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Melissa Deepti Shani Shalakha Helena


Kansas City Art Institute

Corcoran Gallery of Art



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exhibition rooms, office Auditorium Storage space multiple-use event spaces Spaces for refreshments, rest rooms etc (optional)

Leeds Art Gallery Exhibiton Room Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Auditorium

Office space, Advocate Gallery, England

Los Angeles Country Museum of Art refreshment space

Metropolitan museum of art

Berlins new national gallery by Miers Stirlings Staatsgalerie Van de Rohe

Provide a central orientation space-an atrium

Tate Modern, Herzog & de Meuron so that people dont feel lost

Words Colour coding and pictograms

National Soaring Museum, NYC

Research Store with appropriate conditions like controlled environments

Walls: Uninterrupted surfaces Fabric-covered or plasterboard-clad hardboard Floors: Quiet, comfortable, attractive, hard-wearing, light-reflective and capable of taking heavy loads. Wood, stone or carpet- most suitable.

Appropriate viewing level Suitable light Presentation of information

Compatibility with the object Backgrounds Innovations like screen systems

Hinged- side access

Hinged-front access

Top Hinged

Sliding front

2 Sliding panels

Sliding upwards

Sliding downwards

Lift-off front

Demountable case system

Rear Access

Hood case

working lights emergency lighting display lighting

3) Uplighting

6) Lighting of pale objects

7) Increased illuminati for dark objects

1) Wall washing

2) Downlighting 4) Diffused

5) Directional spot

office: 300 ambient, 500 task demonstration theatre: seating area 300, demonstration area 600 exhibition hall: 500/300/100 workshop: 200/500/750 circulation areas 200, shop 600, toilets 150.


Pulsing water mist


Water sprinkler system Deadlocks, non removable hinges Barrier s

Theft and damage

Infra-red movement detectors

CCTV systems Display cases

Vandalism Shatterproof glass or Perspex should be considered for casing valuable objects


Case Study

History of Napier Museum

Indo-Saracenic structure Built in 1857. Presently, 150 years old. In 1874, named after the Maharaja of Travancore.

Architect and Influences

Designed & overseen by a British architect, Chisholm. Chinese, Mughal, Kerala & Italian influences. Unique architectural style - gothic roof; minarets. Yellow scalloped arches, frieze & lattice work, beautiful carved balconies.

Natural A.C. Lush observatory gardens, in the style of Chinese & Mughal & Kerala's tradition. Blue, pink, yellow, red & white used in roofs & minarets.

Objects on display in the Museum

Sculptures in bronze & stone Carvings of wood & ivory Kuftgiri works Traditional musical instruments Coins, lamps etc.

Entrance halls Stairway s



Foyer s

Box office



Main seating

Main stage, wings, backstage

Shop, restaurant , bar OPTIONAL Kitchen, staffroom

Office spaces

Exhibition space

T= 800-1150 mm C1 = 60 mm C2= 120mm

SpecialEffectsin5Dcinema: Lightning Rain Snow Smoke Bubble Vibration Spray Jet Leg sweep

Fixed, seminar

Jury room , courtroom

Faculty only, modular

Screen Height = the furthest allowable viewing position/5.3

Connectio ns plug points


Carpet for acoustics

Acoustic tile ceiling

Venetian blinds


Often raised to 1100mm abv. Lvl of auditorium Nonslippery,


Raised, tilted, revolted


Fire resistant, nonreflectiive

Trap doors


Basemen t

Min. Headroom2.5m Easy access


Inaugurated by Shri G. Kathikeyan Hon. Minister for Cultural Affairs on 6th July, 2001

Steel posts- Barricades Ht. approx. 75 cm Concrete walls and one side top panelling glass Source of light- 1 tubelight Upper window openings - lots of natural light Exhibits have sensor system Adjascent to the gallery- Cultural tourism office and a beautiful courtyard

Outside the gallery an area to showcase pictures of artforms and artefacts like chatti A mini library showcase of books related to the culture and traditoons of the exhibits in art gallery Type of exhibits- Kathakali veshams and various art forms (statues)

Window openings


Various Kathakali exhibits

Water Supply Motor starting point- room behind gallery 10 HB motor pumping from bore well Water tank capacity 1 lakh liters Distributed to various buildings namely hostels, quarters , offices etc. Water used for all purposes. No separate sources used Water pumping lines laid underground Special inlets for waste water disposals

Water Draina ge System


Storage tank

Rain Water Drainage System

Water Supply System

Direct connection from KSEB Hence no current..works on generator Generator room behind dance class Generator cables laid underground KSEB Transformers- 3 phase line- over entire compund of kalamandalam Meters provided in evry building Inside compund- approx- 31 electric posts Powercuts- Half and hour (morn. and eve)

Generator Room

Old Motor Shed

Generator roominside

Electric Circuit BoardsGallery; Hostel

Main Electric Posts from KSEB

Fire extinguishers provided in Hostels Offices Koothambalam Rest open buildings less provocation of fire Airconditioning systems Vice Chancellors room Computer room Guest room

Rest offices have fans and teaching facilities depend on natural ventilation Toilets- approx total 100 Septic tanks- covered with underground slab Separate for respective buildings Rain water harvesting system Tank with chakari, stones, mannal

Floodligh ts



Used for experimental productions Designed for music concerts, meetings, amateur performances ,press functions Easy to change backgrounds Acoustically treated No backstage Entre black setting Recording studio




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Seating capacity without chair 250seats Seating capacity with chair 170seats No. of green room/dressing room 1 General light arrangement with one halogen/flood of 1000w with dimmer

Floor, ceiling ,wall -black

2 sets of 41 chairsThick foam, coir material

Behind area for storage -I piano, extra plastic -chairs

2Emergency exit Left -small access Door Right- proper route Defined Extra door not op Led lighting

Projector point

Surveillance camer

AC duct Storage room

Recording studio

14 plugpoints 4 speakers 1 emergency light 2 spotlight 1 surveillance camera 1 sprinklers 18 vents 5 alarm systems

Height of room varies from 2.9 to 4.5 m 24 lights- main area of the room CFL lamps with transluscent glass Behind area of the hall different coloured glass on CFL lighting Curved wall for proper acoustics

Description 1.Running wall space for display - 51 running mts 2.Carpet area of the Gallery approx. -165 sq. mts 3.Three mobile display panels to be used on both sides(each having a space of 4 * 1.5 mts) 4.Height of the Eaves board


Paintings- landscape and portrait and sculptures Acrylic on canvas/paper Oil on canvas 0.6 to 1 m lengths in size 1 fire extinguisher

2 general floodlights with stand

Hooks and pipes hanging exhibits


5 tubelights

No proper barricades

10 flood lights for exhibits Ceiling- normal concrete with plastering

Led light to help walk in da

6 light fixtures- CFL lamps 8 speakers Telephone systems 7 specially designed chairs 2 sprinklers 2 alarm systems Flooring soft coirmat

Adjacent to preview room, working as a subsidiary

Water tank placed near the parking area provided by water dept. Wells with inbuilt tanks

Fire hydrant supply

Incase of water supply shortage- tanke

Normal systems of water disposa

Surface drains- rainwater collection

Electricity- municipality electric dept

Water hydrants externally placed Fire Hydrant externally placed

Safety- smoke alarms fire sprinklers

3 floors- specified area for toilets Server room Operator lines 200 lines intercoms placed CCTV cameras Spl. Guards (lady security also) Metal detectors Police forces for spl. Functions Bomb squad with dog sniffers

The Architects Handbook edited by Quentin Pickard RIBA Time savers http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/reg/using/facilities/avroom.html http://www.cksc.edu.ph/facilities1.html http://kalyanaresort.com/gallery.php http://www.si.edu/mci/english/professional_development/past_courses_p And various sites from the net Thesis studies