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ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO

SHRIYAK SINGH
Contact:
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MOTIVATION CONTENTS
No other art (architecture) employs a colder, more abstract form, but at the same time no other art is so ACADEMIC EXERCISES
intimately connected with mans daily life from the cradle to the grave.
- S.E. Rasmussen, Experiencing Architecture, 1959
01. High Court Complex, Lucknow Pg. 01
(Thesis : Semester 10 / 2017)
Architecture is an art of practical problem solving, deriving its solutions from the society and its people. I always tried to live by this
personal understanding of architecture throughout all my design exercises. For me an architectural problem is one of constraints. The
site, the programmatic content, the user and all other stakeholders, the immediate social and physical context and the place/city it sits 02. Transit Oriented Development, Pg. 11
in, all have their own expectations which need to be respected and addressed. This makes each and every exercise unique in its own New Delhi
right. It is the most intriguing aspect of architecture for me. Study of the context, technology, user groups, economy and sustainability (Group of 4)(Semester 09 / 2016)
when clubbed with imagination and creativity give my designs their final form.
03. Hotel Design, Agra Pg. 17
Architecture as a profession has many socio-cultural layers at which it functions and in turn is affected by the society. It is beyond a (Semester 07 / 2015)
mere physical exercise of designing the built-form. In my view, a successful design is one which balances the needs of its user as well
as the aspirations of the society at large with that of the functional requirements of the program. I have been avidly interested towards
04. Students Activity Center, Pg. 22
the complexities an architectural project has to offer as I believe I can learn the most out of such projects. Architecture is most
enjoyable and affective if it has a certain language and has some inherent meaning or a direction of thought towards which it points. IIT Mandi
Buildings are a means of communication for the architect. These ideas, meanings and ideals of design, along with the functional (Semester 05 / 2014)
Pg. 26
requirements should form the core concept of the design.
05. House Design, Delhi
Architecture, as a profession, is as practical as it is theoretical. Maintaining a constant connect to the field along with academics is the (Semester 03 / 2013)
key aspect of architectural learning. The current as well as my previous professional exposures taught me to look at the minuscule
details an architect has to consider and incorporate in the design process in the real world. My ultimate intention with any exercise I
PROFESSIONAL EXERCISES
undertake is to produce architecture which will have both immediate and long term impact, addressing critical social and practical
issues.
01. Commercial Center, Pg. 29
I.D.S.T. Medical College
(2016)
Each of us has
a fire in our heart RESEARCH PAPERS
for something. Its
01.Urban Art for a Citys Crevices Pg. 32
our goal in life to (Semester 09 / 2016)

3/237, Viram Khand, find it and keep it


Gomtinagar, Lucknow 02. Seminar on Reforms for Indian Pg. 33
lit. Architects Act & Council Regulations
India
226010 (Group of 4)(Semester 09 / 2016)

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HIGH COURT COMPLEX,
LUCKNOW (Thesis)
Academic Project
Final Year Thesis Project : Semester 10 / 2017
Individual Project
Role : Conceptualisation, Design, Evolution, Detailing
Production, Model Making, Presentation
Advisors : Ar. Suneet Mohindroo (suneet@pluraldesign.in)
Ar. Rajeev Agarwal (rajeev@rajeevagarwal.com)
Location : Lucknow, India
Site Area : 161,874 sqm
Total Built-up : 115,000 sqm

The project identifies a new typology for Courthouse Design. Never


before was a medium/high rise typology explored for courthouse
architecture. Being a highly complex function, breaking these
shackles and exploring a new design language for a courthouse was a
challenging task.

The concept of Justice as put forward by the Greek philosopher Plato


clearly revolves around it being a service to the public. Courts were
places of public gathering, where general masses could see the Law
in Action. This attitude is lost in the current courthouses. Through this
thesis project, I have tried to incorporate that attitude back into the
courthouse, while maintaining the strict security protocols.

The basic endeavour of this project was to see how explorations in


design typologies & styles in judicial architecture can help in creating
a more conducive environment for the court to perform its functions,
along with making it more inclusive to the general masses, thus help
towards creating a more informed society.

Symbolism in various forms has also been incorporated in the design of


this High Court building.

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INTEGRATED MOVEMENT AND OPEN SAPCE FORM DEVELOPMENT : TOWER Since windows cannot be
provided in a courtroom
a. Reducing Ground because of security
coverage and concerns, light-wells, with
increasing the natural light falling on
height. the audience, serve both
a symbolic as well as a
functional purpose.

INTERNALLY CONNECTED - COHESIVE


BUILT BLOCKS : Creates valuable
open space at the
b. Staggering the
Allowing convenient public movement ground level
block in pursuit of
across the blocks without having the need natural light
to cross multiple security check points.

ARTICULATED PUBLIC REALM :

Allowing free public movement


through open spaces with
singluar point security checks. Creates possibility of c. Creating void
open terrace spaces spaces by lifting
at upper level floor plates

Enables every floor d. Allows a natural


to receive natural flow of wind through
sunlight through the building.
lightwells

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OPEN & BUILT SPACE RELATIONSHIP (Author: Shriyak Singh) TOWER BLOCK: FORM EVOLUTION (Author: Shriyak Singh) TOWER BLOCK SECTION (Author: Shriyak Singh)
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TILT IN AXIS : CLIMATIC RESPONSE KEY FEATURES OF THE SCHEME ZONING & PROGRAM
STRONG CONNECTION
a. Considering an axis WITH PUBLIC SPACE Courtrooms
30 deg. tilted at 30deg. from
N the normal Public Library
CLEAR PROGRAMMATIC
IDENTITY
Admin. Offices: Public
Legal Aid Cell

SEPARATE ORGANISATION Public Utilities


b. Orienting blocks PROGRAM
Pass Counters
according to this axis

360deg VIEWS AND Lawyers Chambers


PUBLIC ACCESSIBLE
TERRACES
(Author: Shriyak Singh)

Enhanced user experience with well connected open space


structure.
c. Better climatic
Inclusivity for the masses in terms of additions in the program as Courtrooms
response achieved for
well as treatment of spaces and built blocks.
both solar and wind
conditions of the site. Integration of propositional quests into the physical planning of the
Admin. Offices
complex.
Also allows the North Lawyers Lounge
Side light-wells to work Space available for future expansion: hence efficiently exploiting & Dining
effectively. the site.
Judges
Functional relationships and public interface are given equal Chambers
importance
ORIENTATION DIAGRAM (Author: Shriyak Singh) Judges Library

Public Side Private Side

PUBLIC
ZONE
LAWYERS
ZONE
JUDGES PUBLIC
ZONE SERVICE
PRIVATE

Divides the
site in Private
and Public
Zones
SITE ZONING (Author: Shriyak Singh) SITE MODEL (Author: Shriyak Singh) (Author: Shriyak Singh)
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LEGEND
1. Public Entrance Plaza
2. Sunken Court (Museum)
3. Cafeteria
4. Ticket Counters
5. Public Waiting Area
6. Reception & Information Desk
7. Public Core To Courtrooms
8. Judges Core To Courtrooms
9. Lawyers/ Litigants Core To Courtrooms
10. Lawyers Block Pedestrian Entry
11. Lawyers Block Public Waiting Area
12. Vehicular Entry
13. Public & Lawyers Dining / Restaurant
14. Typist & Notary
15. Administrative Offices Relating To Public Domain
16. Administrative Offices
17. Admin. Entry
18. Admin. Drop-Off
19. Judges Drop-Off
20. Judges Entry
21. Courtyard
22. Judges Library
23. Drivers Lounge
24. Judges Lounge
25. Public Receiving Area
26. Meeting Rooms
27. Judges Dining
28. Kitchen
29. P.A. / P.S. Dining & Lounge
30. Library Block
31. Library Core
32. Sunken Court For Library
33. Security Barracks
34. Security Check-posts
35. Security Barracks And Jail
36. Electric Substation
37. S.T.P..

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SITE PLAN (Author: Shriyak Singh) N


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Judges Corridor
Judges Core Public Core Courtrooms

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TOWER BLOCK TYPICAL PLAN (Author: Shriyak Singh)
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2
1

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The relative position of the Courtrooms and the Judges and Public
areas changes with respect to the fixed shear cores.
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After a set of three such floors, the arrangement of these public 2
and judges areas switch positions and so do the entries from their 1
respective cores.
STACKING DIAGRAM(Author: Shriyak Singh) TOWER BLOCK: MODEL PHOTOGRAPH (Author: Shriyak Singh)
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SITE SECTIONS (Author: Shriyak Singh)

Pedestrian
Entry

Courtroom Blk.
Entry

Sunken Sculpture
Court

Public Open
Space

SECTION AA`

Public Open
Space

Vehicular
Entry

PUBLIC AREA PLAN (Author: Shriyak Singh)

The public realm flows seamlessly on the ground


floor of the entire complex.

The open space structure is well connected and


allows the large numbers of people in the complex N
to move freely 0 20m 40m
SECTION BB`
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JUDGES CHAMBER (Author: Shriyak Singh)

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Cellular Beams

Transfer Girders (2400mm)

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JUDGES BLOCK TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN
(Author: Shriyak Singh)
JUDGES BLOCK SECTIONS (Author: Shriyak Singh)
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FACADE TREATMENT STRUCTURAL SYSTEM : Hybrid System

The jali creates


Services : HVAC etc. a seamless Shear Cores
pattern over
the facade
Allows only
25% of incident
sunlight to
penetrate. SOUTH SIDE: JALI FACADE
Opacity
decreases from
South to North
Derived from STRUCTURAL FRAMING : TOWER BLOCK (Author: Shriyak Singh)
Hexagonal jali
prevalent in the
city WEST SIDE: VERTICAL
LOUVERS The staircase and lift cores are 6M cantilevers
shear cores (Symmetrically are projected
Placed) which are main in alternate
East Facade South Facade structural elements for the directions,
Cantilever Beam tower block. above and
below the
central floor of
a three floor
Jali : South Facade set, followed
by a refuge
floor.
Planter Beds

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Judges Corridor 650

Steel Column

Cellular Beams
so as to allow
services to run
through
EXTERNAL WALL SECTION : TOWER BLOCK - SOUTH SIDE
(Author: Shriyak)
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RAINWATER HARVESTING SOLAR POWER PARKING SYSTEM
Using the Rigo-fill rainwater Total Volume Total roof area with solar panels : 8,507 sqm Parking Requirement : 3000 cars
harvesting system increases of Rainwater to Automated-Robotic parking is considered to preserve space on the
Solar panel efficiency : 1KW / 100 sqm /day
the efficiency of storing be harvested : ground. (Cart type system)
water by three times. This 48,000,000 lt. Total Power Generation / Day : 85 KW
dramatically reduces the area
required for underground
tanks.

Smart Car parking system by DongYang Menics


Disruption of flow and Undisrupted flow at ground
movement level

UNDERGROUND RWH TANKS (Author: Shriyak Singh) ROOFS WITH SOLAR PANELS (Author: Shriyak Singh)

Public Movement

PARKING CONCEPT (Author: Shriyak Singh)

Exit

Entry
PARKING SYSTEM PLAN (Author: Shriyak Singh)
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3D VISUALISATIONS & MODEL PHOTOGRAPHS (Author : Shriyak Singh) SITE MODEL - 1:1000
DETAIL (PART) MODEL - 1:200

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PARTI DIAGRAMS (Author: Shriyak Singh) Icons Courtesy : Freepik.com
TRANSIT ORIENTED
DEVELOPMENT (Urban Design)
Academic Project
Final Year : Semester 09 / 2016
Group Project / Group of 4
Role : Conceptualisation, Design, Site Plan, Detailing of Office &
Convention Block, Landscaping, Presentation
Advisor : Prof. Satish Khanna (contactskhanna@yahoo.com)
Location : Dwarka Sector 10, New Delhi, India
Site Area : 80,000 sqm
Total Built-up : 240,000 sqm

This design studio was focused on examining the relationship between


Elevated Metro
architecture and the urban fabric it fits into, especially tackling the Corridor
Roads at
problems in the city of New Delhi.
Basement level
We dealt with this project with a typical urban design approach,
applying the learnt urban design principles of contextual response and CENTRAL-CONNECTED GREEN : Predominantly Pedestrian; Discouraging the LIMITED VEHICULAR INFRINGEMENT INTO THE SITE : Limited to the
entry of vehicles inside the site periphery or lower ground levels
understanding of the existing urban structure and fabric. Being a TOD
project, all TOD by-laws applied, which include a high FAR of atleat 3
PROMOTING CYCLABILITY THEOUGH THE SITE PREDOMINANT PUBLIC REALM WITH PERMEABLE SITE EDGES
and dedicated EWS and LIG housing of atleast 10%.

A medium to high density, mixed use development is proposed, which


could act as a catalyst for the development of this part of the city. It
aims at tackling all the challenges the city throws at the site, be it the
large volumes of people by virtue of its context (a metro station and
housing on all sides) or the citys harsh composite climate.

We recognised the public thoroughfare through the site and responded


to it through our zoning and site planning, leaving the existing desire
lines unaffected. Also, the context played a major role in governing
the placement of the different building types, namely, Office (with
Convention facilities), Retail & Multiplex, Hotel, Housing & Social
Infrastructure. Likely access points for all zones were considered, as well
as their placement with respect to the existing context. Hotel was zoned
near existing hotels, while the Office and housing maintained close
proximity to the metro station. Public Plaza
Cycle Stands

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Housing : Service Apt.
+ Affordable
Office & Convention
Center

Retail & Commercial

Social Infrastructure

ZONING DIAGRAM (Author : Shriyak Singh)

LANDUSE STUDY OF THE CONTEXT (Author : Group) CONNECTIVITY DIAGRAM (Author : Rahul Arora. Group Member)

DRIVERS FOR ZONING (Author : Shriyak Singh) KEY FEATURES :


The triangle site has housing in its surrounding, thus majority of
the housing is zoned there in order to merge with the immediate
context, along with the hospital facility.

The proximity of the office & convention center to the metro station
is maintained as it is expected to have the largest number of users
coming via metro.

The mall is centrally placed, equally accessible from all connecting


points as well as the residential within the site.

EXISTING CONTEXT : CONNECTIONS TO & FROM The hotel stands bold on the front face alongside other pre-existing
SURROUNDING LANDUSE THE SITE
hotels
Icons Courtesy : Freepik.com
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BB` LEGEND
1. Pedestrian Entrance Plaza
37 2. Hotel Guest Entry & Drop-Off
3. Hotel Main Lobby
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4. Sunken Court For Retail And Eateries
20 36 5. Shops
6. Hotel Service Entry
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7. Mall And Multiplex Guest Entry
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8. Mall And Multiplex Drop-Off
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13 10. Mall Entry
11. Mall And Retail Shops
12. Fire Station
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16 13. Police Station
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14. Service Apartment Entry
15. Surface Parking And Entry To Basement Parking
16. Service Apartment Cores
17. School
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16 16 18. O.A.T
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19. Sculpture Court And Central Greens
20. Auto Stand
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21. Sunken Craft-Bazaar (Handicraft Market) @ -4500
AA` 33 22. Sunken Auditorium @ -4500
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23. Auditorium P.F.A. & Entry @ -4500
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24. Banquet Hall
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24 25. Office Pedestrian Entry From Metro @ Ground Level
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26. Office Vehicular Drop-Off & Entry
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27. Cafeteria
29 29 28. Exhibition Hall @ -4500
29. Office Core
31 30 29
30. Sunken Court @ -4500
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33 31. Restaurant @ -4500
2 27 32. To & From Basement : Parking; Banquet Drop-Off; Audi Drop-Off
29 33. Public Plaza
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34. Petrol Pump
6 AA` 32
35. Hospital Block
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36. Studio Apartment Drop-Off And Entry
37. Retail Interface For The City
BB`
38. Flower Nursery
CC`
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SITE PLAN (Author: Group) N


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TYPICAL SECTION OF CANOPY
ALONG CYCLE TRACK &
PEDESTRIAN PATHWAY
(Author : Shriyak Singh)

SECTION AA`

SECTION BB`

SECTION CC`

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OFFICE & CONVENTION BASEMENT PLAN @ -4500 OFFICE & CONVENTION GROUND FLOOR PLAN @ +1500 OFFICE & CONVENTION TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN ( FLR. 6 TO 8 )
(Author: Shriyak Singh) (Author: Shriyak Singh) (Author: Shriyak Singh)

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SECTION XX` (Author : Shriyak SIngh) 1:1000

YY` XX`

1:500

SECTION YY` (Author : Shriyak Singh)

1:500

OFFICE & CONVENTION BLOCK SECTIONS (Author: Shriyak Singh) MODEL PHOTOGRAPHS (Author: Group) 16
HOTEL DESIGN, AGRA

Academic Project
Final Year : Semester 07 / 2015
Individual Project
Role : Conceptualisation, Designing, Detailing of Part;
Site Planning & Landscaping, Presentation
Supervisor : Dr. Prof. Mandeep Singh
(drsingh.spa@gmail.com)
Location : Agra, India
Site Area : 8,000 sqm
Total Built-up : 24,000 sqm

The project brief of our 7th semester design problem was that of
a Hotel. The proposed site was a live project in the majestic city
of Agra. This project was a coming together of three separably
operable business ventures under one ownership, These were a 4
star hotel, a Budget hotel and a 1200 capacity banquet hall.
This brief posed special design constraints which were governed
by issues like guest and staff movement, specialised services and
flow of operations and an extreme area crisis.
The key design driver in the brief was the separate operability of
all the required components. This meant that all the components
needed separate access points, both for the guests and services,
and their own open space of some sort. Since the ownership was
the same, certain service oriented aspects could be clubbed.
The site was considerable small for the amount and type of the
built-up required by the client. A typical real-world issue. Hence,
a new design approach was required, which asked for the hotel
lobbies to be shifted to upper floors, as most of the allowed
ground coverage was to be provided to the 1200 capacity
banquet hall.

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CONCEPT & DESIGN STRATEGIES TERRACES & ROOF GARDEN VOIDS & SEMI-PUBLIC SPACES

Punctures provide Act as small gardens


Segregated Access Services respite from the at multiple levels, as
mundane facade well as refuge areas
Unhindered working of during fire.
each unit.

Services dedicated to the


south side.
Easy provision of
services to each block.

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Shaded - Substituting the lost Contributing Act as semi-open; semi-public Protruding out : Impression of
Overlooking Terraces green space on the towards generating interaction spaces in intrinsically floating in mid air
which act as public ground. a pleasant micro- private guest-room floors.
interaction spaces climate

PRE-FAB CONSTRUCTION & SHADING DEVICES Rooms slide into place


along pre-erected
columns
Rectangular shading
devices
Act as frames, directing
the views of the guests
through full length glass
windows.
Modular rooms :
ORIENTATION
Economical & Quick
South and South-West faades - Services & Back-of-House
Construction
North - Front-of-House & Majority of Rooms

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SITE PLAN (Author : Shriyak Singh) POOL LEVEL PLAN @ LVL +20100 (Author : Shriyak Singh) ZONING OF FUNCTIONS (Author : Shriyak Singh)

Banquet
Hall

Budget
Hotel Drop-
off

4 Star Hotel Banquet Hall


4 STAR HOTEL ROOM - 24sqm
(Author: Shriyak) Drop-off Drop-off

ZONING DIAGRAM (Author: Shriyak Singh)


Public / Guest Areas Banquet Hall

Guest Room Floors : 4 Star Hotel Guest Cores

Guest Room Floors : Budget Hotel Service Core

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Circulation
BUDGET HOTEL ROOM-
20sqm 0m 10m 20m
LOBBY LEVEL PLAN @ LVL+9000 (Author : Shriyak) TYPICAL GUESTROOM FLOOR PLAN (Author : Shriyak) (Author: Shriyak)
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SECTION AA` (Author : Shriyak Singh) SECTION BB` (Author : Shriyak Singh)
0m 8.5m 17m

AA`

BB`

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3D VISUALISATIONS (Author : Shriyak Singh)

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STUDENTS ACTIVITY CENTER,
IIT MANDI
Academic Project
Final Year : Semester 05 / 2014
Individual Project
Role : Conceptualisation, Designing, Detailing of Part;
Site Planning & Landscaping, Presentation
Supervisor : Dr. Prof. Anil Dewan
(anil.anildewan@gmail.com)
Location : Mandi, Himanchal Pradesh, India
Site Area : 8,350 sqm
Total Built-up : 12,500 sqm

This project was yet again a live project with the students activity
center coming up at I.I.T. Mandi. The site posed special problems
with its 35m drop from the road level. The site provided breath-
taking views of the valley on the south and the mountains
towards the north. We were expected to come up with unique
solutions while constantly juggling between the problems caused
by the excessive slope and the strict area programme provided
to us by the I.I.T. administration. This project judged our ability to
plan our spaces along steep contours and our skill to think in the
3rd dimension.

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CONCEPT & DESIGN STRATEGIES VERNACULAR INFLUENCES 3D VISUALISATIONS (Author : Shriyak Singh)

Design acknowledges the presence of strong vernacular


architectural influences.
These features have been incorporated in the design after
studying their application in the past and gathering inferences for
the present.
Reflected in the typical roof design : Drawing inspiration from
existing vernacular design technique.
The slopes of the roofs have developed over the years to tackle
heavy rainfall and occasional snowfall.

Access Road Commercial Zone &


Eatries

O.A.T.

Student Clubs
Photo credits : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=113542112

BLOCKING Steep contours : Deficiency of flat land


to accomodate multiple functions.

Disintegrated Blocking : Interconnected Sports &


with stepped pathways winding Activity Zones
through the blocks.

Junctions and Plazas become


important

VIEWS The site provides breath-taking views

Countours and massing enables all


blocks to enjoy uninterrupted views.

Yoga &
Meditation Zone
ZONING (Author : Shriyak Singh)
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SITE PLAN (Author : Shriyak Singh) Sports Facility Block
@ Level -7000
N 0 25m 50m (Author : Shriyak Singh)

LEGEND
1. ENTRANCE COURT
2. RECEPTION
3. T.T. ROOM
4. SWIMMING ENTRANCE
5. POOL
6. CHANGE ROOMS/
LOCKER ROOMS
7. TERRACE SPILL-OUT

Sports Facility Block


@ Level -5000
(Author : Shriyak Singh)

LEGEND
1. SQUASH COURT
2. MALE TOILET
3. FEMALE TOILET

LEGEND Sports Facility Block


1. SHOPPING @ Level -2000
2. EATERIES (Author : Shriyak Singh)
3. SPORTS FACILITY RECEPTION
4. TT ROOM
LEGEND
5. SQUASH COURTS
6. GYMNASIUM 1. GYMNASIUM
7. AEROBICS FACILITY 2. AEROBICS FACILITY
8. SWIMMING POOL 3. BALCONY
9. BILLIARDS ROOM (@ LVL -14000)
10. AUDITORIUM/ O.A.T.
11. CULTURAL CLUBS
12. MEDITATION CENTER
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14. PARKING (CAR PARKING @ LVL 00 ; CYCLE PARKING @ LVL -2500)
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Cultural Clubs @ LVL -12000 (Author : Shriyak Singh) N Cultural Clubs @ LVL -8500 (Author : Shriyak Singh) Cultural Clubs @ LVL -7000 (Author : Shriyak Singh)
0 20m 40m

LEGEND
5. THEATRE CLUB LEGEND LEGEND
1. BILLIARDS ROOM
6. MEDIA CLUB 1. LEADERSHIP CLUB 1. MEDIA CLUB
2. JOURNALISM/MAGAZINE
7. WOODEN DECK 2. ROBOTICS CLUB 2. TERRACE FOR MEDIA CLUB
CLUB
8 CYCLE TRACK 3. SPILL OUTS (@ LVL -11000) 3. WOODEN DECKS
3. MUSIC CLUB
4. SPILL OUT (@ LVL -11000)
4. DANCE CLUB

Section AA` (Author : Shriyak Singh) Section BB` (Author : Shriyak Singh) Section CC` (Author : Shriyak Singh)
0 25m 50m

BB` AA`

CC`

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HOUSE DESIGN, SURAJKUND

Academic Project
Final Year : Semester 03 / 2013
Individual Project
Role : Conceptualisation, Designing, Detailing of Part;
Site Planning & Landscaping, Presentation
Supervisor : Prof. Mitra Mitra
Location : Surajkund, Delhi, India
Site Area : 800 sqm

The project brief was to design a residence for a practicing architect.


The site is located next to the famous Surajkund lake. The residence
was to be so designed that he could manage his flourishing practice
from home. The house also had to be iconic so as to give justice to his/
her profession. The basic concepts of typical house planning and its
nuances were very effectively taught and implemented in this exercise.

The concepts while desiging this residence revolved around the ideas
of privacy and seggregation of public/semi-public space and the
techniques of climate responsive design.

Contextual response is also considered in the way that the closeness


to the lake is take in account and it is reponded to by good visual
connection, along with a physical access as well. This is maintained
without compromising the security and privacy considerations.

A contemporary form was aimed at keeping in mind that the residence


belonged to an Architect. The house had to reflect the personality of its
owner.

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CONCEPT & DESIGN STRATEGIES N

AXES The blocks are placed and aligned along


two axes.
These axes also segregate the two
movement patterns of the building:
for clients and office staff; and family
members and guests.
These are also treated as vuisual axes with
strong visual focii at the extremities.

FUNCTION The zoning of the building and its blocks


is based on the function it serves and the
BASED ZONING people it needs to cater to, thus ensuring
privacy and public access wheverever
they are respectively required.

Office with architects room


Residence: on a mezzanine level over-
Two Floor looking the workspace.
Conference
Hall : Iconic
Form

ORIENTATION & Sun-Path and orientation were taken into


account
CLIMATOLOGY
Large openings towards the north and
minimal openings on the west side
Water body towards the south-west
side is intended to cool down the harsh
summer winds
Recessed windows ensuring efficeient
solar insulation.

OUTSIDE-INSIDE The residence was designed so as to


allow the outside to flow into the inside-
Collapsable wall in the dining area, which
opens up on the pool deck.
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PLANS N
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AA`

Ground Floor Plan First Floor Plan

Section AA` Section BB`

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CAMPUS FACILITIES BLOCK
IDST Taksasila Medical College
Professional Project
Year : 2016
Group Project
Role : Conceptualisation, Design, Development (Part), Detailing,
Working Drawings, 3D Visualisation.
Project Lead: Ar. Amit Hajela
Location : NH 58, Modinagar
Site Area : 770 sqm
Total Built-up : 888 sqm
The design of the Campus Facilities Block in an ongoing project
of a Medical College, had a great scope to explore the possibilities
and opportunities of explorations in a real world situation. This was
especially true because this project was completely my responsibility,
from the conceptualisation to the execution stage.

The location of this commercial block at the junction of the academic


and residential zones, virtually the center of the site, gave this particular
block special importance. It is bound by the campuss most active
vehicular road and pedestrian pathway on either side. The block had to
have a major contextual response even though it was situated within
a self sustaining campus (and not exposed to an urban scenario). The
strong design ideology and language being followed throughout the
campus deserves respect similar to that of an urban setting.

This block is the focus of most of the students leisure activities as


well as a major revenue generator for the management. This required
the built block to be well connected with other parts of the site, both
visually and physically. The interaction with green and open spaces was
also given importance. The placement of the commercial part of the
facility, i.e. the shops and stores is also governed by the principles of
visual connectivity.

All of the aforementioned points were given due importance during


the ideation of this commercial block. Due diligence was given to the
technical drawings, considering on site execution. All design elements
were resolved to the minutest of details under the guidance of Ar. Amit
Hajela. He supported me with the practical nuances of architectural
construction which enabled a conceptual idea to be realised.
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AREA BREAKUP SITE PLAN N
0 12m 24m
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
SERVICES & UTILITIES (Author: Shriyak) (Author: Shriyak)
SHOPS & STORES
AREA : 54 sqm 0 06m 12m
Nos. : 7
TOTAL AREA : 214 sqm

CAFE RESTAURANTS
AREA : 48 sqm Nos. : 3
TOTAL AREA : 626 sqm

LEGEND
1. DEPARTMENT STORE
2. STATIONERY SHOP
3. DRY CLEARERS SHOP
4. ORGANIC FOOD SHOP
5. COURTYARD
6. RESTAURANT
7. OPEN SEATING
8. KITCHEN
9. SERVICE AREA
10. UTILITIES & CONVENIENCES
11. CORE TERRACE PLAN
(Author: Shriyak)
12. PARKING
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MUMTY ROOF LVL
+ 10400
MUMTY ROOF LVL

1850
+ 10450

1850
M.S. RAILING

3150
75mm PCC GOLA
OVERHEAD WATER TANK

2500
1000 mm HIGH PARAPET 1000 mm HIGH PARAPET
PARAPET LVL CAPACITY : 22500 lt MUMTY PARAPET LVL 20mm THICK STONE

150
+ 8550
1000
+ 8350

1050
20mm THICK MORTAR (1:6)

600
TERRACE

100
1000
FLOOR LVL+ 7350 NEON DISPLAY PANEL
TERRACE FLOOR LVL 75mm BRICK BAT COBA

400
100
+ 7500

450

150
450
300
3600

640
20mm THICK MORTAR (1:6)
MALE 40mm THICK BRICK TILE
1000 mm HIGH PARAPET 40
TOILET STAIRCASE WATERPROOFING LAYER

6mm THICK GLAZING

3600
12mm THICK PLASTER
1500

2400
FIRST FLOOR LVL

150
100mm HIGH SKIRTING
+ 3750
20mm THICK STONE
20mm THICK STONE
MALE FEMALE

1000
TOILET TOILET 645
20mm THICK MORTAR (1:6)
3600

300
100

560
NEON DISPLAY PANEL

40
FIRST FLOOR LVL

400
100
+ 3900

150
450
300
PLINTH LVL + 150 40mm THICK BRICK TILE 640
40

6mm THICK GLAZING

3600

2390
100mm HIGH SKIRTING

20mm THICK STONE


20mm THICK STONE
40mm THICK BRICK TILE

SECTION AA`
710
20mm THICK MORTAR (1:6)

(Author : Shriyak Singh)

560
PLINTH LVL

40
100
1050
+ 600 200mm SAND FILLING

500
150
PLINTH BEAM

MUMTY ROOF LVL


+ 10450
2150

300

PARAPET LVL MUMTY 1000 mm HIGH PARAPET EXTERNAL WALL SECTION


(Author : Shriyak Singh)
1000

+ 8350
450 230
TERRACE
FLOOR LVL+ 7350

STAIRCASE
3600

1000 mm HIGH PARAPET


230 mm THICK
SALON : MALE SALON : FEMALE CAFE
( e.g. CCD)

1000
FIRST FLOOR LVL
+ 3750
450

1500
3600

DOCUMENTATION DEPARTMENTAL
ORGANIC FOOD SHOP DRY CLEANERS' SHOP & STATIONERY STORE
STORE

PLINTH LVL + 150

0 3.6m 7.2m SECTION BB`


(Author: Shriyak)
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Urban Art & Citys Crevices Delhi has accepted urban art
with open arms. However, this
RESEARCH PAPERS An Exploration on The Ability of Art to Rejuvinate
acceptance has been very selective,
Ignored Urban Spaces
i.e. only a few pockets in the city
Academic Projects Academic Project show great density of these art
Fourth & Final Year : Semester 07 to 10 Fifth Year : Semester 09 pieces, while the rest of the city
Individual & Group Assignments Individual Assignment seems content with its seemingly
Role : Research, Formulation, Comprehension & Presentation clean and ordered existence. Delhi
Role : Research, Formulation, Comprehension & Presentation
Advisors : Ar. Vikas Kanaujia in the true sense of the word,
Advisors : Different for different papers
ignored the crevices and corners
Accessible @ : http://shriyaksingh.blogspot.in/2017/07/urbanartin-
it has created in the wake of its
stallation-citys-crevices.html
Ignored Spaces Throughout The development.
Research is always a very integral part of any kind of an architectural A city, no matter how well planned, ends up with a large number of
City : Delhi
discourse. It enables architects to be informed about what is current dead and ignored spaces (termed as crevices in this paper). Just like These spaces come across our
in the real world, both in terms of what latest technology has to offer undesirable negative spaces are created in the design of a building, vision umpteen times while we are
and what the society actually needs. Research adds a fresh perspective similar spaces are created in a city as well. This is by virtue of constant out in the city. Urban Art has the
to thought process of any designer, largely because the world is development and change in a city. A large amount of space is wasted as potential to transform these spaces
constantly on an evolutionary loop. This enables a designer to have a by-product of this growth. Spaces like areas under flyovers and metro into experiences, like in many
veritable ideas and philosophy, backed not only by his/her passion and bridges, traffic islands, dilapidated and disused buildings etc., cannot cities across the globe, including
conviction but also by precedences and examples. Research (Academic further be used as proper functioning spaces. Barcelona, Lisbon, Rio, New York,
or Professional) allows the student to foster new ideas and verify them Sydney etc..
against existing work done on similar topics. However, urban art has great potential to rejuvenate these parts of the
city as landmarks and areas of public interest. Taking Delhi as a city for Conclusion: The contribution
As a part of academics, research assignments enable students to learn study, through this paper, Ive tried to explore: 1. How Delhi has taken and importance of art cannot be
the proper method of undergoing research, as well as presenting it in Urban Art in its stride; 2. The citys potential to absorb this technique ignored in a society. Especially
the most articulate and comprehensible manner. Engaging in research for urban rejuvenation; 3. How this venture can eventually change the Rejuvination Of An Abandoned in the case of India, where the
thus becomes a very important part of architectural learning. perception and psychology of people towards their citys dead spaces. Building In Lisbon, Portugal;
society is comprised of people
Treatment Of The Underside Of A from an array of different cultures,
The research papers mentioned here are a few of the best works by the
Flyover In Rio, Brazil; backgrounds and beliefs. Art
author during the course of his five year architectural study. These vary
gives everyone a unique sense of
from technological discussions about Modular architecture and its social
belonging.
implications to tackling urban issues of a citys left over spaces and their
proper yet innovative reuse. The author has also looked into ways to Urban art can and should be used
modify the Architecture Regulations of his country (India) so as to be as a tool to reignite artistic and
enable architects to work in a more liberating manner. cultural thought in a city, like it
did for many western cities. It can
effectively rejuvenate the space
and the city it exists in, along
with getting rid of the obnoxious
Street Art Culture in Delhi (Vari-
ous Artists; St.Art Delhi, 2014) character of these spaces.
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SEMINAR ON : SECTION 23

Reforms for Indian Architects Act & Council This section talks about registration of architects and their firms. It
identifies only Sole Proprietorship and General Partnership as the only
Regulations - ACT ON THE ACT
legal options to practice architecture in India.

Academic Project Amendment 2010 Our Suggestion


Fifth Year : Semester 09 LLP of Architects LLP
Group Assignment LP (Limited Partnership)
Role : Research, Formulation, Comprehension & Presentation Pvt. Ltd Company
Advisors : Ar. Amritha Ballal Benefits:
Accessible @ : http://shriyaksingh.blogspot.in/2017/07/ (Source: <https://theantidote.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/> Viewed Will provide better scope of growth.
act-on-act-deliberation-on-indian.html on 4/10/2016)
Protection from liabilities, which are unlimited currently.
Eliminating the glass ceiling effect.
Abstract: Architecture as a profession in India is managed and regulated Why do we need this discussion ?
by the Architects Act of 1972. The act led to the formation of an Investors could be invited more readily
Architects Act 1972 - Now Erstwhile
administrative body called the Council of Architecture(COA). This body High risk in starting and running a firm in India
is responsible for looking after all professional and ethical aspects of Overwhelming employee to employer ratio.
SECTION 37
an architectural practice in the country, ranging from the registration Lowest average salary in the world (~Rs 350,000)
of all architects in the country, as well as their firms; to supervising all The current prescription on the Architects Act in India does not allow
The identified sections which need amendments:
activities of an architectural practice on ethical, moral and professional interdisciplinary partnerships in an architectural firm. It has no room
grounds. A professional cannot use the title of an Architect unless Section 23 registration of an architect, firm of architects, LLP of for collaborations to happen with investors to boost the business.
architects.
registered under the COA. Collaborations with foreign architects can also happen only on very
Section 37 the role of foreign architects in India.
special conditions, i.e. certain competitions only.
The rules and regulations prescribed by the act and the body, however, Section 45(2)(i) standards of professional conduct and code of
ethics- ARCHITECTS (PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT) REGULATIONS, Amendment of 2010 says nothing in this regard.
were established long back, at the time of its conception. These 1989
regulations have undergone only minimal changes since, even though However, in our perception, if such collaborations and interdisciplinary
The conclusion that these particular sections and sub-sections of the
the profession has dramatically transformed over the years. This has partnerships are allowed there would be great benefits :
act have caused a major hindrance in the growth of the profession
led to a great disparity between the methods and prescriptions of the Provide international exposure to Indian architects
in the country has come after long deliberation with renowned and
practice in these documents and what the ground realities and needs of Investors can fuel the scaling up process
experienced professionals of the field, and after an extensive survey
the profession are in the current times. Multidisciplinary partnerships allow for better handling of bigger
in which many firms of the city, of varying positions and statures, projects, with better coordination and a wider spectrum of practice.
This academic paper tries to identify some of the most detrimental participated and gave their feedbacks.
gaps in these regulations and suggests possible amendments to the Some of the raised issues have been addressed in the Amendment to
act which would help bridge the fathom between the regulations and SECTION 45
Architects Act, 2010, but many were ignored. Our suggestions only
the aspirations of the current generation of professionals, without broadened the scope of this amendment. Instead of NO PROMOTIONS we suggest limited and regulated
undermining the basic vision of the act when it was established, which promotional campaigns in the form of seminars, forums,
was to create a profession for social upliftment and betterment on
All that is valuable in human society depends
publications and public addresses.
ethical and legal grounds, while defining the accountability of the upon the opportunity for development granted to
The COA, learning from RIBA, can also help in the cause through
profession in various situations. the individual. Empanelment.
- Albert Einstein
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DISSERTATION : AIMS CONCLUSION

Modular/Pre-Fab Architecture In Rural Education To study the role of modular architecture in developing
The lack of school buildings in villages was considered as one of the
Infrastructure educational infrastructure with respect to the built environment,
root causes for a deplorable condition of schools in rural India. Pre-fab-
i.e. school buildings.
rication can solve this problem as it has an intrinsic property of being
Academic Project To study what the current situation of rural education a quick and efficient method of construction. However, this too in its
Fourth Year : Semester 07 infrastructure is and what is needed to be done for the same. present form is not feasible as it has its major constraints in the form of
Individual Assignment requiring large scale infrastructural investment, to build factories and
To study how modular architecture can help India solve the
Role : Research, Formulation, Comprehension & Presentation use of heavy transport. There is also a need of skilled labour which spe-
problem of rural education infrastructure.
Advisors : Ar. Shruti Narayan cializes in the particular method of construction (wood, concrete etc.)
along with a technical know-how to use complicated machines.
OBJECTIVES
However, there are examples where manufacturing units have been
In order to achieve the aims of this research I intend to collect established near sub-urban centers which make using pre-fabrication in
RESEARCH QUESTION: data from secondary case studies and research of buildings rural areas more feasible. Still, it needs further interventions and im-
which have used modular/pre-fabricated building techniques and provements. One clear solution could be the integration of the vernac-
CAN MODULAR / PRE-FABRICATED ARCHITECTURE materials to achieve desirable sustainability standards. ular knowledge of local materials and construction techniques with the
HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF RURAL EDUCATIONAL IN-
The research will also include data collected from surveys efficient method of manufacturing which is pre-fabrication. This inter-
FRASTRUCTURE IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN A SUS-
regarding the education infrastructure in India and study the vention can only work with an increased participation of the local pop-
TAINABLE WAY?
scopes of improvement in the same. ulation as they can provide the much needed input of traditional knowl-
edge and experience. This interaction will create a thriving livelihood for
the local population which is based on innovation and sustainability.
Abstract: It is established as a matter of fact that Modular/ prefab LIMITATIONS
architecture is a highly efficient and sustainable method of construction Instead of template based designing of schools (The current way),
The research only deals with specific fields of construction
in terms of the time taken to finish a building and energy consumed in which are completely insensitive to its context and the place where it
and design methods. It does not undermine other methods or
the process. However, even after its capabilities have been recognized, exists, this re-evaluated form of prefabricated architecture can create
compare the suggested methods with other techniques
it is not popular in the construction industry, especially in India. It buildings which use the unique local knowledge of materials and con-
developed to achieve specified goals.
has failed to recognize itself with the masses because of its difficult struction techniques.
This research does not study the efficiency of other methods to
designing process which requires high levels of coordination amongst
achieve similar goals and development targets. This design language will reflect the uniqueness observed in vernacular
parties and stakeholders and its unappealing appearance due to
repetitive modules. The research identifies lack of school buildings as the issue which architecture, along with showcasing the latest, state-of-the art techno-
needs to be dealt with in term of rural education infrastructure logical innovations of the present and the future.
Nevertheless, this research is an attempt on giving cues for re-evaluating development. There are many such issues which require Schools built in this ideology can sustain a flourishing system of educa-
modularity by integrating it with the pre-existing vernacular techniques resolution. tion and change the way schools are perceived as. They can be centers
in India, to give rise to a novel form of pre-fabricated architecture which The study is primarily based on secondary research through of innovation and creative ideas as these principles are the inherent
would be specific to the regions it is used in. books and internet. properties of the school environment itself. Pre-fabrication and other
The case studies are divided into two different fields, namely techniques with such approaches can bridge the gap which is observed
Through this endeavour, the research tries to give a strong, stable
rural school design & construction and Modular/Prefab between the current situation of rural infrastructure, education in this
and permanent solution to the problem of lack of school buildings in
construction in sub-urban/rural context. Conclusions are then case, and where it needs to be.
rural India. Modular architecture when combined with the vernacular
knowledge of a place can be an answer to the question. drawn which try to unite the concepts.
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