PORTFOLIO Architect A r . Fa w a z L a t h i f
COA Reg no:CA/2017/87180
Contents 0A CURRICULUM VITAE
01 SYNTHESIS AMIDST THE GHATS Campus master plan Indian institute of technology, palakkad, kerala [p.6]
02 RIPPELS BY THE LAKE Luxury 5 star hotel on the westen ghats
Design competition entry (NBCC Ltd.) Integrated exhibition cum convention center [p.24]
05 RETHINKING ARCHITECTURE 120 Hours - International design competition entry [p.30]
NASA - university of westminster trophy 2015 - competition entry
BRINGING LIFE UNDER THE BRIDGE
Agricultural redevelopment Coffee research center with tourism [p.20]
0B LIST OF MAJOR OTHER WORKS [p.39]
FAWAZ LATHIF Architect Enthusiastic, creative and responsible architect with strong skills in planning, spatial organization and designing; covering construction details and photorealistic representation. I enjoy working individually as well as on a team. I am an energetic and industrious worker and I am constantly driven by the desire to be successful both personally and professionally. I believe in the power of nothing, achieving simplicity with the advantage of technology. I stand for the substance of the space in and of itself. No more, no less. Travelling helps me ascertain our responsibility as designers in this world. Studies and recent travels have provided me with an in depth understanding of science and its cultural influences. Entire societies depend largely on architecture, and I aspire to create an impact for the same.
RESUME INFORMATION + CONTACT
EDUCATION REGISTRATION EMPLOYMENT
Nationality : Indian DOB : 21 / 04 / 1993 Address : Changan house, Vellamunda PO, Wayanad - 670731, IN Mobile : +91 88 48 416 064 Email : email@example.com Language : Malayalam (Native), English (Fluent), Hindi (Working knowledge), Tamil (Working knowledge). BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CALICUT 2012 - 2017 6.5 GPA CA/2017/87180 (COA - Council of Architects, India)
TENDIRECTIONS CREATIVE KOZHIKODE, KERALA, IN Architect June 2017 - March 2018 ( 11 months) Project types: Responsibilities: residential, commercial undertaking the role of project head, including client interactions, & institutional. cordinating other architects, engineers and on site construction, from conception to design development stage. In charge of creating design proposal documents, including research and concpet diagrams, technical drawings. and perspective renderings. QATAR DESIGN CONSORTIUM.LLC DOHA, QATAR Architect Trainee June 2016 - October 2016 ( 5 months) Project types: Responsibilities: residential, public & involved from conception to design development stage. In charge football stadium. of creating design proposal documents, including research and concept diagrams, technical drawings and perspective renderings. & the green building analysis of residential building with respect to GSAS and preparation of documents for the same. PRAKRITI ARCHITECTS KOZHIKODE, KERALA, IN Architect Trainee June 2014 - July 2014 ( 2 months) Project types: Responsibilities: residential & preparing design proposals, design developments and construcinstitutional. tion documents. Gained valuable managing skills through personal meetings with clients and contractors, speaking with manufactures.
BIM, AutoCAD, REVIT Architecture, SketchUp, Vray, Lumion, Adobe design Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere), Microsoft Office. Laser cutting, 3D prototyping, Card cutting
2016 Shortlisted in top 10 for University of Westminster international design trophy, and awarded for the best presentation. 2012 - 2017 Central Government graduate scholarship 2015 Pioneered the architectural event ADIZYA as chief event coordinator at NIT Calicut.
synthesis amidst the ghats
The urban design studio focuses on exploring sustainable ways the campus can synthesis a high quality positive and proactive environment for learning, teaching and research. The needs of the users do not remain static with time and todays transforming technology. Hence, this futuristic campus design is flexible to accommodate constant changes for the future needs of diverse users.
SITE The site extends 480 acres to the outskirts of Palakkad in the industrial belt of Kanjikode which is an important transportation node of south India.
CONCEPT The concept of oasis paradise embraces an ideal working nature that encourages:
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CAMPUS MASTER PLAN INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PALAKKAD, KERALA
PHASE II (10 Years) PHASE I (5 Years)
A synthesized campus does not suggest the aggregation of disparate parts, but a unified whole. Here, integration achieves a continuous fabric unifying buildings, landscape and infrastructure with an environment which provides a positive campus experience.
Academic Staff residential Student residential Library
Open air theatre Health centre Guest house Sports centre
Canteen and mess
PHASE IV (20 Years)
PHASE III (15 Years)
The knowledge spine promotes pedestrian movement through the shortest path.
Functional and iconic OBELISK, is placed at the intersection of main access road and the knowledge spine.
The academic zone surrounded the major green spaces called Oasis along the knowledge spine.
A obelisk acts as focal points within the oasis. They function as way finders to the major landmarks.
OASIS were enormous green spaces to increase the quality of life through constant interaction between people and nature.
High rise buildings bordered the oasis to uphold extreme green spaces & human scale of visual perception.
Inspired from radburn concept, over-bridges were proposed for vehicular flow to avoid disruption to cycle users & pedestrians.
The faculty & student residences layout followed a blend of Radburn and garden city planning concept.
ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY Student participation through internships & business incubation. Farming & agro-market run by students during weekends. These generates revenue to meet needs.
SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY Social sustainability encourages a sense of spatial belonging among diverse groups of students. Public access for community development classes.
NON-MOTORISED MOBILITY The walkable campus prioritizes pedestrians and cyclists due to high mobility efficiency with low infrastructure & cost. Transit bus service for emergency.
SOLAR PANEL The daily day time annual average temperature is over 29 Celsius which promotes mounting of roof top solar panels. It can generate nearly 3500units/day.
WINDMILL GRID The site proximity to wind farm promotes its use as a sustainable energy source. The grid covers 0.5sq.km, Annual energy production rate is 6MW per sq.km.
GREEN EXCHANGE Green exchange program boosts students to segregate & barter wastes for tokens. The waste collection centers are connected to the service roads
SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS DESIGN
CHANGE THE PERCEPTION! The young minds built the nationâ€™s future through their experience today.
ripples by the lake
Wayanad is a green paradise nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, forming the border world of the greener part of Kerala. Clean and pristine, enchanting and hypnotizing, this land is filled with history and culture. Design should respond to the culture and landscape of the Western Ghats. The requirement was a well-equipped design accommodating not more than 200 rooms with supporting activity areas such as multi- cuisine restaurants, gym, spa, banquet halls and 150 car parking.
SITE The site is 4.5-acre plantation surrounded by thick natural vegetation. Site has a natural slope of 1:8. At the foot of the slope, is a small seasonal paddy field, often flooded during the rainy season. On average Kerala receive 300-400cm rainfall every year. The design proposes the creation of an artificial lake at the valley. The lake will recharge on its own every monsoon and will provide for the entire neighborhood during harsh summer. Furthermore, if small channels are drawn from this lake, it can irrigate a wide region. the presence of such a water body ensures that the ground water table is recharged around the year. from the marketing point of view, the lake will create a stunning view and the entire hotel is oriented in such a way that it taps most of it. it is an investment which will double the returns both economically and by revitalizing the valley.
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LUXURY 5 STAR HOTEL ON THE WESTEN GHATS
12 to 14 Floors a. deluxe rooms b. HVAC cooling tower
10TH&11TH Floor a. double rooms b. Open viewing platform c. roof garden
5TH-9TH Floor_ Room Layout a. semi-open party area+pool b. suite rooms c. standard rooms
1ST- 4TH Floor_ Room Layout a. service core(public+private)
Basement Parking & Services a. typical basement parking b. infinity pool+bar c. main service wing
Building with the natural terrain, enabled the building to nestled into the topography. The rooms are serene allowing for picture postcard views the scenery. The luxury suite is located beneath the cantilevered deck providing guests with expansive views of the valleys and water. All the elements integrated into the concept, from the surroundings, the landscape, the views, the architecture, the interiors, the pool, to the Jacuzzis, have been designed with the aim of building a hotel with special charm. The purest, silent and tranquil environment to achieve avoidance: its true added value. Seeking a direct, physical and visual contact with the environment, which is integrated through large windows laid out on the facade. Being a multi-functional project, both hotel and convention center should integrate well into the site. And at the same time, functions like stand-alone entities. service preferences are: multiple service circulation routes integrated service cores ample parking Design offer all the comforts of a luxury hotel in the middle of nature, as well as innovating with a modular architecture integrated with the landscape, through its 10 independent suites with lounge bar and panoramic pool.
RENDERED SECTIONAL VIEW
The building is oriented towards the lake to make the most out of the vista. The slope of the site helped to create layered design with multiple open spaces and gardens. Roofs are lined with thick vegetation, which helps in blending in with the nature and reduces the heating load on the building. Design accommodates 180 rooms segregated as suites, deluxe rooms, executive doubles and standard rooms. Two multi- cuisine restaurants, three banquet halls, semi-open party space with pool + bar, viewing decks, separate service wings for food processing, water treatment and other engineering departments. The highlight of the project are the 10 lake-front presidential villas, with dedicated services. Villas are connected by a raised wooden walkway. Each villa is equipped with two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living area, Jacuzzi and an open pool. The lake-front landscape is screened using vegetation to provide privacy for each villa, at the same time providing a 2300 viewing angle towards the lake and the terrain
The heritage of coffee came to India is nearly by a travellor named Baba Budan who took a pilgrim to holy places of Islam. The seed (beans) was brought from Yemen situated along the Arabian coast of the Red sea. The project aims at providing world class facility to research and explore the importance of coffee along with a platform to enjoy the natural beauty of Coorg and the coffee plantation. The project will be undertaken within a private property under private ownership.
SITE The site is located in Kutta in the district of Coorg,IN, which is well connected by the state highways. The plot area is 60 acres. Which is planted with coffee. Both the varieties of coffee (Arabica and Robusta) are grown within the plantation. A major road passes through the northern part of the site.
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AGRICULTURAL REDEVELOPMENT COFFEE RESEARCH CENTER WITH TOURISM
Research Zone Entry
Tourist Zone Entry
â€œPlace your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to feel your own immense power.â€?
The interiors were designed to reconnect with nature for better built environment by bringing nature into the space through built form and courtyards and spaces were layered based on functions and these spaces will interact with eachother through intervening green spaces acting as recreational gardens.
Green areas provided in each floor
punarjani - facelift
Location: Delhi, India Project year: 2016 Firm: Qatar Design Consortium, Doha, Qatar Role: Design team member Status: Selected under the TOP 10 Understanding the importance of natural lighting and the probable role it can play in an exhibition space, the enitre facade has been done with glazed wall. To add on to this, 30 % of the roof is also given glazing, to maximize the sunlight entering the building. The transparency of the facade will also provides an external visual continuity into the adjacent exhibition spaces. The buildings also completely transparent to the users of the plaza in the midst.
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DESIGN COMPETITION ENTRY (NBCC Ltd.) INTEGRATED EXHIBITION CUM CONVENTION CENTER, PRAGATI MAIDAN, DELHI, IN
CONCEPT EVOLUTION Micro-climatic zone Cladding Green roof
CONCEPTUAL SITE SECTION The concept of outdoor cooling is proposed for cooling the enclosed, but open plaza space in the midst of all the masses. For this purpose, the energy center is already proposed in the master plan. this energy center will meet the chilled water requirements for the HVAC system.
The stones used for the landscape patterns area: Dholpur stone Kota stone Quartz stone -
Legend Phase 1
Administration building - 1 Exhibition block 1 - 2 Exhibition block 2 - 3 Exhibition block 3 - 4 Plaza - 5 Convention center - 6 Energy center - 7 Warehouse - 8 Entry plaza 1 - 9 Entry plaza 2 - 10 Entry plaza 3 - 11
Exhibition block 4 - 12 Exhibition block 5 - 13
The landscape is designed to act as a eco-cultural corridoor integrated with spaces for plazas, music and other cultural activities to increase the interaction between the built environment and the users.
Module with service core
Exhibition spaces Toilet Outdoor spaces food Food hall Circulation
service core + Staircase
CONVENTION CENTER Future
Ro ot ed
Future Arch - represents the progress
Texture 2 Modern smart facade
Iconic - Built mass - focused - Waterbody - enhance
LEGEND Ground floor
Vip lounge & service loading Press conference room VIP lounge Dressing room Circulation Functional hall Conference room Toilets Planery hall Restaurants , cafeteria
Vertical core: Escalators + stairs
The house, without any predefined program, allows simple, elemental human existence. The scattered units emulate stars in the sky, making the house a constellation on the surface of the earth but reaching out. A continuous open space, flowing along these units is formed. Each person perceives the house differently, making it an extension of their selves. Purity of existence is achieved through purity of architecture. By not imposing itself on the user, the house gives him/her an essential freedom to become whole. Live under the stars. The human race is a mechanism devised by the universe to try and experience itself. Look up. The sky is a mirror.
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120 HOURS DESIGN COMPETITION ENTRY
SECTION - AA
Everything is stardust. Lollipops, spaceships and all you see. Even the house & its inhabitants. What better way to pay tribute to this than by fusing the realm of the stars with architecture.
bridging life under bridge
BEST PRESENTATION AWARD TOP TEN SHORTLISTED ENTRY NASA - UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER TROPHY 2015
We Indians have a high tolerance to filth. We only care for our own personal space and belongings. We are the root cause for deteriorating our public spaces and yet we blame authorities for not taking appropriate actions. We need to take responsibility for our own actions. If there is one thing that is to be learned from this exercise, it is to stop thinking and to get to work and the rest will follow.
SITE The CH flyover is located at the heart of Calicut city. Built in 1982 the CH flyover was named after the then chief minister C.H. Mohammed Koya. The bridge is situated in a prime location in the city, right beside the Paragon hotel, which in itself is a landmark in Calicut. In addition, there are numerous â€œfoodingâ€? joints like milk sarbat and some cake shops in close proximity to the location. Government offices like the Income tax office, the Excise office and the office of the registrar lie adjacent to the bridge. The site is a small disused space beneath the bridge, which is meant to be a pedestrian crossing. It is in stark contrast to its surroundings. It currently houses a small tea stall on one side, while the other site has accumulated a large amount of waste over the years. The site is also used as a u-turn by vehicles during peak hours. This creates a lot of congestion in the adjoining areas as well as some problems for the tea stall owner Babu. The site has immense potential to bring about change, as it is in a hotspot in the city, adjacent to a widely used road way.
People, in general, will turn a blind eye to any civic messages. But they have an inborn respect for their culture. Hence our painting will not only stop them from dumping waste and sticking posters, but also motivate them to keep the place clean.
The landscape has been done with a sole intention to discourage future misuse of the space. The work include donated plants from local households and bricks from a demolished wall nearby.
The proposal for proper seating was met with averse response from the locals. The site, before its transformation was a drinking and sleeping spot for vagabounds. So the seating area was conceived in a way that would allow people only to be seated.
BABUETTANâ€™S TEA STALL
Babu Janardhanan has been an integral part of the flyover since its inception. Stories about a fire in the 90s and of how the surroundings developed are still vivid in his memory. The city has developed and the people have changed, but Babuettan and his tea stall remain the same to this day. Every morning he follows the daily ritual of cleaning the space in the immediate vicinity of his shop. But in the last three decades, the thought of mending his crumbling tea cart never crossed his mind. The project aimed and succeeded in revamping his tea cart and this has shown a tremendous increase in customers in the successive days.
The paintings of iconic Calicut based artists and writers, as well as those of the famous landmarks are meant to instill a feel of Calicutâ€™s rich heritage and culture.
We were asked to document our progress and compile it into 3minute short video. The presentation, both print and visual received special mention from the jury and was awarded as the ‘Best Presentation’
SCAN HERE FOR THE LINK Cleaning up is a week’s work, but the main hurdle is its maintenance. For more than 30 years, the dark and shady underpass acted as a beacon attracting all sorts of anti-social elements. This area casts a shadow on the otherwise well-developed neighborhood. As the phrase ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ denotes, no one takes any personal interest over the upkeep of the public will. But then there were a few who tried and failed, maybe because they lacked the vision or the means. This space, despite connecting two busy streets, had people choosing to walk around it, just to avoid it. Our vision is to transform this space to the best of our ability, and to ensure its maintenance in the future by legally assigning custodianship to local stakeholders (in this case, Babuettan) with formal consent from the concerned authorities.
other major projects GSAS (Global Sustainability Analysis System) Sustainability analysis & Document preparation for an apartment complex in Lusail, Qatar Firm: Qatar Design Consortium, Doha, Qatar.
FIFA STADIUM DESIGN Undertaking from feasibility study, FIFA compliance report preparation and initial design of Thani bin Jassim Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar. Firm: Qatar Design Consortium, Doha, Qatar.
RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS IN KERALA Undertaking various residential projects in Kerala, India from conceptual design to construction management and supervision. Firm: Designfolks Architects , Ernakulam, India.
CAFE - INTERIOR DESIGN, KUWAIT Undertaking the project from conceptual design to construction management and supervision. Firm: Designfolks Architects , Ernakulam, India.
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