The villas are designed in such a way that natural light can be used to light up the inner spaces of the house.
The entrance to the villa is not direct from the main road but is from the center. This provides a lot of privacy for the villa. The access for servants is kept separate, from the car park area directly to the utility & servant quarters. This helps restrict the movement of outsiders, into the house.
The courtyard at the center acts as a focal point for movement across the entire villa. The dining area opens out into the deck, which can be used as a sit out or for Barbecue’s.
Privacy has been considered as one of the main factors in the design of the Villas. There are quite a few open spaces in the villa that bring in a lot of air and light into the building. But at the same time there is a risk of one villa overlooking into its neighboring properties.
To avoid this, the deck and courtyard has been positioned in a manner that they do not overlook into their neighboring villa, on either sides.
The same is the case in terms of positioning of doors and windows as well. The common exterior feature walls and landscape elements between two Villas act as a barrier separating each other.
Good orientation, combined with other energy efficiency features, can reduce or even eliminate the need for auxiliary heating and cooling, resulting in lower energy bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved comfort. It takes account of summer and winter variations in the sun’s path as well as the direction and type of winds, such as cooling breezes.
The principles of good orientation is in conjunction with Passive solar heating, Passive cooling and Shading