karna' is out come of these efforts which is designed for destitute children.His structures follow all environmental principles, it is needless to say that his own office isan epitome of all.To incorporate sustainable design principles the easiest way is to select environmentfriendly materials and to use local technologies. To reduce the cost of construction, local men
 
and waste materials play a significance role. The architecture should be seen in relation withenergy and environment.The office plan reflects a simplicity, open-ness and freshness in character.Ground floor has a reception counter at the entrance for reception officer. It also is provided with the spaces for conference and multimedia presentation. South west corner of the space is occupied by a space for accountants who look after banking, taxing, billings and budgets.The external elevation from road shows a beautiful compound wall constructed of waste materials, where several stones are placed in interesting patterns along with colorfulMS pipes.
Compound wall constructed out several materials in cohesion
Two granites are placed on both side of gate. Also an eye catching monolith stone slabstands near the gate. Focal point of the elevation is 2 yellow 'Rabkavi' stone pillars providedin front of entrance. They are topped by two pine wood horizontal planks fixed by steel pipesto the pillar.
CombinationOf ‘Gokak’and‘BlackBasalt’ Compositewall of red’ILLKAL’,granite and black basalt 
Harmonious compositions of several stones is seen on external elevations such asconstruction of external wall with creamish 'Gokak', end walls with sun pointed black Basaltsand window frames with 'grey Granites'.

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