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“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.� -Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities


URBAN DESIGN STUDIO AJMER: CULTURE, HERITAGE & IDENTITY ON-GOING PROJECT

INTERVENING IN A HISTORIC URBAN ENVIRONMENT


URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

AJMER: CULTURE, HERITAGE & IDENTITY

DOCUMENTATION ANALYSIS HISTORIC LAYERING

7TH - 16TH C : RAJPUTS 16TH - 18TH C : MUGHALS 18TH - 19TH C : COLONIAL

DENSITY DISTRIBUTION MAP OF AJMER HOW DO PEOPLE OF AJMER LIVE ? AROUND THE ANASAGAR: LOW DENSITY, BIGGER PLOTS, BANGALOWS MOSTLY. POPULATION IS WEALTHIER THAN OTHERS. AROUND THE DARGAH: HIGH DENSITY, PEOPLE LIVE IN SMALLER HOMES, POPULATION IS NOT SO WELL OFF. MIXED USED HOMES.

LOW DENSITY HIGH DENSITY

WHAT DO THE POEPLE OF AJMER DO ?

HOW DO PEOPLE OF AJMER MOVE ?

MAJORITY OF THE WORKING POPULATION ARE MEN. MAJOR ACTIVITIES ARE RELATED TO TOURISM.0 EMPLOYED IN INFORMAL SECTOR MOSTLY PEOPLE EMPLOYED BY THE RAILWAYS. POPULATION EMPLOYED IN HOTELS.

TRAVELLING HAPPENS MAJORLY THROUGH TWO WHEELERS, CYCLES, E-RIKSHAW AND AUTOS. AJMER IS MAJORLY WALKABLE. NO PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS. NOT A LARGE NUMBER OF CARS ON THE STREETS.


ON-GOING

LOCATION LOCATED IN WESTERN RAJASTHAN

CLIMATE

AJMER IS SURROUNDED BY THREE HILLS; NAG HILLS, TARAGARH HILLS AND MADAR HILLS. THESE HILLS CREATE A FUNNELLING EFFECT THAT BRINGS IN WIND FROM THE SOUTH-EASTERN DIRECTION.

OPEN SPACES & LANDSCAPE

> THE CITY HAS A CLEAR LACK OF ORGANISED OPEN SPACES, > OPEN SPACES DO NOT HAVE ANY NATURAL VEGETATION OR SHADE > LACK BASIC FACILITIES, SUCH AS FURNITURE, PUBLIC TOILETS. > HIGH POTENTIAL TO FOSTER TOURIST TO CONSERVE BIODIVERSITY, AND TO INCREASE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE LOCAL POPULATION

STREETS

> IRREGULAR WIDTHS OF ROADS CAUSING CONFLICT IN MOVING TRAFFIC. > DIFFICULT FOR PEDESTRIANS TO CROSS THE ROADS. > STREET LIGHTS MISSING. > LARGE NUMBER OF ROADSIDE HAWKERS.

PUBLIC AMENITIES HISTORY AJMER IS DIVERSE IN ITS BUILT AND CULTURAL HERITAGE. THE CITY HAS A LONG HISTORY STRETCHING FROM THE CHAUHANS ALL THE WAY TO THE BRITISH AND THE PRESENT DAY. THE BUILT IDENTITY OF AJMER REMAINS TRUE TO RAJPUT AND VERNACULAR STYLES. THE MUGHAL BORROWED FROM THESE EXISTING STYLES INTEGRATING IT WITH ISLAMIC IDEALS. THE BRITISH CONSTRUCTIONS ALSO TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THE OLDER CONTEXT OF THE CITY. PRESENTLY THE IDENTITY OF THE CITY IS LOST IN FAVOUR OF A HYPER MODERNISATION. OLDER ELEMENTS SUCH AS COURTYARDS, JHAROKHAS AND BRACKETS HAVE DISAPPEARED ENTIRELY. THIS IS DUE TO THE IGNORANCE OF THE LOCAL POPULATION TOWARDS TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF THE CITY. ANOTHER FACTOR COULD ALSO BE THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AMONGST THE LOCALS.

> INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF HOSPITAL BEDS > NO PUBLIC BUSES AND BUS STOPS. > REQUIREMENT FOR MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. > NEED FOR PROMOTION OF MIXED LAND USE & PROPOSALS.

INFRASTRUCTURE

> NEED FOR FOOTHPATHS, CONSIDERING MOST OF AJMER IS ACCESSIBLE ON FOOT. > REQUIREMENT OF SIGNAGES IN THE CITY TO FIND ONES WAY AROUND > WATER IS SUPPLIED FROM THE TREATED WATER OF BARAS RIVER. > USUAL GARBAGE DISPOSAL ON THE STREETS & GARBAGE COLLECTION TRUCKS. >THERE IS NO CONNECTION BETWEEN THE DRAIN AGE AND SEWERAGE LINES. >INNER CITY HAS MOSTLY OPEN DRAINS, MAKING IT UNHYGENIC.


URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

AJMER: CULTURE, HERITAGE & IDENTITY

HERITAGE WALK PROPOSAL OBJECTIVES & STRATEGIES

CORE OBJECTIVES: >PROMOTION OF TOURISM IN THE CITY >REVIVAL OF HERITAGE >BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR RESIDENCES >ECONOMIC REVIVAL OF BAZARS >GREEN RELIF IN DESNSE AREAS

•Façade work and lighting •Adaptive reuse of Havelis Using demolished havelis for creation of open spaces.

HAVELI STREET

DARGAH BAZAAR ISSUES

OPPORTUNITIES

OBJECTIVES

STRATEGIES

•Heavy traffic and conflict be •A large plaza for the pedestrians tween pedestrians and vehicles •A dedicated zone for hawkers •Major irritants such as overhead •Activation of Tanga Chowk to pro electric cables vide a breathing space amidst •Chaotic elevations with random ban- dense area ners & signages

•Better experience for the pedes trians while going to the Dargah •Revealing a homogenous identity of the street •Decongest the road

•Introduce street furniture •Proper check gates to stop vehicles from entry during day hours •Using different materials to demarcate pedestrian paths

ADHAI DIN KA JHOMPRA ISSUES

> Exists in a very poor condition and hardly has any tourists visiting it

STRATEGIES

> Improve landscaping > Include more furniture to accommodate a larger number of people.


ON-GOING

NAYA BAZAAR ISSUES

OBJECTIVES

STRATEGIES

OPPORTUNITIES

> Inconvenient parking > Bazaar is dying - not enough people visit, it’s heritage value is diminishing due to insensitive growth

improve street views •To rectify parking & traffic problems •By reviving facades.

•The rich heritage of Naya Bazaar. > Pedestrainization of Naya •Presence of different kinds of markets Bazzar Road. > Providing two wheeler parkings for which could be revived. shop owners infront of the shops. •Naya Bazaar could be a very prominent tourist attraction. > Revival of facades. •Addition of signages/ informatio boards.

WALK A: ONE DAY TOUR

SONU JI KI NASIYAN & RAILWAY ROAD

WALK B: OLD CITY TOUR

OBJECTIVES & STRATEGIES

> Developing Nasiyan precinct. > Redevelopment of Nasiyan Museum. > Providing a footpath or walkway around Nasiyan and railways road. > Decongestion of Traffic. > Signages for important monuments. > Collection area in front of the monuments.

WALK C: BAZZARS OF AJMER

OBJECTIVES

WALK D: THE DRAGHA WALK

> Revive the Adhai Din Ka Jhompra to be a large, active public space, which serves as a breathing space for the inhabitants of the very dense inner city

OPPORTUNITIES

> Ticketing booth for revenue generation sustainable upkeep > Interpretation centre for tourists > Including more activities to engage the citizens

WALK E: HAVELIS OF ALMER


URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

AJMER: CULTURE, HERITAGE & IDENTITY

PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL INTERVENTIONS

NAYA BAZZAR

FACADE CLEANING AND LIGHTING. INTRODUCTION OF GREEN SPACE ON STREET, CREATION OF A MODERN CITY SCAPE TO JUXTAPOSE THE OLDER CONTEXT. LUMINATED BENCHES AND STREET LIGHTS INTRODUCED. ENCROCHMENTS REMOVED. NEW FUNCTION TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE MAR-

DARGHA BAZZAR REMOVAL OF IRRITANTS CHANGE IN MATERIAL OF STREET. SIGNAGES FOR WAY FINDING.

PEDESTRIAN STREET WITH CHANGE IN PAVING OF THE STREET.

MAKING THE STREET VEHICAL FREE, REMOVING IRRITANTS, STREET LIGHTS INTRODUCED TO MIX OLD AND NEW. GLOW IN THE DARK PATTERNS ON THE STREET. REMONING ENCROCHMENTS.


ON-GOING

BADSHAHI HAVELI

RESTORATION OF BADSHAHI HAVELI CREATION OF PLAZA AROUND THE HAVELI REMOVAL OF BOUNDARY WALL.

HAVELI STREET

THE PLAZA FLOWS INTO THE STREET EDGE INCREASING PUBLIC INTERACTION WITH THE MONUMENT. THUS CREATING A USE-ABLE PUBLIC SPACE AND ADDING SOME GREEN RELIF TO THE AREA.

HAVELI TO BE PUT OF NEW USE. RESTORATION OF FOLLYS & FACADE LIGHTING. STEP DOWN AMPHITHEATER WITH FOLLYS AS BACKGROUND. PEDESTRIAN STREET WITH CHANGE IN PAVING OF THE STREET.

CREATION OF AN OPEN GREEN SPACE WITH RUINS OF THE HAVELI ACTING AS FOLLYS. AN INSERTION OF AN AMPHITHEATER WILL ACTIVATE IT AS A SPACE FOR LOCALS TO GATHER & CULTURE TO TAKE PLACE.


“Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.” - Philip “Johnson


GROUP HOUSING STUDIO MIXED INCOME HOUSING

GOLF COURSE EXTENSION ROAD, GURGAON A STUDY IN PLACE MAKING


GROUP HOUSING

MIXED INCOME HOUSING

GOLF COURSE EXTENTION ROAD, GURGAON

THE MASTER PLAN: A MASTER PLAN WAS CREATED AS A GROUP OF 20. FROM THE MASTER PLAN GUIDLINES THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN RETAINED: > LOCATION OF THE COMMERCIAL CENTRE. > INWARD LOOKING BIULDINGS. > CENTRAL WATER BODY. > 2 WAY ROADS

SITE PLANNING AND LANDSCAPE: > THE HEART OF THE SITE IS PROPOSED TO BE LANDSCAPED AS A FOREST. > IT IS AN INTERGATION OF THE ENGLISH PICTURESQUE STYLE AND THE BAROQUE STYLE OF LANDSCAPING. > THE FOREST SEEMS UNTAINED AND WILD. PATHS IN THE FOREST CREATE VISTAS TO THE WATER BODY AND THE BUILDINGS. > PATHS WITHIN THE FOREST LEAD TO SMALL ”CLEARINGS” WHICH HOST A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITES. BASIC DIAGRAM SHOWING THE LANDSCAPING PLAN.


4TH YEAR, 2017

AFFORDABLE UNITS TOWER

LUXURY UNITS TOWER

MASSING: > MASSING GIVE THE BUILDINGS CHARACTER . > THE DUPLEX EXIST ON THE TOP OF THE BUILDING AND HAVE EXTRA PRIVACY. > EWS INTEGRATED WITH THE AFFORDABLE TYPE 2/3 BUILDING BUT SEPERATE > THE BUILDINGS ARE ON STILTS TO INTEGRATE THEM INTO THE GREENS FURTHER. CIRCULATION

CIRCULATION

E.W.S

4 BHK

3 BHK

3 BHK

2 BHK

4 BHK DUPLEX

3 BHK DUPLEX


GROUP HOUSING

MIXED INCOME HOUSING

GOLF COURSE EXTENSION ROAD, GURGAON

AFFORDABLE UNITS TOWER

3BHK DUPLEX LVL 2

3BHK DUPLEX LVL 1 E.W.S APARTMENT

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

TRANSVERSE SECTION

U N I T P L A N S

E.W.S APARTMENT

3 BHK PLAN 2 BHK PLAN

3 BHK DUPLEX PLAN


4TH YEAR, 2017

LUXURY UNITS TOWER 3BHK DUPLEX LVL 2

3BHK DUPLEX LVL 1

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

TRANSVERSE SECTION

U N I T

3 BHK PLAN 4 BHK PLAN

4 BHK DUPLEX PLAN

P L A N S


GROUP HOUSING

MIXED INCOME HOUSING

GOLF COURSE EXTENSION ROAD, GURGAON

MODEL VIEWS


4TH YEAR, 2017

WOODEN SHUTTERS: >SHUTTERS ARE PROVIDED ON THE FACADE TO MAKE THE FACADE MORE DYNAMIC AND EVERCHANGING. >THEY OPEN TO REVEAL THE BALCONY INSIDE. >THEY ARE ADJUSTABLE AS PER THE USERS WISH, HENCE THEY WILL NOT REMAIN THE SAME AT ANY POINT. >THE SHUTTERS ARE ATTACHED TO THE BALCONY EXTERNALLY .

ELEVATION

DETAIL

ELEVATION

DETAIL

GREEN WIRE MESH WALLS: > GREEN WIRE MESH WALLS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED. >THAT MAKE THE FACADE MORE DYNAMIC. >THE INDIVIDUAL PLANTER BOX SYSTEM ALLOWS FOR PERSONAL MAINTENACE OF THE WALLS. >THEY ARE EVER CHANGING AND CHANGE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.


“ Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became� - louis kahn


HOSPITALITY DESIGN 4 STAR BUSINESS HOTEL LODI ROAD, NEW DELHI A CONTEXTUAL PROJECT


HOSPITALITY DESIGN 4 STAR BUSINESS HOTEL LODHI ROAD, NEW DELHI

THE SITE FOE THE HOTEL WAS LOCATED ON THE INTERSECTION OF LODHI ROAD AND MAX MUELLER MARG IN NEW DELHI. THE DESIGN OF THE PROJECT WAS HEAVY INFLUENCED BY ITS CONTEXT. THIS AREA HAPPENS TO BE KNOWN AS “STIENABAD” DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS BY THE AMERICAN ARCHITECT JOSEPH ALLEN STEIN. THE SITE ALSO OVERLOOKED OTHER MAJOR POINTS SUCH AS LODHI GARDEN, THE INDIA HABITAT CENTRE AND SAFDARJUNG’S TOMB. THE FORM OF THE HOTEL WAS DERIVED BY DRAWING VIEW LINES FROM THE SITE TO THESE POINTS. THE SITE

AIR CLEANING FACADE THE HOTEL WILL BE ENCASED ON ONE SIDE BY A MESH CREATED BY OVERLAPPING THE OCTAGONAL FORM OF THE LODHI TOMBS,IN DIFFRENT SIZES THE MESH WILL BE COATED WITH A LAYER OF TITANIUM OXIDE PAINT WHICH REACTS WITH HARMFUL POLUTANTS IN THE AIR AND BREAK THEM DOWN HENCE CLEANING THE IMMIDIATE AIR

FORM DEVELOPMENT

CONCEPTUAL SECTION

AXOMETRIC MASSING BLOWUP


3RD YEAR, 2017

VIEW FROM LODHI COLONY

VIEW FROM MAX MUELLER MARG


HOSPILATITY DESING 4 STAR BUSINESS HOTEL LODHI ROAD, NEW DELHI

ROOF TOP DECK

ROOFTOP RESTARUNT GYM CIRCULATION HEALTH RESTARUNT PANTRY

LEVEL 2

BACK ROOM SPA

BUSINESS CENTRE AUDITORIUM ROOFTOP GARDEN

LEVEL 1 BALLROOM LOBBY TEA ROOM KITCHEN F.O.H COMMERCIAL GALLERY RESTAURANT COURTYARD


3RD YEAR, 2017

STANDARD ROOM

TYPICAL LAYOUT LEVEL 3 TO LEVEL 9 EXECUTIVE SUITE

COMMON KEY FOR ROOMS BED ROOM

POWDER ROOM

WASHROOM + CLOSET

PANTRY

LOBBY

SITTING + DINNING

OUTDOOR JACUZZI PRESIDENTIAL SUITE


“ A co-existance of extremes, where one can be experienced only due to the presence of the other and vice versa.� - Yatin Pandey, concepts of space in traditional indian architecture


DISSERTATION LIGHT IN TEMPLES OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN INDIA A QUALITATIVE STUDY


DISSERTATION

LIGHT IN TEMPLES OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN INDIA A QUALITATIVE STUDY

The aim of this research is to identify and establish a relationship between the user (in this case the worshiper), the temple (specifically the spaces within), and how light effects this relationship. It also aims at explaining the experience light creates for a user within the space of the temple. Temples have been at the centre of Hindu society since the 4th century. The temple in itself is an object of reverence as it houses divine energy. The experience of visiting a temple is unique and every temple has its own unique ability to transform the user into another dimension.

SUN TEMPLE, MODHERA


4TH YEAR, 2017

The relationship between the user and the temple is one that is made solid by the emotional and the physical involvement of the user in the space. Light has always played an important role in sacred spaces throughout all the different culture of the world. This is especially true for temples as they use an interplay between light and dark, the exploration of this experience that temples create in a space is important for architects and designer to study as duplicating this experience, may be able to create similar experiences in contemporary architecture.

LAKSHMAN TEMPLE, KHAJURAHO

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“ I sense light as the giver of all presences, and material as spent light. What is made by light casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to the light.� - Louis Kahn


NARRATIVE ARCHITECTURE MIXED USE BIULDING

HAUS KHAS VILLAGE, DELHI A CONCEPTUAL PROJECT


NARRATIVE ARCHITECTURE MIXED USE BIULDING

HAUS KHAS VILLAGE, DELHI

THE EXERCISE WAS BASED ON A NARRATIVE PREPARED ON THE VILLAGE. IT SPOKE OF ALL THE DIFFRENT ACTIVITIES THAT THE VILLAGE WAS ENGAGED IN, SOME FICTIONAL AND OTHERS TAKE DIRECTLY FROM HOW THE VILLAGE FUNCTIONS IN REALITY. THE FUNCTIONS PICKED OUT OF THE CHOICE OF 16, FOR THIS EXCERCISE. DESIGNING AND CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE BIULDING DEPENDED HEAVILY ON SECTIONAL AND AXONOMETRIC DRAWINGS AS PLANS TOOK A LESS SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THIS EXCERCISE. ALL DRAWINGS WERE MADE BY HAND FOR THIS EXERCISE.

THE SITE

SOME INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOS FROM THE SITE

Observatory

Crematorium L I Dinning room/ Restaurant F T Dorms C O Library R E Art studio Plaza Dockyard

CONCEPTUAL SECTIONS


2ND YEAR, 2015

pPLANS DOCKYARD

ART STUDIO

DORMS

CREMATORIUM

LIBRARY

PLAZA

RESTARUNT

OBSERVATORY

THE FORM OF THE INDIVIDUAL SPACES WAS DERIVED BY IMAGINARY LINES CONNECTING VARIOUS MONUMENTS TO EACH OTHER AND THE CARDINAL DIRECTIONS TO FORM A GRID . THE FINAL PRODUCT IS WHAT YOU SEE ABOVE.

COCEPTUAL SECTIONS

SHADOW COMFORT PERSONAL DREAMY ATMOSPHERE

MOONLIGHT TRANSPARENT MYSTICAL LIBRARY

OBSERVATORY

LIGHT INSIDE-OUTSIDE DEFUSED LIGHT RELAXED ATMOSPHERE

DARKNESS SUBLIME MOURNING SILENCE ART STUDIO CREMATORIUM


NARRATIVE ARCHITECTURE MIXED USE BIULDING

HAUS KHAS VILLAGE, DELHI

ART STUDIO “The large window lit the entire space and one could look on to the lake and the Plaza. Climbing the staircase one reached the balcony. This outdoor space was perfect to created art on a lazy winter day. Its a good place to view the sun as it starts to set.”

DORMS “The space is defined by the hallway. A large opening on the front side of the biulding gives a grand view of the forest beyonde. a gush of fresh air flows into the space constantly.”

LIBRARY “Doors open on a space filled with large circular tables. The sides of this space are lined with shelves stacked with books on every subject. Shelves reached the ceiling. Ladders decent from railings. Large slits in the wall let in light from the setting sun.”

DINNING ROOM/ RESTAURANT “The large windows allow one to view the entire city in all its rebuilt glory as well as the old ruins.”


2ND YEAR, 2015

VIEW FROM THE LAKE FRONT


“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” - Karl Lagerfeld


ARCHITECTURALPHOTOGRAPHY & ART WORKS 2015 - PRESENT

INSET: EXPLORATION THE BAOLI FARUKHNAGAR, 2015


ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY & ART WORKS

THE BAOLI FARUKHNAGAR, 2015

NEUES MUSEUM BERLIN, 2017

THE PANTHÉON PARIS, 2017


2015 - PRESENT

MEHRANGARH FORT JODHPUR, 2018

LAKSHAMAN TEMPLE KHAJURAHO, 2017

THIKSEY MONESTERY LEH, 2017


ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY & ART WORKS

THE BELVEDERE PALACE VIENNA, 2017

THE VIENNA STATE OPERA HOUSE VIENNA, 2017

MYSORE PALACE MYSORE, 2016


2015 - PRESENT

ALTE NATIONALGALERIE BERLIN, 2017

LOVE HURTS CHARCOAL ON PAPER 2016

PEACE WALL PAINTING 2016 (FOR MORE VISiT INSTAGRAM @Prat42yush)


CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS SCHOOL OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE SUNSET BOULEVARD, GURGAON


CONSTRUCTION DRAWING

SCHOOL OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE


3RD YEAR, 2017


CONSTRUCTION DRAWING

SCHOOL OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE


3RD YEAR, 2017


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