Studio AVT Includes Vibrant Triangular Fins and Colourful MS Louvers in Udaan School

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Studio AVT- a Delhi-based architecture and design firm-has added splashes of colours while designing the 'Udaan School' in Delhi. The building's exposed-brick façade is highlighted with the use of vibrant, triangular fins on its windows. These fins imitate the decorative pennant-fins, which symbolize cheer and delight. The firm also incorporated lively MS louvres on the stairs that boldly accentuate the stairs, thus creating a statement. The designer duo at Studio AVT Ankita & Pratyoosh shared more details about the project with SURFACES REPORTER (SR). Scroll down to read:


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Students spend the majority of their day in a school building during their most crucial developmental years. In this time of pivotal growth, schools must be a space for creative thinking, a source of inspiration, and a starting point for developing a sense of awareness and responsibility.

Natural Light and Ventilation

A north-western, angular entrance has been aesthetically crafted to add significance without occupying more space or compromising natural light and ventilation.

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Exposed Brick Facade and Colourful Fins on Windows

The front facade greets you with bold, exposed bricks, which gives a natural effect and blends with the vegetation.

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Concrete texture finish on a few surfaces readily complements the bricks and provides a warm, vernacular feeling.

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The colourful, triangular fins on the windows are inspired by decorative pennant flags, adding cheer and delight. This rightly complements the mood and energy of young minds.

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Flamboyant MS Louvers

The firm also added colourful MS louvres that boldly highlights the stairs.

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The MS louvres on the stairs and the window fins add fresh splashes of colour to the building- thus revealing the function of the building; aesthetically.

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Energy-Efficient Materials

A sustainable school helps improve the health and energy of the students and staff, and thus care taken to use various Energy Efficient Materials, including the interior spaces.

Architecture and Design FirmsThe grand fly-ash brick and concrete texture facade welcomes the user while stepping onto the Kota stone flooring.

Minimal glass is used on the facade, so heat trapped inside is reduced. There is a fresh flow of ventilation and abundant natural light through brick jali walls.

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The window fins help in solar shading as well and ensure abundant sunlight inside the classrooms.

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Doors and furniture are made from particle boards. Johnson's cool roof tiles have been used on the terrace.

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Solar panels are placed on top of the Sports and Infirmary blocks, which constitute 25% of the energy consumption. Circular niches filled in with glass are made on the walls along the corridor. These help the classrooms have a connect with the corridor on the enclosed side.

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Corridors With Brick Jaali Wall at the End

Colour filled closed circles alternate with the niches and provide a decorative elevation. A rough concrete finish makes a subtle backdrop.

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The corridors are spaces where children readily play around and have the most memories about school with. The corridors have been planned in a linear manner connecting all classrooms at one go.

It receives natural lighting and ventilation through the brick jali wall at the end. The corridors also make learning fun and interactive, with part blackboard walls- to doodle, draw or write. 

Project Details

Project Name: Udaan (Hindi word for “the flight”)
Architecture Firm: Studio AVT Architects Pvt Ltd
Firm Location: New Delhi
Completion Year: 2020
Gross Built Area (m2/ ft2): 6400 Sq ft
Project location: New Delhi
Program: Play School
Lead Architects: Ankita Sweety, Pratyoosh Chandan
Photo Credits: Avneesh Kumar         

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