Ralliwolf R&D / 1963-1982
Mumbai, Maharashtra

Ralliwolf R&D / 1963-1982
Ralliwolf R&D / 1963-1982
Ralliwolf R&D / 1963-1982
Ralliwolf R&D / 1963-1982
Ralliwolf R&D / 1963-1982
Ralliwolf R&D / 1963-1982
Ralliwolf R&D / 1963-1982
Ralliwolf R&D / 1963-1982
Ralliwolf R&D / 1963-1982

The building for research and design and development of prototypes was for a company that manufactured portable electric tools.The building was on a part of a large site that contained many old and shady trees . The building could be approached only from two ends diagonally opposite one another. The mandate was the existing trees were to be maintained.

The programme arrived at after long interaction with the users, was for a workshop on the ground floor, testing labs on the first floor and design offices above the lower floors.The plan was evolved around the existing trees incorporating them in courtyards thereby providing the interiors with ample daylight and cross ventilation. The structure was in RCC with cavity walls on the exterior to keep the inside cool and dry.

Structural Consultant - R S Mandrekar

Architects' Combine 1956