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d e s i g n Po rt fo l i o a a s h n a

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This portfolio is a glimpse of my academic and professional experience and attempts to illustrate the instrumental evolution that I have undergone over this period, in terms of my capabilities as a designer, an architect, and my overall moulding as a person. Over the course of this compelling journey, I have traversed through a plethora of works, each having a different approach, process and learning. But, a common understanding is that architecture is only whole when it is cohesive with the context, landscape and community it is being built for. Form reacts with material and purpose. This constant relationship between the built and the un-built is demonstrated through the works that follow.

aashna shah

education

+91 9833807785

aashna.shah242@gmail.com

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture | B.Arch Juhu, Mumbai, India | 2012 - 2017

exchange program Bergen School of Architecture Bergen, Norway | May 2015 honours Citation at the annual KRVIA Design Dissertation Gold Medal Jury | 2017

Charles Correa Gold Medal at the annual Charles Correa Gold Medal Jury for Best Design Dissertation | 2017

St. Xavier’s College Mumbai, India | 2010 - 2012 honours Awarded the scholarship (INSPIRE) by virtue of performance within top 1% of the School Board at

Class 12 | 2012

Bombay Scottish School Powai, Mumbai, India | 2010 honours Prefect | House Captain

professional experience

aDRG Project Architect | Mumbai | Janurary 2018 - February 2018 - Conceptualised, designed and created construction drawings in a team for 2020 - A Future Under Construction at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018.

Justin Ponmany | Simpreet Singh (Studio CAMP) Artist | Mumbai | Janurary 2018 - February 2018

- Conceptualised, designed, created construction drawings and helped execute ‘Metronome’, an installation at 2020 - KGAF.

Mad(e) In Mumbai Project Architect | Mumbai | July 2017 - December 2017 - Conceptualised, designed and created presentation drawings for the exhibition ‘The Toilet Manifesto’. - Designed and edited an in-house publication of the same.

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Collage Architecture Studio Intern | Bangalore | Janurary 2016 - May 2016 - Designed interior layouts and created presentation drawings for client meetings. - Created working drawings for residential houses and apartment buildings. - Worked on the ‘Architecture Praxis Exhibition’ held in February 2016.

reD Architects Intern | Mumbai | November 2015 - December 2015

Miscellaneous - Invited to present her design dissertation, ‘The Subaltern Speaks - the ‘others’ and the city, to colleges and firms. - Made architectural and interior proposals to clients in Sanchor and Mumbai repectively.

exhibitions& publications

The Toilet Manifesto

Housing On The Move

Exhibition & Publication | Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai ‘17 | Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur as part of ‘When Is Space?’ ‘18 | Layout & Design Content

Publication as part of KRVIA’s Refelctions ‘16 | Author

Inventing Inventions

2020 - A Future Under Construction

First Year Introductory Workshop | KRVIA ‘16 | Teaching Assistant - Mentor to a group of 10 students

Exhibition | Horniman Circle, Mumbai as part of Kalaghoda Arts Festival ’18 | Design & Execution

NIASA Exhibition | KRVIA ‘13 | Execution

Drawing Narratives Exhibition | KRVIA ‘17 | Author among others

Shillong Study Tour

BInUCom

Exhibition | KRVIA ‘14 | Author among others | Hand Drafting & Inking

Exhibition | KRVIA ‘16 | Marketing & PR Team

competitions

City and Water’s Edge Shortlisted Entry | KRVIA | 2017

HOLCIM Participant | 2017

Sacred Spaces Participant | ACA | 2015

workshops

Peter Rich Workshop Moragaon | KRVIA | 2017

Max & Jorn Workshop | KRVIA | 2017

Production of Home Chayanika Shah | KRVIA | 2016

skills

Office Suite

Adobe Illustrator

- Ability to work in teams

AutoCAD

SketchUp

- Fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati | Basic Marathi, French

Adobe Photoshop

VRay

- Travel | Reading | Basketball | Films | Graphic Design

Adobe InDesign


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competition

professional work

publication

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|T H E s u b a l t e r n S p e a k s - t h e ‘o t h e r s’ a n d t h e c i t y

Year V | 2017 Design Dissertation | KRVIA Location | Mumbai Guide | Kalpit Ashar, Rohan Shivkumar Honours | Citation, KRVIA Gold Medal Jury ‘17 | Gold Medal, Charles Correa Gold Medal Jury ‘17

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The Ephemeral Community

Internal view from the plinth

External view of the model

The subaltern comprise a section of society that is marginalised based on certain parameters. He/she is anybody who is subdued and denied; hence one who cannot ‘speak’. He claims a non-existent form of speech in the city. They tend to cluster in communities, having a strong communal identity and with the way they express themselves, they try to claim existence in the city. This thesis aims to devise a new form of expression through architecture by creating an interface between the subaltern and the city.

THE SUBALTERN SPEAKS | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 7


It refers to anybody with a low ranking in a social, political or other hierarchy. It can also refer to someone who has been marginalised or oppressed.

CASTE GENDER & SEXUALITY OCCUPATION

RETURN TO THE PRIMITIVE BODY, REFUSAL OF SELF

IDENTIFYING COMM THEIR PRESENCE WITH WANTING TO

THE SUBALTERN EXPRESS THEMSELVES WITH A STRONG COMMUNITY IDENTITY MARKING PUBLIC SPACE, MARKING A TERRITORY, REFUSAL OF ORDER

“There’s no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” - Arundhati Roy, 2004 8


MUNITIES THAT MARK A STRONG IDENTITY, O BE HEARD.

HOW CAN ARCHITECTURE ENABLE IDENTITY AND PARTICIPATION IN CITIZENRY?

CAN SYSTEMS OF GOVERNANCE BE RE-CALIBRATED SUCH THAT IT PROVIDES FOR FRAMEWORKS TO

NON-COERCIVELY REARRANGE DESIRES?

THEY CARVE OUT SPACES FOR THEMSELVES IN THE VOIDS, DESTABILISING THE FIXITY OF

TIME AND SPACE.

THE SUBALTERN SPEAKS | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 9


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The study delves into the mapping of these communities by understanding the geography and context that they sit in, the intangible boundaries that they exist within and the various patterns they create within and outside the city, through the transient nature of their existence. THE SUBALTERN SPEAKS | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 11


Time and Movement Map 12


THE MAPPED COMMUNITIES CAN BE CALLED THE ‘EPHEMERAL COMMUNITY’ AS THEY SHARE SIMILAR TRAITS OF

transience impermanence ability to carve out spaces for themselves inhabitation of voids

HOW DO THE SUBALTERN SPEAK?

It is observed that the subaltern in this case speaks in time and not in space. There is a certain sense of ephemerality that is attached to them, in the way that they occupy space within the city. Hence, this thesis maps these identified cultures through the lens of transience, refusal of order and how they carve a habitat for themselves in the city. A series of maps are created to read the city through their lens. It is inferred that the subaltern live a thoroughly ephemeral life in the voids of the city.

THE SUBALTERN SPEAKS | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 13


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ESCAPE

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IDENTITY

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JUGAAD

They create these ‘other spaces’ that are multifunctional, scalar viruses that create a symbiotic relation between the city and them. The nature of these spaces refuse the norm and are created with easily available resources from an array to choose from; having a strong identity, to satisfy the basic needs of the people of the city. These include a space to eat, to collect waste, to learn, for health and for faith.

THE SUBALTERN SPEAKS | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 15


R E S I D E N T I A L S T R E E T

These machines move in the city, finding their own audiences in the day. At night, they plug into ‘The Other Institute’ or ‘The Institute for The Other, which is present in every ward. This institute demonstrates the participation of differences through a system of governance. The building resonates the idea of destabilising the fixity of space and time through a non-coercive architecture that allows for ambiguities.

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U N D E R

U N D E R

F L Y O V E R

S T R E E T

S K Y W A L K

Section through the city

THE SUBALTERN SPEAKS | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 17


10%

10% of the BMC land is used to build

Peripheral Strategy

Program Pool BMC functions are organised within the static plinth

Porosity

Overspill of Programs Creating opportunities for overspilling of activity on the plinth

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Grid

Circulation

Creating opportunities for overspilling of activity on the plinth

Scaffolding holds thoughts to display for the public

Scaffolding holding planter boxes

The roof traps solar energy & stores it in the plinth

DESIGN EVOLUTION THE SUBALTERN SPEAKS | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 19


Section through ‘The Other Institute’

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The building resonates the idea of destabilising the fixity of space and time through a non-coercive architecture that allows for ambiguities. A permanent substructure accommodates basic amenities that the government must provide for, such as public toilet, public health, public drinking water, education(library), night shelter. Underlying these programs are those that allow for questions, debates and discussions. The architecture is an interface of this otherness with the city through the arm of the BMC.

THE SUBALTERN SPEAKS | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 21


Imbibing Language / c

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w o r k s h o p / r e a d i n g

s p a c e s

Cross Section through ‘The Other Institute’

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Gallery for Disputes / A

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Political Mobilisation / c a c t i v i s t s

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Working Model demonstrating the Pulley System

The floating plates are held together by a pulley system, which is mechanised to be initiated manually. They congregate in various formations to serve different functions, thereby, adhering to transience.

THE SUBALTERN SPEAKS | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 23


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|T H E V E R T I C A L S T R E E T

Year V | 2016 Architectural Design | KRVIA Location | Dharavi, Mumbai Guide | Ainsley Lewis, Pinkish Shah, Sameep Padora

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Existing street condition

Key Plan

The project integrates the various scales of living and working conditions that exist in the current fabric of Dharavi, by stacking different unit typologies in its section, to reinvigorate the idea of the street vertically. The building is staggered so as to break the mass and inherently create large terraces and community spaces, which are used for both work and leisure. It creates an axis into the ceremonial Holi Maidan, by freeing up the ground, into an existing open space, which is a rarity in the dense neighbourhood.

THE VERTICAL STREET | YEAR V / 2016 | KRVIA | 25


Household chores, resting, interacitng with other women.

Papad making and drying, mirchi drying carried out by women.

Denim sorting, cutting, stitching to make buffers.

Fabric cutting, sorting to clusters of social spaces.

spill out / alleways social spaces / nodes inside the built environment

Making of steel buffing machine part, where the women work on the ground floor and the men work with the machinery.

Existing site conditions HOUSING + INDUSTRY

unit 1

shared community space

PEDESTRIAN STREET LOADING/UNLOADING

unit 2

MOTORISED STREET

Proposed scenario

Unit typology

EXISTING RESIDENTIAL

SMALL SCALE WORK

RETAIL

INDUSTRIAL

Variations for unit typologies

As observed in the exisiting site conditions, the idea of a shared community space is deliberately integrated with the unit typology. They appear throughout the vertical section of the building at different scales. The housing begins from the podium level, atop the various small scale industries that thrive on site. View of the vertical street

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LIVE + LIVE

LIVE + LIVE

LIVE + WORK housing typologies LIVE + RENT

podium level

LIVE + RETAIL

ground level

LIVE + INDUSTRY

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Shared community spaces at different levels

Transverse section

Elevate

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Split the podium

4 FSI

Wind, Light & Open Space

Thoroughfare leading to Holi Maidan


First Floor Plan

Massing in plan

Street

Scooping mass

Voids for Light & Ventilation

Elevation mass

Breaking Scale & creating Community Spaces

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This sections shows the various community spaces, punctured at different levels of the building. These spaces are used as shared working spaces and spaces for leisure.

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Longitudinal Section

THE VERTICAL STREET | YEAR V / 2016 | KRVIA | 31


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|T H E U R B A N V O R T E X

Year III | 2015 Architectural Design | KRVIA Location | Mumbai Guide | Ainsley Lewis

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Design Model

The project is a response to the Bhau Daji Lad Museum extension competition. Mumbai consists of museums that speak only of its history. It does not speak of its intangibility. This project imagines a space in the form of a vortex, that absorbs and reflects the events and memories of the city. It is a space that celebrates chance encounters, creating a blend of urban energies at the street level. It attempts to bring meaning, context and consistency to our more fragmented and diverse 21st century cultural and community life.

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Cross Section through the vortex.

The museum extension consists of galleries that can display modern art, but more importatnly, it consists of a larger space that can hold events, discussions and store those memories for the city. Views from within the museum.

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Cross Section through the auditorium.

Ground Floor Plan

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Year II | 2014 Architectural Design | KRVIA Location | Shillong Guide | Apurva Parikh, Mayuri Sisodia

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The idea portrayed through this building is to rebel against propaganda and the issues faced by the people living in the north-east, concerning government buildings like the ‘Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’. These buildings are usually rubber-stamped across the country and do not respond to the context that they are built in. The building formally speaks of the significant levels of transparency that the people expect from the government. Anarchist in its idea, the building is divided into three parts.

ANARCHYTECTURE | YEAR II / 2014 | KRVIA | 37


Cross Sections

Evolution of Form 38


Design Model

The building is further fragmented by its functions. The building is developed formally by means of imbibing three elements in isolation namely - the floor plate, the roof and the circulation. The building is flanked by an amphitheatre on either side, which offers the city with a space of its own. The building is extremely porous, in terms of its architecture as well as the kind of functions that it holds.

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Gorund Floor Plan

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Roof Detail

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|T I M E . W A T E R . S P A C E

Year V | 2017 Competition | ‘City and Water’s Edge’, KRVIA Location | Devbaug Group Work | 6 participants Honours | Shortlisted Entry

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Projected Evolution

The temporal site of Devbaug sits at the southernmost tip of Malvan, which is the southernmost district of the Maharashtra. Devbaug is plagued by increasing annual flooding for a prolonged period of three months. Each time, the water snatches a piece of land as it retreats post Monsoon. As a result, the local community is left with no choice but to abandon their dwellings abutting the coast and move toward higher ground. They resorted to building architecture as a defence mechanism to keep the water away from the home. Site Conditions TIME . WATER . SPACE | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 43


Urban Strategy

Scenarios

The Baithak functions as a multi usage space. Presently, it remains as a part of the house.

The Baithak opens out to the deck and becomes a public platform. The workshop gets used as storage space.

Maximum water level rise.

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Exploded Axonometric showing various construction systems.

There is rampant growth of tourism, hence, the project aims to integrate tourist infrastructure along with the housing fabric, providing opportunities for the local community and the tourist population to engage with each other as well as with the receding edge of Devbaug. The project lies in the realm of the near future, wherein it aims to sustain itself for the next 100 years from today. A volume rise of the sea level is projected to be around 1.5m higher today, due to bowl effect of the creek.

TIME . WATER . SPACE | YEAR V / 2017 | KRVIA | 45


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|T H E t o i l e t m a n i f e s t o

Travelling Exhibition | 2017 Junior Architect | Mad(e) In Mumbai Location | Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai | Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur Team | Kalpit Ashar, Mayuri Sisodia, Aashna Shah, Pooja Bhave, Samriddhi Sharma

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This is a public exhibition that sets out a framework for holistic growth of our public sanitation infrastructure. It draws out a pool of various parameters such as sanitation technology, recycling systems, construction method, affordability, cost, delivery model etc. from which the agencies can choose their appropriate ‘Sanitation Typology’. It demonstrates this through ten comprehensive design solutions that transform the public toilets from utilitarian infrastructure to Sustainable Public Buildings.

THE TOILET MANIFESTO | 2017 | MAD(E) IN MUMBAI | 47


The Portable Toilet

The Bus Stop Toilet

The Urban Toilet

The Anganwadi Toilet

The work involved conceptualising and developing these ten comprehensive solutions, designing and curating the exhibtion as well as designing an in-house publication.

The Toilet Manifesto at JKK, Jaipur as part of ‘When Is Space?’, curated by Rupali Gupte & Prasad Shetty

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The Railway Toilet

The Pavement Toilet

The Highway Toilet

The Community Toilet

The Park Toilet

The Women’s Toilet

WOMEN’S WOMEN’S CO-OPERATIVE CO-OPERATIVE

WASHING WASHING

PUBLIC BATH

PUBLIC PUBLIC BATH BATH

ANIMAL ANIMAL SHELTER SHELTER

WOMEN’S CO-OPERATIVE

WASHING

ANIMAL SHELTER PRIVATE PRIVATE BATH BATH

TOILET TOILET

PRIVATE BATH

TOILET

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Diagrams of The Women’s Toilet

Cross Sections through The Women’s Toilet

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|2 0 2 0 - K G A F - a f u t u r e u n d e r c o n s t r u c t i o n

Exhibition | 2018 Project Architect | aDRG, Justin Ponmany Location | Horniman Circle, Mumbai Design Team | Apurva Parikh, Aashna Shah, Priyank Shah Art Installation Team | Justin Ponmany, Aashna Shah, Simpreet Singh

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The Forum

2020 was a self-organised group of artists, architects and filmmakers who had come together to produce a group imagination of and reflection upon, the near future. The exhibition had artworks, models, enactments, performances, workshops and an architecture of pavilions. Its venue, Horniman Circle has a rich history in its name, of the struggle for the freedom of speech and the press, of “treason� and cooperation between races and cultures, and is one of the psychic centres of Mumbai city.

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Component A Component A

Component A

Component A

Component A

Bamboo to be nut-bolted at this point

Bamboo to be nut-bolted at this point

THE LIBRARY

The Library

The Library

Component C

Component B

Component A

Component A

Component D

Bamboo to be nut-bolted at this point

THE CRANE

The Home

The Crane

Component J Component J

Component H

Component G

Component E

Component E

Component F

Component I

Component C Component B

Component D

Component A

The Tower

The Tower THE TOWER

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A Thousand Flowers - commemorating the liberty statue of Horniman Circle.

Metronome

The six pavilions or follies in the park, represented characters of a city, in terms of objects, spaces and ideas. They were The Crane, The Forum, The Festival, The Library, The Tower and The Home, built of bamboo to represent a future under construction. The artwork ‘Metronome’, was a projected metro map which concocted both utopian and dystopian ideas of spaces, people, landscapes and ideas of the city. The Forum & The Festival 2020 - KGAF | 2018 | aDRG | 53


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Professional Work | 2016 Academic Internship | Collage Architecture Studio Location | Bangalore Team | Swapnil Valvatkar, Shalini, Aashna Shah

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The intent of this project was to achieve a serene space for conversations to take place between the client and sales managers of this residential unit.

SHADOW GALLERY | 2016 | COLLAGE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO | 55


Cross Sections

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Ground Floor Plan

Longitudinal Section

The work involved designing and making presentation drawings for the client, as well as making detailed construction drawings of the space.

SHADOW GALLERY | 2016 | COLLAGE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO | 57


Today, as the sun started to rise and its rays started to hit the bare skin, they moved into a narrow lane,

trying hard to keep their faces within the confines of the shadow that was played by the little tin roof that they managed to weave into this ensemble, to replicate temple adornments. As they approached Mumbadevi temple, they began to hunt for the spot closest to the entrance of the temple. They drew to a halt, opened the platform at the hind side of the miniature temple that was mounted on their three-legged vehicle, revealing a range of idols, ready, with open arms to receive their daily wage through generous amounts of bhiksha. As the sun revealed its harshest self, they moved away from the temple into a lane, relatively empty as compared to the one leading to Mumbadevi, where they could stop and rest their heads for the hour. They opened up the front side of this portable, miniature temple and simply slid into the hollow box, to shade themselves for their day’s break. They accelerated their bike onto a main road after having rested for a while, and started heading toward what they called home for that particular time, before they moved to the northern part of the city. A home made up of a bamboo structure, covered with a blue tarpaulin sheet. A home that would time and again get bulldozed by the officials because it did not meet the particular standards of a home, or was not located in an appropriate location, or invisible in the development plan, or did not have the permission to be constructed, or was constructed on land that was too valuable for that type of a house, and so on.

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Year V | 2016 Publication | KRVIA Location | Mumbai

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The current policies that shape architecture in the city of Mumbai, mainly housing, are primarily based on the understanding of two parameters; that land as a fixed asset has a certain market value and the building constructed on it, is permanent and rigid, as transformations are nearly impossible once the plans are passed. The permanence of temporariness in these communities like the one elaborated above, defies both the fundamentals of existing policies associated with housing. The mobility and impermanence of these communities largely fall and thrive in the realm of the informal, which is often translated as illegal. Hence, they resort to their own means and mechanisms of existence within the city. They build their own temporary shelters and their own vehicles that can aid their commute within the city. Very often, these vehicles turn into their medium of livelihood. Housing in the city has been dictated by instruments like FSI/FAR, land value and developer incentives that control demand, supply and market value, which affect all permanent constructions. But, for communities that are mobile in nature, such as the one elaborated above, living in constant impermanence, these policies do not directly affect the type of homes that they belong to. What then, can be called a home for communities that are ephemeral? Hence, there exists a whole dimension of architecture that caters to the idea of housing and mobility in the same equation. The typology of this house will have to follow the current jugaad or ‘make do’ principle of existence in the city with the resources at hand. A heterotopic, portable space that not only shelters but transforms into another space(s) to accommodate functions of their livelihood.

HOUSING ON THE MOVE | 2016 | KRVIA | 59


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[AD] - Architectural Design [ALD] - Allied Design [MD] - Measured Drawings [LD] - Landscape Design [UD] - Urban Design [WS] - Workshop

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‘Connectivity’ - Teaching Assistant for the First Year Introductory Workshop titled ‘ Inventing Inventions AN ARRAY | 2012 - 2017 | KRVIA | 61


[MD] | p a r s h u r a m

[AD] | L O S T

Year I | 2013

A R C H I T E C T U R E

Year II | 2013

Deolwadi

Parushuram, a temple village in Chiplun, Maharashtra was documented as a group effort, as an attempt to delayer the nuances of their everyday life. [AD] | T e m p l e m a r k e t

Children’s Voices - Speaking & Singing

Looking at the Irani Hammam in Dongri through an oblique strategy - as a child and the manner in which he ages. Analysing the spatial senses and relations - enemies of the hammam. The design rejuvenates the hammam, by giving it companions that resonate the sounds of the lost hammam.

Year I | 2013

Section through the new Hammam

Nuances of the Temple Market

Cross Section

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Study Model of the old Hammam


[ALD] | H o u s e o f l i q u i d p l e a s u r e s Year II | 2014

[MD] | p a n s y c o t t a g e Year II | 2014 Team | Aashna Shah, Pratha Bhagat, Pranav Thole, Shivani Mehta

Design Model

The house project is an integration of all aspects of architecture. Evidences from the city of Shillong were picked out and amalgamated into a design of a house for a lover of inebriety. An attempt has been made to capture the ‘rise’ by way of its form and fluidity by virtue of the nuances created by the play of light.

Exploded Axonometric

At the end of the small lane, sits Pansy cottage, a quaint house on the hillock, constructed using timber framework and ikra infill panels. The smaller of the two houses is a single storey structure, and the older structure is retrofitted with RCC elements.

A section through the House

The ‘Rise’

All Saints Cathedral Recreated at 1:50

AN ARRAY | 2012 - 2017 | KRVIA | 63


[AD] | p i l g r i m a b o d e

[LD] | P o w a i l a k e

Year III | 2014

Year III | 2014 | Group Work

Team | Aashna Shah, Kahin Vasi

EICHHORNIA (WATER HYACINTH) INVASIVE SPECIES

Ground Floor Plan

The pilgrim route of the Pandharpur warkaris includes halting at The Vitthal Mandir in Pune. This path has been incorporated in the building to form a link between Shaniwar Wada and Kasba Ganpati. The semi-private and public courtyards are connected by the path which opens out to a larger open space, the public garden. The horizontality and verticality of the two buildings creates a synergy between them and the surrounding site as well.

Cross Section

Section through both buildings

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PELTOPHORUM PTEROCARPUM (COPPER POT TREE) DECORATIVE SPECIES

PAVED GARDEN (HARD EDGE)

DECORATIVE PLANTED SPECIES (LANDSCAPE)

DECORATIV SPEC (LAND

Proposed Axonometric of a Balwadi atop the exisiting fabric.

Looking at lake, both other, and conditions

THIS TRANSECT IS THROUGH HARD PAVED EDGE LEADING TO THE LAKE WITH HIGH LEVELS OF NOISE ACTIVITIES

two distinctly different edges of the situated in close proximity TRANSECTS to each comparing various aspects of the edge through different mapping methods.

TRANS


[UD] | u r b a n r i t u a l s

[WS] | m o r a g a o n -

Year IV| 2015 | Group Work

p e t e r

r i c h

w o r k s h o p

Year V | 2017 | Group Work | Shortlisted Entry

Mysore Map of Rituals

Rituals of the city were mapped and newer ones were proposed in order to sustain the existing ones and activate open spaces, which are currently unused,for the public throughout the year.

Proposed Axonometric of a Balwadi atop the exisiting fabric.

Latching onto the exisiting Balwadi, it expands to create an interactive floating play’ground’ atop existing shanties, while descending towards a community hall. This new pavilion at the centre of a public plaza is one for education and interaction.

Sectional Perspective of Reading Spaces

Existing Street

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