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PORTFOLIO Apoorva Rao

31 Murphy Drive, Bridgewater, NJ, 08807 arao04@syr.edu 908.625.5238


Selected Works 01_Carnival 02_Ripple Rain Screen 03_Metal Skirt 04_Race to Zero Competition


CREEPY Creepy

CUTE Cute

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“EMOTIONAL”

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“FALLING”

Sock Monkey The Sock Monkey was used as a representation of consumption at the New York State Fair. We first looked at these items at the object scale and then took a step back to represent them as a system of consumption at a larger scale.

Illustrator|Drawing Apoorva Rao


Two Worlds Partner: John Mikesh This speculative ground analysis interprets the ground as two systems: The upper ground being consumption, the lower ground being maintenance, and the connection of these two worlds is a gray area which can be represented by the fair itself.

Rendering|V-Ray John Mikesh Drawing|Illustrator Apoorva Rao Sectional 3D Starch Print John Mikesh


Infrastructure as Structure The fairgrounds produces a significant amount of dual conditions. In response to these conditions, I created two landscapes, the ground and roof, and dual programs. The translucent overhang is inaccessible and simply provides protection from the weather.

Plan Oblique Illustrator, V-Ray, Photoshop


Sectional Model Wood, Chipboard,Plastic, Wire Mesh, Foam Core


Bay Elevation

Ripple Rainscreen Facade Iterative Study| Rhino Renders

Shadow Study


Bay Perspective


Rain Screen Facade| Rhino Render + Illustrator


Metal Skirt Location: Intersection of Walton St and Clinton St Downtown Syracuse, 13210 The project, located in downtown Syracuse, addresses the issues of vacancy, densification, reducing parking lots, and historical context by using the arcade typology as a device. The 7.5 feet grade change was reconciled with a grand staircase on the Clinton Street side which leads to a perforated copper screen that wraps the interior of the arcade. The screen regulates the amount of direct sunlight the secondary brick facade receives and allows the upper three residential floors to have more privacy.

Ground Floor Plan | Illustrator Hand Sketches | Pen


Bay Elevation | Illustrator


Axon (Left), Section (Right) | Pen

Arcade Elevation Section | Illustrator


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Team: Rutuja Ganoo, Hanseul Jang, Raul Sadhwani, Apoorva Rao We are proposing to build net zero energy student housing catering to the needs of university students. The Syracuse University Campus Framework plans to move housing from South Campus to main campus which creates a demand for housing near campus.

(Top) Renewable Energy Analysis Rutuja Ganoo| Energy Plus

(Bottom) Daylighting Simulations Apoorva Rao|DIVA for Rhino

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1. Peter Cann, Cann Geothermal Plus 2. Kevin+Josh Stack, NGBC, Building Science Design 3. Ian Shapiro, Taitem Engineering 4. Transsolar, Klima Engineering 5. Matt Magrisi, Eco-Foam Insulators Inc

(Next Page) HVAC and Geothermal Diagram Produced by Raul Sadhwani


Geothermal Air Heat Pump HRV


Design Iterations | Apoorva Rao

Skylight+Facade Studies | Apoorva Rao


Post Industry-Partner Review Charette Pen sketches | Apoorva Rao


Smaller Works Models, Drawings, Photographs


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(Top) V-Ray Render|plugin

Using a site location in West Village, NYC, we were given a set of program requirements and told to create a project using an emphasis on Form, Precedent, or Site. The concept of the project used precedent in order to let me experiment with the device of Piling.

(Bottom) Interior View|Gray Chipboard Model (Next Page) Plans |V-Ray, Illustrator


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Poncho Partner: Megan Baker Using the “Cage” as our driving concept, we envisioned a grid-like braided-twine hood and bodice. We then distorted the grid and used brass fasteners to create bulges in the form thus creating a grotesque “fat-suit”. This distorted form both follows and strays from the contour of the body creating its own topology.

(Left) Fastener Detail (Right) Side View (Next Page) Hand Drafting


Slivers Prize: Atelier Bow-Wow Does a Playground Award

A re-imagination of the ideal programs in contemporary suburban housing by introducing the irrational “grid� of the people who will inhabit these houses for extended periods of time: therefore making it a rejection of an ideal home.

Partners: Apoorva Rao(Drawing) John Mikesh (Model)


Cultual Center 534 Westcott St, Syracuse 13210 Rendering|V-Ray, Photoshop

Active Dynamic Void

Active/Dynamic Void

Raum Plan Raumplan


Longitudinal Section Section 1/8” = 1’-0”

Side Elevation 1/8” = 1’-0” Elevation


1/16 Scale Site Model Chipboard, Lasercutting

Prado Museum Madrid Competition Gluckman Tang Summer Employment Model Building 5ft Long 1/4 Scale Spatial Model Hand Cut Cardboard


Kitsch

The Looks of Things: Aesthetic Category Chris Milnes (Mucky Chris), Zen Batman Representation Technique Apoorva Rao

Object: Zen Batman by Chris Milnes (Mucky Chris) (Top) Rhino Render, Photoshop (Left) Board Form Concrete (Right) Wood Texture Application


Cute

The Looks of Things: Aesthetic Category

Object: Pop Funko QuinnHarley Funko,Harley Pop! Vinyl

Quinn #72 Representation Technique

(Top) Illustrator

Apoorva Rao

(Left) Vaccumm Form Plastic, Spray Paint


Merging Facades Black and White Film Photography 8”x10” Silver Print


Church Lights Black and White Film Photography 8”x10” Silver Print


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