Building Type Alphabetical Chronological French Embassy Staff Quarters - New Delhi  
  Building Type - Housing
  Year - 1967
  The total area of each unit within the cluster varies from 60 to 70 square meters.

Three principal concerns stand out :

  • Courtyards and roof terraces form important features of the apartments, enhancing the tightly built living areas. This particularly suitable for north Indian climate and life style.
  • Introducing windows at the opposite ends of the room ensures cross ventilation and natural light.
  • Larger windows and doors open on to the terraces, which are flanked by high parapets to ensure privacy for the families. Deep-set windows provide protection from the sun. .

  •   Bibliography
  • Architecture d'Aujourd'hui (Paris) October 1979
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