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ANNIKA BABRA Selected Works 2018


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F L O W & F L U I D I T Y

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I N T E G R A T E

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QUEEN WEST LIBRARY

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T E N S I L E - LY B O U N D

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G R E E N - S H I F T

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ANNIKA BABRA

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Hello! My name is Annika Babra and I am a third year student currently studying at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. 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. 1


a n n i k a EDUCATION

b a b r a 2015 +

2017 Sept - Dec

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SKILLS

City

Hamilton, Canada

Cambridge Canada

Currently studying to gain a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies. Anticipated Graduation 2020.

Helped in multiple projects at different stages of design, including schematics, research, design development and construction packages for work in Canadian Heritage and Renovation Conducted internal research, presented material to clients in series of meetings; made proposals with diagrams and renders; fabricated physical study models Created packages using Revit, Rhino 3D, Grasshopper, V-ray and Adobe Copenhagen, Denmark

Aided in both conceptual and final competition design Created 3D models, illustrations, diagrams and physical models for various stages of presentations; investigated internal and external facade potentials Worked with Rhino 3D, Grasshopper+Lunchbox, V-ray & Adobe

Hamilton, Canada

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

2017

INTERN ATION AL EXPERIENCE AWARD

2016

UWATERLOO ORIENTATION LEADER

2015

PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP

2015

WALTER FEDY SCHOLARSHIP

2015

INTERN ATION AL BACC ALAUREATE AWARD

SOFT WARE

Photoshop Illustrator Indesign Premiere Pro Rhinoceros 3D Grasshopper

Toronto, Canada

POPULATION HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE

ACHIEVEMENTS

+1 (647) 302 7674

HENNING LARSEN ARCHITECTS

2016 May - Aug

Phone

DIAMOND SCHMITT ARCHITECTS INC.

2017 Jan - April

annika.babra@gmail.com

UNIVERSIT Y OF WATERLOO, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

EXPERIENCE

Email

INTERESTS

AutoCAD Revit Maxwell Studio V-ray MS Office Houdini

OTHER

Modeling Drafting

3D Printing Laser Cutting annikababra.com

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December 13, 2017

To whom it may concern, Re: Annika Babra Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSA) are very pleased to recommend Annika Babra following her Waterloo co-op work term from September to December 2017 in the capacity of Architectural Student.

ANNIKA BABRA

During her term at DSA, Annika worked on two projects that I was involved with, including the modernization of a laboratory facility for Environment and Climate Change Canada, in Burlington Ontario, as well as a study for a new Visitor’s Welcome Centre for the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen’s Park in Toronto. I was also a member of the evaluation team that reviewed her work with the office before she returned to her studies. Annika adapted to the project and team structures and quickly became a valuable team member. For the lab modernization project, Annika focused on the interiors preparing Revit drawings for the Design Development phase and preliminary Construction Document packages. For both projects Annika prepared presentation documents including 3D models, renders, and illustrated layouts. Annika also prepared physical models for ideas needing further study, demonstrating her versatility and proficiency in her approach to design. Annika demonstrated commitment to her work, and was an exceptionally reliable and conscientious employee. She was courteous and co-operative, exhibiting excellent interpersonal skills, so important for establishing productive and agreeable relationships with co-workers. We are confident Annika would be a positive asset to any firm that hires her, and wish her the all the best in her future endeavors. Sincerely,

Cecily Eckhardt Associate

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ANNIKA BABRA - RECOMMANDATION Annika Babra has been employed as an intern at Henning Larsen Architects A/S from January 2017 until April 2017. During her traineeship, she was involved in the following project: Brussels, Belgium - 58,000 m2 Her tasks were: Working on developing a new architectural concept, preparing high quality diagrams for internal meetings and official presentations with the client. Producing 3D Models, sections, diagrams and rendering studies with Rhino, V-ray, Illustrator and Photoshop. Creating and editing several scripts in Grasshopper to facilitate calculations, parametric design components and external façade studies. Physical models at various scales for different presentations throughout the project. Drawing and redrawing plans and sections.

Her good Grasshopper abilities was of great help for the design process. Her work was of high quality and efficiency – and she is most talented when it comes to presentation materials, diagrams and drawings. As an intern she was performing very satisfying and her technique skills were much above the average. Therefore, we are happy to give her our very best recommendations and wishes for the future. Best regards, Anette Karstenskov HR Manager

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supervisor

location

Lola Sheppard

course

Toronto, Canada

2B Studio

flow & fluidity

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In 2011, the compromise of Ontario Place laid out the challenges of the shifting focus of Toronto’s habourfront uses and proposed the question of where the city may obtain the greatest benefit of its natural aquatic resource. Flow & Fluidity grasps onto James C. Rose’s notion of water as the key element of spatial definition in landscape architecture. Following the trimmed shore of Lake Ontario, the proposal blends landscape with its programmatic uses, undulating users through a series of transposing public spaces. Four structures are strung along a circular deck, translating from hard to softscapes, where each building hosts and enables water features that programmatically act in the overall system of the aquatic experience. Slicing in and around the decks, the raised buildings shuffle in plan and section, forming pockets of interstitial space filled with aquatic gardens, stepping stones and walkable screens. Acting in parallel to the master plan, the system gradually reconfigures the building to water percentage, as the structures fade to decks that extend marinas out into Lake Ontario’s waters.

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structure

landscape

program OBSERVATION SERVICE

ANNIKA BABRA

PERFORMANCE RESEARCH BIRD HABITAT

THEATRE PUBLIC POOL CINESPHERE RECREATION

water circulation

site

Diagrammatic Master Plan Process

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Experiential Section Diagrams

FLOW & FLUIDIT Y

“Water is perhaps the only material in landscape which has no definite form as it depends entirely in the materials which surround it. Its fluidity permits an inexhaustible variety and fantasy in arrangement, and it becomes the interlocutor of all other outdoor forms.� - James C. Rose, 1938

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Interior & Exterior Collages

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FLOW & FLUIDIT Y

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Deck Floor Plan

01. Central Natural Pool

05. Water Research Labs

02. Boat Storage

06. Sports Facility

03. Open Deck Space/Booths

07. Sauna & Spa

04. Boat Rental/Shops

08. Aquatic Gardens

Blurring the built environment with the natural, Flow & Fluidity aspires to collect and redistribute the potential of Ontario Place’s water features while setting a playful stage for social grounds that experiment with the conventions of permeable landscapes and aquatic architecture.

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aquatic buildings

circular

ANNIKA BABRA

deck

pier structure

open waters

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relaxation.

e n e r g y.

research.

service.

Sauna & Spa

Sports Facility

Water Research Lab

Rental & Shops

FLOW & FLUIDIT Y

System Matrix Diagram

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FLOW & FLUIDIT Y Research Building Sectional Perspective

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Research Lab Sectional Model 1:100

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Site Model 1:1000

Sectional Model 1:100

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supervisor

location

Adrian Blackwell

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Toronto, Canada

course

2A Studio

integrate INTEGRATE explores collective housing as a means of forming a diverse community that shares and prioritizes cultural differences and offers affordable housing for bachelors and families while embracing the unique identity of each resident. The Bloordale neighbourhood provides a site that targets all senses with its diverse selection of foods, crafts and galleries; evident as one trails down its main street. Yet, it continues to gentrify, diminishing its multiplicity of practices while still being the home for current and migrating immigrants of all backgrounds, identities and economic standings. INTEGRATE proposes a centre that is aware and exhibits these differences through accommodation with flexible communal spaces for new residents to develop cultural appreciation and connections for themselves, to their neighbours and to the community.

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Diagrammatic Process

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Make <$50k annually

INTEGRATE

Have a mother tongue besides English

Were born in another country

Embrace the diversity & growth of the community

Urban Factors Diagram

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Section A

The building proposes an alternate form to the typical terrace typology, in which the smooth concrete faรงade disintegrates into arranged terraces and kitchens that shuffle as the building steps back, opening up to the central courtyard and binding itself up once again as the form is duplicated. These blocks focus on the courtyard, prioritizing the shared space and views of communal activities. The intimacy of unit to unit interaction is expanded between floors with split living and dining spaces of double heights that span to face the bordering street. Offering a constructed path across the lot on the first two floors, the second floor acts as a flexible theatre space, facing out towards Lansdowne Subway Station.

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INTEGRATE

Vignette Series

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MARGUERETTA ST

EMERSON AVE

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ANNIKA BABRA

BLOOR STREET

Ground Floor Plan

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01. Central Courtyard 04

02. Shared Dining Room

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03. Shared Kitchen

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04. Shared Living Space 05. Large Family Unit

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07. Single Unit 08. Unit Series Stairs


INTEGRATE

Multi-Unit Axonometric

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Section B

United through shared spaces that embrace daily interaction and customization, INTEGRATE aims to allow residents to be able to connect to their cultural roots while consequentially being exposed to the customs of their neighbour and the diverse Bloordale community.

Section C

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INTEGRATE

Illustrated Courtyard

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Sectional Perspective

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supervisor

location

Lola Sheppard

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Toronto, Canada

course

2B Studio

queen west library On a site abundant with diversity, Queen West Library aims to exhibit the nature of the community by promoting the culture and creativity that the street thrives upon. The library is defined by a large auditorium at its front, overlooking the street and acting as an invitation to the public to join communal events and discussions. With the auditorium at its core, stairs wrap the extents of the structure allowing a spiral of circulation through each major programmatic moment. The progression upwards brings users from a ground floor of public reading spaces to quieter study levels above, ending the journey with rooftop seating. The architectural forms follow this shifting circulation to accommodate the pace of each change of program, as an open childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sector gives way to smaller study areas that in turn lead to private administration offices. Beyond a library, the space hopes to act dynamically as per the needs of the community, to become a host of connection for the city.

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AUDITORIUM

BEGIN

NATURAL

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SLOPE

PUSH

OUT

ANNIKA BABRA

1.

FOLLOWING

3.

PULL

UP

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STAGGER

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CONNECT

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COMPLETE

Diagrammatic Process

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Northwest Elevation QUEEN WEST LIBRARY Northeast Elevation

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QUEEN WEST LIBRARY Auditorium Sectional Perspective

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Rooftop View

Library View

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LEAST PUBLIC

MOST PUBLIC

QUEEN WEST LIBRARY Program Axonometric

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supervisor

type

Philip Beesley

04.

Experimental Module

course

Reactor Cells

tensile - ly bound Tensile-ly Bound explores a bodily experience mimicked by artificial structures, emulating the expansion of the human body in relation to our internal functions. The bonded form hopes to mirror this relation and create a holistic experience that describes abiogenesis, the creation of an organic reality from abiotic components. A modular surface of elastic cells attempt to expand and contract based on the presence of living forms. The fundamental shape of the cells are triangles, that connect at each outer corner, in turn creating a strong hexagonal pattern, with the ability to hold another hexagonal pattern above and below it, reinforcing the pattern and stability of the ‘fabric’. Heat activated sensors trigger the expansion of the skin, rigged by a pulley system. Thus, materials of the cells alternate between the dynamic and static, where the bands provide the elasticity of the form and the paper creates shade upon expansion, but the skin appears porous while contracted. The ‘fabric’ is able to breathe, stretch and provide an immersive experience for users within the space it envelopes.

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Single Module

Closed

Open

Expanded

ANNIKA BABRA

Contracted

Fabric in motion

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Model Movement Testing

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supervisor

location

Adrian Blackwell

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Toronto, Canada

course

3A Studio

green-shift green-shift takes on the role of developing the Jane-Finch area into a vibrantly mixed community, in order to accommodate the anticipated growth accompanied by new Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) stops. The area was planned in the 1960s with intentions to provide social housing in a reformed, modern urban setting. However, the area has suffered for the past couple decades due to insufficient amenities, high crime and poverty rates as well as poor overall maintenance. In 2001, it was deemed as one of Torontoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13 Priority Neighbourhoods. green-shift aims to transform the current fabric into a dynamic environment while maintaining the emergetic forces that define the area and provide for the broader community. green-shift reorganizes current planning, creating a central core around the Jane-Finch LRT stop and emanating out into a series of mixed environments. Densification starts at the center, intermingling residential towers with retail podiums lining the main streets of Jane and Finch while ebbing out to low-rise institutional buildings and RGI townhomes. An east to west green strip connects the open Hydro Corridor to the Greenbelt on the other side, fragmenting the site into finer divisions. New streets and pedestrian paths follow a manifesto of focusing on the short blocks of these divisions, holding true to Jane Jacobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notion of pedestrian permeability, an idea followed throughout the entirely of the site.

In collaboration with Matthew Dlugosz, Jane Lee & Lorenzo Nicolini

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Figure-ground Plan

Figure-ground Sections

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GREEN-SHIFT

1:1000 Model Photos

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario Illustration

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Visualized Interior Renders

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location

Toronto, Canada

diamond and schmitt architects

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Diamond and Schmitt Architects is an award-winning Canadian firm established in Toronto since 1975. The multidisciplinary firm has 3 offices; in Toronto, Vancouver and New York City. It is internationally recognized for its design excellence in buildings across the globe and notably within Canada, majorly working on public, institutional and cultural buildings that have shaped the modern urban fabric of Toronto. Within my 4 months, I had the opportunity to work on the schematic design for a Visitor’s Centre for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the historic site of Queen’s Park; I was able to research precedents, take part in bi-weekly meetings and create a book of photos, diagrams and illustrations for the proposed options. I also aided in design development and construction documents for the renovation of the Canadian Centre for Inland Waters, drawing out details, tesing models and proposing new interior features, including a shelving system and a parametric ceiling. • • • • •

Schematic Design Research Cultural Heritage Renovation Interior Design

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