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PHILOSPHIES OF RAJ REWAL

His bldg design include pure structural expressions, cubic volumes. He also provide for honesty in expression. They reflect a concern for climatic sensitivity. Structure , material. Tectonic variation. Memory and geometry. His architectural pursuit is centered on attempts to evolve a contemporary architecture rooted in traditional wisdom. He has been influenced by the architecture of Le corbusier and louis khan. Also influenced by the typologies of traditional bldg. and cities like Jaisalmer .

FEATUERS OF HIS DESIGN


URBAN FABRIC CLUSTERS STREETS GATEWAYS INNER COURTYARDS ROOF GARDENS

Some buildings of Raj Rewal


ASIAN GAMES VILLAGE, NEW DELHI PARLIAMENT LIBRARY,NEW DELHI. WORLD BANK, NEW DELHI. GAS TRAINING INSITUTE,NOIDA. NATIONAL CENTRE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, BANGLORE, LISBON ISMAILI CERTRE, PORTUGAL, INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING, NEW DELHI

ASIAN GAMES VILLAGE, NEW DELHI


A relatively wide variety of unit types, from individual houses (types A, B, C) to apartment type (E, F, G) and variations on the special arrangement of these, was conceived-in part, undoubtedly, to anticipate the needs of families with different social beck ground. In all, there are some 510 housing units, comprising 200 individual town houses and 300 apartments in two-storey to four-storey walkups with an overall density of 50 units per hectare. The combination of various dwelling types into an urban pattern of unusual diversity makes the Asian village quite remarkable. The concept is based upon a sequence of open spaces linked by narrow, shaded pedestrian streets and containing both recreational and commercial activities.

The passageways an lanes are consciously interrupted by units which span them overhead to produce gateways to identifiable groupings within the complex. Vistas are constantly changing, although a continuity of movement is maintained throughout each series of enclosures.

An obvious source of inspiration for such narrow streets linking the housing units is the traditional street scale and pattern found in many Indian cities, where narrow paths become spaces for encounters between people, and the open squares offer a sense of neighborhood. Peripheral roads are connected to cul-de-sac parking areas which in turn give access to individual garages or car porches attached to houses or apartment block.

UNIT PLANS OF HOUSES

FLOOOR PLANS OF HOUSES

PERMANENT EXHIBITION COMPLEX, NEW DELHI


The main pavilion of the hall of nations has a clear span of 78 m and a height vary from 3 m to 21m , thereby providing a vast capacity for items to be exhibited from books to bulldozers. The hall of industries on the other hand is a combination of 4 smaller pavilions by ramps enclosing a central area for open air exhibits, utilities, toilets, and other services are located under the ramps. Although each of the halls was initially conceived as a full pyramid the truncated form was adopted in order to avoid unnecessary constructions.

Octahedra measuring 5m from joint to joint were employed as the basic 3D unit of the space frame , which rests on 8 points around the essentially square planned and allows 11m wide openings between the supports. An effective system of environmental control inside the building was another outcome of the 3D structure , as solid triangular panels at regular intervals provided sun screens a modern equivalent , according to some authors of the traditional jali in Indian architecture .

OCTAHEDRA

INTERIOR VIEW OF HALL PLAN OF GROUND FLOOR

Parliament Library, New Delhi


The building represents a wonderful interplay of open and enclosed space. Delightful the dense space of the adjoining Parliament house. The composition of library complex is based on squaring of triangles, a move set to balance the circular composition of the parliament building.

Light is the defining theme of this building, symbolically representing the spirit of wisdom, enlighten & democracy. A large part of the structure of library is made of columns. The site and the building is Located on a 10- acre (4hectare) site, the library is nearly 590,000 square feet (55,000 square meters) in area. The plan of the building is inspired by pre-colonial Indian architecture such as the magnifice Taj Mahal. The main entrance of the library is directly linked to one of the parliament, it leads to an atrium covered with a circular roof, lightly placed above a steel ring, which allows muted light.

INTERIOR VIEW OS ATRIUM