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C V Personal information

Work Experience

Name: Akshay Vinod Mirajkar

Worked as an Architecture Intern at Architects’ Combine, Mumbai:

Date of Birth: 23rd Oct, 1992

(November 2014 – March 2015)

Contact Number: +919769475275

• Prepared Architectural Detail drawings as well as Site Instruction Details

E-mail address: akshaymirajkar92@gmail.com

• Studied and rectified Structural layout drawings

Residential address: 301, Uma Niwas CHS LTD, K.G.S. road,

near Rameshwar temple, Jogeshwari – east, Mumbai – 400 060, India.

• Produced Flooring layout options for Client’s visualization and approval

Worked as an Architect at Design Cooperative (DCOOP), Mumbai: (April 2016 – April 2017)

Education Academy of Architecture, Mumbai: August 2010 – November 2015 Mithibai College (HSC), Mumbai: August 2008 – April 2010 Vissanji Academy (SSC), Mumbai: June 1995 – April 2008

• For a completed housing project (By DCOOP), Participated in a design esquee for a design of temple, which was later refined and sent as a proposal to client. • Produced construction documents and supervised execution of an interior design of a Clinic. Designed and executed a reception desk, coherent with overall theme and language of the clinic. • For an architectural design project of a residential school, oversaw the various

Skills

scales of the design project i.e. from site development to an elevated storage

Technical Skills:

tank. Produced construction documents for execution, along with presentations

Physical Model Making

for clients. Represented DCOOP in weekly meetings with client, contractor and

Free Hand Sketching And Diagramming

PMC through video conference.

Software Skills:

• Took charge and performed few administrative duties in the office along with shortlisting and conducting interviews of prospective Interns.

AutoCAD Revit Architecture ArchiCAD Architecture

Other Interests

Sketchup + Vray

Acting/Dramatics: Participated in Plays at Interschool Level

Adobe Photoshop

Films, Reading, Travelling, Sketching

Adobe InDesign Languages Known: English, Hindi, Marathi, French


2. Mumbai 360

– A Pavilion

3. ‘Interplay’ – A games museum

4. Mixed use high rise

5. Professional works

CONTENTS

1. Architecture Thesis – The ‘Neighbourhood’ School


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Abstract - In the recent times, the field of education has witnessed numerous variations on a large scale. Due to the rising commercial aspect, schools are becoming grander in terms of garnering the image of being the best one in its field. In order to sustain in the this competition, schools tend to market themselves through various lucrative offers , thereby rendering the students as mere consumers of a product. Over the years, School marketing, in India and across the world, has become a booming industry, and is set to grow even further as the focus of schools is on building sustainable brands. Research shows that marketing spends are on the rise in response to the increased competition for students, staff, and resources. The aim is to attract and increase the quality of students every year, retain top faculty, increase student placement opportunities through continuous interaction with businesses, optimize cost of achievement per candidate. Also, in this scenario, misleading architectural imagery plays a significant role where it becomes the platform to attract the consumers. Due to this rat race, quality of education suffers the most as the schools are evolving with providing various infrastructural facilities, but the quality of space required for learning has remained constant or is left unexplored. Firstly, the thesis looked at the history of school education and through documentation of two city schools, the thesis studies the existing schooling scenario. Thus, after drawing conclusions from the above study, the thesis tries to answer the needs of the city through a design project.

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Thesis – The ‘Neighbourhood’ School


2) Bombay Cambridge School, Andheri - east The school is part of a lonely mixed use locality with commercial developments as well as residential towers and apartment buildings surrounding it. The school sits on a plot which has an under construction commercial development on one edge while a hotel for accommodation on the other. On the rear side, is a private open space owned by the Airport Authority of India.

This privately owned school sits in an upscale residential neighbourhood with high – end luxurious towers as well as low rise apartment buildings surrounding it. The locality has commercial enterprises flooding the streets along the ground edge. The school sits on a corner plot with a public park on one edge while a private open space on the other.

1a) Vehicular and Pedestrian circulation

2a) Vehicular and Pedestrian circulation Parking space School buses Traffic direction

2b) Quality of space inside for the students:

1b) Quality of space inside for the students:

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN

CROSS SECTION

INTERIOR PHOTOS

CROSS SECTION

INTERIOR PHOTOS

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The ‘Neighbourhood’ School

Documentation and Analysis of two city Schools: 1) Lokhandwala Foundation School, Kandivli - east


SITE : Mummabai high School, Chinchpokli, Mumbai

The ‘Neighbourhood’ School

Chinchpokli railway Station

Location Plan (Satellite imagery)

After studying the existing situation, it is clear that there are various schools in the city imparting education through diverse approaches, with each having its own scale of conduct. Theoretically speaking, the learning environment required for each of them should be different, based on their principles of functioning. But in practice, a standardise plan of a double or single loaded corridor with classrooms and other program spaces on either sides becomes the common ground when it comes to formulating a dedicated space for the same. Looking at the documentation of the city based schools; the most striking flaw, which requires serious attention, would be the failure to address the curiosity of the child at any given age. Children at any age, have a tendency to know about what their schoolmates are learning, irrespective of the age group. With a walled - fortress like classroom, this desire of the child often gets unanswered. Another major area of concern is the ignorance towards the scale of spaces. In order to maximise the space and avoid any complicated structural arrangement, the scale of the classrooms as well as other program spaces remain the same throughout all the age groups. Due to this, there is a sense of reluctance amongst the students to familiarize with the school space. Finally, the quality of space, which differs from each institution, requires instant consideration. The learning environment required for each age group is different and depends on their psychological growth at each stage. Use of repetitive and uninteresting as well as over stimulating visuals of spaces may create a hurdle in learning by altering their thought processes. Hence, a significant amount of energy should be spent on to create a visually inspiring learning environment with equilibrium maintained between the dull as well as over doing of spaces.

The site is located in a humble neighbourhood of Chinchpokli along the lalbaug flyover, which is at a 10 min. walking distance from Chinchpokli railway station. The school is surrounded by a variety of programs i.e. residential, commercial, industrial, etc. Topographically, the site sits on a flat ground with a large open space on the rear side of the school plot. The school building is G+4 structure consisting of classrooms along the road side while offices, pre-school classrooms and a multipurpose hall are on the rear side of the school plot.

Site Context:

Site Justification: 1) The aim is to design an institution which promotes education with an holistic approach of learning and focuses on – finding child’s true identity. 2) The above can be achieved through connections to community, to natural world and spiritual values. 3) Hence, such a project requires a strong neighborhood where exchange of knowledge takes place between the students and the community, educating both. 4) Apart from learning, the intervention would try to restore harmony within its people. 5) The site at chinchpokli is up for redevelopment, in order to modernize current situation. The planned project is a school tower which will accommodate all the requirements. And thus, will might be a blunder of the past mistakes. 6) Hence, to avoid the above scenario, the designed project will serve as a proposal to the redevelopment project and also, to the city as an example of a school with an out of the box approach of learning which takes cues from its own people and nature when it comes to facilitate education in a dense neighbourhood.

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Conclusion


Public

PUBLIC PRIVATE

SITE PLAN (200 M BOUNDARY)

AFTER SCHOOL HOURS

PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION

On closely studying the movement patterns, it is clear that majority of the students, learning in this institution reside in the close proximity of the institute. Currently, the insitute does not provide any seating or waiting area for the parents who have come to dropp of their children. Due to this, they are forced to wait at the school gate causing traffic jam and inconvinience to other residents.

LAND USE PLAN

Industrial Commercial Residential Educational Entertainment Religious

ACCESSIBILITY

Primary Secondary Tertiary

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

BUILT - UNBUILT

PEDESTRIAN DENSITY

Maximum Medium Minimum

STREET ELEVATION

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The ‘Neighbourhood’ School

Analytical Plans:


Program derived:

The ‘Neighbourhood’ School

IDEA:

Admin

Indoor Games

Resource Centre

Labs

IDEA – Interpretation of School as ‘SIEVE’ Community Centre

Arts

IDEA – Interpretation of Education as ‘Solving a Mystery’

SWOT Analysis: Classrooms

Sports

We are told about the world before we see it, we imagine most things before we experience them and those perceptions, unless education has made us accurately aware, , govern deeply, the whole process of perception. -Walter Lippman (Public Opinion)

Program Chain:

Based on the above ideas, a program chain is derived with various pause points at each intersections linking all the programs, thus signifying the stages of solving a ‘mystery’ – in this case, the revelation is the knowledge learnt.

Situational Analysis:

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Site Scenario:


The ‘Neighbourhood’ School

1

2

3 Design Development (Classrooms):

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Replaced commercial spaces

Arts studio

Innovation lab

Admin building

Music studio

Resource Centre

Indoor games

Laboratories

Kitchen (Canteen)

Café (public)

Lecture (Labs)

Service cores

Lecture (public)

Teacher’s studio

Workshop hall (public)

Classrooms

1

2

3

4

5

6

ELEVATIONS SHOWING VISUAL CONNECTIONS ACROSS ALL THE FLOORS

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Design Development:


The ‘Neighbourhood’ School

SITE PLAN

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Design Drawings


The ‘Neighbourhood’ School

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EXPLODED ISOMETRIC VIEW:


1. HOD office 2. Reception 3. Account’s office 4. Waiting area (parents) 5. Indoor games arena 6. Waiting area (pre-school) 7. Child care Centre 8. Teacher’s studio 9. Pre-school classrooms 10. Indoor play area (pre-school) 11. Badminton court 12. Basketball court 13. Volleyball court 14. Amphitheatre 15. Outdoor gym 16. Kitchen for canteen 17. Seating (canteen)

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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The ‘Neighbourhood’ School


23. Laboratory 24. Classrooms 25. Resource Centre 27. Workshop Hall (Public) 28. Spill out space (Laboratory) 29. Common Lounge 30. Outdoor Reading

8. Teacher’s studio 9. Pre-school classrooms 18. Relocated commercial spaces 19. Trustee’s office 20. Principal’s office 21. Lecture hall (public) 22. Cafe (public) 23. Laboratory 24. Classrooms 25. Resource Centre 26. Storage for resource Centre

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

23. Laboratory 24. Classrooms 29. Common Lounge 31. Arts studio 32. Spill put for arts studio 33. Lecture Hall (Laboratory) 34. Innovation lab 35. Music studio

THIRD FLOOR PLAN

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The ‘Neighbourhood’ School


SECTION BB’

SECTION AA’

VIEW FROM AMPHITHEATRE

23. LABORATORY 24. CLASSROOMS

FOURTH FLOOR PLAN

EAST ELEVATION

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The ‘Neighbourhood’ School


SOUTH ELEVATION Tertiary Beams

Secondary Beams

Primary Beams

Steel Stanchions

WEST ELEVATION

VIEW OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE

EXPLODED ISOMETRIC VIEW OF THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM SUPPORTING THE CLASSROOM BUILDING

VIEW FROM THE WORKSHOP HALL

VIEW FROM THE IINOVATION LAB

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The ‘Neighbourhood’ School


The ‘Neighbourhood’ School

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PHYSICAL MODEL


2.


A M B I G U O U S

OPACITY

TRANSPERANCY

REFLECTIVITY

The brainstorming for ideas in this project commenced with first understanding the city and its relationship with the people. Looking at this relationship on an individual level as well as on a city level, the relationship turned out to be AMBIGUOUS, being diverse for each individual. Hence, in order to portray this thought, elements such as large Reflective Wall at the entrance – to get backdrop of the city, play of voids and reflective surfaces on the façade, etc. have been used. The programs include temporary exhibition gallery on the deck while permanent exhibition gallery inside the enclosed space of the pavilion. The site is a 50m X 5m wide jetty at Marine drive, which is frequented by tourists as well as locals throughout the day.

- A Pavilion S E M – V I I ( 4 th y e a r )

Mumbai 360

SITE

LOCATION PLAN


Mumbai 360

- A Pavilion S E M – V I I ( 4 th y e a r )

. The view shows the various activities taking place in and around the pavilion. The pavilion not only functions as an exhibition space but also as a medium to experience the relationship the city shares with its people at a micro level.

EXPLODED ISOMETRIC VIEW SHOWING ALL THE ELEMENTS

Program – galleries

Circulation

FLOOR PLAN

Enclosures

Visual elements

The section here shows the inside and outside elevation of the permanent exhibition space together. Through its round about circulation and playful arrangement of the visual elements i.e. opaque, transparent and reflective panels on the walls (inside and outside both), a sense of obscurity generates amongst the visitors (inside as well as outside).

OUT

IN


3.


1

2 LOCATION PLAN

SITE

3

4

DIAGRAM SHOWING CIRCULATION IN THE MUSUEM

Central spine Admin block Gallery – 1 Gallery -2 Gallery – 3 Library + Archive Service blocks (food court)

SITE PLAN

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The Idea for this project was based on the true meaning of Interplay – ‘An activity which is fully absorbing, includes elements of uncertainty and which exits outside primary life. Play’s purpose is to generate more possibilities for play’. Hence, design evolved is extensively based on the above mentioned quote as an Interplay ensues between the visitor and the space when he enters the museum. Elements such as the Wall at the entrance with niches, a linear path connecting all the galleries, the building resting on pilotis, trees and natural light as Guiding elements, each gallery signifying a particular game, etc. have been used to recreate the above mentioned experience.

year)

‘Interplay’ – A games museum

Design Development:


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year)

‘Interplay” – A games museum

1. 4. 5.

3.

7. 2.

Entry.

6.

1. Parking for Visitors 2. Ticket Counters 3. Admin office 4. Gallery-1 5. Gallery-2 6. Gallery-3 7. To Archival 8. Food Court

8.

PLAN AT 6M

ISOMETRIC VIEW OF GALLERY - 1

PHOTOGRAPHS OF PHYSICAL MODEL

13.

10.

9. 7.

11. 12. 8.

PLAN AT 2.8M

7. Archive 8. Food Court 9. Library 10. Outdoor Reading 11. Book Shop 12. Exit for Visitors 13. Entry for Staff


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year)

‘Interplay” – A games museum

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

SECTION THROUGH GALLERY 2 AND 3

Form finished concrete

Plastered and painted

SECTION THROUGH GALLERY 1 AXONOMETRIC VIEW OF THE WHOLE MUSEUM COMPLEX

The ordered structure, circulation and the materiality of the museum space signifies the mindset of the individual engaging in any ‘GAME’. While a free flowing form of the food court and the surrounding natural landscape denotes the situation when one exits or finishes the game.

STREET ELEVATION


4.


The western suburbs of Mumbai has seen some tremendous growth in the field of housing in the recent years. The lifestyle of the common man is gradually improving and so, are the requirements. Hence, the project focused on studying the existing modules of housing systems prevalent in the city and commonly used by developers as a sellable feature. The project began with carefully analyzing and having a clear understanding of the site context, followed by generating a set of pros and cons of the existing system in the site, which would become the idea spring point for the design project. The site is located in a plush neighbourhood of Kandivli-east which has luxurious residential towers along with a few humble apartments, surrounded by chawls on one side. LOCATION PLAN

SITE

Analytical Plans:

Public

Buildings Chawls

PUBLIC V/S PRIVATE

BUILT V/S UNBUILT

High Medium Low

Main access Branches

ACCESSIBILITY

LAND USE PLAN

PEDESTRIAN DENSITY

VEHICULAR DENSITY

Open space Chawls Residential Education Commodity

Car 3 Wheeler 2 Wheeler Bus

Educational Transport Medicals Shopping Restaurants Place of worship Recreational

Neighbourhood mapping: A set of questionnaire was prepared and surveys were conducted in order to mark the distances travelled by the people for basic amenities and recreational facilities around the site.

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Mixed used high rise


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Mixed used high rise Design Development: SECTION THROUGH NEIGHBOURING CHAWLS

SECTION THROUGH NEIGHBOURING CHAWLS SHOWING EDGES

1

2

SECTION THROUGH NEIGHBOURING CHAWLS SHOWING EDGES A variety of housing typologies exists in the neighborhood and around the site. The sections here show the different activities happening in these built forms. A typical residential tower has all the amenities (recreational) within its edge, but for day-to-day requirements and commodities, the residents have to travel quite a distance in order to procure them. On the other hand, a chawl is lined with shops on the outer edge which caters to all basic requirements of a house (eg. Groceries, clinics, etc).

3

6m

SECTION THROUGH A TYPICAL RESIDENTIAL TOWER WITH PODIUM

Apartment Module Development:

X

1

2X X = 55 sq.m

2X = 100 sq.m

6m

3X

2

3

5

6

3X = 150 sq.m

4

Residential block Recreation space (Private) Public plaza Private plaza Community hall Public library Classrooms space (tuition) Public + private park

Following the analysis and study of the existing housing typologies, around the site, it is deduced that there is a requirement of a nodal point at corner of the plot, in order to activate this zone, thus providing facilities, not only to the residents but also to the occupants from the neighboring residential buildings and chawls. Hence, a public park has been introduced on to the site along with a few public participative activities with carefully planned entry and exits, thus enabling a smooth functioning of activities in the site. Similarly, a sunken plaza (private) and raised plaza (public) ensures that a variety of programs can continue to take place simultaneously, without disturbing each other. The housing module was developed in such a way that it will be applicable to all the income groups, and not to a particular one, as commonly practiced by commercial building developers. Edges of the blocks are angled for insulation and sun-shading. The green colored spaces are the shared balconies, which after optimization of space, follows the language of the angled blocks.


Design Drawings:

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Mixed used high rise 1. 3. 15. 13. 14. 9. 12.

8. 12.

7.

11.

5.

10.

6. 4. 4. 16. 15.

16.

2. 3. 1.

SECTION THROUGH RESIDENTIAL BLOCK AND PLAZA

3.

PLAZA LEVEL PLAN

1. Private entry 2. Public entry 3. Security block 4. Community hall 5. Office for community hall 6. Public seating 7. Outdoor reading area 8. Public library 9. Classrooms block (Tuition) 10. Entry to Residential block 11. Lobby 12. Society office + Security surveillance 13. Indoor games arena 14. Way to basement parking 15. Service driveways 16. Public park


Design Drawings:

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Mixed used high rise

11. Lobby 18. Gymnasium 19. Yoga centre 20. Health care centre 21. Green zone (outdoor training) 18.

22. 22.

11.

11. Lobby 22. Shared balconies X - Housing unit 1 (area = 55 sq.m) 2X - Housing unit 2 (area = 100 sq.m) 3X - Housing unit 3 (area = 150 sq.m)

19.

20.

21.

3X

22. 22.

11.

FIRST FLOOR PLAN (Recreation zone)

2X 22.

X

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN (Residential unit)

NORTH SIDE ELEVATION


5.


Reference Plans and Elevations for Concrete Shuttering: For this bungalow project in Chennai, the walls were to be constructed using reinforced concrete. Also, some of the walls were designed to sport an exposed concrete finish, while some of them were to be plastered and painted. Due to this, reference plans and elevations were required in order to construct the formwork at site with constrained dimensions, thus enabling a constant grid of shuttering lines for aesthetic reasons. For this, all the walls were labelled and there corresponding elevations were drawn.

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

CORRESPONDING WALL ELEVATIONS

PROFESSIONAL WORK (Intern)

A Bunglow in Chennai, India


Flooring Layout options: Shown here are the flooring layout samples created for client’s visualization and approval based on the client’s choice of material palette

PROFESSIONAL WORK (Intern)

A Bunglow in Chennai, India


On the outskirts of Mumbai, DCOOP designed and completed a staff housing project for workers of a steel manufacturing company. The project sits in an industrial context and was designed in such a way that it did not disturb the existing Hindu temple (in the central court). But after its execution, the temple is planned to be shifted to a new location. Hence, I got an opportunity to work on its design. The proposed temple is supposed to be of the same size as the original one (5m X 5m). The scheme was later refined and then, sent to client for approval.

PLAN SHOWING EXISTING LOCATION OF TEMPLE

PLAN SHOWING PROPOSED LOCATION OF TEMPLE

The buildings marked in the plan as ‘TYPE A, B’ are designed and completed by DCOOP. Existing temple sits in the central courtyard. In order to utilize the court in an efficient way, the temple is proposed to be shifted to new location, as shown in the plan EXISTING TEMPLE

Concept development: EXISTING TEMPLE

PROCESS SKETCHES

The conceptual development for the temple starts with rethinking a typical Hindu temple’s planning as well as studying its key features and trying to emulate the same principles in today’s scenario.

The conceptual idea was later refined to develop a open pavilion like space with a central cylindrical core to house the deity.

CONTEXT PLAN

PROFESSIONAL WORK (Architect)

Design of a ‘Temple’


Aluminum

Painted Struc. Steel Form finished concrete

SKETCH OF THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM SUPPORTING THE CENTRAL CORE

VIEW OF THE PROPOSED TEMPLE

The proposed design scheme abstracts the spatial quality of a typical Hindu temple and yet locate the same in a changing industrial context. The abstraction tries to evoke a spiritual experience amongst the devotees, using industrial aesthetics. Also, use of pure geometric forms such as square and circle bring a restful quality to the structure. FLOOR PLAN OF THE TEMPLE

SECTION THROUGH MAIN TEMPLE SPACE

ELEVATION OF ENTRANCE TO TEMPLE

PROFESSIONAL WORK (Architect)

Design of a ‘Temple’

1. Entry to temple 2. Main temple space 3. Common area 4. Bench


The Clinic is situated in an commercial establishment. It is run by an Ophthalmologist and a pediatrician. The total floor area of the clinic measures up to 550 sq.ft. It includes cabins for them along with a cabin for an optometrist, reception area, waiting area and toilets. I took over the project when it had passed the design stage and was geared up for construction. Hence, finalization of BOQs, producing construction documents, weekly paying visits to site, followed by conducting meetings with civil contractor, electrician, carpenter and client were a part of this entire executional process.

VIEW OF THE WAITING AREA, LOOKING TOWARDS RECEPTION DESK

VIEW OF THE WAITING AREA, LOOKING TOWARDS OPTOMETRIST’S CUBICLE

1.

2. 4.

3.

8. 5. 8.

6.

7.

FURNITURE LAYOUT

SKETCHUP VIEWS SHOWING THE PROPOSED

1. Entry to Clinic COLOUR PALETTE WHICH WERE SENT TO CLIENT 2. Reception 3. Waiting area 4. Optometrist cabin ELECTRICAL LAYOUT 5. Ophthalmologist's cabin 6. Pediatrician’s clinic The plans shown here explains the overall layout of the clinic. The space labelled as private cabin was supposed to be a 7. Private cabin service space for storing AC outdoor units, which was later reused and furnished for personal use. 8. Toilets

PROFESSIONAL WORK (Architect)

Interior design of a Clinic


For carpentry drawings, instead of labelling each unit and drawing up its details, sections through each space were drawn up and elaborated which served as the furniture detail drawings. The primary finishing material was laminate as client were fussy about cleanliness. For finishing of the edges, stainless steels strips on the partition edge and aluminum skirting were used. The entire space is covered by false ceiling in order to hide the services lines. PROCESS PHOTOS

FURNITURE DETAIL (Section through Ophthalmologist’s cabin)

TOILET DETAILS (Some of the details which were part of WD, issued on site)

ENTRY TO CLINIC

FROM OPTOM’S CABIN

OPHTHALMOLOGIST’S CABIN

PRIVATE TOILET

PROFESSIONAL WORK (Architect)

Interior design of a Clinic


The reception desk was to be controlled by two nurses who would take care of the patients (eye checkup) and keep an eye on patient’s inflow. I got a chance to work on it’s design and hence, I tried to extract the overall language of the clinic into it, thus creating a interlocking l-shaped massy block with dual tops. The desk has a set of four drawers in order to store cash and documents. It is made out of plywood and finished with laminate and stainless steel sheet, thus referring to the material palette of the clinic.

TAKING A CONTEXTUAL APPROACH FOR THE DESIGN OF THE TABLE FINAL TWO OPTIONS OF THE RECEPTION DESK, SENT TO CLIENT FOR APPROVAL

Process Sketches: WORKING DRAWING OF THE RECEPTION DESK:

PROFESSIONAL WORK (Architect)

Interior design of a Clinic


ESR School

Innovation centre.

This on going project for a residential school is situated at a distance of 350km from Mumbai. The campus includes a school, a visitor’s centre, a student’s hostel, an ESR (elevated storage reservoir) and the landscaped area. For the site development part, I carefully looked at the workability of the various services lines running around the buildings in the whole campus, thus developing the landscaped areas around them. Architectural drawings for the landscaping were produced with painstakingly looking at all the services drawings. ON SITE PHOTOGRAPHS

School

Playground

SOME OF THE HARDSCAPING DETAILS, MARKED IN THE LAYOUT A PART OF THE HARDSCAPING LAYOUT

FEW OF THE TYPICAL HARDSCAPE DETAILS (Detailing chamber cover’s edge conditions)

PROFESSIONAL WORK (Architect)

Architectural design of a Residential School – Site Development


PROFESSIONAL WORK (Architect)

Architectural design of a Residential School - ESR

Working Drawings:

The ESR is designed in such a way that it will pump up water to all the buildings by means of gravity only and hence, the tank’s bottom slab is at 22m. Programmatically, it contains a filtration room on ground floor and a bell tower on 5th floor, which is accessed by a triangular continuous staircase. It also includes a monkey ladder from 5th floor to access the roof . I looked at the design development of this functional building and produced options for the openings enabling maximum light and ventilation. Constant back and forth with Structural and electrical consultant was a part of this process.

MONKEY LADDER DETAIL (Section at top)

ON SITE PHOTOGRAPH

MONKEY LADDER DETAIL (Section at bottom)

SKETCHUP VIEW


The Visitor’s centre is the most complex building programmatically as it houses admin area and canteen on ground floor, guest houses and terrace on second and the trustee’s apartment on the third. For this buildings, I produced a series of construction documents (some of them as shown below) along with a few presentations for client, showing the proposed material finishes. ON SITE PHOTOGRAPH

AS HIGHLIGHTED IN KEY PLAN, ABOVE IS THE FLOOR PLAN SHOWING THE MATERIAL FINISHES PROPOSED FOR THE ADMIN AREA IN LEADERSHIP (VISITOR’S) CENTRE.

STAIRCASE DETAIL OF THE FIRE ESCAPE STAIR

DETAIL OF BENCH AND BAND, LOCATED ON THE TERRACE:

SKETCHES OF HANDRAIL FIXING DETAIL

PROFESSIONAL WORK (Architect)

Architectural design of a Residential School – Visitor’s centre


Thank you

Architectural design portfolio - Akshay V Mirajkar  

An upgraded version of the previous portfolio which also includes my professional work.

Architectural design portfolio - Akshay V Mirajkar  

An upgraded version of the previous portfolio which also includes my professional work.

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