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ANDREA KAMINI PARIKH PORTFOLIO 2009-2013


OBJECTS / LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE PAINTINGS / PRINTS / PHOTOGRAPHS / SKETCHES


OBJECTS LIGHTING


FLEXSTOOL> FLEXSTOOL experimented with a dual plywood shell, both functionally and structurally. Two bent laminated shells are attached to create a multi-functional stool­—both a seating surface and a shelf. The stool seat uses a mininal amount of material allowing a slight flex under pressure, but remains strong. Interior shells are finished with a soft sea foam green flocking powder to add color, texture and a protective shelving surface.

maple veneer, sea foam green flocking powder, powder coated steel


I AM A STOOL.


PLANTER > PLANTER was a result from an interest that lied within the use of CNC technology to explore ways of creating dynamic three deminsional shapes. Each planter balances on a curved bottom and either hang cantilevered from the wall or balance on a flat surface. Planter is designed for succulent plants which need no draining for water and can thrive in shallow dirt.

vacuum-formed polystyrene, CNCed poplar molds


CONCRETE PILLOW>

CONCRETE PILLOW was a material exploration that concentrated on two contrasting materials: FABRIC and CONCRETE. The goal was to create a piece that challanged the material not only visually, but structurally. The addition of a soft finish—mustard colored flocking powder— on the second stool further engages the user. concrete, mustard flocking powder


I A M A S T O O L , ALSO.


TAPE DISPENSERS> TAPE DISPENSERS was a quick two day material exploration using a common utilitarian object. The purpose was not to recreate functioning pieces, but to explore how a shift in materiality changes both the quality of an object and the connection the user makes with the object.

concrete, cork, wood, wax, soapstone, paper, rubber & glitter


COME TOGETHER>

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COMETOGETHER was designed with the intention to make people think before they sit. The offset diamond forced people to either sit very close together or for one person to be a bit uncomfortable with their seating choice. 7째

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BENCH / SPRING 2012

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LEADHOLDER. SKETCH. WRITE.

CREATE.

A LEADHOLDER HOLDS POTENTIAL– A BASIC TOOL THAT TRANSFORMS IDEAS INTO REALITY. The RISD experience is about the process of making and the amalgam that results from the joining of artisan craft and emerging technology. The RISD gift should represent just that; a simple object that places the recipient in the mindset of the designer and reveals the usually hidden story of it’s creation. Designed for RISD MuseumStore


ASSEMBLY.


SPEAKER BOX>

SPEAKERBOX was designed as an Iphone amplifier. In a way its use is meant to slow the way one currently listens to music. Pick a playlist or album, insert into the amplifer, and enjoy. Three baffles can be removed or added to decrease or increase the amplification of sound.


BENTLIGHTSERIES>

BENT LIGHT SERIES is an exploration in the process of reduction in form and exposure of light. As the pendant lights lower in height their number of facets increase exposing more might, color, and surface complexity. The table lamp is the final iteration of that processs.

steel, powder coating


RISK NITE LIGHT>

RISK NITE LIGHT is a result of a found objects project. Game board pieces were taken from an original RISK board game and combined to create a children’s nite lite.

RISK game board pieces,


ARCHITECTURE


urban juncture The central concept behind the urban proposal, located on a site adjacent to Union Station on the north side of downtown Denver, is in essence an urban garden infrastructure that funnels cyclists and pedestrians into and toward surrounding attractions and scenes. Because the area is well-known for its underground biker scene, the anticipated project will act as a hub for cyclists and pedestrians to soak up information on local happenings. In an effort to stray away from the coldness and rigidity of many new construction projects, the Denver Juncture plays on several comparisons to parks in a more traditional sense; this is achieved mainly through the installation of ‘tree-like’ bike storage poles, in which stored bikes are raised above the circulation paths much like a tree’s

canopy is raised above the forest floor. Insight for the design of the built structures—which house restrooms and wash-off areas—is drawn from analysis of circulation lanes that intersect with the site. Structurally, three components make up most of the added site infrastructure: poles (structural steel for main supports and PVC for secondary and tertiary supports), cables (used in tension to attach poles to roof structure), and a composite vinyl/mesh roofing system. Excavation for poles should disturb as little raw earth as possible, and reinforced concrete slabs will be used in only the restroom and wash areas to create as small of a footprint as possible. The bike storage ‘trees’ contain the necessary mechanical installations to efficiently rise/fall in

accordance with the loading and unloading of bicycles. Again, the overall purpose is not to impose a massive block of a building but rather to create a system of circulation paths that guide and clarify the participant’s knowledge of the surrounding urban context. Functionally, the Denver Juncture has several key components. The vinyl/mesh composite roof system provides sufficient heat to melt any major snowfall during the winter months. Cables that stretch from the ground to one of the main vinyl roofs also provide a semi-covered canopy with filtered light. Water from the restrooms and wash areas will be recycled, filtered, and reused, creating a self-sustaining system.


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JUNCTURE

URBAN

BICYCLE CENTER

UNION STATION DENVER, CO

bike.pedestian.funnel vinyl.energy.light


routes to Commons Park

Union Station train + bus drop off points

composite vinyl roof cladding

internal wire mesh to heat snow secondary viny roofing system

routes to Pepsi Center and Six Flags

routes to downtown Denver and Skyline Park

main structural system columns (load-bearing) + rails

cables (in tension, attached to roofing system)

inset ground lights map city nodes and points of interest

mechanical ‘tree like’ storage system raises bikes

site flow diagram of surrounding urban areas


URBAN

JUNCTURE

BICYCLE CENTER

UNION STATION DENVER, CO


First Water

Gateway to a new community space for waiting commuters underneath. The vinyl canopy itself serves a dual purpose as a shelter from the elements and as a screen that advertisements and information can be projected upon to inform and entertain commuters. Heated seating helps make the wait more comfortable during the winter months, and outdoor seating creates a space to bask in the sun during the summer. An information kiosk located at the north end of the structure provides transit information and can be used as additional advertisement space for the surrounding community. The structure is situated at the northern end of the “island� created by the intersecting thoroughfares, maximizing pedestrian access, and allotting green space for the community to enjoy.

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The intersections of South 1st and Water Street serves as a gateway into the developing Fifth Ward District of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The site for the proposed transit station lends itself to become an iconic landmark symbolizing the reclamation of the area. With this program in mind, the proposed transit stop serves as both shelter for waiting commuters and a monument to the growing community. Through analyzation of the city grid surrounding the site, a pattern of fractured concrete emerges from the ground that erodes over the vinyl canopy of the structure, symbolizing the rebirth of the surrounding community. Supporting the canopy and erosion is a strong steel frame that pierces through the ground and concrete creating

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PAINTINGS PRINTS SKETCHES PHOTOGRAPHS



Andrea Parikh Portfolio 2013