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ARCHITECTURAL THESIS 2015

SYNOPSIS
SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE
VASANT KUNJ, NEW DELHI

SUBMITTED BY:
AMIT KUMAR YADAV
ARC-1003
BATCH- 2010-15
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
RPIIT, KARNAL

SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE, VASANT KUNJ, NEW DELHI

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION.1-2
AIM AND OBJECTIVE..3-4
NEED OF STUDY....5
PROJECT DETAIL.6-7
METHODOLOGY.8-11
SCOPE AND LIMITATION..12-13
PROPOSED CASE STUDY NAMES14
REFERENCE15

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INTRODUCTION
One learns through various institutions since the start of
age but the role of an educational institute in making one
capable enough to make use of his/her talents fruitfully for
the development of a nation remains above all.

The role of built environment in providing an institute, its


character is immense; the profession of architecture that
concerns itself with the development of man made
environment has the added responsibility of creating such
temples of learning that provides an atmosphere
conducive enough to cater the aims of that institution.
Educational institute are just a fragment of the vast field
where an architects services are required to create an
educational institution that has to impart knowledge of
broadly defined profession of architecture.
Numerous architecture schools are existing through the
length and breadth of the country but viewing the growth
of our town and cities and degradation of our
environment; the ever increasing problem of our rural
habitat and due to many others factors, a vast number of
professionally qualified and specialized trained persons are
in increased demand nowadays in our country.

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INTRODUCTION
ABOUT S.P.A.(School of planning and architecture):
S.P.A. is an all India institution with the potential to
grow and double its present output in terms of
graduates and areas of specialization.
Over last sixty years, the school has grown over more
than ten times, in terms of annual intake of students.
Initially the school used to impart training in field of
architecture at under-graduates as well as post
graduate level while presently, it trains Architects and
Planners at under-graduate as well as post graduate
levels .
Traditionally, the school admits both fresh graduates
and professionals at PG level. Of the several
thousand professionals trained by the School so far,
many are well known throughout the national and
international community for their professional
excellence and integrity.

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AIM
o The aim is to design a new campus of School of
Planning and Architecture located in Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi.
o At present it consists of a main administrative
block in Indraprastha Estate with the department
of planning and the girls hostel on the same plot.
o The architecture department is located about 800
meters away in a distinct block. The boys hostel
and the faculty and staff housing is located 8 Kms
away in Maharani Bagh.
o The new campus is intended as an integrated
campus to allow the institution to perform to its
full potential.

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OBJECTIVE
o Organizing and pooling of the best resources like
Faculty
Finance
Physical aspects.

o A generation of an inter disciplinary link between


department, for better awareness among the
people involved of the new techniques to be
adopted in areas of specialization. This acts as a
stimulation to the faculty also.
o Regular research and feed back maintained in
allied field which helps in modification of teaching
method ands and curriculum.
o Create a great link between the under-graduate
and post-graduate students with which they could
fallow the co-schools philosophy of teamwork
studies.
o Create a better relationship among the different
zones of architecture and planning departments
so that a better environment could be created by
the each member of the school.

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NEED OF STUDY
o At present, S.P.A. operates from three locations.
The planning dept. and the architecture dept. are
housed in different buildings in different plots.
o There are 11 distinct departments presently and
all of them are flourishing units in themselves
possessing a wealth of knowledge and resources.
They are supervised and run by the best and most
experienced faculty of the country. But physical
segregation of the institution means that there is
very little interaction between the students and
faculty of the various departments. The resource
of the institute can not be utilized fully.
o In the planning building itself, the location of the
studios and the faculty areas is such that one
does not get to know about other studios on their
way.

o Hence, inter-department interaction is minimal.

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PROJECT DETAIL
The site for the new campus of the School of
Planning and Architecture, New Delhi has been
allocated in the zone F-2 of the master plan of Delhi.
Situated on the north-west of Jawaharlal Nehru
University, the site though falling in an institutional
area is conveniently close enough to the commercial
zone which is half a kilometer away. The site is
located in Vasant Kunj, off Nelson Mandela Road. It
is adjacent to Hotel Grand Hyat t . It has an area of
80,000 m2.
The prominent feature in the area is the Delhi Ridge,
an extension of the Aravallis, which trends in NE-SW
direction with elevation as high as 338m in south and
as low as 208m in north. The site has been quarried
in the past for stone. It is a slopping site with a chasm
approximately 180m long having an average width of
40m and depth of 8m-10m. This chasm is the unique
characteristic feature of this site. The lowest point of
the site is at +251m above MSL whereas the highest
point is at +266m. The main dominant level is
+265.5m.

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SITE, NEAR DPS, VASANT KUNJ, DELHI

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METHODOLOGY
Template for comparison and assessment of school
of architecture and planning:1) Reasons for choosing the case study (justification
and aspect study) .
2) Context:o Location (plan and latitude)
o Physical setting and context
o Age of the city
o Population
o Markers and point of anchorage
o Different scale studies
o Land use and building use around case study site
o Climate
o Views from building.
3) Basic data:o Years of making the institution(age)
o Years of making the building/project
o Cost of the project
o Student strength
o History of the institution
o Courses/ curricula
o program

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METHODOLOGY
4) Hypothesis/Design philosophy:o Architect(s) of the project
o Architects vision for the building and the institute
o Architects place of birth
o Architects age(at the time of building the project)
o Education
o Design process and method.
5) Evaluation of site and building regulation:o Size of site
o Topography of site
o F.A.R. regulation
o Ground coverage permitted
o Set backs
o Building height.
6) Circulation:o Circulation pattern
o Approach and entrances
o Configuration of the path and sequence of the
spaces.
7) Indoors:o Built-up area
o Spatial character(internal sections and views)
o Activity analysis(core and inter-relationships of
o programmatic components

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METHODOLOGY
o Space size(studios)
o No of students per studio
o Studio area per student
o Built-up area per student.
8) Outdoors:o Landscape plans and features
o Soft area / paved area
o Usage pattern and type of activities
o Activity density(most used area/least used area.
9) construction:o Structure system
o External wall system
o Materials
10) Architectural expression:o Faade(proportions and sciography )
o Formal attributes and expression
o Size and system of openings
o Crafts and Ornaments and details.
11) Services:o Service area
o Acoustics/Electricity/Artificial lighting/Firefighting
o Plumbing and drainage.

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METHODOLOGY
12) Building performance:o Building orientation and response to climate
o Natural lighting level
o Thermal quality(u-values) and temperature
control.
13) Construction and Opportunities:o Strength and weakness(SWOT analysis)
o Quantitative assessment (grading)
o Qualitative assessment
o Deriving standards.
14) Conclusion

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SCOPE & LIMITATION


The architectural institutions are very much different
from other professional institutions.
They are about to arranging spaces of student with
students, student with teachers and students with
outsiders to achieve such a design one should
be sensible enough towards:o Micro/macro climate of site.
o Architectural style of religion.
o Method of technology used in construction
o Geology and geography of site.
o Vegetation and view.
o Historical relevance.
Institute should have space, which inspire the
students to show their talent in other field.
o Sports
o Stages
o Visual designing
o Literatures
To achieve this entire, I have to be very open minded
careful, while the process of designing.

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SCOPE & LIMITATION


Development Controls:According to the Delhi master plan the site of Vasant
Kunj falls in the category of Education and Research
center (large campus with area more than 8 HA.). it
further states that the campus will be divided in to
four parts
1. Academic area including administration (45% of
the total area)
Maximum ground area 20%
Maximum F.A.R. 80
Basement below the ground floor and to the
maximum extent of the ground coverage shall be
allowed and if used for parking and services should
not be included in F.A.R.
2. Residential (25% of the total land area)
This will be developed at a density of 400 pph gross.
The land shall be reserved for residential facilities
@9.2 sq m / person. Sub- division regulation as per
group housing bye laws shall apply.
3. Sports and cultural activities (15% of total area)
Maximum ground area 10%
Maximum F.A.R. 15
4. Parks and landscape (15% of total land area)
Suitable landscape plan to be prepared for area.

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CASE STUDY
1. SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE
DELHI;
ARCHITECT:- T.J. MANICKMAN
2. CHANDIGGARH COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE
ARCHITECT:- LE-CORBUSIER
3. CENTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND
TECHNOLOGY (CEPT)
ARCHITECT:- B.V. DOSHI

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REFERENCE
https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Vasant+Kunj,+
New+Delhi,+Delhi/
file:///D:/Study/10th%20sem/for%20synopsis/School
%20of%20Planning%20and%20Architecture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_of_Planning_an
d_Architecture,_Delhi
http://www.spa.ac.in/

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