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Creating modern expression of a site-sensitive architecture - Sanjay Patil, Environ Planners, Nashik

Creating modern expression of a site-sensitive architecture - Sanjay Patil, Environ Planners, Nashik

His detailing adheres to the concept of creating modern expression of a site-sensitive architecture; he takes up influences of vernacular architecture and fuses with modern technology to get results, where simplicity prevails and nests with the nature.

Sanjay Patil, Environ Planners, Nashik

Inspired by nature and tradition, Patil has consistently built environment conscious architecture. His efforts are directed towards application of energy efficient principles throughout his projects with each holding their own distinctive identity. His detailing adheres to the concept of creating modern expression of a site-sensitive architecture; he takes up influences of vernacular architecture and fuses with modern technology to get results, where simplicity prevails and nests with the nature. As an outcome of addressing a structure’s functional requirements, geometry of his buildings break conventions of a typical institutional building.


Sandip Foundation Institute, Nashik
Resonating the site’s context, this institutional design integrates existing site topography with the built mass, revealing the spaces at different intervals. The concept was derived as an intelligent and innovative response to local conditions; designed in sync with the environment and existing resources, a significant influence was the macro climate of the area.

Forms derived by programmatic and climatic forces shape the institute building, while conventional materials, innovatively utilised, define its construct. Valuable insights on building morphology, use of material and climatic appropriateness – which today are all major issues – can be gleaned from this structure.


YCMOU Library, Nashik
Holistic in its context, the library is an apt eulogy to the architect’s belief in sustainably responsive architecture. The structure’s response to the site, its contours, views, orientation, relation to the existing built and natural surrounding are some of the key elements that provides the building and its program a meritorious edge. Its technical programming resulted in the building’s orientation, which admits ample natural light and allows ventilation, to gain precedence over providing a set aesthetic.


The gradual inclination of the insulated metal roof scales down the internal volume of the facility, providing optimised ventilation and lighting. A series of mechanical extractors mounted atop the roof was capitalised to articulate an interesting arrangement. A full-height entrance lobby has been scooped out of the cylindrical form of the structure. The roof’s northward inclination made it possible to harness daylight through glazed patches that perfectly serves the purpose and function of the library. Internal courtyards provide vertical links between floors and assist the convective movement of air.


Commerce, Management and Computer Science College, Nashik
The design process of the college building began with taking into consideration the limitations of the project as the opportunity, from which the most important aspect was to retain the existing trees on site.

The building welcomes one with computer generated flower motifs on entrance facade, expressing the campus’ strong technological advancement through the built structure. Being a part of an already existing campus, an envelope of concrete louvers were used to create harmony as a common element, refraining building from heat gain and glare while also adding up as a safety grill. The courtyard accommodates a lavish landscape that remains home to the existing trees on the campus.

Mumbai Educational Trust – Met’s Bhujbal Knowledge City, Nashik
The design approach to the project evolved from the parameters established by the site, while adhering to the fundamental philosophies that involved profuse use of nature, sustainable design and user comfort.

Attention to the detailing, modular design approach and innovative use of material come together to bring about spaces that are functional, striking and positive because of the dynamism and life they hold. The courts and unbuilt mass encompassing the built spaces, enriches the spatial connections unfolding as multiple activity and interactive spaces. The campus expresses strong technological advancement through the built structures. It offers a great opportunity to evolve a close-knit relationship between indoors and outdoors with the help of hierarchy of open spaces, in and around the building blocks.

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