The Building 9°N 76°E: new project by F+A

The 1000sqm commercial building has been designed for Amicus as their corporate office.

Kochi, Kerala


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The stunning realization in Kochi, Kerala, has been designed by Fahed + Architects Studio. The project keeps in mind the climate and place. In this particular format of construction the labor component is much higher than an average structure. The practice has tried to use materials that are locally available and has been used in a tactile manner. The material composition involves bare concrete, terrocotta / huradi blocks, steel and wood. The top most roof has been made of steel and pre-veneered MDF. The entire structure is well ventilated and the fold-able shutters when opened out gives the experience of working in one large balcony. The corporate floor of the AMICUS is self sufficient in terms of power requirement. It’s got a 23Kwa solar panel that takes care of its requirements. The workstations and other key elements have been custom designed.


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Fahed + Architects is a multidisciplinary architectural practice established in 2005. The practice has been involved in various projects such as Master Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Retail and Interior Design. The practice – one of the few charter members of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) from Kerala (India) – has a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach to any project. The firm has received numerous accolades, including the Gold Leaf Award from Indian Institute of Architects (IIA). Listed as the ‘Top 50 Emerging Practices’ in 2013 and the ‘Top 100 Hot practices’ in 2015 in India, the practice won two Asian awards in 2015 besides multiple National and State honours. The principle architect, Fahed Majeed, is a RIBA Chartered Architect. With a strong presence in India, Middle East and West Asia, the practice is gearing up to embark on newer creative journeys and collaborations.

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