Bestech Park View Altura – An Architect’s Take On It

PREVIEW OF THE ACTUAL SITE : BESTECH ALTURA

INTRODUCTION

Bestech Park View Altura, Sector 79 Gurgaon, is a recently launched apartment project by the esteemed Bestech Group. The project offers 3 BHK and 4 BHK, ranging from 2015 sq ft to 2675 sq. ft, units that are well planned on a 10.10-acre site.

ANALYSIS OF DESIGN

At the heart of Bestech Park View Altura’s master plan is the Park View concept. This includes a central park around which all the apartment towers are placed. With apartments planned only on the periphery of the project and a central park in between, all of the unit owners will enjoy views of it. Coming to the master plan one may notice that at Altura the spaces divided within the master plan are all – circular or in the shape of an arc, no space here is divided in straight line with sharp edges. Circular planning has curves with no ends and thus it merges with flawlessly with rest of the project. While one may also notice that the master plan has a flower shaped patch of landscaping which holds a water body and the amphitheater, the function of a water body is to cool down the air around it, while the amphitheater may be used for sitting or events being organised inside the township. One USP of the plan is that because the buildings are all placed on the periphery, the circulation of vehicles is prohibited in the park area, it adds to living standards and safety of residents. The extensively detailed landscape design of the central park area justifies the concept and makes this a worthwhile deal. Small gardens and patches of greenery around the buildings will keep the surroundings cool. This is in addition to nature walk and readers hut surrounded by greenery. The firm has carefully placed meditation area and yoga huts amidst the greens. All in all the project Altura at Sector 79 Gurgaon will bring its residents closer to nature with its extensive detailed landscape. Another noticeable fact about the proposal is that the courts provided are all of the standard sizes as per regulations with a mini soccer field  being a part of it making these facilities future ready.

PLANNING AT BESTECH ALTURA
PLANNING AT ALTURA

Analysing the design of towers architecturally we found them to be both functionally as well as aesthetically sound. The placement on the master plan is done carefully to distribute the population density over the area, additional features like a proposed school within the township along with a small shopping center are placed such that the silence and atmosphere of the compound and vehicular traffic will not be compromised by buses etc.

FUNCTIONALITY

Every tower has a double height lobby where the lift and staircase open, with a four to one core placement in towers a total of 508 flats are proposed. Analysing the floor plan we noticed that the floors on all 7 towers offer units with running balconies on either side of the unit, every room opens onto a balcony providing a feel of openness. A typical planning with kitchen and living area near the entry is functionally the best and  Altura follows the same. The rooms and spaces are designed considering luxury of the client and thus are spacious. Natural Light and ventilation here in all rooms will definitely bring down the cost for lighting during day time and air conditioning on cool days.

RUNNING BALCONIES AT BESTECH ALTURA
RUNNING BALCONIES AT BESTECH ALTURA

 

  • Following a typical layout, one finds a kitchen just adjacent to the living and dining area.
  • The servant quarter which has a separate entry from outside the unit,
  • Primarily there are two running balconies, and every room has a door that opens on either of the two

 

 

WIND DIRECTION ON SITE : BESTECH ALTURA

WIND DIRECTION ON SITE : BESTECH ALTURA

The towers here follow the contemporary style of architecture, which basically is a modern style of architecture that uses elements of design tastefully, to bring out the best of how a building could look without affecting the functionality. Here at Altura, a balanced amount of texture and glass has been used with simple metal handrails at balconies to bring out a facade that looks bold and stiff with straight lines and edges. The towers here look great without affecting the functionality of the building.

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Club House @ TATA Primanti – 25,000 sq ft That Set It Apart

Entrance to TATA Primanti

Urban life is becoming hectic and chaotic by the day resulting in healthy recreation being missed out of our daily schedules. While we love to cheer our favourite sports stars every time they play, many of us are lazy enough to even wake up early mornings. A balance of work as well as recreation is mandatory and preached, India is the Yoga capital of the world. Every real estate project proposed today has a well-equipped club as a part of it. But the sad part is, by the time when possessions are offered the clubs are either not completely constructed or either, are not fully functional. This is quite a letdown for those looking forward to move into their own homes and enjoy the quality living in a gated community. However, TATA Housing has taken utmost care in its latest offering TATA Primanti in Sector 72, Gurgaon.

Contemporary Design Features in Club at TATA Primanti
Contemporary Design Features in Club at TATA Primanti
Central courtyard allowing light in Club Building at TATA Primanti
Central courtyard allowing light in Club Building at TATA Primanti

TATA Primanti is one of the few projects around, which have a nearly functional and well-furnished club and recreation center even before the possessions are offered. So technically by the time people start moving in their residences at Primanti, expected in 2016, the club will be ready to serve its residents. Considering the busy schedules one follows today, an activity center within a minute or two walking distance come as a respite. Every recreational center or club serves three major purposes, one is the health facilities, second is the sports facilities and the third is having spaces for social interactions. The club at TATA Primanti justifies all three with a considerably good planning and distribution of activities.

TATA Primanti : Health Facilities

The Gym with A uniquely designed roof finish and pattern at TATA Primanti
The Gym with a uniquely designed roof finish and pattern at TATA Primanti

At Primanti the health facilities are already completed and are available to use even before people are there to live in the township. This includes a plunge pool adjacent to the spa and sauna section in the club. The spa and sauna is accompanied with massage rooms, which have warm lighting and a design that promotes a relaxing ambience. Along with this, a well-equipped gym accompanied by a dedicated room for yoga and meditation, are just a bliss for the health conscious users moving in Primanti. Quality of machines and equipments itself speaks for itself. Moreover one can overlook the greens of the complex and the swimming pool in the midst of the cardio session.

TATA Primanti : Sports facilities

Swimming Pool at TATA Primanti
Swimming Pool at TATA Primanti
One of it's Kind Indoor Badminton court at TATA Primanti
One of it’s Kind Indoor Badminton court at TATA Primanti

The needs of any Sports enthusiast are taken care of in a well-planned manner and are nearing completion. At Primanti, TATA Housing, built two squash courts and not one, along with table tennis room and billiards room. Moreover there is an indoor badminton court which is not seen at many places at Gurgaon. With this outdoor courts for basketball, badminton and tennis are also ready to use. A large rectangular swimming pool is part of the completed club building, the pool is surrounded by wooden decks and seating spaces, with a number of well-equipped changing rooms. The pool and its size are decent enough to take care of people passionate about swimming.

Recreational Facilities:

Table Tennis and Billiards Room
Table Tennis and Billiards Room
The Mini Theater at TATA Primanti Club
The Mini Theater at TATA Primanti Club

Like every other facility at TATA Primanti, a great care has been taken for recreational social spaces. A restaurant open to sky with view of the pool is just a minute detail one notices. A full-fledged bar area adjacent to pool side with a view over the pool is something soothing to eyes. A mini theater which caters 15 people at a time is also available on bookings for people who wish to watch a movie with family and friends over the weekends. A small party hall for gatherings is just another addition to the package. Social interactions hold a place of great importance and understanding the need TATA Primanti has taken a wise step forward to fulfill the same.

 

The Bar and Restaurant area at TATA Primanti Club house
The Bar and Restaurant area at TATA Primanti Club house

The club has an area of about 25,000 sq ft, and for a complex of this size, the size of the club building is more than average. With central courtyard planning the club has abundant natural light and ventilation throughout. The building follows a contemporary theme and thus pergolas, sculptures and walls have a finish matching the theme, falling in the right place. Another feature worth noticing is a number of small cubes on the roof of the gym which make the space look even more interesting in addition to the glass fitted wall, that seamlessly blends with amenities. TATA Housing recently invited its clients to the club house and one can find the testimonials shared by these visitors right at the entrance.

TATA Primanti, as we discussed earlier is a property that stands tall on the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), which is likely to be operational by September 2016, and with its expansive designs, amenities and grand club house is distinguished address too.

A view of the clun building at TATA Primanti
A view of the club building at TATA Primanti
Testimonials shared by the visitors at club house : TATA Primanti
Testimonials shared by the visitors at club house : TATA Primanti

 

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PURI DIPLOMATIC GREENS : PREMIUM HOUSES IN SECTOR 111 DWARKA EXPRESSWAY

While the real estate sector in our country is facing its own set of troubles, a few developers are still keeping up the pace and heat in the market. The demand for housing may have gone significantly down, but the need for houses hasn’t come to an end. The focus has thus been moved from proposed offering to nearing possession properties. Puri Diplomatic Greens, Sector 110A and 111 Gurgaon is one such offering we found worth exploring on our list.

Puri Diplomatic Greens Nearing Completion
Puri Diplomatic Greens Nearing Completion

Location & Accessibility

Established in 1971, the Puri construction comes in the list of leading real estate developers. With number of projects already delivered by the developer in Faridabad , Diplomatic Greens and Emerald Bay are its addition to Gurgaon.  Puri Diplomatic Greens is located along Dwarka expressway in Gurgaon Sector 111 which  falls in one of India’s fastest growing millennium cities. The location is at the centre of the Greater Gurgaon with all major facilities and services including hotel, schools, metro and hospitals in later phases of the sector development. Utilizing its state of the art resources in each of the project, Puri Construction has managed to please its clients by giving them maximum worth of their money.Sector 110A and 111 Gurgaon used to be part of Village Bajghera until when over 800 Acres of land from the region was acquired by HUDA to develop the region falling along the upcoming Dwarka Expressway.

Diplomatic Greens :Towers from Marketing lobby
Diplomatic Greens :Towers from Marketing lobby

Bajghera was considered for development because of various reasons, like the location which falls just adjacent to the Expressway, which on completion will make the region easily accessible from Manesar. As of existing conditions the area is approximately 30 mins away from IGI Airport, 15 Minutes away from Palam Vihar and about 20 Minutes away from Cyber hub. The travel time is definitely expected to go down once the Expressway is completed, making Diplomatic Greens a value for money deal.

Area & Prices

If opting for Diplomatic Greens, one gets an option of selecting out of the 3BHK, 4BHK or the super exclusive villas which are only 10 in number. Analyzing the design, it seems that plenty of time and concern have been taken to design such a beautiful space. One may find it interesting that almost 85% of the total land in project is open to sky. The 3BHK options have a saleable area of 1700 sqft, 1810 sqft and 2200 sqft, while the 4BHK offers a saleable area of 2950 sqft.

Puri Diplomatic Greens :Complex from a distance.
Puri Diplomatic Greens :Complex from a distance

Villas have sizes varying from 7000 sqft to 8700 sqft depending on the unit. The thoughtful planning at Diplomatic Greens provides sufficient space for all the basic function of a household. From the plans, it seems a good care has been taken of natural light and ventilation. Two toilets having a combined shaft, spacious rooms with attached dressing area and luxurious drawing and dining area increase the aesthetic value of the flats. The ten presidential villas and 4BHK apartments are also tastefully planned for the consumers. They are spacious and luxurious giving you a grand feeling. The project is constructed over 20 acre, with a total of 460 units divided into 2 phases which are bisected by a central road. While the towers in phase 1 are two to one core, the towers in phase 2 have a three to one core arrangement with a G+22 structure.

Puri Diplomatic Greens : G+22 Structures
Puri Diplomatic Greens : G+22 Structures

Puri Diplomatic Greens: Amenities

At Puri Diplomatic Greens one gets recreational options for every age group,  features like beautiful landscapes with water bodies and sports arena with all sports facilities like Squash, Tennis, Badminton, Basketball , meditation centre, swimming pool, 21000 sq.ft. Club House etc. are just an addition to the lavish lifestyle. Starting at a B.S.P of around INR 7500 Per Sq.Ft the units fall in a price range of 1.15 crore INR to 3.5 crore INR.

Puri Diplomatic Greens Towers from a distance
Puri Diplomatic Greens Towers from a distance

Phase 1 of the project has already been sold out and possessions are just about to start, while a few units from phase 2 are still available and will be ready for possession over the next year. For people planning to move in this region over next 2 years and looking for luxury Diplomatic Greens is definitely a project worth exploring.

Note : The Pictures were taken in May 2016.

Experion Windchants, Dwarka Expressway – Price Location, and USPs

Indian real estate sector today is full of developers trying to offer their prospective clients new concepts for enhancing the residents social needs and lifestyle. Every developer is coming up with ideas to stand out, in the race of being the best ,unique and deliver a quality product. Experion Windchants, Dwarka Expressway, is one of the premium residential projects standing out with its state of art design features and amenities. This ~23 acre group housing at Gurgaon turns out to be a healthy mixture of low rise as well as high rise living spaces with a well distributed population density. With about 30 units to an acre this project is already promising a lavish community at Gurgaon.

Experion Windchants adjacent properties
Experion Windchants adjacent properties

Located in sector 112 Gurgaon with direct connectivity to the Dwarka Expressway and massive commercial development in the adjacent sectors, this area is going to hold a great importance once the expressway is completed. Near to airport and equidistant from Delhi and Gurgaon this region falls in the most promising areas of the city, the Upper Dwarka Expressway.

Around the Township
Around the Township
Villas at Expeion Windchants
Villas at Experion Windchants

Area, Floors & Villas

Windchants is being constructed over an area of ~23 acres out of which about 84% is open to sky. The open area thus provides ample of space for adding interesting architectural and landscape features to the project. A total of 600 units here are divided into 7 towers in a well planned pattern , the towers here are all g+27 structures and in addition to these are the 34 exclusive villas. Windchants offer units that support 2,3,4 and 5 bedroom configurations ranging from 2275 to 8800 sqft super-built up areas and yes their smallest unit is the largest for many, which in turn makes this project unique in the region. What took our attention here though, was the nomenclature which is uncoventional yet sensible, their high rise apartments are called “waving teak” signifying the heights from teak trees, the villas are called “whispering willows” and “whistling palms” because of the low height and private space they provide and lastly the duplexes are called wandering buds as their placement is township is not defined to a single piece of land. While the standard amenities aren’t missing from the township we tried to list down the additional features of Experion Windchants.

Experion WIndchants in the skyline
Experion Windchants in the skyline
  • Windchants offers one of Asia’s largest skywalk, so technically offering a garden where one can go out for a walk and it is located on the 7th level, which is approximately 21meters above the ground level. It is one of the most unique features offered in this region.
  • There is also a Bio diversity pond situated within the township, it’s like an eco-sensitive zone that will bring residents close to nature as it will be a welcoming feature for migratory birds and will have diverse ecological presence retained in the area.
  • Since the project has 84 % open spaces the designers have had the great thought of creating numerous community spaces throughout the project over 2,50,000 sqft of area is invested to improve the quality of life of the residents here.
  • Pool side party area and Bar-Be-Que sheds are a part of the community spaces created here, something one wouldn’t find common in the region, making Windchants a township with unique offerings.
  • Experion Windchants is one of the lowest density project in this region.

    Experion Windchants from a distance.
    Experion Windchants from a distance.

While much of the stock here is sold, the developer still has units available for sale and bookings can be done at a price of Rs 5900 per sqft to Rs 7000 per sqft depending on the unit type, the company claims to start giving out possessions by next year and complete the project by end of 2017 . If looking for a house which is near to Gurgaon as well as Delhi Experion Windchants is definitely worth checking out.

 

Eldeco Accolade at South of Gurgaon – Delving Into The Designs

Present Site Condition Eldeco Accolade : June 2016

South of Gurgaon is fast emerging as a residential and industrial destination towards the Southern direction of the growing metropolis. Over the years prime Gurgaon city has become a center of attraction for various MNCs, automobile industry, finance ventures and IT/ ITES firms. In recent years several new age start-ups have also made Gurgaon their business hub. This has led to growing employment attracting migrants to the city. This trend has supported widespread growth in demand for residential real estate as well. However many preferred areas of Gurgaon such as the Golf Course Road, Golf Course Extension Road are now out of the reach of an average/ middle-class family. Moreover, the prices having risen so much in this area that a single dwelling unit may cost upwards of Rs. 1.5 cr or so make it unviable even for investors. Not so far from the Golf Course Extension road are the developments on Sohna road, which connects to Gurgaon through a National Highway (NH 248A), which is a signal free corridor. Also, upcoming developments at South of Gurgaon are priced at least 30%-40% lower than properties in central Gurgaon, this affordability serves well for end users in the middle-income segment. Another characteristic of South of Gurgaon is the proximity of a vast green belt and preserved Aravalli Hills in the backdrop, something that bodes well for a calm environment to dwell in. The Haryana Government has plans to develop IMT at Sohna on lines of the IMT Manesar thereby resulting in employment close to housing units. Further several infrastructure initiatives will create interest in South of Gurgaon.

Amongst the early movers to South of Gurgaon is the Eldeco Group. After successfully delivering Eldeco Mansionz on Sohna road Gurgaon and delivering projects over the past several decades Eldeco has made a place for itself in the real estate eco-system of Delhi NCR. Eldeco Accolade, in South of Gurgaon, is the latest addition to their glory. We recently took out time to look at the sample flat at the project site and analyze the overall design architecturally and represent the same graphically.

Eldeco Accolade Proposed View of The Site
Eldeco Accolade Proposed View of The Site
Eldeco Accolade Design Analysis
Eldeco Accolade Design Analysis

LOCATION

Eldeco Accolade is placed directly on the Sohna Road which in turn provides it connectivity to the NH8 and Southern Peripheral Road. The Group Housing holds a location of great importance as it is near the educational and industrial hub which is already observed growing on the Sohna Road.

DESIGN

Eldeco Accolade is proposed on a 13 Acre site with over 40% open areas, the planning is done in a manner that the owners either get the view of Aravalli Hills or the central landscaped greens which has a uniquely designed club house with the green

sample flat Eldeco Accolade
sample flat Eldeco Accolade

grassed roof that merges beautifully into the landscape presenting an unobtrusive view of the central greens. A total of 809 units are divided tastefully into 8 towers with a mixture of G+11, G+13, and G+18 structures, this uneven distribution in tower heights seamlessly merges the township with the Aravalli Hills. The units offered here with respective super built-up are:

  • 2BDR: 1264sqft
  • 2BDR: 1457sqft (with Study)
  • 3BDR: 1751sqft
  • 4BDR: 2122sqft (including a large Servant Room)

    Eldeco Accolade Design Features
    Eldeco Accolade Design Features
Eldeco Accolade Site Sunpath
Eldeco Accolade Site Sunpath

One thing that impressed us here was the even distribution of towers over the site which in turn divides the population density over the township making amenities/ landscapes more functional and open.

Site Model Eldeco Accolade
Site Model Eldeco Accolade
Eldeco Accolade Construction Update - June 2016
Eldeco Accolade Construction

A visit to Eldeco Accolade offers a good avenue to see a fully mobilised site where construction work is continuously going on despite a slowdown in NCR’s property markets.  The very reason why Eldeco has been able to deliver all their past projects.

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BESTECH PARK VIEW SPA NEXT : READY HOMES IN SECTOR 67 GURGAON

Amidst the hustle of city life, concrete jungle all around, one certainly wishes to live in a peaceful place where he can get a break from the polluted habitat around. Bestech Park View series of apartments has been providing people this peace for quite a while now. The park view concept provides the occupant a view of the park from the balconies since the planning of the project is done in such a way that the apartments are all arranged along the peripheral boundary of the site while the center area is an efficiently landscaped piece of art and a pleasure to look at. Bestech Park View Spa Next sector 67 Gurgaon is one of the ready residential projects of Bestech which was handed over to buyers in the year 2013.

Towers standing tall at Bestech Parkview Spa Next
Towers standing tall at Bestech Parkview Spa Next

Sector 67 Gurgaon (Gurugram now) is an important and upcoming sectors’ in Gurgaon as far as residential development is concerned with ample of residential townships proposed in the sector, the area here has seen a massive change over the last decade. 8.4 kms off the national highway 8 directly placed onto Sohna Road (Road 248A) the sector’s location seems to be perfect for people working in Greater Gurgaon. To reach sector 67 while coming from either Delhi or Manesar one needs to take the exit towards Rajiv Chowk which is an intersection of Sohna Road and National Highway 8 with the Old Gurgaon Road. One needs to take a left at Rajiv Chowk while coming from Delhi to proceed towards Sohna via the Sohna Road and travel for 8kms, there you reach an intersection from where a right takes you to sector 67. Sohna Road and sectors along it have seen massive development over the past decade while a lot more is proposed in sectors falling along Sohna Road in the near future.

Shopping Area at Bestech Parkview Spa Next
Shopping Area at Bestech Parkview Spa Next

Apartment Price

Bestech Park View Spa Next Sector 67

Gurgaon is a project that started back in 2009 and was completed by the end of 2013, the initial pricing of the project was around Rs. 4500/sqft while today one may find it difficult to grab one under Rs. 7000/sqft. The project is on a 23-acre site with an impressive 80% area open to the sky. The massing on the site is uniformly divided into 10 towers with G+14 structures making a total of 458 units. The configuration of units here are :
• 1790sqft 3bhk apartment
• 1935sqft 3bhk with servant quarter
• 2350sqft 4bhk apartment
• 2635sqft 4bhk apartment with servant quarter
• 2685sqft 4bhk with servant quarter

All parking in basement level at Park View Spa Next
Parking in basement level at Park View Spa Next
Sunken landscaped Courtyard at Bestech Spa next
Sunken landscaped Courtyard at Bestech Spa next

About The Property

All the towers here have a double storied entry foyer which houses the lift and staircase lobby, the towers are all 4 to one core planning which means that every floor has four apartments connected to one lobby excluding towers h,i and j which have a two to one core arrangement and have the corner units.

Towers facing central park at Bestech spa next
Towers facing central park at Bestech spa next
Landscape at Bestech Parkview Spa Next
Landscape at Bestech Parkview Spa Next

While the towers are a piece of art, the landscape is just astonishing, with 80% of open spaces there is ample of space for landscaping and the use of this is justified with the rainwater harvesting system which has been incorporated into the design. There is a club house with all the modern facilities along with a large party lawn. A primary school and a small shopping arena have been a standard part of all the Bestech townships and thus are a part of Spa Next too. Bestech Group has been known in real estate sector for its timely delivery and quality of work and thus experiencing their projects has always been a treat.

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