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naz ifa m. arch portfolio

university of illinois chicago

nazifa virani


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CV + | curriculum vitae

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+ | Projects included in this portfolio have been completed during the 3 years of graduate school at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Architecture, as well as during the duration of internships and work done for competitions.


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curriculum vitae experience May 2014 House with a view, Pottsdam Germany

April 2014 Menil Art Gallery, Houston

Studio Offshore Chicago Architectural Assistant +Schematic Design +3d Model +Rendering +Animation Johnston Marklee LA Architectural Internship +Physical Model +3d Model

August 2013- April 2014

Weathers Chicago Architectural Assistant +Laser Cutting +3d Printed Models +Grant Research

August 2012- May 2014

Fab Lab Chicago Fabrication Manager +Laser Cutter +3d Printer +Model Making

Chicagoisms’ exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, model for UrbanLab Faculty Exhibition model for Xavier Vendrell Studio

May 2011- August 2013 Calabar Market Competition Port Harcourt City Development Abidjan Mixed Use Tower, Ghana Medina City Development, Accra

ABB Design Niles Conceptual Design Construction Documents Final Presentation Website Design

education August 2011- May 2014 GPA: 4.0 2014 Merit Based Tuition Waiver Research Assistantship

August 2007- May 2011 GPA: 3.8 Research Assistantship

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contact University of Illinois Chicago Masters of Architecture

University of Illinois Chicago BA in Urban Planning Minor in Art History

email

nazifavirani@ icloud.com

phone

312.394.9883

portfolio

cargo collective.com/ Nazifa


awards 2014

University of Illinois chicago Year End Show Award Directors Choice Award, Cropped Exhibition

nominations 2014

Schiff Foundation chicago Fellowship Nominee University of Illinois chicago Portfolio Day Finalist Spring Studio Year End Show Finalist

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University of Illinois chicago Portfolio Day Finalist Fall Studio Year End Show Finalist

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University of Illinois chicago Spring Studio Year End Show Finalist

publications 2014

SuckerPunch Online Fall studio project published as Daily Pick Spring studio project published as Daily Pick AIAS-Crit journal Spring Studio Project published in journal

2013

skills analog

digital

language

shop

Ps photoshop

A laser Cutting

rhino3d

autocad

hand modeling

revit

maya

drawing

3d printing

3ds max

sketchup

drafting

CNC

wood working

English

Ai illustrator

Hindi / Urdu

Id indesign

references Sarah Dunn

UrbanLab Chicago dunn@urbanlab.com

Alexander Eisenschmidt

Studio Offshore Chicago / Berlin aeisensc@mac.com

Sean Lally

Weathers Chicago seanlally@gmail.com

Gujarati


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Critic: Sarah Dunn / Urbanlab, Chicago What if there was a new type of monumentality in Los Angeles? These new monumental forms attach themselves to the existing infrastructure, in order to transform the perception of the both: the highway and the city.


The forms disrupt Los Angeles infrastructure by settling into their residue, they consist of apertures that allow for the passing of ramps and elevated freeways.


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the chicago bungalow Critic: Xavier Vendrell / Xavier Vendrell Studio, Chicago / Barcelona The Chicago Bungalow is a proposal for a housing block that is suitable for everyone from students to nuclear families. Instead of mainting the regular double loaded corridor, as found in much of housing, the corridor is now on the exterior. It is a platform which allows residents access onto their units, as well as to their private balconies.

Building Elevation Division Avenue

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Each unit is given an exterior space, along with a green house. The interior organization of the units is based upon the division of spaces: The auxilary vs. The living.

Building Section

Building Section


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student/shared living scheme

family living scheme


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place for softness Critic: Marina Nicollier, Alexander Eisenschmidt

no place for softness MONOTONOUS RIGIDITY OF THE URBAN FABRIC

creating a place for softness CREATING A PLACE FOR SOFTNESS

storage of softness STORAGE OF SOFTNESS

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RESTAURANTS

OFFICE

HOTEL

CONVENTION & EXHIBITION

OFFICE

GATHERING SPACE

EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC SHOWING PROGRAM

CIRCULATION DIAGRAM

circulation diagram

exploded program diagram


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plan


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section


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zoom in: convention center


zoom in: common area


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zoom in: hotel & restaurant


zoom in: shopping


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interior models


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render on site


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section detail


section detail


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heavy rotation Critic: Kelly Bair Team: Damien B, Brian S, Kat T

Heavy Rotation pairs the formal and material results of distributing excessive mass in the physical world (weight, loading, adjacency, gravity) with the precision of digital modeling software’s most basic command: revolve. Technically, this course considers a shift in digital fabrication from operating (processing commands in software or hardware) to UPPMJOH DPOTUSVDUJOHMPXUFDI QSPKFDUTQFDJÞDNBUFSJBMBTTFNCMJFT  UPPMJOH DPOTUSVDUJOHMPXUFDI QSPKFDUTQFDJÞDNBUFSJBMBTTFNCMJFT  Traditionally, the machining of 360-degree forms was limited to low-tech revolution tools such suc uch h as tthe he rrot rotational otat atio iona nall la lathe, lath the e, a m machine mac achi hine ne o only onl nlyy ca capabl capable ble off SFWPMWJOHTJOHMFTFDUJPOQSPÞMFTBMPOHPOFBYJT4QFDVMBUJOHPOUIFSPMFPG SFWPMWJOH H TJOH HMFTFDUJ UJPO POQSP QSPÞM ÞMFT FTBMP BMPOH OHPOF POFBYJ BYJTT4QF 4QFDV DVMB MBUJ UJOH OHPO POUI UIFSPMMFPGG tooling, g we pa p paired ired hi-te hi-tech tech ch d dig digital igit ital al m mac machining achi hini ning ng ((cn (cnc, cncc, llas laser aser er ccut cutting, utti ting ng g, 3d printpriintt ing) in g) with w wit ith h lo low low-tech w-te tech h iindustrial ndus nd dusttri trial ial de design d esi sign ign p pro prototype roto toty type pe m man manufacturing anuf ufac actu turi rin ng methods meth thod ds such su ch a ass up upholstery, pho hols lsste tery ry,, ca ry casting, cast stin st ing in g, a and nd vvac vacuum acuu ac uum uu m form fforming ormiing ing in in e effort eff ffor ff ortt to prod produce duce WBSJBCMFTFDUJPOQSPÞMFT BTZNNFUSJDBMEJTUSJCVUJPOTPGNBTTBMPOHNVMWBSJBCMFTFDUJPOQ QSP SPÞM ÞMFT FT BT BTZN ZNNF NFUS USJD JDBM BMEJT EJTUS USJC JCVU VUJP JPOT OTPG PGNB NBTT TTBMMPOHNVMM tiple axis, and material n nuance uanc ua nce e di dist distinct stin inct ct ffro from rom m th the e ri rigo rigors gors rs o off th their thei eirr computacomp co mputat tional tion ti onal al ccou counterparts. ount nter erpa part pa rtss. rt s.


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outside detail


inside detail

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simultaneous plan Critic: Sean Lally / Weathers, Chicago

technological progress

The pavilion addresses the probl in order to read our environment senses. Is the solution to hold ba architectural trajectory

channel dial activities+ material energies+ sensorial envelope


lem of sensory overload in our everyday lives. Our senses are able to absorb enough stimuli t and make desicions. Increasing control over energies produces an overstimulation of the ack or give the body the ability to channel through these stimuli?


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CHANNEL FACI

SHAPE OF EN

typology: over it. the energy is released upwards.


ILITAORS

NERGIES

typology: under it. the energy is released underneath the canopy.


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CHANNEL FAC

SHAPE OF EN

typology: around it. The energy is released in the 360 degrees around the object.


CILITAORS

NERGIES

typology: in front of it. the energy is released by the objects in a pointed direction


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These channels are predesigned with the visual stimuli, chemical stimuli (scent/ taste), and environmental factors (humidity/pressure/temperature) in order to create this immersive environment. A turn of the dial for the user could mean the introduction of a new habitat within the same space.

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an event as experience by a person with a SBEJPJNQMBOUUVOFEUPBTQFDJĂžDDIBOOFM

the same person can experience a different habitat, within the same space, with a turn of a dial


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REN REN


standing on the outside, the viewer can see the ghost channels as they facilitate the ongoing activities

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alternate reality Competition: Building Trust International / Playscapes 2013 Team: Bureau Bureau (Nazifa Virani & Shifa Virani)

The site The site chosen ccho hose sen n for for this this playscape pla lays y ca ys cape p was pe was once o onc ncce destined dest de stin st ined in ed to to become beco be come me a new new iico icon con co n in in the chi th chicago hicag go sk skylinekyl ylineine T The Th he C he Chicago Chi hica hi cago g S go Spire pire a pi att 40 400 0 No Nort North rth rt h La Lake ke S Sho Shore hore ho re D Dri Drive. riive rive ve.. Af Afte After terr a te series seri se ries ri es o off ec econ economic onom on omic om ic ffai failures ailu ai lure lu ress al re alll th that att iiss le left ft iiss a vo vvoid. void oid id.. Ut Util Utilizing iliz il izin iz zin ing g th this is vvoid voi oid oi d as as a basis bas b asi as sis is off a productive pro rod duct du cti tiv ive design, ive desi de sign ign g , we a ai aim im tto im o ce cel celebrate lebr leb le brat ate te th thi this is vvoid is oid oi id by by p placing laci la cing ing g a ttra trampoline ramp mp pol oli line ine over over itss he it hear heart. artt. ar t. Our Our p proposal ro ropo opo posa sall is tthat sa tha hatt of a ha an n adaptive ada ad dap apti pti tive ve rreuse, reu euse eu se, ra se rather rath ther th er than tth han ha an wa wasting sti st tin ing more ing more mo resources reso re sour so urce ur cess to ce to hide h hid ide id e the the void, th void vo id, id d, we d des designed esiig es igne igne ned d a pl play playscape laysc scap ape e th that att e embraces mbra mb brace cess it it.


A spiral ramp, a typology reminiscent of the Spire, is place atop the structure, allowing views into the city and over the river. This playscape is an attempt to bring Chicago back to Daniel Burnham’s 1909 plan. It is an architecture that allows for enjoyment and participation. It allows for the users to stand over the river, and once again claim it as their own.

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multipurpose ram


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trampoline and seating space


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house with a view Critic: Alexander Eisenschmidt / Studio Offshore, Chicago Haus mit Ausblick Location: Pottsdam, Germany

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siting and views


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materiality studies


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Masters of Architecture Portfolio, University of Illinois Chicago 2014  
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