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Hafeez contracter

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Hafeez contracter, One of the most commercially successful architect, his buildings and his philosophy.

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Hafeez contracter

  1. 1. HAFEEZ CONTRACTOR WORKS OF RAVIDEEP SINGH 3B
  2. 2. HAFEEZ CONTRACTOR • Born on 19 June 1950, in Mumbai • Born in a parsi family. Family included his mother Roshan (a teacher) and his father Sorab Contractor (A businessman) • Graduate Diploma in architecture from Academy of Architecture, Mumbai in 1975. • Graduation from Columbia University New York (USA) on a Tata Scholarship • Hafeez Contractor commenced his career in 1968 with T. Khareghat as an Architect and in 1977 he became the associate partner in the same firm. Between 1977 and 1980 Hafeez has been a visiting faculty at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. • His practice had modest beginnings in 1982 with a staff of two. Today the firm has over 350 employees including senior associates, architects, interior designers, draftsmen, civil engineering team and architectural support staff Source:www.infrawindow.com
  3. 3. HAFEEZ CONTRACTOR’SKETCHES architect hafeez contractor. [Online] [Cited: 4 27, 2014.] www.hafeezcontractor.com.architect hafeez contractor. [Online] [Cited: 4 27, 2014.] www.hafeezcontractor.com. Source:architecthafeezcontractor.[Online][Cited:427,2014.]
  4. 4. HAFEEZ CONTRACTOR Some on the key features which are usually found in his works are: •Extensive use of glass and metallic panels on the facades confirms to the high tech expressions business seek to achieve. •Never fixed plan •Have axis but not always. •Give stress on landscaped terrace. •He picks elements from various typologies and use them as adornments for the exterior skin of the building. •He always treats the corner of the building
  5. 5. LAKE CASTLE, POWAI Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com
  6. 6. • Lake castle a residential apartment building ,nested in green surrounding of powaii, just a few miles away from main Bombay is one of the most spectacular product of eighties boom. • The dominant feature of Lake castle is its massive scale. 183 m. linear length ,strikes you as an ocean ship going linear of a building with multiple decks anchored on the banks of powaii lake. • Tower block is surrounded by large garden and 8 acre forest park, all the flats faces the lake. • Creating a stepped mass profile ,which compliments the hills in the backdrop. LAKE CASTLE, POWAI Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com
  7. 7. • The architectural form is mean to symbolize a city silhouette that is made of a varying shapes and sizes. • The building is almost like a mirror reflecting the densely layered profile of the city itself. Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com
  8. 8. • Lake castle is especially interesting because of a combination of ‘POP’ aesthetics, with conventionalized classical stylistics . • Egyptian motifs are used in building facades ,like the treatment given to the columns, the friezes and the details of the iron work. • The crescent shape projecting balconies ,curved projection and Egyptian columns on the facades relieve the monotony into which building would have otherwise slipped . • Large French windows are repetitive features on the facades. LAKE CASTLE, POWAI Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com
  9. 9. • To mitigate the broadside effect of the cliff of the building ,it has been punctured with significant cutouts known as sky decks. • further these the dramatic view of the sky though the buildings. • The stepped profile and two huge cutouts further add to lighten the building. LAKE CASTLE, POWAI Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com
  10. 10. TEXTILE LABORATORY AND RESEARCH CENTRE, MUMBAI Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com
  11. 11. TEXTILE LABORATORY AND RESEARCH CENTRE, MUMBAI • Situated in the busy locality of Prabhadevi, Mumbai, the Textile Laboratory And Research Institute is an intriguing piece of architecture, with metaphoric interpretations ranging from flowing fabrics to a spinning wheel (charkha). • The primary design idea was to reflect the powerful tradition and heritage of Indian textiles. • The institute is designed to accommodate research and administrative activities in one block and other activities in different blocks • The various activities are joint together through a central atrium. • The atrium structure is in the essence a steel frame and it is in the form of a crown. It symbolises the charkha with eight spokes and the same is replicated on the floor. Source:architecthafeezcontractor.[Online][Cited:427,2014.]
  12. 12. • With the spokes in the form of black and grey granites place next to each other on the floor it gives a spinning effect to the charkha. The spokes have a thin aluminium wire running through the spokes, symbolising the thread. • The atrium symbolically depicts the ‘charkha’ that is rooted in India’s glorious textile heritage. The structure is basically a steel frame swathed in Teflon fabric. • Juxtaposing of wavy granite, aluminium and glass surfaces marks this 6 storey building block. • The wavy facade derives its inspiration from the imagery of flowing fabrics. • The material used with the contrasting and intrinsic textures colours goon to reflect the diverse range of Indian textiles. TEXTILE LABORATORY AND RESEARCH CENTRE, MUMBAI
  13. 13. DLF GATEWAY TOWER, GURGOAN PRIMARY CASE STUDY Source:self
  14. 14. SITE PLAN Ground plus 11 floors Typical Floor Area: 8,000 sq.ft. Total Super Area : 85,000 sq.ft. •This 12-storey complex is spread across an area of 1.15 acres. With its ship- like shape, Gateway Tower presents futuristic architecture. • The unique feature of this complex is its high visibility and compact office space Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com
  15. 15. •Referred to as the ‘Titanic’, it was constructed to be gateway as you cross the toll from Delhi and enter Gurgaon. •got its nickname ‘Titanic’ – for its size and shape – but bears no relevance to the landlocked and arid urban landscape in which it is located. •Standing out glass tower in a city which experiences summers of 40 decrees Celsius. •huge air conditioning costs in such a large glass building where the electrical demand already outstrips supply. •Extensive use of glass and metallic panels on the facades confirms to the high tech expressions business seek to achieve. DLF GATEWAY TOWER, GURGOAN •Lozenge shaped structure, but has a rectangular usable space, with all the services in the peripheral triangular spaces. Source:architecthafeezcontractor.[Online][Cited:427,2014.]
  16. 16. THE ARALIAS, GURGAON
  17. 17. THE ARALIAS, GURGAON Project type: housing, master planning project Location : sector 42, DLF city v, gurgoan. No of apartments : 252 Total Number of Storey: 18 Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com
  18. 18. •It includes 3 linear blocks that flank a well-landscaped garden. •The concept of large linear residential blocks creates a central recreational area for the entire complex. The linear design of the blocks also offers panoramic views of the landscaped grounds and the picturesque golf course to all the apartments. •Aralias, an upscale residential development is set opposite the DLF Golf Course in Gurgaon. •The mere enormity of these blocks set amidst the landscaped gardens creates a spectacular effect. The pale background of the exterior hues articulates the elegant appearance of a few fragments of glass. •The 250 flats in the residential complexes have areas ranging from 465 sq m apartments to 836 sq m penthouses. The apartments are endowed with picturesque views of the surrounds THE ARALIAS, GURGAON
  19. 19. BHARTI AIRTEL BUILDING, GURGAON Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com Source:self
  20. 20. BHARTI AIRTEL BUILDING, GURGAON CENTRAL ATRIUM WORKING SPACE PERIPHERAL CORES HUGE LANDSCAPED GARDENS Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com
  21. 21. AND THE BRAND INTENT • the façade houses an advanced energy-efficient reflective solar control glass designed to cut excessive heat while optimizing light transmission, thus reducing air-conditioning costs and the need for artificial lighting • Red and white stripes, the most catching feature of the building shows the brand intent with colors complimenting the airtel logo. • the façade also uses double glazing, for added effect and also provides insulation at the same time. Source:www.hafeezcontracter.com

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