Dr. Abir   Bandyopadhyay

Department Architecture
Designation Professor
Educational Qualification B.Arch(Calcutta University);Masters in Planning(with specialization in Urban Planning) (SPA, New Delhi);Ph.D.(IIT Kharagpur)
E-Mail abir_bandyopadhyay@yahoo.co.in; abandyopadhyay.arch@nitrr.ac.in
Contact Number 09826131726
Areas of Interest

History of Architecture, Town Planning, Space Syntax Analysis, Architectural Conservation

Publications

Papers Reviewed:

1. Paper titled “ Evaluating the Role of Building byelaws in achieving sustainable built form – Case of Bangalore” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

2. Paper titled “Communication Technology and the Urban Social Environment” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

3. Paper titled “The Emerging Dilemma of Architecture Students – Practice or Job?” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

4. Paper titled Synchronization of Architectural Education & Architectural Profession” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

5. Paper titled “Environmental Psychology should influence Design process: An Initiation Through the Design of Local Trains” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

6. Paper titled “ Evaluating the Role of Building byelaws in achieving sustainable built form – Case of Bangalore” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

7. Paper titled “Environmental Psychology (EP) is essential for Holistic Design” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

8. Paper titled “The Case Problem (Experimental) Model: Reviving A Lost Design Approach” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

9. Paper titled “Windows through time: Understanding structure, form and meaning in Mughal gardens through painting” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

10. Paper titled “Restoration of Urban lakes –the case of Bangalore city” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

11. Paper titled “Restoration of Urban lakes –the case of Bangalore city” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

12. Paper titled “Heritage and sustainability based planning” for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

13. Paper titled “Case-Study and Analysis on the present scenario of the main entrance way to Kamakhya temple:for Journal of Council of Architecture (JCOA), April 2014.

14. Paper titled Enhancing Compressive Strength of Soil using Natural Fibers” for Housing and Building National Research Center Journal (HBRCJ) Produced and hosted by Elsevier B.V.(on behalf of HBRC).

15. Paper titled A Methodology for Energy performance Classification of Residential Building Stock of Hamirpur” for Housing and Building National Research Center Journal (HBRCJ) Produced and hosted by Elsevier B.V.(on behalf of HBRC), June 2015.

 

List of Publications:

International Journals:

i.                 Paper on ‘TOWN PLANNING: A SOCIALISTIC APPROACH — THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE’ published in The Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, Vol. No. 61, Issue 05 of August 1996. ISSN No.: 0019-4913.

ii.                Paper on ‘UNINTENDED METROPOLITAN GROWTH IN INDIA: A METHODOLOGY FOR ITS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT’, published in Journal of Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Number B (Science), Vol.09, 1996, Raipur, M.P. ISSN No.: 0970-5910.

iii.               Paper on ‘MODERN ART AND ARCHITECTURE — FUSION OR CONFUSION’ published in The Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, Vol. No. 62, Issue 09-10 of October 1997. ISSN No.: 0019-4913.

iv.               Paper on ‘SPACE SYNTAX: A TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE’ published in The Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, Vol. No. 68, Issue 04 of July-September 2003. ISSN No.: 0019-4913.( Jointly with Prof. A. N. Merchant, IIT KGP)

v.                Paper on “SPACE SYNTAX ANALYSIS OF COLONIAL HOUSES IN INDIApublished in Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 2006, Volume 33, pages 923-942. ISSN 0265-8135 (print) 1472-3417 (electronic). (Jointly with Prof. A.N. Merchant, IIT KGP)

vi.               Paper on “CONSERVING “CONSERVATION” – ISSUES AND PROPOSALS” in ABACUS (A bi-annual internationally refereed journal on Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies— ISSN 0973-8339 ABACUS of BIT Mesra, Ranchi.) Spring 2009, Vol.4 pages 89- 94.

vii.              Paper on "DEVELOPING THE BUILDING FORM" Published in The Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, Vol. No. 76, Issue 07 of July 2011.; pp 15-18. ISSN No. 0019- 4913.( Jointly with Pranav Mishra)

viii.             Paper on "MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN INDIA -- IN SEARCH OF IDENTITY", in ABACUS (A bi-annual internationally refereed journal on Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies— ISSN 0973-8339 ABACUS of BIT Mesra, Ranchi.) Spring 2011, Vol.6, No. 1, pages 01-06.

ix.               Paper on IMPLEMENTATION OF SPACE SYNTAX ANALYSIS IN POST-TSUNAMI REBUILDING PROCESS— CASE STUDY: NAGAPATTINAM, TAMIL NADU” Published in The Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, Vol. No. 77, Issue 06 of June 2012.; pp 12-16. ISSN No. 0019-4913. ( Jointly with Deepali Mishra).

x.                Paper on "CLIMATIC RESPONSE OF TRADITIONAL MANSIONS: UNDERSTANDING THERMAL BEHAVIOUR OF INDOOR SPACES", in SPANDREL (Journal of School of Planning and Architecture— ISSN 2231-4601 SPANDREL of SPA, Bhopal.) Monsoon 2012, Issue .5, pages 01-10. ( Jointly with Neha Awasthi).

xi.               Paper on “SLUMS IN INDIA”, in International Refereed Journal of Engineering and Science (IRJES) – ISSN : (Online) 2319-183X, (Print) 2319-1821; Volume 2, Issue 4(April 2013); pages 55-59. ( Jointly with Vandana Agrawal).

xii.              Paper on “THE HAVELIS OF RAMGARH, SHEKHAWATI, RAJASTHAN: A STUDY ON THERMAL RESPONSE OF BUILT HERITAGE” in ABACUS (A bi-annual internationally refereed journal on Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies— ISSN 0973-8339 ABACUS of BIT Mesra, Ranchi.) Monsoon 2012, Vol.7, No. 2, pages 28-34 (Jointly with Neha Awasthi).

xiii.             Paper on “COURTYARD HOUSES: AN OVERVIEW” in Recent Research in Science and Technology, 2014 –ISSN 2076-5061, vol. 6(1) pages 70-73 (Jointly with Swasti Sthapak).

xiv.             Paper on “FRACTAL, ARCHITECTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY” in Recent Research in Science and Technology, 2014 –ISSN 2076-5061, vol. 6(1) pages 93-96 (Jointly with Rinku Parashar).

xv.              Paper on “OPTIMIZATION OF PLUMBING SYSTEMS THROUGH ARCHITECTURAL APPROACHES IN MULTISTORIED MIDDLE INCOME APARTMENT.” in ABACUS (A biannual internationally refereed journal on Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies— ISSN 0973-8339 ABACUS of BIT Mesra, Ranchi.) Spring 2014, Vol. 9, No. 1, pages 26-31. ( Jointly with Upendra Singh).

xvi.             Paper on “TEMPLES OF ODISHA—THE GEOMETRY OF PLAN FORM” IN International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology (IJIRST) – ISSN (online) 2349- 6010 Vol.2 Issue 10 of March 2016, Pages 117-121 (jointly with Rinku Parashar).

xvii.             Paper on “USE PATTERN OF WATER IN INDIAN URBAN DOMESTIC SECTOR : A NEED FOR EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT” in Journal of Engineering Science & Management Education of National Institute of Technical teachers’ Training & Research (NITTTR) ISSN : 0976-0121 , Vol. 9(1) ; April 2016, Pages 71-76 (jointly with Prakash Chandra Tamrakar).

xviii Paper on “Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting in Urban Areas of India” in International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning (IJHHSP) eISSN : 2455-8516; July -Dec 2016; Volume 14 (1), pp. 88-99 (jointly with Prakash Chandra Tamrakar).

xix            Paper on “STUDY OF ASPECT RATIO AND THERMAL RESPONSIVENESS IN VERNACULAR HOUSES IN CHHATTISGARH: A CASE STUDY” in International Journal of Engineering Technology, Management and Applied Sciences; ISSN: 2349-4476, October 2016, Volume 4, Issue 10, pages 140-148 (jointly with Swasti Sthapak).

xx           Paper on IDENTIFICATION FACTORS FOR GROWTH OF SLUM: CASE STUDY ‘JYOTI NAGAR’ SLUM RAIPUR” in International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology (IJIRST) ISSN: 2349-6010, Vol. 3; Issue 06 (November 2016), pages 1-5. ( Jointly with Vandana Agrawal).

xxi. Paper on “TERRACOTTA TEMPLES OF BENGAL: A CULMINATION OF PRE-EXISTING ARCHITECTURAL STYLES” in The Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design; ISSN: 2231-4822, June 2017, Volume 1, No. 1. Pages 46-59. (Jointly with Sudeshna Guha).

xxii.        Paper on “A STUDY ON VARIOUS TOOLS FOR GENERATION OF THE PLANFORM OF ODISHAN TEMPLES: IN SEARCH OF A MEASUREMENT UNIT” in International Journal of Engineering Technology Science and Research (IJETSR) ISSN: 2394-3386, June 2017; Volume 4, Issue 6; Pages: 354-359. (Jointly with Rinku Parashar). 

xxiii.  Paper on “Critical Issues and Options for Management of Water in Indian Urban Sector” in ITPI Journal, ISSN: 0537-9679, January- March 2017.  Volume 14 (1), pp. 88-99. (Jointly with Prakash Chandra Tamrakar)

xxiv.  Paper of “Summer Passive Cooling Potential of an Extensive Green Roof in Indian Composite Climate: A Simulation Study” in International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research (IJESRT), ISSN: 2277-9655, Vol. 7; Issue 6: June, 2018; pp. 360-370. (Jointly with Himanshu Poptani).

xxv. Paper on Identifying and Assessing Uses of Public Parks: A Systematic Literature Review” in Civil Engineering and Architecture (Horizon Research Publishing Corporation , USA) ISSN - (print): 2332-1091; (Online): 2332-1121, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp 1142-1151. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100330. (Jointly with Aniruddha Jogdande).
xxvi. Paper on “Colour Analogy of Mithila painting—The Realm of Art”  Published in The Journal of Indian Institute of Architects, Vol. No. 87, Issue 04 of APR 2022.; pp 12-19. ISSN No. 0019-4913. (Jointly with Prabhat Kumar Jha). 
xxvii   Paper on ‘IDENTIFICATION OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE QUALITY AND USES OF PUBLIC PARKS IN INDIA’ published in Civil Engineering and Architecture, (2023), 11(1), 142-158. DOI 10.13189/cea.2023.110112 (along with Aniruddha Jogdande).

National Journals:

Paper on “UPBRINGING OF NEW RAIPUR” published in Architecture Chhattisgarh (A journal of Indian Institute of Architects — Chhattisgarh Chapter), Volume 1, Issue 2 of August-September, 2005, pages 44-47.

International Conference:

i.                 Paper on ‘SPACE SYNTAX - A TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING SPATIAL ORGANISATION AND ITS CHANGE OVER TIME’ published in the proceedings of IV International Conference of International Society of Vernacular Settlements’ held at Ahmedabad February 14- 17,2008.

ii.                Paper on ‘When the Occident meets the Orient: Impact of Colonialism on Architecture of India’ in International Conference of IJAS, at American University of Rome, Rome, Italy on October 29- November1, 2012.

iii.   Paper on “Fractals, Architecture and Sustainabilityin International Conference on Emerging Challenges and Issues in Environmental Protection sponsored by Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology at RITEE, Raipur on 23rd and 24th January, 2014.

iv.               Paper on ‘IMPACT OF COLONIALISM ON ARCHITECTURE OF EASTERN INDIA’ in International Conference ARCH & LIT: INTER-ARTS DIALOGUE(S), at FOSHUniversidade NOVA, Lisbon, Portugal on 04.12. 2014 and 05.12. 2014.

v.               Paper on ‘EXTENSIVE GREEN ROOFS: POTENTIAL FOR THERMAL AND ENERGY BENEFITS IN BUILDINGS IN CENTRAL INDIA’ in International Conference of PLEA, at CEPT Ahmedabad, India on 16-18 December 2014 (with Himanshu Poptani).

vi.                Paper on ‘A STUDY OF INCORPORATION OF HINDU THEOLOGY AND VEDIC PHILOSOPHY IN HINDU TEMPLES’ in in 4th International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics 2015 at Chania on 01.06.2015 to 05.06.2015

vii.           Paper on ‘Integrated Rural-Urban Development in India: An Introspection’ in 52nd ISOCARP Congress 2016 at Durban, South Africa on 12th to 16th September 2016.

viii. Paper on “Study of Aspect Ratio and Thermal Responsiveness in Vernacular Houses in Chhattisgarh – A Case Study” in 2nd International Conference on Recent Development in Engineering, Science, Management and Humanities (ICRESMH-16) by Conference Info and Academic Science at Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA), New Delhi 23rd October 2016 (with Swasti Sthapak). 

ix. Paper on “A Study on Various Tools for Generation of the Plan form of Odishan Temples: In Search of a Measurement Unit” in 2nd International conference on New Frontiers of Engineering, Science, Management and Humanities (ICNFESMH-2017) by Conference Info and Academic Science at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), (MHRD, Govt. of India), Chandigarh, India on 11th June 2017. (with Rinku Parashar). 

x.  Paper on “An Introspective Discussion on Integrated Rural-Urban Development in India” in STEM Conference 2018 (ICACE 2018) at University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 10th to 12th January 2018. 

xi. Paper on “Need of Energy Efficient Architecture in India,” in International Conference on Advances in Architecture, Engineering & Physical Sciences – 2019, at IMRF Institute for Education & Research and Carmel College for Women, Goa during March 14 to 16, 2019. (with Mayank Tenguriya)

xii.   Paper on “Understanding Architecture of Hindu Temples: A Philosophical Interpretation” in International Conference on History and Theory of Architecture(ICHTA) 2020 : 22th International Conference on History and Theory of Architecture held in Zurich, Switzerland during January 13-14, 2020..
 
 xiii. Paper on "Change in the Functional Uses of House Spaces due to Weather Conditions in Natural ventilated Houses of Chhattisgarh". In ICRTRESD-2020. Raipur: Bhilai Institute of Technology Raipur during January 30-31, 2020. (with Mayank Tenguriya)

 

National Conference:

i)                 Paper on ‘PRESENT PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT & METHODOLOGIES ADOPTED’, presented at National Seminar on Development and Environment, at Bhopal (M.P.) India, on 22 December 1994.

ii)                Paper on ‘FORMULATION OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT NORMS & PROVISION OF PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR A BETTER LIVING ENVIRONMENT’ published in the proceedings of 47th National Town and Country Planning Congress, Bhubaneswar, 29 December 1998 – 31 December 1998.

iii)               Paper on ‘TEACHING OF HISTORY IN ARCHITECTURE: IN SEARCH OF A NEW TOOL’ in Short term course under Quality Improvement Programme organized by Sushant School of Arts and Architecture, Gurgaon, Haryana from 7 -11 February 2005.

iv)               Paper on “NANOARCHITECTURE— THE SYNTHESIS OF HIGH-TECH MATERIALS AND ARCHITECTURE” at the National Conference on ‘High Tech Materials, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications’ held at Disha Institute of Management and Technology , Raipur on 15.12.09.

v)    Paper on “Embodied Energy of Various Building Materials for Raipur, Chhattisgarh and Its Impacts” in National Conference on Environmental and Sustainable Development 2019 at NIT Raipur on 21 February 2019.  (with Mayank Tenguriya)

vi) Lecture on ‘Sustainability of Hindu Temples: An Interpretation Through Vedic Theology’ in a ‘5 Days e-workshop on Sustainable Practices in Built Environment’ from 26th December 2021 to 30th December 2021 organized by Department of Architecture, National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Hamirpur (H.P.).

Other Info.

 

Authored a Text book titled ‘A TEXT BOOK ON TOWN PLANNING’ from Books and Allied (P) Ltd. Kolkata, India. (ISBN No. 81-87134-65-8)

Authored a Text book titled An Analytical Approach to Spatial Organization: Ingrained in Plan Forms of Houses from Colonial to Modern Period in Eastern India from LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (ISBN No.978-613-4-95298-9)

Authored a Text book titled 'A Review of Rural Development in India' from Glasstree Academic Publishing. USA, Belgium and The Netherlands (ISBN 978-1-5342-9939-9) (Jointly with Tenguriya, M.,  and Sthapak, S.)

 

Memberships and Registrations:

Organisation

Year of Induction

Grade of Membership

Regn No.

Council of Architecture, India

1989

Life-time registration.

CA/89/12062

Indian Institute of Architects

1989

Fellow Member

F-7753

 Institute of Town Planners India

1992

Fellow Member

 

FITP/2021/0011

 

Indian Society for Technical Education

1997

Life Member

LM-23426.

Life Member INTACH

2008

Life Member

12311

Life Member INDIAN BUILDINGS CONGRESS

2015

Life Member

ML 6603

Life Member of Institute of Indian Interior Designers

2015

Associate Member

AM 10424

ISOCARP(International Society of City and Regional Planners). 2021 MEMBER 4374