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Romi khosla

Firm Name: Romi Khosla Design Studios , Maharani Bagh,New Delhi Year of Practice: 1974 EDUCATION - At Cambridge University UK, where he received a B.A. in economics and the Architectural Association London. •He has designed large educational and recreational complexes. His boutique hotel operated by Le Meridian in Kathmandu has been featured in architectural books of Nepal. •His prestigious reputation led to invitation to serve on the Aga Khan Award Jury as well as the Izmir City revitalisation Competition Jury in Turkey. •Appointed as a Principal Consultant to UNDP, UNOPS, UNESCO and WTO, he has carried out extensive Urban Planning and revitalisation and Tourism Planning missions to the Balkans, Cyprus, Central Asia and Tibet. •Mr. Khosla founded GRUP (Group for Rural and Urban Planning) in Delhi in 1974, and has designed a number of large institutional complexes as well as small communitybased rural projects.

•Mr. Khosla’s published works include Buddhist Monasteries in Western Himalayas (1979).

•He served as professional advisor for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s International Competition for Ideas on the Revitalisation of Samarkand. Mr. Khosla was a member of the Award Technical Review for the 1986, 1989, and 1992 cycles. •Romi Khosla Design Studio works across a broad spectrum of design opportunities. •While it is located in India and primarily works on the subcontinent, the Studio engages regularly with international concerns.

•Its design concerns and parameters are primarily informed by the availability of materials at the location of the project, the Socio-economic profile of the users as well as need to define the form as a minimal object. •The use of natural materials, crafted by either hand or machines forms an important concern in the Studio’s expression of form.
•Romi Khosla Design Studios is a middle size energetic design office with some international staff that is regarded as one of the top design offices in India.

Hussain Art Gallery – World Architecture. third cycle March.Awards : World Architecture Community Award – 9th cycle 2011 for The Dental College World Architecture Community Award – 8th cycle 2010 for The Plus house M. second cycle Dec. 2008 IIID interior award for Shantanu and Nikhil-1 in 2006 . 2009 Dharamshala. 2009 Eicher-Volvo Headquarter. fourth cycle June. fifth cycle Sept. 2009 Building for Bowkunde – World Architecture. Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital – World Architecture.F. Gurgaon – World Architecture.

I am not like a sculptor or a painter. as architects. materials. We. you make something. It’s a combination of all these and you need to be trained in architecture. However. have to convince the client that we will give something interesting or unique and functional. but. who is being creative with his own efforts. environment. because your mind needs to open up to all kinds of issues. I see architecture as a holistic art including real life. just like in medicine. . artists.Architect‘s words The unique thing about architecture is that as designers. somebody else pays for it. designing skills and a high level of abstract thinking.






Tribal Children's Hostel. Semac (P) Ltd. Kuju Project Data Client: Holy Cross Institute Location: Kuju. Bihar State. Narendra Dengle. Construction period: 1979-1981 Exterior view of a detail of the hostel . Central India Architects: Romi Khosla. Anil Jain Consultants: Ashok Pavte. Contractor: Constructed by craftsmen employed directly by the client.

.•The present proposal for the Marsal Mandir Complex is an attempt to create a village atmosphere in an organised manner. •In fact the hostels are visualised as two small children's villages. simple buildings planned around open courts. which are economical on space standards.


•The dorms are ventilated also through the roof to keep them dry and clean. •The students have been provided with low shelves and windows related to their height. .•Internal courtyards are visually linked with one another and are utilised by the girlsfor recreation. •Toilets are shared by two dorms and are also ventilated through the roof in addition to the normal windows. •The children's villages have dormitories for 20 students each. •The perforated walls allow for breezes and privacy.

. creating smaller spaces that look onto the central large open spaces.•All the important buildings are linked by an open-to-sky paved pathway. give shade and create a lively atmosphere for the growth of the tribal children. •The landscaping suggested is to break the heavy wind.

New Delhi Design Team: Maulik Bansal. The common public.Dental College . New Delhi. . Megha Shah Project Location: Jamia Milia Islamia University. mt Project Type: Institutional Contractor: CPWD The College was therefore a place where three users interacted with each other. India Project Year: 2007-09 Project Area: 11696 sq.New Delhi Architectural Group: Romi Khosla Design Studio Chief Architects: Romi Khosla. Martand Khosla Clients Name: Jamia Milia Islamia University. the doctors who treated and taught and thirdly the students who learned and practiced . Ram Pandarathil Nair. JMI.

•These facilities have been arranged in a rectilinear plan form that encloses two large courtyards and has a certain formality to it. •It had two levels and both the levels were used to access the building for the public and students.•The site given for the building was a neglected and overgrown part of the campus. . •It was a design judgment to simplify the formal layout of the building in order to contain the enormous volumes of spaces in a simple form that would be easily readable by all three categories of users.

Site entry level plan .

Faculty Room 19. Toilet (L) 16. Toilet (M) 15. Staff Room 10.Lecture room 23.Dissection Lab 18.Ground floor plan LEGEND:1.Entrance 2. UPS Room 9. Kitchen 13. Café 12. Dark Room 7. Faculty Room 11.Mueseum 22.Central block 4.Lobby 3.Histology 21. X-Ray Room 6. Terrace Garden 5. HOD Room 14. Modeler’s Room 20.Students Room .Mortuary 17.Server Room 24.Staff Room 8.

North side elevation South side elevation .

•Stone is used for cladding wall surfaces • Structural glass for the north light window facades •Aluminium sheeting for cladding the brisk walls.The materials used for the structure of the building are • Reinforced concrete frames • Structural steel staircases and corridors •Brick walls. the doctor can rely on daylight to illuminate the patient’s condition. . •So instead of the dentist twisting and turning angle poise lamps into the patient face and dreading a power cut. •The treatment clinics have been provided with full 80% north side glazing that allows ample daylight to flood the clinics.

Curtain wall glazing on the North façade & Glass brick in filled in steel frame for corridors.•On the south side. •These staggered fenestrations also break the scale and the thin strips of windows help in exaggerating the horizontality of the structure. skirting. FINISHES Walls: Brick walls with ACP & Stone Cladding. Structure: Steel & RCC composite structure . risers of steps etc. the glazing has been confined to narrow slits which run horizontally and protect the south of the building in the clinic areas from heat gain. dado. keeping in view the high expected usability of the building. Floor: Kota stone is the hardest locally available stone. Its slabs have been used for flooring.

New Delhi.Castro Cafe –. Martand Khosla Clients Name: Jamia Milia Islamia University. New Delhi Architectural Group: Romi Khosla Design Studio Chief Architects: Romi Khosla. Ltd. Contractor: Zumair Khan. New Delhi . New Delhi Design Team: Maulik Bansal. JMI. India Project Year: 2007 Project Area: 890 sq.. Praveen Rajputh Project Location: Jamia Milia Islamia University. mt Project Type: Institutional Electrical Consultant: WBG Consulting Engineers Structural Consultant: Chordia Techno Consultants Plumbing Consultants: Kumar Endecon Pvt.

Mass communication. Cultural Center. • This allowed to have an ambient temperature for most of the year along with good ventilation. . and the winters often see temperatures below 5 degree centigrade. was expected to become hub of all social activities of the Campus. •Due to the extreme climatic conditions of New Delhi.Design Concept •A Cafeteria in a University Campus located near Auditorium. where the summer sees temperatures of above 45 degrees centigrade. and a variety of degrees of shade from the climate. This canteen was proposed as a ‘Semi open air Café’.

Site plan .

Ground floor plan .

North east elevation North west elevation South east elevation .

•As One walks along the length of the building westwards. . which is a fully enclosed space to cook and serve in.•The building block has a kitchen block to the east. initially the eating enclosure is defined by two walls and a roof .

Lights have been concealed in this ceiling to achieve a clean soffit. elevated from the floor on a steel I – section Floor: Kota stone is the hardest locally available stone. Furniture: Benches: Precast RCC. Roof: Coated galvanized iron sheets lay over steel framework. with Sheesham wood tops. Eating Area: Waste off cuts of marble stacked on its side. Structure: Kitchen: RCC and Brick Eating Area: Steel .FINISHES :Kitchen: Marble Cladding over kitchen walls comes in handy for this kind of busiest place. Tables: RCC with granite top. Ceiling: Perforated aluminum sheet has been used as a ceiling so as to reduce noise levels within the canteen.

NEW DELHI Architects: Romi Khosla Design Studios Location: New Delhi.. India Chief architects: Martand Khosla. the client wanted his store to make a strong design statement and set itself apart from other stores.SUNEET VERMA STORE . Romi Khosla Client: Suneet Varma Located in a new luxury mall DLF Emporio among top international and Indian designer shops at Delhi. .

•Suspended from the metal trellis false-ceiling are hundred of flowers. uncluttered space that through its dynamic. •The 28 sectional permutation profiles served as the basis for the working drawings. •The concept for the store was based on Origami – an idea of a space enclosed by folded planes of paper.. AC ducts and vents. from the main garment display .•The architect sought to create a sleek. •The design consists of two folded white planes suspended inside a dark wooden box with requirements. . lazer-cut from sheets of acrylic. understated articulation of space would convey a sense of high-end design.

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