ONGC Guest House

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Project Details

Project Name   : Guest House for ONGC
Location   : Karaikal
Year Of Completion   : 2016
Area   : 1125 Sq.M.
Client   : Oil and Natural Gas Corporation


The proposed building acts as a landmark for the ONGC Colony on Thirumalla Road. The design was aimed to orient the building in such a way that it should blend with the existing built forms and have maximum cross ventilation and less heat penetration into the building. An atrium was designed so as to provide natural lighting to the lobby and the waiting areas. This atrium also acts as a connectivity to the two wings of the building.

A number of energy efficient construction techniques have been adopted in the building’s design. Wind catchers are provided in every room and are located in the prevalent wind direction. The building is oriented along the North – South direction and the window wall ratio is restricted in the East – West direction, and hence there is reduction in the heat load. Also the windows are recessed to create shade which in turn reduces the air conditioning load. Solar water heaters have been specified. Extensive landscaping has been proposed around the building which influences the micro climate of the Site, thereby making the area cooler.