Gairola House

Completed: February 2009

Location:  Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Site area: 299 sqm ; Covered area: 523 sqm .

In most Indian cities, the typical urban multifamily residence or apartment stack evolves from a semi detached single family home built on a suburban or peri-urban plot. This evolution occurs with the inevitable agglomeration of such plotted developments, both planned and unplanned, within the urban sprawl. As the edge of the city is pushed further and further outward and urban connectivities improve, the perceived distance of these developments from urban hubs reduces. The subsequent increase in rental values leads to the residence splitting into multiple rental units.