Area: 2500 sqmt
Brief: INS Khukri was a Type 14 (Blackwood-class) frigate of the Indian Navy. She was sunk off the coast of Diu, Gujarat, India. This Ship was converted to living museum parked at Arabian ocean in Diu.
Area: 4000 sqft
Brief: A.C. Hall with capacity of 300 visitors for centrally located marriage hall using Terrazzo flooring (reviving a dying craft) and sustainable materials.
Area: 23000 sqmts
Brief: Museum for city of Taipei. Form was generated from concept of a rough sketch that is the precursor to the final design.
Area: 13000 sqmts
Brief: Museum and galleries for Guggenheim Helsinki. Design used concept of Ships embarked upon the shore. All galleries were within these wooden docks, a symbol also of flourishing timber market in Finland.
Area: 160000 sqmts
Brief: A Museum for displaying artifacts from archeological sites in Egypt. Architecture is influenced by the grandiose scale of Egyptian monuments.
Area: 2200 sqmts
Brief: How less can you build, when the clients merely wants a covered building to just enjoy the garden and organic farm on a plot of land? The shoe string budget insisted upon minimal material and the fact that the house was to be used very little suggested rough enduring materials.
Area: 2000 sqmts
Brief: Sustainable house using a green roof and perforated feeders from which water falls into pool. This helps in keeping house cool and also nourishes the plant.
Area: 1.6 acres
Brief: Infinity house is a weekend house for a fashion designer couple inserted among paddy fields. the house has been designed to respond to ever-changing scenario around it.
Area: 1200 sq mts
Brief: A L-shaped house with load bearing brick walls in a square 90’x 110’ plot located in suburban Ahmedabad. The L shape, while providing cross ventilation to every room, also makes way for a square garden in its periphery.
Area: 425 sqmts
Brief: Located at congested Satyagraha Chavni, a residence for a joint family in love with nature. The Design approach called for a porous building with nature and built form intercepting and dovetailing each other so that the line between the interior and exterior is broken and diluted to the maximum.
Material: Stone, Exposed Bricks, Glass and Mild Steel.
Area: 425 sq mts
Brief: A modern minimal house for a nuclear family. Located in the heart of old city, the house reflects changing socio cultural values, curvilinear space opens longitudinally into the site thus providing view of the garden from every point in the house.
Material: Exposed concrete and local stone.
Area: 8600 sqmts
Brief: An 8 acre peninsula surrounded by the lake Fatehsagar was to be redeveloped and a luxury housing scheme built that comprised of bungalows (36nos of 450 sq yd each), row houses (18nos, 250sqyd each) and flats (48nos, three bedroom each) with a club house, boating deck, swimming pool, amphitheatre, tennis courts etc. The design has a minimalist approach keeping in mind “less is more” and thereby providing more green area to each occupant. In addition to this the site has been cut in a way so to provide view of the lake to each and every resident.
Area: 350 sq mts
Brief: A small house with four bedrooms and requirement of a swimming pool and large glazing overlooking a nearby park. Elaboration of a house with a central waterfall that can be viewed from all public areas. The front entrance being 5’ above ground and the rear end being sunk by 5 feet, there is an element of surprise as one enters as one sees the top of trees at the ground level.
Area: 7000 sqmts
Brief: A 100 room Business Hotel on the outskirts of bustling city of Bhopal on a lush green 7 acre table top plot on top of a hill. The Surface area of plot has been doubled by creating 9m high hills and going 9 m below, thus making space for hills and lakes, for which the town is famous.
Area: 10000 sqmts
Brief: An ecotel is a hallmark application that identifies with energy conservation, waste management, water recycling.
Propelled by the concept of holistic lifestyle and well-being the spa rests on the healing philosophy of physical, mental and spiritual health. The inclusion of art and culture in the forms of Boutique shops into the regime of the guests is carefully orchestrated to elevate the human spirit. Spiritually serene and surreally mystical.
Area: 3000 sqmts
Brief: Pre-fabricated hollow MS columns clad with exposed rcc panels, MS roof, 130 covers. A vastu following concept, the central open space converted into a lily pool. Focus being on Hyderabadi cuisine, highlight of the restaurant is a fabricated tandoor that can be viewed from inside the restaurant as well as from the main road with the letters hyderabad blues written over the extended chimney.
Area: 3.5 acre
Brief: A resort promoting organic life style. Naturally sloping land on the NH8 Delhi Jaipur highway. Inspired by the old palaces and Havells of Rajasthan, the resort boasts of 15 cottages, each designed differently, placed in complete isolation to heighten the effects of lush greenery.
Area: 650 sqmts
Brief: Indian Ethnic wear showroom. Usage of Modern materials like glass, stainless steel, Corian etc. to highlight the fine formal wear products.
Area: 70 sqmts
Brief: Within the parameters of Indian crafts and traditions, to create a modern ambience to encourage young generation to wear the age old saree and thus promote some dying crafts.
Usage of bright colours combined with modern materials like Alumium composite panels, stainless steel and glass in a traditional manner is the USP of this showroom.
Area: 450 sqmts
Brief: Addition Alterations in a 1920 built heritage Building in south Mumbai. Double height volume allows a flowing mezzanine which works as a store as well as an exhibition hall whenever required.
Area: 200 sqmts
Brief: Zen garden like feeling created at the entrance to the showroom that relects Zen philosophy. Natural materials like Himalayan slate, pea gravel used.
Area: 6500 sqmts
Brief: Factory cum corporate office of an Instrument manufacturing Company. Spanning over an acre of land, the challenge was to merge the corporate and manufacturing departments in a way that both co-exist without disturbing each other in a single four storied structure. Considering the chemically active atmosphere of Industrial area, the plants had to be hardy yet able to survive the onslaught of pollution. A green belt is created all round to minimise the effect of pollution around.
Area: 5400 sqmts
Brief: A medical Devices plant confirming to IS standards using strict IS permissible materials and specification. Also an attempt to create green relaxing environment to workers.
Area: 111 m²
Brief: Corporate office of a CWPD Contractor Firm, materials used were glass, stainless steel, and Aluminum. The idea is to make a modular and GREEN office, environment-friendly.
Area: 2230 sqmts
Brief: The interior design is modular, yet gives a stable and permanent feel. The materials used are lightweight and transparent like glass, steel and wood. An ambience of Spartan light heartedness that uplifts the mood.
Area: 10000 sqmts
Brief: 10m x 1km long approach route to the historic Dwarka town is to be highlighted as the Urban response to this pilgrim city.Eco Conservation and Tourism: a balance between the two is maintained by creating parks and giving Edge to the backwaters.
Area: 600 sqmts
Brief: Located in a Chiku Orchard, this house is designed to integrate the Inside with Outside in a way they form an overlapping pattern. The House also redefines the Indian Craft and motifs placed in a contemporary context. The furniture is an eclectic mix of “Indian craft” and very contemporary “minimal”.
Area: 40 sqmts
Brief:This small unit was created using the DRY CONSTRUCTION Method. No cement/bricks were used. A 20’ x 20’ courtyard was covered using a pre-coated sheet roof and MS partition with Bison board cladding on both sides.
Area: 500 sqmts
Brief: A Suburban townhouse, this house is designed for a returning NRI planning to come back to his roots. The feel and materials are contemporary with some Indian motifs. Highlight of this house is a wall collage 12′ x 8′ made of family photographs set in various architectural sites.
Area: 750 sqmts
Brief: Addition Alterations in a typical sloping roof house for an ageing ex mill owner. Elements from the previous houses assembled in the new setting thus to make the owner comfortable with the memories of past. Burma teak ventilators used to make grilled doors, carved sand stone railing used as coping for the garden wall. Red sandstone geometrical flooring further enhances the bygone era.
Area: 75 sqmts
Brief: Creating better usable spaces by additions and alterations. Creating extra space by covering parts of the terrace without reducing the “open” feeling. Modular and temporary feel to the additional covered areas to respect the bye laws.
Area: 1 sqkm
Brief: Reflects the glory of the rich Indian Heritage. The project sponsored by the, Amer Fort, one of the most Famous forts in India, 50 kms away from Jaipur Rajasthan tourism involved studying the architectural correction measures. The study revealed accuracy of proportions, intricacy of detailing and Responsive Climatic conditions by architecture means.
*Worked as Project Architect, Jain Associates, Ahmedabad
Area: 1 km²
Brief: The Temple situated 50kms away from Bhuj in North Gujarat lies in a near ruinous state. Lakha (942 AD –997 AD) built this Shiv temple known as Lakheswar Mahadev along with a fort in his capital Kapil Kot, the present Kera village. Faint traces of the wall are evident. The Earthquake of 1819 brought the entire mandapa and garbhagriha subsequently in 2001 earthquakes. Of the mandapa which measured 5.7 mts wide, only a part of the north wall with one window in it is left; the amlasila of the Shikhar lies outside, a block about 2 mts in diameter. At present the Shikhar is spliced into two. Archaeological Survey of India undertook some repair work in 1998 and tried to rebuild the walls.
Area: 1 sqkm
Brief: The Project consisted of studying the 1000-year-old Nagaur fort, its indigenous construction methods and proposing technology to restore the fort to its historic glory. Worked with leading Conservation Architects Kulbhushan and Meenaxi Jain.
*Worked as Project Architect, Jain Associates, Ahmedabad