PORTFOLIO 2008 - 2011Urban Design and ArchitectureManas MurthyGraduate Fellow in Sustainable Architecture & Urbanism
ABOVE: Final rendered South elevation DESIGN DEVELOPMENT - TOP RIGHT: External perspective view RIGHT: Sectional perspective RIGHT BOTTOM: Plan views Rugby Clubhouse, Coed Darcy, Wales 2011A r c h i t e c t ur a l De si g n T he proposed Rugby Club House is designed to sit within the northern neighbourhood of the new settlement of Coed Darcy proposed at Swansea Bay. The design is based on timeless principles of ‘Commodity, Firmness and Delight’, or Architectural merit, Practicality and Durability. The building is designed in the Arts and Crafts language to tie in with the existing Llandarcy village. The design is inspired by traditional architecture and uses vernacular building materials
ABOVE: Schematic site sections demonstrating building height and impact on landscape LEFT: 1 Landscape Strategy, 2 Movement & Parking BOTTOM LEFT: Proposal for redevelopment of existing built form on siteEnquiry by Design, Bronllys,Wales 2011 T he Bronllys Hospital site was formerly a regional TB centre and has now lost its purpose. A design charrette C o m mun i t y De si g n was held with stakeholders to give it a new identity based on its history of wellbeing to provide employment and regional economic regeneration. The key concept of this vision is to create a nationally significant health ‘nucleus’ underpinned by a new Institute of Life Sciences for Wales, comprising Bronllys Hospital site with existing and new services for Bronllys and Talgarth.
Farmhouse Types Cottage TypesPat t er n Bo ok & Ur b a n C odi ng ABOVE: Analysis of existing farmhouse and cottage building types in the Northern Highlands, Scotland %(/2: $QDOVLV RI WSLFDO EXLOGLQJ FRQÀJXUDWLRQV 3DUW RI WKH RHG DUF RGH ERRN Design Coding [Coed Darcy] Single Family Multi-Family Wide Front Narrow Front Square Paired Villa Apartment Pattern Book [Scotland] 2011 T hese are examples from a pattern book and urban code. Shown above the Developer’s Companion, aims to provide a choice of the best Caithness(Scotland) building types, to assist local builders, self-builders, developers, and architects before submitting planning applications. Shown Width: 4.5m-6.5m Width: 7.5m-12m Width: 8m-12m Main width (1 side): 5m-5.5m Width: varies right is a part of the Coed Darcy building code, correlating Depth: 8m-10m Depth: 8m-10m Depth: 8m-12m Main depth: 9m-10m Depth: varies Bedrooms: 2-4 Bedrooms: 2-5 Bedrooms: 3-5 Bedrooms (each): 3-4 plot and house types to built volume and other parameters Circulation: centrally Circulation: centrally Circulation: centrally Circulation: Centrally Located Circulation: varies located located or to one side located
ABOVE: Various house prototypes, decveloped for different owner occupancy and family sizeLEFT: Rendered elevation of a typical T e c h n i c a l Dr aw i n gRed Jacket Quarry, Housing Prototype 2011T he Red Jacket Quarry site in Wales has been identified for the construction of prototypical timber houses in collaboration with Zed Factory, todemonstrate the principles of sustainable urbanism. The vision for the siteis to transform the redundant land into ‘an exceptional off-grid eco-hamlet’,comprised of a small number of zero-carbon houses. It is intended to becomean exemplar project complete with a zero-carbon transport strategy
De sig n G ui d a nc e C on t r ol ABOVE: Massing and mixed use strategy for development site RIGHT: Proposed site layout keeping in mind views and sightlines TOP RIGHT: Serial vision demonstrating approach to new railway station site development Design Brief, Cardiff Station 2009 T his exercise involved the preparation of a design brief for the Cardiff Central Station site. The brief gave reccommendations for the density and volume of development at site, while being respectful towards important sightlines and consistent urban form. One of the main objectives was to provide an iconic entrance to Cardiff
ABOVE: Views of high street in serial visionTOP RIGHT: Tissue analysis of city centre; 0HGLHYDO 9LFWRULDQ RPPHUFLDO 6WUHHW Victorian TerracesRIGHT: Historical transformation andgrowth of Newport settlementBELOW: Key plan showing progression ofviews down the high street Ur b a n C on servat i on 1750 1837 1868 1923 Conservation Area Assessment, Newport 2009 T his project was a Conservation Area Character Assessment for Newport City Centre. The aim was to describe the city centre through a townscape, morphological and historical perspective. The city centre is dominated by retail uses, but also civic and administrative functions in accordance with Newport’s sub-regional status and location in the M4 corridor are intermingled into the centre
1 2 3 $%29( 6QWDFWLF $QDOVLV RI HQ +DDJ $[LDO 0DS HSWK 0DS RQWURO 0DS RIGHT : Ground Floor plan of De Residente and Muzenplein Syntactic Analysis [The Hague] 2009 C ontemporary urban space design was placed in a postmodern context with a focus on New Urbanism andUr b a n F or m A n a ly si s its chief proponents, Rob Krier in particular. The objective was to identify the reasons behind the creation of traditional spaces and the methodology employed by individuals such as Krier to achieve this. Space Syntax analyses were used to determine the nature and scope of the impact of new development. The results indicate that although the project has an insufficient impact on the global urban form of the city centre, it positively influences activity and interaction along certain key routes and links
1 2 3 /()7 RQFHSWXDO LDJUDPV *UHHQ QHWZRUN HQVLW JUDGDWLRP 3XEOLF VSDFH DQG 3XEOLF WUDQVSRUW $%29( 6WUXFWXUH 3ODQV *UHHQ FRUULGRU DQG FDQDOV 3HGHVWULDQ OLQNDJHV DQG SXEOLF VSDFH $FWLYLW DQG landuse strategy and distribution of character areas Bull Ring/Markets Quarter, Birmingham 2008-09 S t r at e g y S t udi o1 2 T he objective of the exercise was to ‘reinforce’ Birmingham city centre through the combination of strategic interventions and general guidelines. The Bull Ring/ Markets quarter was found to be disconnected from its neighbouring quarters and the city centre as well. Actions called for better pedestrian routes through the site leading toward the city centre, greater integration of green corridors and canal networks in3 4 a landscape strategy and improved public transport links. These were proposed in conjunction with a comprehensive mixed landuse strategy within the Irish quarter
ABOVE: Framework plans for landuse allocation, SUDS and landscape RIGHT: Masterplan with housing types, public space types and densitySe t t l e m en t S t udi o Neighbourhood Extension, Cardiff 2008 T he site situated in the district of Splott in Cardiff was developed in the 1880s around the East Moors Steel Works, including the presence of a gipsy site. The design response looked at regeneration through the creation of a new, vibrant neighbourhood centre, supported by a tram link
$%29( RQFHSWXDO UHQGHULQJ RI SXEOLF VSDFH DQG XUEDQ IRUPRIGHT: Detailed neighbourhood plan distinguishing types of open spaces and typicalresidential block types Se t t l e m en t S t udi o Continued... T he detailed design stage involved application of sustainable urbanism principles as well as a more sophisticated approach towards house types and public space types. The proposal also offers opportunities for employment and commerce to happen at varying scales
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