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portfolio sarthak taunk selected works 2014-present


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Learning Center









Sarthak Taunk

architecture student

Education Kendriya Vidyalya, Chandigarh Graduated 10th , 9.8cgpa

Kendriya Vidyalya, Chandigarh Graduated 12th , 88%

Hi!. I am sarthak, 6th-semester student from chandigarh college of architecture. seeking the position for an intern. following is a compilation of projects that reflect my passion and commitment towards architecture. I hope to contribute the same for your firm.

Chandigarh college of architecture, Chandigarh pursuing B.arch , 3rd year

Experience GIS(Geographic information System)

volunteered and worked with the chandigarh adminstration for modernisation project 2016.


co-founded an initiative called Plan-b.

: 14th april 1997

The Government Museum and Art gallery, Chandigarh

volunteered to organize an exhibition ‘Le Corbusier-Mastering The Image’.

: Sector 32, Chandigarh : +91 9914030939 : : :

Achievements NASA Design Competition (G-sen Trophy 2015-16) National Runner’s up.

ANDC Design Competition Top 20 Qualification.

NASA Design Competition (G-sen Trophy 2016-17)

Languages English

Juror’s Choice Award.

Logo Design Competition for Chandigarh Tourism Runner’s up.

Installation Workshop


Exhibited at the Open Hand monument Capitol Complex, Chandigarh.


Refrences Prof. Pradeep Bhagat Principal CCA, Chandigarh +91 9988643769 Prof. Sohan Lal Sharma Dean of Academics CCA, Chandigarh +91 9417303195

Skills Adobe suite












After Effects











Graphic design



-Studio apartmanet

designed for an artist(studio project)


-Documentation of CITCO cafe.

documentation of a cafe(studio project).

-Redesign of CITCO cafe.

redesigning of that cafe(studio project).

-Brick and Wood workshop.

hands on experience with materials.


residence for an artist.

-Tourist Information Centre.

information center for the city of Mcleodganj



-Resort and Spa.

resort in the shivalik foothills.(studio project)

-Market Design.

redesign of neighbourhood market.(studio project)

-International Symposium.

celebrating Le Corbusiers chandigarh

-Concrete Action.

space transformation

-Office Complex

rentable office spaces (studio project)

-Vernacular settlement study. learning center (studio project)

-ANDC 2016.(top 20 Qualification)(Group Head) parallel projections

-GSEN 2016.(Special Mention)


smart city

-120 Hours.

house without a function

-Re-Gen Logo Design.(Runner’s up) logo for chandigarh tourism


-Installation Workshop. remembring Corbusier

-361 Conference.

architechture and the city

-Computational Design Workshop. Grasshopper



walk in apartments


personal project

-GSEN 2016 (Juror’s choice award) margin


Watchtower 2016 National Top 20 Qualification Annual NASA Design Trophy 2016 Location : McLeodganj, Himachal Group Project


Tibetans, while struggling to rebuild their identity in a foreign land, gave it one and yet are unknown for their boundless contribution. Torn between this paradoxical identity crisis in the present and the intimidating potential to become a ghost town, again, in the future, stands Mclodeganj, a puppet in the hands of time. Time projects everything in worlds parallel to the one it exists in. Till time travel is a hypothetical concept, the only way to build a relationship between these parallel worlds is through memories. So, for people to perceive the city differently, they need to connect it’s present image in relation to it’s past! Here we introduce the idea of representation of the city as an intervention to change people’s perception of architectural space and time. The tower subtly stands in the valley next to the epicenter of the city, the main square. Led to by a skywalk, it is at a distance, much needed to be appreciated from the main city. Through it’s narrative, visitors can relate to the city via experiential spaces that whisper it’s memoir! The journey from the bottom of the tower to the observatory, providing a view to the entire city, is symbolic of the journey of the city, from its genesis to its present. This path has frames, embedded in the structure that showcase the highlights of the time period being talked about, in their present scenario. At the same time the external image of the tower is the epitome of timelessness. With a facade symbolic of no particular culture, the tower is ever evolving, with the potential to contain the future as it becomes the present. The blank concrete walls are ageless and would forever be a landmark to the city! The understanding of the evolution of the city would facilitate the thought process of people to acknowledge everything the city has to offer. And this would eradicate the identity crisis the tibetan refugees and the city face.


This space starts at the bottom of the tower to symbolize the beginning of the city. Early Mc Leodganj was a hill station to the British, the essence of which can now be seen by a church, St John in the Wilderness, the only surviving structure of that era!

This space in the tower is symbolic of the 1905 Kangra earthquake that reduced Mc Leodganj to a ghost town. A maze like circulation with skewed passages is well contrived through the inclined walls. This space induces, in the visitors, a feeling of uneasiness; aptly portraying the state of the city at that time.

While struggling through the skewed passages, the visitors are directed to a platform, seemingly outside the bounds of the tower, that leaves them standing in the middle of nothing. A dark void running along the tower that symbolizes the unfortunate situation in which the city could forever remain desolated and become a ghost city!

This space is a continuous exhibit illustrating the development of Mc Loedganj after the advent of the Tibetans. A pillar rises from the floor of this space to the top, symbolizing the culture and the struggle of the tibetans. This pillar would forever remain a memorial acknowledging their contribution. This space would thus cater to the identity crisis, Mc Loeadganj and Tibetans face mutually.

This is an Observatory from where one can view the entire city. The staircase in this space leads nowhere and is symbolic of the future the tower would hold. Like a blank canvas waiting to be filled! After understanding the timeline of the city, the visitors would relate it to the present scenario of the city hence developing a relationship between the past and the present. Pg.9

Orb 2016 120 Hours 2016 Group Project


A House Without A Function

In the present time the architectural discourse has been shifted to a purely political and programmatic agenda. The current tendency implies a hierarchical order that doesn't consider composition and tectonics until the end of the development of a project. The aim was to revert the normal sequence of the design process. Architectural choices will define a project based on pure spatial qualities rather than economic or programmatic organisation. We were requested to design a house. The house will be a place suitable for human scale. A primary space that is conceived through your own intimate, personal and critical vision of architecture. is it possible to imagine architecture without site and program? If so how can they complement initial spatial qualities?.

Architecture is the craft of effective place making, putting together absolute zilch, to form a compelling whole, without any bars of set perceptions. A house is a mere enclosure, but emanates silhouettes of warmth and aureole of security; a space acquainted to by the user on her own terms. Our design proposes an unpretentious yet a complex sphere, surrounded by a roll cage in the form of a geodesic dome. The only contact between the two is through ball bearings strategically placed along the vertices of the mesh. The cage outside is free to tread anywhere, yet keeps the sphere inside stable, making the amalgamation dynamic and steady. The design is mobile and adaptive to any site, being guided by an index dictated by its users and not a set scheme, underlining that architecture can indeed be made possible without a definite site and programme.



Learning Centre 2016 Studio project Individual Project


Settled in a green environment at Jayanti Majra village ,the building serves as a Learning Centre for folks from the region, aged from toddlers to elder people. The architectural starting point was to realize a building using materials and skills from within a 25 km radius from the site. The drive was to encourage locals to become aware on the basic principles of sustainability. The floor plan is north-south oriented and consists of two volumes under a large tin roof structure. On the north side are the classrooms and lavatories and on the south side the workshop and store. Two sight lines traverse the building in all four directions. This composition of volumes housed under one big U-shaped roof creates interspaces that are open for public use. There is no architectural loss! On the ground floor there is a covered plaza. At first level, on top there is a freely accessible floor. This space is connected by a footbridge coming from the classrooms. The lifting of the roof high above the volumes has achieved a considerable reduction of heat build up within the spaces. Further cooling is provided by cross ventilation, surrounding vegetation . U-shaped roof catches rainwater, which is then channeled trough gutters and stored in tanks above lavatories. The main goal is to train people and become autonomous eventually making the foundation superfluous. This begins with learning the necessary skills required for long-term planning and develop confidence in the future and by gaining knowledge and skills to practice a profession.


U-Shaped Roof

Perforated Brick Walls

Classrooms Toilets

Bamboo Screens

Open area


MARGIN 2017 Juror’s choice GSEN Trophy 2017 Group Project


Margin is a newspaper on social issues and architecture. It deals with the stereotypes prevalent in the society. We curate conversations to tell a story about the role of architecture in today’s world. We make them available for you to do with as you please: to think on, to talk about, to design with. Feel free to take them and run, mis-read and butcher. After all, they are only ideas. Margin takes the form of normal A1 sized papers‭ that can also function as posters‭. Each newspaper has a theme and content is derived from a series of discussions, debates, interviews, and research into the spatial implications of epochal shifts presently occurring in the information industry. It becomes a holistic forum for discussion of current issues through the medium of paper architecture. The first issue focuses on gender sensitivity and the urban poor. It tries to camouflage architecture with these discussions which were originally triggered by the posters.

Paper, despite being a commodity, defies the tragedy of commons.

Paper is an efficient tool to stir the public opinion because they can reach wide and specific audiences, and it reaches out to people who are otherwise isolated by poverty. An eye-catching poster or flyer with strong visualisation does not necessarily need words on it. They can hence also reach illiterates or deaf.


(Check out the video by clicking or scanning the code above)

(Read MARGIN by clicking or scanning the code above)


WAFFLE 2017 Individual Project


Parametric design is not unfamiliar territory for architects. From ancient pyramids to contemporary institutions, buildings have been designed and constructed in relationship to a variety of changing forces, including climate, technology, use, character, setting, culture, and mood. Nature had long since developed structural systems of a nuanced complexity that architects and designers had applied to structure building shapes and urban organizational patterns. this piece of furniture is just a small product of my exploration in that area.

It is actually a waffle structure modeled into the rough shape of a bean bag . in a waffle structure, the form is divided into perpendicular vertical frames, which then can be produced and joined together to form the desired shape.The Advantage here is that we can control the number of frames as well as the thickness of those frames. number of frames is directly proportional to the smoothness of the form we desire.


Grasshopper algorithm divides the form into perpendicular vertical components

The components then fit like Tazos and are strengthened with metallic L-joints to make the full piece



Logo Design Proposal for Chandigarh Tourism logo Runner’s up

Art Installation Remembring Corbusier. Exhibited at the Capitol Complex









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Sarthak Taunk- Architecture Portfolio  
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