CASTROL RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX- Silvassa, Gujarat
The residential complex was proposed close to CASTROL’S new lubricant manufacturing plant in order to house their executives who were to be shifted from Mumbai and other cities.
The objective of the design was to identify and provide amenities and spaces in a way that would attract the occupants to move from large cities to Silvassa, which was a fast-growing industrial town but lacked infrastructure.
The apartments were laid out around a central landscaped courtyard with passages connecting the different wings. The passages and smaller lobbies overlooking the courtyards and the gardens create interesting and interactive spaces which give a feeling of informality and community living which is absent in large cities
Earth colour tones are represented with the use of exposed brick cladding, Kota, Jaisalmer, Kuddappa stone flooring and wall colours in shades of sandstone combined with lush green landscape giving the desired resort-like feel.