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Parantap Bhatt

Parantap Bhatt

London, GB

 

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About 

I am a young designer and researcher who completed his Masters of Architecture degree; from the Architectural Association, London (UK) with a focus on Emergent Technologies & Design. My exposure in multidisciplinary fields like Architecture, Interiors, Arts, Computation & passion for innovation has led me to explore several design domains and collaborative processes. My personal interests focus on the fields of computational design in architecture, with intersections between design & technology that can be spread across scales and disciplines. My dissertation focuses on exploring Aided Assembly techniques and performance-oriented design to develop a reconfigurable structure; where investigations on augmented reality were undertaken to enhance the construction processes. I have worked on projects that involve significant architectural complexity, advanced digital fabrication, evolutionary processes for multi-criteria optimisation and use of passive strategies for sustainable design. My aim is to pursue my research & contribute the understandings to assist demanding projects with technical expertise and problem solving competencies. My professional experience includes experiments and execution of design at various scales including buildings, spaces, products and installations in countries like UK, Canada, India & Germany. 

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Employment 

Freelance Designer / Consultant, Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural/Interior/Graphic Designer

Worked as an Interior Architect, Graphic designer and Design Intern on freelance projects and in collaboration with firms like Design TWG, KSA Design and Planning studio, HCP, Studio-9, 99 focus, CEPT etc. The projects I worked upon had a wide range of typology consisting Residential, Retail, Commercial and Corporate and also includes not only Spatial Design but also Graphics, Furniture and Services.

Jul 2008 - current
 

Philip Beesley Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Intern (Part time)

Worked as a key member of the production team for the installation ‘Epiphyte Chamber’; which is a part of the inaugural Aleph Exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. The responsive and kinetic installation illustrates the various complexifying effects that exist around from a microorganism to the universe. The work involved a great understanding of complex structures, digital fabrication, computational techniques and team work. I also worked closely with the mechatronics engineer for building up the mechanism, audrino circuits, sensor mechanisms and computer aided manufacturing.

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
 

Design twg, Mississauga, ON, CA, Intermediate Designer

Worked as Project lead on many healthcare, salon and restaurant projects. Roles ranged from concept design to execution in different aspects of design. Dealt with clients directly as a lead designer and for many projects; also produced contract documents, Interior and exterior renders, Site supervision, CAD drawings, detailed millwork, worked closely with the engineer for production of permit drawings. Responsibilities ranged from conception to execution of projects. Key projects include AP regina-medical centre, Haze resto lounge, A la crepes restaurant, Roma’s Pizza.

May 2013 - Sep 2014
 

arch2o.com, London, GB, Editorial Intern

As an editorial intern my focus was to research and write on the most influential, innovative and often prestigious architectural practices, ideas and projects. The topics not only involved architecture but also included contemporary designs at various scales. The articles where then published on Arch2o’s online magazine.

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
 

CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, Visiting Faculty

Tutored digital technologies and parametric design to the students of IMIAD program (International Masters for Interior Architecture and Design) at the Faculty of Design, CEPT University. The study focused on explaining the use of computerization and a tool for design; whereas the later part focused on experimenting with culminations of digital and physical technologies for generating tangible experiences through innovative architectural solutions. Students from all over the world including Germany, India and Italy were tutored in the lecture.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2013
 

Büro Goebel, Stuttgart, DE, Intern Architect

Involved in various Architecture and Interior projects; along with competition and visual communication projects located in Germany and France. Responsibilities ranged from concept development, visual communication, Architectural modeling (physical and digital) and rendering final solutions for multiple projects. Even worked in collaboration with artists like Peter Zimmerman on projects where Art and Design were interwoven to create innovative and experiential spaces.

Mar 2011 - May 2011
 

Design twg, Brampton, ON, CA, Intern Designer

Worked on projects with different diversities and requisites. Roles ranged from conceptualization to execution in different aspects of design. Involvement at different stages of a project Including Ideation, Experimentation, Research, Client presentation, Site supervision, Market surveys and Administration. I was involved in the construction as well as conception of few projects.

May 2010 - Oct 2010
 

Education 

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, MArch, Emergent technologies and design

Jan 2014 - Mar 2016
 

CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, Bachelors, Faculty of Design

Five year Professional course

Jul 2007 - Mar 2013
 

Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, DE, Bachelors, Innenarchitectur

International exchange semster

Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
 

Awards 

Shortlisted Entry: ‘Outdoor Sculptures Competition, Amiri Diwan Kuwait’, Nomination

The competition was focused on designing a public sculpture for the Al Shaheed Garden as a part of Kuwait’s new urban expansion. My entry along with Jayant Khanuja of Algo design studio was shortlisted amongst the best design The sculpture was conceptualized as a synthesis of three processes like Actuation, Generation and Delusion. It comprehends the idea of transience and the philosophical ideology of Hylozoism; where all matter including the universe as a whole is viewed in some sense as alive.

2014
 

Dean’s list as Best student in 5 years at Faculty of design, CEPT University,, Award

For being the best overall performing student in Academics at the Faculty of design, CEPT and attaining the highest GPA from my batch I was awarded the Dean’s list award in 2013.

2013
 

Competition winner: ‘ 21st century design’: First five copies of the book, Dezeen Magazine., Award

As the winner of the competition I received the first copy of '21st Century design-New design icons from Mass market to Avant-garde' by Marcus Fairs; before the book was out in publications.

2013
 

Best prize for Project-“Phyxis” in an Kiosk design competition held by Amul, 1st Place

The design brief was to conceptualize an Amul outlet at CEPT. The proposed design was a minimal, multi-usable shell where any program could fit in when needed and the architectural character of the structure was in coherence to the context. As the best entry the proposal won a cash prize as well as the project was built and executed at CEPT University.

2012
 

Best skilled student in 3 years at CEPT University, Award

For my overall performance in architectural studies as well as my involvement in other activities such as structure making, student administration and sports I was awarded the Smt.Kamlaben Gambhirchand Shah award in 2011.

2011
 

Best prize for Project -“Transformer” at International Interior Design Workshop 2010, 1st Place

The Project was formulated for water Inspirations in future and Ideated with rationalizing multiple adaptation and functions which were fused with emerging technology. It was awarded best prize at the IID workshop at HFT-Stuttgart which was in cooperation with Birk GmbH, Germany with participating students from all over the world.

2010
 

DAAD Scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst), Germany, Scholarship

For my consistent performance in architecture studies I was awarded a Scholarship to study at an International University for the best performance in three years of my academics by HFT .

2010
 

Best Photography student, Honorable Mention

Was selected as the best photography student in a course which was a part of academic curriculum which included photography as art in different themes like texture, portraits, motion, context, architecture and Light. The work was displayed at a university exhibition.

2008
 

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