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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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| place for softness

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| alternate reality

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| la la land

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| chicago bungalow

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| heavy rotation

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| simultaneous plan

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| house with a view

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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 Studio Offshore Chicago Architectural Assistant House with a view, Pottsdam +Schematic Design Germany +3d Model +Rendering +Animation

offshore

April 2014 Johnston Marklee LA Architectural Internship Menil Art Gallery, Houston +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 Chicagoisms’ exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, +Laser Cutter model for UrbanLab +3d Printer Faculty Exhibition model for +Model Making Xavier Vendrell Studio May 2011- August 2013

ABB Design Niles

Conceptual Design Calabar Market Competition Port Harcourt City Development Construction Documents Abidjan Mixed Use Tower, Ghana Final Presentation Medina City Development, Accra 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

contact University of Illinois Chicago Masters of Architecture University of Illinois Chicago BA in Urban Planning Minor in Art History

email

nazifavirani@ icloud.com

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312.394.9883

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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 2013

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

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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la la land

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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

Building Elevation Division Avenue

Building Elevation Marshfield Avenue

Building Elevation Marshfield Avenue


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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500 sq ft floorplan

1000 sq ft floorplan


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

The monotony of the urban environment propels the idea of preserving a space solely meant to fulfill a desire for understanding. This convention center follows it’s traditional role of being a gathering space for people with similar avocations but furthers this idea by becoming a pensieve for soft moments. It is an assortment of atmospheres that allow for an empathetic experience within the uncompromising city.


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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 tooling (constructing low-tech, project-specific material assemblies). Traditionally, the machining of 360-degree forms was limited to low-tech revolution tools such as the rotational lathe, a machine only capable of revolving single section profiles along one axis. Speculating on the role of tooling, we paired hi-tech digital machining (cnc, laser cutting, 3d printing) with low-tech industrial design prototype manufacturing methods such as upholstery, casting, and vacuum forming in effort to produce variable section profiles, asymmetrical distributions of mass along multiple axis, and material nuance distinct from the rigors of their computational counterparts.


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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 radio implant tuned to a specific channel

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


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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 chosen for this playscape was once destined to become a new icon in the chicago skyline- The Chicago Spire at 400 North Lake Shore Drive. After a series of economic failures all that is left is a void. Utilizing this void as a basis of a productive design, we aim to celebrate this void by placing a trampoline over its heart. Our proposal is that of an adaptive reuse, rather than wasting more resources to hide the void, we designed a playscape that embraces 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.

exploded program diagram


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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

conceptual development


siting and views


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materiality studies


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final scheme elevations


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