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Vigneswaran J

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UG Architecture Portfolio

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Compilation of Selected Works from 2014-19


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* Illustration of The story of me and architecture 2006-14


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THE STORY

The story of me and Architecture

ACADEMICS

01. Rigid Levels 02. Housing in Mylapore 03. U Turn Politics

TRAINING

04. Matter - Goa - Experience 05. Parivartan 06. Thinkering centre

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PROJECTS

07. The Hammer Fitness 08. Timber Entabulature

COMPETITION

09. Fairy Tale story telling 10. Kairaloora

VOLUNTARINESS 11. MOAD 12. Triple O Studios 13. Madras Inherited


* Collage of Selected Art Works 2012 - 2019


THE STORY

THE STORY

OF ME AND ARCHITECTURE

Paintings have always been a motivation for exploring new ideas through colors, surface and scale. The impulse addiction towards the Intangible essence of colors within a context stimulated to experiment in a bigger scale (Wall Painting). It was fun! Further experiments (this time its a wall mural) inculcated a fascination towards volume, space, light and shadow. Being the first encounter with “architecture things�, thought the soulful beauty of the spatial observation as well. Instances and opinions (of few Architects) created the desire of being more than an art fellow. May also be an Architect! AR.T!

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* Illustration of days at the architecture school.


ACADEMICS

CONTENT | ACADEMICS

01. RIGID LEVELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 02. HOUSING IN MYLAPORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 03. U TURN POLITICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03

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ACADEMICS | RIGID LEVELS

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RIGID LEVELS

MULTISTORY HELICAL BUILDING

The Multistory dwelling, a concept which is supposed to bring people together in the material living state and establish connectivity between their well being. Rather it has became a solid entity to live alone with in a cluster. There is no transfer of heritage (DNA) is evident, Is it going to be a soulless volume of lives forever? As a design, sometimes it is a easy big picture one can develop, as in multiple reputation of the same foot print evolves into a multistory building. The intent is to break the theory of multiple stacking (LVL) and create a seamless vertical flow throughout the building which can establish connection between the old, middle and new age people bringing up the richness of living as a community.

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ACADEMICS | RIGID LEVELS

The corner plot (10,000 sq.m), in padur, OMR is the site for the multistory dwelling. Access routes are managed in such a way the user moves along the traffic nature of the context. 2BHK (56 numbers), 3BHK ( 28 numbers), 4BHK (28 numbers) are the requirements of the building with basic amenities.

Zoning + Site plan

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ACADEMICS | RIGID LEVELS

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ACADEMICS | RIGID LEVELS

The Concept is to achieve a seamless vertical circulation through a Helical ramp (two) connecting from the ground to sky. Two helical ramps are brought together (as a void treatment) in alternative spring and to build the whole scene of RIGID LEVELS.

Helix 1

Helix 2

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ACADEMICS | RIGID LEVELS

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ACADEMICS | HOUSING IN MYLAPORE

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HOUSING

IN MYLAPORE, ADAPTIVE REUSE

An Intention to Conservation and Adaptive reuse vernacular houses in Mylapore is the core reason behind this project. There is lot inherited heritage lies in this historic town of madras. One can roam in this heritage corridor, but when it comes to accommodation it will be only something contemporary, spoiling once interest on mylapore’s heritage. The idea is to improve tourism by conserving vernacular house for accommodation, with a keen notion to create an awareness on vernacular houses among the locals by showcasing the richness and eco-friendly approach of vernacular buildings. The project is also intended to help and act as a motivation for the locals in conserving their heritage houses rather than giving up them for modern construction.

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ACADEMICS | HOUSING IN MYLAPORE

The process of evolution is keen in partial demolition of the existing structures in the site for the maximum better utilization of the space without losing its character. The design evolves from a cluster of partially abandoned site to a aligned semi public forum and accommodation.

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ACADEMICS | HOUSING IN MYLAPORE

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ACADEMICS | HOUSING IN MYLAPORE

The existing inherited heritage along with the street scape is happily married with the new alignment in order to maintain the warmth of this historical regeneration. The tight circulation becomes generous open spaces by relocating the blocks to the voids of the frontage.

INDIAN PATENT STONE

POT TILES

TEAK WOOD

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ACADEMICS | HOUSING IN MYLAPORE

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ACADEMICS | U TURN POLITICS

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U TURN POLITICS POLITICAL RECREATION CENTRE

Political situation in Tamil Nadu has become more like a game which as very low health and economy but still it manages to survive with its administrative powers. There is an interesting, landmark change in TN that has happened in recent times, but still the confusion is on for the future of Tamil Nadu. The pace shift can either bring possibilities for other subservient parties to seek power (or) can entirely set a new dimension for Tamil Nadu politics. Why not the state with more than 60% of young population to set a youngest ministry? If so what can be the glitch for the glaze? These questions brought the idea of creating an Architectural element that can envision the future of the Indian Political system. The Architectural-political element witness to denoise the concept of politics in India and inculcate the larger perspective of Governance and policies.

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ACADEMICS | U TURN POLITICS

When there is a belief that the younger generation is about bring in a political evolution, statistics says that “we are not ready!�. It needs a preparation by appreciating good political instances (Ubuntu), Political interactions, politics as a practice (Cognitive ease) and Immediate Responsibilities (Socio - Entrepreneurship)

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Entrepreneurship

03 Cognitive Ease 02 Political

Interaction

01 Ubuntu

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ACADEMICS ACADEMICS | U TURN | RIGID POLITICS LEVELS

Ethnic Nodes

Visual Metaphor

Figurative Prototype

SITE PLAN

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ACADEMICS | U TURN POLITICS

Master Plan 21


ACADEMICS | U TURN POLITICS

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**Illustration Illustrationof ontraining days at experience the architecture at Matter, school. Goa 2017-18


TRAINING

CONTENT | TRAINING

04. EXPERIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 05. PARIVARTAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 06. THINKERING CENTRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03

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TRAINING | EXPERIENCE

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EXPERIENCE

MATTER - GOA - EXPERIENCE

Think Matter. is a content initiative that aims to celebrate the diversity and richness of ideas and practices that are quintessentially Indian and relate to challenges and opportunities that are presented by our context. Studio Matter. is a professional firm that aims to curate thoughtful, reflective, contemplative and sensitive work that is representative of contemporary practice in India. Goa such a calm green territory, satisfying ones wish to either live with contemporary needs or with the naturalistic approach. That was the place of mine during the architectural training. Intensively i got a role in the blue house (Matter) to make design, presentation, construction drawings, coordination, schedule and sequence of work, documentation and some times administration, data base building etc.,

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TRAINING | PARIVARTAN

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PARIVARTAN

STUDENT HOSTEL , SWIAN, BIHAR

Parivartan Hostel Building is proposed for housing students of Parivartan ( Rural Education Center, Siwan, Narendrapur, Bihar ). Challenge to be accepted in this project is distance, Since the site is 1000 km ahead from our work place often site visits are not possible. The only way to communicate is drawings. Clean drawings with essential details can only expected to do well in the rural area. The site is 60 meters long and only 10 meters wide. The Building is expected to be a perfect long cuboid. The structure itself follows in equal grids throughout the building, That allowed even to make changes in the building even after the plinth is casted. The main design objective in the building is to throw varieties on its facades, It was a good clean long facade to articulate. The articulation worked well with twelve varieties of windows and three different types of composite windows. The role in this project is to design, develop and co-ordinate from the scratch to 90 % completion on the building.

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TRAINING | PARIVARTAN

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1. Security Cabin 2. Dormitory 3. Common / Display room 4. Common Gathering (Double Height Space) 5. Common Wash room 6. Toilet

7. Kitchen, storage and Utility 8. Two person room 9. Three Person room 10. Staircase 11.Studio Apartment

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TRAINING | PARIVARTAN 150 mm Deep roof slab, Top of the roof is surfaced with China mosaic Tiles and a slope to drain water is maintained in mortar Typical Structural Framing Grid of beam (450 x 250 mm)

First Floor Masonry finished without plastering and painted white, Which contrasts with the exposed concrete Columns and Beams

First Floor Structural Framing with sunk slab sunken @ -325mm ( Using Inverted Beams). Typical Gird with Beam 250 x 450mm.

Ground Floor Masonry with IPS finished floors and Un plastered Walls painted white. Staircase are anchored in a way that it articulates the facade with little relief from building. Columns of 3 different sizes ( 350 x 350, 300 x 450 and 300 x 900) and With five different Structural foundation and Reinforcement ( C1, C2, C3, C4 and C5). Typical Tie Beams which ties the structural columns and holds in position with typical 4m x 4m grid with fins of beam which also supports the walls at Ground Floor.

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TRAINING | PARIVARTAN

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Beam 250 x 125 (As Per STR) Room 1 : 3 Person

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TRAINING | PARIVARTAN

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TRAINING | THINKERING

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THINKERING

WORKSHOP, ADAPTIVE REUSE

Thinkering Centre is a restoration of a Old Goan House into a Campus for creative learning. It is a quite large area about 24,000 sq.ft area in which the built up was about 2,500 sq.ft. The Idea of this proposal is to retain the old structure and install a mezzanine in steel to extend the area of the building. Since Old Goan houses are huge in volume and heights, it was a bit easier for the installation of mezzanine floor without building or extending the wall heights. It is typically installing a fabricated metal floor into a old big house. Where from outside the building is same in the volume but from inside the function is split into two levels. The Building is designed in such a way that it takes more live load and maintenance its self weight as low as possible. The role in this project is to Takeover, develop and co-ordinate till 70 % completion on the building.

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TRAINING | THINKERING

Photographs, Old Building

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TRAINING | THINKERING Project:

Thinkering

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PROJECTS

CONTENT | PROJECTS

09. HAMMER FITNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 10. TIMBER EN TAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02

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PROJECTS | HAMMER FITNESS

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HAMMER FITNESS INTERIOR DESIGN, CHENNAI

The very first Interior project with an experimental client with budget constrains is the better term to put on The Hammer Fitness. Its a project done in partnership where designing was my part of the project. Initially the space was little upset with the civil, since the low and uneven ceiling heights due to sunk slabs. To the maximum utilization of the ceiling gaps it was decided to add a MS punch metal sheet as false ceiling material only in the uneven ceiling gaps. The punch metal screen was illuminated above the punch metal panels bringing in diffused lighting. To aesthetically bring in a rugged as well as royal essence the material like punch metal screens, OST glassed with epoxy resin and thug wood painting are used.

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PROJECTS | HAMMER FITNESS Project Title:

The Hammer Fitness

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FLOOR PLAN

Drawn by: Vigneswaran J Issued for: Discussion

Toilet 36 sq.ft

Manual Equipments 268 sq.ft

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Dry Floor 56 sq.ft

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Cross Fit 296 sq.ft

Workstation 254 sq.ft

Workstation 80 sq.ft

Fitness 179 sq.ft

Hidden line Column Center Line

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PROJECTS | TIMBER EN TAB

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TIMBER EN TAB

AESTHETIC TIMBER TREATMENT

Wood always being a material of fascination the grains, surface, color and contrast. The idea is to articulate a column which eventually came in the middle of the living room during renovation of an old building. Using the yield tensile strength of the material timber is composed against the column creating a parabolic movement towards the ceiling. Continuous staking of the timber beadings creates a contiguous pattern resulting in forming a Timber Entabulature against the entire column.

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COMPETITIONS

CONTENT | COMPETITION

11. FAIRY TALE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 12. KAIRALOORA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02

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COMPETITION | FAIRY TALE

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FAIRY TALE

STORY TELLING, BLANK SPACE

Who won’t like creating a stories? Especially when it comes to architecture! Blank space gave us (was working at matter) a chance to create our own story with no definite story line. The submission is a story with maximum of five graphical illustrations (that added a smile in my face) The story is “what if we build a very strong wall around lutyens Delhi and after several hundred decades explorers finding this fortified city. They wonder of the material used to build the giant wall and leaving them question how the fortified city would have got abandoned. Then there is a breach in the wall (That makes it obvious) how big or strong a boundary is a small breech can bleed into it.”

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COMPETITION | KAIRALOORA

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KAIRALOORA Out of interest, when wandering for some interesting work, MOAD (chennai) offered to work for a competition along with them. Kairaloora in a competition based on Africa. The notion of the competition is to build a recreational space for the locals using the contextual and available material around the space. The abundant material near that space was mostly bamboo, dry wood and mud. Taking advantage on the other available conventional material, crafted an space to bring in the people’s interest towards their culture and recreate in accordance with it.

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VOLUNTARINESS

VOLUNTARINESS MOAD, TRIPLE O STUDIOS, FRAME

It was always fun to bring in new challenges and commitments after training at matter and Volunteering with MOAD, Triple O Studios gave in an opportunity to explore along with the studios interest in creating posters, maps etc., which eventually lead to conducting a Heritage Walk through Madras Inherited (Part of Triple O) for underprivileged kids organised by sahapedia. Frame, Another amazing event hosted by Matter, Goa in 2019. It was a call back by matter to join this time as volunteer for this big event. Such a knowledgeable experience . Rather than randomly jumping into a practice commitment thought of taking an unlearning period to explore myself and optimizing a practice where a long lasting commitment can work. Believing RVDA as one such space.

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Compilation of Selected works from 2014-19

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Compilation of Selected works from 2014-19

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