Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

House at Selaiyur

Proposed compact duplex house for Mr.Balaji at Selaiyur. Compact doesn’t mean less space. In this case the client preferred more open space for landscape and little for comfortable living. The ground floor accommodates a spacious hall/dining, sizable bed room, a kitchen and also a small room for prayers. The first floor has a central lobby connecting bed, study and terrace. The most interesting element is the spiral stair from the first floor terrace leading to the first floor roof.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Parks in parkcity

row of allamanda (two bedroom duplex houses) facing park

pathway leads to central court

stone pillars supporting pergola above a waterbody of lillies

stone benches adjoing walkers track

Parkcity Rose

Parkcity "Rose" (typical compact two bed house)

parkcity row houses

Row of Allamanda (two bed house with a terrace on the front)

Parkcity visitors office

The picture shows the parkcity visitors office located facing the main entrance of the site adjoining a park

Monday, August 30, 2010

Departmental store & Guest house

The picture shows proposed departmental store with a guest house upstairs in parkcity project

Friday, August 27, 2010

Namakkal house

Proposed house at Teachers colony,  Mohanur Road, Namakkal for Mr.C.Perumal

Thursday, August 26, 2010


On one fine day, you reached the office with full enthusiasm and energy to start your work. Thinking to clean up a pile of papers , journal and other stuff, you noticed a memo on the desk. It informs you about the meeting to be held at 3 pm. "Oh! No! another meeting!" you groan. Every one of us has experienced the dread of having to spend an afternoon in a meeting. Even though, meetings are facts of office life, most of them prove to be unproductive and frustrating. As the saying goes,"A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted", meeting prove to be a drain on valuable time and energy.

Meetings are the bane of the workplace according to a managemnt guru. He says "they go beyond the direction and purpose for which they are held and no concrete solutions emerge from most meetings even at the board room". This may lead to a pessimistic attitude of employees towards meetings and affects their job performence. But meetings and prove to be effective when organised and managed properly. If you want to turn your meetings into more interesting and productive activity, consider these tips:

Purpose: The preparation for meeeting should start before it ever starts. Determine the purpose of meeting, further still better to assess the need for the meeting. It may prove to be a waste of time to those who contribute only a little. Sometimes, to disseminate information other comunication media, such as sending on e-mail or posting the information on the company's Internet may be explored.

Agenda: If you feel it important to conduct a meeting, then list the items to be discussed and time allotted to each issue. Prioritise the items in terms of their importance . Try to address the critical and important issues and leave off the less important that can be carried to a later date. Draft the agenda carefully, follow it closely .

Who all: Invite only those people whose decisions have a significant impact on the key issues. Choose participants based on what they can contribute on what they will get out of the meeting. Consider the best number of participants and make sure they have the ability to make productive decisions and turn the meeting in to a successful one.

Time it: Always adhere to the time allotted to discuss each point or allotted to each participant.

Spending long hours in meetings, costs organisations heavily. Ensure only relevant issues are drafted in the agenda. Appoint a time keeper to keep a watch on the time consumption. Allow no late comers . It causes distraction and points may have to be repeated for the late comers.

Participation: A meeting cannot be sucessful without the active participation from everyone involved. Every participant needs to express his / her views and opinions and contribute to the effectiveness of meetings. If someone has no point to explain, he/ she should not have been invited. With active participation of all issues can be settled across the table, with no need for more meetings on the subject or issue.

Rules: Members should not interrupt while someone is speaking, but listen attentively. All people at the meeting should address the topic and not use it as a forum to rake up other issues. Ask for electronic gadgets like mobile, laptops, blackberries not to be used during the meeting.

Now, it is time to examine and evalute the effectiveness of the meeting. A meeting proves to be productive if it has succeeded in achieving its objectives . Prepare a summary report of what needs to be done in future and who is going to do it.

The meetings should not only provide solutions to problems but also enhance the motivation and decision making abilities of participants.

Meetings, the so called "The great white collar crime' need not become a frustrating and unproducive issue in the workplace. However, a little bit if commitment, discipline, and preparation can produce effective results. Meeting can enhance the business goals and create an environment where a team can come together.

*Extracted from the pages of  "The Hindu" Newspaper

Adithya II site progress

The pictures showing site progress of Adithya II.  This project is expected to complete this December.  for more details about this projects you can click ADITYA II pallikarnai under residential flats label

Parkcity project site progress

Picture showing "GLADIOLUS" house

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blackberry service centre, Gurgaon

Proposed Blackberry service centre at Gurgaon

Blackberry service centre, Kolkatta

Proposed Blackberry service centre at Crecent towers,Kolkatta

GAC Marine Logistics

Office interiors for GAC Marine Logistics at Ega trade centre, Poonamallee high Road, Chennai

Notebook service centre

The concept study for Notebook service centre which is informal and customer friendly design flow

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Blackberry service centre, Chennai

The recently completed service centre for blackberry phones in T nagar, Chennai. The site is linear with a dimension of 13'6” x 75' 0” and with three different levels. Therefore a fresh approach has been taken in designing the interiors by making it to appear as non linear visually. The design flow consists of a help desk followed by demo and customer waiting lobby in different levels. Strategically placed lighting fixtures highlight certain portions of the branding and diplay units while the rest of the interiors remains plain. The colours complement each other and at every junction. Care is taken that different colours intersect with white to retain the colour balance & harmony.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bakers Architectural Principles

The principles of architecture by Architect laurie baker which inspired me and a must to follow