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ACADEMIC PORTFOLIO Praveen Nair

works 2011-2016


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Praveen Nair nationality: singaporean mobile: +65 9749 9041 email: pvnair90@gmail.com Praveen is a team player and understands successful projects are the outcome of good team management and competence. He believes the business of Architecture is a team sport with a visionary project as an ambition.

Work Experience studioMilou Architectural Assistant singapore Competitions Jan 2017- present - Prepared model, drawings & panels for competitions - Compiled and managed competition submission documents - Worked with multidisciplinary teams both local & overseas including architects, landscape consultants and other collaborators Project & Design Management - Prepared design concept presentations to Client - Managed Client relationships & follow up on prospective leads - Prepared tender, contract documents and drawings. - Prepared submissions to URA and other authorties. - Designed and compiled company publications - Had setup, monitored and managed of social media platforms. Notable projects: House M - Total Area: 1000sqm - Led project & managed Client relationships & design presentations - Independent co-ordination with contractors House N - Total area: 3000sqm - Managed design discussions and design quality for various areas - Independently co-ordinated construction progress with contractors ICISE Hotel - Total area: 6000sqm - Worked with consultants for planning spaces & managed design - Co-ordinated construction details with contractors *For full CV/Architecture Portfolio, email: pvnair90@gmail.com.


Other Work Experience DP Architects Architectural Internship singapore - Developed design proposal & feasibility report for a sports park May 2014- Aug 2014 - Developed facade options for Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. NUS Research Assistant/ Teaching Assistant singapore - Part of a team in a major research project conducted by internationally renowned Future Cities Lab. Aug 2015- Nov 2015 - Conducted classes on parametric-based software such as rhino, grasshopper and bumblebee.

School Experience NUS The Architecture Society ( TAS ) singapore Vice-President of the Execuetive Committee Aug 2014- May 2014 - Oversaw & managed education & outreach departments. - Responsible for the award of the prestigous Kantilal Bursary. - Organised the Guest Lecture Series, software workshops. - Panel moderator for events and talks. NUS Overseas Volunteer Programme in Cambodia singapore - Part of a preliminary research project to design & build a Housing Aug 2014- May 2014 Complex for the renowned NGO Pour un Sourire d’ Enfant. - Prepared a feasibility report and organised design charettes.

Academia National University Master of Architecture of Singapore(NUS) Bachelor of Arts (Architecture)(Honours) 2011-2016 Delft University of Urban Planning focused Summer School Programme in Technology the Netherlands 2015 Tongji University Six month overseas exchange programme in China 2014

Awards & Achievements Skills

2012 Building Construction Authority Award Valued at $30,000

Proficient in the following softwares : Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Grasshopper, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, Autocad, Revit , Vray

Languages

Written and Spoken: English, Tamil Spoken: Malayalam,Mandarin Chinese, Hindi


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Farmbode Academic Work 2012

Obstacle of Respite Academic Work 2013

Lumiere Academic Work 2015

Sharer’s Paradise Master’s Thesis Academic Work 2015/2016


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Farmbode fostering new object-field relationships Academic Work 2012 13


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Farmbode Academic Work 2012 Studio Sven The FARMBODE is a design exploration based on the theories of Stan Allen’s ‘Field Conditions’, interpreted as a means to fit and complement various states of elements found within the site. These elements were knitted into a central axis with complementary elements to form a cohesive composition. Historical structures and ruins were intergrated such as the remaining concrete foundation elements of the barn structures that existed before. These older elements behave as markers to seperate public and private zones. A continuum is therefore established between the past and the present which acts as a means to educate the visiting public and dignify the remains. The close placement of the private and public areas, levels the social hierarchy to an equal footing since the area has become a public, non-colonial space. Previously, the now derelict manager’s house was located on a small hill down the road. While the home and the public pavillion, of varying properties are located closeby, the seperation of these spaces is planned for to allow for them to function well. 16


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Concept Diagram showing the layering of historic and new elements

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Aerial view

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Public corridoor overlooking pool with historic foundation element

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Courtyard inside the house 25


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Obstacle of Respite remaking leftover spaces Academic Work 2012 27


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Obstacle of Respite Academic Work 2013 Studio Sei Hwa The OBSTACLE OF RESPITE is a humble library located at the intersection of Newton Circus. It is located on a site which is a leftover green space next to the train station. Acting as a threshold along well used pathways it encourages people to use the space and hopefully, allow for some intellectual joy below the large tree canopies in the area.

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Children’s books section next to partioned performance space

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Children’s books section next to part

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Quieter Adult’s books section

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Courtyard area with benches for resting after commute

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Lumiere modulating light & shadow Academic Work 2015 41


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Lumiere Academic Work 2015 Studio Joseph Lim This is a museum project as part of the studio discourse discussing the way light is used in buildings and their impact on the way people use space. LUMIERE uses multiple shapes to control light in a museum with areas for different displays. Simulations were conducted to using Revit and Radiance to assess lighting condtions. Several more reiterations of facade and form were performed . Qualitative analysis of these various forms and their impact on the spaces that housed the various objects was done to determine the composition of these elements together on a route. 44


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Light tests done to modulate the amount of light entering the space

Space to house sculptures and paintings 49


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Space for film screenings

Space to house older paintings 51


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Sharer’s Paradise master’s thesis Academic Work 2015/2016 55


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Sharer’s Paradise Academic Work 2015/2016 Studio Cheah Kok Ming

Goods, any kind that we use, are merely units of transaction to benefit our lives. While they exist in the domain of the individual, they are seen out of sight and held in private. With the cultural phenomen of the sharing economy, these goods exist within the public space acting as transactory tools from which people derive money and utility. Like a bank built to house our monies, so there is a need for an architectonic to address the presence of these goods in the public sphere. This thesis aims to illustrate an obsession and influence of the public storage of goods, its deposit and retrieval and how it may be seen to affect everyday living patterns. Various profiles of users are mapped out to show what these patterns may be. Residents in these developments are able to take on the roles as a seller, shopper and collaborator- with goods become a social stimulator between people living in dense urban environments. All in all, a new commons is envisioned. 58


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Photomontage depicting the proliferation of consumer goods

Concept mini-comic diagram 61


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Ground level goods retrival

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Axonometry of Sharer’s Paradise 66


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Structural axonometry of Sharer’s Paradise Silos 68


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Common level goods retrival

Rentable self-sustaining garden plots

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Pool overlooking silo structures

Silo-like structures holding goods

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