Home is the place where we spend most of our life, along with our near and dear ones. Our parents and children would need all their requirements to be met in the house you buy. It could only be achieved if a house is designed well. What we keep hearing from our friends, who have bought houses, all the times – no air-circulation, no sunlight, lot of seepage etc. This problem is more acute in an apartment than an independent house. But how does a good house design help this cause. Let’s understand.
We all understand that different parts of the world have different weather conditions. It is also well explained by scientists and engineers by now that at different times of the year, sun rays reach earth at different angles. In fact the movement of sun and where it rises (the direction) also varies through the year. Winter and summer solstices amply provide this understanding. In this situation, it is very important to realize that sun rays have to fall at different parts of an apartment at different times. Good architects use this to design great houses, which are also energy efficient.
Another aspect which affects good home designing is the fact that air movement in different parts of the world is different. It depends on factors like proximity to sea or mountains as well as the location near or away from tropics. The strength of storm-like winds is also a crucial factor to be noted. When the elements of a house or a building are designed basis this, the result will be a house which will have a good ventilation. A good ventilation always ensures a home free of micro-organisms, which is critical for good health. A well-designed home also reduces energy consumption, as it ensures optimal temperature to be maintained at all times. One can argue that with today’s technological development, Air-conditioners and heaters can be used to maintain optimum temperature, however, without proper ventilation, the air inside the house will not be healthy. Also, such devices make air drier, which has negative impact on various body organs.
But how to get a well-designed home in Lucknow. The only answer to this is that one needs the services of a good architectural team, who understands these aspects and has a portfolio of projects can achieve it scientifically. Especially when one is talking of an apartment building, it becomes extremely important. You can’t have wannabe designers creating a house design which can provide the required amount of sunlight and air circulation. One of the best designed building, I have seen in Lucknow in Gomti Nagar Extension area in Lucknow is Paarth Infrabuild’s Arka. This is designed by Hafeez contractor, arguably the best architectural team in the country. A half-circular shape of the project ensures great air circulation to every single flat. The beauty of it lies in designing each apartment as if these have been designed individually to create perfect homes. The direction for each is managed to ensure optimal sunlight and air – circulation as needed.