ARKIND’s design for Tharakan’s Zephyr Homes has won the ‘Highly Commended’ in Cityscape Global Awards held in October 2018 as part of Cityscape Global- the largest Real Estate and Property event in the World.
The project located in the Indian state of Kerala has won this recognition due to the unique design features, commercial model, environmental eco-cycle and facility management strategy implemented in the conceptualization and development of the project.
The concept of the design takes inspiration from the traditional Kerala courtyard house layouts and integrates the needs of togetherness as well as contemplation in retired life. The individual cottages are designed modular, yet convertible to three different layouts based on clientele. The layered planning of the development ensures that none of the existing natural forces or topography is disrupted. The North West Zephyr is funneled in and cooled by intercepting natural water flow at site converted to water features.
A self-sufficient lifestyle in created through ARKIND’s design of the facility with organic roof farming, skywalk, meditation spaces, community interaction, and ample group as well as solitary leisure facilities.
ARKIND’s designs for various projects have won International recognition in the past, as well. This includes ‘Highly Commended’ awards in previous Cityscape Global Awards in the years 2015, 2012-13 and 2011-12 and nomination to the World Architecture Festival Awards, known as ‘Oscars of Architecture’ in the years 2015, 2014 and 2013, Plan Awards-Italy in the Tourism, Leisure-Led Development, Education, Resort, Environmental, Culture, Community categories.