AR.HAFEEZ CONTRACTOR ARCHITECT SEMINAR BY- AKSHAY KUMAR SUMAN B.ARCH. IV YEAR
BIOGRAPHY • BORN -Mumbai 19 June 1950. • FAMILY- Parsi / Zoroastrian lineage included his mother Roshan,who was a teacher and his father Sorab Contrator , a business man. • Education-He did his Graduate Diploma in architecture from Mumbai in 1975 and completed his graduation from Columbia University New York (USA) on a Tata Scholarship.
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND • Hafeez Contractor commenced his career in 1968 with T. Khareghat as an Apprentice 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. He is a member of the Bombay Heritage Committee and New Delhi Lutyens Bungalow Zone Review Committee. • 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.
PHILOSPHY • The architects believes that a company’s beliefs, visions, and values can be epitomized in a 3-D built form and its interior ambience. • His designs are provocative and unpredictable. • Hafeez is full of surprising and revolutionary ideas. His uncanny ability to change his architectural style from one commission to next is also a significant reason why his work is sought after by so many. • He explains “architecture can give form to beliefs,and can make building into a real and arresting symbol of brand intent.”
Methodology • Previously he was more inclined towards a form based architecture but later on he designed in very mathematical manner.( site condition, client’s requirements, construction methodology and economics.) • He has no style, he works according to clients need; if client want work according to Vaastu then he incorporate that in the design. • He doesn’t do many details (but he wants) because of time and cost his forms so powerful that the building still looks detailed. • He believes that your building should really reflect your socio-economic and climatic relations.
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 the corner of the building.
LAKE CASTLE,POWAI • Location - Powai,Mumbai. • Client - Hiranandani Const. Pvt. Ltd. 7
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.
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. 10
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.
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 building • The stepped profile and two huge cutouts further add to lighten the building. THANK YOU Sources www.indiabuildnet.com/arch www.scribd.com/Ar-Hafeez-Contractor