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A constantly shifting population, an assertive new generation with rapidly changing needs and lifestyles marks a new era with resource and environmental pressures which have an impact far beyond the local. As architects we have to truly believe in our ability to invent and create programmes to accommodate for a new urban living not only stylistically but programmatically – a creative challenge

Architecture and design in the world today allows us to experiment with light space, material and the bounding of it in unprecedented ways – and to partner our clients in this exciting process.

Livingform was established in 2004 . It was formerly known as JASS Architects in partnership with Ms Jaspreet Kaur (1994 -2004). Since its inception, the driving force behind the practice has been to combine the disciplines of urban, landscape and architectural design to balance the vision with attention to detail, the quality with the usability, the technologically up-todate with the visually stimulating. The result is the weaving of an interactive human environment that is sustainable - where buildings become vertical and horizontal linkages to the landscape around them.


Livingform has developed over the years into a multidisciplinary design firm, providing consultancy from feasibility studies, development of design briefs, design concept to detail and overall coordination for a wide spectrum of projects - from medium to large scale public, institutional, industrial, residential and interior design. Our list of clients include prominent corporates such as the TVS Group of Companies , Anand Group India Ltd, Kirloskar Group Ltd and Featherlite Pvt Ltd Our aim is to provide professional design services of the highest order while adhering to requirements of quality, cost and time. Our success has been possible due to a comprehensive, multi-disciplined team approach to design – a collaborative consultation among experts in fields of structure and engineering, as well as in landscape, product and graphic design. We place an enduring emphasis on appropriate design, technical thoroughness and responsible project management. We believe the best architecture improves the lives of those who use it, makes a positive contribution to its environment and ultimately withstands the test of time in its purpose and artistry.


Mr. Sagar Shetty, principal architect, worked in the U.K for four years for Building Design Partnership and Peter Tigg Partnership in London. He completed his undergraduate studies from CEPT, Ahmedabad and did his professional training at Stein, Doshi and Bhalla, Ahmedabad where he was an Assistant Architect for the ‘Aranya’ Housing Project, Indore. He also trained under Architect Antony B. Almieda in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.

DESIGN TEAM Mr. Upal Basu, Senior Architect, TVB School of Habitat Studies Ms. Dhanya Warrier, Associate Architect , graduated from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, (2012), 4 years experience. Mr. Atik Bheda, Architect, graduated from BV Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli, (2016). ADMINISTRATION Ms. Manjula –Secretary, completed her Post Graduated studies from Bangalore University , 17 years experience.


R E S O U R C E P E R S O N S / C O N S U LTA N T S We collaborate with various consultants on a diverse range of projects to the effect singular solutions. CIVIL BOQ AND ESTIMATION CRUTHI CONSULTANTS MANJUNATH NAGARAJ STRUCTURAL DESIGN B.L.MANJUNATH & CO. ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS (INDIA) CRUTHI CONSULTANTS SERVICES PUBLIC HEALTH/ELECTRICAL & HVAC Mr. YASHPAL , YASHPAL CONSULTANT – PHE I.A.ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS MECA ENGINEERS – electrical, plumbing & Sanitary Works HVAC PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS (PMC) M/S.CRUTHI CONSULTANTS M/S.PROMAX CONSULTANTS LANDSCAPE DESIGN : VAGISH NAGANUR MANEESHA PATEL The design and production base of our office is greatly enhanced by the use of the latest in the ACAD method. This office has over the years developed its own library of details, adapted and used for various projects. In addition, clients benefit from the dedication of our entire office to providing the highest level of professional service.


LIST OF ONGOING PROJECTS 01. TVS Vidhya Sangham school, Madurai. Master plan and design - 40 acres, project cost : 20 crores. 02. Exhibition Centre for the city of Madurai. Master Plan and Design - 25 acres, project cost : 200 crores. 03. TVS Lakshmi School, Madurai. 04. TVS ZF Electronics factory, Madurai. 05. Bangalore International School, Bangalore. - Master plan and Design 06. Nayana Somaiah House, Srirangapatna. - 1800 Sq.ft, project cost : 1.5 crores. 07. R.Haresh, TVS retreat, Malaipatti, Madurai.- Master plan and Design -40 acres. 08. Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Ltd, Admin building, Hospet. – 40,000 Sq.ft, project cost :20 crores.

SOME OF OUR COMPLETED PROJECTS 01. KSRTC Interstate bus terminus, Mysore Rd. Bangalore -1.8 L Sq.ft. project cost :22 Cr. 02. Bangalore International School , Bangalore. 03. Kirloskar residence, Bangalore – 16,000 Sft. project cost :3 crores 04. Gabriel India Ltd , Hosur 05. Anand Technology Resource Park , Bangalore. 06. Arvin Exhaust India Ltd., Anand group, Bangalore. 07. Sundaram Industries Rubber factory , Madurai. 08. Spicer India Ltd., Hubli. 09. Spicer India Ltd., Hosur 10. Shaw Residence, Bangalore - 3500 Sq,ft, project cost : 1 crore. 11. TVS Service centre (for Ashok Leyland), Allangad & Ferroke. 12. Spicer India Ltd., Hubli Phase II – 60,000 Sq.ft .project cost : 1.5 crores 13. Needle factory Schemetz India ,Bangalore. - 1,00,000 Sq.ft ,app.project cost :7 crores 14. Featherlite Modular Furniture,Bangalore. -1,25,000 Sq.ft.project cost : 8 crores. 15. TVS Interconnect Systems, Madurai.- Electronic components Unit –project cost :2.5 crores 16. Sun Fibre Optics ,Bangalore. - 1,00,000 Sq.ft project cost :7 crores. 17. Students Centre, Thimmaiah Institute of Technology, Kolar.-20,000 Sq.ft, project cost :3.5.crores

Kindly visit our website www.livingform.in for more information regarding our firm.


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Building set right in front of the site with minimum margins to allow for spaces to open out to the back garden . Architecturally this has been achieved by building a G+1 streetside structure accommodating the living spaces and the kitchen/ dining as an appendage to the front building as a lower structure. The View from the street is one of an urban wall whereas from the garden side it is more porous and expresses the inherent structural frame. The bedrooms on the first floor and the kitchen express themselves as independent volumes either in the main building / landscape. These volumes would be finished with plain cement plaster as opposed to painted surfaces for the rest of the building. The dining and kitchen serve as terrace garden for the first floor.

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KIRLOSKAR RESIDENCE, 2008


INTERIOR DESIGN/ REFURBISHMENT 

Architecture for interior spaces: Much of our experience of buildings is a succession of interior spaces. How these are made lit, decorated and connected, forms the essence of architecture.

Successful interiors are generated by the practical and sensitive analysis of the narrative of life and its interpretation through light, colour, materials and space. The underlying architectural pre-occupation has been with space and light, the complexity of the section, the importance of

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“Refurbishments are like open heart surgeries – renewing, re-engineering, reusing, recycling, conserving some parts while other parts are propped and continue to function normally – a challenging exercise.”

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introducing daylight, the transformational power of artificial illumination and a concern for


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The TVS group of companies meet to discuss company strategies etc a few times a year at this location. The brief was to refurbish / modernize the existing conference and lounge areas - retaining some of the elements…. without completely erasing the memory of the existing.

Introduction of minimal spatial elements as a series of bold manipulations. To create a calm and sophisticated environment. Co existence of the Past, Present and the Future

TVS corporate policy – “to move forward without ignoring the past, to subtly weave the old with the new.”

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WALL SPATIAL DIVIDER OF PRIVATE – PUBLIC REALMS VISUAL FILTER SCREEN FORMING URBAN FRONT WITHIN PROFILE EVOKING ASSOCIATIONS OF CARS OR MAYBE MISS M. MONROE

The TVS showroom at madurai works with the idea of wall as an elemental insertion within an existing urban form. It screens, filters, divides and connects fluid public and private spaces creating an imagery that is at once tactile as it is sensuous


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PUBLIC/ EDUCATIONAL/ CORPORATE/ RECREATIONAL

“As architects our responsibility is to experiment and to define, we must resolve the possibilities of a shapeless future with the significance and meaning of established forms and experience. That which has been with that which could be memory and imagination. Within the architectural debate it seems a paradox that those who advocate the maintenance of

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… David Chipperfield.

Institutions are buildings generated by collective intellectuals and by the basic human need for interaction. We have looked at institutions as a departure from the austere rigor and order of earlier institutes. Instead they are open ended, they grow and they evolve. They are made accessible, reaching out to a wider participation, allow for maximum freedom of expression and enhance the environment for innovation.


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The core “office spaces� have been deconstructe d; faceting the surfaces of the envelope(rec essed corriders) to break/cut light and increase air movement

Building as a metaphor for the rocky terrain it is situated in and the raw material, the final product kfil manufactures


Admin Building for KFIL, Hospet - ongoing


Admin Building for KFIL, Hospet - ongoing


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LAKSHMI SCHOOL CAMPUS,MADURAI,1998 ONWARDS


To work-out a masterplan for the 40 acre campus (indicating broad zoning), that in years to come would house 2 schools (accommodating around 3,500 students) with common facilities such as Library, Laboratories, Computer Centre, Kindergarten, Auditorium, Playground, Indoor Stadium, Swimming pool, and the Admin. building. The Auditorium, Swimming pool, Indoor stadium and Playground to have separate access and parking possibility so that these facilities could be rented out to public generating revenue for the school. A loop road is provided along the outer periphery of the site, only pedestrian links, no vehicular roads to be permitted in the campus.

MASTERPLAN


PHASING: Institutional Buildings in India tend to grow in phases. It is common to see incomplete buildings with columns or reinforcements sticking-out for future expansion…….

…… It was therefore important for us to work with this in mind and yet make this phase look complete.

VIEW OF SOUTH WING – MAINSCHOOL BUILDING

SECONDARY SCHOOL, 6th – 12th STD, (ICSC) 2003


SECONDARY SCHOOL, 6th – 12th STD, (ICSC) 2003


LAB ORATORY / LIBRARY BLOCK, 2003


FRONT VIEW – LAB BLOCK

LABORATORY BLOCK - SPATIAL CONFIGURATION : Conceived as an activity node, a main street, it connects major buildings of the campus. It is a linear building with a 8m x 8m grid of columns that allows it to hold the long lab spaces, acting as a covered link to the playground. At its centre it would have connections to the future school and the Library Block. The labs are stacked on the upper floors in a manner that creates double height volumes in the corridor areas for increased vertical interaction. The ground is thereby freed for student activities. The Demo rooms are detached from the linear form and lowered so that their distinct shape is expressed.

LAB ORATORY / LIBRARY BLOCK, 2003


PRIMARY SCHOOL, MONTESSORI/ K.G. – 5th STD (ICSE) , 2011


TEACHERS’ TRAINING BLOCK / LAKSHMI MATRICULATION SCHOOL , KG – 12th STD (STATE BOARD) , 2015


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We have approached the requirement to design a library building in view of the 25 years celebration since the institute was established.

At the outset we propose landscape improvements from the entrance gate (including gate, signage and security) leading to the main college building and thereafter to the cafeteria, amphitheatre and library complex. The road and pedestrian walkways form an important part of the landscape development including signage and lighting.


The library block creates a plaza to enter the library, amphitheatre multifunction hall and cafeteria – and hence focus points of arrival in axis to the college building at the east end. This plaza – Dr. Thimmaiah Square/ ‘T’ square would be where students can meet at the cafeteria, express themselves at the amphitheatre, debate at the multifunction hall and empower/equip themselves at the library.


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KSRTC Bus Terminus, Bangalore 2004

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Industrial buildings are often unique structures built to meet a particular need but, despite their obvious diversity, they all conform to certain imperatives.

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These are related to the specifications which must be met in these constructions in order to ensure optimum functionality; an industrial plant must obviously be adapted to the production process, and the layout of different components must take this into account; it should not contain superfluous elements; the design has to make provision for all the installations necessary to ensure optimum

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working conditions for the people working in the building ; all the elements ancillary to the industrial process also have to be taken into account (such as offices, warehouses, store, rooms etc.) to achieve the aim of integrated production.


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TVS Cherry manufactures small electronic components. The site has dense vegetation to the south and east edges. A shop-floor constructed at the south east and a cafeteria common to all units is located at the heart of the campus along the proposed road that would eventually run along the N-S axis. A new shopfloor is under construction at the south east end. All buildings have large overhanging roofs that ensure shade from the intense Madurai sun. This allows use of large glazing surfaces for maximum views to the dense surrounding vegetation without bringing in the heat and glare.


TVS CHERRY SHOPFLOOR, MADURAI - 2009


TVS CHERRY CAFETERIA, MADURAI , 2001


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Gabriel India Ltd R&D Center proposal, Hosur 2010


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ATRP is an Automotive research and technology campus located off Mysore road in Bangalore.

It has been designed to spread out over 8 acres on a contoured site. Built around an existing refurbished unit, the aim was to make an eco-system of landscape and building. The walkway linking the entrance node to the ATRP plaza, the two public hubs of the project, forms the main spine of the scheme around which phase 1 and 2 are clustered. Vehicular access kept minimum, meanders around the site, linking the phased development

Anand Technology Resource Park, Bangalore. 1996


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The requirement for a shop-floor and admin block was dealt with in a way that the landscape was brought into/ between the two creating interesting links / entrances for the shopfloor workers and admin staff. The contoured nature of the site was used by creating a lower ground entrance for the staff / social block at the northern end. The higher natural ground level matches the shopfloor level i.e. ground floor level at the southern end.


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Featherlite Office Systems factory, Bangalore. 2009


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DISHA RETAIL FIXTURES PRODUCES PRECISION STAINLESS STEEL COMPONENTS THAT ARE USED IN HIGH QUALITY RETAIL DISPLAY UNITS


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DESIGN PRIMER •Integrating nature into the built environment. •Green pays – a holistic approach to design considering the whole planet – Advocate and teach clients / public. •Work closely with our engineers, fabricators and skilled craft persons. •To foster, facilitate and promote process based enquiry, investigation by collaborating with other firms / disciplines

•to bring different skills and perspectives to the table and combining ones talents- to allow unexpected and surprising deviations in collaborative efforts spurred on by ourselves and other interested collaborators. •Design is about the process and not the product – Architecture is not a product

•Architecture is sensory, not just visual •Refurbishments are like open heart surgeries – removing, re-engineering, reusing, recycling, conserving some parts while other parts are propped and continue to function normally – very challenging. •Small projects are very challenging – a title block, a door, a staircase…. Concepts don’t have scales – if you start with a strong idea, you can design anything – from a chair to a city.


•Owing to a rich diversity of architectural vocabulary and meaning, there is no need to fear that globalization will bring homogenization. •Attention to detail, though not at the expense of the programme – process similar to that of a sociologist – try to investigate behaviour and ways to promoting collaboration, while coming up with a physical representation of that analysis. •We are a drawing people …. drawing from our universe, galaxy, planet, world, continents, countries, states, districts, cities, villages, neighbourhoods, houses, rooms….

•Not all architectural issues can be resolved on the screen – we go back and forth between sketches and making physical models. •To cultivate the freedom, spontaneity and capacity for intellectual enquiry that a more loose improvisation with other creative spirits can bring.

•To perceive ones environment so that one is open to change, improvisation as a means of allowing our talents to evolve and function. •Not all projects workout the way we plan, but that isn’t a disaster….. some problems are good problems to have – they open up unexpected relationships between spaces, materials and their applications. The challenge is to include all this in the shrinking time and the economics.


If we had enough information we could predict the consequences of our actions. Would you want to know if you kiss that girl, if you talk to that man, if you take that job or marry that woman ….. If we knew what would happen in the end, would we ever be able to take that first step, to make the first move. CODE 46

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