New Delhi – 02/08/2022: Bioclimatic architecture – a way of designing buildings based on local climate, and ensuring thermal comfort using environmental resources is fast gaining ground in India. Bioclimatic architecture is at the core of green building development. The designing style tries to integrate well into natural surroundings.
Omar K Rabie, an Egyptian architect says, “If one’s house is well oriented with the sun and the wind, encouraging favoured airflow and reducing unfavoured solar radiation, then he can open a window towards a well-shaded planted transitional space instead of using the AC when it gets hot. Bioclimatic architecture gels with nature, where residents have ample wind, sunlight, rain, heat, humidity, and other natural phenomena.”
It is noteworthy that Rabie an International Union of Architects (IUA) awarded designer has created the layout and design of the upcoming ‘The Wellness City’ on the Chandigarh-Patiala Road, which is slated to be a one-of-a-kind iconic realty project completely in tune with the concept of ‘Bioclimatic Architecture’.
Omar adds, “Bioclimatic architecture is the present and the future so far as the realty infra sector is concerned.”
Most of the buildings in a bioclimatic architectural project are properly positioned, oriented, and proportioned to create a favourable micro-climate. When in a physical environment of these qualities, people naturally change their lifestyle from a lifestyle of sickness to a life of health. Bioclimatic architecture is also LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.
“The beauty of bioclimatic architecture lies in the fact it promises compliance with every norm to ensure holistic well-being of residents and the environment as well. It is designed for the human experience. The focus is on a natural humane built environment,” says Sumit Singla, CEO, Prime Land Promoters and Builders (PLPB), promoter of ‘The Wellness City’.
A young entrepreneur Lohit Bansal who is an ‘Art of Living’ teacher and is also involved with ‘The Wellness City’ informs that infrastructure development will now not only focus on physical well being but also on enhancing the spiritual growth of residents.
Adds Bansal, “The idea is to build not just sustainable townships and green buildings but also cater to growth of the mind and spirit. We have gone a step further and are also building an ‘Art Of Living’ ashram in the premises of ‘The Wellness City’. The township will epitomize the values and ethos of the ‘Art of Living’, which is more of a principle, a philosophy of living life to its fullest. Its core value is to find peace within oneself and to unite people in our society – of different cultures, traditions, religions, nationalities.”