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RETRO SPECT IVE architecture portfolio by syed arshad


When change is the only constant, development is a natural outcome . It is with this optimism that I can confidently say that my best work is yet to come. The making of this portfolio has been an exercise in self - appraisal and a total recall of past experiences. In this retrospective, the shades of development are evident and gratifying


contents ADAPTIVE URBAN HILLSCAPES/

AA school of architecture / M.Arch dissertation project/ 3rd term/ 2016

06

RIPARIAN URBANISM a super high-density urban patch/ 12

HYD[G]RO Morph /

AA school of architecture / M.Arch workshop project/ 1st term/ 2015

18

ACADEMIC

AA school of architecture / M.Arch studio project/ 2nd term/ 2016

MAKE DIGITAL advanced digital fabrication /

AA school of architecture / Workshop/ 2012/Class project/2016

20

AUTOPIA a hybrid facility for alternate fuel vehicles / SAP AnnaUniversity / B.Arch Thesis project/ 10th sem/ 2011

22

SANKALP corporate /

Thirdspace Architecture Studio / Internship project/ 7th sem/ office/ 2009

28

ART containers /

Mancini Enterprises / Professional project/ art gallery/ 2012

32

LANDONS house /

36

OLIVER RD. mansion /

Mancini Enterprises / Professional project/ residence/ 2013

40

GUGGENHEIM helsinki /

Triple O Studio / Competition project/ art gallery/ 2014

44

LOUVRE house/

Triple O Studio / Professional project/ residence/ 2014-15

48

RIO DE JANERO an iconic world cup structure/

Triple O Studio / Competition project/ FIFA world cup symbolic structure/ 2013

50

MISCELLANEOUS Art / Concept art work & Graphics /

REFERENCE LETTERS /

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PROFESSIONAL

Mancini Enterprises / Professional project/ residence/ 2012-14


RESUME

Nationality: Indian Marital status: Single Age: 28 years

SYED ARSHAD

(COA,India license no.: CA/2011/53612)

41, Fitzroy square, London-W1T6AQ, UK +44 7448364216 +91 9840191621 ar.arshad@live.com

EDUCATION Master of Architecture [M.Arch], EmTech ( * Distinction) Sep 2015 - Jan 2017 AA school of architecture, London, UK Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch] 2006 - 2011 School of Architecture & Planning, Anna University, Chennai, India

EXPERIENCE - 3.5 years Project Architect at Triple O studio, Chennai, India 1 year [Jun ‘14 - Jun ‘15] Collaborated previously with Triple O studio, Chennai on many architectural competitions Architect at Mancini Enterprises, Chennai, India 2.5 years [Nov ‘11 - Jun ’14] Internship at Thirdspace Architecture Studio ,Belgaum, India [ Jun ‘09-Oct ’09]

REFERENCES Michael Weinstock, Director, EmTech, AA school, London

mweinstock@aaschool.ac.uk +44(0)2078874000

Niels Schoenfelder, Director, Mancini Enterprise, Chennai

niels@mancini-design.com +91-44-2461 4000

Tahaer Zoyab, Principal, Triple O Studio, Chennai tahaer@tripleostudio.com +91 9445394898

ACTIVITIES Attended Intro to Robotic Fabrication workshop at AA Hooke Park, UK [2016] Attended the AA visiting school India - Hyperthreads in Bangalore [2012] Assisted Gehl Architects and Madras Office for Architects and Designers in a Public Life Survey for the pedestrianisation of T-Nagar area, Chennai [2010] Member of a research team with AARDE Foundation, Chennai and The Netherlands embassy for the study and documentation of Dutch structures in Pulicat and Sadras near Chennai, India [2010] NASA(National Association of Students of Architecure) Unit Secretary of my college [2008-2009] Rotract club member and director of my college [2006]


SKILLS 3D Modelling & Rendering SketchUp Rhino Urban Network Analysis Grasshopper Space Syntax (network analysis) Karamba (structural analysis) Panelling tools & LunchBox (panellization) Lady Bug (environmental analysis) Kuka PRC (Kuka robot toolpath interface) Octopus (Multi-objective genetic algorithm) Anemone 3DSMax VRay Revit Drafting & Graphics AutoCAD Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Digital Prototyping Experience with CNC milling, Laser cutting, 3D printing Robotic fabrication (basics within Grasshopper) Scripting with Python (basic within Rhino/Grasshopper environment) Video/Audio editing with Premiere Pro Microsoft Office Good communication skills & team ethic Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS Thesis Commendation (M.arch, AA EmTech 4th term): “Adaptive Urban Hillscapes� - a densified urban system adapted to a context of slope terrains, that can serve as a urban supply system [2017] Guggenheim Helsinki competition entry featured: Label Magazine [2014] Emirates airlines Skywards Future Artists commission for designing a graphic for their membership cards [2013] Pidilite Award for Excellence in architectural design [2011] Birla white Yuva Ratna design competition [2010] - 2nd prize Urban Art competition conducted by Anna University [2010] - 2nd prize


The Process Factor Maps Level 5

04. & 05.Forest & Farm Land

Operational Public Space

Elevation

Build-Ability Map

Level 4

Level 3 Slope angle

03. Building Occupation

Level 2 Erosion/Deposition impact

Data Set

Level 1

Ecological Flows

Slope aspect

Evaluation: - Deposition Zone - Integration Analysis

Evaluation: - Visibility Analysis - Ground Radiation

05. Road Network

Soil data Rainfall data DEM

Hydrological Analysis

01. Reservoir Network

02. Wetland Nodes

Vector flow lines Evaluation: - Water Flow Direction

Water flow Accumulation data

Integrated System Further Iteration

Soil Loss Evaluation

Based on the scenario of incessant urban expansion towards hilly terrains and rapid depletion of rural agricultural land, this dissertation addresses the possibility of proposing an optimal densified urban system adapted to a context of slope terrain and its inherent ecology; with efficient social connectivity and supply system.

ADAPTIVE URBAN HILLSCAPES

EmTech, AA school of architecture, London 3rd term Dissertation (* Distinction project) May-Sep 2016 TEAM: 4 members ROLE: Research, ecological/topographical analysis, design development logics, computational design evaluation


Deterministic Mapping -Generating a susceptibility map

High Density Settlements Elevation: 0 - 427 m

Slope angle: 0o - 46o

Factor Maps

Medium Density Settlements

Low Density Settlements

Build-ability map

Landslides risk: Low, medium, high

Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

Farmland

Forest

B

Slope aspect: 0o, 450, 90o, 135o, 180o, 225o, 270o, 315o

Level 1

B

N

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Hydrological network

1) Reservoirs to be close to natural drainage streams

Before water flows into the reservoirs, certain measures can be adopted to filter soil away from the reservoirs and purify rain water and urban runoff. In order to optimize the positive effects of wetlands & reservoirs, above conditions need to be satisfied:

Runoff Length m

1.0

2) The location of wetlands should be located upstream to the reservoirs

308.0

Main drainage channels

3) The location of wetlands should be located upstream to the reservoirs

Optimizing Wetland Locations - Genetic algorithm results

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.3 331 1852 798 56

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.8 354 1521 641 83

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.13 265 1110 801 96

1.

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.2 320 394 543 55

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.7 272 1645 697 75

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.12 276 1508 830 61

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.1 205 1056 660 48

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.6 170 1097 655 45

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.11 347 917 595 71

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.5 303 1612 752 77

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.10 712 1187 742 65

3.

2.

Point num: Distance: Elevation: Slope angle:

G200.0 408 1643 779 89

Public spaces

Recharge public spaces (with reservoirs) Discharge public spaces (with wetlands)

Building and Vegetation Strategies


Urban Morphology - Optimisation strategy FITNESS CRITERIA 1 -- Courtyard size & position 2 -- Building location & height

(height range: L1- 20~60m; L2 -16~40m; L3 - 6 ~ 9m)

3 -- Position of culled cells (30% cull)

1. Courtyard Area

2. Building & Ground exposure

1

2

3

Level 1 Building Plots

Level 1 Building morphology

Level 2 Building Plots

Level 2 Building morphology

Level 3 Building Plots

Level 3 Building morphology

Building Coverage

kWh/m2 160< 144 128

Case studies showed how the orientation of building plots parallel to the contour lines will avoid construction complexity and bring a better adaptation for future transport networks, hence the first step for the proposed buildings is the alignment of the building plots taking the contour lines as guide. Figure above shows the relationship between settlements and slope gradient through synthesis levels 1 to 3.

Clusters of the urban fabric was generated by analysing the building surface and ground radiation ; and how this would affect the microclimate with the presence of reservoirs, wetlands and vegetation.

112 96 80 64 48 32 16 0 Tree Size: Radius =5m Height = 15 m Tree Density: 10 trees / 20 m2 Ground Radiation: 4708456 kWh/m2 1 Jan 1:00 - 31 Dec 24:00

Autumn / 1 Oct 1:00 - 31 Oct 24:00 Building Radiation: 454933.22 kWh/m2

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Genetic Algorithm Results - Urban cluster generation

G20.1

G20.2

B

A

C

A

C

D courtyard size

G20.3

B

G20.4

B

A

C

D

D

G20.5

B

A

C

B

A

C

D

D

10558.26

10149.63

12845.32

10874.26

10333.39

building exposure on summer solstice

175513

133198

200377

170382

175315

building exposure on winter solstice

126130

98069

138883

124803

129661

ground exposure on winter solstice

672

664

629

719

702

B

G20.6

B

G207

A

C

A

C

D courtyard size

B

G20.8

A

C

D

D

B

G20.9

B

G20.10

A

C

A

C

D

D

11609.53

10725.01

10537.56

10389.64

13332.45

building exposure on summer solstice

190199

174402

171581

183671

209614

building exposure on winter solstice

138461

127484

122250

136071

149215

ground exposure on winter solstice

661

691

682

690

652

G20.11

B

A

C

D courtyard size

G20.12

B

A

G20.13

C

B

A

G20.14

C

D

D

B

A

G20.15

C

D

B

A

C

D

12825.71

9930.82

12794.80

10380.10

6965.20

building exposure on summer solstice

198178

136317

187561

166175

125297

building exposure on winter solstice

141556

99099

132219

122643

92048

ground exposure on winter solstice

668

631

706

673

669


Agent Based Network

Additional Network Level 3 Additional Network Level 2

Additional Network Level 2

Parameter: - Random agent points - Random moving vector

Fitness Criteria: - Elevation difference of highest and lowest points on curve - Access to more buildings in the patch

Integrated System

Evaluated for redundancy in landslide scenario

Underground water flow

Artificial Drainage

Water Cistern

Courtyard Building Foundation

Five layers of networks are developed with a rigorous integration logic such that a complex adaptive system can be established, one with responsive mechanisms and local interrelationships between the layers. The overall city tissue includes buildings, wetlands, functional open spaces, reservoirs and farmlands. The degree of integration is manifested by the internal hydrological mechanisms that both vegetated, water bodies and built areas contain.

Terraced Reservoir

Forest

Terraced Wetland

Buildings & Open Space

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RIPARIAN URBANISM

Design of a new urban tissue of 1 sq.Km with redefined systems, experimenting with 3 target densities of 50,000150,000 habitants/sq.Km. An exercise in evolutionary urban design investigating it at the scale of building, block and superblock using set of associative rules and density gradients across the test patch

A SUPER HIGH DENSITY URBAN experiment

EmTech, AA school of architecture, London 2nd term Studio project Feb-Apr 2016 TEAM: 4 members ROLE: Design strategy, setting up of the computational model, Network and syntactical analysis of the urban patch, 3D visualisation.

LOCAL NETWORKS Existing Centers and Land Use

Victoria Northern quarter

Industry

Etihad complex

km

Retail core CBD

0.5

Picadilly garden China town

Left banks

Corndor Manchester

km

Southern Gateway

1.5

Castlefield

University

Existing centers & landuse

0

19

100

400

Emergent Technologies & Design Core Studio II

Existing canal Open/Green spaces Site boundary

Existing Canal Open/Green Spaces Site Boundary

Land Use

Area (m2)

Institutional Residential Recreational space Open/Green space Industrials Commercials Public Amenties Roads Tram

1,709,903.43 709,551.21 448,037.86 407,218.08 371,821.80 310,257.39 144,281.96

Total area

2,571,073.49

900

19

View of a pedestrian junction (public plaza) & linear park


The Strategy for East Manchester The design of an area of 1 sq.Km in east Manchester is an experiment in dealing with super high-density population targets. The ambition of this experiment is to develop a city tissue for Manchester which can be considered the city’s authentic Pedestrian Centre, providing the essential requirements for efficient public spaces in relation with climate comfort and connectivity within the urban patch. It is also proposed that the large pedestrian flows in this private vehicle- free

zone, can be managed by treating pedestrian paths as wide linear parks. Elevated green areas will also form part of the Green network that is necessary in such high density areas. Flood control (pluvial and fluvial) is strategised in parallel by generating a natural ecology of riparian wetlands, diversion canals, which also provides variety in public spaces.

Canal purification

Canal walks

Riparian ecosystem

Diversion canals The Context - East Manchester

Green Network

Vertical green areas

Pedestrian Centre

Branching

Flood Control

Linear parks

Wetlands

Density Gradient

Public Space

Block morphology

Pedestrian junction

Intermodal station

Public transport

Convex space

Building footprint

Green area

Tram

Tram

Bicycle

Flood Control

river Medlock

river Medlock

Existing canal Proposed DIVERSION CANAL High risk runoff Low risk runoff WETLANDS

Proposed diversion canals overlaid on surface flood map

ZONE 5 upland zone (seldom inundated) (Proposed structures)

ZONE 4 floodplain zone (flooded during storms) (Proposed structures)

ZONE 3 wet meadow zone (permanent moisture) (Proposed structures)

Proposed wetlands overlaid on fluvial flood map

ZONE 2 emergent zone (0-18” water)

ZONE 1 submergent zone (3-6’ water)

Site boundary

Wetlands section

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Network formation - Proposed Nodes

3 Proposed Nodes

Considering the importance of Public Transport inside the patch, an Intermodal Station (Holt Town Station) is brought into the strategy connecting Bus and Tram railways. The Wetlands becomes also an important center in our patch for its potential of generating a unique ecosystem within the city. The Marina Basin is an existing landmark for the city that brings the opportunity for our patch to create a characteristic node that gathers waterway related activities. Secondary nodes as Pedestrian Junctions are based on walking radius around the main proposed Nodes

Pedestrian junctions- at walking radius intersections

300m

500m

Primary Network Public Transport networks should collect people gathered at these junctions and connect them with the desired public transport connectivity. Creating a Pedestrian Centre involves low intensities of vehicular flow inside the patch, controlled by an efficient network proposal. This is done through syntactical analysis of connectivity using Depthmap software Public transport- desired connectivity

Public transport- road network

Integration analysis of primary network options

bus routes

Secondary Network Exclusive pedestrian paths should take people to most important nodes along a shortest path; these paths will be turned into linear parks and will connect Pedestrian Junctions with the main nodes.The chosen cumulative network has relatively lesser degree of vehicular connectivity to the existing city, but well integrated pedestrian arteries within the patch. Pedestrian network- desired connectivity

Chosen primary network Avg integration value: 0.71

Chosen secondary network Avg integration value: 0.36

Pedestrian arteries - linear parks

Primary+secondary network- integration analysis Avg integration value: 0.95

low

high


Tertiary Network

Overall network - Local integration analysis

Street orientation to predominant wind direction

Tertiary networks will be fully pedestrianised streets and will be oriented towards the rivers and canals, with the idea of bringing pedestrians closer to the Green Belts along the water edge. Also the surface water runoff can be directly recharged into the waterbodies. At the same time, the orientation of

these streets are responding to wind direction in order to increase ventilation within the dense built up areas.

Density Gradients & Block Morphology

low rise

high rise

Final density gradient and clusters

Top view- 150k/km 2 density target

3-6 storey 3-8 3-12

3-6 storey 3-8 3-12 150,000 h/km2 100,000 h/km2 50,000 h/km2

5-10 storey 5-25 10-40

Generated morphology distribution map - 150k/km 2 density target

6-20 storey 10-40 15-60

5-15 storey 10-35 10-60

3-5 storey 3-7 3-9

BLOCK HEIGHT DOMAIN FOR A DENSITY TARGET All high-rise buildings have the property of generating elevated green areas as stepped terraces. Since high- rise buildings area repelled from linear parks or Wetlands, the green terraces add to the green space per habitant ratio.

View of wetland areas

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Spatial Analysis From the Betweeness analysis (Urban Network Analysis toolbox for Rhino), there is one convergence point in the two shortest paths which turns to be actually a Wetland Node, so this could benefit the attraction of public amenities for that node in particular. Visibility analysis helps in understanding convex spaces ie. spaces with better view-sheds

Betweeness analysis- shortest & likely routes

Picadilly station to Etihad stadium

Proposed bus stops

public plaza high

Etihad stadium to proposed intermodal station

Closest green space within 300m

low

Visibility analysis- isovist properties

Genetic Algorithm - Cluster generation To achieve the optimal combination of buildings in each zone and in the overall patch, Genetic Algorithm(Octopus multi-objective optimisation) were used to meet the different criteria. maximise building exposure

CRITERIA

Maximise building surface exposure

Generated phenotypes for sample Cluster 3

Maximise ground surface exposure

maximise population

maximise ground level exposure


Population density target: 50,000 habitant/sq.km

Population density target: 100,000 habitant/sq.km

Population density target: 150,000 habitant/sq.km

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D’

y

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h

B’

D(E/F) B

H Computational logic

y²=2 h· H - h ² y (max) =50 mm h (max) = 1/2 H

Self Actuated Canopy

closed

open

A study of a natural system (pine cone) and an abstraction of its biological concept. With appropriate material exploration the biomimetic principles are established and applied to the development of a design component. EmTech, AA school of architecture, London 1st term Biomimetics Workshop Oct-Nov 2016 TEAM: 3 members

HYD[G]RO MORPH

ROLE: Research, material experiments & analysis, component design& detailing, 3D visualisation


Pine Cone - Hygroscopy

Anisotropic bilayer materials

- Opening mechanism of scales driven by humidity.

Fibre direction

SCALE UPPER LAYER

Main shrinkage direction Fibre direction Main shrinkage direction

SCALE LOWER LAYER

Pine Cone scales: Bi-layer shrinkage

Vapor Bend direction -perpendicular to grain

Veneer Anisotropic (veneer) Polypropylene Passive & non-porous Veneer (polypropylene)

not swell swell

Controlling curvaturePieces of veneer with different grain orientation results in varying curvature

Hygroscopic behaviour was mimicked by opting for a similar bi-layer material system. Wherein the top layer would behave as the activator layer with anisotropic properties and the bottom layer would be a passive layer. Upon hydration, the anisotropic material bends opposite to direction of water and this can be manipulated to get desired forms.

Curved (Self) Folding

-autonomous folding for structural stiffness

Vapor

90˚

Positive veneer piece

45˚

+ ve Z direction Acetate film -acts as inactive connecting & hinging

45˚

45˚

Negetive veneer strips - ve Z direction

Self Folding logic

grain direction

Veneer Polypropylene

Controlling orientation+direction can result in autonomous formation of ruled surfaces from flat sheets

Digital analysis- component with curve folded ribs has less structural displacement

1’

2’

3’

4’

5’

Embedded behaviour- flat bi-layer material autonomously morphs into a double curved component upon hydration

Curved Seam Joint system CURVED SEAM OPENING SYSTEM acetate film

bending

Veneer

Veneer

bi-layer piece

grain direction

closed

open

open

Stitched plywood (ICD/ITKE)

steel tension cable magnetic release central guiding rod

open position closed position 4mm thk timber with laminated underside grain direction

To attain structural stiffness in the component, curve folding technique was used to create ribs at the edges. This material system when in contact with water/high humidity induces self-actuated folding to form a curved component. Further exploration on the shape and grain direction resulted in a self-folding, stiff, double curved component. When a pair of bi-layer panels are connected along a curved seam, the self-bending forces the panels to move apart in an opening movement. An aggregation of such units was designed as a self-actuated canopy system.

Canopy detail

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System of application - installation

System of application - product

1.Hyperthreads

- AA Visiting school 2012

A workshop to explore the integration of form and structure though digital and analog models, computational methods of optimisation for fabrication in order to create 3D forms out of sheet material with particular emphasis on curved folding.

Aluminium prototype - crease, fold, bend

1. HYPERTHREADS - AA visitng school, Bangalore, India DATE: Nov 2012 TEAM: 4 members 2. ROBOTIC INTRO - AA Hooke Park, UK DATE: May 2016 TEAM: 4 members

MAKE DIGITAL

3. MEMBRANE PLUS - EmTech, AA London, UK DATE: Apr-Jun 2016

Class Project


2.Robotic Intro - Hooke Park 2016

An introduction to the robotic assembly process, through the design of parametrically controlled geometry and associative robotic toolpaths. A pneumatic gripping tool was the end effector ; the geometry and code was generated within Grasshopper with Kuka PRC plugin. Through this, a ‘pick and place’ assembly process was automated

Robotic toolpath for ‘pick and place’

Robotic arm in action

3.Membrane Plus

- Design Build project, AA EmTech 2016

The material system and fabrication method explores “active fabrication” in which latex and plywood composite material system’s performance arises during the process of making. Material, structure, and form are thought of in parallel and the resulting geometries follow the intrinsic behavioural logics of the material. These steps precede the development of a system that combines stretchable latex membranes with 2D patterned 4mm thick plywood, which results in complex 3D geometries. Releasing of the latex which exerts force to deform the ply according to its pattern

4mm Birch ply

CNC milled patterned ply

Stretched latex

Latex released after gluing the patterned ply over it

Deformed plywood form

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The Design Process -to maximise project visibility

View from the IT expressway

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Site frontage(145m) vs Showroom frontage (16m x8)

The IT Expressway- one of the fastest stretches of road in Chennai city and the site is predominantly viewed in a state of motion. The site is in vision for 1230 seconds from a moving vehicle. Due to the linear geometry of the site, building frontage was a challenge. At high speeds the viewing angle is more oblique than orthogonal. To elongate the perceived viewing time, the no. of frames/second needs to be

100

m

increased. Critical factors of visibility, viewing angles and speed of the moving commuter on the high-speed road, which are inversely related, were taken into account. Concept of visual perception and videography were used to enhance the project visibility of the Automall

The project was to design a facility for the automotive industry that would tackle the issue of fuel consumption and pollution at various levels. A solution needs to found in addition to effective urban planning and public transport-Enter Alternate Fuel vehicles. With an emphasis on design process, this thesis seeks to address the issue through the design of a hybrid facility that encompasses the development and promotion of such vehicles- from R&D -to- public sensitization -to- sales

AUTOPIA

A HYBRID FACILITY FOR ALTERNATE FUEL VEHICLES

SAP Anna Univ.,Chennai 10th Sem Thesis project Jan-Jun 2011


The Facade logic -to maximise project visibility

1.0 VERTICAL GRID [15x5m]x8 showrooms

2.0

3.0 MAXIMISE the available frontage

4.0 FREE THE GROUND level entrance plaza

OFFSET

6.0 SHIFT the secondary grid- create extra frontage and shading

5.0 OFFSET- to create a secondary grid for repetitive frames

Vertical Gridding The gridding process resulted in a staggered facade with a pair of facets per showroom module. Together all the faces in a particular direction form a continuous banner

Project Strategy

7.0 SHUFFLE the modules to create more porous facade

Audio visuals vehicle exhibits technical demos

- organisational model

Infotainment centre for the

AUTOMALL Showrooms Service stations exhibition & event

Hybrid Facility

a ies ke g ta lo d no an ch e te r v st se te ob la n he ca of t ic bl se pu limp g

A one-stop shop for all sales & service needs for hybrid and alternate fuel vehicles

G p ene fo ubl ra m rm ic & te in ak ed t te h e a dec ey rest pu is ca ,e rc ion n du ha i m ca se f th ake te ey a th ev n in e en tu all y

PUBLIC public to learn about the and advantages SENSITIZATION technology of alternate fule vehicles CENTRE

Dedicated R&D will help produce effecient indidenious technology, infrastructure & lead to manufacture in India, thus bringing down costs

R&D facility for specialised research

RESEARCH in alternate fuel technology. It will a nodal centre for a city wide & DEVELOPMENT be infrastructure upgrade CENTRE Research centre Testing centre

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Zoning/Massing The design synthesised into a multi-layered system of masses to enable the complex network of pedestrian and vehicular movement. The floating museum loop envelopes the plaza while allowing vehicular movement underneath. a dynamic intersection between the loop and the R&D building creates a zone where public can view the protected research space.

1.0

2.0

3.0

4.0

Aerial view - showing the solar roof design

6

6

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7

A

8

MASTER-PLAN

1. AUTOMALL 2.MUSEUM 3.CAR DELIVERY/EVENT PLAZA 4.PUBLIC SENSITIZATION CENTER 5.R&D CENTER 6.SERVICE STATIONS

7.R&D TEST TRACK 8.R&D SPEED TRACK


View of the Delivery & Event Plaza

D

4

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A 3

B 5

B

2

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service shaft & car lift RCC monocoque construction

glazing with variable transparency

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT meeting room back office/ admin staff display area temporary discussion cubicles

SHOWROOM MODULE

insulated galvalume panels

operable skylight gutter MS roof truss gypsum board false ceiling

solar panels

solar panels individually tilted towards south insulated galvalume panels purlins

truss welded to MS plate onto RCC slab RCC slab

DETAIL SECTION ACROSS STEEL ROOF- roof design took into account the movement of vehicles inside and the need to exhale if required

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT View of the interiors


SECTION BB

SECTION DD

solar panels individually optimized steel roof tilted towards south

performative metal screen

PERFORMATIVE DESIGN

solar panels individually tilted towards south MS roof truss & column

performative metal screen gutter

MS framework

Iterations

DETAIL- METAL SCREEN

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phase 1

phase 2

phase 3

A corporate office for an IT company, on a sprawling green, hill of 4 acres. The brief was to design a dynamic workspace in the lines of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s futuristic vision. It needed to expand in 3 phases.

SANKALP CORPORATE

FIRM: Thirdspace Architecture Studio SITE: Hubli(Karnataka, India) DATE: Jun-Oct 2009 TYPE: Office space AREA: 400 sqm. ROLE: Design development, 3D vis., approval /workng/ detail drawings TEAM: 2 members


Site photo

The Form factors - site and micro climate

The first phase initially designed for 600 sq m., later reduced due to budgetary constraints. The company wanted to lose its â&#x20AC;&#x153;aluminium composite clad imageâ&#x20AC;?, rather wanted to portray its social character through interactive spaces. The dynamic form takes off from the apex of the hill, complimenting the contoured site. capitalising on the windward side of the valley ,strong cross ventilation is exploited with a water body on the south side. Steel mesh and louvres on the southern side keep out the dust and particles from the strong southern wind. Abundant day lighting from the north and south sides as well as strong cross ventilation make this building passive energy efficient. The roof gardens and lawns collect the rainwater which is stored in the waterbody. The site context and the firms social character has synthesised into this dynamic form.

Designing on Contours With the initial site survey being completely wrong, the design worked on the contour map needed to be modified to make it fit the existing slope of the site.

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The levels of the courtyard and conference room were lowered to give the sloping lawn a higher gradient. Only then would the lawn meet the ground level. To avoid excessive cut and fill, the gradient of the roof had to be increased from 11 deg. to 14 deg

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A renowned art curator in the city acquired 19 old shipping containers and wanted to assemble an art gallery out of those on a riverfront site.

ART CONTAINERS

FIRM: Mancini Enterprise SITE: Chennai(TamilNadu, India) TYPE: Art Gallery ROLE: Project Architect

DATE: 2012 AREA: 400 sqm.


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Since a containers dimensions are limiting, a stacking configuration was needed which could provide enough functional space and volume for most types of art display. Walls are most important for typical art display, so fenestrations are limited to non-gallery spaces. Skylights and corner glass boxes are useful in bring natural light

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Cutting Diagrams With some containers designed to lose almost all 4 of its vertical panels to incorporate doors and glazing, the contractor was given diagrams to do a mock up to check structural stability.

Interior view f`rom the entrance- option without the central amphitheater

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1. Foyer 2. Formal Living 3. Courtyard 4. Dining 5. Kitchen 6. Guest room 7. Prayer/Pooja room 8. Family lounge 9. Kids bedroom 10. Master suite 11. Stairs

Diag 2 - Zoning & grid dimensions as per vasthushasthra

The Story A small house can seldom afford the luxury of features like a courtyard or skylight, especially in a tight urban setting. The clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demand for special, impactful spaces were met by creating a double height space with a full height window facing the east. Privacy can be maintained with a perforated

metal screen on the outside. A sunken seating area with tall indoor palms further created a feeling of a courtyard/garden. More diffused natural light can flood in through the vaulted skylights that run the length of the house.

A high-end private residence to be used as an occasional house by a family of three. Site was in a residential quarter in the heart of the city.

LANDONS HOUSE

FIRM: Mancini Enterprise SITE: Chennai(TamilNadu, India) TYPE: Residence ROLE: Project Architect

DATE: 2012-14 AREA: 500 sqm.


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The framing effect is used to highlight the cladding material The depth is used as - shelving in the living - cupboards in the bedrooms - ducts to run AC pipes

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Staircase- wide display treads & cantilevered treads

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TYPICAL DETAIL SECTION


Interior Details

View of Courtyard with full height east window

View of the kids bedroom

View of the kids bathroom

The Vaulted Skylight - a hollow concrete shell

View from family lounge - showing the vaulted skylight

DETAIL SECTION OF SKYLIGHT

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Combined House - on a single plot

The home for the joint family was conceptualized as a singular base slab from which two separate masses rise up containing the individual spaces for the two families. The base slab also consists of two parts that are connected with a common foyer and courtyard, which increase the permeability between the two separate households. This linking space also holds the sacred prayer area.

An invited competition to design a large residence for two brothers, who are prominent jewellers in the city, and their families. OPTION 1: A single building for the joint family with 10 bedrooms, 10 car garage etc.; but it should also function independently for each brother’s family. OPTION2: Independent buildings on separate adjoining plots, but possibly on the same concept to look like ‘twin houses’

OLIVER RD. MANSION

FIRM: Mancini Enterprise SITE: Chennai(TamilNadu, India) TYPE: Residence ROLE: Project Architect

DATE: 2013 AREA: 1525 sqm.


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Two towers,One base - for a common podium

The house has an ascending order of private areas. The ground floor having the more formal common spaces.. The first level was critical as it provided the only open terrace where both families can engage. With the adjoining spaces also being of leisurely nature, this space was visualised as a vibrant podium at the very center of the building

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Family lounge- which spills out into the common terrace

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Twin Houses

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Two conceptually and visually similar houses were proposed for this option. A combination of terrace gardens, vertical gardens were used as strong focal point that is visible from double height common spaces. Even a garden bridge was proposed, to connect the individual houses at the first floor level.

garden zones glazing DIAG 3 - Double height living/dining Double height gardens

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The stilt parking level was wrapped with a copper mesh, with sliding gates, that would form a distinct base for the cuboidal mass of the house.

DIAG 4 - Stilt level wrapped with a metal mesh

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GUGGENHEIM HELSINKI

An open competition to design the Guggenheim art museum in Helsinki, Finland. In an effort to revitalise the South Harbour area, the proposed site on the waterfront needed to - be a landmark and a symbol for the city. The adjoining port terminal also had to function simultaneously with some logistics passing through the museum site . In collaboration w/ Triple O Studio SITE: Helsinki, Finland TYPE: Art museum (competition) ROLE: Design lead

DATE: Jul-Aug2014 AREA: 12100 sqm. TEAM: 6 members

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Guggenheim Museum Helsinki - Art modules installed into the lattice

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Museum, Art Module & the City -a new approach to art curation

The Design of the Guggenheim Helsinki was inspired by the idea of taking the museum into the city and to its people. It would be the beginning of a new democracy in the curation of art. The Architecture would be in a constant flux to bring together a diverse cross-section of the Finnish society and art enthusiasts. Every detail- the choice of material, form and system -speaks of native tradition and national symbolism. These modules are found in different pockets of the city for the local artists to work away on its surfaces. They are brought back as repositories of native art and fitted into the Lattice that envelopes the building core, creating a canvas that always has a different picture of Finnish art, culture or expression of that day and age , to behold. Guggenheim Museum Helsinki - Art modules installed into the lattice

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The art modules are retrofitted, used shipping containers that are clad thermo treated pine . Containers will be propped at a suitable location begin to work away on its outer surfaces. The inside is designed to func to the core gallery of the museum to engage with the community.

1.0 Access points into the site

2.0 Undisturbed pedestrian circulation within the site

3.0 Permeable ground The museum willplane begin by holding around 50 containers and it is expe

capacity of more than 250 containers by the year 2050.The containers are through the Lattice to create the dynamic aesthetic of the museum faca

Guggenheim Museum Helsinki - Progressive addition to the facade Dynamic facade that is constantly in flux

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4.0 Alignment of masses & creation of public plazas

5.0 Creating reference grid on the ground plane

6.0 Extruding lattice exoskeleton from reference grid

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The Building The core of the building is composed of a vertical and horizontal mass, the alignment of which is reminiscent of the Nordic symbol- The Scandinavian cross.The galleries and the multipurpose auditorium are housed in the horizontal mass, which has been deliberately raised to an appropriate height to free the ground plane and maximise views to the sea. A spiral escalator system connects three levels of galleries and forms a light well to provide diffused lighting to the spaces within. A predominantly glass facade envelopes the offices, restaurant, and the auditorium spaces offering views of the waterscape and the historic landmarks.

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View of the Loft Gallery Unloading Dock Basement Auditorium 1. Lobby Services - Pump Room 13. Classroom/Laboratory Heat Sub-Station 2. Café 14. Art prep./Conservation studio Classrooms Electrical 3. Pantry 15. Uncrating/staging BIS Room Art FEASIBILITY Preparation OF SPACES : 4. Ticket & info - Art 16. Gallery Lounge GROUND FLOOR PLAN Storage 17. Gallery Equipment Uncrating / Staging 5. Storage(ancillary) Extensive outdoor public space around the building facilitates maximum use Ground Maintenance 6. IT 13. server/Electric room 18. Kitchen 1. Lobby Classroom/Laboratory Offices during the pleasant season. While the covered, heated plaza acts as aprep. protective Crates 7. Toilets 18a. Catering 2. Café 14. Art prep./Conservation studio Storage usage of the accessible public layer during the harsh winters enablingCold continuous Terrace 8. Retail 18b. F&B office 3. Pantry 15. Shop Uncrating/staging zones year 9. Entrance plaza 19. Formal Restaurant 4. Ticket & info all through the 16. Gallery Lounge Unloading Dock Basement c space around the facilitates maximum use - The building ‘Art modules’10. installed at the plaza level is connected through bridges and Event plaza 20. Offices 5. Storage(ancillary) 17. Gallery Services Pump Room can house varying functions such astemporary non-ticketed galleries; library; n. While the6. covered, heated plaza as a protective 20a. Administrative 11. Dumb-waiter/chutes offices IT server/Electric 18.acts Kitchen Heatroom Sub-Station other expandable functions as required. 12. Flexible Performance hall 20b. Marketing & development office 7. Toilets 18a. Catering prep. Electrical ters enabling continuous usage ofaround the the accessible public taking into account -The wide open area building is designed crane 12a. Green room 20c. Curatorial/exhibit design office 8. Retail Shop BIS Room 18b. F&B office maneuvering for installing the art modules r Storage - Art 12b. Dressing room 20d. Meeting rooms 9. Entrance plaza 19. Formal Restaurant - The Equipment lattice also acts as an interesting framework, when not installed with 12c. Control 10. Event plaza 20. Offices room ed at the plaza level isGround connected through bridges and 20e. Storage/Copy room Maintenance modules, from which art installations can be supported 12d. Translation booth offices 21. Staff Lounge 11. Dumb-waiter/chutes 20a. Administrative Crates ons such astemporary non-ticketed galleries; library; -The flexible performance/conference spaces have sliding platforms for stadium 12e. Technician room& development 22. Loftoffice Gallery 12. Flexible Performance hall 20b. Marketing Storage seatingCold , which can be stacked away seamlessly under the projection room. ns as required.12a. Green 12f. Storage 23. Multipurpose Zone room 20c. Curatorial/exhibit design office - The Performance space and Multi purpose zone is visualized as open plan Unloading Dock 24. Art Storage 12b.is Dressing room use 20d. Meeting rooms und thefacilitates building designed taking account crane uilding maximum spaces which can be closedinto off through pivoting acoustic panels. 12c. Control room 20e. Storage/Copy room -Glazing in the flexible performance space or the galleries have a layer of Smart the art modules eated plaza acts a protective 12d.as Translation 21. Staff Lounge glass whichbooth can black- out the space 12e. Technician room 22. Loft Gallery s usage anCore interesting framework, when notfrom installed with can he iswhich composed ofthea ‘Loft vertical andbe ausedhorizontal ofofthethe accessible public -building The terrace opens out Gallery’ for exclusive mass, the 12f. Storage Zone events. It also has enough ‘AMultipurpose rt modules’ that serve as–ancillary spaces. installations can be lignment of which is supported reminiscent of23. the nordic symbol the Scandinavian Cross. The 24. Art Storage Gallery

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN - indicating courtyards and open spaces

A large residence for a family on a tight urban plot that made privacy a challenge. Nevertheless, protective open spaces were a part of the planning concept with operable louvres providing privacy. A 29 feet cantilevered structure suspends over the car park and this horizontality with the vertical louvres is the composition of the facade.

LOUVRE HOUSE

FIRM: Triple O Studio DATE: 2014-15 SITE: Coimbatore (TamilNadu, India) AREA: 600 sqm. TYPE: Residence ROLE: Project Architect


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cast in-situ concrete treads 8mm rebars 5mm plaster groove polished cement plaster(blue pigment) finish 16mm rod suspended from ceiling slab welded to rebars

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RIO DE JANEiRO an ICONIC world cup structure

The aim of this International ideas Competition was to design a free standing World Cup Structure in Lapa square in the heart of Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The structure shall have public amenities, a cafe, information center, large screen for public viewing etc. It shall essentially be a fan-zone for the duration of the football world cup.

In collaboration w/ Triple O Studio TYPE: Temporary Pavillion (Competition) DATE: Jun 2013 ROLE: Design lead TEAM: 4 members


Globall

-symbolic explorations

Exploring A truly global sport, symbolized through the FIFA logo is the starting point of the design journey. The design interprets spaces through two parallels – the globe and the football, creating a symbolic public space that is relevant to the site, to Rio, and to Brazil.

The FIFA logo - composed of the Ball & the Globe

The globe is flattened on the core geometry of the traditional football and its beautiful mesh of pentagons and hexagons are extruded, and raised to form a plaza that frames the existing visual context. The variation of levels on the ground creates the abstract vista of the world map and houses programs at two levels. The spaces below the extrusions house the administration, toilets, electrical room, food stalls and service related functions while the upper space forms a giant meandering viewing and seating platform.

World map-Tessellated with polygons

The Extruding Process -example ‘America’

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The Borders of a land mass- closer to the screen act as a ‘repeller curve’

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Maintaining physical/visual connectivity of the urban fabric extrusion in steps of 15-30cm

Simple grasshopper script extrudes the polygons in proportion to the distance from the ‘repeller curve’

Extruded polygons form Gallery seating

Placing of the ‘Globall’- strategically on Brazil on the map

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The core programs of the information area, souvenir shop and cafĂŠ area are visualized within the enveloping of the geometric mesh to create an iconic symbol aptly formed over Brazil emphasizing its place on the world map.

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Deconstructing & Reconstructing the Ball - for the core structure

Cafe, information desk, souvenir shop


The giant l.e.d screen is placed strategically to as to provide viewing pleasure to audiences at any part of the site. The screen runs perpendicular to the arches respecting the historical Acros de lapa!

Materials: Reclaimed wood from several sources such as cargo crates and pallets is used to create the entire plaza space while solar panels harness energy to support the basic electricity needs of the site.

SECTION BB

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Aerial view from the tram

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Digital artwork of environments taking inspiration from the speed-painting techniques of digital artists and concept works of Syd Mead, Scott Robertson et al. My art and graphic design work seamlessly flow between 3D tools and 2D tools.

misc. art

Personal work DATE: 2011-15 TOOLS: Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketchup, Photoshop, Sketchbook pro


Inception

- First prize, internal design competition. Anna University, 2011

Design of a structure inspired by a movie (in this case- ‘Inception’). The variable surfaces, perforation make a user aware, creating doubts in the mind; and such sensations are compared to the feeling of dream-state realization.

Emirates Skywards Future Artists - Commissioned via a competition, 2013

In response to the brief “Alternate perspectives”, the graphic takes Buckminister Fullers Dymaxion map as a valid alternative world map. It is abstracted by variable tessellation on a warped surface.

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/REFERENCE LETTERS./ 57


Tahaer Zoyab  MSAUD.,                                                                                                      Partner/  Principal  Designer                                                                                                                                                  Triple  O  Studio  

 

 

                     

                               Chennai        12  October  2016    

LETTER OF  RECOMMENDATION  FOR  Mr.  SYED  ARSHAD  

  To  whomsoever  it  may  concern                                  

I  am  delighted  to  write  this  letter  of  recommendation  for  Mr.Syed  Arshad  whom  I  have  known  very  well  from  the  time  he   was   an   under-­‐graduate   student   at   Anna   University,   Chennai.   I   have   had   enough   opportunity   to   appraise   him   while   I   was   teaching  a  course  in  Urban  Design  and  later  collaborating  with  him  on  architectural  competitions  and  projects.    Arshad  has   always   been   a   sincere   student  in   my   class   scoring   good   grades   through   the   semester.   He   has   shown   good   communication   skills  and  can  express  his  opinions  in  a  clear,  concise  manner.  Since  the  inception  of  Triple  O  Studio  -­‐  Our  multi-­‐disciplinary   design  studio  in  2010,  Arshad  has  shown  enthusiasm  and  endeavor  to  find  time  to  collaborate  with  us  on  a  wide  range  of   projects.  He  has  played  a  key  role  in  the  following  projects:                                          

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Istanbul-­‐ ThyssenKrupp   Disaster  prevention    and   education  center   (International  design   competition)  

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ReConfigure-­‐ Tata  Tiscon   Future  flexible  homes  in  India   (International  design   competition)  

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Rio De  Janero-­‐  Symbolic  world   cup  structure  (International   design  competition)  

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Guggenheim Museum,  Helsinki   (International  design   competition)  

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Louvre House,  Coimbatore  -­‐   (600sqm  residence)  

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Conceptual Design,  Design   Development,   Presentation.  

Conceptual  Design,  Design   Development,  3D   visualization,  Detailing  

Design  lead  

Design  lead  

Project  Architect  

Arshad  made  a  major  contribution  to  our  entry  for  the  Tata  Tiscon  ReConfigure  competition,  for  which  we  were  one  among   the   top   20   entries   all   over   the   world.   His   attention   to   detail   and   his   knowledge   of   materials   and   structure   helped   us   to   develop  an  alternate  building  system  for  flexible  housing.  His  interest  in  generative  design  was  evident  in  our  proposal  for  the    


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Dr.K.R.SITALAKSHMI Professor Department of Architecture School of Architecture & Planning Anna University, Chennai-600 025

28.12.2014

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN It gives me immense pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Mr.Syed Arshad who I have known since 2006. I taught Arshad courses in History, Interior Design and was also his faculty for the Architectural Design studios during his 3rd and 8th semester of undergraduate study. Arshad is a very talented, dedicated and hardworking person with great skill, intensity and creativity. Having reviewed his work in the design studios at the basic level and later at an advanced level, I could see a progressive development in his thought processes, skill sets and maturity. He understood design briefs well and put in constant effort to push the boundaries of the set design problem through design processes and strong research. I found his methods of arriving at a design solution to be innovative. At the same time, he was also able to take clear decisions and focus on depth. He had technical acumen in resolving architectural form with function and this was clearly evident in his neat, well thought out and meticulous drawings. His designs thus culminated into well-rounded creative architectural proposals. Arshad has also given excellent papers in the History of Architecture courses dealing with Islamic architecture (Minarets) and contemporary architecture (works of Bernard Tschumi). His academic performance has been consistently good throughout his college years. Arshadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deep interest in architecture is apparent from his participation in co-curricular activities and exemplary performance in them. He was part of the research team from our institution, which I was supervising, in documenting and graphically presenting the Dutch settlements in Pulicat and Sadras (Tamil Nadu, India). He did a commendable job in the documentation of the architectural ruins as well as digitally modelling and rendering them. This was published as a book released by The Royal Netherlands Embassy and AARDE foundation, Chennai. Arshad was awarded the 2nd prize at Zonal Level in an architectural competition to design an art & craft centre conducted by Birla White making use of glass reinforced cement. He was also nominated from our institution to receive the Pidilite Award for Excellence in Architectural Design. Arshad has keen interest in the latest techniques in the design field, and is very adept in the use of digital tools. Arshadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skills of oral communication are excellent and he is able to explain his viewpoints in a clear and precise manner. He has good leadership skills as well as team spirit as was evident in him taking the role as NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) Secretary in the institution. Arshad is a sincere, talented, hardworking and dedicated person and through my interaction with him over the years, I found him to be a very creative and intelligent designer with tremendous potential. Considering all his qualities, I am confident that he would do exceedingly well in his future endeavours. I recommend him strongly for a position in your organisation. Yours sincerely

K.R.SITALAKSHMI Email: sitalakshmikr@hotmail.com, sitalakshmikr@annauniv.edu

Telephone: 914422359303


LIST OF PROJECTS 2006 2016 AA school of architecture, London M.Arch studio projects (2015-2016)

- Adaptive Urban Hillscapes, Thesis project (WIP) - Riparian Urbanism, City systems studio project - Hutong, Emergence workshop - Hyd[g]ro Morph, Pine Cone Biomimetics workshop - Hyd[g]roWall, Material systems studio project - Heat Morph, introduction studio project

SAP, Anna University, Chennai B.Arch studio projects (2006-2011)

- Autopia, a hybrid facility for alternate fuel vehicles - District administrative headquarters - Egmore museum regeneration - Cultural centre in Chennai - Energy pavillion - Campus design for a School of architecture - Hospital design - Low income housing - Montessori school design - Art boutique TRIPLE O STUDIO, Chennai

in collaboration ( Jun 2014 - Jun 2015)

- Istanbul- ThyssenKrupp Disaster prevention and education center (International design competition) - ReConfigure- Tata Tiscon Future flexible homes in India (International design competition) - Rio De Janero- Symbolic world cup structure (International design competition) - Guggenheim Helsinki art museum (International design competition) - Louvre House, residence in Coimbatore,India

MANCINI ENTERPRISES, Chennai Architect (Nov 2011 - Jun 2014)

- Landons road residence - Oliver road residence (invited competition) - Y119 Apartments - Apparao container art gallery - Apparao gallery roof top renovation - River View apartment interiors - Miot Hospitals office interiors - TVS corporate office interiors - LMW office interiors - Streetsmart urban intervention competition

THIRDSPACE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO, Belgaum Intern (Jun-Oct2009)

- Sankalp corporate office - BVB College hostel - Farmhouse

COVER PAGE IMAGE: “Sky over 9 columns” Heinz Mack’s 2014 installation in Venice. CONTENTS PAGE IMAGE: Photograph of a Physical model for a 2nd semester design project


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