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  1. 1. Architecture | Interiors | Research Architecture Energy Simulation Interior Design visualization SUHAS BAMBARDEKAR B.Arch, M.Arch, LEEDAP Prefab Digital Fabrication | (001) 571 246 7650 |
  2. 2. PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE B U RT H I L L, (Internship & Research Assistantship), State College, PA Energy Modeler and Assistant Architect - June 2008 – December 2008 Responsibilities: - Research on workflows between modeling & energy simulation programs for application by architects. - Research on application of simulation for Urban scale energy analysis. P E N N STAT E U N I V E RS I T Y, State College, PA Teaching (TA) and Research Assistant (RA) - August 2007 – December 2009 Responsibilities: - RA (Prof Poerschke) - Researching & preparing matrix for selection of Energy programs by Architects. - Conducting Energy Modeling (Ecotect) workshop for 2nd & 3rd year students. - TA for 2nd year AE and 3rd year Arch Design studio. EDUCATION - RA –Daylight analysis & visualization of Cyprus Presidential palace. T H E P E N N SY LVA N I A STAT E U N I V E RS I T Y, 44 D ES I G N, Mumbai, India ( Associate Architect - July 2004 – May 2007 Masters of Architecture (December 2009) GPA – 3.85 Responsibilities: - Concept generation, design development, estimation, project & site co-ordination and project management. - Promoted to Senior Architect during my tenure. Offered position as Associate S I R J J C O L L EG E O F A R C H I T EC T U R E, Mumbai University, India Select Projects Handled: Bachelors of Architecture, April 2003 (Overall percentage – • Office Interiors for Universal Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (3,000sft, Rs. 60 Lacs INR) 64%, equivalent to GPA over 3.5) • Renovation and Office Interiors for Premier Auto Electric (PAE), Mumbai (over 12,000 sft) recipient of regional and national level IIID 2008 award in commercial interior category, shortlisted for World Architectural Festival Awards, Barcelona 2008, published in ‘Inside Outside’ issue-June 2008. • Retail interiors for Kings fabric showroom, Mumbai (2,100 sft, Rs 80 Lac INR) - published in ‘Inside Outside’ issue-June 2008. • Architectural design and execution of bungalow, Khandala, India (3,000 sft, Rs. 1 cr INR) - published in ‘Inside Outside’ issue-June 2008. • Proposal for Architectural design of school in Panvel ( 10,000 sft) E VO LU T I O N D ES I G N ST U D I O, Mumbai, India R EG I ST E R E D A R C H I T EC T Assistant Architect - September 2003 – March 2004 Council of Architecture, India (2003) Responsibilities: - Led the design team in research, architectural and interior design development and cost estimation of Multiplex at Aurangabad (42,000 sft) and Latur (30,000 sft), India. L E E D AC C R E D I T E D P RO F ES S I O N A L (N.C. 2.2) US Green Building Council, 2009 SUHAS BAMBARDEKAR B.Arch, M.Arch, LEEDAP HONORS & ACTIVITIES - Recepient of 2008/2009 ARCC/King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural+Environmental Design Research, Penn State - Presented paper in Energy Simulation category at “Building Simulation 2009 conference’ at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and poster at Graduate Student Exhibition, Penn State, 2008. - Energy modeler (preliminary analysis) for prestigious Solar Decathlon 2009 intercollegiate competition, Penn State University. - Participated in National Association of School of Architecture (NASA 2000) intercollegiate competition. - Housing chair and active member of India Graduate Student Association, Penn State. - B.Arch - First Class with Honors - Ranked 4th (amongst 7 Colleges) in Mumbai University in Semester VIII & X. | (001) 571 246 7650 | SKILLS Energy Modeling: Ecotect, IES<VE>, Design Builder, Equest, Energy10, HEED. Modeling & Graphics: Sketchup, Revit Architecture, AutoCad 2010, 3DS Max, Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Adobe Final cut pro, Adobe After Effects. Knowledge of Grasshopper, Rhino, Form Z. Language: Fluency: Marathi, Hindi, English
  3. 3. ARCH + ID | 2006 | Commercial office: Renovation and Interiors for Premier Auto Electirc | 44 Design ARCH + ID | 2007 | Residence: Khandala residence | 44 Design ID | 2006 | Retail Interiors: Kings retail showroom | 44 Design ID | 2007 | Commercial Interiors: Artist Studio | 44 Design ID | 2005 | Commercial Interiors: Universal Consulting office | 44 Design Arch + ID | 2005 | Residence: Khopoli residence | 44 Design Research | 2009 | Cyrpus Presidential Palace Analysis | Penn State University Research | 2008 | Cleaveland Art Institute | Burt Hill Research | 2008 | Tatweer Towers shading studies | Burt Hill Research | 2008 | Urban scale energy analysis | Burt Hill Arch + ID | 2003 | Multiplex | Evolution Design Studio Competition | 2009 | PREFAB 20X20 Architecture | Interiors | Research Architecture Energy Simulation Interior Design visualization PROFESSIONAL WORKS Prefab Digital Fabrication | (001) 571 246 7650 |
  4. 4. Finishes were selected considering their 1 ecological impact. Exposed concrete and brickwork, local kotah stone for flooring and exposed cement sheets for partitions are used imparting a rustic ambience to the overall space. 1 S ite plan insertion 2 insertion 1 insertion 2 1 4 insertion 1 2 3 3 4 Indian Institute of Interior Design (IIID) Regional & National Award 2008 For Commercial Interior Category 2 Published in ‘Inside Outside Magzine’ - 2008, Shortlisted for Office back area World Architecture Festival, Barcelona, 2008 Office back area Executive room P remier Auto Electric External views THE brief was to renovate an unused industrial TWO main design insertions to guide space planning were: central warehouse space to an office space for over 30 mass accomodating rooms on ground floor and conference room on people, complete with conference rooms, outdoor mezznaine and the peripheral mass of executive rooms. Adbundant working spaces, dinning and provision for expansion. daylight and views between indoors and outdoors are established The design response was to retain the existing through insertion of two skylights: one in front of conference room, shell, propose design insertions in the form of the other in the form of a continous strip on the west end. Openable rooms, conference spaces, etc, and propose passive windows and roof overhangs ensure natural ventilation. (daylight,thermal mass, natural ventilation) and energy efficient design measures (insulated roofs). Role: Concept, Schematic design, Detailed Design, Estimation, Site supervision, Co-ordination. (12,000 Sq.Ft., Cost - INR 10 Million (2,16,000 USD) Arch + ID | 2006 44 Design
  5. 5. Proposed structures 2 1 2 West Elevation S ite plan View of entrance lobby 1 Staircase detail View of living area 2 G round level B elow ground level R esidence - Khandala THE brief was to design a retreat house with four The contrast between these two spaces: organic and bedrooms, living room and utility areas in khandala. dynamic on one side and formal and geometric on other The design was to explore the natural surrounding views side, is mediated by the flat roofed, sky lit lobby space. View of Living room offered by the sloping site. The bungalow is conceived Generated as an in-between space, it gives order to the as a mass punctured with terraces arranged to enjoy the form, as well as creates an interesting transition space. THE material pallete comprises of local stone views of the surrounding. materials, natural wood and form finished Rainwater from all roof surfaces is chanelled from lobby concrete. Apart from their contribution to The design consists of two wings connected together roof through slab extension to a purification tank on thermal mass, the material pallete gives an overall through a central lobby. The living, dinning and terrace ground and resultant water is used to recharge the nearby ruxtic appearance. Large openable windows and wing has a organic plan shape with an unifying form well. ample shading allow for uninterupted views and finished rcc folding roof on top. The bedroom and utility natural cross ventilation. wing has formal shape with sloping manglaore tiled roof. Entrance lobby - Below ground level Role: Concept, Schematic design, Detailed Design, Estimation, Site supervision, Co-ordination. (12000 Sq.Ft., Cost - INR 10 Million (2,16,000 USD) Arch + ID | 2007 44 Design
  6. 6. 3 Ceiling Design ALLUDING to fabric folds, ceiling was the highlight of the design. The logic, first modeled in CAD, was lined out on site using thread. The first iteration showed some beam geometry conflicting with the designed ceiling. The design was finalized came after two iterations. 2 View of Mezznaine level View from entrance Trial rooms E ntry level plan 1 M ezznaine level plan K INGS The brief required 3 trial rooms which were Retail showroom designed as a solid yellow mass embracing the existing column in the center of space. The folded ceiling geometry was interupted 1 by creating two openings at mezzanine level THE brief was to redesign a retail showrrom in front of yellow trial room mass. These to accomodate maximum fabric display, openings allow a glimpse of the ceiling from create visual interest & an overall dynamic outside (exteriors). shopping experience for a renowned retail giant Raymonds. The design aimed to potray robustness and solidity for the mens showroom. The material The concept was to design a ceiling that folds pallete used were solid wood, veneer for main and morphs around the shell connecting display areas, solid and perforated mild steel the mezznaine and ground floor space, and AC ducts were routed sheets for exterior cladding and plasterboard 2 concealing the beams and electricals beneath through mezznaine level, for walls and ceiling. it. The ceiling was designed in repetion of the boxing around ducts two modules. Though appearing irregular, the serving as display counter. ceiling has a distinct repetitive geometry that Besides being efficient in dips and squeezes to embrace the existing terms of human comfort beams structure. and energy consumption, it facilitated an uninterupted organic ceiling geometry. Published in ‘Inside Outside Magzine’ - 2008 Role: Concept, Schematic design, Detailed Design, Estimation, Site supervision, Co-ordination. (2100 Sq.Ft., Cost - INR 8 Million (1,73,000 USD) ID | 2006 44 Design
  7. 7. F loor plan 4 A continous strip skylight was studio space introduced in the lobby to allow ample daylight. Daylight 2 and privacy was introduced in the studio space through large glass sliding shutters dividing the studio and lobby space. 2 Studio space 1 terrace lobby studio space balcony 1 Detail for unit dividing Studio and Lobby space Entrance Lobby space A rtist Studio Studio space THE brief was to convert an apartment space in a historic building into an artist studio The existing structure of vaulted floor slab and cast space. Though essentially a interior design project, the structure and exterior facade iron columns was left exposed. Materials were limited required renovation and preservation. to transluscent glass for sliding shutter, clear glass doubled glazing for openings, wood for windows and The response was to retain historic details, strengthen the structure, incorporate paint for walls and partitions and local kotah stone for passive design measures (daylight) and views over the terrace and improve the thermal flooring. efficiency of the envelope. The existing terrace roof was replaced with insulated roof. Large expanse of sliding glass shutters with wide roof overhang ensured ample shading and natural cross ventilation. Role: Concept, Schematic design, Detailed Design, Estimation, Site supervision, Co-ordination. (1,750 Sq.Ft., Cost - INR 1.5 Million (32,500 USD) ID | 2007 44 Design
  8. 8. 5 1 1 Open plan office F loor plan U niversal Consulting Conference room Executive room Open plan office THE brief was to design a contemporary, open plan office in a basement site, for a consultancy firm with international clients. The design evolved around introduction of daylight through the slit window, sensitivity to materials, use of vibrant colors and efficient organisation of space. The existing shell had flat slab construction, thus enabling utilization of the entire height. The strip window on two sides, the only source of daylight was fully glazed to allow maximun daylight into the space. The false ceiling was EXTENSIVE use of glass in the interiors curved so as to allow maximum reflection of daylight into the space. Absence ensured transparency and openness. of adequate windows necessiated air-conditioning, incorporated in the dip Solid wood and wood veneer were used in the central part of the ceiling. Individual rooms were cooled with split in contrast to white colored laminate airconditioners. and white wall paint. Role: Concept, Schematic design, Detailed Design, Estimation, Site supervision, Co-ordination. (3000 Sq.Ft., Cost - INR 6 Million (1,20,000 USD) ID | 2005 44 Design
  9. 9. Proposed structures Existing structures 6 2 MATERIALS used are local rubble, brick, concrete, mangalore tiles for insulation above profiled galvalume Kitchen roofing sheets. Verandah Living Store 1 Dinning Entrance 1 A rain water harvesting tank of 20,000 lit. was designed below the entrance side terrace to collect rainwater from the roof. Bedroom Bedroom The collected water is used for Kitchen Dinning Bedroom landscaping and domestic purpose during summer. 2 S ite plan rain water harvesting tank below terrace R esidence - Khopoli Bedroom View of Dinning area View of Dinning area THE brief was to design a 2000 sq.Ft. two bedroom The site is characterised by strong southeast winds through-out the year. The toplit bungalow for an old couple, planned to appreciate the dinning space thus evolved as a transition space, facilitating natural cross ventilation surrounding views of mountain ranges, existing landscape, once the doors are opened. Huge verandah spaces were added on the east and west express sensitivity towards use of natural materials, light ends for providing shade and outdoor sitout areas to enjoy the surrounding views. and provide ample natural ventillation. To minimise solar gains from south, fins 2’-6” deep shade the south face. The site consisted two areas which used to be natural ponds till a few years before. Fins on South face for shading Thus, the overflow from rainwater collection tank and the slope of surrounding landscape were designed to flow into the pond. In addition, ground water recharge pits were planned through out the site. Role: Concept, Schematic design, Detailed Design, Estimation, Site supervision, Co-ordination. (1200 Sq.Ft., Cost - INR 3 Million (65,000 USD) Arch + ID | 2005 44 Design
  10. 10. 7 Existing Proposed Office Window The Presidential Palace Operable glass louvers were proposed over doors for corridors to allow daylight and provide for night ventilation cooling. Natural ventilation A stepped window with louvers on sides were proposed for the front office to allow for increased daytime natral ventilation without sacrificing security. ALT 2 ALT 1 EXIST Existing Daylight - Proposed Corridor Existing Daylight - Proposed Rooms Proposed Kitchen Window (Alt 2) Daylight - Proposed Kitchen (Alt 2) Alternative 1 Two alternatives were proposed for the east facing Daylight Analysis - Proposed existing Kitchen louvered window: first with horizontal louvers for upper part, second with vertical louvers for Solar Analysis upper part. Daylight analysis was performed for each alternative over plan and section, for three days in year C yprus (solistices & equinox). The window with vertical louvers Presidential Palace was proposed, based on its effectiveness for reflecting early morning sun rays. THIS research project was conducted by Prof. Ute Poerschke from Penn State Daylight University. The objective was to propose recommendations for increased Three typical areas were identified for improved energy effectiveness of Cyprus Presidential Palace on its way towards a zero- daylight performance: a) Corridor, b) Kitchen, c) Rooms. energy building. The two main strategies adopted were: a) find strategies to reduce energy demand for heating cooling & electricity (natural ventilation, Proposed design suggestions provided for improved daylight), b) supplement the balance energy demand through renewable natural ventilation and uniform access to daylight energy (geothermal, solar). throughout the day. Other suggestions were improved watertightness, improved insulation, and replacement My role in this project was to create the BIM model for daylight analysis and of existing single glazed, metal framed windows with Solar studies visualization. The report is a work in progress and will be presented to the double glazed wood framed windows Cyprus government shortly. Role: Energy analysis, Visualization Software: AutoCAD, Revit Architecture 2010, Ecotect, 3DS Max 2010. Research Assistantship | Fall 2009 The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  11. 11. 8 C leavland Dec 21, 15.00 hr Art Institute Dec 21, 12.00 hr A four storey, 50,000 sft expansion is proposed to the existing Joseph McCullough Center for Visual arts, housing large central atrium, ground floor art gallery, 300 seat auditorium and studio spaces. The Burt Hill Energy Team was involved in designing the addition and propose alterations to the existing center. A part of this task was to analyze the South facing fully glazed studio spaces for I ES<VE> Luminance study, Studio 3rd floor G lare Analysis, Studio 3rd floor LEED Daylight credits. Sept 21, 16.00 hr Sept 21, 12.00 hr Sept 21, 15.00 hr I ES<VE> Luminance study, Studio 4th floor 40% Frit, VE 1-2M Sept 21, 16.00 hr I ES<VE> Simulation Model Sept 21, 10.00 hr Sept 21, 12.00 hr Dec 21, 12.00 hr Dec 21, 15.00 hr The studio space on 3rd floor (expansion) was analyzed for daylight 40% Frit, VE 1-40M factor and luminance based on the A glare analysis was performed for the proposed design for curtain wall and studio space on 3rd floor (expansion). the actual glass properties based Dec 21, 10.00 hr Dec 21, 12.00 hr Study indicated extensive areas on on specification. The next step of facade above the acceptable glare analysis was to suggest alternative A simulation model was created in IES<VE> based on the glazing specifications to reduce glare The studio space on 4th floor (existing) threshold. A paralled study was was analyzed for daylight factor and conducted with alternative glazing plans obtained from the institute. The South facade was and overheating of the studio space. modeled in detail, inclusing individual curtain wall panels luminance based on the specification specification and presented to the of existing glazing. Emphasis was laid design team. with the specific glass types. The proposed facade had four glass types, each represented seperately in the model, on modeling the skylight panels in the with varying percentage of frit. Luminance studies were roof, as they had major impact on the performed for three spaces: studio 2nd Floor (expansion), overall daylight factor in the psace. Art studio 4th floor (existing) and studio space 3rd floor (expansion). Glare analysis was performed for Studio 3rd floor (expansion). Role: Energy model, Simulation. Software: AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, IES<VE>. Research | 2008 Burt Hill Energy Team, BURT HILL, USA
  12. 12. S tudy objective and methodology 9 T atweer The general study compares the effect of horizontal and vertical shading devices on window openings under certain climatic and architectural conditions for Tatweer Towers, Dubai Towers, Dubai. Simulation permutations - 16 16 scenarios each were simulated in IES<VE> for both window sizes. H0 - V0, H0 - V0.25, H0 - V-0.5, H0 - V0.75, H0.25 - V0, H0.25 - V0.25, H0.25 - V0.5, H0.25 - V0.75 Potential solar gains reduction - Bar graph H0.5 - V0, H0.5 - V0.25, Abstraction H0.5 - V0.5 H0.5 - V0.75 Tatweer Tower - Typical floor Proposed Window sizes: H0.75 - V0, 1M X 1M, 2.25M X 1M H0.75 - V0.25, H0.75 - V0.5 Proposed Shading depths: H0.75 - V0.75 No shading (0M), Analysis results for 1M X 1M Window size 0.25M, 0.5M, 0.75M Effectiveness of horizontal and vertical shading components in terms of solar heat gain are compared with Proposed shading: square and rectangular windows keeping all other climatic Horizontal (H) shading and architectural conditions same. The results were: Vertical (V) shading - for square windows, horizontal projections are better IES<VE> Model than vertical ones - for rectangular windows, vertical projections are better Absolute solar gain reductions - radar chart than horizontal ones Conceptually, the analysis is run to determine the impact - for both cases, projections beyond .5 meters have same of combination of horizontal & vertical projection for effect on horizontal and vertical shading. both window sizes. The analysis compares the absolute values for the radar charts, however the bar graphs The typical floor plan was abstracted to represent an compares the potential reduction in solar gains for a octagonal room, with identical windows on each wall. particular combination of projections to the gains with Two different proportions are considered for the window no projections (No shading). openings with identical glazing. The climatic condition is Analysis results for 1M X 2.25M Window size set in Dubai. Solar heat gain is calculated and compared Thus, as the bar graphs compares the relative gain from each window on every room for both types of Considering the lesser solar angle on Northern and reduction, the results can be generalized for any number windows. Different combinations of horizontal and vertical Eastern side, we might go for a .5m projection (both of window units on a particular orientation. The gains shadings are tested to understand that heat gain pattern. horizontal and rectangular) which will effectively have for all orientations are then averaged and % reduction the same outcome. At least a vertical projection of .5m Conclusion is strongly recommended. w.r.t. ‘No shading ’ option calculated, thus offering a comparison of the reduction potentials for different projection combinations. Role: Energy model, Simulation. Software: AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, IES<VE>. Research | 2008 Burt Hill Energy Team, BURT HILL, USA
  13. 13. S tudy objective and methodology 10 Assumptions - Energy consumption a. Sensible Cooling Load = Total cooling load X COP (2.5, including energy for pumps) 1. Internal Lighting gains = 27 KWh/SM IES<VE> Model 2. Internal Plug loads = 27 KWh/SM 3. Outdoor air = 60 KWh/SM 4. Solar gains = as per simulation Block footprint area: 5. External conduction gains = 6 KWh/ 9000 sft SM 6. Ventilation fans = 10 KWh/SM Orientations: 0deg, 22.5 deg, Total sensible load = (sum 1-6) X 2.5 45 deg, 90deg, b. Internal gains Aspect ratios: 1. Lighting gains 1:1, 1.5:1, 2.5:1 2. Plug load Block form & Orientation, Solar gains comparison Total Internal gains = 1 + 2 Block height: 32 scenarios were simulated for each 30M & 80M block type (30m & 80m), orientation Parametric variations and aspect ratio, and annual solar gains Block spacing: were compared using a comprehensive 30M & 40M resp. Energy consumption - 80M block height bar graph. The report investigates macro level impact of various urban block forms and orientations on solar gains and overall energy consumption. A array of 9 blocks is considered for simulations, so as to recreate as realistic a scenario as possible. Only the Central block is analyzed in the study to compare its solar U rban scale energy analysis gains, etc. - a smaller perimeter(P) to square footage(S) (P:S) ratio consumes less energy Simulations compare Solar gains, incident solar power on per floor area as compared to a linear block with higher P:S ratio. the surfaces of block and energy consumptions based on Energy consumption - 30M block height assumptions outlined later. The comparisons analyze the - height of the block has significant effect on the energy consumption due to Solar gains comparison impact of overshadowing, with higher density consuming less energy per floor area as Annual solar gains were studies over a compared to blocks of lesser density. span of entire year for each block, to - Orientation on energy performance determine the effect of orientation. - Effect of Overshadowing from Neighboring blocks - in terms of energy cost, orientation change indicated minimal effect. This is The solar gains for each variation were because solar gain constitutes only a small percentage of total load considered then compared and analyzed on common for calculating energy cost and it was the only load component which varied Conclusion metric. with change in orientation. - day lighting has been addressed in the research but the conclusions for day lighting are not based on simulation data. Role: Energy model, Simulation. Software: AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, IES<VE>. Research | 2008 Burt Hill Energy Team, BURT HILL, USA
  14. 14. 11 7 3 Entry Level Plan 1 8 5 1. Main Entrance C oncept 2. Main Lobby 3 3. Screen/Theater 4. Office 8 5. Projection room 6. VIP 2 4 8 7. Restaurant 8. Services Mezznaine Level Plan 3 5 6 1 1 The roof was conceived as a surface spanning over and uniting the linear block of service/support functions with the screens. Material pallete included Aluminium panels for staircase blocks, copper for roof surface and form finished concrete for lobby. My scope was to expand the concept into the building design, facades and interior details. Also, a detailed interior design was proposed for the M ultiplex entrance lobby, theater entrances and the movie THE brief was to design Multiplex with a contemporary halls. look to accomodate three screens, restaurant, office, a celibrity lounge and back office and maintenance areas. The available plot was linear in shape with access on the smaller width face. The linearity determined the massing and zoning of spaces. The linear entrance lobby divided the screens and service/support functions, while a huge entertainment space divided the three screens. S ite Plan Role: Detailed Design, Estimation, Approvals. (43000 Sq.Ft., Cost - INR 50 Million (1 Million USD) Arch + ID | 2003 Evolution Design Studio
  15. 15. C ompetition - Prefab 20*20 12 break the generic image for prefabricated buildings in terms of form, aesthetics and context. C ONCEPT Traditional indian courtyard plan Courtyard becomes the central multifunctional space, retaining the character of the traditional system, while allowing for forced ventilation through the ceiling, if required. Spaces formed are then combined into two elements - one being the flexible living /dinning /sleeping space (served space) served by kitchen/toilet/store spaces (Service spaces). Fixed size service boxes are the main components shipped by the manufacturer along with elements like wall & floor panels, skin elements, which define the flexible served spaces. 1 2 3 4 5 6 A SSEMBLY COMPETITION brief was to propose a free-standing, prefab dwelling unit with the potential for expansion as an urban scheme, of a footprint no more than 400sf (37.5sm) in an urban setting anywhere in the world. Fit for two adults, basic program included sleeping, bathing, cooking, living, working /studying, and storage areas. Besides being simple, modular and minimalistic in terms of construction and multiplication, this living unit goes one step beyond by incorporating the possibilities of using available local skills combined with traditional and modern sustainable design elements and techniques. Finally the design provides the dwellers ample opportunity to customize their own spaces, both externally and internally, which they can call home. Arch + ID | 2008 COMPETITION - joint entry with Kaustav Gupta
  16. 16. Interior view NATURAL VENTILATION - Space Planning Strategy 13 Forced ventilation 1 Cross NATURAL ventilation DAYLIGHT - KALWALL Transluscent 1 insulated panels. Daylight was one of the primary concern, hence ample daylight was introduced through full height insulated daylight panels for the served spaces. Full height glass windows and C ompetition open plan ensures effective cross Bamboo Screen over ventilation. In worse case scenarios, forced ventilation is provided using - Prefab 20*20 C ontext : Site KALWALL Panels fans fixed above false ceiling. Mobile 2 SHADING - Bamboo Screens Proposed Site: Kolkata - Linear stretch 6 fan units are proposed instead of air To prevent overheating from the along Bagbazar Kestopur Canal. The stretch conditioning equipment. Kalwall panels, additional shading along the canal, which also deals with is provided using locally produced Full height Glass window the waterfront development schemes, bamboo screens fixed on the has always remained a concern for urban exterior of Kalwall panels. development. 2 Considering the environmental Collapsible Bed sensitivity, conventional 3 RENEWABLE Material - Bamboo Flooring Sleeping development schemes Bamboo, a renewable and abundantly cant be adapted to fit available material, was used for on such strips of land. In flooring, and furniture finishes and response to the demand shading screens. A life span of five years for instant housing was assumed for exterior screens for Walk-In Closet with limited virgin replacement. urban spaces available for development, Aluminium Louvered Shutters Kitchen the proposed prefab Exploded Axonometric Dining dewlling system can be 4 INSULATION - Structurally Insulated Panels successfully installed as Bathroom For thermal efficiency, cost and ease a linear/strip model of SHADING - Custom designed screen from of construction, Structurally insulated 6 development. waste PVC pipes panels were proposed for the service core The generic look and lack of customization enclosure. options have been some of the major drawback for the Prefab designs for Living individual houses. Also, huge amount of PVC pipes are disposed as scrap annually. We proposed shading screen made out of panels Main Entrance using these pipes of varying sizes & colors SHADING - Sliding Aluminium Louvered 5 for shading the SIP’s, thus reducing thermal shutters The expanse of sliding full height loads and at the same time providing a F loor plan glass shutters is shaded using sliding Proposed modules unique appearance. The external detachable panel system opens up the door for the Collapsible Dining table Full height Glass window aluminium louvered shutters. residents to design their own home custom 1 elements. Arch + ID | 2008 COMPETITION - joint entry with Kaustav Gupta