Mehra Residence is a project designed by team3. Urban residences today are often characterized by cramped living spaces amidst urban jungles with little to no connection to the outdoors. The design of the Mehra Residence seeks to redefine this stereotype using a series of strategies to take advantage of its location. The design intent was to craft spaces that establish a strong relationship to its surrounding landscape, bringing in views, daylight, fresh air and a sense of tranquility. Photography by Noughts & Crosses.
Set in an upscale residential neighborhood in New Delhi, the Mehra Residence, a four storey home for a family of six, overlooks the Delhi Ridge, a reserved forest corridor which is the largest green zone in the city. This context of the Ridge manifests as a key driver behind the house’s conceptual ideation. Crafting views from the inside out, the facade overlooking the Ridge is composed of deep balconies and fenestrations to bring in natural light. Wooden louvers screen the balconies and interior spaces from the harsh Delhi heat, while facilitating ventilation and a sense of openness. The composition of deep balconies and screening elements gives the building a striking identity, setting it apart from the run-of-the-mill multi-storey urban residences.
Mehra Residence- Information Sheet
Name of Project: Mehra’s Residence
Location: New Rajender Nagar, New Delhi
Name of Client: Gautam Mehra
Name of Client’s Firm: NA
Contact Person: Mr Mehra
Address: R-680, Rajender Nagar, New Delhi
Principal Architect: Vijay Dahiya, Shubhra Dahiya
Design Team: Tapas Mandal, Nikhil Sharma, Priyanka Sarkar, Siddharth Somana, Mohd Rizwan
Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 2088.84 sq. ft. or 194.06 sq. mt.
Built-Up (sq ft & sq m): 11414.49 sq. ft. or 1060.44 sq. mt.
Start Date: January 2018
Completion Date: February 2020
Photographer: Noughts & Crosses