Kothari Group

Client: Kothari Group

Building Type: Corporate

Nature of work: Architecture

Location: Chennai

Year: Completed

Area: 54,000 Sft

The Kothari Building on Nun­gambakkam High Road is one of the first buildings in Chennai to use sun control louvers as a shading device. In Tarapore Tower, another landmark building on Anna Salai that Chitale designed, he used solid fire-proof walls between the individual shops, so that in case of a fire in one shop it would be contained in that area.

 “ I ­believe that every building should have its own identity created by a simple and expressive  architecture corresponding to its specific functions and ­location,” S.L. Chitale

Madras Musings,

VOL. XXIII NO. 23, MARCH 16-31, 2014