Housing Tower One

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Height: Architectural 65.5 m / 215 ft
Height: Occupied 59 m / 193 ft
Height: To Tip 67.5 m / 221 ft
Floors Above Ground 19
# of Elevators 3
Top Elevator Speed 1.75 m/s
Tower GFA 14,981 m² / 161,254 ft²
Development GFA 19,352 m² / 208,303 ft²
# of Apartments 36
# of Parking Spaces 91


Official Name Housing Tower One
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country India
City Hyderabad
Street Address Indian School of Business
Postal Code 500 032
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2007
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2011

Companies Involved

Owner Indian School of Business
Design Kiran Venkatesh
Structural Engineer
Design Technical Projects Consultants
MEP Engineer
Design Enersave Consultants Pvt. Ltd
Project Manager Satyavani Projects & Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Main Contractor Jaypee Projects Ltd

About Housing Tower One

Designed for the warm climate of Hyderabad, the concept for this tower relies on its orientation and building assembly to reduce heat gain and maintain a cooler interior. The north and south façades are characterized by a series of outdoor balconies on each floor, giving each residence three private terraces. While letting in daylight, the projections prevent excessive glare and solar heat gain on the southern face. The east and west façades have a very different treatment, being mostly solid cavity walls which perform well in reducing early-morning and late-afternoon heat gain.

The building provides cross-ventilation through the use of a central open courtyard as well as improved daylighting. Solar hot-water collectors on the roof provide the building with a means to reduce energy for domestic hot water, and rainwater harvesting is used to capture terrace rainwater. The tower has received a Gold certification from the LEED India program.

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