Ar. Snehal Gaikwad, Ar. Swati Choksi, Ar. Richa Raut
The site chosen for the project was the city of jaisalmer. Jaisalmer falls under the hot and dry climatic region. This makes the passive cooling in the day and heating during the night the major challenges to be tackled. The spatial arrangement of the house was so designed that there is a path for a regulated wind flow. This is an attempt to locate the built mass on the periphery and create a diagonal passage for wind. This passage consists of openings at certain levels which allows for heating up and cooling down of spaces as required through certain design elements. To complement this massing a combination of traditional and contemporary design elements was devised. The courtyard, chajjas, jaalis were used with a combination of a water body, wooden louvers. Additionally, taking inspiration from the coolness of narrow passages formed between houses a similar method was used to maintain lower temperatures.
Esquee- Application Of Passive Design 1