In Bombay a building has to be oriented east-west to catch the prevailing sea-breaze, and to open up the best views in the city: the Arabien Sea on one side and the harbour on the other. But these unfortunately are also directions of the hot sun and the heavy moonsoon rains. The old bungalows solved these problems by wrapping a protective layer of verandahs around the main living area, providing rhe occupants with two lines of defence against the elements.
Kanchanjunga, an attempt to apply these principles to a high-rise building, is a condominium of 32 luxury apartments of four different types, varying from 3 to 6 bedrooms each. The interlock of these variations are expressed externally by the shares and walls that hold up the cantilevers. The Tower has a proportion of 1:4 (being 21 in square and 84 meters high). Its minimalist unbroken surfaces are cut away to open up the double-height terrace gardens at the corners, revealing some hint of the complex spatial organisation of living spaces that lie within the tower.