This 4.3 acre campus located in Lavale (near Pune, India) is a collection of simple structures arranged around an informal series of walkways, courtyards, gardens and terraces. This residence school campus is an example of modern architecture meets vernacular design by Casedesign using passive design principles achieving net-zero energy.
A climate-responsive massing, strategic program placement, and locally sourced wooden shades in combination with overhangs set the stage for passive climate strategy. Earth ducts with solar chimney provide natural ventilation, cooling and year-round comfort eliminating the use of mechanical cooling systems as worked out by Transsolar KlimaEngineering. This passive design strategy has reduced the annual energy cost by 80%. A handful of solar water heaters provides hot water for showers and PV panels on the building roof supplies electricity for ceiling fans and electric lighting in the building, making it also a Net-zero Energy Building.
Learn more about the high performance design process and detail of this building from the architect – Samuel Barclay (Founder, Casedesign) in the live webinar.
About the speaker:
Samuel Barclay practised in Los Angeles with Studio Works Architects before moving to India in 2006 to work with Studio Mumbai and founded Case Design in 2013. In addition to his experience in the design and construction of architectural projects, he has worked on furniture, interiors, and exhibitions and founded the brand Casegoods in 2015.