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IMMESH Nanthakumar

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Curriculum Vitae Personal

Immesh Nanthakumar G/4 Anderson Flats , Park Road Colombo - 05, Sri Lanka Born on 30th October 1985 Ph : +94-774599860 e-mail : immesh@gmail.com

Education GCE O/L – 2001

Royal College, Colombo , Sri Lanka Higher Secondary +2 – 83 % 2004,Madurai , India

Work Experience

Jul – Nov 2008 Trainee Architect Avant Garde Urban Design Partnership, Colombo, Sri Lanka August 2009- July 2011 Junior Architect P W A Architects, Colombo, Sri Lanka August 2011 – Till date Project Architect ACOP Colombo, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Architecture – First Class 2009 , Hindustan College of Engineering (Affiliated to Anna University) Chennai , India

“IT IS A MATTER OF PROPORTIONS”


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Skills Designing Sketching

Other Interests

Detailing Drafting (Auto CAD) Drafting (Hand Drafting) Google sketchUP Adobe Photoshop Model making Microsoft suite

Languages English Tamil Sinhalese

Other Coordination Management Social & communication

Referees

Basketball. Cricket. Running. Guitar. Singing Mrs. Sheeba Chandar Head Of the Dept. School of Architecture Hindustan University, Chennai, India Mr. R. Giridharan Senior Research Fellow, Brunel University, London, England Giridharan.Renganathan@brunel.ac.uk

Philosophy

I appreciate pure geometry, balance in visual and energy fields. I use mathematical proportioning systems while designing forms, spaces and elements within them. Overall design for me is a revelation of my souls recipe.


Projects RESIDENTIAL

Residence at Gangodawila, Colombo Residence at Battaramulla. Holiday home at Galle Fort. Alteration and Construction of residence at Wellawatte, Colombo.

COMMERCIAL

Boutique Hotel at Talpe , Galle. Boutique hotel at Koggala. The Gateway Hotel @ Seeduwa Lanka Canneries Factory @ Attanagalla Office Building at W.A.D Ramanayaka Mawatha, Colombo.

INTERIORS

Foot spa for SPA Ceylon, Colombo Office interior for Capital Alliance Holdings at Nawam Mawatha. Interior for Sri Lankan Airlines Offices, WTC, Colombo

COMPETITIONS

Design competition for a boutique hotel at Kalkudah.


Student works

Housing complex project Chennai

Bachelor of Architecture degree 4th year

Residential complex comprising of four typologies of houses serviced by commercial, recreation, community and educational facilities. Primary idea is to evolve a concept to break the monotony of conditions at work and living spaces in the present world.

Tripod development concept has been adopted to segregate the various types of residential units and the units are positioned such that all the focus is towards the evening space. The evening space consists of areas for night life and outdoor activities. These functions will enhance the community well being


Student works Bachelor of Architecture degree Final year

Located at the old Mahabalipuram road, Chennai, serving the VIPs' and the visitors of the IT companies

Five star hotel Sholinganallur, Chennai

Services rendered through different types of rooms for lodging facilities, entertainment and recreational facilities. The planning concept of the building is focused on the three wings which comprises of various functions and are connected to each other by the circulation core at the center of the complex. The individual floors are arranged is a manner that the balconies of every room are staggered. This poses a rugged rhythmic pattern on the outer portion. This articulated surface will further appear in most dramatic ways when they cast their shadows at various sun positions.


Student works

Five star hotel Sholinganallur, Chennai

Bachelor of Architecture degree Final year


Student works

Thesis project Bank Headquarters Malabe, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Architecture degree Final year

Primary notion is to represent cultural significant elements in modern buildings. This was achieved by using forms that relate to the people culturally. This will help to create a identity and character to the place where the building is located. The form of the building for this bank head quarters is inspired by a particular form of “Vesak Koodu� (Lantern).

The building is basically divided into zones vertically as public and banking section, bank operations, support departments, executive core and recreational spaces.

Various technologies incorporated efficiency sustainability structure.

Double storey high floors are located at certain intervals of the building on which the suspension trusses will be placed which holds the floors below it using suspension cables and transfer the load to the ground through the primary and the secondary columns

new were for and of the


Student works

Thesis project Bank Headquarters Malabe, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Architecture degree Final year


Professional works 2009 - 2011 Residence for Mr & Mrs Siriwardena

Residential Projects

At Nawala, Colombo, Sri Lanka A 8000 sq.ft residence situated at Nawala, Colombo, a highly residential area. The main requirements were to build a house which is fused with modern and vernacular style, luxury spaces with smart materials, and a large garden space. The design for this house has satisfied both the requirements of luxury spaces and the large garden by the way it is positioned at site. Also such that the private spaces within the house had a view looking into the large garden space.

The materials used were mainly solid timber, glass and steel. Water bodies, sculptures, wall hangers, antique columns and furniture's were used to bring in character to the spaces. Fin walls and feature walls were treated in a way that they accentuate the corridors and pathways. This house overall was well proportioned, analyzed and detailed such that the overall product becomes a quality output and satisfies the clients budget.


Professional works 2009 - 2011 Salt Water Boutique Hotel,

Commercial

Galle, Sri Lanka

A boutique hotel of 5 individual chalets and a common area for dining and recreation facilities are the requirements of this project. The Villas need to be independent of each other with four bedrooms, living, dining kitchen, pantry and service spaces. A Joglo is at the front of the villa facing the sea is a double storey cuboid structure with a lot of timber and separated from the main house but connected with a covered link. Finishes like cut and polished cement floor and walls, white and black marbles, and granite are used. Plunge pools, courtyards, outdoor showers, feature walls and the roofs are some of the many aesthetic features and aspects considered for an experience of harmony and tradition for the user.


Professional works 2009 - 2011 Commercial Building For

Commercial

Global Sea Foods (PVT) Ltd, Colombo, Sri Lanka

This is a six storey office complex of approximately 3000sq.ft of usable office space available at every floor. At the fifth and the sixth floor is a long strip of sliding and fixed glass panels which over looks into the sky garden court. These two floors are occupied by the clients and the rest of the floors will be rented out. As the service core towers up along with the office spaces a certain segregation is created between the two main functions. A triple height lobby space with a feature wall with water flowing on it, granite clad walls at the lift lobby, and a reception area are at the lobby. The lobby then leads into the upper ground floor parking level. There are two basement floors. And a entertainment pavilion at the roof terrace.


Professional works 2009 - 2011 Interior design for Capital Alliance

Interiors

Holdings (PVT) Ltd. Colombo, Sri Lanka

3000sq.ft Office interior for a stock brokers company. The time and budget were restricted, hence had to use the local materials and technologies in this project. The sense of flow and direction was created by using straight lines matching with each other in some way and harmonizing with the entire floor. The golden proportioning system was used to space out and design the cubicles and other rooms. The reception and the customer area were given more attention due to more public flow in them. Aluminum, glass, stainless steel and timber are the materials used. Retaining as much as the existing furniture's and the ceiling were important. Project was completed in June 2010, over a duration of 5 months.


Professional works 2009 - 2011 Boutique hotel, Kalkuda

A design proposal for a master plan was requested by the clients. Basically 3 participants were involved at this stage. The images show the master plan proposed by us and some individual features of the hotel.

Competition

The main idea was to make the project, cost effective and sustainable by using locally available materials and appropriate construction techniques. The concept mainly focuses on linearity and to break the rigidity curved paths are introduced for interesting walkways.


Professional works 2009 - 2011 Boutique hotel, Kalkuda

Competition

The master plan.


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