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Space and Furniture Portfolio’ 14


HELLO !! I am Archita Agarwal, Fourth year student pursuing Space and Furniture Design in MIT Institute of Design, Pune, India. I have loved drawing since my childhood and wanted to pursue my career in this field. I have a fascination towards working with materials, exploring new materials and forms and making the furniture prototypes. Over the past 4 years at MIT, I have seen and learnt a lot about design and here is some of my work done during this time. Yet, curious to know more in the coming time as there is always a lot to learn. I hope you like my work. All kinds of feedback are welcome.

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN ( Self clicked Photographs )


NIVANT - Bamboo Chair To study the properties of Bamboo which is a environment friendly material and design a furniture piece for a social space. We started with the exploration of forms in 2-Dimension.

Form Explorations

NIVANT is designed for outdoor seating of a coffe shop ; to sit, relax and be comfortable. It has low - seat and a high back woven with the cotton rope. For the joinery, minifix has been replaced by MS (Mild steel) Rods and hexagonal bolts.

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The final form is a linear and a structurally - stable form.

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Final Form

2 weeks

The process

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Frame - work , joineries and the weaving details

Final Prototype

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CORRUGATED CHAIR

Concept - 1

To design a collapsable seating which is light in weight, economical, easy to assemble and carry ; environment friendly (helps reduce carbon footprints) The collapsable chair is designed in such a way that it is easy to carry after it collapses. Corrugated being a biodegradable and a renewable material helps reduce carbon footprints. The chair made from 9 ply corrugated sheet takes the weight of the person upto 70 kgs.

Concept Sketches

1 week

Sequence of folding the chair ( Photographs of actual prototype)

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CORRUGATED CHAIR

Concept - 2

To design a chair out of a material which helps reduce carbon foot - prints, is light is weight and economical and can be used for indoor purposes. The chair is made out of 7 ply corrugated sheet with a stable configuration where the weight is equally distributed and it doesnt collapse. This chair takes a weight upto 70 kgs.

Concept Sketches

The CORRUGATED board is a versatile, economical, robust, recycleable, practical and a dynamic form of material. It is made from cellulose fibres which are virgin and recycleable, hence it a renewable source.

1 week

( Photographs of actual prototype)

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SIMPLE FURNITURE ( CLASS ROOM FURNITURE )

( Typical classroom scenario )


CLASSROOM SEATING

Basic Research

To design a classroom furniture unit for 11 - 15 years old students of a private school. Special storage needs have to be considered while designing the unit. In todays educational environment, a student is required to do the classwork with the school furniture for atleast six hours per day. When in school, children spend about 80% of their school time in the classroom performing various activities like reading, writing, drawing in which they are supposed to sit in class continously.

3 weeks

Present seating scenarios in classrooms of different schools

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Initial Concepts The initial concept sketches and renders for the classroom seating keeping in mind the storage requirement and the materials.

CONCEPT - 1 The desk for students of age group 11-15 years old. Along with the comfort of the students, the requirement of storage has to be solved. Along the table there is a stand provided for the water bottle and near the foot rest, speacial storage for bags is provided.

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Final Concept The final concept and the prototype of the classroom furniture. THE FINAL PROTOTYPE WAS DISPLAYED IN INDEX FURNITURE FAIR, MUMBAI IN OCTOBER ‘ 12

Final prototype during the making

Final prototype during the exhibition

Panoromic View of the stall at INDEX FURNITURE FAIR, MUMBAI

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OUTDOOR FURNITURE ( OUTDOOR SEATING + SIGNAGE )

( Self - clicked photograph )


OUTDOOR SEATING

Basic Research

To design outdoor seating system of a zoo which enhances the User experiences, while sustaining the ware and tare of outdoor environmental conditions. For designing the seating in the zoo premises, there are certain constraints : - Economical - Material used should be heat resistant, dust resistant, water proof, rust proof - Fixed seating - Heavy in weight - Maintainance free - Resistant to vandalism - Without any sharp edges and modern designs - Purposely designed in a way that it shouldnt be comfortable ( Design requirement specified by the zoo authority, to avoid people siting for long duration )

Present seating scenarios in the zoo

Present seating scenarios in the zoo

4 weeks ( full completion of project )

14 lakh Adults

2 lakh Children

4 Thousand foreigners

9 2 Thousand Hundred Students Handicapped

Visitors in the zoo YEAR - 2012

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Initial Concepts The initial concept sketches for the seating in the zoo premises. As per the observation, in the present scenarios, there are two types of seating : - Individual ( for 2-3 people ) - Group seating ( 10 - 15 people ) CONCEPT - 2 The seating insipred from a ‘FISH’. For 2 - 3 people made in exposed concrete CONCEPT - 1 A group seating - for the people in groups who visit the zoo and spend there day. The seating could be made in different forms depending on the area it is placed in and the audience that area caters.

THE LOWER CLASS

THE UPPER CLASS VISITORS

THE MIDDLE CLASS

Target Audience

Sandstone

Steel sheet bended using sheet bending process

PLAN VIEW

HEAT RESISTANT Steel SIDE VIEW CONCEPT - 3 (FINAL - to be refined) Seating for 2 - 3 people which is a cantileved structure and is fixed to the ground using the underground footing technique made of sandstone and heat resistant steel

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Final Concept Sandstone

Steel sheet bended using sheet bending process

HEAT RESISTANT Steel

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The rendered view of zoo with the placement of the re - designed benches. The benches are with and without back rest both according to the requirement and the need of the user.

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REGULATORY SIGNAGE To design a signage which is to be put up in the zoo and other public space to aware the couple for there indecent behavior which leaves a bad impact on the visitors especially the childern.

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The signage is to be designed in such a way that the message can be conveyed easily and directly to the common man.

3 days

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MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SPACES ( COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION AREA DESIGN )

( Present Scenario Images)


ADMINISTRATION AREA

Basic Research

To re - design the DIRECTOR’s cabin and the CONFERENCE ROOM of the administration building considering the fact that it belongs to a design college and it reflects from the space.

Present Spaces in the Administration area 4 weeks

Present Color Palette

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Overall Plan of the complete space

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Rendered View

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The bright Red color The space for the Director wall enhances the to display some of his space and gives a work. feel of the design environment.

Hardwood Flooring for the cabin, also doesnt let sound transfer to the adjacent cabins.

Medium Density Fibre (MDF) boards made in various sizes for the back wall, some of them embossed and the coated with deco paint.

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Rendered RenderedView View

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HOSPITALITY SPACES ( SPA DESIGN )

( Background image from the internet)


SPA AND TREATMENT ROOM DESIGN To re - design a spa and treatment room at the Lower ground floor of the hotel with the facility to provide various treatments for both Males and Females, also giving an Indian context to the space. LOCATION - Cochin , Kerala TARGET AUDIENCE - Foreign Tourists

MOOD BOARD - KERALA

Color Palette

4 weeks

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moksha

Introducing MOKSHA, THE WELLNESS SPA Relax, Refresh and Rejuvenate at the MOKSHA Spa across India. Whether you choose a spa package or the salon services, the highly trained therapists and beauticians will pamper you while coaxing your body into a state of serene tranquility, enhanced beauty and vigorous health.

THE WELLNESS SPA

At the spa, we have a range of services for the customers : - Ayurvedic spa - Day spa - Nail spa - Foot spa - Hair spa - Facials - Pedicure and Manicure - Sauna - Rasul - The jaccuzi THE OVERALL PLAN OF THE COMPLETE SPACE WAS MADE BUT THE DETAILING OF ONLY ONE PART ie. TREATMENT ROOM ALONG WITH JACUZZI WAS DONE. Overall Plan of the complete space

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Working Drawings

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Electrical Layout

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Floor Pattern

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False Ceiling Layout

WORK IN PROGRESS FOR THIS PROJECT...

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STUDIO SKILLS ( Self clicked Photographs )


PHOTOGRAPHY

Some of the pictures I captured using my Canon 1000D here, there, everywhere and anywhere

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The hand work done on paper using different mediums like pencils, oil pastels, dry pastels, water colors etc.

HAND SKILLS

Isometry

Full - scale chair rendering

Human figures

Axonometry Posterisaton

Space rendering

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TEMPORARY OUTDOOR SEATING To design a seating using the empty juice cans from the thrash to make an outdoor seating which could be used during the annual college fest ‘QUASAR’.

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Materials used : - Empty juice cans - Araldite The seating in made in 2 heights, low height and normal stool height.

Empty juice cans from thrash

Araldite

2 days

( Photographs of the actual prototype )

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WORKSHOP SKILLS ( Self clicked Photographs )


TABLE LAMP To explore the wooden joineries and the properties of plywood, medium density fibre, rubber wood ; and make a useful product out of it. The joineries used in the lamp : - Tenon and Mortise - Butt Joint - Wedge Joint - Miter Joint - Finger Joint The lamp shade has been made using the plywood, cut along the grains and with a Miter joint, the stand using the rubber wood turned in the Lathe Machine and the base box using the Mdf. The Wedge Joint is used to fix the stand as well as adjust the angle of the lamp shade.

1 week

( Photographs of the actual protptype )

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MAGAZINE - NEWSPAPER HOLDER To explore different types of metals and the various processes like pipe bending, welding, sheet bending ; also the different finishing techniques and make a product out of it. The newspaper cum magazine holder can be used for storage of magazines and newspapers and also different orientations can be tried. Processes explored while making the product : - Sheet bending - Pipe bending - Welding - Sanding - Painting

1 week

( Photographs of the actual prototype )

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PROTOTYPE MAKING To create a prototype of Poul Kjaerholm’s HOLSCHER CHAIR and explore the various workshop and weaving techniques. The entire process from making the 1:1 scale drawings, the 1:5 scale down mocotype and then the full scale prototype was followed. The frame structure of the chair is made using 19 mm mild steel pipe ; for weaving 5 mm cotton ropes were used. Techniques used : - Pipe bending - Welding - Weaving - Powder Coating Dimensions of the chair : 28.74 “ (L) x 23.43 ” (W) x 28.15 “ (H)

2 weeks

( Photographs of the actual prototype )

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP (Duration - 2 Months) June’ 13 - August’ 13

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FEW OF THE PROJECTS DONE DURING THE INTERNSHIP


PROJECT - 1

( RESIDENTIAL )

EXECUTED

To design the terrace and the drawing room with full details of a residence located in Civil Lines, Kanpur. Work done under the guidance of Architect Mr. A. K Agrawal.

Detail drawings of terrace and cascading water fall

2 weeks

( Photographs of the site by the end of 2 months ) DETAILS OF THE DRAWINGS HAVE BEEN HIDDEN AS PER FIRM NORMS

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Detail drawings of drawing room (plan) and false ceiling

( Photographs of the site by the end of 2 months )

DETAILS OF THE DRAWINGS HAVE BEEN HIDDEN AS PER FIRM NORMS

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PROJECT - 2 ( RESORT HOUSE ) To make a sketch plan of a resort house located in Lucknow in the plot area of 174 x 184 feet with the given requirement. Requirement on ground floor - Drawing room (double heighted) - Dining room - Kitchen - Entrance lobby - Toilet - Staircase - Lift - Suite with 3 bedrooms with attached toilet and dressing area - Lobby Seperate area for sports complex which included - Covered swimming pool - Squash court - Hall with pool and table tennis 2 servant quarter with attached toilet

Sketch plan of the ground floor of the resort house in Lucknow CONCEPT - 1 (5 different concepts were done)

Maximum lawn area possible along with parking

1 week

DETAILS OF THE DRAWINGS HAVE BEEN HIDDEN AS PER FIRM NORMS

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PROJECT - 3 ( RESIDENTIAL )

EXECUTED

To re - design the dining area and the living room along with the furniture details of a bunglow located in Faridabad. Work done under the guidance of Architect Mr. A. K. Agrawal .

Plan of the drawing room of the bunglow with furniture placemnt and the electrical points

3 weeks

Plan of the diningg room of the bunglow with furniture placemnt and the electrical points

DETAILS OF THE DRAWINGS HAVE BEEN HIDDEN AS PER FIRM NORMS

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DETAILS OF THE DRAWINGS HAVE BEEN HIDDEN AS PER FIRM NORMS

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ARCHITA AGARWAL

Spatial and Furniture Design Student 31. 12. 1991

architaagarwal@yahoo.in + 91 - 9860584485 Permanent Address : 117/ H-2/176 Pandu Nagar, Kanpur 208005

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2010 - 2014 : Currently pursuing fourth year in MIT Institute of Design in the field of Interior, Space and Equipment Design 2010 : Completed 12th grade with 78.6% CBSE Board Sir Padampat Singhania Education Center, Kanpur 2008 : Completed 10th grade with 85.4% CBSE Board Delhi Public School, Kanpur

WORK EXPERIENCE

June’13 to August’13 : Internship at Agrawal & Associates as junior designer

Looking for 20 weeks long internship in an environment that challenges me to continue learning, at the same time be able to serve and utilize my skills and gain further experience while enhancing the company’s productivity and reputation.

ACHIEVEMENTS

2012 : Full scale prototype of school furniture displayed at INDEX FURNTURE FAIR. Mumbai Headed the merchandise team for annual college fest ‘QUASAR’ 2011 : Headed the merchandise team for annual college fest ‘QUASAR’ 2009 : Won the Graphic championship on Anti-Smoking campaign

FIELD OF INTEREST

Working with new materiald and exploring new materials and processes. Making the scale down and full scale models of various furniture pieces. Working on forms and furniture pieces. Developing spaces especially residential projects.

2013 : Helped in foundation of School for Special Children ‘Pragati Path’.

APPLICATIONS HANDLED Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Autocad Google Sketchup Keyshot Hypershot Microsoft Office Suite Photography

EXTRA CURRICULARS

Throwball and Volleybal Photography Canvas Painting Cooking and trying new cuisines Travelling

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