Contemporary LivingIndependent built-up houses with their simple, geometrical form and vibrant colours in Sheel Kunj township in Meerut, have set a new benchmark for modern living
The deep yellow/grey and beige coloured exteriors contrasted with their bold element (copper red tiles), arouse instant admiration and interest in the architecture and design of the township named Sheel Kunj. A flagship project of Indus Valley Promoters Limited, the 70 acre land is being developed along the Modipuram bypass road in Meerut (UP).
The design brief was to have a maximum number of independent built-up houses of 4, 3 and 2 BHK, besides Duplex and Simplex houses on plot areas of 200, 150 and 125 square yards. The idea was to build houses to suit every need, budget and lifestyle. The basic layout consists of 875 plots with more than 600 plots designated for independent houses.
Generous landscaping featuring water bodies, flora and fauna, and theme parks create serene environment and add to the beauty of the township
All the houses are integrated, functional, and expandable. Space has been created for car parking and for sit out terraces. The layout plan has been envisaged to have the maximum houses that face open green areas. The generous landscaping and serene environment add to the beauty of the township. Features include water bodies, plenty of flora and fauna, and theme parks such as the Hide & Seek Park and the Millennium Park.
The simplicity of the design of the houses is offset by use of bold colours, which complement each other beautifully
A huge glass pyramid surrounded by a colourful water body and set amidst lush green surroundings, is at the very heart of the township
|Architect & Landscape Consultant:||Jagdish. B. Karamchandani, K & Associates, New Delhi.|
|Structure Consultant:||Naresh Matia, Group Genesis, New Delhi|
|Plumbing Consultant:||Phanny Kumar, Kumar Endecon Pvt Ltd, New Delhi|
|Electrical Consultant:||Ajay Kumar, Analyst Consultant, Noida, UP|
This is a gated community with an approach from a 24 meter wide road, and is well connected to Meerut's landmark Modipuram colony. The township's imposing entrance gate leads through rows of trees, a Fountain Avenue, a central vista of sprawling open spaces, a colourful water fountain, and streetlights featuring state-of-the-art lamps. Landscaped green courts with jogging tracks evoke the thrill of living in such serene surroundings and draw up images of many other pleasant surprises in store for the inhabitants.
Walking through the cluster of built-up houses, one is struck by the sight of a glass pyramid square at the very heart of the township. Surrounded by a colourful water body and set amidst lush green surroundings, the area lights up at night to create a spellbinding effect. An amphitheatre in the same location is designed to serve as a stage for the community to hold plays and entertaining performances.
The township planners took a holistic approach to create a unique identity such that the integrity of the architecture design concept is maintained throughout the layout. The houses bear names of beautiful flowers such as Tulip, Aster, Gardenia, Carnation, Dahlia, Magnolia, etc, that reflect the visual and elemental bond with the landscaped green areas and water bodies.
K & Associates, a Delhi-based architecture and engineering firm, has emerged as a versatile consultancy service provider to all type of projects. It offers innovative design solutions, precise building execution, and sustainable development.
Jagdish. B. Karamchandani, the firm's Principal Architect, who did his graduation in Architecture in 1972 from Hyderabad, has more than 43 years of experience in Architecture and Town Planning. He has designed and executed more than 60 projects ranging from high rise to low rise group housing, townships, commercial buildings, sports facilities, clubs and educational institutes. Since the last two decades, he has been holding a senior leadership role of managing mega projects in Delhi's Real Estate sector. Clients include Parsvnath Developers, Omaxe India, and Ansal Housing & Construction amongst others. He has also served as President (Architecture) of JSPL Group companies.