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N. Navaneethakrishnan

C.V. About



N. Navaneethakrishnan DOB - 20 April 1991

Art -

Work - Education Army Public School Dhaula Kuan (1996-1998) Western Acdemy of Beijing (1998-2001) Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Trivandrum (2001-2005) Dayanand Public School, Shimla (2005-2008) CBSE X - 89.8% CBSE XII - 89.8% School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (2008-2013) First Class - 66% Work Experience Internship - IC&A (Ini Chatterjee and Associates), Bardez, Goa - Feb 2012 to June 2012 Mural Painting - Smoke Hose Deli, Hauz Khas for Turmeric Design, Green Park, New Delhi

Sketching Caricatures

Music Violin Drums Keyboard

AutoCAD SketchUp Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Architectural Modelling

Contents Design | V & IV yr

Design | III, II & I yr


Sem X - Thesis - War Museum

Sem VI - Hotel Design - Connaught Place

College Magazine - Graphics Editor

Sem IX - Urban Design - Karol Bagh

Sem V - Bhopal: Study and Intervention

S.T.U.P.D. - Student Newsletter

Sem VII - Housing - Karkardooma

Sem III - House Design - Faridabad

Graphic Work

Sem VII - Working Drawings

Sem I - Dewlling Design - Shimla



Being a representation of Imperial Rule on India, the major axis of New Delhi was called ‘The King’s Way’ and the minor axis, ‘The Queen’s Way’. After Independence, they were re-christened as Rajpath and Janpath respectively, to reflect the young democracy it represented.

Proposition Janpath – Sanskrit; Jana path Jan - Jana – person Janaah – persons/people Path - Path – road/way Raj - Raj – kingdom/king/govt. Hence Janpath means ‘the road/way of the people’, while Rajpath means ‘the way of the King/Kingdom/Nation’. The current arrangement thus gives more importance to Rajpath, and hence the government. This puts the government above the people. However in today’s India, a vibrant democracy, shouldn’t the people be greater and more important than the government?

However there is a contradiction in the names today. Shouldn’t the largest democracy in the world name its ‘grand monumental axis’ to reflect its status as a democracy? Shouldn’t Rajpath be really called Janpath?

In Sir Edwin Lutyens’ vision, the crossing between King’s Way and Queen’s Way was to be flanked on its four corners by large public institutions. This thesis proposes to start from Lutyens’ idea and extend it along the Rajpath of today.

This would create a large open lawn, bound on both sides by buildings that the common man may come and enjoy; this involvement of the ‘Jan’ of India rendering Rajpath into Janpath as it ideally should be.

Forts have always been the primary military structure throughout the ages. Since theie early history thay hace followed similar patterns that make them successfull, irrespective of the material used or their location.

The main entry to the museum is through a bridge crossing over this moat. The side towards Maulana Azad road is burmed to create a boundary as well as to draw parallels to forts on hills.

The twin spirals draw inspiration from the rifling of the gun barrel. Rifling refers to the two spiral grooves cut into the barrel of a gun so as o induce a spin in the bullet when fired, increasing its accuracy.

Thesis Concepts

UP Spiral Takes the outer galleries to go from Plate 1 (the lowest plate) to Plate 9 (the highest plate) DN Spiral takes the outer galleries to go from Plate 9 (the highest plate) to Plate 1 (the lowest plate) Some plates are shared between both the spirals while others are not. The Museum has been imagined as a fort with the artifacts of military history. To increase connectivity to the Central Vista, the central space of the plot is accessible via slope that goes under the walls and through the ‘moat.

This also helps in reducing the impact of the large built volume on the side with more built context.

The spirals will share common floor plates in the alternate towers. These common plates can be used to create alternate paths of storytelling that may create more interest for the visitor who is bored by the linear arrabngement.

The exhibition inside the museum is proposed to be a walk through the history of warfare. While focusing on matters relevant to India, it should also include great events in the global history of war.

Thesis Ground Floor Plan

Thesis Generic Plan

Thesis Sections

Thesis Elevations

Thesis Model

Urban Design Concept

Urban Design Ground Level Plan

Urban Design G+1 Level Plan

Urban Design Metro Precinct

Urban Design Sections

Housing Concept

Housing Sections

Housing Level Plans

Housing Units

Housing Units

Working Drawings Plan

Working Drawings Details

Working Drawings Sections

Hotel Design November 2012

Hotel Design Ground Level Plan

Hotel Design Level Plans

Hotel Design Sections and Views

Bhopal Study of Iqbal Maidan

Bhopal Intervention

Bhopal Ground Level Plan

Bhopal Level Plans and Views

House Design Faridabad

Dewlling Tensile Structures

Hobbies College Magazine Graphics Editor - Cover Page

Hobbies S.T.U.P.D. - Student Newsletter

Hobbies Graphic Work

Hobbies Photography


Selected works from Design, Construction, Graphics and Hobbies. SPA New Delhi - 2008-2013