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.
CURRICULUM VITAE 01-02
QUEEN WEST LIBRARY 03-14
ARTISTâ€™S RESIDENCE 27-32
FEAR SERIES 33
BABRA UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Hello! I am a second year student currently studying at the University
of Waterloo School of Architecture.
Currently studying to gain a Bachelorâ€™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
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
understanding through collaboration
and association with your firm.
Brampton, Canada International Baccalaureate Diploma +Ontario Secondary School Diploma
+1 (647) 302 7674
EXPERIENCE POPULATION HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
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.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE
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
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.
WATERLOO Orientation Leader
INTEGRATED ARTS COUNCIL Head
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MENTORSHIP CONFERENCE Designer
SWING DANCE Choreographer
FLAG FOOTBALL Captain/Assistant Coach
Hand Drafting & Modelling
PRESIDENTâ€™S SCHOLARSHIP Entering with 95+ average
WALTER FEDY SCHOLARSHIP Exceptional academics and extracurricular activities
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE AWARD Summa Cum Laude
SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ARTIST Finalist, exhibited in National Art Gallery of Canada
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS As an IB Arts Student
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.
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.
RENDERS Right: EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC program, circulation & structure
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
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.
STEEL PIN CONNECTORS
I BEAMS WITH GUSSET PLATES AND BOLTS
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 â€œunpluggedâ€™ 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
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.
E A. Washroom B. Open Floor Plan C. Hearth D. Storage for HVAC E. Sunspace
RENDER Below: SUN
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.
SPLIT FOR ACCESS
5. LIFT TO DIFFERENT LEVELS FOR OPTIMAL VIEWS
CONNECT PROGRAMS COMPLETE
4. SEPARATE PROGRAMS
ROTATE FOR SUN ORIENTATION
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.
Left to Right: ACRYLIC,
Several selected works created digitally, as tributes and personal works.
Annika Babra +1 647 302 7674 firstname.lastname@example.org
Architecture & Design Portfolio - University of Waterloo, School of Architecture