PRANEET MATHUR
architecture           sustainability           design

Residential-cum-Commercial Project in Kolkata

2016

 

The project brief required an exploitative design with maximum FAR as permitted by the codes. Located in a busy and robust locality, the design had to incorporate a plethora of features. Two towers were designed, connected by sky-bridges on multiple levels. Two levels of basement parking, two levels of commercial space and one level for residential amenities were provided for 96 flats. Each residential level had 6 flats; 4 three bhk flats and 2 two bhk flats. An alternating design ensured that only 83% or less of each flat’s accessible floor area had to be considered while calculating FAR as per the bylaws.

 

The permissible FAR was 2.75, and the solution achieved an FAR of 2.746. Each flat received adequate daylight and window openings. Structural analysis was performed using software tools such as STAAD Pro.

 

Software used:

  • AutoCAD
  • SketchUp
  • V-Ray
  • Revit
  • STAAD Pro
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Rhinoceros
  • DIVA for Rhino
  • Grasshopper for Rhino
  • Photoshop

Rural Health Centre in Harmu, Ranchi

2015

 

The dispensary and health centre was to be designed in a small village of 5000 near the outskirts of Ranchi city.

 

The main aim was to make a building with traditional and local techniques and make it as cost effective as possible and try to minimize the height of the building. For that, materials like compressed earth blocks, stone and mud mortar have been widely used which will also keep the building cool.

 

Since the region has a hot and humid climate generally, building profile was itself pushed into the ground, i.e. the ground floor was a semi underground floor, which will automatically get cooled and has access to front by stairs and ramps. Also, the ground floor was to serve as the public zone i.e. it would have staff room, head office room, medicine shop outlet, vaccination room and a huge waiting hall.

 

All the treatment spaces like the OPDs, maternity care, operation room, nurse room, immunization room, testing labs and wards were placed in the first floor.

 

A direct ramp access had been given to first floor on the operation room side so that emergency cases can be directly taken to the operation room, without much hassle and hence, the functionality is kept intact.

 

The wards would have access to roof for early morning treatment methods and the wards on the south side would have jali-works representing the different chakras in a human body. It is said that presence of these symbols has a very positive effect on the body and helps for fast recovery.

 

Worked along with Siddhant Jena over a period of one month.


Software used:

  • AutoCAD
  • SketchUp
  • V-Ray
  • Revit
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Rhinoceros
  • Grasshopper for Rhino
  • Photoshop

Museum Design in Ranchi

Ranchi Science and Technology Centre     2016

 

The proposed project was to design a Technology Museum with a modern concept, while having cultural roots. The brief required a design that would attract visitors of all age groups frequently. Located in one of the fastest growing areas of Ranchi, it had to be architecturally attractive. Space for temporary exhibits was also required.

 

The solution was a continuous journey through the site with new attractions and installations. A main gallery structure would have all the permanent and temporary exhibits of the museum, while the rest of the site would be used for other interactive installations and festivities. Attractions like Levitationarium (Sky-dive simulator), Semi-open Planetarium and Robotics Labs were given with details.

 

Some aspects of sustainability were also applied to make the museum more energy efficient. The main gallery was designed to maximize use of daylight as the structure would be mostly used during the day. Solar energy and other renewable resources would be exploited.


Software used:

  • AutoCAD
  • SketchUp
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Rhinoceros
  • Grasshopper for Rhino
  • DIVA for Rhino
  • Photoshop

Sustainable Fanbox Design for Rio Olympics

Competition by archasm.in     2016

 

The brief required a temporary structure of a new typology known as a Fanbox. The functional requirements were to cater to the tourists and locals visiting Copacabana beach during the olympics. The structure had to provide an interesting platform for the users to get frequent updates about the ongoing Olympic games. The solution had to be a sustainable one, with minimal impact on the environment.

 

The proposal was to refurbish unused shipping containers from the nearby port and use other locally sourced materials to create an enclosure of space. The exterior space would serve as a beacon with live screens, banners and paintings to attract people and show information about the games. On entering the structure, visitors will be greeted with a long semi open gallery showcasing the history of the Olympics and various other information. Inside the enclosed open space, interactive installations were placed to engage visitors.

 

Modified bicycles, treadmills and other similar equipment was placed in groups, emulating olympic events for the users by utilizing the energy generated by them. For example, six bicycles placed in a row would emulate a bicycling race. The energy generated by the users during cycling would be utilized to run a system that calculates which bicycle is winning. At the end of the race, the system would also show the amount of energy the users generated while enjoying the race. This would become a platform for not only physical fitness but also awareness about sustainability and renewable energy.

 

Worked in a team with Siddhant Jena and Meenal Bankoti.


Software used:

  • AutoCAD
  • SketchUp
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Photoshop
  • SketchBook

Institutional project in Paro, Bhutan

Project at Morphogenesis     2016

 

The site provided by the client had a very steep and irregular slope in one direction. The site was located in a very isolated and beautiful environment. A major challenge was incorporating a full size football field in the design along with an institutional block as well as hostel blocks and an auditorium.

 

The solution given was a design that snaked along the contour, minimizing cut-and-fill as well as construction costs. It resembled a path or a journey from the bottom to the top.

 

The hostel blocks were kept recessed at the back end of the site and were shielded with tall rubble masonry walls. Due to stringent culture-oriented bylaws in Bhutan, not much deviation could be made from the traditional building design or construction methods. Locally sourced materials and vernacular construction techniques will ensure that the project is sustainable.

 

Worked in a team led by Ar. Alok at Morphogenesis. Various major inputs at conceptual design stage, Client presentations, meetings and Physical models.


Software used:

  • AutoCAD
  • SketchUp
  • Photoshop

Green Office Building Design

Griha competition - 59th ANC 2017

 

The brief expected a design that should make the best use of the site to improve the thermal performance in the climatic conditions of Gurgaon. It should give special attention to massing, solar orientation, wind movement and passive cooling systems.

 

Architects play a very important role in influencing human behaviour through spatial experience. With time it has been realized that user behaviour is a key determining factor of environmentally sustainable practices. The proposed design scheme is not only required to be designed with the least environmental footprint, but also to create spaces that inspire and inculcate environmentally responsible attitude in all the occupants and visitors.

 

Project Specifications:

  • Location : 32nd Milestone, NH8, Gurgaon.
  • Site Area : 2.40 Acres.
  • FAR : 1.75
  • Maximum ground coverage : 37.71%
  • Building Occupancy : 2557 persons
  • Height : 108.77 m

 

Worked in a team and represented the college at 59th Annual NASA Convention 2017. Worked on Audio-Visual presentation.

 

Software used:

  • Premiere Pro
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Google Earth

Bitotsav 2017 Android App User Interface Design

For Bitotsav 2017 - Annual Cultural Fest of BIT Mesra

 

Worked on entire user interface design for the app.

 

App Functions:

  • Live Notifications for all users
  • Optional Notifications for events that the user has subscribed to
  • Live updates to all event details
  • Comprehensive timelines for all 5 days of Bitotsav
  • In-App Registration Facility
  • Tour Guide for Ranchi
  • In-App T-Shirt purchases
  • Important contacts and Sponsors list

Also worked on web design for the official website along with Akashjit Singh and Siddhant Jena.

bitotsav.in

 

Worked in a team with Gaurav Chaddha (front-end development), Nikhil Verma (back-end development and Ashish Gaurav (back-end development).

 

Software used:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Android Studio
  • Brackets

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About Me

Professional Experience

 

 May 2016 to July 2016 –

 

Architectural summer internship and training at architectural firm Morphogenesis (leading firm in sustainable development) in New Delhi (N-85B, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, Delhi). Worked in teams led by Ar. Alok and Ar. Arnab Dutta; interacted with Ar. Manit Rastogi and Ar. Sonali Rastogi.

 

Handled tasks such as conceptual design, massing, physical models, client meetings and presentations, concept development, façade and detail design, interior design, landscape design, 3D models, rendered views and working drawings. Worked on major international and national projects including an Institutional project in Paro (Bhutan), a Group Housing project in Kolkata and a Mixed use development project in Darjeeling (West Bengal).

 

 May 2015 to July 2015 –

 

Architectural summer internship and training under world renowned Architect Hafeez Contractor in Mumbai (29, 1st Floor, Sonawala Building, Horniman Circle, Bank Street, Fort, Mumbai).

 

Worked in a team led by Ar. Shabana Samir Syed and Ar. Shyam Sonar.
Handled tasks such as façade design, details, 3D modelling, rendered views, client presentations, and working drawings. Worked on major projects including Green Homes Residential project at Manchanahalli (Bengaluru), Luxury Hotel at Tirupati and Proposed Residential Development “Nirvana” by Orbit group.

Training

 January 2017 -

 

Attended BIM workshop by CADD Center during 59th Annual NASA Convention 2017. Learned how to use advanced Mechanical, Electrical, Lighting and Plumbing tools in Autodesk Revit.

 

Completed Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certificate Course. Proficient in advanced BIM Techniques for Energy Analysis and application of sustainable design practices using BIM software including Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Green Building Suite, Autodesk Flow Design.

 

 October 2016 –

 

Trained by CII recognised professionals at “Advanced Training Programme on Green Buildings” held in Mumbai during Green Building Congress 2016 by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

 

 January 2016 –

 

Trained and certified by Digital Tutors for essential creative software tools including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk AutoCAD, Trimble SketchUp, V-Ray, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and Autodesk Revit, among others.

Achievements

 

 2016 –

 

2nd runner up in ZoNASA 2016 (East Zone/Zone-4).
ZoNASA (Zonal NASA) is a zonal level architectural festival organised every year by architecture colleges in India. Various fun, informal & formal events and competitions are held and winning colleges are decided accordingly.

 

 2014 –

 

Awarded by CBSE for painting titled “Education” on 152nd Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

 

Awarded ‘Proficiency in Art’ in 12th grade at Delhi Public School, Gurgaon.

Responsibilities

 

 Academic year 2016-17 (at present) –

 

Treasurer, Students’ Society of Architecture, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra.

 

Responsible for all monetary decisions and actions taken by SSA. Member of the executive body. Major projects include multiple departmental workshops on allied disciplines and Bitotsav 2017

 

 Academic year 2014-15 and 2015-16 –

 

Active Member, Students’ Society of Architecture, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra.

 

Worked in a team to design and construct various structures and installations for events held in the college. Major projects include Bitotsav 2016 - Bamboo Pavillions and Main Stage Design. Worked extensively with locally sourced Bamboo using non-electric tools and vernacular methods of construction to create parametric and mathematically generated structures.

 

 Academic year 2013-14 –

 

Art Director in 12th grade – Delhi Public School, Gurgaon.

 

Managed and directed fellow students while organising various events and creative tasks.

 

 Academic year 2012-13 –

 

Art Secretary in 11th grade - Delhi Public School, Gurgaon.

 

Worked on decoration of school premises for various events. Designed formal invitations, displays and posters.

 

Education

 

 July 2014 to Present –

 

Pursuing Bachelor of Architecture [RIBA Part-II Equivalent]

 

at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi), Jharkhand, India

 

One of the premier institutes in India for Architectural studies

 

 May 2014 –

 

All India Senior School Certificate/HSC + Secondary School Certificate/SSC (CBSE)

 

Delhi Public School, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

 

Centralized examination for SSC and HSC students respectively, in India. Subjects for All India Senior School Certificate Examination/SSC (Equivalent to UK A-Levels):

 

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, Physical Education.

 

Architectural Experiences

 

 2016 -

 

Detailed Case study of National Science Centre, New Delhi designed by Ar. Achyut Kanvinde

 

Tour to West India for studying West Indian architecture and culture

 

Visited and studied places of architectural importance such as Mill Owners’ Association Building by Le Corbusier, IIM Ahmedabad by Ar. Louis I. Kahn, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

 

 2015 -

 

Tour to South India for studying South Indian architecture and culture

 

Visited and studied places of architectural importance like Hampi and Auroville.

 


 Architecture Blog

 

Blog about architecture and architectural studies at blog.praneetmathur.me

 

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Article on Tughlaqabad Fort, New Delhi

 

Participation

 

 2016 –

 

  Student Delegate, India Design 2016 (an OGAAN initiative), New Delhi

 

Attended lectures and debates featuring iconic architects and designers from around the world such as Ar. Toyo Ito, Ar. Bijoy Jain, Mario Bellini, Tom Dixon, Dominique Jean-Lavabre, Ar. Greg Reaves and Ar. Sanjay Puri amongst others.

 

  Sustainable Fanbox Design for Rio Olympics

 

International architectural competition organised by archasm.in - among top 150 submissions. Worked in a team along with Siddhant Jena and Meenal Bankoti.

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Contact

Email:     contact@praneetmathur.me

 

Phone:     9958878946   7759960349

 

         

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