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Mohd Haris Mashkoor I



Mohd Haris Mashkoor Date of Birth: August 4, 1986 Nationality: Indian Marital Status: Single Degrees: B.Arch, M.Arch

Contact Information: 21A Frome Road Wood Green London, N22 6BP United Kingdom

UK: +44.7405926989 India: +91.9457903809


Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, United Kingdom

Design Research Laboratory MArch - Masters in Architecture and Urbanism *Thesis Project “HYPERFLOWS� selected for exhibition at ACADIA Conference in Waterloo, Canada in 2013.

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

September 2012 - January 2014

July 2004 - June 2010

B.Arch- Bachelors of Architecture

Senior Secondary School Boys, AMU, Aligarh, India

July 2002 - June 2004


Aligarh Public School, Aligarh, India

September 1993 - January 2002

High School

Professional Experience

Have a professional experience of about two and a half years.

Studio Synapse, New Delhi, India

Project Architect Worked on four small scale projects with the team of three people, contributing through design development and coordination with the client and consultants.

RSA+R204 DESIGN, New Delhi, India

Architect Worked in a two member team for the MIG housing project Ireo rise in Mohali, contributing in design development, BIM modelling and execution of the project. Often worked in a team coordinating between consultants, client and the firm. Also worked in winning competition projects of housing in Chandigarh and Gurgaon.

Arcop Associates, New Delhi, India Architect As part of a team for a project of housing and recreational club in Noida, worked on the design development and preparation of working drawings. Also coordinated with the consultants, majorly structural engineers.

Arcop Associates, New Delhi, India

May - September 2012

January 2011- April 2012

June - December 2010

February - May 2010

Architect Intern Was part of a five member team which majorly concentrated on urban design projects of the firm. Worked on different projects (regional and international) with varied scale and specifications, like luxor cyber city, an SEZ (safe economic zone), JayPee Greens Noida, a 450 acre golf centric development. Contributed through design development and coordination with the client.



Autodesk Auto CAD, Maya, 3D Studio Max (Basic), Revit McNeel Rhino+Grasshopper Processing (Basic) Google Sketchup, Kerkythea Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects (Basic) MS Office


Primary : Hindi+Urdu


Shajay Bhooshan

Zaha Hadid Architects Designer AADRL Course Master 36 Bedford Square London WC1B 3ES +44.7838717055


CNC Machine Laser cutter Polymer composites

Fluent: English Theodore Spyropoulos Minimaforms Director AADRL Director 36 Bedford Square London WC1B 3ES


Ranjit Sabikhi

RSA+R204 DESIGN Director W 43, Suite B6 Greater Kailash ll New Delhi 110048 India +91.11.41636160

Contents Academic Work HYPERFLOWS Team 4WD Studio Bhooshan AADRL

CTRL+Crystallise Workshop ll AADRL

Patterns & Twist Workshop l AADRL

Slum Rehabilitation, Kumbharwada Mumbai B.Arch Thesis AMU, INDIA


Professional Work Sandhya House Studio Synapse New Delhi

CHD Club Studio Synapse New Delhi

Resort at Rajokri Studio Synapse New Delhi

Ireo Rise, Mohali Ranjit Sabikhi Architects New Delhi



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*Selected for exhibition at ACADIA 2013 in Waterloo, Canada

Adaptive sports infrastructure for London GP

Team 4WD Studio Bhooshan AADRL, London, UK Team 4wd concentrated on to create an adaptable, deployable and intermediate level it looked into design space with its specific requiresocially inclusive architecture system for the adaptable sports infra- ments due to various constraints, inhabiting planes of activity and assessing them through GA based evolutionary solver, the results were structure with the urban fabric. further optimised topologically to get a particle spring based linkage The research focusses on to address the issues with the movement systems for specific transformations. The research at the micro level based sports choosing F1 grand prix in particular and questions the worked on the materiality which objectifies semi rigid, soft hard syscurrent scenario of the mega sporting event, choosing London as a tems which are adaptable, light weight, and strong membranes for test site. It also concentrates on the legacy or post use of the infra- the skinning of the support structure. structure and how it fits in within the complex requirements of the city fabric. The thesis demanded research at micro, meso and macro level, each converging to the adaptive system for sports, globally it concentrated on the programmatic organisation within the city fabric, at the


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Design Research Taking London as test bed and deploy ability as key issue of research Taking 38000 sqm of storage area and 700, 000 sqm of public area. we questioned the current street circuit scenario where deploy ability For an event that to happen for three days in a year the whole city and storage of the infrastructure hinder the city fabric. Singapore GP fabric is disturbed in terms of time and space. event takes as long as 90 days to be ready for the race.

View of the cluster at Westminster

Field of play Social inclusivity addressed through embedding the field of play within the city fabric and making it feasible for public to watch the event.


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Area of interest along the site

Site section at different days of race with multiple viewing areas and extended activities

Design space evolution

Evaluation of design space by Evolutionary solver 06

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Structural form finding Structural skeleton is generated through topology optimisation of design space by applying different load and support conditions and creating a structural network.

Topology optimisation with different load/support conditions

Skeleton to Linkage Topology optimised structural network gives the centre line network of the structural system which is then transformed into linkage.

Design space to linkage through centre line network

View from the Grand stand 07

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Soft morphological studies

Neoprene based soft morphological studies were done to understand transformation and folding sequences to address issues of adaptability within the design space.

Understanding the particle spring system through neoprene model studies

Linkage studies Analog linkage transformation studies were done to experiment with joints flexibility, spring strength and derive rule sets for the simulations. The experiments were done in pursuit to achieve maximum transformation from minimum displacement or action.

Linkage model 08

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Bird eye view of the cluster 10

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Digital simulation of linkage and iteration of connections

Results from the digital simulation of linkage

Linkage from digital simulation 11

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Material organisation The membrane of the linkage is created by hard soft system, where hard tessellated part is embedded over the soft layer such that when linkage transforms and bends, the tessellated hard part lock each other, creating a hard surface. Different tessellated patterns were experimented for skin, both geometrical and from the force line diagrams which were generated digitally by applying load on the skin surface geometry. Material Prototype

Force line diagram

Soft hard layering

Hard Soft


Cluster model 12

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Procedural modelling

Grand stand unit

Cluster unit

Fabrication and Deployment Robotic Arms Embedding Services

Actuated Structure

Panel Assembly Individual Component Joinery

Material Deposition


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Kit of parts

Activity planes


Contextual mapping of functions

Behaviour 1 Snapping distance = 50mt Node distance = 7mt

Behaviour 2 Snapping distance = 60mt Node distance = 7mt

Access point to track Tube, Bus, Cycle, Parking

Behaviour 3 Snapping distance = 80mt Node distance = 7mt

Behaviour 4 Snapping distance = 90mt Node distance = 7mt

Existing constraint in precinct

Track data

Behaviour 5 Snapping distance = 70mt Node distance = 7mt

Existing Site

Global organisation network


Grand stand section

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Global nodal network organisation

Single plane

Multiple planes

Multiple planes with overhead viewing

Multiple planes with overhead viewing

Multiple planes with bridge connection 15

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Hard soft polymer composite prototype

Linkage with skin model

Cluster model


Deployment sequence model

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Ctrl+ Crystallise is an attempt to create a system to computationally generate and evaluate structural geometries based on a DLA based crystallisation process. As part of the overall workshop objective to study a natural phenomenon and simulate its geometry generating process , Ctrl+ Crystallise undertook the study of crystal growth. After the initial research into the aggregation and lattice rules as well as the time based deposition involved in crystal growth we worked on a four step process to simulate and generate with the rules developed.

As a parallel process we experimented with the different factor effecting the DLA process such as particle density & movement, seeds density, aggregation logic etc. This gave us a subset of the original particle cloud based on where material was deposited by the agents. The resultant particle configuration was subjected to a simple qualitative test to visualise the load paths upon self-weight. This ‘decay’ process helped us to identify the load transfer axis and areas of stress. As an extension to the original workshop brief, the feasible options (particle based system) were transformed to have an optimised geometrical configuration based on the particle connection logic to abstract the essential features with the limited amount of control mechanisms. A number of methods were tested and evaluated based on the resultant output.

The starting point for our research was the study of the geometrical boundary or control environment inside which we would simulate the phenomena. We started with simple columns and studied the effects of their transformation on our simulation. This control environment acted as the agency of controlling the boundary and growth process of the DLA simulation

Controlled container environment studies

Random particle movement around seeds

Aggregation around seeds


DLA Patterns

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Type 1 DLA (Normal)

Type 1 Self Load Stress

Type 1 Load Paths

Point Cloud

Type 2 DLA (Normal)

Type 3 DLA (Normal)

Type 2 Self Load Stress

Type 3 Self Load Stress

Type 2 Load Paths

Type 3 Load Paths


Empolygonizer Logic


Type 4 DLA (Normal)

Type 4 Self Load Stress

Type 4 Load Paths

Type 5 DLA (Normal)

Type 5 Self Load Stress

Type 5 Load Paths


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Point cloud

Smooth surface through connection of points with lines

Point cloud branching method for geometric conversion 20

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PATTERNS & TWIST Workshop l AADRL, London, UK

The project concentrates on the idea of force flow through fabric forming techniques where inner and outer layers of fabric and their interrelation govern the form of the prototype. We studied Frei otto, Miguel fisac and Antonio gaudi through analog models and tried to understand their techniques of structural form finding. We focussed on patterning and twisting as the main area of the research and create minimal surfaces. We studied how patterning allows plaster flow in a particular behaviour and rule sets where it can act as manipulated

structural system. The level of complexity increases when we add another layer of twisting which agglomerates to specific material flow direction, adding to structural system altogether. We experimented with various analog models and digital simulations to explore the behaviour of material through patterning and twisting.

Patterning model diagrams

Patterning and twisting model diagrams


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Twisting transformation


Four branches


Spiral line

8 Pouring points 23

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Kumbharwada (Potter’s housing) is a slum settlement in Dharavi. It is at the prominent intersection of 90ft. and 60 ft. road. As the name suggests kumbharwada is a settlement with majority of population in pottery business. Pottery is a dying art there and the reason behind it are hazardous process of making pottery and very less profit to sustain in the cosmopolitan city. The population of kumbharwada is around 15000 with 2900 families. There are 117 kilns in total which are used to make pottery, these kilns are in working condition for only 2/3rd of the year and kept closed during the monsoon season.

The kilns are shared by around 500 families which work on making hard bowls and pots and other 500 families handle the post production of the pottery. They sell pottery in wholesale system in the entire city. The other occupations are carpentry, tailoring, tuition, confectionery and fishing etc.


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Design Development

Bird eye view

Kumbharwada The basic plan of a dwelling unit at kumbharwada is tubular, this characteristic of the units can be easily understood by studying the basic lifestyle of kumbhars. The reason for a typical unit being tubular is high density and division of unit into 3 parts, one for the commercial shop, the middle for household activities, and the other is used for production and preparation of pottery.

Kumbharwada 27

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Dharavi is home to between half a million to a million people. A recent survey by the kamla raheja vidyanidhi institute of architecture (KRVIA), established that the central area of dharavi ( chamra bazaar) contained density of up to 336, 643 people per square kilometre, assuming a population of 700,000 the population density would be around 314887 per square kilometre. This is 11 times as dense as whole Mumbai as a whole (the most densely populated city in the world with 29500 people per square kilometre) and more than 6 times as dense as daytime Manhattan (about 50000 people per square kilometre).


Illegal growth in Kumbharwada


Ideology The ideology was to create the space and housing units depending on the utility and requirement of the people of kumbharwada and also to learn from the street scape and adapt the environment within the current fabric. It was planned to create small housing clusters to provide space for kilns and also to provide interactive junctions and street space. The ground floor of the units were dedicated to the kumbhars who owned the kilns, while the first floor was given to the people who worked with kiln owners in production and finishing of pottery, other floors were allocated for the families indulged in other activities.


Interactive nodes

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Typical floor plan of a cluster

Cluster block 29

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Typical floor plan

Front elevation

Side elevation

View from the shopping area 30

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SANDHYA HOUSE Studio Synapse New Delhi

The project was to design a duplex house for two brothers. The client’s the ground floor, as one of the client wanted to sell his site, it was requirement was to have two private residences in a single longitudi- an intentional move to maximise FAR to provide maximum benefit. nal plot. One of the client wants to sell his side of plot. As the site was longitudinal, the plot was subdivided into two parts longitudinally so that each user gets entry to the respective unit on


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Ground floor plan

First floor plan

Section AA

Second floor plan

Section BB


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CHD Club Studio Synapse New Delhi

In this project the site is within a housing development, and we were The concept was to design a space that creates such spaces keeping in mind the site constraints as well. We created a circular wall which asked to design a club house for the respective housing. along the design acting multi functionally for integrating the space As the client’s requirement was to design various functions like res- and also dividing among the different zones of the site, and also cretaurants, gymnasium, spa, gaming zones etc, it was necessary to ating a sense of entry to the club. channelise the areas such that there was balance between the private, semi private an public areas.


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Site plan

Ideology The design revolves around the circular wall which majorly divides the public and private areas, it stands at the transition point of the spaces and its continuity despite change in space definition gives more strength to it and enhances the entrance of the club.


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Basement floor plan

Ground floor plan

First floor plan

Second floor plan

Section AA

Section BB

View from the greens


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Farm house, Rajokri Studio Synapse New Delhi

Whole design has evolved around the existing trees and taking maximum visual/physical connectivity with the depression and east horizon. Deep overhang to protect southern sun, wooden louvres to cut down glare naturally became design features.

Located at the edge of Rajokri river forest, the 4 acre site opens up to the horizon at south and east with deep cliff of 8m to 12m. Cliff is formed by abandoned stone quarries. Unfortunately you cannot build on cliff due to setback issues. Within the site there is one depression with some existing trees, rest barren grass land.


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Ideology The concept was to maximise the building flow within the area of depression and spread out the building functions within the area such that the trees surround the resort within its cluster. There was a play with shadows to avoid the south sun and provide diffused light along the site boundary.


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Ground floor plan

First floor plan


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Conceptual Renders


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Ireo Rise, Mohali Ranjit Sabikhi Architects New Delhi Ireo rise is a housing project next to the proposed Mohali city centre. Looking at the site constraints, the building blocks spreads around It’s a medium income group housing project with basically two types the site boundary to provide green space in the middle, creating a of housing apartment blocks, low rise and medium rise. landscape valley which stretches from one end of the site to the other.


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View of the mid rise block

Landscape sections


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Ground floor plan of a low rise block

Front elevation of a low rise block

Rear elevation of a low rise block


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Section of a low rise block

Typical unit plans

Ground floor plan Mid rise block 51

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Site plan

Front elevation of a Mid rise block

View of mid rise block 52

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Section of a Mid rise block

Detail drawings


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Balcony Detail