FREE WITH INDIAN ARCHITECT & BUILDER SEPTEMBER 2009 ISSUE
ACE GROUP ARCHITECTS
Celebrating 25 years of design innovation
Dinesh Verma An integrated consultancy firm, having successfully
Principal Architect & designed and executed projects ranging from residential,
Managing Director commercial, industrial, institutional to interiors — the
Bangalore-based Ace Group Architects Pvt Ltd advocates
versatility in design and thought process where creativity
is not hampered by what the style demands.
Dinesh Verma, the Principal Architect and Managing
Director, Ace Group adds a feather to the cap of the
credentials of the company. Verma, the pioneer of the firm
insists on fusion and fluidity of design where the entire
projects blends uniformly with respect to form and space.
The designs are versatile, depicting varied themes, where
each theme is not conventionally portrayed but packs in
an element of individuality that imbibes the character of
the development, its specific requirements and lifestyle,
conforming to its surrounding environment. He is the
M K Satyaprasad recipient of the prestigious national award, “Architect of
the year 2005”, in Mumbai while his designed building
fetched him “Meritious entry award - Rajasthan Structure
2008” at Jaipur.
Along with Verma, Ace Group has two other directors M.K.
Satyaprasad Executive Director and R Sridhar Technical
Director have been doing projects together all over India
Ace Group is an award winning company offering a one
stop solution for everything in building design. Ace Group
experience in Educational designs is unmatched with more
than 55 educational institutions. These include International
School campus, Engineering colleges, Bio-Tech & Science
R Sridhar Institutes to University design & planning.
The front view of the trade centre. The structure showcasing Indian crafts design.
AdityA trAde Centre Mysore UrbAn HAAt
The interior view of the lobby. This contemporary style This design showcases Indian The urban village.
building houses a shopping crafts originating from various
mall, business hotel as parts of the country. The
well as software and other development reflects a village
offices. Its multilevel car theme, complete with courtyards
park is so structured as to and graphics on the walls of
provide exclusive entrances the structures. The pathways
for each of these divisions. are also structured in a typical
Being a green building, the village manner. The distance
hotel supplies the water between each house is also
requirements of the toilets similar to a real courtyard in a
in both the IT offices as village. The design incorporates
well as the shopping mall. hand crafted stone pillars which
The building is also totally support the rough wooden
vaastu compliant. rafters. The terracotta roofing tiles
lends an authentic village theme.
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PROJECT : Aditya Trade Centre STYLE : Contemperory PH SERVICES : Vasudev Murty , Atreya Consulatnts PROJECT : Mysore Urban Haat STYLE : Indian – Village Influence POWER PLANNING : Tanuja, Entask
CLIENT : Manjeera Estates [P] Ltd. ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, Govind INTERIOR : Ranjit Naik, SNA Associates CLIENT : JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysore ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, Ashwini Bagal PH SERVICES : Sampath Kumar , SK Associates
LOCATION : Ameerpeth, Hyderabad STRUCTURE : Krishnamurthy – Veejay Consultants COMPLETION : 00 LOCATION : Ring Road, Mysore STRUCTURE : R. Sridhar, Prashant, Shivnanjegowda COMPLETION : 004
PLOT AREA : Acres POWER PLANNING : Gupta - S SU Associates PLOT AREA : 7 Acres COORDINTATION : MK Satyaprasad, Vinay Chandra
The front view of the ecofriendly software park. The metal and glass facade of the IT park.
siri softwAre PArk sUryA it PArk
View of the courtyard. View of the atrium. The glass pyramid that filters sun light.
This eco friendly project was Time being a constraint in this
specifically designed to enable project, with 2.5 lakh sqft of
the entire 450 odd workforce built up area to be completed
to work throughout the day in eight months, the design
in natural daylight without was tweaked to meet this
artificial lighting. The air requirement. Thus, a large
conditioning system designed part of the structure was done
works on water cooled in metal and glass though the
chillers with the entire water metal was so used as to not
requirement met with recycled show any joints. The building
water. The recycled water incorporates a huge dining
also flushes the toilets and area in the basement, which
maintains the landscape. The receives natural light from the
unique façade with graphics on sunlight filtering through the
the exteriors depict the skyline glass pyramid positioned on
of Manhattan, New York. top of it.
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PROJECT : Siri Software Park STYLE : Contemperory PH SERVICES : Vasudev Murthy, Atreya Consultants PROJECT : Surya IT Park STYLE : Contemperory – Western Influence PH SERVICES : Vasudev Murthy, Atreya Consultants
CLIENT : Siri Technologies [p] Ltd. DESIGN TEAM : Dinesh Verma, Sujatha LANDSCAPE : Shivkumar CLIENT : RGA Software [P] Ltd. ARCHITCTURE : Dinesh Verma, Ashwini Bagal LANDSCAPE : Shivkumar - Reflections
LOCATION : Electronic City, Bangalore STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar INTERIOR : Dinesh Verma LOCATION : Electronic City, Bangalore STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar COMPLETION : 004
PLOT AREA : Acres POWER PLANNING : S SU Associates COMPLETION : 1998 PLOT AREA : Acres POWER PLANNING : Dwarkanath – Servalac Consultants
The exterior view of the park. The exterior view of the bunglow.
yAsHAswi Convention Centre sAMdAriA’s residenCe
The interior view of the park. This convention centre, with A Victorian Influenced style The detailed interior view.
its futuristic theme has been bungalow, designed for a
literally lifted off the ground joint family, this residence
with an elevated road leading skillfully integrates the
up to it. Underneath, it features rooms with common living
a banquet hall with a large areas. Elements of Victorian
open area in the front. The era like wood, roof tiles,
banquet hall at ground level and cornices have been
and the convention centre on used both in exteriors and
top give the illusion of being interiors. These elements
part of two separate buildings including the exterior wood
while being essentially one cladding have been detailed
single structure making it to enable easy maintenance
an ideal place to host 2000 and polishing.
people. The shell is designed
in metal, towering about 90 ft
above the ground.
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PROJECT : Yashaswi Convention Centre STYLE : Futuristic LANDSCAPE : Ace Group PROJECT : Samdaria’s Residence STYLE : Contemporary, Victorian Influence PH SERVICES : N.V. Rao
CLIENT : Rashinkar Family DESIGN TEAM : Dinesh Verma INTERIOR : Dinesh Verma, Ace Group CLIENT : Dr Ashok Anil Samdaria ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, Rajesh Narang LANDSCAPE : Shivkumar
LOCATION : Mysore STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar COMPLETION : 00 LOCATION : Shantinagar, Bangalore STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar INTERIOR : Kunal Virasp
PLOT AREA : Acres POWER PLANNING : S SU Associates PLOT AREA : 7000sqft POWER PLANNING : Gupta - S SU Associates COMPLETION : 00
The project showcases ample use of wood. The project was influenced by Californian style. View of the bunglow with terrace garden.
KUTNIKAR’S BUNGALOW JP’S BUNGALOW
Wood-logged interior of the bungalow. Contemporary style with With its circular roofs, this Luxury interior with Roman hydro bath.
Californian influence of residence features plenty of
beach wood roof top lounge, greenery. Starting from the
the building blends open terrace, a trail of green can
spaces, high ceiling and be noticed which leads into
informal spaces seamlessly the living area. The building
into a perfect lifestyle for the features drip irrigation system
NRI family. A combination to incorporate the extensive
of stone cladding and greenery in the balconies.
railings, designed with The residence designed with
leftover wooden logs from central air-conditioning, luxury
the nearby plywood factory, interiors, also has an indoor
marks the exteriors. pool which is fashioned as a
Roman Hydro Bath.
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PROJECT : Kutnikar’s Bungalow STYLE : Contemperory PH SERVICES : N V Rao PROJECT : JP’s Bungalow STYLE : Contemperory PH SERVICES : Vasudev Murthy, Atreya Consultants
CLIENT : Dr Kutnikar DESIGN TEAM : Dinesh Verma, Ashwini Bagal INTERIOR : Dinesh Verma CLIENT : J P Narayanswamy DESIGN TEAM : Dinesh Verma, Ace Group LANDSCAPE : Shekhar James
LOCATION : Mysore. STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar, Raghunath COMPLETION : 2003 LOCATION : RMVE, Bangalore STRUCTURE : G S Baswaraj, Chetana Consultants INTERIOR : Zarine Khan - Tradition Arts
PLOT AREA : 10,000sqft POWER PLANNING : Gupta - S SU Associates PLOT AREA : 12,000sqft POWER PLANNING : Dwarkanath, Servalac COMPLETION : 2002
Exterior view : Tiled roof were used to lend the particular style of bunglow. Geometric shape of the bunglow gives it a contemporary style
VAGH’S RESIDENCE RASHINKARS BUNGALOW
The interior view showcasing the curved staircases. The British style bungalow, Contemporary style bunglow Interior view.
with the steel bracketed uses geometric shapes,
canopy has its entrance with the roof originating
opening on to a sunlit from the ground on one
courtyard. The real stone side, rising up to 40ft high
arches and balcony and going down to ground
overlooking the courtyard level on the other side.
further add to the period While the interiors match
style besides lending a the contemporary exteriors,
charm to the interiors. The unique features like glass
master bedroom on the doors for bedrooms, skylit
ground floor opens to the bathrooms, and flooring with
garden on all three sides, a mirror and carpet serving
while the curved staircase as a dance floor, make this
leads to the upper floor residence exclusive.
bedrooms, each with sloped
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PROJECT : Vagh’s Residence STYLE : PERIOD – British In uence PH SERVICES : Ace Group PROJECT : Rashinkars Bungalow STYLE : Contemprory, Geometrical POWER PLANNING: S SU Associates
CLIENT : Mr Mohamadi Vagh ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, Mahesh LANDSCAPE : Shivkumar CLIENT : Prakash Rashinkar ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, SN Ramesh PH SERVICES : Ace Group
LOCATION : Mysore STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar INTERIOR : Dinesh Verma LOCATION : Siddhartha Layout, Mysore STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar LANDSCAPE : Ace Group
PLOT AREA : 16000sqft POWER PLANNING : Ace Group COMPLETION : 1993 PLOT AREA : 5000sqft COORDINTATION : MK Satyaprasad INTERIOR : Dinesh Verma
The school was designed in a symmetrical fashion. The exterior view.
The dome structure acts as the centre of the building.
bgs internAtionAl sCHool CMr institUte of teCHnology
The landscape. This building design was based This contemporary styled The view of the canteen.
on local Karnataka architecture, building was structured to
with elements derived on the showcase technical superiority
lines of the Vidhana Soudha, blending with architectural
the secretariat building of the elements of natural stone
government of Karnataka. and recessed windows.
The structure is designed The multilevel structure is
with sprawling gardens in supported by two rows of three
front which accentuate its columns, each with a 33m
majestic appearance. Either span. The campus has the
side of the buildings are totally buildings on the periphery with
symmetrical with the centre the centre open space being
dome acting as the focal point. reserved for student activity.
All buildings in the campus are The auditorium floor has only
with similar elements to make four columns, at a distance of
the environment a blend of 100ft from each other.
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PROJECT : BGS International School STYLE : Indian – Mysore Influence PH SERVICES : Vasudev Murthy, Atreya Consultants PROJECT : CMR Institute of Technology STYLE : Contemprorary – Influence Technology POWER PLANNING : Gutpa - S SU Associates
CLIENT : Malpani Group ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, GS Dinesh LANDSCAPE : Ace Group CLIENT : CMR Jyanadhara Trust DESIGN TEAM : Dinesh Verma, Ashwini Bagal PH SERVICES : NV Rao – Rao Co.
LOCATION : Kumbalgaudu, Bangalore Rural STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar COMPLETION : 001 LOCATION : Brookfields, Bangalore STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar, Ace Group INTERIOR : Mr Murli
PLOT AREA : 0 Acres POWER PLANNING : S SU Associates PLOT AREA : 11 Acres COORDINTATION : MK Satyaprasad, Kiran COMPLETION : 00
The project provides world-class educational facilities. The spatial structure of the school.
dHrUv ACAdeMy dPs eAst
The sprawling campus of the academy. A sprawling campus designed The building was specifically The Exibition Lobby. Kindergarten.
for semi-urban children for structured to accommodate
providing them world-class the massive pupil strength
schooling facilities. The of over 2500 where students
design concept influenced do not feel constrained for
by period styling gives the space. Corridors are designed
campus a monumental touch. with ventilation ducts. The
The design features natural kindergarten features various
cross ventilation in all the shapes on the walls, where
classrooms, semi–indoor each geometric shape figures
teaching environments and as large openings on the walls.
uncluttered single loaded Separate wings have been
corridors. The dining hall designed for different age
designed with roof ventilations groups to have ergonomically
to exhaust the hot air can designed facilities of toilets.
accommodate 500 people.
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PROJECT : Dhruv Academy STYLE : Period Influence PH SERVICES : Sampath Kumar – SK Associates PROJECT : DPS EAST STYLE : Contemperory PH SERVICES : Entask
CLIENT : Malpani Group ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, Rajesh Narang, Jose Colins LANDSCAPE : Vikas Bhosekar CLIENT : K.K. Educational Charitable Trust ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, Masood Ahmed LANDSCAPE : Shivkumar, Riyaz
LOCATION : Sanganmer, Pune-Nasik Road STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar, Swamy, Johnson INTERIOR : Hari Aghase LOCATION : Bangalore rural STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar, Fahim Bepari INTERIOR : Ace Group
PLOT AREA : 0 Acres POWER PLANNING : Gupta - S SU Associates COMPLETION : 007 PLOT AREA : 1 Acres POWER PLANNING : Entask COMPLETION : 007
The structure gives a lasting impression. The school design imbibes its style from period architecture.
globAl ACAdeMy of teCHnology indiA internAtionAl sCHool
With extra floor heights the building looks overpowering. Located atop of a hill, this period This building was structured Modern materials are used in construction.
style building, complete with follwing the history of
the clock tower, was designed City of palace, Jaipur. The
to leave a lasting impression structure imbibes period
amongst the students in architecture complete with
terms of its majestic structure. circles, verticals and bands,
The tall structure supported but the materials used are
by period style columns has modern. The verticals and
an overpowering image. The bands here are made of
design features were pre-cast metal, resulting in a fusion
in concrete and some were of modern materials and
moulded in FRP.The building period style architecture. The
with its extra floor heights, building received the ICI-RSC
large windows keep the inside Ultratech Endowment Award
cool and well illuminated. for Outstanding Concrete
Ornamental landscape has Structure of Rajasthan.
added an extra charm.
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PROJECT : Global Academy of Technology STYLE : PERIOD INFLUENCE PH SERVICES : Vasudev Murthy , Atrya Consultants PROJECT : India International School STYLE : Period Influence PH SERVICES : Sampath Kumar , SK Associates
CLIENT : The National Education Foundation ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, Rajesh Narang, Masood Ahmed COMPLETION : 00 CLIENT : IIS Institutional Network ARCHITCTURE : Dinesh Verma, Rajesh Narang INTERIOR : Ace Group
LOCATION : Bangalore STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar, Fahim Bepari LOCATION : Mansarovar, Jaipur STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar, Swamy BSN COMPLETION : 007
PLOT AREA : 1 Acres POWER PLANNING : Gupta - S SU Associates PLOT AREA : Acres POWER PLANNING : Dwarkanath , Servalac
The school was built on barren land. Topography of the site was not disturbed by the school design.
INDUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL JSS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
The administrative block forms the focal point. This award winning majestic This ideal hill architecture Modular design of the school using local stone.
white building reﬂecting the was designed to ensure the
Greco Roman style campus topography of the site was not
was built on what was once a disturbed. The buildings here
barren land sans vegetation. rise from the hill naturally
The circular administrative with their levels adjusted to
block was built at the centre conform to the incline of the
to act as a focal point around hill. A modular design of the
which the two massive block was perceived such
structures feature. that the floor level of its four
The entire campus is segments can be altered
eco-friendly and generates as per the natural contour.
water for landscaping from Use of local stone with roofs
the sewage, its rainwater is coloured in natural green
collected in a natural tank. merged the entire campus
with the natural hills.
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PROJECT : Indus International School STYLE : Period - Influence Greco Roman PH SERVICES : Vasudev Murthy, Atreya PROJECT : JSS International School STYLE : Period - Hill Architecture PH SERVICES : N.V. .Rao, Rao Co
CLIENT : The Indus Trust ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, Rajesh Narang LANDSCAPE : Mohan, Inde CLIENT : JSS MahaVidyapeetha, Mysore ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, G.S. Dinesh, Jose Colins COMPLETION : 1991
LOCATION : Sarjapur, Bangalore STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar INTERIOR : Dinesh Verma LOCATION : Theetakal, Ooty STRUCTURE : R.Sridhar, Swamy BSN PHOTOGRAPHY : Dinesh Verma
PLOT AREA : 30 Acres POWER PLANNING : Dwarakanath, Servalac COMPLETION : 2003 PLOT AREA : 30 Acres POWER PLANNING : Gupta - S SU Associates
With its majestic plain white surface the institute creates a statement. Simple design of the school.
REVA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Sky-lit amphitheatre. The Contemporary style Buttresses were used as an The sprawling campus.
project was originally planned element of design to signify
to be done in phases. Hence the support a school offers
the design elements were to the society. The simplistic
planned such that at any architectural forms integrated
given stage, the project would with the central court provided
always appear complete. The the open space for student’s
structure predominantly uses interaction, where as the
grey stone with plain white indoor and outdoor sports
surfaces, blended into squares facility provided professional
and semicircles. The academic environment. The state-of-the-
building incorporates a sky art cultural centre is designed
lit amphitheatre courtyard for a holistic education
in the centre with stairway environment. The campus
bridges connecting the wings recycles sewage and uses the
at different levels. treated water for landscaping.
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PROJECT : Reva Institute of Technology Management STYLE : Contemprorary PH SERVICES : Nugi Consultants PROJECT : The International School Bangalore STYLE : Period In uence PH SERVICES : Vasudev Murthy, Atreya Consultants
CLIENT : Rukhmini Educational Charitable Trust ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, Ashwini Bagal, Hansa LANDSCAPE : Mr Sigamani CLIENT : National Education Trust ARCHITECTURE : Dinesh Verma, Hyma Alex, Ashwath LANDSCAPE : Mohan , Inde
LOCATION : Yelhanka, Bangalore STRUCTURE : G S Baswaraj , Chetana Consultant COMPLETION : 2005 LOCATION : Bangalore Rural STRUCTURE : GS Baswaraj, R.Sridhar INTERIOR : Dinesh Verma
PLOT AREA : 11 Acres POWER PLANNING : Nugi Consultants PLOT AREA : 50 Acres POWER PLANNING : Dwarkanath, Servalac Consultants COMPLETION : 2002
The reception area. The curvy glass interiors.
AloPA networks glAssiCs – A treAsUre in glAss
The conference room. The idea was to make the Being a showroom for The curvy staircase. The meeting area.
otherwise modular software exquisite glass structures
office, into a brighter work and walls, there was a need
atmosphere, by integrating to create large spaces and
designer glass panels with display the glass where it can
wood inlayed with natural be seen from both sides and
granite stone. Using daylight has light passing through it. To
luminaries for the lobby and serve this, the interiors were
the conference room brought given plenty of curves where
in a unique décor, highlighting the glass structure could be
the wall panels, cornices, and hung with the light passing
the glasswork. The conference from the back. Right from the
room incorporates a theme of staircase to the walls, ceiling
evolution of mankind and goes and floor, every facet of the
up to the string theory which interior has been used to
is futuristic in both technology display the glass structures.
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PROJECT : Alopa Networks STYLE : Modern - Period Influence HVAC : Aircon PROJECT : Glassics – A treasure in glass FLOOR AREA : 4000sqft POWER PLANNING : Guptaw, S SU Associates
CLIENT : Vijaya Verma DESIGN TEAM : Dinesh Verma, Rajesh Narang COMPLETION : 00 CLIENT : Anita Srisrimal STYLE : Modern COMPLETION : 008
LOCATION : Bangalore POWER PLANNING : Dwarkanath – Servalac LOCATION : Bangalore DESIGN TEAM : Dinesh Verma, Ashwini Bagal
AREA : 700sqft
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