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Undergraduate Academic Portfolio Rushil Shah 1


Rushil Shah Contact No : +91 9687794803 E-mail ID : shahrushil.15.barch@idea.indusuni.ac.in


Contents Materiality And Institution

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People And Places

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Generate. Rationalize. Fabricate.

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Play. Ideate. Make.

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Watering Through Yesteryears

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Dharmalaya Institute

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Steel

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Brick

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Dhal Ni Pol

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Studios

Workshops

Materials Explored

Activity Mapping


Studio : Materiality And Institution

Crematorium

Rancharda, Ahmedabad

Case-study was selected in groups from choice of material and a part model was made to understand the light brought into the building and the material’s importance . Charcoal sketches and abstract models were made to explore what kind of light was desired in spaces. Four different types of light was brought into the space to segregate the function on basis of light. The roof was designed on basis of activities as cremation chambers and corridors were flat roof in stone and timber respectively, whereas, the spillover spaces and verandas were pitched roof in laminated timber. Charcoal Sketch of Light in Space

Part Model of the Roof

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Abstract Model of Light And Shadow

Final Model


Plan

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Studio : People And Places

Weaver’s Institute

Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh

The context of site was understood and an analysis sheet was prepared amongst a group and individual composition of user persona was sketched out. The contoured site being close to banks of Narmada, was next to chowk, temple cluster and vernacular house forms of Maheshwar. The design intent was to create the spillover spaces for temporary exhibition such that the spaces open towards the chowk and river and every space gets a diffused light. The section was designed to have a double height open volume between two masses and another mass on top of those two masses acting as a bridge. The roof was designed to gradually go up and down as you move along the bridge.

Group : Vernacular House Documentation

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Group : Street Documentation

Final Model


Ground Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Sections

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Workshop : Hands-On

Generate. Rationalize. Fabricate.

Indus University, Ahmedabad

The workshop was a hands-on experience mixed with software exploration. Playing with grids and diagrids with paper folding to make forms having 2 or 3 control points was base of the form generation. The form was further expanded in Grasshopper and contouring models were made of the same. On further exploration a voronoi was designed to be a part of model which would be dynamic and move along with wind. Along with form manipulation the experience with Laser Cutting and CNC also proved a wonderful base for rationalization of form into modules of available material sizes.

3D Model of the Form and Voronoi

Form Manipulation Through Control Points

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Paper Folding Model

1:20 Scale Prototype


Workshop Hands-On

Play. Ideate. Make.

Indus University, Ahmedabad

The hands-on workshop aimed towards designing a sitting space using just Rammed Earth as a material. Sitting was designed in the modules of the size of shuttering of rammed earth and to have a smaller gathering as well as larger gathering in the space which became the duality of space. Procuring material, setting up the shuttering, exploring different proportions and dry mix for ramming, and penetrometer tests proved excellent base of understanding the material. Different proportions led to different results and some failed gave a certain dos and don’t s for future reference.

Sieving The Soil

Adding Colors Through Materials Like Chalk

Site

Making Dry Mixes in Proportions

Proportionate Pouring

Colors and Textures of Wall

Ramming

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Workshop : Documentation

Watering Through Yesteryears

Amer, Jaipur

Workshop was intended to document the water structures in and around the city of Jaipur and Amer in groups of 3-4. Looking at kunds, lakes, wells, stepwells and water channels, there was an inference to how water was preserved in harshest condition and arid conditions where water would evaporate in matter of seconds. The water supply from the reservoir to the forts and vast catchment area to those reservoirs was part of town planning. The inference of the analysis was the depth structures were created to have a proper climatic response and preserve the water in driest regions.

Contours and Major Water Reservoirs of Amer And Jaipur

Structural Analysis

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Site Drawings


Ground Line of Step-well

Sky Line of Step-well

Shadow Patterns Throughout The Year

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Workshop : Hands-On

Dharmalaya Institute

Bir, Himachal Pradesh

A hands-on workshop involving 20 participants in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh was aimed towards understanding the Vernacular materials and how they come together. The process of making load-bearing structures with sustainable materials like adobe, rubble, timber, split-bamboo chachra, slate, earth bags and only using minimal amount of concrete. Documenting some of the vernacular houses gave deeper understanding how the house forms have evolved over the course of time. Working with materials in real life gave a clarity regarding foundations, plinths, masonry, molding, roof conditions, insulation using natural materials, and climatic response. Dharmalaya Institute Plan

Typical Neo-Kangra Style House

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Wall Section of Vernacular House

Dharmalaya Institute Sections


Digging

Sieving

Pugging

Moulding

Drying

Foundation

Checking Plum

Plastering

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Material Exploration : Steel

Pompidou Center

Indus University, Ahmedabad

To understand the material, a part model of desired case study was made amongst a group which gave an insight on steps of construction, material joinery, fabrication, foundation detail of certain structure. Model of Pompidou Center gave the experience of all those with additional experience of concreting, fabricating, bolting, coupling, trusses, pre-cast slabs and experience with machinery including grinding, teething, welding, mechanical cutter, sander and driller.

1:20 Scale Part Model

Material Exploration : Brick To understand the sequence of construction of brick, types of arches, the brick bonds for arches, masonry, cement mixes and groups were formed to construct arches which could be used as a parapet and seating space for existing structure. It involved making the cement mixes in proportions, making the shuttering of the arches, casting abutments, making sure the bricks are laid in plum, curing the arches and removing the shuttering after the mortar dried.

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Brick Arches

Indus University, Ahmedabad


Activity Mapping

Dhal Ni Pol

Raipur, Ahmedabad

Streets, Plinths and Otlas

Relationship of Activities with Street, Chowk, Open and Semi-Open Spaces

Enclosure of Chowk And Its Activities

Activities in Chowk, Street, Otlas and Plinths Throughout The Day

Street Proportions And Activities

To give insight of what co-living housing is, where people share their daily resources, live in harmony, commute via public transport, using community spaces for carrying their day-to-day activities and for special occasions, Case Studies were selected in group and tried to mark those through different presentation techniques like figure ground plans. Some of the learnings were factors like vertical expansion of houses, high density, open community spaces, narrow roads helped in shaping the spaces as they are for co-habitation and proportion of those spaces were growing as we moved from private to public space but the character remained the same.

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Undergraduate portfolio  

This is a compilation of my works until the sixth semester of bachelors of architecture.

Undergraduate portfolio  

This is a compilation of my works until the sixth semester of bachelors of architecture.

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