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HELLO I’M

AMY RACHEL JOSEPH URBAN DESIGNER & ARCHITECT

- ABOUT ME An Architect and an aspiring Urban Designer wishing to develop extraordinary vision for the ordinary urban settings with quality and equal participation. Intrigued with the Insurgent Public Spaces and the role of citizens in shaping cities. A city is a melting pot of human activities. The more you blend incomes, ages, and activities, the more human the city becomes.I believe ‘urban’ design is a conduit to make a space more humane.

EDUCATION M.Arch(Urban Design)

School of Planning & Architecture , Bhopal, M.P. 2016-18

B.Arch

Jamia Millia Islamia , New Delhi 2011-16

Intermediate

Ahlcon Public School , New Delhi 2011

High School

Deep Memorial Public School , Uttar Pradesh 2009

INTERNSHIP Delhi Urban Art Commission, N. Delhi 2017 (8 weeks)

Chapman Taylor, N. Delhi 2016 (4 months)

Delhi Development Authority, N. Delhi 2015 (4 weeks)

Town & Country Planning Organization, N. Delhi 2012 (4 weeks)

SOFTWARE SKILLS • AutoCAD

• Autodesk Revit

• Adobe Photoshop

• ArcGIS

• Adobe InDesign

• Lumion

• Adobe Illustrator

• Microsoft Suite

• SketchUp


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CONTENTS

1 SOCIOMORPHOLOGICAL RESTRUCTURING OF SAVDA GHEVRA- A RESETTLEMENT COLONY IN PERIURBAN AREA OF DELHI POST GRADUATE THESIS

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URBAN TRANSFORMATION_ FRINGE DEVELOPMENT OF HOSHANGABAD ROAD , BHOPAL

THE GREAT INDIAN MARKET PLACE_ REVITALIZATION OF KHARI BAOLI, THE SPICE MARKET OF ASIA, SHAHJAHANABAD , DELHI

REVITALIZATION OF GTB COMPLEX, BHOPAL

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URBAN NETWORKS & SYSTEMS _ VADODARA- THE VISIONARY CITY VISHWAMITRI RIVER DEVELOPMENT

6 URBAN DESIGN PROPOSAL FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF TT. NAGAR CHOWK , BHOPAL

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SOCIO-CULTURAL HUB, DWARKA UNDERGRADUATE THESIS


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Array of Accretions

SOCIO-MORPHOLOGICAL RESTRUCTURING OF SAVDA GHEVRA- A RESETTLEMENT COLONY IN PERI-URBAN AREA OF DELHI

SAVDA GHEVRA AT A GLANCE

Forced evictions and resettlement of central slums have become a common and inevitable part of the development of cities in the global South. One of the recent examples is the relocation of squatter settlements to the city margins to make way for infrastructural up gradation and cosmetic treatment. Savda Ghevra, as an ethnographically strategic site, offers insights into the ‘system’ or set of interrelations in which it is situated, which include the planner’s designs for the colony, households balancing residence against livelihood opportunities, women residents working for NGOs etc. This thesis is an attempt to provide an essential ballast to a habitable society through inclusive neighbourhood design.

Neighbourhoods offer a sense of belongingness and security within its inhabitants which is seen absent in the current face of relocated neighbourhoods. As a result the present urban agglomeration is characterised by uncertainty, hostility and lack of responsibility towards the society giving rise to splintering neighbourhoods.

RESETTLEMENT COLONIES_ planned, formal, legitimate as well as legal, though with restrictions on the last count. They are planned in the sense that they are explicitly included within the development area of the master plan in a zone marked for residential use, laid out according to standards and norms for resettlement colonies in the master plan. Source : Gautam Bhan, Planned Illegalities Housing and the ‘Failure’ of Planning in Delhi: 1947-2010

What is_

ULTIMATE PARADOX OF THE STATE’S POWER TO CLASSIFY ITS CITIZENS !

RESETTLEMENT ?


NEOLIBRALISM IN INDIA

SITE & SURROUNDINDS The largest planned resettlement colony, was originally developed by the Slum and JJ wing of MCD and then taken over by Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) in 2006. The 250-acre site is located about 40 km west of New Delhi and is home to more than 8,500 families (approximately 46,000 people) evicted from inner city areas.

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MARGINALIZED DEVELOPMENT INDUCED DISPLACEMENT

UPPER CLASS

PRIVATOPIAS

COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010

AREA OF CONCERN : Spiral of decline in Neighborhood values in the current urban agglomeration.

PERIPHERALIZATION OF POOR PERI-URBAN

MOVEMENT NETWORK

SAVDA VILLAGE

SCALE 1:8000

RESETTLEMENT COLONIES

SPLINTERING SOCIAL INEQUITY

NEIGHBORHOOD

RISE IN CRIME

DENIED

RIGHT TO CITY

DIFFERENTIAL DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES

GHEVRA VILLAGE

DEGRADED QUALITY OF LIFE

POVERTY

LACK OF FLEXIBILITY IN

DWELLING UNITS NO SENSE ASSOCIATION

OF

BELONGING

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ABSENCE OF COMMUNITY VALUES

LACK

SOCIAL EXCLUSION

EXISTING BUS ROUTE

OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

SPATIAL CONCENTRATION

FORMATION OF GHETTOS

METRO NODE (800 M RADIUS)

ABSENCE OF SOCIAL NETWORK

ABSENCE OF SERVICE NETWORK

TIKRI KALAN

PEDESTRIAN NODE (400 M RADIUS)

NH10

GHEVRA METRO STATION


RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

PUBLIC / SEMI-PUBLIC

INDUSTRIAL

AGRICULTURAL LAND

ACTIVITY MAPPING

SCALE 1:3000

WORKING MALE

ELDERLY

YOUTH

WORKING FEMALE

WORKING FEMALE PLAY AREA MARKET GAMBLING RUBBER WORK NGO/OFFICE RELEGIOUS PLACE

OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE & COMMUTATION ANALYSIS

BUILDING USE

SCALE 1:8000


MEANS OF LIVELIHOOD TEMPORARY EMPLOYED

SELF EMPLOYED

GOVT. EMPLOYED

Maximum no. of people travel from the resettled areas to the places from which they were displaced from for work. Lack of employment opportunities near the colony. Even the original inhabitants prefer to travel long distances to work

Women prefer to work in the alleys doing rubber assembly work and other household activities. Men are either employed as labourers in farms or run shops within the colony. Many are involved in anti-social activties like gambling , drinking , thievery etc. near the redundant spaces within the colony.

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MAJOR ACTIVITY NODE : CHOWK

WORK CENTERS LEGEND

RESETTLEMENT COLONY WORK CENTER FOR FEMALES

WORK CENTER FOR MALES

URBAN VILLAGES WORK CENTER FOR FEMALES

WORK CENTER FOR MALES

TERRITORIALITY MAPPING

_Milan Chowk : Multitude of activties - Taxi Stand - Tea Stall - Grocery Shop - Dispensary - Meat Shop

SCALE 1:3000


RISE IN ANTI-SOCIAL ACTIVITIES LACK OF VIGILENCE LACK OF VENTILATION AND NATURAL LIGHTING

IMPROPER USE OF PUBLIC AMENTIES

PARK EDGE AS ‘FILTER’

UNATTENDED PUBLIC EDGES

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E INHUMANE SECTOR PLANNING

UNFAMILIARITY WITH FORCED DWELLING TYPOLOGY

LACK OF LEGIBILITY + IMAGEBILITY

GAMBLING LACK OF PERMEABILITY

EDGES AS ‘FILTERS’

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SCALE 1:4000

E WEAKENING OF LINKS BETWEEN INDIVI & NEIGHBORH


TRADITIONAL IDUAL , PLACE HOOD

SITE ISSUE ANALYSIS

Spatial Issues

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SPORADIC DEVELOPMENT

LACK OF BUILDING BYLAWS

SPATIAL SEGREGATION : VILLAGES AS ENCLAVES

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DISREGARD FOR NATURAL FEATURES

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J WEAK ACCESSIBILITY

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1. Lack of building bye-laws. 2. Sporadic Development which encourages auto construction. Lack of any architectural vocabulary in the area. 3. Spatial Fragmentation has transformed the urban villages into enclaves. 4. No co-relation between the proposed zonal plan and the actual physical environment on the site. 5. Weak Accessibility: Missing hierarchy of roads 6. Edges as filters and not as seams: Lack of permeability The edges that exist in the city areas could be well-defined as the great urban components that are either impervious (posing as barriers and strainers) or pervious (posing as seams). It is observed that wherever the edgings turn into seams, they join the spaces on both sides together in a group. Nevertheless the boundaries can generate complications as soon as they begin to rule out and isolate. 7. Unsafe alleys 8. Absence of work centres 9. Improper or no use of designed public amenities: public toilets, baraat ghar , water ATMs etc. 10. Lack of recreational spaces

Non-Spatial Issues EYES ON STREET ??

SOCIAL SEGREGATION

LOSS OF COMMUNITY VALUES

H CROSSING AS A LIABILITY

I LACK OF RECREATIONAL SPACES

J UNDEFINED EDGES : MAIN ACCESS ROAD

1. Lack of familiarity with the introduced dwelling typology 2. Lack of imageability and legibility results in absence of visual continuum 3. Rise in Anti -social activities like Drinking, Gambling, Theft, Rape etc. 4. Disregard towards ecological features : garbage disposal 5.Impersonal environment of urban agglomeration: absence of neighbourhood structure in place which leads to no sense of belongingness amongst the masses.


PRECINCT LEVEL STRUCTURE PLAN

SAVDA VILLAGE

SCALE 1:6000

VISION STATEMENT

Re-envisioning the City Margins : To develop a design program that recognizes people both as a ‘means ‘ and ‘ end ‘ of development ; REINSTATING THE TIES BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL , PLACE and NEIGHBOURHOOD . Appropriating space in a manner that is SOCIALLY EQUITABLE ECONOMICALLY VIABLE CULTURALLY ADAPTABLE ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE

GHEVRA VILLAGE

RAILWAY LINE

INDIAN OIL REFINERY

GHEVRA RAILWAY STATION

TIKRI KALAN

NH 10

GHEVRA METRO STATION


PRECINCT LEVEL STRATEGIES

Engaging new building typology

Networking and Permeability

ACTIVITY GENERATORS / COMMUNITY GATHERING SPACES

Hierarchy of open spaces as a fractal structure.

PROPOSED METRO STATION INSTIGATING CITY LEVEL CONNECTION

Overlapping different networks like social , physical , natural and movement networks allow greater social interaction

PROPOSED BUS STOP LOCAL LEVEL MOBILITY EXISTING GHEVRA RAILWAY DIRECT CONNECTION TO METRO STATION PROPOSED WAREHOUSE / WORKSHOPS

Evolve a mixed use residential neighbourhood typology.

Connecting the settlements with functional anchors and activity hubs : multi-magnets

Industrial Edges to be reworked for more permeable alternatives.

PRIMARY ROAD _BUS ROUTE SECONDARY ROAD PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL INCREMENTAL HOUSING PROPOSED INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING PROPOSED COMMERCIAL ECONOMICAL BENEFIT PROPOSED GREEN BUFFER ALONG EXISITNG CANAL URBAN AGRICULTURE ECONOMICAL BENEFIT EXISTING GREENS PROPOSED GREEN BOULEVARD ALONG ACCESS ROAD

Create city level movement networks

Road networks should be such that the built form doesn’t form any defensible spaces

Introduction of local means of transportation Multi-modal split to be introduced for better connectivity

SITE LEVEL STRATEGIES Networking Permeability

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Low-rise ,high- density as best suited for incremental housing ; Climate responsive Extensions of spaces for livelihood and streets for people not cars – first configuration provides more privacy and a sense of neighbourhood at a smaller scale. Home Zones – Full ROW to pedestrians and make it safe for children

Community Integration

E m p o w e r i n g communities to foster better participation in decision making and program formulation.

Sense of continuity of public realm/open spaces: easily accessible to the public.

Transitional spaces in form of public realm to be created for gentle transition of urban fabric. Open spaces should be multi -functional and must be associated with a social infrastructure so that they can be utilized to the maximum.

Developing religious anchors as imageable landmarks and providing better accessibility improves community interaction. Instituitonal Buildings or open spaces as landmarks.


GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL + VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER

BUS & TAXI STAND

NIGHT SHELTER

DUTY FREE ZONE

10 MTR. WIDE ROAD RUBBER FOOTWEAR ASSEMBLYUNITS CONGREGATION SPACE FOR LABOURERS G

VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER G+2

NGO OFFIC AANGANWAADI SPACE FOR RELIGIOUS STRUCTURE

MULTI PURPOSE HALL

BOYS SECONDARY SCHOOL

WALK -UP APARTMENTS

TR.

9M

MARRIAGE HALL+ TUTION CENTER- G+1

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COMMUNITY CENTER

POST OFFICE

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( 6.5 m X 16 m )- G+1

G+3

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WALK -UP APARTMENTS

RESIDENTIAL MODULE ( 5m X 8m )- G+2 ( 5m X 6m )- G+1

G+3

RESIDENTIAL

D.U. SIZE (6 m X 4 m) - G+1.5

PRIMARY SCHOOL G+1

COLLEGE G+3

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POLICE STATION G+2

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SHOP+ RESIDENTIAL - G RESIDENTIAL - G+2


SITE LEVEL STRUCTURE PLAN SCALE 1:600

DETAIL PLAN

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SCALE 1:1500

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PROPOSED BUS STOP: ENHANCED MOBILITY PROPOSED BUS & TAXI STAND: REDUCE CHAOS AT THE MARKET JUNCTION PROPOSED RUBBER ASSEMBLY UNITS: EXTENSION OF THE ASSEMBLY WORK IN THE INTERNAL ALLEYS TO ASSEMBLY POINT PROPOSED MOTORISED ROAD OF 15m ROW. PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN LINKAGES. PROPOSED ROAD FOR NMV .

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12 MTR. WIDE ROAD

MULTI- SPECIALITY HOSPITAL G+4

PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL CLUSTER - AFFORDABLE HOUSING LOWER INCOME AND MIDDLE INCOME GROUP - INCLUSIVE

PROPOSED COMMERCIAL - COMMUNITY CENTERS WHICH CAN SERVE AS GATHERING SPACES , MIXED USE AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE PLOT SIZES

URBAN FARMING : ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND BRINGS IN GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT LEADING TO ECONOMIC BENEFITS

PROPOSED INSTITUTIONAL - VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, AANGANWADI AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS - CAPACITY BUILDING

GREEN BUFFER OF 15 -20 m ALONG THE CANAL - STREAM REJUVENATION PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST FRIENDLY

NETWORK ENHANCEMENT OF EXISTING GREENS

PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL MODELS

BOULEVARD OF GREENS ALONG THE MAIN ACCESS ROAD


LABOUR GATHERING SPACE


SECTION THROUGH PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL MODULE B

HAAT AREA

COMMONS

SECTION THROUGH PROPOSED HAAT AREA


Vision

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URBAN TRANSFORMATION_FRINGE HOSHANGABAD ROAD , BHOPAL

DEVELOPMENT

OF

An urban environment with enhanced mobility

AREA LEVEL STRUCTURE PLAN Growing cities expand geographically; Asian cities have been expanding rapidly. Expansion implies that urban characteristics are introduced into peripheral or periurban areas or urban fringes.India’s

urban fringes is characterized by increasing spatial segregation, physical and infrastructural degeneration and socio-economic exclusion.


VISION & STRATEGIES

y for people from various walks of life.

DETAILED LAYOUT PLAN

Aim

To achieve a liveable and  equitable environment by enhancing networks, providing platforms for public interactions, preserving ecology facilitate infrastructural  development through inserts.


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URBAN NETWORKS & SYSTEMS _VADODARA- THE VISIONARY CITY VISHWAMITRI RIVER DEVELOPMENT

Vadodara (formerly known as Baroda) is the

Cultural Capital of Gujarat and the third largest city in the Western Indian State of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. It is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District and is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river. Being a princely state, it has rich culture and vibrant history dedicated to art and architecture which while moving in the city is evident from the architecturally rich buildings of MSU, Nyaymandir and Mandvi. These heritage structures possess unique IndoSaracenic architecture with a beautiful blend of Indigenous and European styles which constitute the identity of the city. Major work of indo-sarcenic architectural style in the city is Laxmi villas palace that takes up a large portion of land at the geographical centre of the city, though being a major landmark it does not connect with common people visually.

A COSMOPOLITAN PROVENANCE IN TRANSITION

CITY NETWORK

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ANALYSIS


Vishwamitri river originates from the western and southern slopes of Pavagadh hills. It flows westward through the city of Vadodara, further downstream it is linked with two other tributaries Dhadhar and Jambuva and finally culminates in the Gulf of Kambhat.

DETAILED PLAN INTERACTIVE ZONE PROPOSED LAKEFRONT VIEW


AREA LEVEL MASTERPLAN

To maximize the potential for multifunctionality

To mitigate flood risks through adequate green buffer and sound stormwater management

Enriching Riperian Edge to increase the percolation rate of water

DETAILED PLAN PUBLIC INTERACTION ZONE PROPOSED SECTIONS


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the precinct has undergone enormous transformation along major transport corridors. They have encouraged commercial development and footfall along the major axis. The growth along the street side has created a backyard formation for the residential areas in the vicinity subjecting it to unattended and dead areas at night. Most part of the complex has become redundant over last decade with New Market and Dusherra Maidaan taking precedence over it.

VISION & STRATEGIES

EDGE TRANSITION

REVITALIZATION OF GTB OMPLEX, BHOPAL

OVER THE YEARS....


DETAILED LAYOUT PLAN

Planned as a vibrant, commercial setup with round - the - clock activities well meshed with green, walkable urban realm , the whole complex is inter-connected with multiple pedestrian/greens links connecting all parcels to the green urban core.

The linkages are designed to provide incidental open spaces and plazas as nodes of activity. They will be centers of social interaction promoting communal cohesion, peace and culture. The linkages would have activity-generators such as retail, food & beverage, entertainment, sport and recreation and other similar uses which would help instill public surveillance, creating safer environment for everybody.


5/ URBAN DESIGN PROPOSAL FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF TT. NAGAR CHOWK , BHOPAL

SITE ANALYSIS


URBAN DESIGN PROPOSAL


UNDERGRADUATE THESIS_SOCIO-CULTURAL HUB, DWARKA

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The aim was to design a sociocultural center in Dwarka that identifies the spatial requirements and needs of the community which are translated into types and quality of spaces.

DETAILED PLAN,SECTION ELEVATION & VIEWS


DETAILED PLAN,SECTION ELEVATION & VIEWS

Design spaces within the hub that are easily accessible to public and provide a platform to express themselves.To be able to relate the vast building to the very different scales of the intimate neighborhood of the site and to create spaces for the younger generation so that “more vibrancy could be brought to the centre”.

SITE LAYOUT PLAN


THE GREAT INDIAN MARKET PLACE_REVITALIZATION OF KHARI BAOLI, THE SPICE MARKET OF ASIA, SHAHJAHANABAD , DELHI

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Khari Baoli is a street in Old Delhi, known for its wholesale grocery and Asia’s largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts and herbs. Operating since the 17th century, the market is situated near the historic Delhi Red Fort, on the Khari Baoli Road adjacent to Fatehpuri Masjid at the western end of the Chandni Chowk, and over the years has remained a tourist attraction, especially those in the heritage circuit of Old Delhi.

SITE ANALYSIS


STREET DESIGN INTERVENTION

Walking is fundamental to urban life. However, the poor quality of pedestrian infrastructure sends a message that pedestrians are not welcome in the urban environment.

“Developing a pedestrian environment means more than laying down a footpath or installing a signal. A truly viable pedestrian system takes into account both the big picture and small details— from how a city is formed and built to what materials are under our feet”.

DETAIL PLAN


Urban Design Portfolio  

A compilation of mostly post graduate work

Urban Design Portfolio  

A compilation of mostly post graduate work

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