Swati Bhargava (Distinction)

Courtyards and Jaalis as Environmental Strategies for Work Environments in Jaipur, India

The global trend toward full glazing of office building fa├žades has resulted in high energy consumption and poor indoor environmental quality for occupants. This project was inspired by the vernacular architecture of the region and its use of the courtyard and jaali as environmental features providing adaptive opportunities and spatial flexibility toward comfortable working environments.