Student eco hostel The Street from Sanjay Puri Architects, India
The 800-room student hotel was created by designers from the studio Sanjay Puri Architects, inspired by the architectural specifics of the old city streets in the city of Mathura. And that is the reason why the project received the self-explanatory name “The Street”.
The implemented project is a complex of five four-storey linear block buildings. Owing to deflections in the lines, the overall shape of the campus resembles a snake slithering along.
The bureau’s architects focussed not only on original colour solutions and shapes, but also on the organic nature of the buildings. The complex enables both the students living there and the environment to feel comfortable.
Each room has openings that facilitate cross ventilation. The specific distances at each bending point in the structures enable natural light to penetrate into the internal space, thereby minimising heat gain most of the year while the sun is in the Southern Hemisphere, and at the same time preventing the rooms from becoming too cold when the sun is in the Northern Hemisphere. The internal faces of the protruding parts...
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