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ANNIKA

BABRA

Selected Works 2016


The following is a curated collection of my architectural, design and personal work that reflect my passion for creation and ambition to convert that passion into meaningful content.


PROFESSIONAL

WORK

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ACADEMIC

PERSONAL

CURRICULUM VITAE 01-02

WORK

02

QUEEN WEST LIBRARY 03-14

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SUSPENSE 15-20

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iceHUS 21-26

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ARTIST’S RESIDENCE 27-32

WORK

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FEAR SERIES 33

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OTHER 34


EDUCATION ANNIKA

BABRA UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

Hello! I am a second year student currently studying at the University

2015 +

of Waterloo School of Architecture.

Currently studying to gain a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies. Courses of instruction include: Design Studio, Building and Construction, Environmental Design, Iconographic History and Visual and Digital Architectural Communication.

My desire to use design as a tool for

innovation

towards

Cambridge, Canada

social

progress drives my motivation to learn about worldly structure and

Anticipated graduation 2020.

culture at a micro and macro scale. I hope to enhance and apply my

TURNER FENTON

understanding through collaboration

SECONDARY SCHOOL

and association with your firm.

2011-2015

Brampton, Canada International Baccalaureate Diploma +Ontario Secondary School Diploma

CONTACT

Email annika.babra@gmail.com

Phone

+1 (647) 302 7674

City

Hamilton, Canada

EXPERIENCE POPULATION HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE

2015

Hamilton, Canada Designed interactive elearning training modules for doctors and researchers conducting international clinical trials. Worked directly with Research Study teams through formal meetings to create effective training material and develop further educational content.

INTERESTS

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

2015 Painting

Graphic Design

Fashion

Music

Brampton, Canada Worked customer service and retail, packed away equipment and aided customers in finding repurposed household appliances, machines and decorations.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Digital Illustration

Sports

Weightlifting

annikababra.com

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Adventure

2013-2015

Brampton, Canada Designed digital logos, posters, banners and promotional art with a drawing tablet; Illustrated designs for online social media and physical use on t-shirts, mugs and sweaters.


INVOLVEMENT 2014

WATERLOO Orientation Leader

2012-2015

INTEGRATED ARTS COUNCIL Head

2014-2015

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MENTORSHIP CONFERENCE Designer

2014-2015

SWING DANCE Choreographer

2014

FLAG FOOTBALL Captain/Assistant Coach

TECHNICAL

SKILLS

Ps

Id

Photoshop

InDesign

Maxwell Studio

Paintertool SAI

Hand Drafting & Modelling

Ai Illustrator

Rhinoceros 3d

AutoCAD

Microsoft Office

Laser Cutting

ACHIEVEMENTS

2015

PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP Entering with 95+ average

2015

WALTER FEDY SCHOLARSHIP Exceptional academics and extracurricular activities

2015

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE AWARD Summa Cum Laude

2014

SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ARTIST Finalist, exhibited in National Art Gallery of Canada

2014

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS As an IB Arts Student

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QUEEN WEST LIBRARY SUPERVISOR Lola Sheppard

COURSE 1B Studio

LOCATION Toronto, Canada

On a site abundant with diversity, Queen West Library is meant to encompass the nature of the community while promoting the culture and creativity that the street thrives upon. The library is defined by its encouragement of the acquisition of knowledge; with a large auditorium at its front, overlooking the street, it holds the intention to call all members of the public to join communal events and discussions. Through a winding funnel spiral of circulation, the public is lead towards each major moment of the building, with the auditorium at its core. The architecture forms to the key programs within, starting with an open, public ground floor that invites conversation and interaction and then moving up towards quieter areas of study and relaxation. In order to appeal to all of the public, the library offers a variety of reading sections and modern material, from a kids sector to an open computer lab that allows the integration of technology and tradition for the diverse community.

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Programs: RHINOCEROS

3D,

ILLUSTRATOR,

PHOTOSHOP


EXTERIOR

RENDER

04


ANNIKA

BABRA

2016

AUDITORIUM

1.

05 11

BEGIN

3.

PULL

UP

5.

STAGGER

FOLLOWING

NATURAL

2.

SLOPE

PUSH

4.

6.

OUT

CONNECT

COMPLETE


QUEEN

Left: DIAGRAMMATIC

PROCESS

WEST

LIBRARY

Right: SECTIONS

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ANNIKA

BABRA

2016

Responding to the context of the site, the library aims to invite all pedestrians, shoppers, patients and residents along Queen West to a venue that integrates a traditional library setting with the vibrancy of the surrounding community.

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Left: INTERIOR

RENDER

Right:

GROUND

FLOOR

WITH

CONTEXT


QUEEN

WEST

SQUIRREL

WAY

STREET

LIBRARY

WHITE

QUEEN

WEST

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ANNIKA

BABRA

2016

SECOND

09

Above: FLOOR

PLANS

FLOOR

THIRD

FL


LOOR

QUEEN

FOURTH

WEST

LIBRARY

FLOOR

Below: ELEVATIONS

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11


SECTIONAL

PERSPECTIVE

12 18


ANNIKA

13

BABRA

Left: ROOF

&

2016

INTERIOR

RENDERS Right: EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC program, circulation & structure


LEAST

PUBLIC

MOST

PUBLIC

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SUSPENSE

SUPERVISOR Terri Meyer Boake

COMPETITION SSEF Suspend

LOCATION Scarborough Bluffs, Canada

“SUSPENSE” takes advantage of the tensile properties of steel as the walkway suspends over the Scarborough Bluffs to create a space of thrill. Passengers walk on the seemingly fragile and lightweight structure, supported by steel cables and beams that distribute the load to the cliff. The use of polycarbonate floors create an airiness of the space, allowing a scenic view of the lakeshore. It is composed of five semi-circular paths, inspired by the Capilano Cliffwalk in Vancouver, detaching the furthest from the cliff to immerse the walker further into the lakeshore. The canopy above these paths also provide shade and shelter from the rain for visitors.

In collaboration with Jane Lee & Cathy Oh

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Programs: RHINOCEROS

3D,

ILLUSTRATOR,

PHOTOSHOP


EXTERIOR

RENDER

16


The

Bluffs

curve

along

the

shoreline

of

Lake

Ontario and the stairs angle accordingly to follow the ridges of the escarpment. The semi-circular decks jut out to mimic the irregular surface of the bluffs with their heights differing to resemble the existing elevation. The walkway provides a thrilling experience through the connection between the two shores allowing people to engage with the previously inaccessible area of the site. The stairs bridge the decks together, and though the stairs facilitate movement, these spaces are meant for moments throughout the route to pause and observe. Benches are placed along the outer curve of the decks for people to rest and take in the view.

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Left: INTERIOR

RENDER

Right: EXPLODED

AXONOMETRIC


GALVANIZED

STEEL PIN CONNECTORS

40MM

STEEL

TENSIONER

COATED

CABLE

ANCHOR SYSTEMS

CABLES

SYSTEM

FABRIC CANOPY

WIRE

STEEL

ROCK

FRAME

RAILINGS

HSS STEEL

BEAMS

BENCHES

BOLT

SYSTEM

POLYCARBONATE FLOORING

CURVED

CHANNEL

BEAMS

CROSSED

I BEAMS WITH GUSSET PLATES AND BOLTS

TRUSS

CURVED

I

SYSTEM

BEAMS

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ANNIKA

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BABRA

2016


SUSPENSE

STEEL

DETAILS

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iceHUS

As part of a net-zero energy project, iceHUS was created as a response to the demand for energy-efficient housing.

SUPERVISOR Terri Meyer Boake

Thus, on a south-facing, mountainous slope, iceHUS acts as a research station for scientists studying the activity of the geysers. Utilizing passive strategies and

COURSE Environmental Building Design

harnessing the natural geothermal energy of Icelandic geysers, the house is designed as an “unplugged’ oasis that is both energy efficient and comfortable. The house

LOCATION Reykjavik, Iceland

features an open floor plan, large south-facing windows and a sunspace at its entry. iceHUS merges both passive and active energy elements with Icelandic vernacular architecture and modern aesthetics to create a viable off-grid home. In collaboration with Padmini Unni

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Programs: CLIMATE

CONSULTANT,

RHINOCEROS

3D,

ILLUSTRATOR,

PHOTOSHOP


EXTERIOR

RENDER

22


The Net-Zero-Water Process 1. Roof Catchment: makes use of high levels of precipitation by capturing rainwater and piping it to a collecting cistern before the filtration and irrigation process, after which the water is stored in a tank above frost level. 2. Water Reclamation: harvests greywater and manages blackwater through separate piping systems with a UV filtration process.

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iceHUS

E A. Washroom B. Open Floor Plan C. Hearth D. Storage for HVAC E. Sunspace

TEMPERATURE

Left: SYSTEMS

RANGE

DIAGRAM

CHART

Above: FLOOR

PSYCHROMETRIC

PLAN

Below: RESEARCH

CHART

CHARTS

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ANNIKA

BABRA

OPERABLE

SLOPED

2016

ROOF

HEAVY

WINDOWS

WEIGHT

WOOD

HARDWOOD

ROOF

BEAMS

INTERIOR

FLOORING

OPERABLE

WINDOWS

STRUCTURAL INSULATED

PANEL

WALLS

CLEAR

ARGON

TRIPLE

PANE

WINDOWS FIBERGLASS

SUNSPACE

FRAMES

WOOD

POSTS

TILING PLYWOOD

LIGHT

SUB-FLOOR

WEIGHT

CONCRETE

RAISED VENTED

WOOD

GIRDERS

CONCRETE

25

SLAB

CONCRETE

FOOTING

APRIL

-

21

Left: EXPLODED

CRAWLSPACE

10AM

AXONOMETRIC

APRIL

21

-

6PM


iceHUS

SEPTEMBER

21

-

10AM

SEPTEMBER

Right: INTERIOR

RENDER Below: SUN

21

-

6PM

DIAGRAMS

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ARTIST’S RESIDENCE

SUPERVISOR Rick Andrighetti

COURSE 1A Studio

LOCATION Cambridge, Canada

This singular artist’s residence lends to the demands of a versatile creator whilst immersing the resident within the surrounding lush environment. Each sector of the house is divided to their needs and provides a generous studio space separated from the living quarters, raised above a glass gallery. Working with the already existing bike path, the house’s bridges overlook the trail in order to call the public’s attention to a transparent display of the artist’s works. Each edge of the house provides an opportune view of the site’s river or forest, to allow the calm of nature as a source for inspiration.

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Programs: RHINOCEROS

3D,

ILLUSTRATOR,

PHOTOSHOP


BASSWOOD

MODEL

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ANNIKA

BABRA

1.

3.

2016

SITE

CONTEXT

SPLIT FOR ACCESS

2.

BIKE

5. LIFT TO DIFFERENT LEVELS FOR OPTIMAL VIEWS

7.

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Left: DIAGRAMMATIC

CONNECT PROGRAMS COMPLETE

PROCESS

BOUNDARIES

4. SEPARATE PROGRAMS

6.

&

ROTATE FOR SUN ORIENTATION


ARTIST’S

Right: MAIN

FLOOR

RESIDENCE

PLAN

30


ANNIKA

31

BABRA

2016

Left: INTERIOR

RENDER,

SECTION


ARTIST’S

Right: EDITED

BASSWOOD

MODEL

RESIDENCE

PHOTO

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OTHER

WORKS

Through the use of multiple media, the “Fear” series examines North American fear culture and its emotional effects upon the individual’s psyche. In surreal, representational forms, the pieces depict personal and observational outcomes from social pressures.

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Left to Right: ACRYLIC,

PHOTOGRAPHY,

WATERCOLOUR,

OIL

PAINT


Several selected works created digitally, as tributes and personal works.

Right: DIGITAL

ILLUSTRATIONS

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Thank you!

Annika Babra +1 647 302 7674 annika.babra@gmail.com

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