Color, Volume & Geometry

In the design of the office by Sanjay Puri Architects, the simple rectilinear geometry with muted color tones and the complex angular geometry awash with color contrast to create a unique composition

Fact File

Name of Project: Stellar
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Plot Area: 5717.5 sqm
Total built-up: 18580 sqm
Client: Suvidha Projects
Architecture Firm: Sanjay Puri Architects
Start year: 2015
Completion: 2019
Engineering: Ducon Consultants
PT vendor: Post Tension Services India
Services: INI Infrastructure & Engineering
Interiors & Landscaping: Sanjay Puri Architects
Main Contractor: Spartan Builders
Fabricator: Real Image
Construction: RCC Structure, PT frame structure
Finishes: Neolith Cladding for main structure, Aluminum composite panel for private office
Photo credit: Abhishek Shah
Source: V2Com


A rectilinear composition creating offices opening into landscaped terraces along an arterial city road, Stellar is a commercial building with retail spaces at the 3 lower levels and offices at the upper 4 levels. This 110-meter long building is fragmented at the upper floors with north-facing terraces and is punctuated by a large 2 level angular office space on the north-west corner. Designed in conformation with a very specific brief, retail spaces occupy the lower levels along the extensive road frontage. Small offices constitute the upper levels with 30% of the offices opening into landscaped terraces.
Ar. Sanjay Puri
This office and retail space building is contextual to the site’s location, climate and the client’s brief, amalgamating them cohesively

Ar. Sanjay Puri

The owner of the development wanted a clearly discernible office space of 500 sqm. Angular folded planes create this office, set back from the road junction at the north-west corner, punctuating the rectilinear composition of the rest of the building. Created with rust-red colored solid aluminium sheets, this angular office volume is nestled within an open north-oriented terrace. The office space is deliberately designed to contrast with the rest of the building, creating an interesting juxtaposition of color, volume and geometry.


Large openings towards the northern side, smaller recessed windows on the southern side, reduce heat gain in response to the high temperatures in Ahmedabad, which are in excess of 35°C for 8 months, annually. All the terraces are connected to a rainwater harvesting tank and all water is recycled and reused. Solar panels at the terrace harness the abundant solar energy available.
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