Ar. Snehal Gaikwad, Ar. Swati Choksi, Ar. Richa Raut
The assignment was aimed at understanding Passive Design Solutions for various climatic
conditions across India. The selection of the location, climate zone, topography and other
features was left open for students to be done individually.
An independent house typology was given to the class which was to be altered providing
passive design strategies based on the selected criterias.
The following aspects were considered for a site in New Delhi with composite climate -
- Climate (Temp, Humidity, Radiation, etc.)
- Design (orientation, Window openings - sizes, types, placement, walls, roof, etc.)
- Building Use & Functions (Daytime nighttime, heat gains/loss, air exchanges, etc.)
- Materials (Local/Sourced, Specifications - density, conductivity, etc.)
The above listed considerations were then reflected schematically through sketches of the
altered plan and sections of the house.
Esquee- Application Of Passive Design 2