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PORTFOLIO

Architectural Design


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WORKS Academic:

IGBC 2009, Tree House Design Participant Sangla Heritage Settlement Study (Unpublished) Editor IGBC 2010, Designing Zero Energy Design Departments Winners Bhopal, Documentation and Intervention at Iqbal Maidan Editor

Kabilan S.

27th October 1990 Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu +91-9047046664 +91-9873961071 kabi1990@gmail.com www.skabilan3.blogspot.com www.flickr.com/photos/kabi1990/ To work with an imaginative and experimental group of people in the Architectural profession that would help me identify my areas of interest, thus challenging and developing my skills in the real world.

EDUCATION 2008-2013 B.Arch, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. 2006-2008 Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Chennai. Class XII- 90.5% 1994-2006 Stanes Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore. Class X - 91.5%

WORK EXPERIENCE

RESUME

Summer 2011 Sankar and Associates, Coimbatore. (Auditorium Design at BIT, Davangare, Karnataka) January- May 2012 BDP. , New Delhi (IIT Mandi, Earth Iconic Gurgaon)

(Published by Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, 2011)

Transparence 2011, Housing at Perungudi, Chennai Participant Student Council 2011-2012 Under- Graduate Secretary Utopia 2012, Annual College Festival Organising Committee Spaced Out 2011, Annual College Magazine Sub- Editor, Graphic Design (Published by School of Planning and Architecture, 2012)

Seminar 2012, Compilation of selected seminar works Art Director

SKILLS Technical:

Autodesk Revit AutoCAD Adobe Photoshop CS5, Indesign CS5, Illustrator CS5, Lightroom 4 Google Sketchup 8 MIcrosoft Office

Languages:

English, Tamil, Hindi (Speaking)

Interests:

Photography Travelling Research and Analysis Documentation Installation Works Organising Events

(Published by Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, 2013)

Other:

Expressions 2009, Photography Competition at SPA 3rd Prize Secret Delhi Photo Exhibition at O’Palacio, Saket, New Delhi Participant India @ 100 Photo Exhibition at Visual Arts Gallery,IHC, New Delhi Event Co-ordinator/ Participant International Exhibition of Amateur Photography at IHC, New Delhi Participant Expressions 2012, Photography Competition at SPA Winner ( 2 Categories) College Annual Report Coverpage Design Competition 2013 Winner Expressions 2013, Photography Competition at SPA Winner ( 1 Category)

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Cities centres of Urban Agglomeration expression of local Cultural Identity requisite Living Standards local Urban Character

Railway Station

Bus Terminal for Railway Station

Opportunities, Infrastructure

understanding Landforms, Natural Character

Planning Process

THESIS

Bus Terminal 2

Valankulam

Coimbatore

Valankulam, a lake located near the railway station at the city centre, accessible by both the new and the old city, could be a potential site for intervention. With the master plan not providing much scope for development of public utilitarian projects due to high cost of property most of which is privately owned in this area which would have to be acquired for the same.

“ This is a city not born from the mere glory of the past; rather it is one carved from its eagerness to travel into the future.” - Coimbatore: The Emerging Indian Cosmopolis

‘Manchester of South India’ Tier 2 City

The Lake, Quick Facts

Textile Industrial Commercial Educational Information Technology Healthcare Manufacturing

Catchment area

: 4.8 Sq. Km

Tank bed area

: 96 acre (based on the present study) 160 acre (based on Irrigation Memoir)

Storage capacity

:16.7 MCft (based on the present study) 27.88 MCft (based on Irrigation Memoir)

Water level (FTL)

:4.5 m (based on the present study) 14.75 m (based on Irrigation Memoir)

Tank bund length Shoreline length

:3000 m :5600 m

Encroachments – Yes Agriculture – No Fishing – Yes Industries: 4 Bus depots, 2 bus-stands, Elgi Equipments. Distance From Railway Station Distance From Bus Terminal Distance From Airport

: 600 mtrs. : 4 kms. : 11 kms.

Existing Master Plan

City

The Connect?

Lakes

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Coimbatore Kalaiarangam

The Proposal The river runs through the city and forms the southern boundary of the corporation. The city has 24 Lakes (Wetlands) in the River Noyyal Basin fed by the river. Most of these lakes are a major life-supporting component for a variety of over 100 species of migratory birds, fishes, reptiles, etc..

Kalai- Art Arangam- Stage

This extensive system of interconnected watertanks and canals used to be an efficient system for transport, storage and maintained stable ground water levels. As the city urbanised this system was neglectd and was drastically reduced untill only 11 of the tanks were left. Various NGO’s protect these water bodies through de-silting regularly and creating awareness amongst the people on the ill-effects of neglecting the lake systems.

A stage for the city’s cosmopolitan culture. A centre for learning and sharing. A centre to celebrate, congregate.

With the rapid rate of growth and the lack of public infrastructure, the city faces problems of public transport transit hubs, unplanned development of commercial and institutional projects, lack of museums, libraries, etc. within the city centre.

Alternative Group Housing scheme under construction for those who have encroached within the lake, wherein lake edge would become free for creating a public promenade. Due to high cost of land it would be difficult to acquire multiple plots for development.

Relocate the Industry to the outskirts

Re-locating the Industrial plot to outskirts along with other industrial establishments of the city. Elgi Industries have other factories established at the city outskirts. Retaining part of the encroached land for development of public recreational spaces

Return part of the encroached land to the lake

Vehicular access

Pedestrian access

Recreational activities along lake edge

Develop a pedestrian promenade along lake edge

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The Masterplan

Section A

Highway

Section B THE KALAIARANGAM

Section F

Section B

Section C

THE KALAIARANGAM

Section C SENSORY GARDENS

DE

Section E

A EN

N IA

TR

S DE PE CRAFTS BAZAAR

Section D

OM PR

Valankulam

SENSORY GARDEN

Section D CRAFTS BAZAAR

FOOD COURTS

FOOD COURTS

Section E SEATING AREAS

ADE ROMEN

RIAN P

PEDEST

SEATING AREAS

Section A KEY PLAN

Section F

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Design Development

Vehicular Access

Pedestrian Axis

01 Aligning mass along the edges

Higher for views

02

The waterbody as an element of surprise. Busy nature of highway- Calm and the scenic lake.

Green Pedestrian axis

Funnel Form Central Pedestrian axis

Perpendicular to lake edge promenade Massing to enable creating vantage points for capturing the scenic views of the lake. Also the blank facades facing the road highlight the central pedestrian axis.

Wedge Form of Site Pedestrian Access

Ramps

03

04

Running a ramp (1:25 slope) along the pedestrian axis.

Breaking the form to create terraces.

Helps in creating a vantage point for people entering the site from the Highway.

Opening up the prefunction towards the lake.

Thus presenting the lake as an element of surprise. Connecting the buildings at the high point inbetween.

Adding public functions within the building along the lake edge so as to maximise utilisation of views.

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Valankulam

Pedestrian Promenade Restaurant

Upper Deck Level

Gallery

Exhibition Hall

Cafe

Library

Smaller Halls

Pre Function Upper Level Training Facility

Smaller Halls

Access- Service

Toilets

Pedestrian Axis

Pre Function

Storage

Basement Entry

Access

Offices

Toilets

Basement Exit

Pre Function Level

Auditorium

Admin Offices Vehicular Drop off

Highway

Ground Level

Thesis | ARCHITECTURE


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Plans Highway

Highway

UP

Services Green Rooms

+4100

Services

Stage +4100

Admin. Offices

Admin. Offices Storage

Auditorium +3000

Exhibition Space

Exhibition Space +0

Storage

DN

Training Facility

UP

+3000

Training Facility

Reception +3000

DN

+0

Mechanical Services +0

Pre Function +3000

Lecture Hall 1

Services Open Gallery DN

Lecture Hall 2 Hall 1

Hall 2

Exhibition Space

Exhibition Space

+0

+0

Cafe

+0

OAT +0

UP

UP

UP

UP Pedestrian Promenade

UP Pedestrian Promenade

+0

UP

+0

Valankulam

Valankulam

Plan lvl +4500

Plan lvl +1500

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Sections Valankulam

Promenade

OAT

Restaurant

Permanent Gallery Open Galleries

Pre- Function

Storage

Exhibitition Areas Auditorium

Back Stage

Lvl +20250

Lvl +14250

Lvl +13100 Lvl +10100

Lvl +8250

Lvl +7100 Lvl +4100

Lvl +3000

Lvl +0

Section A Highway

Reception

Terraces

Promenade

Valankulam

Section B

D

C

B

A

F

F

Section C E

E Lvl +10100

D

C

Lvl +7100

B

A

Lvl +3000

Section D Thesis | ARCHITECTURE


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Sections and Elevations

Lvl +20250

Lvl +14250

Lvl +10100 Lvl +8250 Lvl +7100

Lvl +3000

Lvl +3000

Lvl +0

Section E

Lvl +8250

Lvl +3000

Lvl +7100

Lvl +3000

Section F

LAKE EDGE ELEVATION

Visuals/ Model Photographs

HIGHWAY SIDE ELEVATION

Thesis | ARCHITECTURE


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URBAN DESIGN Semester 9, Group Project done with Ankit Sampatram, Navaneethakrishnan and Nikit Deshlahra The semester was aimed at understanding Transit oriented Development (TOD) along the Delhi Metro Corridors. Three metro stations selected as sites for intervention were at Kailash Colony, Karol Bagh and Rajinder Place. The site covered a 500 mtr radius around the metro station (64 Hectares approx.) where we were needed to redensify the existing built mass and propose alternative landuse so as to promote TOD. The site our group covered was at Karol Bagh. Being a special area zone under the MPD 2021, there was potential to propose a new typology of development for this area.

Urban Design | ARCHITECTURE


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Design Considerations

Urban Design | ARCHITECTURE


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Urban Design | ARCHITECTURE


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Urban Design | ARCHITECTURE


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Urban Design | ARCHITECTURE


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Urban Design | ARCHITECTURE


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Urban Design | ARCHITECTURE


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ICONIC

OUTFLOW

HIGH RISE Semester 6, Group Project done with Bhavika Aggarwal and Vishal Jayan To design a unique 62,750 square metre mixed use area that is part of an IT office complex, spread across 85,000 square meters of land; with a built potential of approx. 1,75,000 square meters. The project is in Greater Noida; part of the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR). The real project was part of the Spiretec group for which an international competition was conducted. In the studio the brief was to understand building form and core resolution involved in design.

Mixed Use, High Rise | ARCHITECTURE


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URBAN INTERVENTION Semester 5, The brief was to revitalize Iqbal Maidan, an open public space by creating opportunities for the local people to generate an active public space by creating A museum, Library, Gallery and other public facilities.

Urban Intervention | ARCHITECTURE


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HOTEL DESIGN Project done during 5th Semester

Hotel Design | ARCHITECTURE


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ZERO ENERGY DESIGN Group Project done with Anuj Mittal. 5th Semester Winning entry at IGBC 2010

Zero Energy Design | ARCHITECTURE


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Organised 3 workshops during the 10th Semester at the School of Planning and Architecture. Kintectonics, with Sanhita Chaturvedi, Esteban Colmenares, Thiago Mundim from the Architectural Association, London. Masonry Fabrication and Design, Catanary arch constructon, with Prof. Sanjit Roy from Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA. Advanced Origami, Domes and Vaults, with Ankon Mitra, Co-Founder, Director, Hexagramm Design Private Limited.

HANDS ON FACTORY Organising workshops with two other batchmates Aditi Gupta and Vishal Jayan as The Hands on Factory to encourage hands-on work, lectures, seminars, inter-college participation and also to create a community of like-minded young architects/students. FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/handsonfactory BLOG http://www.thehandsonfactory.wordpress.com

Hands on Factory | WORKSHOPS


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“The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.� - Tadao Ando

Allaince Francaise

Patna Museum

Chennai Legislative Assembly

VENI, VIDI, VICI

This paper aims at exploring architectural competitions, the problems that surround them and how they have been heralds for change throughout architectural history.

Architectural Competitions as Game Changers

Anomalies Discovered

SPA Campus Urban Design Entry

Competitions have helped catalyse change in architecture as they provided a competitive space similar to the consumer market, where only the best survive. Thus, architectural competitions have become an integral part of our profession as they have challenged architects to push the boundaries of their imaginations and yet manage to generate designs that can be realised.

SEMINAR

Existing Paradigm

Architecture is a slow profession; buildings may take a few months to several years to be realised after they are conceptualised. Thus it takes time for a new architectural idea to be accepted as part of the mainstream. In the time it takes for a building to be built, become successful and inspire a change, the smartphone would undergo several iterations. Iterations in architecture happen in different ways as movements, trends and styles.

Period of Crisis

New Theories

New Paradigm

Formally organised architectural competitions date back to the Renaissance. A famous early example is the competition for the dome of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. The dome went on to become one of the most important Renaissance monuments known not only for its aesthetic achievement but also for the sense of pride that it instilled among the Florentine population for their own city. Competitions can thus be game changers; setting new standards, challenging pre-existing notions and acting as catalysts to change existing paradigms.

Theory of Paradigm Shift, by Thomas Kuhn

The seminar looked at why competitions are held and hence at the need for mechanisms to regulate them. Using paradigm theory we then examine the modern history of architecture to understand how competitions have been critical triggers for change, first globally and then in India in particular.

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DISSERTATION

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your its limitations, according to the motive is essential. Various photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” components of this language have to be employed with - Ernst Haas utmost care so as to achieve the desired outcome. Being one of the most simple and efficient modes of graphic The world of photography is changing. Ever since photog- communication in the current day scenario the probability raphy has been invented, men have been trying to make of it being abused is high. the best out of it as a tool, dreaming of new ways to make it what human eyes cannot, of speeding time or slowing it Four years after its discovery in 1839, the following apdown to learn how things behave actually. The traditional peared in a London Magazine, “Photography is a young methods are being replaced my digital means, thus creart, but from its present aspect, we can judge what power it ating an ease of this art form. Experimental photography will have in its maturity.” – Household Words, Charles Dickhas given us vast options to express the idea. This form of ens. visual art fascinates any observer that is open to appreciating its manifestation and discerning the hard work that Considering the above statement, the power of photograwent into its creation. phy as a tool of visual communication has grown with experimentation and incoming of modern technology. LookArchitecture can be appreciated in various mediums, styles, ing at photography from an architectural point of view, dates and so on. People; generally don’t take the time to buildings are photographed primarily to be documented, evaluate an architectural work the way it should be evalsold or advertised. Does a space feel the same as good uated - as a work of art, with functionality. Its scope is as it looks in a photograph? Or has the building just been difficult to grasp as a normal person. It is therefore the made to look good in the photograph? Do the contempoarchitect‘s responsibility to present the work the way he rary architects aim all their activities toward getting to the wants it to be interpreted. This is where the architect looks magazine cover and not worrying whether the building into different media for expressing his ideology and work, will last beyond the photographers shooting session? The thus photography being one of the closest and the most intent of the photograph needs to be studied. efficient form of universal media in the modern day world; it has been exploited in course of time. Moreover, image Research Question: editing, with the advent of computers and technology helps in the present times by letting the architects express How do the current trends in Photography impact Modern certain features that cannot just be communicated using a Architecture? raw image. Photography has globalized architecture, thus bridging the gap between various architectural communities in this world. In the current scenario, the digital age has made this mode of graphic communication easily available for the layman, giving him opportunities to explore and exploit. The internet that has come along has opened up new platforms for sharing. With social networking sites and photo sharing sites one also gets more reasons to click and also to critique and analyse different works. A photograph which is considered architectural in one context might not in another. Though these trends have created new paths to express and communicate architecture, the scope of exploiting has to be checked, as its misuse has its own consequences. Proper application of this tool, understanding Dissertation | RESEARCH


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SPACED OUT 2011 Sub- Editor for the annual college magazine. Layouts and graphic design work done for the annual college magazine; printed and released 1200 copies during UTOPIA 2012, the annual college fest.

Spaced Out | PUBLICATIONS


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SEMINAR 2012 Art Director for the compilation of selected Seminar works Layouts and graphic design work done for the book compiling the selected final year seminar works of 2012.

Seminar 2012 | PUBLICATIONS


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INSTALLATIONS Expressions Installation done with Shobitha Jacob At UTOPIA 2013 The bamboo structure being a very simple idea, getting it executed was a challenge right from detailing out the joinery to the amount of physical effort involved. With all the market surveys, looking for different possible details and opinions from different shopkeepers at the Ajmeri Gate Market in around a span of 12 days, we were able to complete the pavilion (including design). For more details: http://skabilan3.blogspot.in/2013/03/sepia-pavilion.html

Worked on Expressions Installation At UTOPIA 2009 | INSTALLATIONS


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GRAPHIC DESIGN

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Contact +91-9047046664 +91-9873961071 kabi1990@gmail.com www.skabilan3.blogspot.com www.flickr.com/photos/kabi1990/


Portfolio, Architecture Design  

Compilation of selected works, 2008-2013

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