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APPROACH TO DESIGN :

HERITAGE TO RADICAL AND BACK

What happens around a centerpiece has to be ambient in nature. It is ambient


by default, by the virtue of its existence as a surrounding entity. As such a
cohesive approach towards designing the elements of the ambient volume is
quite imperative.

So a sea of surreal ambience, an ‘;abbau’ representation, is what accumulates


around the existing volumes. This is a’ particle-time’ phenomena. All that is
happening is not a sudden introduction of disparate and interfering elements
but an invisible aggradations of particles through timeline, under different
forces of varying magnitudes and equations.

The intervention, as an initiative, although, is seemingly an enforcement of


extrusions around the heritage volume, at a scale previously unencumbered, is
actually not so. What has been experienced as a forceful act is actually the
physical representation of what has been accumulating since one and a half
century, in a tercentenarian city.

Particles of degradation occurring on any solid erected volume, both in terms of


its physics and metaphysics of its spaces, do accumulate somewhere. This was
happening since last 150 years, just that no body realized. But it is as
undeniable as the existence of the heritage volume itself. Kind of an axiom, one
may call. The intervention, in very honest of its intentions, is an eye opener
portal to what was happening to the city at large and would always happen so.
These give the technocrats and the citizens a clearer idea, of at least what is
unstoppable and unignorable, and take the city accordingly ahead.

Again, paradoxically, the logical contradiction and the sensory illusion of the
fact that the ambient aggrading volume creates of itself being gradual in
growth / development when it is actually an erection of enforced intentions and
their interpretations. This is reason number one.

The invisible, previously unrealized, weathering of particles over time, degraded


off the existing volumes, aggrading at the periphery of the volume and their
declaration, is reason number two.

The fact that over a hundred years, the ambient volume will aggrades gradually
(& simultaneously degrade also) to a heritage status. It will gradually gather
layers of physical growth, which in many ways are attempting to multiply the
miniscule degradation over these years. This would thus generate a volume of
layered growth, much like a cross section through a topographical layer. The
topography can again, in rhetoric, be compared analogously with the
degradation-aggradations (erosion-accumulation) of the particulars engaged in
buildings. This would be reason no. three.

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These reasons, in light of their critical analysis, best declares, the intervention
to be DECONSTRUCTION in terms of its architectural styling & ornamentation(
which over again is an important but forgotten part of professional
workmanship, question again arises over the practice of architecture & the
architect as a technocratic fraternity).

EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY is how we manage to visually explain the nature, follows


its patterns & bend it, & break it. But the one probable reason why nature is still
the master of the great game of life is because its foundation lies in FRACTION
or FRACTALISM (/ FRACTAL GEOMETRY).

Golden ratio is perhaps the best, omnipresent proof of fractal geometry in


nature. This allows nature to go to its required levels of building complexities
through non-linear equations. It also allows one big fundamental scope, that
which is almost impossible to achieve with Euclidean geometry.

EVOLUTION, on the first hand demands a certain degree of non-linear flexibility


in terms of the instantaneous slope, coordinates / polarity, following the
multiple degree equation involved.

Thus, HIERARCHY of life is most suitably declared by the degree of the equation
involved. Over a large period of time these degrees are also subject to change,
thus explaining the great range of mutative changes that occurs in any single
species e.g. horses, whales, birds and human beings (?).This again confirms the
basic observation that a man, and hence his evolution process is much more
complex than that of an ant and itself. This is applicable both in terms of the
quality (degree of equations) and the quantity (the no. of variables, co-efficient
and their magnitudes).

Thus a built environment both hard, soft & metaphysical-scapes can result a
higher degree of intelligence and as such is more open to evolution or growth.
This happens by default.

So another analogy of deconstructive nature can be eventually done & soon it


shall so be formed that the analogies are not THEOREMS, but AXIOMS (atleast
for now).

Tabulating my observatory comparative studies of a built volume with the


organic being, I got down to this, in a very novice way though.

SKIN.1
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ENVELOPE

FACADE DESIGN, CLIMATOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Least loading to the skeletons

Dynamically strong, both in tension and in compression

Dynamic in its response to climatic and socio-economic stimuli

Optimum plasticity to accommodate physical growth

Would eventually degenerate in order to make way for new cells to take over
EXFOLIATION & RECUPERATION – RENOVATION & FAÇADE TREATMENT

SKELETON.2
STRUCTURAL FRAMING

CORES, SHAFTS, COLUMNS, STRUTS, BEAMS, PORTALS

Not as spread throughout the body as in a conventional framed structure,


rather reaches out to various part as core-frames, around which the massing
evolves

LINEAR CORRIDOR CORE decentralizes at points, poly-furcated at the joints.

encages the precious & vulnerable parts, like with ribs.

CORE CONTROL.3
BRAIN CAVITY

BUILDING/ BODY ADMINISTRATIONS

Security centre

Data and backup centre

Building maintenance centre


(Along with local dynamic controller agents)

VARIOUS ORGAN SYSTEMS.4


BLOOD CIRCULATION, NERVOUS SYSTEM, DIGESTION SYSTEM, OXYGEN
ASSIMILATION SYSTEM, LYMPHATIC SYSTEM etc

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OFFICES, DEPARTMENTS, CONVENTION CENTRES

In a functionally integrated co-existence

Non-linear, central core controls

Spread through a dynamic network

Degree localization depends upon the functional hierarchy of the whole system
(comparable between blood circulation system and digestion system)

O2 ASSIMILATION SYSTEM, BLOOD CIRCULATION, NERVOUS SYSTEM – SERVICES


SYSTEMS
BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

Spread out everywhere

Dynamic in their presence & instantaneous response


Is required by other organic systems also for their own functioning

DECONSTRUCTION OF THE BASIC ORGANISM


AND IT’S VARIOUS SYSTEMS

DECONSTRUCTED NOTION
OF A BUILT FORM

ENABLING CONSTRUCTION OF
THE BUILT FORM AND ITS
EVOLUTION OVER THETIMELINE

DECONSTRUCTED FROM THE FORM OF FUTURE


COMPOSED ON PURIST GEOMETRY
(AMBIENCE FOR THE UNSEEN FUTURE)

SO CONSTRUCTION FOR THE GRADUAL REQUIREMENT OF GROWTH OVER


THE YEARS (IN A RANGE OF A CENTURY OR MORE) IS BEING SEEN AS AN
EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS. THIS CONTINUES TILL IT ATTAINS THE FULL
FORM, DISPLAYING THE PURIST GEOMETRY FROM WHICH IS HAS BEEN
DECONSTUCTED FOR NOW, AND HAS BEEN FITTED INTO
CONTEMPORARY URBAN SCALE, FUNCTION AND IDENTITY.

CONCEPTUALS:
DOODLES, SCRIBBLES, GEOMETRICS & TECTONICS

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PRIMITIVE SKETCH SHOWING THE AREA OF INTERVENTION

STUDY OF CORBUSIER’S AND CALATRAVA’S APPROACH IN INCORPORATING WATER AS A SUBTLE


YET MAJOR ELEMENT IN PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

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STUDY ON THE GEOMETRY GENERATED BY THE EXISTING VISUAL ELEMENTS

FRAMING OF THE IMAGE : EXTENSION OF THE PANORAMA

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FRAMING OF THE IMAGE : THE ELEMENTS UNDER THE FORCES

PROPOSAL #1: THE WELCOMING HANDS

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FRAMING OF THE IMAGE : PLAN AND VIEW ACROSS THE RIVER, SHOWING THE EXTENSION OF
THE BRIDGE TECTONIC WITH THE TWO WELCOMING TOWERS

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THE TOWER

PROPOSAL #1: OPT 2 IN PLAN : A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH: CYLINDRICAL TOWERS

PROPOSAL #1: ELEVATION ACROSS THE RIVER: ‘FREE-END’ED FRAMING


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STUDY OF TECTONICS ON ELEMENTS IN THE CONNECTOR ZONE

RESOLUTION OF PEDESTRAN AND VEHICULAR TRAJECTORIES

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STUDY OF GEOMETRIES IN THE CONNECTOR ZONE

RESOLUTION OF MOVEMENTS IN THE CONNECTOR ZONE

PRIMITIVE SKETCH OF SECTION THROUGH THE CONNECTOR ZONE

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PRIMITIVE SKETCH OF SECTION THROUGH THE CONNECTOR ZONE

PRIMITIVE SKETCH OF SECTION SHOWING VISUAL TECTONICS

SKETCH INCORPORATING ANTHROPOMETRIC EFFECTS

STUDY OF RIVERSIDE ELEVATION

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BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF THE CONNECTOR HOUSE

SKETCHES SHOWING THE INCORPORATION OF THE EXISTING GEOMTRIES IN THE FIRST


PROPOSAL

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STUDY OF THE PANORAMA: THE ELEVATION

THE WELCOME AND USHER-IN AND USHER-OUT: FROM GESTURES TO CONCRETE

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STUDY OF TECTONICS

STUDY OF ELEVATIONAL PUBLIC ART BROUGHT IN SCALE WITH ANTHROPOMETRY

RESOLUTION AND TECTONICS IN PLAN


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SKETCH SHOWING TRIAL OF OPTIONS: SCOPE OF EMERGENT SCHOOL OF DESIGN

SKETCH SHOWING TRIAL OF OPTIONS: SCOPE OF EMERGENT SCHOOL OF DESIGN

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PROPOSAL #2: THE CONTOURED SEA OF SURREAL AMBIENCE

THE LAST OF THE WELCOMING HANDS…AND A FRESH NEW APPROACH TO THE SOLUTION

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THE SEA FRAME: AGGRADATION OF PARTICLES WEATHERED THROUGH TIME

FRACTAL DECONSTRUCTIVISM: ACCUMULATION AROUND THE HERITAGE VOLUME, THUS


SYMBOLISING GROWTH IN THE MOST LITERARY AND CONVINCING OF SENSES. ISOMETRIC
AIRSCAPE FROM SOUTH EAST.

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THE ALLOWANCE OF PHYSICAL GROWTH IN VERTICAL TERMS.

FRONT AND SIDE ELEVATIONS FOR SOUTH TOWER A


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GEOLOGICAL LAYERING AS THE FORM GROWS BY DEMAND OF SPACE AND FUNCTIONAL
DIVERSITY.

SCHEMATIC SECTION THROUGH THE SOUTH TOWERS A & B.

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SCHEMATIC ISOMETRIC AIRSCAPE FROM SOUTH EAST.

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VIEW OF THE NORTH TOWERS A &B SHOWING THE FORMS IN THEIR PROPOSAL.

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SCHEMATIC STRUCTURAL GRIDDING SHOWING CORE SHAFTS AND MAIN STRUTS.

SCHEMATIC PLANNING FOR THE CORES.

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URBAN PANORAMA 2100.

SCHEMATIC PLANNING OF THE CORE FOR NORTH TOWER A.

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DESIGN FOR THE INTERIOR CEILING FOR LIGHTING AND DUCTING.

CEILING DESIGN FOR THE CONNECTOR HOUSE.

LONGITUDINAL SECTION THROUGH THE CONNECTOR HOUSE.

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CROSS SECTION THROUGH THE CONNECTORE HOUSE.

ELEVATION OF THE NORTH TOWER A.

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ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION OF THE NORTH TOWER AS AN AGGRADING MOUNTAIN.

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THE CENTRAL FLOWER POT WITH BEAMS JUTTING FROM IT.

SECTION SHOWING THE BLOB BUILT VOLUME RESTING ON THE SYSTEM OF ARCHES

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CALATRAVA’S DESIGN FOR THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF A WINERY

HADID’S SCHEME FOR THE ELEVATION OF A PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE AT ABU DABI

CHALKING OUT THE ELEVATIONTYPICAL: DECONSTRUCTIVIST STYLING

ELEVATION WITH ORNAMENTAL BRANCHING

FOREST’S OF RANIKHET

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URBAN FORECT : ETHNIC ROOTS

DEVELOPING THE SECTION THROUGH THE FOREST

BASIC STRUCTURAL GEOMETRY


INVERTED TREE = ROOT

ARRIVING IN A HARMONIOUS RHYTHM

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DEVELOPING THE DETAILED GEOMETRY

DISLOCATIVE TECTONICS FROM THE EXTROVERT CHARACTER OF THE BRIDGE

FINAL STRUCTURAL GRID

PART ELEVATION

THE FINAL ELEVATION

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ELEVATIONAL SKIN STUDIES

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STUDIES OF THE ELEVATION
CONCEPTUALS OF THE GIGANTIC DEW
DROPS

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CONCEPTUAL FOR
OBTAINING THE
PROFILE OF THE
GROUND COVER

ELEVATION STUDIES

ELEVATION 2125

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THE ENCHANTED FOREST ABOVE, THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

SCHEMATICS FOR THE STRUCTURE

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STUDY OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS:
BEAMS, COLUMNS AND ARCHES

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COLUMN ARRANGEMENT

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CONCEPTUAL SKETCHES
FOR COLUMNS

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DEVELOPING DRAINAGE SCHEMATICS

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FINAL ELEVATION

STYLING THE LANDSCAPE IN EMERGENT DESIGN

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SCHEMATIC SCREEN DETAILS

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AREA STATEMENTS
CONNECTOR BUILDING
LEVEL -4

DROP OFF ZONE & FERRY TERMINUS

CAR PARKING (FOUR WHEELER, LIGHT)

TAXIS 22 CARS X 11 BAYS 242 CARS


HOTEL CARS & VISITORS’ CARS 52 CARS + 16 TAXIS 00 CARS
BUSINESS CENTRE CARS 00 CARS + 00 TAXIS 00 CARS

REST ROOMS PORTERS, DRIVERS, LABOURERS 2 NOS. 402 SQ. M


LADY WORKERS 2 NOS. 402 SQ. M
TOILETS GENTS 2 NOS. 82 SQ. M
LADIES 2 NOS. 82 SQ.M

POLICE ASSISTANCE BOOTHS GENTS OFFICERS 2 NOS. 44 SQ. M


LADY OFFICERS 2 NOS. 44 SQ. M
GRIEVANCE CELLS 2 SQ. M
COUNTER-VIGILANCE CELLS 00 SQ. M
CONGREGATION SPACE 4 NOS. 204 SQ.M
COURTYARD 2 NOS. 144 SQ.M
TRAFFIC CONTROL ROOM MACHINE REGISTRATION 48 SQ. M
ALLOCATION 10 SQ. M
MAINTENANCE 10 SQ. M

RT SYSTEMS (BUSES, UTILITY VEHICLES)

DROP-OFF PITSTOPS NEW JUNCTION 706 SQ. M


OLD JUNCTION 416 SQ.M

PASSENGER FERRY TERMINUS


ENTRANCE ZONE (SOUTH, CENTRAL & NORTH)

AREAS FOR TICKET VENDING (MANUAL & AUTOMATIC) 15 SQ. M


DETECTOR MACHINES’ LAYERS 15 SQ. M
TICKET VALIDATING MACHINE ZONES 20 SQ. M
CITY GUIDE MAPS AND HELP DESKS 15 SQ. M
EMERGENCY EXIT PLANS & GUIDES 20 SQ. M

PUBLIC TOILETS NORTH GENTS 26 SQ.M


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LADIES 19 SQ.M
CENTRAL GENTS 2 NOS. 82 SQ.M
LADIES 2 NOS. 102 SQ.M
SOUTH GENTS 34 SQ.M
LADIES 34 SQ.M
STORE ROOMS 2 NOS. 10 SQ. M

INTERCHANGE BANK 307 SQ. M


INTERCHANGE POST OFFICE & E-PO 143 SQ. M

ADMINISTRATIVE ZONES

KPT MONITORING OFFICES 324 SQ. M


MANEGERIAL OFFICES 77 SQ. M
OFFICES FOR SECURITY AGENCIES 90 SQ. M

BUILDING SYSTEMS CONTROL ZONES

AIR CONDITIONING PLANT ROOMS CONNECTOR BUILDING 390 SQ. M


BUSINNESS CENTRE 816 SQ.M
HOTEL BUILDING 754 SQ.M

ELECTRICAL WORKSHOPS 00 SQ. M


(BAS) CONTROL ROOM 2 NOS. 172 SQ.M
PUMP HOUSES & TANKS 42 SQ. M
FIRE CONSOLE ROOM (/S) 45 SQ. M
MAINTENANCE 57 SQ.M
SECURITY AGENCY OFFICE 90 SQ.M

CLOAK ROOMS NORTH 34 SQ.M


CENTRAL 2 NOS. 76 SQ.M
SOUTH 34 SQ.M

LOADING AREA PLATFORM 329 SQ.M


243 SQ.M
LIFT 2 SQ.M
INMATES’ CAFÉ AND KITCHEN 120 SQ.M
STORE ROOM 20 SQ.M
COMBINED KITCHEN 63 SQ.M
WASH ROOM 31 SQ.M

FOOD COURT 691 SQ.M


410 SQ.M
COURTYARD 304 SQ.M
274 SQ.M
SERVICE COUNTERS 14 NOS. 112 SQ.M

LEVEL -3

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PASSENGER CONCOURSE AND COURTS

REST ROOMS

TRAFFIC POLICE GENTS 2 NOS. 382 SQ. M


LADIES 2 NOS. 150 SQ. M
TOILETS GENTS 2 NOS. 92 SQ.M
LADIES 2 NOS. 92 SQ.M
COURTYARDS 2 NOS. 144 SQ.M
POLICE ASSISTANCE KIOSK 49 SQ.M

TRAFFIC SPILL OUT ZONES

CITY TOURISM GUIDES OFFICES 3 NOS. 114 SQ.M


1 NO. 47 SQ.M
KIOSKS & HELP DESKS 5 NOS. 100 SQ. M
CULTURAL GUIDE KIOSKS 14 SQ. M
HOTEL RESERVATION OFFICES INTERCHANGE (HII) 16 SQ. M
CITY 22 SQ. M
STATE 18 SQ. M
TRAVEL ORGANISERS CARS 20 SQ. M
BUSES 22 SQ. M
PROGRAMMED TOURS 22 SQ. M

PUBLIC TOILETS NORTH GENTS 26 SQ.M


LADIES 19 SQ.M
CENTRAL GENTS 2 NOS. 82 SQ.M
LADIES 2 NOS. 102 SQ.M
SOUTH GENTS 34 SQ.M
LADIES 34 SQ.M
STORE ROOMS 2 NOS. 10 SQ. M
VIP RESTAURANT KIOSKS 174 SQ. M
SERVICE DESKS 2 NOS. 20 SQ. M
LIFT 2 SQ. M
FOOD COURT ZONE 158 SQ. M
SERVICE CORRIDORS COUNTER 16 SQ.M

GALLERIES

CITY GALLERIES 120 SQ. M


HERITAGE STATION & BRIDGE GALLERIES 572 SQ. M
CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES 678 SQ. M
CURATORIAL OFFICES 3 NOS. 36 SQ. M
MEMORABILIA KIOSKS 3 NOS. 36 SQ. M

THE ‘BAAZAAR ILAAKAA’

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SHOPS 14 NOS. 322 SQ.M
STORE ROOMS 2 NOS. 40 SQ.M
1 NOS. 40 SQ.M
SERVICE LIFTS 4 NOS. 8 SQ.M

UTILITY ZONES

ATM KIOSKS 7 NOS. 49 SQ. M

COMMUNICATION KIOSKS PHONEBOOTHS 48 NOS. 24 SQ. M


MOBILE BOOTHS 00 NOS. 12 SQ. M
INTERNET KIOSKS 00 NOS. 12 SQ. M

BUILDING SYSTEMS CONTROL ZONES

AIR HANDLING UNITS 43 SQ.M

DUCTS & SHAFTS 00 SQ. M

BAS CONTROL ROOM 00 SQ. M

ELECTRICAL CONTROLS ROOM 15 SQ. M

TOTAL FLOOR AREA 27472 SQ.M

OCCUPIED SPACE 3848 SQ.M

OPEN SHAFTS/PUNCTURES 1502 SQ.M

TOTAL NON-DESCRIPT SPACES 22122 SQ.M

LEVEL -2

PASSENGER CONCOURSE AND LOUNGES

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COFFEE KIOSKS, BISTROS & MOCHAS 3 NOS. 60 SQ. M

OPEN LOUNGES 3 NOS. 6845 SQ.M

SLEEPER CLASS ROOMS WITH LAVATORIES


11 NOS. 264 SQ.M
2 NOS. 56 SQ.M
4 NOS. 180 SQ.M
3 NOS. 156 SQ.M
2 NOS. 76 SQ.M
2 NOS. 64 SQ.M
1 NO. 20 SQ.M
1 NO. 29 SQ.M
1 NO. 57 SQ.M

SLEEPER WAITING HALLS 1 NO. 250 SQ.M


1 NO. 336 SQ.M
ROOM SERVICE WITH LIFT SERVICE 2 NOS. 90 SQ.M

CUTORIAL 3 NOS. 36 SQ.M


AHU 1 NO. 43 SQ.M
BAS 1 NO. 15 SQ.M

PUBLIC TOILETSNORTH GENTS 26 SQ.M


LADIES 19 SQ.M
CENTRAL GENTS 2 NOS. 82 SQ.M
LADIES 2 NOS. 102 SQ.M
SOUTH GENTS 34 SQ.M
LADIES 34 SQ.M
STORE ROOMS 2 NOS. 10 SQ. M

LIFTS 3 NOS. 6 SQ.M


PHONE BOOTHS 36 NOS. 18 SQ.M

LEVEL -1

URBAN BAAZAARS & PARK ZONES

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ROOF TOP VEGETATIVE ZONES

INFORMAL BAAZAARS FLORISTS


FRUIT SELLERS
FOOD STALLS

NIGHT SHELTERS

SECURITY KIOSKS

PUBLIC TOILETS (GENTS’ AND LADIES)

AIR HANDLING UNITS

FIRST AID KIOSKS

GRIEVANCES CELL

EMERGENCY SERVICES RESPONSE CELL

LEVEL 0

URBAN LANDSCAPE

PARKS

ROCKY GARDENS

SKATING RINKS

PLAYLOTS

PUBLIC ART DISPLAY ZONES

ACTIVITY CENTRES

BICYCLE PARKING

CITY TOUR GUIDE CELLS

BLIOGRAPHY & CITATIONS


WITH APOLOGIES & THANKS TO ALL OF THEM

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It is humbly put forward here forth that acknowledging or citing every single
reference is near impossibility.
However small or large, the following are some of the references from which a
lot has been referred, with or without permission. The library at Sir J.J. College of
Architecture is to be credited thankfully for allowing a never-ending, exhaustive
source of information and more than that, an inspiration for a lifetime.

URBAN STUDIES

Baker, Edmund ; Design of Cities

Jensen, Ralph; Cities of Vision

Mokashi, Arun ; Greater Mobility

Calcutta Edifice

Lynch, Kevin; What time is this place? ; MIT press

ARCHITECTS

Santiago Calatrava; Secret Sketchbook ;Mirco Zardini(Ed.)Monacelli Press,1996

Prakash,Vikramaditya; Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier; Mapin Publ.(Ahmd),2002

Le Corbusier; Le Modulor; Faber& Faber Ltd. LN

UN Studio, Architecture & Urbanisation, Phaidon

GENERAL STUDIES
TECHNICALS/ MISCELLAENEOUS

Fernando de Haro(Ed.), Omar Fentes (Ed.); Spaces in Architecture IV (Espanol);


Arquitectos editors Mexicanos,2003

Slessos, Catherine(Ar.)(Ed.); Images Publishing9Aus) 2002

Collis, Hugh; Transport Engineering and Architecture; Lawrence King and


Arup,2003

Fransisco Asensio Cerver(Ed.); Transport Stations; Atrium, 1992

Reed, Peter;Groundswell,Constructing Contemporary Landscape; Mo Ma, 2005

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Space and Place; The perspective of Experience; Univ. of Minnesota Press,
Edward Arnold Pub., 1977

Steen Eiler Rasmussen; Experiencing Architecture; MIT Press, 1959

Gordon,J.E.; Structures or why things don’t fall down; Plenum Press , 1978

Venturi,Robert; Complexity and contradiction in Architecture; Mo Ma

THESIS

Suprio Bhattacharjee,Sir J.J. College of Architecture

Madan Saha, Sir J.J. College of Architecture

Mandar Kelkar, Sir J.J. College of Architecture

Kanwal Kapoor, Sir J.J. College of Architecture

Paul,Rabindranath; Decentralised planning in West Bengal, A case study of


Howrah district; CEPT Ahmedabad

Mandal, Sanjay; Revitalisation and Regeneration of Urban Waterfort, Kolkata ;


CEPT Ahmedabad

MAGAZINES

JIIA ; Sept 2006 (vol.71 issue 09)

JIIA ; July 2006 (vol.71 issue 06)

IA&B

PHILOSOPHY

Baschelard, Gasto; Poetics of Space; Beacon Press, 1958

Antoniades, Anthony C.; Poetics of Architecture; VNR, NYC, 1992

Lannoy, Richard; The Speaking Tree

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WEB STUDIES

www.kolkataporttrust.gov.in

http://howrahbridgekolkata.nic.in/index.htm

http://www.calcuttaweb.com/

www.structurae.com

www.arplus.com

http://www.terryfarrell.com.hk/projects/finishing/finish_kowloon.php

http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/portfolio/archives/0211yokohama.asp

http://www25.big.or.jp/~k_wat/yokohama/eindex.htm

http://www.dboc.net/lyon/oc_satolas_en.php

CITATIONS

I.N. Sen

Monish Chakraborti

Debmalini Ray

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A graduation thesis is a big deal, and the sweat of many makes the big ocean of
one’s success. There were many generous and wise souls to whom I would
extend my gratefulness, standing on this last rock, humbled & not much wiser. I
humbly offer my efforts for two years of research and design at the lotus feet of
my mentor prof. Bhaskar Sathe.
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My heartfelt regards would extend to all my professors, Esp. Ar. Suprio
Bhattacharyya, Ar. Vidya raghu, Ar. Hippoli d’souza, Ar. Jagdish Rajde, Ar. Prof.
Raajeev Mishra, & Ar. Archana Bhattacharyya, who have introduced me to the
nuances of architecture. If I am any able, it is because of them.

I would extend my thanks to the following experts for the critic and host they
have been during my ‘study’ of Kolkata and Ahmedabad. They are Mr.Sankalpa
Maurya (CEPT), Ms.Debamalini Ray (JU), Mr. Harshvardhan, Mr.Ankur Dadheech,
Mr. Sandeep, Ar. Rutul Joshi (CEPT), Ar. Ayan Sen (MIT, Boston), Mr. Debashish
Chakraborti (HMC), Ar. Jon Lang (of Australia, for the one amazing lecture he
took while I was in CEPT).

I would also offer my fold-handed regards to Prof. Yashwant Pitkar, who has
been a father figure to me, through thick and thin of my stay here.

My gratefulness is also towards the canteen boys at the college and the hostel,
my innumerable creditors, station tea-makers, guys at the paper and stationery
shops, the plot and print people at Slash and Apsara, and many more who have
been there when I needed them most and never asked anything in return,
except for the money that I still owe them!

My endless love and best wishes to my kid-buddies at the college…


P’orkut’e, Dixie, Kevin, Shruti, Ashoo, Pandu, Chondon, Rucha, Sonali, Tonu,
Attam, Ajinkya, gaurang, Erica, agte, daksha, roy, pritish and the usual gang I
have had amazing time with. My silent smiles & tears of separation for my
batchmates…the mischief makers, the sincere nerds, Bong, Dada, Aunty,
Bandari 1, Bandari2, Rucha, Ajeet, Kaakaa, Rohan. Also to a silent priest,
Fahim…we could have been best friends, I believe.

My band of merry-men….chaudhri, dude, munna, chanalappa, baali, kolchand


spielberg, mack, sid singh, subbi lailaa, sangma, lam, bhidwaa, chiku-
kachhua…’twas a hell of a time when we were together…trust me I shall frame
it in a very innocent part of my heart.
May you always be happy…wherever you are under the sun. To Anurag, it
would have been fun seeing you do thesis… rest in peace, amen!

My RKMV & agartala friends…ah! That was some friendship we had. Sanju,
montu, soyuz, bose, dilip, baba, ali, dash, ganju, nath,satya, tuii, atulma, ghasu,
tiger1 & 2, hyanglaa, puti, param, nanu, salman, ghotkaa, sinchi, prat, kg,
machhar, raghu, rg, debu+debi, sucharita, babey!, chhaati …..My memory
would fail before I can end. I am so blessed by your presence in my life.

My distant love and innocent remembrances for the one for whom my small
world was anytime tradable. You taught me how to believe in the power of self,

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how profound was your presence in my life, and still is. Everything else was
immaterial. Be happy.
I feel fulfilled, because you were there. I am deeply grateful to you and all.

To quote from sheldon’s autobiography….” The elevator is up again…..”

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