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Varun Bajaj

varunbajaj21@gmail.com www.delhidallying.com +91 98100 12451

academic and professional works


Design Development

Conceptual Design

2008

Research + Documentation

Construction + Execution

Anthropometry

Kiosk

Tensile Dwelling

2009

P’puram Palace, Kerala

L&S Kalpa Village Study

Iconic House

Rural Center

2010

Vernacular Rajasthan

Kalpa Tourist Camp

CAA Memorial Design IGBC Tree House Design

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Spiretec

Hotel Connaught

Iqbal Maidan

IGBC College Redesign

AVIVA Book Wall

Delhi Dallying

Dissertation

Aakar Essay

Elective - Urban Poor

Inclusive Housing

ANDC Competition

IGBC GREEN DESIGN COMPETITI

RETROFITTING SPA, NE ABRD Architects

2011

City Study - Bhopal

L+S Architects

2012

CnT Architects

Since

1962

NSK Elective - Conservation

Urban Design

Thesis

QWERTY Branding

S.Ghosh & Associates

Haridwar House

Nari Shiksha Kendra

Inlingua

Turmeric Studio

Oxford Institute

2014

2013

Seminar

List of Works

Amrit Corp.


Design Development

Conceptual Design

Research + Documentation

Construction + Execution

Academic Explorations

The following section presents a selection of seminal works from my academic experience which have strongly shaped my views on issues of urbanity and development.

Transit + Movement

Inclusivity Iqbal Maidan Urban Revitalization

City Study Bhopal Urban Poor & Housing Elective

Complexity and Urban Heritage

The Transport Transit Tangle Dissertation

By the People Seminar

SELECTED Works

Inclusive Housing

Redensification along Transit Corridor Urban Design

The Khirki Interface Thesis


Simple and Everyday

Complexity and Urban Heritage

and so, unworthy of attention

By the People

Unorganized and Chaotic

Complexity in the Commonplace

and so, completely hopeless

Complexity looks for an underlying order in seemingly chaotic circumstances. User- generated settlements, such as urban villages, squatter settlements and historical communities are examples of such systems.Historical communities form a part of our urban heritage, which is not just concerned with built monuments - it encompasses the social, physical, natural,cultural and economical aspects of a settlement and it’s people.

Seminar Research + Presentation Vth Year, SPA Delhi Group Work (Team of 5) Guided by Dr. Leon Morenas January-October 2012 Through the study of the mohallas of Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi), this seminar aimed at exploring the ordered complexity in seemingly chaotic contexts and picking patterns and rules which emerge.

Methodology

The inter-relationships were established through repeated site visits, where we as students were engaging in participant observation, to understand the basic ‘rules’ of organization. The Mohallas were then analysed by generating space syntax diagrams.

Intervening in and around such contexts ought to conserve this living heritage by retaining this complexity while paving the way for further development.

mapping

modelling

Discussion We don’t Understand complexity in the commonplace

BY THE PEOPLE • sEMINAR

depicting as diagrams

The seminar raised pertinent questions about the role of the designer in such a reality: how does this knowledge of self organization alter the designer’s response? Can active design make conversation with this emergent behaviour in a way that multiplies its positives and negates its negatives?


Panchsheel Vihar

The Khirki Interface

Chirag Dilli Nallah (Stream)

DDA Park Khirki Masjid

Khirki Village, Delhi

Satpula Dam

Transitonal development for conservation and promotion of urban heritage

Khirki Village

Thesis Research + Design Vth Year, SPA Delhi (Gold Medal) Individual Project Mentored by Mr. Pratap Talwar January-May 2013

Khirki village falls under the ‘Laldora’ area, wherein owners are allowed to build without the need to follow building byelaws. It has a unique morphology, hugging the 14th century Khirki Mosque, that is strongly connected to pre-existing cultural systems and now, the rental economy as well. It sits as a hub for cheap housing in an upmarket area of South Delhi.

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Site Area: 4.4 acres Built up Area: 8757 Sqm

100m Press Enclave Road

JJ Cluster

Khirki Mosque

25m

Towards Hauzrani

Proposition

The ‘interface’ between an urban village of historical significance and the city ought to be developed in an integrated way that actively conserves and promotes its urban heritage through transitional activities by attracting visitors and locals alike, while it extends the existing grain of development in a sensitive manner, which would lead to a gradual process of economic regeneration and urban renewal.

RESEARCH AREAS

Intervening in Heritage Contexts Urban Villages Gentrification

complexity + urban heritage


Site Analysis

Historical context

Determinants + Stimuli

Outer Ring Road

Tuglaq Legacy

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figure ground c.

The city of Jahan Panah, 14th century AD Tuglaq Dynasty

Sheikh Sarai

a. khirki mosque b. satpula dam c. wall of jahanpanah

Chirag Dilli

site extents + topography 1.

South Delhi Greenway (Proposed)

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Encl Press

Khirki

heritage law - extents

landuse

THE KHIRKI INTERFACE

1. JJ cluster 2.village view from mosque 3. khirki mosque 4. satpula dam

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Saket District Courts

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Design Directives

Urban Response

Establish a connection between Khirki Masjid and Satpula, along the wall of Jahanpanah, treating it as a public spine

Morphology

WHOLE > Sum of the parts

Looking closely from a distance

Porosity + Circulation

Chirag Dilli

Sheikh Sarai

Create a truly public space in sync with the grain of development

Overlapping functions = Unusual adjacencies Massing

Khirki

Define usable open space for Khirki and connect to proposed South Delhi Greenway

Satpula

Saket District Center

Water Recharge and drainage as a guiding factor

Ecological considerations

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cleaning the nallah, bringing back the lake

Built Courtyards Bus Stop

THE KHIRKI INTERFACE

Interpretation Center

Retail + Food

Community

Sarai

complexity + urban heritage


Rehabilitation housing for potters

section through pavillion court Tourist Information Center

Villagers

Area Programming

Displaced Potter’s Collaborative Shared Facilities Common Outlet

Baraat Ghar

Ownership + Usage

A transitional building typology with commercial, institutional and community uses, of local and regional relevance which overlap in terms of function and are economically symbiotic as well.

Space for hafta bazaars Small Shops Boutique Shops

Greenhouse Plant’s Nursery

Lawn + Playground

Satpula Lake Complex South Delhi Greenway

Budget serviced accommodation

Visitors

AV Room

Interpretation Center

RWA

Pavillion Court

Restaurants/ Cafes

from within Delhi

Function

Outdoor performance area

Visitors

from outside

DDA/Government

RWA/NGO

Parking II

To Satpula Private

Time

section through retail spine View point

Room

Suite Room Suite

Typology

User-groups

Potter’s Collaborative shop

Cafe Street

Back of house Jhuggi Cluster

31%

44% community + institutional

Lift core 1

commercial

1%

24% short-term rental

Connection to Pavillion Court

Small Shops

Large shops

Plaza Parking

Parking

Parking

Potter’s housing

Lift core 2 (connecting plaza to viewing gallery directly, going down to back of house and parking)

Lift core 3 (connecting temple court, exhibit hall and restaurant to parking)

section through auditorium

Greenhouse

AV Room

Exhibition

RWA Parking I

Parking II

THE KHIRKI INTERFACE

Water recharge tank

complexity + urban heritage


pavillion court level

Open Spaces A. Street along Jahanpnanah wall B. Transit Court C. Pavilion Court D. Temple Court E. Potters’ Court F. Nursery Plantation G. Playground H. Steps for Hafta Bazaar I. Tourist Info Point J. Entrance to Khirki K. Jhuggi Court

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Khirki DDA Colony

Panchsheel Vihar

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Prithviraj Chauhan Park

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Built Intervention 1. Potter’s Collaborative 2. Nursery shop and store 3. Baraat Ghar 4. Community Common Room 5. Pavillion Cafe 6. Heritage Interpretation Center + RWA 7. Viewing Gallery 8. Bus stop + Cycle Rental 9. Budget hotel + Retail + Eateries 10. Offices/Studios + Retail + Eateries 11. Pubic Amenities 12.Tourist Information Kiosk

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Khirki Village

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Site Plan

Plan at roof level

Complexity + urban heritage

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tectonics

The idea of having terraces and multiple levels gives the complex an approachable feel; It roots itself in the landscape. The structure and the materiality for the complex is largely imagined in brick, painted white. Over time the surfaces would weather and blend in with the surrounding village. Keeping in mind the historical context and the architectural language of the Tuglaq era, contemporary jaalis have been used as sunscreens.

stepped plaza in the day

walk-in movie theatre by night

THE KHIRKI INTERFACE

Weekly bazaars can set up shop on the steps; interact with the open space

complexity + urban heritage


Learning

Through the process of this thesis, one has become more aware of the value of a historical place like Khirki, even today and how tapping into it can be a win-win situation for all stakeholders The challenge of generating a viable area program from scratch, keeping in mind issues of time sharing, multiple usage and the informal economy was an exciting one. Thinking about models of ownership, strategies for incremental and phased development makes one realize that an integrated project with multiple ownerships entails a complex process, which needs to be extremely well planned. baba bhumiya courtyard, outside the community banquet hall

1.

2.

AV Room near the transit court at night

retail spine following the water channel to satpula lake

THE KHIRKI INTERFACE

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4.

1&2. 1:200 scale detailed model 3 & 4. 1:1000 scale Context Model

complexity + urban heritage


Arera Hills Idgah Hills

City Study

Primary Survey + Research + Documentation IIIrd Year, SPA Delhi Group Work (Team of 6) Directed by Dr. Ranjana Mital Sept-Oct 2010

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Bhopal, known as the city of lakes, is a fast growing second tier city with a traditional old core and township-based new developments. The study was based on primary surveys done during a trip to the city which was collated and analysed with the help of secondary sources afterwards. The idea was to identify a place for an urban scale intervention and develop an area program suitable for it.

Shyamala Hills

NH

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NH8

old city

Iqbal Maidan Urban Revitalization

NH86

new city NH1 2

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

1. road section in new bhopal 2. street section in old bhopal 3. vehicular circulation at the lake junction

WhY IQBAL MAIDAN?

• One of the few big, open spaces in the old city was once a popular gathering place but has now become an impersonal island - it’s potential must be tapped. • Intact urban heritage will be lost without intervention • Strategically located on a geographical bottleneck, hence people almost always pass through it.

old bhopal

Built up Area: 5000 Sqm upper lake

Iqbal Maidan is an important open, public area in old Bhopal, surrounded by a strong historical context, currently underused and hugely neglected. The proposal addresses the issues of the maidan, with the aim of making the area ‘come alive’ with activity. The design also responds to the remnants of a historical archway.

need for intervention - Disconnect

The old city has a traditional morphology but is losing it’s significance and nostalgic value and is in a state of degradation. People from the new city bypasse the old thanks to a highway, thereby having little interacion.

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Design Studio IIIrd Year, SPA Delhi Individual Project Directed by Dr. Ranjana Mital Sept-Dec 2010

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lower lake

van vihar (national park)

complexity + urban heritage


Gauhar Mahal

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Hamidia Hospital

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Street

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Iqbal Maidan

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three way OAT

VIP

1.Library 2.CafĂŠteria 3.Art Gallery 4.Auditorium 5.Museum 6.Tourist Info Center 7.Souvenirs 8.Iqbal Maidan Exhibit 9.Coffee Shop 10.Broken Archway 11.Khirni Tree 12.Three-way OAT

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rerouting traffic to make iqbal maidan’s vehicular traffic, one-way Upper Lake

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DESIGN STRATEGY

physical model

The value of a large open space in a dense traditional settlement must be recognized. The built scheme is limited to a third of the site, by area. The rest is landscaped, using anchors , with the shade of the old khirni tree as the central attraction.

Moti Masjid

plan

Iqbal Maidan

view of street towards iqbal maidan

Gauhar Mahal

view of complex

Zeenat Mahal

Towards Lake

Khirni Tree Iqbal Maidan

Tourist Center

iqbal maidan : urban revitalization

Museum

Gallery

Section towards Iqbal Maidan

Complexity + urban heritage


Transit and Movement

The Transport Transit Tangle

Traffic can be defined as any movement of people outside their own property. Traffic shapes cities. It comprises of transport and transit where the latter primarily refers to ‘human powered’ traffic.

Dissertation Research + Analysis IVth Year, SPA Delhi Individual Project Guided by Ar. Madhav Raman Jun 2011 - Jan 2012

Conflicting traffic in Delhi BRT bus stop

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How does one organize traffic such that transport and transit link with each other, rather than compete? How do you build for intermodality of transport and transit?

The research primarily investigates how the conflicts and agendas regarding ‘traffic’ in Delhi, hamper improvement in the city.

Issue

Pro-transit activists demand cars be banned, car-owners demand more flyovers, Metro and BRTS representatives argue among themselves about the ‘right’ kind of public transport development and policy makers sway from one solution to the other, without any resolve.

foot over bridge lajpat nagar metro station

Inferences

There is a need for multiplicity of transport and transit modes in the city and the intermodality between them. The fragmented organization of various technical and governmental bodies leads to lack of control, ending in the blame-game. The lack of cogent, up-to-date policies regarding transport and transit makes progress sluggish

THE TRANSPORT TRANSIT TANGLE • DISSERTATION


residential commercial institutional public greens open space road

Gaffar Market

Redevelopment: Metro Corridor Karol Bagh, Delhi

Urban Design Studio Group Project (Team of 4) Directed by Dr. Aruna Ramani July-Dec 2012

existing

Site Area: 62.7 Hectares/ 156.75 Acres Built up Area: 10,97,000Sqm Parking: 22,345 Cars FAR: (Approx.) 2 (excluding open areas)

proposed

Ridge

Rajendar Nagar

site plan

proposed landuse plan

This intervention aims to create a cohesive urban image for the district which was once a residential refugee colony but has slowly morphed into a hub for retail activity.

SWOT Strengths: Established commercial hub, important transit node, numerous schools, hospitals, clinics etc.

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existing landuse plan

Weaknesses: Large road area , inadequate parking, highly congested Opportunities: Redistribution of density for more open space, which could also plug in to the Ridge Threats: Increasing congestion, decreasing security and the constant intrusion of non-resident visitors in a mixed use area morphing into a commercial one.

transit + movement


transitions Residential Greens Path reorganizing commercial unified retail experience

Greens Retail / Institutional

traffic

Buffered transitions

view from metro station

primary secondary tertiary

Retail Path Hawkers Greens

figure ground

all schools next to each other sharing and saving

Road Reconfigured retail area

Retail Hub

view from bridge across the retail spine

Reimagining Ajmal Khan Road as a retail spine

• Easy to reach and walkable • Convenient parking • Two levels of ‘streets’ • Designed to accommodate informal markets

hawker zone

retail arcade

elevated pedestrian walkway

shift from plotted to group housing more open space, less intrusion

public park

dedicated NMV track

green cover + pedestrian paths

retail arcade

hawker zone

duplex shop duplex shop Ajmal Khan Road

REDEVELOPMENT:METRO CORRIDOR • URBAN DESIGN

section through retail spine

model - metro station with retail spine

transit + movement


Green Line

Walkable pathways, public plazas and open, green spaces combine to form a continuous pedestrian “green-line” which loops across and ties together, the entire site.

Plug-in | Plug-out

GAFFAR MARKET 600m

bicyle rental retail

The pedestrian boulevard connects important nodes: group • Ajmal Khan Road housing • Group Housing retail retail • Metro Station public group park • Gaffar Market housing • Bus-stops • Ridge

bicyle rental NMV stand

METRO STATION

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pedestrian walkway bus

tourist

hotels

gurudwara

retail

playground + public park group housing

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240m

180m office

ATMs

auto stand

car parking

90m metro station

bus stop

bicyle rental NMV stand

metro precinct

retail

auto stand

While the studio required a new redevelopment scheme, one still wonders whether in a real scenario, redeveloping such a large area would be at all feasible. A phased, infill approach might make more sense. Also there was much to learn about retail behaviour and designing market places.

public toilets

multiplex

retail

car parking

Learning

car parking

public park

ATMs

offices

NMV stand

RIDGE

model of metro precinct

330m

420m

510m

600m

karol bagh market

cafes and

parking retail

retail toilets ATMs

REDEVELOPMENT:METRO CORRIDOR • URBAN DESIGN

cross green line (pedestrian underpass

toilets

ATMs

hawkers

ATMs

cycle rental

car underpass

arya samaaj road


Inclusivity Inclusivity by definition, implies the inclusion of all groups. In the context of cities, it often refers to social and economic inclusiveness. These factors are often said to be outside the scope of architecture or design; purely guided by the ‘invisible hand’. However, can one challenge this notion by making an attempt to fully understand the factors at play? Can we design inclusive complexes? Can these complexes come together to form an inclusive city?

Urban Poor & Housing Elective Lecture IVth Year, SPA Delhi Final report in teams of 2 Conducted by Ar. Promila Suri July 2011 - Dec 2011

slum formation

Poorer

Richer

Affluent CBD [city center] HIG housing HIG and MIG housing (commute to CBD)

With urbanization on the rise, Indian cities are dealing with an influx of migrants. Most of them come from rural areas and cannot afford the rents and prices for a home in the formal economy. Hence, they choose to live in squatter settlements, despite the constant instability and in most cases, unhygenic conditions. The lecture aimed at understanding the psyche of the urban poor and then analysing the policies that the government has been adopting vis-a-vis low income housing and slum redevelopment.

LIG and EWS housing (commute to CBD)

third world city Richer

Poorer Richer Affluent CBD [city center] HIG housing MIG, LIG and EWS housing (commute to CBD) MIG and HIG suburbs (commute to CBD)

mixed use landuse - vibrant adjacencies

urban poor + housing

first world city

INFERENCES The poor may have alternate priorities eg. technology and education over space and privacy Free housing and services are often misused - a minimal cost ensures seriousness Financial decisions are usually impulsive short term benefit over long term gain Place of work should be within 5km of home walking/cycling distance

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LIG an


Inter-inclusivity

Inclusive Housing Dwarka , Delhi

Housing Studio IVth Year, SPA Delhi Group Project (Team of 2) Directed by Ar. IM Chishti Guided by Dr. Leon Morenas July-Dec 2011 Site Area: 11Acres Built up Area: 87245 Sqm FAR: 2 Ground Coverage: 14% Dwelling Units: 622 Density: 142 Units/Hectare

People from different economic and social classes all work in tandem to create society but tend to interact socially, only at specific points. The design aims to encourage this limited interplay by providing more “opportunities for interaction”: spaces and functions through which the lives of residents intersect and interact.

Connecting to the Neighbourhood Taking advantage of parks around and interacting with other communities No Boundary Walls Visual surveillance + difference in activity planes automatically prevents unwanted activities

public greens

resident’s paths

Intra-inclusivity

Activity Planes Streets and Plazas - Pedestrian zones at varied levels. All vehicular roads are under the plaza, making it a fully pedestrian friendly site. The Street +00 Level

The Deck +9000 Level

Layers of Existence different horizontal layers, connected by interaction ‘nodes’ such as staircases and shared open spaces. EWS (incremental) opens to a sunken court

inward private areas

The Plaza +4500 Level

LIG (incremental) opens to plaza and to the streetopportunity for small shops etc.

MIG +HIG In mid to high rise towers open to plaza and deck

public paths

Transaction Zone An informal hawker zone on the eastern edge, next to the urban village of Pochhanpur.

Deck Street

Deck

Deck

Plaza Parking

Street

Deck Plaza Street

Parking

Intimate Courtyards 6-10 units share their own community courtyard intra-inclusive

inter-inclusive

Encouraging villagers and EWS to find employment within the complex. The housing complex can thus act as a source of livelihood to the enterprising urban village and support a localized service economy.

InclusiVity


TOWER UNITS - MIG/HIG

Stack of Courtyards 3 floors with the same layout share one common ‘courtyard’. Of the two lifts, one stops only at courtyard levels, to boost interaction. Deck Level Terrace garden accessible from tower lobby; less noise and a sense of privacy. Transverse section through site

KEY

Ground Level

area, m2

1 BHK type 2

70

2 BHK type 1

85

2 BHK type 2

100

3 BHK type 1

140

3 BHK type 2 4 BHK type 1

160

4 BHK type 2

260

Courtyard 4

220

9-11th Floor Courtyard 3

Tower B

Courtyard 2

Courtyard 1 Plaza Level

3-8th Floor

DECK +10750 PLAZA +5750

ROAD +/-0

Tower A

Inclusive housing

STREET +450

Section through Tower A Deck Level

BASEMENT PARKING BASEMENT PARKING

12-18th Floor

InclusiVity


TOWER UNITS - LIG/EWS Incremental Housing mezannines that can be extended as per need Opportunity for Commerce Ground floor tenants can add a room to open a small shop Sunken Courtyard Serve as backyard for manual chores like washing, drying etc.

view from eastern edge Section through LIG/EWS courtyard KEY

area, m2

EWS 1HK BHK type 2

70 37

2 BHK 1 BHK type LIG 1

85 51

2 BHK type 2

100

3 BHK type 1

140

3 BHK type 2 4 BHK type 1

160

4 BHK type 2

260

220

CORRIDOR

physical model

CORRIDOR

Learning

SUNKEN COURT BELOW

PLAZA ABOVE

Lower Level Plan

Inclusive housing

PLAZA ABOVE

Upper Level Plan

LIG/EWS housing

One cannot force inclusivity. At the same time, one realized that inclusivity is also largely about sensitization and empathy, which can be catalysed through opportunities of interaction. However, The consideration of land value and market forces can completely negate the assumptions of a good design. Therefore an innovative financial and incremental strategy is key to the whole process.

InclusiVity


Conceptual Design

Research + Documentation

Design Development

Construction + Execution

Professional Experience

The following section is a sampler of the range of experiences I have gained as a working professional, which have equipped me with useful skills and have given me further clarity on my goals.

Entrepreneurship

Independent Projects

Employment

Community Work Delhi Dallying Blog.Talk.Walk.

JSPL Angul S. Ghosh & Associates

Since

1962

NSK Nari Shiksha Kendra Community Work

Gagan Enclave Amrit Corp. Pvt. Ltd.

SELECTED Works

Inlingua School of Languages

Turmeric Design Studio


Delhi Dallying

a. overlaid map of stories b. participant spray painting on the St.Art walk c. st.art delhi dallying package d. route map - life and times of old delhi e.participants for walktober

2.

Blog.Talk. Walk. Co-Founder (Team of 3) Since 2011

Shooting Stories November 2014 Delhi Dallying is a venture which engages with the city by organizing walks, workshops and other events. The idea is to look for the ‘extra-ordinary in the everyday’ and tell these stories effectively.The larger aim is to be able to understand and intervene more successfully in seemingly chaotic, unplanned settlements, socially as well as spatially. http://delhidallying.com/

4.

In collaboration with renowned photo studio Mahatta & Co., we led a group of participants on a photography walk through the urban village of Begumpur and it’s surounding historical context. The walk was followed by a critique session where people shared their experiences and opinions, while presenting selected photographs from the walk.

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Live Memory Unbox Festival December 2014

a.

Delhi Dallying

This workshop attempted to trace the web of stories behind every other story; in this case, the story of a bowl of chhole chaawal, a delectable rice dish from Old Delhi. After visiting the source of the food and finding out about stories of each ingredient, we produced physical and digital maps to see the ‘extents’ of the story.

d.

#Walktober October 2014 b.

A walk series in Old Delhi, spread over 3 weekends, with two seperate narratives; one about the commerce and trade in the old city and the other about the residential life in it’s mohallas (neighbourhood pockets).

c.

St.ART Delhi January 2014 Delhi Dallying curated and conducted walks in the historical urban village of Shahpur Jat in South Delhi for the St.Art Delhi street art festival. The walk showcased the artwork, while weaving a narrative around the life of people in the village. Participants received a DD package with information cards, their own graffiti stencils and a wall to spray paint on!

e.

entrepreneurship


Sales Sales

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Residential

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Commercial

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Given the future plans of the company, it needed to look at the lessons from the previous development, for which an analytical framework was devised.

Market Rate - Circle Rate Rate Comparison - Circle Comparison Market Rate 70000 50000 40000

Residential Circle Rates (Govt.)

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Residential - Market Rate

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2007-2008

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Site visits were made to Rhythm Realty’s projects in Maharashtra as possible investment options and models for future development.

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2006-2007

INVESTMENT This is a residential plotted development built on industrial land belonging to the company, in 2004. Phase II of the project is now underway.

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2005-2006

Site Area: 16 Acres Size: 125-185 Sqm/Plot Plots: 54 Commercial 257 Residential

ANALYSIS

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2004-2005

Design Consultancy + Analysis Amrit Corp. Pvt. Ltd. Independent Project Consultant Oct 2014 - Nov 2014

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2003-2004

Ghaziabad

Three residential plots are being developed by the company, which required design inputs.

Rupees per Square Yard

Gagan Enclave

DESIGN INPUTS

No. of Plots sold

120

Commercial Residential RateRate Comparison Commercial - Residential Circle Comparison 100%

Market Rate - Circle Rate Comparison

70000 80% 70% 60000 60% 50000

Residential Circle Rates (Govt.)

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Commercial Circle Residential Circle Rates (Govt.) Rates (Govt.) Residential - Market Rate

10000 10% 0%0 9 10 2011-2012

8

2010-2011

7

2009-2010

6

2008-2009

5

2007-2008

4

2006-2007

Phase II

3

2005-2006

amrit corp

Phase I

2

2004-2005

Site Plan

2002-2003

1

2003-2004

Rupees per per Square YardYard Rupees Square

90%

employment


1.

JSPL Township Angul, Odisha

1.

Architectural + Urban Design S.Ghosh & Associates Team Project Aug 2013 - Aug 2014 Site Area: 325 Acres Population : 5000 people (projected)

2.

1. sculpture park a place of rest where vehicles and people slow down and engage 2. open air perfomance spaces Steps negotiating a natural slope become platforms for people to sit on 3. JSPL arch the main entrance for the township is concieved as a traditional form reimagined in steel

2.

Aesthetic Unification

Concept design + 3D + Presentation + Model Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. has set up the largest steel plant in the country in rural Odisha. The township which will grow and span the works of several architects, building at different periods of time, must present to the outsider a unified look that fosters a sense of identity. This has been done through small interventions at important junctions by developing a language for the landscape and material.

Pond Area 182.0

181.5 181.0

180.5

181.0 181.5

Retail Complex

182.0

183.5

184.0

182.5

184.0

Pruning

182.0

181.0

184.0

185.0

183.0

3.

181.0

Hostel Landscaping

181.0

ST

Urban Plaza

+0 +600

+ 300

+ 800 + 300 + 800

+600

+ 300 + 800

ST

Afforestation Scheme

+600

+600

+600

+0 + 300

+ 300

+ 300

+0

Park Entrance Complex

3.

Flagpole Kala Bhawan Plaza

employment


Afforestation Scheme

Kala Bhawan (Complex)

Schematic design + Research + Drawing + Report Site Area: 30 Acres

Area Programming + Site Layout + Concept Design + 3D + Presentation Drawings + Tender Drawings + Coordination with Consultants Site Area: 10 Acres Built up Area: 5000 Sqm As an anchor for a completely new development, Kalabhawan is an art institute that looks to promote performing arts and traditional crafts in the region, by inviting eminient artists for residencies. 1. auditorium - schematic view 2. site plan 3. ground floor plan Traffic Circle OAT

Workshop

Studio 2. Lecture Hall

Cafe + Resource Center Admin

1.

aural olfactory visual medicinal

Entry 1.

S.ghosh + associates

3.

Towards Audi

employment


20X20 MS BATTEN BOX SECTION MC 125 PURLIN 1200MM C/C

Kala Bhawan (UNITS)

ALUMINIUM FLASHING, CUT AS PER RAFTER PROFILE

Concept Design + 3D + Presentation Drawings + Tender Drawings + Coordination with Consultants

300

203

The incremental nature of planning allows for phased development to make sure that the center is always abuzz with activity. 1. studio unit 3d 2. skecthes+ model 3. roof-wall junction detail 4. structural section - studio unit A

95

130

The 3 types of modular units were conceptualized as vernacular huts, where steel was treated as a local material, given the influence of the steel plant on the area.

BUILT UP SECTION WITH MS PLATES OF APPROVED THICKNESS

300

15 MM THICK CEMENT PLASTER AS / SPECS

B

C

D

E

F

G

1930

MB8

1460

IN

MB3

OUT

STUB -MC150 (BOX)

3.

75MM THK BRICK WALL ROOF TOP INSIDE + 375MM THK KHONDALITE STONE7840 MASONRY WALL OUTSIDE

SKYLIGHT

MB1

5910

MB1A

VENTILATOR

1624

4450 MB4

MB4

BOTTOM OF LINTEL

2125

2825

PLINTH 700

700

1.

GROUND LEVEL 0

SECTION. A-A SCALE 1:75

4.

2.

S.ghosh + associates

employment


Complete renovation of bathroom; tiles changed to a lighter color

Kitchen walls re-tiled, replaced granite countertop

Turmeric Design Studio

Main workstation for the principal designer with an informal meeting area

GK N-Block, New Delhi Interior Design + Execution Collaboration (Team of 2) Nov 2013 - Dec 2013

The recreation room cum presentation space with a black board wall and a comfortable futon

Area: 150 Sqm Cost of Project: Rs. 4,00,000 Interior Contractor: Mr. Varun Kumar An old 3 bedroom apartment was converted into a bright, climate responsive studio space for a young graphic designer: A multi-use, overlapping space with blinds to control privacy within the studio was created. We exploited the high ceiling to prevent high elecricity bills and a large opening between the two rooms for more natural light to prevent high elecricity bills.

turmeric design studio

Double roofing done for insulation and to prevent water leakage

Axonometric View

Connected space for 2-3 employees and their workstations along with a discussion table which doubles up as dining

panoramic view - the studio recieves the best of the South Sun

iNDEPENDENT PROJECTS


Inlingua School of Languages CP, New Delhi

Interior Design + Execution Individual Project Nov 2013 - Feb 2014 Area: 240 Sqm Project Cost: Rs.7,500,000 Interior Contractor: DVS Concepts As a language school, the center needs to appeal to an aspirational class of people - seem ‘foreign’ enough and yet not be inhibiting. With a foot fall of 100 students at a given time, the limited common areas needed to be maximized, in terms of space and light.

Colombo 5.

SPACE

Space has been otimized by creating benched sit-in spaces along the wall for more space to sit as well as greater interactivity, akin to a street.

LIGHT

1. custom-made furniture 2. ‘street’ plan 3. section along ‘street’ 4. stencils for lettering 5. room signage

1.

4.

Lobby

All classrooms have 3 walls as glass partitions, with strategically pasted translucent films to let in light while maintaining privacy. 2.

3.

inlingua school of languages

iNDEPENDENT PROJECTS


4. ‘street’ 5. vergnano’s mural 6. common area panorama

1. site during construction 2. reception 3. classroom

5.

1.

2.

3.

4.

6.

inlingua school of languages

iNDEPENDENT PROJECTS


Since

1962

NSK

Nari Shiksha Kendra

Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Graphic Design + Branding + Social Media Marketing Pro-bono Design Consultant Since 2012

Established in 1964, Nari Shiksha Kendra is a charitable institution which serves the local community by employing and supporting needy women through its activities.The institution decided to sell it’s range of food products under the brandname NSK in 2012, which required a sound branding and design strategy.

RANGE of WORK

• Design of labels, pamphlets and manifesto • Product packaging + photography • Exhibition stall design • Online marketing strategy

3.

Fresh Ingredients

Ingredients: large cardamom, black pepper, dried ginger, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, green cardamom, black cumin, pipal, nutmeg Serving Suggestions: Roasted and hand pounded, this is a rich and aromatic version of the popular spice - a small pinch is all you need!

No Chemical Preservatives

NSK

Garam Masala

Since 1964

Serving Suggestions: A hot and tangy fresh tomato dip. Serve with nachos, chips or use as a spread.

TotalFat

8.15g

TotalCarbohydrate

70.41g

Proteins

10.74g

TotalSugar

<0.10g

TotalCalories

398KCal

Proteins Total Sugar

1.

nari shiksha kendra

12.05g 0.78g 8.26g

Batch No.: Manufactured by Nari Shiksha Kendra 558, Model Town, Ghaziabad, U.P. - 201001 License No. 12712052000225

Marketed by NSK Home Products Pvt. Ltd. CM 28 C, Gagan Enclave, GT road, Ghaziabad U.P. - 201009 License No.12713052000011

For customer complaints and feedback

Net Wt. 55 g

NSK

Spicy Salsa

Natural & Handmade

Email: nskhomeproducts@gmail.com Phone: 0120 - 2861599

Manufactured by Nari Shiksha Kendra

558, Model Town, Ghaziabad, U.P. - 201001 License No.12712052000225

Marketed by NSK Home Products Pvt. Ltd. CM 28 C, Gagan Enclave, GT road, Ghaziabad, U.P. - 201009

Nutrition Table:

2.42g

Date of Packaging: BEST BEFORE: 12 MONTHS FROM PACKAGING

Nutrients per 100 g

Ingredients: tomato, onion, capsicum, green chilli, garlic, red chilli, vinegar, edible vegetable oil, iodised salt, sulphur-free sugar, cornflour

Total Carbohydrate

MRP `: (Inclusive of all taxes)

Nutrition Table:

Oil-Free or Low-Oil

Total Fat

4.

Nutrients per 100 g

License No. 12713052000011 For customer complaints and feedback

Total Calories 117 KCal

Net Weight 200 g

Email: nskhomeproducts@gmail.com Phone: 0120 - 2861599

1. festival packaging 2. labels and tags 3. exhibition backdrop panel 4. product photography

MRP `: (Inclusive of all taxes) Date of Packaging: Batch No.: BEST BEFORE: 9 MONTHS FROM PACKAGING

Refrigerate once opened.

Home-style recipe with

To be consumed within a week of opening.

fresh ingredients

2.

community work


LOOKING AHEAD

The experience of working on the projects presented above has opened my eyes to many parallel realities. One size can never fit all, although in the developing world we are trying to move towards that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;idealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. However, the idea of being contextually relevant, yet coming up with something that is replicable across contexts in some form, is central to my ideology on urban development. The context is not just the physical and social fabric of the surrounding area; it refers equally to the economy and the peculiarities of a particular market. When planning for a new development, one has to look at all these aspects and much more, in order to make informed decisions. The acts of identifying, planning, investing, executing and selling are established processes, and still, vary greatly across typologies and geographies. By studying real estate development, I would like to get a strong grasp on these processes through which varied urban environments can be transformed.

Varun Bajaj

varunbajaj21@gmail.com +91 98100 12451 56, Model Town, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India - 201001


‘LOOKING CLOSELY FROM A DISTANCE’

Portfolio 2015  

A selection of academic and professional works concerning design and urban development.

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