Aaditya Todi B.Arch Portfolio

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AADITYA TODI architecture portfolio rhode island school of design bArch `21


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AADITYA TODI LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE | FITWEL AMB | WELL AP 2 College St, #1684, Providence, RI, 02903 (401) 497- 4225 | atodi@risd.edu www.aaditya-todi.com

EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

sP+a (SAMEEP PADORA & ASSOCIATES)

Providence, RI | 2016 - 2021

Architectural Intern | Mumbai, India | Summer 2020

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Bachelor of Fine Arts, Architecture (BFA) Concentration in Nature, Culture & Sustainability Studies

Worked on drawings for a housing complex in Panvel in the Schematic Design phase. Modeled the site conditions and topography, and produced environmental studies for the proposed building on site.

DHIRUBHAI AMBANI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

TAASI EAST

Mumbai, India | 2014 - 2016

Architectural Intern | Providence, RI (Remote) | Summer 2020

International Baccalaureate (Physics HL, Economics HL)

Worked collaboratively with urban designers, local architects and the design team on the conceptual design for a Women’s Cooperative Village for 250 low-income families in Eastern Sri Lanka.

SKILLS BIM Revit, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros 3D

VISUALIZATION Twinmotion, Lumion, Enscape, V-ray, ARCGIS

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects

MODEL MAKING Lasercutting, 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Woodworking

CLIMATE BASED DESIGN DIVA, Sefaria, CoolVent

LANGUAGES English, Hindi

CREDENTIALS

PETER STEMPEL, ARCHITECT Student Research Assistant | Providence, RI | Fall 2019 Worked on a geodesign project focused on coastal adaptation. Researched how to effectively manage areas that are vulnerable to sea level rise.

BEB DIGITAL FABRICATION, RISD CAD Lab Monitor| Providence, RI | Fall 2019 - Present Managed and maintained the Architecture Department print lab.

URBZ Community Design Intern | Mumbai, India | Winter 2016 Worked with URBZ on Khotachiwadi’s heritage conservation project. We organized a public exhibition titled ‘Khotachiwadi Imaginaries’.

LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES TEACHING ASSISTANT Teaching Assistant | Providence, RI | Spring 2020 - Present

LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

NOMAS, RISD CHAPTER

U.S. Green Building Council | Issued July 2020 Credential ID: 11349523

Peer Mentor | Providence, RI | Fall 2020

WELL ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL Int. WELL Building Institute | Issued Sept. 2020 Credential ID: 0000069432

FITWEL AMBASSADOR Center for Active Design | Issued Nov. 2020 Added to the Fitwel Directory

AIAS, RISD CHAPTER Board Member | Providence, RI | Fall 2018 - Fall 2020 Coordinated visits from Boston and Providence based architecture firms.

SOUTH ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION Co - President | Providence, RI | Fall 2017 - Spring 2019 Planned and executed cultural events. Managed and coordinated guest lists.



CONTENTS

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PART ARCHITECTURE Co-Living Housing

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PROVIDENCE HOUSE ZERO Passive House

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SHARED WORK BUILDING Commercial Workplace

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MARKETHOUSE Residential Mixed-Use Housing

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URBAN ACUPUNCTURE Waterfront Park

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COASTAL RESILIENCE Transit-Oriented Development

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RELATED STUDIOS Design Studios

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JOB REFERENCES 2019 - 2020


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PART ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM

Co-living Housing

LOCATION

Brooklyn, New York

SIZE

50,000 SF

PartStudio is a design collective project that produced Part Architecture Models to develop a series of Architectural Parts that will facilitate a live-work collective for artists in Brooklyn, NY. Spaces of live-work have largely been flattened by market-driven compartmentalizing typologies. Residential architecture characterized by uniform steel and glass rooms dominates the cityscape, boxing in our lives and encouraging isolation of the individual from the social. Attempts of co-living are developed only in the name of speculative housing markets, continuing to distance our cities from any meaningful form of collectivity.


Open stairwells typically utilized unlit stairways, which ran through the center of the building. Hallways connected the stairwell to apartments. The units had a high depth to width ratio. Architectural interventions of the 20th century ascribed with social and environmental qualities have gradually faded into misuse with the introduction of modern technologies, becoming ‘vestigial’ with a minimum function. Where vestigial organs are parts of the body that once had a function but are now more-or-less useless, vestigial architecture parts were once integral in orchestrating environmental conditions, subsiding with the introduction of modern systems into misused or nostalgic devices.


[TOP] EXISTING WAREHOUSE | 49 ASH STREET, BROOKLYN, NY

[BOTTOM] PROPOSED ADDITION



CATALOG OF ROOMS


INSERT PART

CIRCULATION

SHARED SPACE

KITCHEN + BATHROOM

BEDROOMS

FLOOR PLAN | Scale 1’ = 1/16” The aggregation of housing units and public spaces creates flexible spatial conditions required for a live-work community.


CENTRAL ATRIUM


COMMUNAL SPACE



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VIEW FROM ASH ST.


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PROVIDENCE HOUSE ZERO PROGRAM

Passive House

LOCATION

South Providence, Rhode Island

SIZE

875 SF

Providence House Zero is a passive house design studio project that aimed to produce a series of affordable single-family, multi-generational passive homes in Providence. The project was inspired by the idea of creating an affordable net-zero prefabricated house that has a low carbon footprint. A heavy timber structural frame with cellulose insulated wood fiberboard panels wrapped around it allows for flexible and cost-effective construction. The resulting house has an open ground plan and sufficient daylighting through several judiciously sized windows. Most of the house’s energy need is generated on-site through the 12 solar panels mounted on the roof.


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SITE

[RIGHT]

PROPOSED PHASING


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SITE PLAN | SCALE 1’ = 1/8”


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SOLAR CHIMNEY

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SEFAIRA ENERGY ANALYSIS


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1F PLAN | SCALE 1’ = 1/4”

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GROUND PLAN | SCALE 1’ = 1/4”


[TOP]

LIVING ROOM

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MASTER BEDROOM


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SECTION | SCALE 1’ = 1/4”


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TECTONIC MODEL | SCALE 1’ = 1/2”


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SKYLIGHTS

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CORRIDOR


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ROOF, WALL, FLOOR CONNECTION | SCALE 1’ = 3”



[TOP]

VIEW FROM 44 NORWICH AVENUE


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SHARED WORK BUILDING PROGRAM

Commercial Workplace

LOCATION

East Providence, Rhode Island

SIZE

24,200 SF Group Project

The project acts a connector between the east bay bike path and Providence Harbor, with an atrium opening. The central atrium opening on the first floor embraces the city and its inhabitants. It acts as a semi-public social gathering space, accommodating various public uses. The resulting mid-rise commercial building can accommodate 240 total employees. The building has a steel frame structure with raised CLT floors, steel roof construction and a floor to ceiling unitized glazed wall facade system with triple glazing.


VOLUME

VOLUME WITH OPENING

CENTRAL ATRIUM

VERTICAL CORES

STEEL FRAME

FACADE SYSTEM




ELEVATED WALKWAY | VIEW 1

ELEVATED WALKWAY | VIEW 2


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WALL SECTION | SCALE 1’ = 3”


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MARKETHOUSE PROGRAM

Residential Mixed-Use Housing

LOCATION

South Providence, Rhode Island

SIZE

334,000 SF

This project involves the creation of a housing complex consisting of 150 units along with community green spaces. Situated in South Providence, the development site sees a vast separation in the area because of the large parking lots and lack of public transportation. The project proposes a mixed-use housing complex. It will involve the construction of an urban market with low-income housing on top. The project will serve as a meeting for people in the neighborhood and provide muchneeded plaza spaces.


PARKING

PARKING

PARKING SITE

SITE

SITE PLAN

PUBLIC GREEN SPACE

MARKETHOUSE




2/F PLAN | SCALE: 1’ = 1/16”


1/F PLAN | SCALE: 1’ = 1/16”



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MARKETHOUSE


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URBAN ACUPUNCTURE PROGRAM

Waterfront Park

LOCATION

East Providence, Rhode Island

SIZE

18.8 Acres Group Project

The project site is 25 acres of remediated open ground located in the Phillipsdale Historic Village. The project aims to transform this post-industrial site into an accessible public park. Our design proposal for the site is a mixed-use development that reconnects the East Providence neighborhood to the waterfront and creates a viable habitat for a multitude of species.


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1972

2004

2005

WASHBURN WIRE COMPANY

LAND RECLAMATION

ABANDONED

REMEDIATION

1839

1989

1994

2005

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REMEDIATION | TIMELINE

2011

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BUILDING GROUND | TIMELINE


ENLARGED PLAN

SEEKONK RIVER

WALKING BOARD

SOFT WATER EDGE

TYPICAL WATER EDGE SECTION 1

BUFFER


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A

A

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SITE PLAN

RAILWAY SQUARE

BUFFERS

GREEN FILTER

TYPICAL WATER EDGE SECTION 2

OMEGA POND



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SITE TRANSVERSE SECTION | AA

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SITE TRANSVERSE SECTION | BB


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COASTAL RESILIENCE PROGRAM

TOD

LOCATION

Providence, Rhode Island

SIZE

34 Acres

This studio explored the opportunities and challenges of the coastal edge of Field’s Point, Providence. The site at Field’s Point is located on low-lying land and is subject to rising tides and storm surges. It currently contains critical pieces of an outmoded energy system, a conventional water treatment plant, and stockpiles of noxious substances. The project proposes early adopter climate-change strategies to adapt the coastline. One of these strategies is the creation of a barrier that will protect inland areas from storm surges. The storm barrier will have a transportation system on top to connect Downtown to South Providence.


STORM SURGE MAPS | SCALE: 1’ = 1/100” The map shows a 10-year storm surge in 2050. The site is predicted to have a 9-foot sea-level rise.

SITE STRATEGY


EARLY ADOPTER 2050 SITE STRATEGY | SCALE: 1’ = 1/25”


CONTAINERS NESTED WITHIN SUPERSTRUCTURE

20 feet high corten steel shipping containers are plugged into the space created between the superstructure and ground. The containers create spaces and opportunities to accommodate various commercial and cultural activities. This intervention draws people to the site.


TYPICAL SITE SECTION | SCALE: 1’ = 1/16”

SECTION AA | SCALE: 1’ = 1/16”


SECTIONAL MODEL | SCALE 1’ = 1/32”

VIEW 2


RELATED STUDIOS 2018 - 2020

ARCHITECTURAL ANALYSIS FINE ARTS & GRAPHIC DESIGN HOUSE IN FOREST COMPETITION


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MAISON BORDEAUX | CIRCULATION

[RIGHT]

UNPACKING MAISON BORDEAUX


[TOP]

LIGHTING DESIGN WORKSHOP

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GRAPHIC DESIGN


KIDS ROOM MOCKUP | SIDE VIEW

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CERAMIC DRINK WARE

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CERAMIC MODULES


PRIMITIVE FUTURE House in Forest Competition Inspired by the idea of creating a light and minimal presence in a forest. The primitive concept of architecture was to create shelter, and the roof is the definitive form of it. The lightness of design was achieved by using six slender 5 3/8” x 16” CLT columns. The result is a structure that blends itself within the forest.


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FLOOR PLAN | 1:100

SECTION AA | 1:200

RETRACTABLE STAIR

8’ x16’ CLT Panels Rainwater

South Facing Photovoltaic

Grey Water

Water Filtration

SITE PLAN

SYSTEM DIAGRAM

Water for Building Use

Cistern


JOB REFERENCE 1 COMPANY

sP+a

CITY

Mumbai

POSITION

Architecture Summer Intern

Worked closely with the design team on a residential tower project. Prepared and developed conceptual design phase alternatives. Assisted with 3D modeling using Rhino and AutoCAD. Prepared presentations and drawings for an online publication.



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CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK


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[BOTTOM] MASTERPLAN | 1. ENTRY/EXIT 2. RESIDENTIAL 3. MIXED-USE 4. PODIUM PLAZA 5. CLUBHOUSE 6. MARKETPLACE 7. HOTEL 8. SCHOOL BUILDING 9. PLANNED


JOB REFERENCE 2 COMPANY

TAASI East

CITY

Providence, RI (Remote)

POSITION

Architecture Summer Intern

Worked with designers from different disciplines to propose a design for a Women’s Cooperative Village in Parai Nilam, Sri Lanka. The project will involve the design of a village for 250 low-income women and their families. My primary responsibilities involved Design Research and creating presentations. I was exposed to the full scope of a community development project from inception to a formal proposal to be presented to NGOs.


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PARAI NILAM CENTRE

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PROPOSED HOUSING


JOB REFERENCE 3 COMPANY

Peter Stempel, Architect

CITY

Providence, RI

POSITION

Student Research Assistant

Worked on a geodesign project focused on the coastal adaptation of low-lying neighborhoods in Island Park Portsmouth, RI. We developed and tested storm surge simulations, created neighborhood surveys and collected data to understand neighborhood consensus towards climate adaptation. We Incorporated the stakeholder feedback in the iterative planning process and developed early adopter policies. The map above details 3-feet sea-level rise, flooded roads, saturated wetland areas and open water at high tide.


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EXISTING CONDITION

[BOTTOM]

2035 EARLY ADOPTER


JOB REFERENCE 4 COMPANY

urbz

CITY

Mumbai

POSITION

Community Design Intern

Worked with URBZ on Khotachiwadi’s heritage conservation project. We organized a public exhibition titled ‘Khotachiwadi Imaginaries’ (Featured by Columbia GSAPP). The exhibition brought together young designers, activists, architects and urban planners, and residents to produce graphic material that proposed a new vision for the community. The workshop contributed towards a new urban design proposal for Khotachiwadi that would prevent it from being demolished by real estate speculation.


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SHRI SAI DUTT CHOWK

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CAFE


T: (401) 497 4225 E: atodi@risd.edu