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Bhushan Mantri

4/78 jai Vijay Sahar road Andheri east Mumbai 99 Maharashtra d.o.b: 19 May 1978 Mobile: 9833996464 e-mail: Architecture is a process of analyzing and providing a solution to the basic needs of human beings, where the metaphysical as well as the physical form gets upgraded. It provided me with an opportunity to know and understand different people, cultures, and their expression and explore various facts of life. Architecture is the dynamic tool that possesses the calculative and imaginative values as a whole. At a personal level I am interested in pursuing research with a detailed analysis of the affecting parameters to arrive at their solution. I have been specializing in working with teams over large multinational projects, especially skyscraper, residential, interiors, services and organization of work cultures.

Professional Work Experience Node architects, Mumbai, March 2008 – July 2012 Position : Head architect Role : Responsible for design development, interacting with client , coordination with consultants,making of working drawings and execution on site .Working on interior detailing of overall architectural scheme. Office administration and setting up teams to follow up on various scales of projects. Handling all scales of projects. projects:

Mark park

Mehendale pent house


Pandit jawadekar farm house

Rediffussion Y and R corporate office

Villa laurea

Program : corporate head quarters Area : 20000 sqft Cost of the project : approx 100 million INR Program : mixed use residential commercial project Area: 50000 sqft Cost of the project : 100 million INR Program : commercial office interiors Area : 20000 sqft Cost of project : approx 40 million INR

Various independent architectural and interior projects.

Program: Hi end residential interiors in pune Area : 10000 sqft Cost of project : approx 100 million INR Program : farm house Area : 6000 sqft Cost of project : approx 15 million INR

Program : gated community of 100 bungalows Area : 3,50,000 sqft Cost of project : approx 1 billion INR

Kapadia Associates, Mumbai, India Dec 2006-feb 2008 Position: Project Architect Role: Responsible for design development, coordination with client and consultants ,making of working drawings and execution on site .Working on interior detailing of overall architectural scheme. Projects:


Lodha~Aqua , Dahisar, Mumbai

Pantaloon ~ cochin mall

Shapath~ 5, ahemadabad, India

Area: 40,00,000 ft² Program: SEZ Project cost: 7.2 billion inr

Area: 6,00,000 ft² Program: commercial mall Project cost: 1.5 billion inr

Area: 5,00,000 ft² Program: residential complex Project cost: 1 billion inr Area: 6,00,000 ft² Program: commercial mall Project cost: 12 billion inr

Runwal ~ Mulund mall Area: 5,00,000 ft² Program: commercial mall Project cost: 1.2 billion inr

Zaha Hadid Architects, London, UK Apr 2005- Sept 2006 Position: Assistant architect Role: Responsible for producing conceptual and construction documents for Marseille tower, France. Coordinating with Arup consultants on various services packages specially fire safety and HVAC. Making 3D models for advanced prototyping such as CNC and STL model making. Working on interior detailing of overall architectural scheme. Projects:

CMA CGM Tower, (36 floors) Marseille, France Project area: 50000 m² Project cost: 200 million euros

Architectural Association, London, UK Jan 2004- Dec 2005 Design Research Lab- Projects Review Exhibition Position: Workshop Assistant and coordinator, Team Leader Role: Responsible for the management and execution of exhibit areas and general maintenance with providing detailed joinery design. Coordinating activities between various teams pursuing a networked research for final end of year review exhibition, material investigation and execution.

Bijoy Jain + Associates, Alibaug, India Dec 2002- Jul 2003 Position: Project Architect Role: Involved at stages of schematic design, working drawings, detailed working models, full scale models, and site execution as well as cost estimation. Handled and managed site execution of projects with tight deadlines, learned carpentry and other site concerned work including interacting with the related consultants and attending client meetings. Projects: Juhu Restaurant, Juhu, Mumbai Ensemble, Fashion boutique, Kala ghoda, Mumbai Rahul Parekh house, Mumbai Hiremath house, Alibaug

Environ Planners- Sanjay Patil and Associates, Nasik, India Jul 2003- Sep 2003 Position: Competition Architect Role: Worked on the national award wining competition for Mumbai University Campus at Ratnag¬iri. The main task was to design the institute, to provide detailing of the proposed structure and to coordinate various teams for the set of requirements

Karkhanis Fegde Edwankar Architects, Nasik, India Aug 2002- Nov 2002 Position: Competition Architect Role: Starting from conceptual design worked on various phases to the completion of the design including the presentation drawings and models. This competition provided me an opportunity to study the literature of Gandhi and understanding his philosophy. Projects: Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

Ar. Nitin Kute & Ar. Apeksha Kute, Nasik, India Aug 2001- Jul 2002 Position: Project Architect Role: The work was focused on commercial and residential projects. The involvement included client meetings, presentations, working drawings, and site execution. Projects: Saneguruji Smarak, Mangaon (national award,) Canada Corner commercial complex, Nasik Kute residence, Nasik

Residence of Mr. Shailesh Shah Aasthakunj- (recommendation national award)

Computer Skills Proficient in Auto CAD 2012, Rhino 3D, Sketch up, full Adobe package with a working knowledge of, Microsoft Office. Educational Qualifications: M. Arch- Architectural Association, London, UK Sep 2003- Feb 2005 Masters in Urbanism and Architecture Design Research Lab - The main focus of the programme was on responsive systems with a team based set-up and networked research on current development of the King Cross Area, London. The main thesis was based on dynamic mapping of various programs and its interaction with resultant architecture and vice versa.

B. Arch- Pune University- NDMVPS’s College of Architecture, Nasik Jul 1996- May 2001 Undergraduate thesis: Symbolism in Architecture Architecture is the ideal for the demonstration of principles of orientation because it combines the technical tools of mathematics and geometry, consisting the practical means by which symbol and term can be expressed in space. A clear understanding of the principles on symbolism helped in understanding and appreciating the environment and also generates new design concepts and ideas.

Academic Achievements: •Ar. B.V.Doshi gold medal for excellence in the subject of architectural design- Final year •Ar. Malpani award for overall highest average in the architecture section- Final year •Best Academic Performance and Ar. Gupta award for all five years of undergraduate study

Other Interests and Activities:

References available upon request


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Worked on the Selfridges installation ‘Visions of London’- Jun 2004 on the electronic garden by David Greene- Conducting forums and workshops in college on various subjects related to architecture Collecting and reading books, Photography, Cooking

Villa laurea Mehendale pent house Daulat housing project Enerrgia corporate HQ PNJ farm house Dar E Salam housing MPT hotel Linea Seher unit 33 Kulkarni house Rediffusion Jadhav house Golwilkar terrace Walimbe house ARA facade CMA CGM Tower Capital hill residence Koba - mindspace Runwal - mall Lodha – aqua Ensemble.


site plan opp: conceptual cross section though the basement parking , podium and villa units view of individual villa

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villa laurea / Pune

Villa Laurea is set up as a gated community on out skirts of pune towards hinjewadi and pirangut . Both of these areas are getting developed for IT as well as industry sectors. The design brief was focused on catering to these sectors by providing individual houses for the management level teams. The site of 15 acres was identified near to Manas Lake En Route to pirangut / lavassa. Due to level difference a clear view of the lake was available from the eastern side of the site. This side was site was considered for first phase development. The site is surrounded by green land which will eventually get converted into various housing projects. Thus the idea of creating open spaces within the clusters was much suited to the project. The entire project was based on a grid which has main roads running east west and smaller roads north south. this makes sure that at least one side of the pathways can Be in shade. The key features of the project are individual basement parking of minimum 3 cars for each villa. By taking the parking in basement the podium level becomes vehicle free. All living spaces open on to this landscaped podium. No individual compound walls were proposed on the front side of the villas such that it lives a community feel. The architecture was proposed on minimalistic lines with subtle use of colours to identify the clusters. On a larger picture the entire site layout is divided into 7 clusters, each cluster has an independent open space which the user can access with ease. Each of this open space was given a theme based landscape. All users can access any of these open spaces at all times.

Making the project self sufficient was one of the key issues which were focused on. Services such as batch STP was utilized to recycle sewage and silage water for landscape. 2 large open tanks and recharge bore well were proposed for rain water harvesting. The main source of water for the project is Pune Municipal corporation. Aerated concrete blocks were proposed for external as well as internal walls along with polymer plaster and jotun paint. Sanitary fitting from Hansgrohe and duravit were proposed to save water usage. All roof water was to be used to recharge bore well which had filter media on their opening. Individual garden spaces were introduced such that user can plant as per their needs. All houses are to be fitted with solar water heaters and evaporative cooling systems for air quality control. Indigenous plant types were proposed such that they can grow and flourish.

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5 villa unit floor layouts A unit B unit C unit D unit E unit opp: view of the temple court view of the water court and blue cluster

Mehendale Pent house, Pune, India


external view of the project opp: view of the spiral staircase connecting 6th and terrace floor cross section through the internal connecting staircases.

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This urban house is set up heart of pune city. Like any other transforming city the old villas are getting demolished and converted into closely spaced apartment towers. These towers have less amount of light on lower floors and clear out as we move up. This unfortunately leaves the left over villas with really bad quality of light and ventilation. Thus the concept of owning a bungalow in heart of city it was suggested that combining top floors of a building will be ideal. for green space the terrace is utilized. One such apartment tower was identified in concept stage. This gave us an opportunity to customize design in the given external limit parameter. 3 top floors and formed terrace on the top floor were set as the project. 3 lower floors were designed as identical apartments with a standard structural grid. This structural grid was altered for the project on top 3 floors. House design With 3 odd numbers of floors, the program distribution was crucial as the travel distance between spaces had to be controlled. For internal connectivity an internal home elevator and 2 staircases were planned. Living space along with kitchen and dining are located in the middle plane and rest spaces were distributed on top and lower floors. The terrace space is equipped with open pantry, a plunge pool and few open spaces. The terrace is connected by spiral staircase from the 6th floor.

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terrace layout sixth floor layout fifth floor layout fourth floor layout view of the main staircase well opp page: view of dining space view from the formal living space towards informal living, staircase and kitchen

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view of the formal living space view of the corridor on 4th floor leading to study and gym area 4th floor mid landing space opp page: terrace landscape with plunge pool view towards north east side of the site view towards north west side of the site


proposed site layout exploded iso of the units assembly option opp: inter connected unit layout plans

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Daulat housing project / Pune

The site is located on foot hills of a famous farm house project called as 4 seasons. The site is approached from east side and a new road has been proposed on the west end. A river runs on the north side of the site and a small hillock on the south side. The project brief was to create high end town houses with height restriction of 15 meters such that various complicated processes of approvals. The concept of the project is derived from use of 8m X 16m duplex housing module which can be weaved with other similar module to form various compositions. With these formations of units terraces are formed for every unit. Which are quite useful in this particular site. The ground floor also provides 2 covered parking spaces for each unit. Rest of the parking in done around winding road. Due to the site contours the placement of units is done in such a way such that most of the units get the north view of hills. A central court has been generated in the site which can be used for landscape and connect all units. The river front was also proposed as a stone stepped well into the water.

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birds eye view of the project view of the entry sequence opp: central court view view of the river front

Enerrgia corporate headquarter/ Pune


typical floor layout north west external view of the project opp: north east external view of the project.

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A typical office consists of managerial staff and working staff, distribution of spaces as per there requirements is the most important aspect of the project. the project provided an opportunity to make clear demarcation of the spaces connected by reception area. Due to the new laws provision of 2 fire escape staircase was mandatory along with 2 lifts. Each floor belongs to one independent office. The top three floors belong to one office which is connected by internal double height spaces. The top floor is converted into a private office for maintaining director of the company. The site is accessed by a 12 m wide road on the northern side and by a 6 m wide road on the western side. East and south sides are residential projects. The main access to the building in from the northern road and service area is accessed by the western road. The front facade of the project being on the north side has been proposed in complete glass. East and west facade has horizontal fenestrations which allow enough light in the office. The south facade houses all the services and don’t allow light and heat into the building. The north facade has horizontal projections to shade the glass facade. The overall facade was broken down into 2 parts to make the square building appear taller. The top floor is proposed of metal structure with full height glass and a jalli to cut out light and heat into the space. This cantilever mass office space is framed by the two frames of concrete masses.

Pandit Jawadekar farm house / Pune


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An entry courtyard bounded with two extended walls with an attached dining pavilion creates the enclosure. From the outset, the plan form was conceived as two unequal rectangles linked by walls or walled-off spaces dividing the large site into unequal quadrants. Spatial division into dining and living/bedroom zones celebrates the aspirations of the clients -two young developer-builder friends who viewed this house largely as a gathering and entertaining space for family and friends alike. The cross axes are emphasized through extended walls which transcend their essential function by simultaneous gestures of privacy, enclosure, connection. The rectangular dining and living areas face the expansive valley view while the more private rear side is reserved for the bedrooms and kitchen. The apparent severity of stark grey walls, extending into the landscape is softened by the rooms which are akin to floating pavilions. The living room is designed to frame the view rather than to open seamlessly offering a different experience. Connecting this living wing to a large entertaining deck seems an afterthought which however creates a much required in-between space. A long corridor connected by the wall then culminates into the bedroom wing which opens out into rear courtyard. Service areas like kitchen and toilets are tucked away behind the piercing wall.

ground floor layout of the farm house view of the living room and mango tree cluster opp: view of the wall intersecting the dining and living room pavilion view of the main entry court which houses the dining pavilion

Dar E salam housing


site plan view of internal courtyard opp: vexternal view of the project.

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The housing proposal was based on the user type which was mostly expats who have settled in Dar E salam. In the site context there was not much of an external view from this level. Thus an inward looking design was proposed. The project consist of duplex row house in 2 level. The parking is proposed in basement. Since the design was to be inward all the living spaces in the central common court . this common court mainly has a water body which culminates into a community pool. Thus all the living spaces open onto a deck overflowing into the water body. The massing of the project was done to visually reduce the height of the project. This was achieved by introducing horizontal fenestrations as key architectural features.

MPT hotel


typical floor plan first floor plan ground floor plan opp: north west view south east view

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Nasik is one the fastest developing industrial centres in Maharashtra. With religious as well as cultural events such as kumbh mela and new developments of the vineyards in and around the city. There is a high influx of short term visitors is much high in recent times and there are very few good quality serviced hotels to cater the same. Thus the initiative of making 50 room serviced hotel was evaluated and embarked upon. A site near the main nasik mumbai expressway was identified for the same. The hotel has been designed to cater as wedding as well as conferences of various scales. A small scale vegetarian restaurant has also been proposed on the ground floor for local connectivity. Due to the site forces the front rhombus shape was identified for the hotel building and the rear portion to be used for lawn. The towering structure casts shade on the lawn protecting it from the harsh south west evening sunlight. The overall shape of the building has been divided into 2 rectangular masses which are intersected by staircase and lift blocks. the building masses have been organised to have a visual hierarchy and make the building appear mobile.



typical floor layout view of the commercial space opp: north west view of the building south west view of the building

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There has been a sharp rise of projects in which the work places are located far away from the residential spaces. The commute in such cases becomes an overly charged process which affects the efficiency of an individual and emotional state as well. The site is located on the main satara road in heart of pune city. This provided an opportunity to make work spaces as well as residential spaces in the same complex. The site is narrow , thus after mandatory setbacks a slim 9.0 m wide floor plate is available for design. The design focuses on creating small negative space which house terraces for the apartments. The commercial part of the project is designed as a dynamic set of shifting glass boxes. These shifts provide terraces for individual floors which can be used by the office user. the apartment design allows cross ventilation and clear organizations for interiors. The overall design of the building is minimalistic design with simple fenestrations and the planes are differentiated by use of colour.

seher unit 33


ground and first floor layout section through the main staircase opp view of the dining space + lounge view of the kitchen with island platform view of the central courtyard connecting formal living and dining space

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Seher is a unique row house project in baner , pune. There are 78 row houses around a central court which houses the swimming pool and landscape space. Unit 33 was bought by the client with bare walls , which provided flexibility in design. The 3 bedroom house was converted into 2 bed room house. The ground floor bedroom is converted into AV room. The room is isolated by use of sliding door which disappears into the wall cavity. Dining space along with the lounge space opens to the rear landscaped court. Thus the entire ground floor becomes one large space for small get together. The kitchen is also designed as an open pantry with an island platform which is used as a mixing platform. The grey floor accentuates the white wall and wooden floor adds to the warmth of the entire space. The shared walls between row houses are used as art spaces which house rotating art work owned by the client . The central duct allows light and ventilation to the entire house. This light hits the wooden floor and brings the warmth into the cold grey flooring. Staircase by this duct leads you to the first floor which has two bedrooms.

Kulkarni house


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The urban spaces are getting congested and difficult to live in peace and tranquillity. This project was initiated to tackle these urban issues. Pune is a rapidly growing city , the corporation has been able to make roads and provide services for areas which are within a range of 10 kms from the urban limits. This has allowed for an urban shift towards out skirts of the city . the city is still not as de congested as necessary, but it is a slow process. This house was designed as an urban project with all amenities required for comfortable life style. The site chosen was in a gated community named Forest trail. With steep contour the site is narrow as well, overlooking an artificial lake and the valley beyond. The distribution of the spaces was done in such a way that only one level of travel is necessary for individual user. The ground floor houses all public and semi private spaces such as the lobby, living, dining, kitchen and a terrace with valley view. Lower ground has 3 bedrooms and the first floor houses only the master bedroom along with a large terrace. The house is also connected by an internal home elevator and a wide staircase. Simple geometric massing was done such that terraces are generated on every level. Half of the site which has steep slope has been proposed for landscape.

floor layouts of the house south east view of the house opp: north east view of the project

Rediffusion Y and R / Mumbai


floor layout of corporate level opp: view of the open lounge space view of the entry reception, waiting lobby and conference room view of the open office from the conference room

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In past few years there has been a large shift of companies towards northern suburbs of mumbai. eventually agencies supporting such setups moved to reduce the time of travel and communication. One such advertising firm Rediffusion Y and R moved to ville parle east near the domestic airport. 3 floor plates were chosen for 3 internal companies and servicing. The 5th floor was converted into an corporate HQ and lounge space. The main drawback of the space was that the internal clear height was less than 8 feet. This proved a challenge with services such as HVAC and the internal spaces looked flat. the HVAC ducts were distributed on the periphery of the space such that a clear height of 8 feet could be maintained where the staff was going to sit. Due to lack of height all the cabin and conference room enclosures were proposed in glass such that when not in use the spaces don’t feel claustrophobic. Special attention was given to light quality in internal spaces. Rediffusion has two corporate colours orange and teal, each of these were applied in HQ and lounge space. The lounge space doubles up for parties as well as library and a gym .

Jadhav house


floor layouts of the house view of the central courtyard opp: north east view of the house view of the entry and drop off north west view of the house

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A site of 2 acres was identified on out skirts of pune for a 10000 sqft 5 bedroom house, this was designed as the first home for the client with large landscaped spaces. On clients insistence vasstu shashtra was considered for the house design in terms of location of certain spaces only. Basic things like the kitchen have to be in the south east corner, the master beds in south west and the entrance to the main house in the North West corner. Rest of the things were designed to suite contemporary life style. The C shaped house sits on the hill top overlooking the landscape and the valley beyond. The central courtyard is encompassed with a passage on 3 sides. Once the passage French windows are open, the entire house includes the court, providing a large floor plate for an private party. All spaces are wrapped around this passage with a private and semi private sequence. This allows for visual relief in this large floor plate. The first floor houses 3 bedrooms along with attached walk in wardrobe and lavish bathrooms. The lower ground floor has a mini theatre and a gym area. There is an open pool in vicinity of the gymnasium accessed though landscaped pathways. The external wall have controlled opening making the house open inwards as well. The rectangular geometry of the house provided a visual clarity of inter connected spaces. Various high end products such as PanoramaH windows, hansgrohe , duravit fittings, along with hansgrohe sewage treatment plant were proposed. A small windmill was also considered to make the house self sufficient from the grid . special emphasis was given on the security of the house since it is located on out skirts of the city.

Golwilkar terrace


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There is a drastic loss of private open spaces in urban apartment towers. Every apartment has terraces which can be converted into such lounge spaces to tackle this issue. One such opportunity presented itself in a heavily urbanized city centre. The terrace is roughly around 2000 sqft. All service ducts open into terrace for ventilation, there were useful for making arrangement for services as kitchen and wash hand basins. Since the external floor plate was fixed due to lower apartments, 4 framed pavilions were proposed. Each pavilion occupies a purpose, entry, kitchen, reading, performance. Since there was no provision of sunk, artificial lawn was used to create the landscape effect.. Two levels were created with use of metal substructure and cuddappa stone tops. The black colour stone provided sharp contrast to the green lawn and white parapet walls. Subtle down throw lighting systems were introduced within the parapet wall. The main purpose of this was not to affect the night life and only to light the floor space. Pantry was designed to act a preparation as well as serving space. Ample amount of storage was provided such that things could be stored permanently

view of the entry pavilion floor layout of the terrace design opp: view of the kitchen / pantry

Walimbe house


floor layouts of the house north east view of the project opp: north west view of the project

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The history of urban space is slowly getting wiped off and new structures are taking place . design of such structures is heavily based on the bye laws governing the area. Thus most of the structures look similar with slight variations for provided visual differentiation. Walimbe house has been designed to break this mould of developer attitude and give architecture priority. This has been done considering the bye laws as well as construction costs. Due to the site dimensions a structure of 4 floor along with stilt was only possible. The stilt was reserved for parking and it was decided that 2 apartments of 3 bhk and 2 of 2 bhk be designed. The first floor was to be handed over to the land owner and the rest 3 floors were to be retained by the developer for himself, specially the top floor as his private residence. There is an open space on the west side of the site, thus the house living spaces were oriented west to maximize the light and ventilation quality. Rest of the spaces were located as per vasstu. The overall shape of the building is formed as pure rectangular object out of which a L-shaped wedge has been deducted on the north west corner. this deduction was possible due to the 2 bhk apartments located in the middle plates. The east facade also has similar deductions to make sure that the building doesn’t exceed the approved floor space index

ARA facade


external lighting conceptual view of the facade opp: south east view of the facade facade detail

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An established infrastructure firm ABIL decided to move their headquarters from heart of the city to a space accessed by highway. The interior designer fixed up a floor plate size as per clients requirements and the bye laws of the areas. The structure has four firm on 4 floors. The design brief was to formulate a facade which represented the individuality of the 4 firms and there unity at the same time. The entire project has a glass facade raised concerns about sustainability and internal heating of the project. thus a double facade was proposed with cantilevered louvers . the louvers were custom designed for each facade , and tied up at the edges , thus forming a continuous facade wrapped around the 4 side of the building. The louvers are cantilevered 1 meter in air to provide enough shade for the glass facade. Special aluminium extrusions were made to match the louver design. The design focused on standardizing 60 percent of the facade and 40 percentage could be customized to keep the cost under control. Lighting for the facade was introduced into the louver itself, the colour of light can be controlled as required.

Zaha Hadid / CMA CGM tower


rendered view of the project exploded iso of the project skin and its assembled form opp: construction pictures of the project.

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Zaha hadid architects are famous for their path breaking architectural style. Which over span of last 35 years have gone from deconstruction to fluid architecture. This particular project was the first skyscraper project in the office. I got an opportunity after finishing my masters in AADRL to work on this project, translating the project from conceptual sketches to a real architectural project. The process involved making 3D models in rhino and translating the same into architectural drawing and detailing. My key role was to coordinate between various team members to generate drawing packages for client approvals as well as execution. Being an assistant architect i had to coordinate with ARUP consultants for various services as well as the facade. The tower was designed to represent 2 planes rise from the surrounding flyover and terminate fluidly into the parking lot. Since the project had one user the flow of user was easily managed by locating the lifts and fire escape in the central core. The floor plate was cantilevered from the central core and an additional structure was placed to support the facade. 2 special lifts were located at the tail of the project for the company owner to reach his office on the 36th floor. 36th floor also has a restaurant for the owner the entertain this guests. The double facade was strategically designed to reduce internal heat gain but still allow ample amount of natural daylight.

KAPL / K Raheja Mindspace - Koba

view of drop off foyer + entrance sequence site plan opp: external view of independent IT building


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SEZ project on out skirts of Ahemadabad city, an upcoming suburb named Koba. The design focused on creating maximum amount of floor space for the larger IT companies. The structures were located along with plot boundary, creating a large central open green space. A 9.0 m wide road frames the open space for vehicular movement. The building design included a stilt floor for parking and 7 floors of open space. Each floor has 2 office with a central lift lobby and fire escape staircases. Each office has a toilet block and a server room along with a AHU unit space. Due to the size of the floor plate the external facade was proposed of full height glass panels allowing natural day light into the office space. The overall elevation was kept very simple as it was going to be replicated in 7 buildings. As per the SEZ requirements a mall was proposed accessible from the main road.


view of the ground floor entry sequence external view of the project

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KAPL / Runwal mall - Mulund

The proposed R mall is on the main SV road near the famous Johnson factory. After careful analysis of the surrounding projects the project brief was decided of mixed program of mall and office tower. The mall was proposed on the ground and first floor with maximum amount of floor space and the office towers were located above the second floor. The podium formation housed a large canteen and gymnasium. The office floor was divided into 4 offices per floor with attached toilets. These open office spaces could be configured into one entire office if necessary. the entire project can be divided into 3 phases which allows flexibility of construction for the developer.

KAPL / Lodha Aqua - mumbai


view of the basketball court bird eye view of the project opp: view of landscape court view of club house view of the waterbody in the central courtyard

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Lodha Aqua is located in Dahisar, an upcoming western suburb . the site is located on the western expressway offering easy access to the project. 4 towers were proposed creating a central courtyard. This gave construction flexibility and an opportunity to change few residential configurations as the market evolved. The parking is located in 2 level basement and the podium is used for landscape. The central theme for the landscape was decided as water by Singapore based landscape designer site techtonix. Thus the name AQUA for the entire project. My role in this project was to make various design presentations, create working drawings, coordinate with service and structure consultants. Create drawings for the in house engineering department to make bill of quantities.


view of the display aisle view of the entry sequence opp: view of the first floor lounge view of copper jalli detail view of the mirror arrangement on the first floor

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Studio Mumbai / Ensemble - mumbai

Ensemble is a branded clothing store owned by tarun tehliani. The store is located opposite lions gate , kala ghoda. This project is a retrofit in which the external facade of the building was retained and the internal space was redesigned to house the store. The ground floor is designed as a wooden box and the first floor has cuddappa floor and high white walls. The design focused on use of local material such as teak wood , cuddappa stone and copper screens in a contemporary manner. My role in this project was the coordinate between the execution team and the head architect Bijoy Jain. Every detail was evolved and drawn with discussion with the head carpenters. This made the process of execution more refined and intense.

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