vijayawada garden tower by penda includes customizable components
all images courtesy of penda architecture & design
architecture studio penda has revealed designs for a high-rise residential project to be built using modular components. the scheme was commissioned by indian developers pooja crafted homes who seek to create ‘natural living experiences’ that challenge conventional building techniques and applications.
the high-rise is to be built using modular components
in order to introduce a strong degree of flexibility, the tower is divided into separate elements: the structure, walls, façade, ceiling & floors, infrastructure, balconies and plants. referencing a modular shelving system, the structural grid and its infrastructure are the only constant elements in the building. the framework can then be filled with prefabricated modules, such as handrails and plant pots, which the homeowner selects from a catalogue.
the design seeks to challenge conventional building techniques and applications
a greywater supply system collects rainwater on the roof and reuses it for watering the plants on the balconies. this air-purifying vegetation will use the grid on the façade as a giant trellis, slowly immersing the building in foliage. these ‘natural’ elevations also help regulate the scheme’s indoor climate, while open hallways support a constant airflow throughout the tower. located in vijayawada, india, the project is due to start construction in the second quarter of 2016.
in order to introduce a degree of flexibility, the tower is divided into separate elements
the structural grid and its infrastructure are the only constant elements in the building
the framework can be filled with prefabricated modules, such as handrails and plant pots
the homeowner is able to select different components from a catalogue
a greywater supply system collects rainwater on the roof
air-purifying vegetation uses the grid on the façade as a giant trellis
name: vijayawada garden estate
type: mix-use high-rise (retail, residential)
location: vijayawada / india
year: 2015 – ongoing
size: 36,000 sqm
team: chris precht, dayong sun, xue bai, he quan, pengchong li, frank li, snow sun
client: pooja crafted homes