Navin’s Springfield, Medavakkam, a project designed by Shilpa Architects Planners Designers Pvt. Ltd. wins the NDTV Property Award for Budget Apartment Project of the Year – Tier 1 cities across India.
“I believe that sensitive design of the built Environment can bring out the full potential of the community that resides there. Design can change behaviour and create an ecosystem of positivity for harmonious living.” – Ar. Sheila Sri Prakash, Founder and Chief Architect, Shilpa Architects Planners Designers Pvt. Ltd.
The “Design Thinking” process for an Apartment Community:
Designing a single family home starts off with a thorough understanding of the physical and psychological, emotional requirements of the family. This is straight forward. While designing for a community, there is no such direct interaction to asses requirements or aspirations of the end users. Intuitive assumptions are made by the designer, to address the requirements and aspirations of the people who are going to occupy the development. While doing this, considerable imagination by referencing, and visualizing the end result often inspires the design. The Springfield project emphasizes design ideals for a mixed generation and a mixed income community. The focus was on inspiring community living while achieving safety and privacy for the residence. A hierarchy of landscapes was incorporated in the central courtyards, that could be partially or wholly used, as the need might be. The pocket panels give the scalability for intimate social interactions while the larger spaces provided for community gatherings. The design intent pursued a responsive approach to achieving happy community living.