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Architecture Portfolio VASWAR MITRA 2006-2015


Curriculum Vitae Work Experience

Vaswar Mitra

CnT Architects (Junior Architect 2011-2013)

Architect

Key Projects Otis Test Tower and Factory Expansion:

Education Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (2014-) University of Edinburgh Key Subjects Studied: Semester 1: Grade A, 74% Architectural Theory, Urban Theory, Urban Design studio in Mumbai, India

Schematic design, Working Drawing Production, Site Co-ordination, Co-ordination with Consultants.

Otis Office Interiors(Project Architect):

Corporate Staff Housing:

Conceptual and Schematic Design, Working Drawing, Site Co-ordination.

Competition Entry, Conceptual Design, Modelmaking, Co-ordination with Fire, Municipality Authorities.

Competitions

Bachelor of Architecture (2006-2011)

R V College of Engineering, Bangalore First Class Degree. Average Grade :71% Awarded ‘Best Performance in Final Year’ by Institution

Key Subjects Studied: Architectural Design, Urban Design, Planning, Conservation, Building Construction and Materials, Structures, Building Services, Architectural Graphics

Thesis: Redevelopment of College Street Market, Calcutta in the historic quarter of the city Context Analysis, Urban Study and Architectural Design individually executed.

Ayan Sen Architects (Intern

Hostel Block for Business School: Design Development, Revit Model, Detail Drawings, Submission Drawings.

Shantiniketan Housing and Resort: Masterplanning, Housing Typology Design, Presentation to Client Dec 2010- March 2011)

Key Projects: Documentation and digital reconstruction of the archaeological ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire

Skills

Design Software

Working on Projects independently, and for offices Key Projects: Residence in Calcutta (Ongoing): Site Analysis, Building Code study, Schematic design, Presentation, Rendering, Area Calculations, Preliminary Costing, Drawing production.

Masterplanning, Housing Typology Design, Presentation to clients

National Institute of Design (Intern

Work Experience Freelancing (2013-2014)

Aug 2009- Nov 2009)

Key Projects : Howrah Jute Mill Housing:

Calcutta Boys School (1992-2006) Indian School Certificate (Class 12 Science Stream) 87%

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Expansion,Sri Lanka Telecom Headquarters, Colombo

Autodesk Suites : Auto CAD (8 years), Revit (3 years) Adobe Suites : Photoshop (8 years), InDesign (3 years), Google Sketchup (8 years) Rhino (1 year) 3D Max (1 year)

Other Softwares Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint


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Index Otis Test Tower and Factory Expansion (2011-2013) CnT Architects, Bangalore ITC Corporate Housing (2012-2013) CnT Architects, Bangalore Sri Lanka Telecom Headquarters Competition (2013) CnT Architects, Bangalore Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Competition (2014) CnT Architects, Bangalore

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Ecosophic Urbanism (2014-2015) University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Redevelopment at College Street (2011) R V College of Engineering, India

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Otis Elevator Factory Professional Project (CnT Architects, 2011-2013) The project involves the expansion of existing production and office facilties of Otis elevator factory. The designing and construction was phased out as factory expansion, administration expansion, testing tower and site development with utilities.

Areas: Factory Floor: 11624sqm Admin. Block(G+1): 4694 sqm Testing Facility: 3657 sqm

Scope of Work: Civil Works: Conceptual Design, Modelling, Detailing, Good For Construction drawing production, site coordination- for Masterplanning, Factory Floor, Administration block (visuals/drawings excludes parts of the project not done by self) Team: Mehul Patel (Studiohead), Praveen Sapthasagar


Factory Expansion The expansion scheme not only involved extensive addition of floor area but also the integration of the new architecture with the landscape. The whole complex was required to be LEED Gold rated, and the design greatly incorporates sustainable elements.


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Masterplan The masterplan required extensive replanning of traffic patterns and services layouts. In addition, the existing site topography was utilized for rain-water harvesting.

1. Factory Floor 2. Test Tower and Exhibition Space 3. Administration Area 4. Parking 5. Landscaped Greens 6. Utilities Zone 7.Rainwater Collection Pond


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Administration Block In plan the building is rectangular, broken by double height spaces and green courts. The ground floor houses the workstations, the first floor- the canteen and the training facilities. The servant spaces are consolidated together towards the back, the served spaces abut the large glazed frontage of the building that bring in natural light and open up views.

1. Lobby 2. Court 3. Office Floor 4. Toilets 5. Locker 6. Test Tower 7. Exhibition Facilities 8.Test Tower Office

9. Training Classroom 10. Assembly Workshop 11. Service Ramp to Assembly 12. Factory Floor


Schematic options of junction between different roof types

Detailing in Metal The expansion of the existing structure required the creation of covered habitable spaces in many locations where the old slab could not be loaded with a new structure. This was addressed by using light-roofs of polycarbonate sheeting or PUF panels supported on a MS Structure.

A skylight been used throughout the length of the building as a negotiator between the old and the new structure- both aesthetically and structurally. The metal framework is supported from the new RCC Roof and cantilevers over the previously existing truss roof, is clad with gypsum board.


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GENERAL NOTES: 1. All dimensions are in mm. 2. All drawings are the sole property of CnT Architects, 7, Palace Cross road, in mm. 1. All dimensions Bangalore 560 020,are no part of this drawing should be reproduced, copied or arethe thewritten sole property of CnT Architects, 2. All drawings exchanged without permission of the architect.7, Palace Cross road, Bangalore 560 no partdimensions. of this drawing should be reproduced, copied or dimension text020, for actual Do not measure from drawing. 3. Refer exchanged without the written permission of the architect. All levels given in architectural drawings are unfinished floor levels. text for for actual dimensions. Do not measure from drawing. 3. Refer dimension 4. Accordingly leave clearance finishes when doing structures. All levels given in architectural drawings are unfinished floor levels. 4. Accordingly leave clearance for finishes when doing structures.

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Consultants No.Anagha 5, KrishnaEngineering Elegance Apartments, 1st No. floor, Layout, Apartments, SanjayNagar, 5, Amarjyothi Krishna Elegance Bangalore094 1st floor,560 Amarjyothi Layout, SanjayNagar, Bangalore- 560 094

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PLOT NO.92 JIGANI INDUSTRIAL AREA PHASE-II PROJECT ADDRESS: ANEKAL BANGALORE DISTRICT PLOTTALUK, NO.92 JIGANI INDUSTRIAL AREA PHASE-II ANEKAL TALUK, BANGALORE DISTRICT

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Array of detailed sections drawn for different conditions at factory, taking into account drainage and accomodation of metal columns.

Factory Expansion

Junction Details

The factory floor involved an expansion from 900sqm to 11624sqm. The galvalume sheeting is perforated by vertical strip lights and skylights and provided with ventilators for LEED requisite natural lighting and air-exchanges per minute.

Till a height of 3m. Precast RCC window units are used along the length of the building, alternating with masonry walls where rainwater downtakes are located. Different Junction conditions have been detailed out between the precast building and the masonry understructure.


VIEW OF RECEPTION

Otis Factory Interiors While the factory embodies starkly industrial aesthetics of steel and concrete, the office spaces are characterized by the warmth of wood finishes and polished stone. As a contrast to the rest of the area, the office spaces are provided with walls paneled with

rich wood veneers, storage spaces and architectural elements that are clad wi`th wood. Partition walls are designed with different hierarchies, serving multiple functions of integrating storage and display.


Test Tower Views-Display Area Otis Test Tower and Factory Extension, Jigani 7/17/13 CnT Architects, Bangalore

Reflected Ceiling Plan Part detail of the Reflected Ceiling Plan indicating different ceiling heights, co-ordinated with services and fixtures

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Corporate Staff Housing, Bangalore Professional Project (CnT Architects, 2012) High-rise Apartment complex in a densely built urban context. The apartment is to house the staff of a reputed Multi-National company. GRIHA guidelines for energy efficient buildings have been followed.

Large trees existing on the site have been retained, the ground coverage of the building Footprint kept to a minimum to maximize the green.

Areas: Total Built up Area: 19835sqm Number of floors: G+11+Basement Number of Units: 57 no. 3 bhk units

Scope of Work: Conceptual Design, Modelling, Detailing, Good For Construction drawing production Team: Mehul Patel (Studiohead), Pradipta Banerjee


Views

Elevation Studies

The landscape and open spaces extend between buildings, interacting with the common spaces. The Community Rooms,, the double-height spaces enjoy expansive views into the greens.

To streamline the workflow, several permutation of elevation options were studied wrt sun shading and sheltering from rain and simultaneously allowing ample ventilation.


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Ground Floor Plan A combination of the 2 unit types comprise each floor. Each living unit is oriented to maximize air-circulation and sunlight penetration. The building profile allows the landscape moments to happen ‘within’ the building and gives it a ‘porosity’.

1. Entrance Lobby 2. Gymnasium and Recreation 3. Garden Lobby 4.Ramp Access to Basement Parking 5. Party Room 6. Parking 7.Residential Unit Type A

8. Residential Unit Type B 9. Rainwater Harvesting Pond 10. Road and Fire Tender 11. Jogging Track


Community Spaces Triple-Height Community spaces provided every 3 floors. In high-rise, high-density housing it is noticed that common areas are neglected as ‘no-man’s land’. Therefore attempt has been made to provide shaded congregational spaces to enliven the common areas and improve interaction among residents

Basement Plan Basement Plan Elevator Shaft Typical Unit

Pressurized Staircase

Open Staircase Common Space

Cluster Plan Typcal Plan

3-to-a-core cluster showing arrangement of units and common space


Vinod House Professional Project (CnT Architects, 2013) The client brief for this residential project required a tree house. It was interepreted as a structure incorporating the qualities of a lightweight structure that is disconnected from the ground plane and opens up views extensively.

This house works with tropical conditions and employs deep-set openings, overhangs along with rainwater-harvesting methods.

Area: 8620 sqm, G+1 Scope: Revit modeliing, working-drawing production, site- coordination Team: Mehul Patel (Studiohead), Ramkumar


Construction Details The photographs show the Vinod House under construction, the extensive usage of steel as structural members. Hollow clay blocks are used as masonry units to reduce loading on the structure.


Plan at First Floor Lvl

Plan at Second Floor Lvl

The functions are organised in two structures connected by a double-height volume. Lightweight metal structures have been employed extensively- decking slabs and thin structural members- to emphasize the ‘airiness’ of the building and maintain its transparency.

At the second floor level the floor plates are skewed, rotated about a ‘hinge’ point. The complex staggering adds to the sense of the a ‘tree house’ and also emphasizes the change of functions.


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Lightweight Construction

Part detail of the living room and the study showing the usage of the lightweight RCC Slab along with metal I section structures. A light-roof is used to minimize structural elements, and open up more unobstructed views.

Decking slabs, metal members are used extensively in the construction of these houses, to keep the structural members less imposing and offering unimpeded views of the outdoors.


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Diagrams explaining the evolution of the building mass with respect to the programme,Existing building and the Design Intent. Diagrams explaining the evolution of the building mass with respect to the programme,Existing building and the Design Intent.

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Lanka Telecom Headquarters Sri Lanka Telecom Sri Headquarters FRONT ELEVATION

Preliminary massing of the building

Professional Project (CnT Architects, 2013) In post-civil war Colombo, the Telecom building is projected as a key rebuilding effort. This competition entry was envisioned as a high-visibility iconic structure that also integrates the country’s traditional values and cultures.

In addition, the brief called for extensive sustainable design considerations for a LEED gold rating.The design of the tower was approached as an intricate weave of public and private functions arraged vertically, along distinct scaling devices.

Area: Total Built-up Area 4,90,000 sqft. 30 floors Scope:Sketchup Modelling, Presentation Drawings, Parti Drawings Team: Mehul Patel (Studiohead), Ramkumar, Pradipto, Praveen

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Ground Floor Plan At ground level the arcade from the historic context are continues into the new building. Parts of existing buildings have been opened up, to allow free pedestrian movement, creating a sheltered plaza. The public functions are restricted to the lower floors, the businesses restricted to the upper floors.


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Sri Lanka Telecom Headquarters

The Proposed SLT Headquarters building seen towering in the skyline


04 Section through Auditorium Public and Private Spaces in a Tropical Condition It becomes important in an iconic government building to engage with the public realm. In a tropical context like Colombo, the plazas are created beneath the building, as a series of sheltered spaces that allow movement of air, and gradually transitions from public to private.

Ground Floor Plaza

In a post-civil war condition, it is Aimportant for the political to interact more freely with the public, and the architecture of SLTH seeks to implement this territorial fluidity. Section

The ground floor is designed to interact with the urban fabric, to accept the ‘flow’ of pedestrians into this space. Gentle levels are created to enhance the sense of an entry.

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Ecosophic Urban Interventions Urban Design Project (University of Edinburgh, 2014) A complex mix of estuarine conditions, a historic fort, slums and fishing villages makes Mahim, Mumbai a unique urban ecosystem in India. In the light of the 2005 monsoon floods, this web of human and natural apparatus become a significant source of enquiry.

Ecosophy and the agency of water are the driving forces in this project- and a resistance to making generic the specific qualities of the region. In the context of India, the connections between the incorporeal universes of the Mahimi Sufis, the Ganesh festivals become interwoven with the urban fabric.

This project seeks to propose a series of enzymatic interventions between the Mithi river estuary and the Mahim fort. As a conservative surgery procedure, community kitches are located in the degraded portions of the fort.

Thesis Guides: Dorian Wiszniewski, Kevin Adams


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Mahim, Mumbai The Project in situated at Mahim, Mumbai. More specifically, the ‘plot’ of the narrative is located at the point where the swerve of the Mahim Bay meets the estuary of the Mithi river at the Mahim Causeway. This is also the location of the 13th century Mahim Fort,


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[Situation] Fort: The Mahim Fort dates to the 13th century and presently a territory of Decay and Anger. The slum-dwellers face frequent evictions and poor living conditions. The fort itself is on the verge of collapse

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the Rasa. The drawings s o generated have been used to tease out an architectural and urban design formal grammar.

[Situation] Maidan The Mahim Maidan is where territories of Anger and Celebration interact and overlap- sandwiched between a Hindu and a Muslim settlement.


Kitchen Cloud The proposal for the fort involves a set of diffused ‘Potential Clouds’ at the zones of acute structural degradation. The Potential Clouds are neutral surfaces that may hold functions like kitchens or schools- infrastructure that may be added to or reconstituted over time. The Clouds ‘float’ above their datums, to allow informal activities to take place uninhibited. A typical Potential Cloud carrying a Community Kitchen within a reconstructed Mahim fort. The lightweight Clouds grow by accretion, the structure easily added to or dismantled by the slum residents. Enclosures are created within the Cloud using widely available panels of bamboo and mild steel. It also provides space for aquaponic agriculture and the collection of rainwater over the hard landscape.

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1. Earth Berms with Mangrove Cover, forming a buffer against flood conditions 2. Dormitories with roof vegetable gardens 3. Mangrove/Wetland habitat and Marine Park 4. Roof Garden 5. Freshwater Pools 6. Mahim Fort (Existing) 7. ‘Blue Roof’ for Rainwater Collection 8. Boardwalk on floatation cylinders, that rise and fall with the tide.

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Mangrove Reforestation The Mahim bay offers the benefits of being a sheltered bay, along with estuarine conditions of salt and sweet water tidal movements. A zone of mangrove forests are proposed, that blurs the land-sea edge, reduces the erosion of the fort foundation and forms a living sea wall against potential flood conditions.


Estuary Situation: Bazaar Cloud and Mangrove Nurseries The Mithi river estuary witnesses radical changes in submergence and changes in landscape.The Rasas of both Love and Tragedy are predominant in this region, and the interventions utilizes these temporalities of benelovence and destruction. Instead of restricting/constricting the flow of the Mithi river the proposed interventions set up a dialogue, or a negotiation.By terracing the estuary banks, the estuary is widened, allowing a greater volume of water to flow during monsoon.

These territories so created that face periodic immersion in saline and freshwater are typically under-utilized areas. This intervention proposed mangrove nurseries in the buffer zones between the land and sea. A fishermen’s bazaar is planned as a series of enclosed and semicovered spaces that overlook the mangrove nurseries.


Mangrove Reforestration

Productive Landscape

This area forms the lowest territory of submergence, and is daily flooded by Mithi river and ocassiona; influx of sea-water.

The estuarine areas utilized as nurseries for mangroves and other marine-water resistant plantations. A number of terraces that sustain the nurseries and also form a flood wall.

Temporality 2: Monsoon Season

Fishermen’s Bazaar

Temporality 1: Dry Seasona

The ‘Cloud’ here allows the fishermen in the settlement to sell fish directly to nearby residents, thereby engaging the city with the new interventions.

Temporality 3: Flood Conditions


Nurturing Interventions The interventions within the fort are an example of ‘Weak Urbanism’, an enzymatic growing of the Community Kitchens. The Kitchens occupy the decayed part of the fort also enjoying a vantage view of the sea. It could also function as a node that makes the settlement more ‘porous’ bringing outsiders into the fort precinct.


Model Views The model is a ‘slice’ of the site under scrutiny. It shows the fort, the berm walls and the ‘Clouds’ located within. It captures the 3 scales- the metal and RCC modules show the body scale of the intervention, the interacting Clouds diffused over the fort and its environs capture the Building Scale.


Indian Institute of Technology

The Building blocks separated by green courtyards open out to the vast

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Competition Project (CnT Architects, 2013) The institute of engineering required extensive enlargement of its research and development facilities. The building accommodates heavy mechanical services and the same time.

Cafeterias, offices are juxtaposed with laboratories and parking. The design was strongly influenced by sustainability concerns and was reflected in several passive cooling technologies.

Areas: Scope: Team:

Total Built-up: 126,285 sqft Design, Sketchup Model, Presentation, Area Calculations Mehul, Praditpto, Ramkumar, Praveen, Suhas

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The Proposed research block dwelves harmoniously with the existing building connected by double height volumes of the central street.

VEHICULAR ACCESS

These Building blocks are interspersed by landscaped courtyards which act as a buffer between the built masses, thus visually connecting the landscape in the main IIT-M Campus and the proposed Research Park complex. By lifting the central block off the ground level, a continuous flow of landscaped plazas has been achieved.

PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION

VEHICULAR ACCESS

Diagram of Pedestrian and Vehicular Patterns Services Hospitality

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Views A complex of mixed uses, the functions are allowed to express themselves distinctively on the overall built-form. Arrays of overhangs, cantilevers and shading devices determine the visual form- creating also shaded and semi-covered public spaces at multiple levels.

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IIT Madras Research Park

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Floor Plan The first floor plan shows the mix of functions in the highly dense building. The proposed building ties in with an existing structure and is connected through bridges. Public spaces like the cafeteria are located on the lower floors and form flowing double-height volumes with the landscape.

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Light Shelves designed to reflect light into the indoor space while blocking heat. Radiant cooling pipes embedded in the slabs immediately remove heat falling on the surface. Light Shelves designed to reflect light into the indoor space while blocking heat. Radiant cooling pipes embedded in the slabs immediately remove heat falling on the surface. Light Shelves designed to reflect light into the indoor space while blocking heat. Radiant cooling pipes embedded in the slabs immediately remove heat falling on the surface.

Double height volumes and connecting bridges allow the landscape to permeate out to the larger landscaped wetland at the end of the site. Double height volumes and connecting bridges allow the landscape to permeate out to the larger landscaped wetland at the end of the site. Double height volumes and connecting bridges allow the landscape to permeate out to the larger landscaped wetland at the end of the site.

Landscaped terraces provide a green connect at every level and provide insulation to the horizontal surfaces preventing heat gain and the non reflective surfaces reduce heat island effects. Landscaped terraces provide a green connect at every level and provide insulation to the horizontal surfaces preventing heat gain and the non reflective surfaces reduce heat island The proposed building is LEED Gold rated. The marine tropical effects. Aerial view showing implementation of sustainable climate necessitates the usage of bris-soleils allowfeatures diffused Landscaped terraces provide a greento connect at every level and provide insulation horizontal surfaces preventing sunlight to penetrate deep intotothethe building. The orientation of the heat gain the non surfacesair reduce heat island building to theand prevailing windreflective direction encourages circulation effects. Aerial view implementation of sustainable features within showing the built volumes. Exetensive green spaces are provided on

Sustainable Technologies

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Aerial view showing implementation of sustainable features


View of Project

Urban Edge Conditions

College Street Market Redevelopment Undergraduate Thesis Project (R V College of Engineering, 2011) Located in the heritage precinct of Calcutta, the urban intervention looks at holistic problem-solving. The project was approached as an urban-design scheme involving a Geddesian ‘conservative surgery’ followed by a strategic insertion of new architecture.

An extensive study of the site context was undertaken and analysis done at different scales. The new market proposed not only reflects a new architectural paradigm for the precinct, but also situates new functions and activities that seek to improve the area economically.

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200,000 sqft

Thesis Guides: Anitha Susheelan, Sathyaprakash Varanashi


The chosen site in northern Calcutta is the central business district for the book and printing trade. The housing stock is comprised predominantly of traditional courtyard houses and university blocks. It is characterized by high congestion and shifting political forces.


Proposed Demolition: Removal of a chunk of the existing marketplace.

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As a part of the urban study a number of housing, commercial of the precinct and is therefore necessary to recreate and spaces were identified. The fabric is characterized by preserve in any new additions to the area. overlapping territories of perceived and conceived space. These territorial parasitism is identified as one of the prime life-bloods

The parti diagrams show the patterns of usage of public and commercial space in the precinct, along with the relationship between the formal and informal establishments. These patterns and relationships have been retained in the new proposal.

Existing Conditions: Existing Market precinct


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Nolli Plan and Land Use The proposed market overlaps territories and functions- a new array of publishing related businesses are introduced, also allowing the formation of a hierarchy of open spaces that may better ‘contain’ the activities in the region.

The Nolli plans of the area show the greatly varying degrees of enclosure, an urban grain full of contradictions and complexities which is carried forward into the new development.

In the section, the building seeks to break the datum, introduce new ‘topography’ and spatial complexity. Multiple levels are created, and numerous overhangs, courtyards and deep openings ensure a climatologically comfortable habitation.


‘Chengzhongcun’ and ‘Hukou’

Peter Eisenman and Rem Koolhaas: Methodologies In the 2008 publication Ten Canonical Buildings (1950-2000)1, Peter Eisenman picks OMA’s Jussieu Library project as a seminal work. Yet, in his interview with Reiner de Graaf, Rem Koolhaas’ rejects outright the idea of autonomy of architecture, of which Peter Eisenman is a proponent2. How do Eisenman’s and Koolhaas’ methodologies contrast, and what is to be learnt from this dichotomy in the voices of two most important architects of our time?

The Chengzhongcun is what Rem Koolhaas calls ‘a few of the secret, unofficial sides of Shenzhen’. ‘Next to the official population there develops a parallel world formed by the migrant population, or ‘floating population’, and they too have to live somewhere’.

Peter Eisenman’s architectural formal grammars are derived from principles of structural linguistics. He promulgates the syntax of an autonomous language. Projects like House X disregard the ‘particulars of the site’ and ‘eliminate the human subject’ 3. Peter Eisenman’s strategies to design the Parc de the Villette was intiated as collaboration between Eisenman and the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. His approach, true to his ideologies, evolved from the superimpositions of grids, traces of multiple sites and projects. It included, also, Jacques Derrida’s ‘chora’ figure 8. Indeed, through its development stages, going by the preliminary theorizing, the programmatic needs of the park are completely disregarded and metonymy assumes primary importance. In this fashion Eisenman liberates architecture from the trappings of program and context and makes it truly autonomous.

The Architect in the Pith Helmet Rem Koolhaas is preoccupied with the way non-European city works. From his early works on New York, to his analyses of Chinese urban conditions to Lagos- he has attempted to capture what he finds exotic. His first reaction is not unexpected-‘ aura of apocalyptic violence; entire sections of [the city] seemed to be smoldering, as if it were one gigantic rubbish dump’(1). It is the characteristic response of the outsider. However, over subsequent visits he modifies his point of viewhe scrutinizes in detail. It is ironical that from the point of view of the citizens, he seems to understand little of the city. Only from the ‘privilege of elevation’ does he seem to grasp the Lagos condition as a whole. Sweeping views allow the most sweeping generalizations. It emphasizes a detachment that an architect typically enjoys from the public whom he is supposed to build for. Koolhaas understands Lagos as “one that works” with “large-scale efficacy of systems and agents considered marginal, liminal, informal or illegal”(5).

Urban Theory University of Edinburgh (2015) ‘Reading Koolhaas’ is a series of essays written as reflections on theories expounded by Rem Koolhaas. It draws primarily on the books Delirious Manhattan, S,M,L, XL and lectures.

Modernization, explains Rem Koolhaas is the most intense in Asia. He mentions the situation is ‘hybridized’. In the words of the Asians, a new modernity is being created different from western conditions. This article delves into one part of the Asian city-making process that is unique in China and has seen a curious manifestation in the Pearl River Delta. The phenomenon of the ‘Chengzhogcun’- or the ‘urban village’ that has sprung up, particularly in Shenzhen as a direct fallout of the ‘hukou’ system prevalent in China.

They range from comparitive methodologies employed by Koolhaas and Eisenman, to Koolhaas’ approach to understanding urbanism in China.

Tutor:

Dr. Mark Dorrian


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