Rachit Maheshwari Gender Male
#1680 Sector C,Pocket 1 Vasant Kunj New Delhi-110070
+91 8558870922 +91 9711283629
1st June 1994
As a budding architect i have developed my skill set through absorbing and exploring the
environment. My objective is to horn my technical skills through practical implementation and contribute towards the organization. I enjoy working with a team and willing to learn and grab as much opportunities as possible. Over the past academic years i have processed many design solutions and developed a liking towards modern architecture.
CURRICULUM VITAE Extra Curricular Bachelors in Architecture Chitkara School Of Planning And Architecture(C.S.P.A) Chitkara University, Punjab, India
Education 10+2(C.B.S.E) Ryan International Schoo1 Vasant Kunj, New Delhi Competitions and Workshops - 2015 GRIHA Trophy (Designing 19 Storey Apartment in Noida) NASA(National Association of Students of Architecture) Shortlisted in top 10 - 2014 NARI GANDHI Trophy (Documentation and Analysis of Baradari Palace in Patiala) NASA(National Association of Students of Architecture)
-College House Representative in Cultural Fest. -Team Captain (Inter-House College Football Tournament) -Team Leader (Documentation and Designing of Rural Settlement of Village Jhasla,Punjab) Skills 2D Modelling -Autodesk Autocad 3D Modelling -Google Sketchup -Autodesk Revit Graphical -Adobe Illustrator -Adobe Photoshop Presentation -Adobe Indesign -Microsoft Powerpoint
- 2013-2014 SAINT-GOBAIN TRANSPARENCE Competition (Designing an Architecture College in West Bengal)
Rendering Softwares -Lumion -Vray Plugin with Sketchup
- Workshop(2015) Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger NASA(National Association of Students of Architecture)
Reference Prof.Surjit Bais Principal(Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture)
â€œSimplicity is the ultimate Sophesticationâ€? - Leonardo da Vinci
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DESIGNF O L I O College of Architecture ECR Road,Chennai
Natural History Museum Chandigarh,Punjab
Weekend Villa Pinjore, Haryana
Student Centre Amritsar,Punjab
Housing Society(GRIHA Trophy) Sec 151,Noida,U.P
7th Semester Design Studio
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE
ECR Road,Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The Project Brief was to design an “Architecture College - of the students ,by the students, for the students.” Who knows better than students of architecture themselves, that how different they are from the rest of the graduates ! They create, innovate and ideate ! The initial idea behind designing the structure was to maintain healthy interaction between students , which prove to be beneficial in the creativity process. Different stages involved making spaces that are ever evolving with the needs of the time, providing Barrier free Environment,maintaining Ecological Sensitivity and Energy Conciousness, through Design.
SCOPE OF ACCOMODATION
SITE Chennai also known as Madras is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the major cultural, economic and educational Hub.
Wet and dry climate During the Monsoons there is Heavy Rainfall
Academic block Auditorium
Cafeteria Head Residences Hostels Site selection
Structural circulation CORE
BLOCK ZONING Massing of major built components in the Academic block. Provision of courtyard
Evolution of corridors branching out from the CORE
Segregating Adminstration and Academic block
Staff Residences Student Centre
Administration Circulation Core Staff and Lecture halls ACADEMIC BLOCK
The idea of this Block evolved by creating a CORE Circulation for the Users inside the Academic Block. Further the Core Corridor is subdivided and Branched into Primary minor Corridors for easy accessibilty to different rooms,thus segregating the Admin,Staff and the Academic areas.
Open courtyard Workshops
Food court O.A.T
Entry Outdoor Courts Secondary Entry
Ground Floor Plan Area - 5780 sqm
NORTH First Floor Plan Area - 3380 sqm
Exterior view of the block
FIRST FLOOR Circulation Core
North Light Glazing Studios
North Light Glazing Studios
Washroom Administration desk
Washrooms Central Courtyard
H.O.D Rooms Floor plate
4th Semester Design Studio
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
The Project Brief was to design a â€œNatural history Museumâ€? depicting the evolution of Life. Natural history,describes patterns in nature, thus building an essential foundation for science and Infrastructure. The major design challenge in a museum is to maintain the exhibits,fossils and artifacts thus considering the amount and directional allowance of natural light within the structure. The objective was to provide adequate circuation spaces within and give a modern touch on the outerside to enrich the experience of the visitors.
The site of the museum is approx 7000 sqm which is in Chandigarh region,Punjab with a River front. The site is surrounded by an Institutional land,a Hotel and a Commercial block.
Roads play a very important part in Chandigarh,thus the museum site is accessible by 2 roads,ie Main road and a Service road making it easily approchable. The site has a green belt along the Roads. Bridge
Service Road River Front
Institutional Site River
Main Road NORTH
FORM EVOLUTION Conceptualizing
SCOPE OF ACCOMODATION Massing
-Administration Space -Exhibition Spaces -Open Exhibition Spaces -Food court -Workshop
Social Space G+1
-Curators Office -Souvenier Shop -Library -Multipurpose Hall NORTH
Informal Circular Galleries Circulation core Formal Space
Provision for Minimum amount of lighting.
LVL +5600 lvl+5600
6M WIDE SERVICE ROAD
9m WIDE INTERNAL ROAD
lvl+5600 LVL +5600
LVL +9400 lvl+9400
LVL +0 -
The organization, form and design of the Natural History Museum was derived keeping in mind the basic geometrical shapes. Providing a circulation loop would enable the human to explore and observe the galleries without restricting the movement.
10M WIDE GREEN SPACE 1.8M WIDE FOOTHPATH ALL AROUND THE SITE
12M WIDE SiteMAIN Plan ROAD _ 0.0 LEVEL CENTRE LINE OF ROAD +
EXHIBITION GALLERY 402 SQ M
LVL - 450
EXHIBITION GALLERY 310 SQM
EXHIBITION GALLERY 375 SQ M KITCHEN 50 SQ M
STORAGE 20 SQ M
WOMEN RESTROOM 37.5 SQ M
MEN RESTROOM 35 SQ M
FRIGHT LIFT 6 SQ M
MEN MEN RESTROOM RESTROOM
WOMEN WOMEN RESTROOM RESTROOM
35 SQ M
37.5 SQ M
CURATOR ROOM 12 SQ M
WORKSHOP 104 SQ M
FOOD CAFETARIA 140 SQ M
MULTIPURPOSE HALL 450 SQM LVL +3450
OPEN AIR EXHIBITION OR O.A.T LVL - 450 93 SQ M
ELEVATOR 6 SQ M
EMERGENCY EXIT ADMINISTRATION ROOM 42 SQ M
STAGE 24 SQ M SOUVENIER
EXHIBITION GALLERY 410 SQ M
87.5 SQ M
CUT OUT MEETING ROOM 30 SQ M
WAITING AREA AND INFO DESK
EXHIBITION GALLERY 420 SQM
TREAD - 200 ENTRY CLOAK ROOM 25 SQ M
20 SQ M
EXHIBITION GALLERY 125 SQM
RISER - 200
LVL +1800 TICKET COUNTER 15 SQ M
Ground Floor Plan Area - 2894sqm
First Floor Plan Area - 2211sqm
Interior view of a gallery
AXONOMETRIC OF THE MUSEUM
2nd Semester Design Studio
The Project Brief was to design a â€œWeekend Villa - for recreation and luxuryâ€?. Being a budding architect, it is essential to have the basic knowlege about how an individual manages his personal life,away from the main city and thus designing adequate spaces in relation to the functions inside as well as outside the Villa is the major challenge,which proves to be important aspect in the design process. A person owns a Villa to spend quality time with his family,which further provides high end luxury and recreation.
THE CONCEPT The initial idea behind designing the structure was to maintain privacy as the individual plots on the site were located closely to each other and creating segregation of each villa from another. Secondly the design fulfills the requirement of Compactness,ie 2 bedrooms with luxury and relaxation. Keeping this in mind the villa has numerous outdoor spaces to unwind, including the private roof top terrace with outdoor leisure spaces, a mini pool ,a large garden with attractive planted areas and deck connected with each room. Inside the villa, large and wide spaces have been provided for easy circulation and appropriate lighting as well as the components like Bar space, the billiard room, the Family room provide a sense of luxury.
LOCATION- the site is located right adjacent to Pinjore Farm club. The site has a number of plots owned by individual owners.
Seprating the plot
ORIENTATION- the plot is linear on 3 sides and one side being at an angle of 140 degrees.
TOPOGRAPHY- flat surface,sloppy at some areas.
Habitable spaces KITCHEN
Non Habitable spaces
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
AXONOMETRIC OF THE VILLA
Sun Deck Dining Area
Terrace Bedroom 2
Living room Bedroom 1 Washroom Main Entry Recreation Room
Front facade of the Villa
Live Project - ArchValues Consultants.
The Project Brief was to design a â€œStudent Centreâ€?at a Government Medical College in Amritsar.
A design competition held by the Punjab government, the scope of the project was to design the Student Centre complex and retrofit a Library and an Auditorium respectively. Being a part of a leading Architecture firm based in Chandigarh, I helped and worked on the facade develpoment, Landscaping, 3d modelling and rendering of the structure. Further the proposal was selected and the project has been commissioned to ARCHVALUES Consultants,Chandigarh.
SCOPE OF ACCOMODATION
KEY SITE PLAN The Government Medical College in Amritsar. The Student centre within the campus is located in close proximity to the Pathology lab and the SPM department,as being the only recreational space, makes it the centre of attraction for the staff members and the students. The centre also caters to a Swimming pool and landscaping for outdoor leisure. Total Site area for Student Centre - 1105sqm
Sitting areas Administration Indoor sports Gym Kitchen/Staff Coffee shop Stationary Juice bar Washrooms
TOILET & LOCKERS STATIONARY/ PROVISION PHOTOSTAT STORE
TABLE TENNIS COURT 44'-0" X 40'-0" 2. NO.
DOUBLE HEIGHT ROOM BADMINTON COURTS 2NOS.
COFFEE SHOP TOILET
STORE AREA /MISC. WORKING STAFF
MISC. WORKING STAFF
JUCE CORNER TOILET 13'-11" X 11'-10" (HE)
TOILET 13'-11" X 11'-10" (SHE)
CHANGE/ LOCKER 6'-0"X4'-2"
OPEN FOOD COURT
STORE 20'-0" X 8'-6"
MPH IN DOOR GAMES
KITCHEN 12'-4" X 21'-112" EF
CANTEEN STAFF AREA
Ground Floor Plan
HOSTEL CLERK ROOM
STUDENT ASSOCIATION OFFICE
GIRLS HOSTEL PRESIDENT
STUDENTS DEAN OFFICE
First Floor Plan Area-245.5 Sqm
TEACHER ASSOCIATION ROOM
Competition Project - N.A.S.A 2014-2015
GRIHA TROPHY (HOUSING) Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
The Project Brief was to design a â€œgroup housing complex for Lotus Greens. Lotus Greens is a reputed developer committed to sustainable development. Massing, placement of towers so as to make the best use of the site, improve the thermal performance in the climatic conditions of Noida. Maximize the project marketability by maximizing views of central golf course and the river. The design should give special attention to massing, solar orientation, wind movement and passive cooling systems. The systems and technologies employed should be simple and durable enough for end users to use them comfortably. PANORAM IC VIE WO F TH EG OL FC OU RS E
SITE Location : Sector 150 Noida. Site Area : 50,000 sqm. Maximum ground coverage-30% Height : Stilt + 19 floors
SITE PLANNING Utilty Area
The tree depicts strength and connectivity far and wide. Similarly the concept of the site is extracted in distinction to the framework of the tree .
The site is surrounded by Farmlands,a Golf Course, and Residential apartments .
Club house Commercial
Latitude - 28 Longitude - 77 Solar radiation - 5.20(kWh/m2/day) Winf speed - 6km/hr
MIXING CONCRETE WITH THE NATURE
DESIGNING FOR A GREENER ENVIRONMENT
PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION
Non- habitable areas on the west to minimize heat gain.
Using the excavated soil for landscaping during final construction
Provided punctures for proper wind movement to minimize wind load
The Central Atrium
Initializing the column and Beam frame structure
2BHK- 85.7 SQM 7
PV panels on top used both for Energy generation and Rain water Harvesting
Floor Plan 4
Laying of the reinforcement on the foundation.
Collection of waste disposed while excavation. Digging trench and laying of foundation.
Construction of site office and the labour dwellings.
Clearing of the top soil
3BHK- 107 SQM
Creating the powder line for excavation.
Atrium provided for ventilation and dehumidification inside the building
SECTION THROUGH ATRIUM
THE FRAMEWORK 3D Section of a Dwelling
Water Segregation Pipelines
Uses 40% less water than conventional faucets. Flow optimized water saving showerhead which have areators installed
Low flow faucets
Schematic Diagram Represents the positioning of the different Pipelines connected to the respective Tank.
Fibre reinforced composite panels. Can be recycled up to 20 times,allowing scrap FRC to be used again and again
Double Glazed windows
Linoleum tile flooring Anti-bacterial and biodigradable
Openings on the Rear Facade Of the Platform acts as a mean of Adequate Lighting and Ventilation for the Parking Space under .
SITE SECTION Contours built to direct the wind flow towards the building and creating a slope for the rain water to adequately flow all over the softscape reducing the amount of water consumption
The Portfolio includes the selected works that i have completed during my B.Architecture programme.