Architrecture+Design Undergraduate Bachelore Of Architec ture
Portf olio 2015
academic + professional works
a little about myself
a little about the projects
18 - April -1993 Personal Info: D a r s h a n K u m a r S i n g h a n i a Sales pitch To Achieve excellence in the field of architecture and planning has been one of my biggest dreams.
To achieve this I would like to combine the strongest aspects of my personality by an enthusiasm for solving practical problems. I would like to fulfil my desire towards fascination in functional art and also utilize my special skill towards the effects of light and shadow for which I have a special flair.
Architectural experience - Publications B.Arch 2010 - 2015
Paper Presentation 2012
Work Experience 2013-2014
Languages : English 1 Hindi 1 Tamil Softwares : Autodesk Autocad Trimble Sketchup University of California Berkeley Autodesk Archicad Lumion 4.5.1 U.S.A Adobe Photoshop V- Ray : Plug-in Adobe Illustrator Sketching Morphogenesis - Ar. Manit Rastogi : Delhi Adobe Indesign Microsoft office SDeG - Ar. Sujith Nair : Bangalore
School Of Architecture And Planning Anna University Chennai.
Idioms in Architecture: a sustainable perspective Re-Living the ‘DEAD’.
Projects for client
Hindware Hood : Hindware Group , Indian Gov. Residence Villa : Misty Valley - Yercaud
Thesis - 2014-2015 2015
Operating System: Macintosh and Windows Physical Model making
1 3D renderings
.....Architecture is to be understood, it cannot be taught
# 3, Kalidasan Street 1 Subramania Nagar 1 Salem - Tamil Nadu - 636 005
B.Arch - 2010 - 2015 School Of Architecture And Planning Anna University Chennai.
Studio Projects Semester 1 2010
Basic Design Open Air Theater
Semester 2 2011
Atrium Installation Weekend Cottage
Semester 3 2011
Post Oﬃce Secondary School
Semester 4 2012
Automobile Showroom Rural Study - Erode
Semester 5 2012
Toilet Design Retirement Home
Semester 6 2013
Facade Design Multi use Centre
Semester 7 2013
Internship at Morphogenesis Ar. Manit Rastogi - Delhi
Semester 8 2014
Internship at SDeG Ar. Sujith Nair - Bangalore Dissertation Idioms in Architecture
a sustainable perspective
Semester 9 2014
Urban Design IIHS - Campus Design
Semester 10 2015
Thesis Re-Living the ‘DEAD’
a manifestation for the superﬂuous landform
Vernacular Architecture Energy Eﬃcient Architecture Architectural Conservation
other experiences Paper presentation University of California Berkeley - U.S.A 2012 CYP 118AC: The Urban Community New York ‘The Global City’ Summer session Lighting Workshop Indo - German Urban Mela 2012 YMCA grounds - Chennai Dr. Amardeep Dugar - Lighting Research & Design University Magazine 2015
Cul de SAP Sketches and Compilation.
Sw Selected works
Re-living the ‘DEAD’ page
iihs Campus Design page
Lighting Workshop 2012 YMCA grounds Indo-German Mela
Shine a Light page
Weekend Cottage page
Villa Residence Yercaud page
Semester 9 2014 Area: 55 acres Built : 20,000 sqm Semester 9 2014 Chennai Harbour
Urban Design Harbour page
Semester 10 2015 - Thesis Area: 60 acres Built : 22,000 sqm
Semester 2 2011 Area: 1200 sqm Built : 180 sqm FREELANCE PROJECT 2015 Area: 4,200 sqft Built : 1,200 sqft
Competition projects SPA Bhopal Eco tourism Center 2011 Journalism Permutative functions in Architecture 2013 Product design A shelter for the Homeless 2013 Narigandhi Trophy 2013
Lateral Thinking Shortlisted
T h e s i s
Re-living the ‘DEAD’
thought behind the project...
Men have learnt new ﬁndings from past
What if the memories can be relieved? What if one gets the opportunity to see the process in three dimension and not just read it all from a book?
which have lead them to discovery and understanding of things. But at the same
time the common man gain access only
Re-Living the ‘Dead’ This thesis looks into such sites or landforms or urban spaces/ pockets which once served as a space with meaning or storehouse of information which is to be processed or as a space which was built to create something else, something big. But now left unused as good as ‘Dead’.
to these ﬁndings in form of condensed information available in a book or the internet. He never gets to the source of
start of a civilization
these interesting facts. Hence, this though conveys the message but yet “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero
location chennai pondi
french mission house
connectivity Bay of Bengal
other historic sites
people get a better understanding of their surroundings. The reason being that
it is not a part of their profession and
such studies are arcane to them. Hence th
ruins of 17 century
there is a gap, which if bridged will help
easier and faster means. These sources beach
are kept alien to the world fearing destruction
they really do not care much as they are able to access what they need in an
the old harbour
identidication of ancient settelment
information transfered to books disconnected from context no visitors to the place
d e a d
remain ‘dead’ as they are not active. Neither used again by those who studied excavation findings........pottery............coins..........beads..........vases.........
them and never by other people.
function + time accomodation cultural dinner
sound and light show
beach walk and breakfast library souviner store
excavation training set up
local cusine beach activities
the walk experience the past
excavation and hologram boat tunnel
interpretation centre sound and light show
leave to aurovile for night stay as not much program done post evening
time spent by visitors to aurbindo ashram time spent by visitors to beach promenad time spent by visitors to aurovile circulation routes
Render View: The above view is a scene of the reception and lobby area. A part of the waiting space open out to the water pool which has a cafeteria and an outdoor dinind deck on the other side.
shopping and cafes
gateaway + learning and adventure gateaway + cultural entertainment the journey + learning museum
souviner excavation cafe
experiential relaxing independent
beach promenad walk
pre tunnel block
posibilities of program activity formulation activity profile of a visitor
sea food restaurant
Relaxing gateaway + cultural entertainment Learning gateaway + learning and adventure Experiential the journey + learning
restaurants health club and cafe and spa
Re-living the â€˜DEADâ€™
back to pondi 3pm-9pm
independent learning 3pm-3pm experiential relaxing
activity schedule at arikamedu excavation
Render Views: (Render on the left) A view of the cafeteria and outdoor dining deck with a lanscape water pool in the center which splits the circulation of cafe users and reception users. (Render on the right) A view of circulation space leading to sea food restaurant and boating dock.
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path option 1 site A + site B1 + Site B2 path option 2 site A path option 3 site A ropeway
circulation for over night stay
View Tower Site A museum site A
excavation deck museum block
museum site B1
Located in a small place called Kengeri in Karnataka, which is refered to as a satellite town.
Semester 09 Studio Design Final Year U.G.
A campus for Indian Institute of Human Settelmet (iihs). This is a new prototype in the ﬁeld of academics and the design demanded a diﬀerent approach right from understanding the culture of the institute to their
Services Students Residence Faculty Residence buffer spaces plaza plaza
ideas and goals. plaza
The design also incoporates
KENGERI SATELLITE TOWN
Circulation spaces connecting various blocks creating a plaza for interation among the IIhs users and the kengeri community. The idea of permiability is achieved by programes which involve the community of kengeri.
Academic Pillar plaza Commom spaces
Focusing these plaza spaces to two major interaction zones which is usually active during off campus hours. Integration of the idea of split level where the visitors use the lower level while the upper ones are only for IIhs functioning. This brings the need to run the circulation throught the academic blocka and not around it.
forms an important part of their
WITH PRIVATE SPACES
ZONING BLENDING THE PUBLIC
the neighbouring community as it
CONTOUR AREA REQUIERMENT
iihs Campus Design
Carving out open to air space in between the admin block which now acts as a visual link between the student housing and the common plaza. This also becomes as the main circulation spine for students and teachers to circulate around the site.
iihs Campus Design
green spaces & water body
Circulation pedestrain & bicycle track
Open spaces Soft and hard landscape
Render View: The central axis spine connects the two ends of the site, the hostel block with the faculty residence, amenities block and a flee market. Tucked between the academic blocks this spine is well landscaped with waterbody and green cover.
Cycle Track to campus to admin
deck for outsiders to campus
deck for outsiders circulation ďŹ‚ee market
deck to class rooms cycle track
Urban Design Proposal for a madras promenade and a maritime museum at chennai port and royapuram
Figure Ground Map
Semester 09 Studio Design Final Year U.G.
Parrys Burma Bazar
The outreach of this proposal in two folds: 1. The major stakeholders are the residents of Royapuram and its neighbouring areas, who beneďŹ r from this proposal in varied ways. Refurbishing the Royapuram Station, which is in a dilapidated condition presently, would help in alleviating the inconvenience faced by a working individual in having to travel to the Washermanpet or the chennai Beach station. The portable market that would be anchored in the area adjoinng the Royapuram Station for substantial amount of time during the day will serve as a decongested marketplace for them. Additionally, the park that is situated a little over a kilometer from the station, provides an area of respite from the over congestion and pollution experienced by the residents in every pocket of Royapuram.
2. This proposal aďŹ€ects the urban population of chennai on a holistic levels by bringing about this promenade, the ďŹ rst of its kind, as an addition to the urban landscape of this city. The Madras Promenade will draw the public from various parts of the city to come and experience it, which connects to the Maritime Museume, yet another novelty to the city.
1. Royapuram gasping for measures to address pollution. 2. Uphill task aheadelevated corridor for heavy vehicles and removal of encroachments to ease congestion. 3. Lack of open space and playgrounds. 4. Dilapidated Royapuram Railway station- to be razed for developmental projects
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Fort St. George complex
This promenade is an elevated pathway beginning form the proposed Maritime Museum that traveks parallel to Rajaji Salai and extends all the way up to the Beach Road. The stretch of the promenade between the Maritime Museum and the Royapuram station is being delineated in this proposal, wherein scope for future expansion towards the Beach Road is feasible. This elevated, green walk -way will have entry/exit points at the major nodes along this stretch, making it conveniently accessible to the public.The ﬁxed end point of the Madras Promenade, the Maritime Museum, is a docked vessel that encompasses the museum, souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants and at it’s highest point, an observatory deck. Features being incoporated ino the design to enchance the experience of this promenade include a green park adjacent to the waterfront that acts as a point of respite from the surrounding congestion seen in Royapuram. It also includes a portable market that runs directly below this promenade, from where it is possible for visitors to purchase food/other goods.
The park provides the residents of Royapuram with an open, greenspace in the midst of the over congested street layout. This will act as a place of respite from the overwhelming suﬀocation experienced in the greater part of Royapuram. It includes a jogging track, a deck and other landscape features for the public. Adjoinng the park will be a tidal energy generation yard that will supply power to the docked vessels, there by reducing the environmental pollution caused by the vessels running their engines continuously.
The Maritime Museum functions as the point of attraction that would draw the public to the Harbour form various part of chennai. It will house a museum in the lower desks that would funciton as a typical maritime museum would. In addition to this, the upper decks will act as an observatory deck for an unobstructed view of the harbour and the skyline of chennai. It will also accommodate restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops, which act as an added attraction.
view of city skyline Street vendours
Green Walkway Harbour Park
View form the Promenade
Shine a Light Indo - German Urban Mela Lighting Workshop - YMCA grounds Chennai Dr. Amardeep Dugar : Lighting Research Design Reference : Lighting Indian Vol.7 No.5 September - October 2012
Reflecting the importance and the beauty that an Urban Residual Spaces can offer us. To design and realize a mini- installation using the luminars provided by the technical heads. The idea was to understand the functioning and performances of these ďŹ xtures and to use them to its best to lighten up the urban residual space which was the main access avenue to the Indo German mela. The pictures are from the installation made on the camping ground near the main gate of the mela. This area being a prime location in termsof proximity to the main gate, we decide to make this into an inviting and interactive urban garden for the meal visitors. The aim of this urban garden within the city was to improve the quality of a public space and give life to it especially during the nightime. Urban furniture elements such as stone seats and bollards along with wire mesh and pots were used as props to blend with the existing elements on site such as trees, water tanks, pump room, etc. Simple techniques of light and shade, along with Photography: Urban Garden ( Technical head: Amit Gupta / Cosmo - Vis-a-vis). Reference : Lighting Indian Vol.7 No.5 September - October 2012
high-tech LED and ďŹ bre- optic luminaries were used to bring about an interesting blend of simple and complex spaces within the urban garden. This idea was to bring life to dead spaces that do not serve any real purpose.
Weekend COTTAGE Designed for a family of four, located along the East Coast Road in Chennai. A beach facing property with an extent of 2400 sqm and carpet area of around 200 sqm. The process behind the planing of the cottage is an inspiration from a single line mural drawing. A composition made from 3 lines, a Spline and a dot.
entry foyer Studio Design
First Year U.G.
Bay of Bengal
200 m Compound
Render View: The above view is a scene of the deck which opens out to the swimming pool and the gajebo both of which are sea facing. This also connects the living room with the master and the childrens bed room. A wider deck space by the childrens room allows them to spill to the outdoor.
The Idea was to enjoy the vast ocean. So the design follows a spline starting from the left to the right thereby allowing a 180 degree view. The main circulation corridor is tucked on the western side. The design also features a pool along with a gajebo for outdoor dining.
With basic amenities of bathing units and servants quaters this weekend cottage is perfect stopover for a master bedroom relaxing holiday.
servant quaters page
v ILLA RESIDENCE model house concept
Pitch: May 2015
This project is one of the 150 residence villa proposed at Yercaud. The client M/s. Misty Valley wanted a design that catered to a weekender destination at yercaud. The devlopment is planned for 150 plots each roughly about 60 X 50 fts. It has a 30 feet road access, the other proposed amenities include a club house and a swimming pool.
The project sits on a plot of 50 X 75 fts and is a west facing property. The main challeng was to cater to vastu as well as to encapture the valley view which is on the western side. A 1,200 sqft Double bedroom villa in a gated community of around 150 villas. This is the model house given to the client which will set example for the rest of the row houses
Render View: View of entrance avenue
living master bed on ﬁrst ﬂoor
Render View: Front view of villa residence. West facing valley view with master bed room on the south west corner projecting towards the property compound. A double height living room which opens into a sit out deck right below the master bed room.
guest bed on ground ﬂoor 30’ road
Render View: View of sit out deck space
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