|1987||Nitin Killawala||Gabriel Electric Corp|
|Aruna Killawala||P.T. Gala||Khetan + Doshi|
Duplex 04 plays a significant role in the evolution of G7 Architect’s. It was planned to accommodate 4 duplex apartments as well as a studio for the firm. Each duplex has its own balconies, terraces, gardens and outdoor seating, yet each is completely private.
The building is conceived with a system of 3 x 4 mts grids with an insertion of half a grid of 2 x 4 mts along an East-West axis. Variations in openings are a result of different sill and lintel levels as well as a play of double height within selective areas.
With over 3 decades since its construction, the office has undergone numerous modifications, however a robust structural grid has allowed for synthesis of new functional divisions along with the existing.
With its stepped terraces, amidst a sea of apartments, utilizing every square inch of space, D4’s architecture is reminiscent of the apartment/ bungalow typologies which once characterized Juhu Scheme.