SAGAR CHITRAKAR ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO AND SOME
NEPAL & INDONESIA 2008-2018
Flores Sea, Indonesia, 2017
Table of content TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY
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THE COURT - BASIC DESIGN II Conceptual 1 THE CUBE - DESIGN STUDIO III Conceptual 2 BODE -CONSERVATION - DESIGN STUDIO IV Conceptual 3 DWELL - THESIS Conceptual 5
1. EVEREST BUILD II + DISASTER RESPONSE BUILD - HABITAT 2. HARIYO CHOWK - SATTYA MEDIA ART COLLECTIVES
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NEPAL’S CHILDREN’S ART MUSEUM Conceptual 9 KTC GOODWILL Conceptual 11 THE BRACE Conceptual 12 THE HOUSE IN THE WOODS Conceptual 13 SPIRIT OF PLACES Conceptual 14 COOL SCHOOL PROJECT - DESIGN COMPETITION Conceptual 15 LELE RESTORATION Conceptual 16
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IMMEDIATE TEMPORARY SHELTERS AND SCHOOLS Built 17 POST EARTHQUAKE - PROTOTYPE PERMANENT SHELTER Built 18 PERMANENT SCHOOL Built 19 PROJECT MERO GAUN Conceptual 21
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
QI-GONG TEMPLE Conceptual 23 RICE CAMPUS Conceptual 24 CASE STUDY HOUSE - JA Conceptual 15 HOUSE BC Under Construction 27 CASE STUDY HOUSE - PP Conceptual 29 STUDIO PERENENAN Under Construction 30 PANTAI PERENENAN Under Construction 31 10 SECONDS UP Under Construction 32 CO-TEL Conceptual 33 OUTPOST Conceptual 34 HOUSE K Under Construction 35 HOUSE R Conceptual 37 PEJENG HOUSE Under Construction 39 HOUSE O Built 41
THE COURT - BACHELOR’S RESIDENCE
YEAR I : PART B - BASIC DESIGN II ( EG 471AR )
2008 , Nepal Status: Conceptual
As a part of the first Design Studio in the University, the task was to simply design a single-story house with no constraints whatsoever. The site was virtual, the requirements were virtual and the client was the preference of your choice.
As I was deeply rooted into photography, my client was the mere reflection of myself. The house needed to accommodate a private studio,a bedroom with a small living room and an inner courtyard where my dogs could play as around and I could contemplate about things and do my gardening.
“.. At the time, the only architectural object that I knew was the Glass House ..”
At the time, the only architectural object that I knew was the Glass House by Philip Johnson which was the icon of modern architecture.
This was the only building that I could referenced to and tried to extract its simplicity and complexity from this beautiful piece of architecture with all the curiosity I had with this subject of architecture. The final outcome of the house was a simple modular building planned around a courtyard. This typology of arrangement was inspired from the traditional architecture of Kathmandu, where the central space is space of interaction and community. This space is an integral part of the community which is translated as the Heart of this house
THE CUBE - BACHELOR’S RESIDENCE
YEAR II : PART A - BASIC DESIGN II ( EG 521 AR )
2008, Nepal Status: Conceptual
“..The Unfinished Struggle Of My Rubik’s Cube Was The Finished product for my struggle..” The only outline of this design task was to design a three story building. As I was struggling to find the design approach for this project l, I saw my brother’s Rubik’s Cube on the table next to me, which I could not solve for ages. The unfinished three layers of the Rubik’s Cube somehow became a source of fascination for me. So the process of form finding began with this Rubik’s Cube. And at the end, the unfinished struggle of my Rubik’s Cube was the finished product for my struggle for the project.
BODE - CONSERVATION
YEAR V : PART A - DESIGN STUDIO IV ( EG 821 AR )
Team : Prakash Sapkota, Prajwol R. Bajracharya, Rajesh Neupane, Roby C. Rai, Sameer Poudyal, Sudeep Shakya, Upendra Subedi Bode, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2011 Status: Conceptual
PROPOSED BODE SETTLEMENT
The conservation project was assigned in Bode, which is a traditional settlement of the Newari community in the outskirts of Kathmandu. The objective of this task was to address and conserve the tangible and intangible components of the traditional settlement without inhibiting the customary way of life. In the initial stage, primary data was collected by maps, survey, photographs and sketches. Then, secondary data was collected through literature review of case studies, lectures and interaction with the locals. As this was the group task, my team members proposed interventions in the existing skyline through the process of adaptive reuse for the goal of harmonious street scape. 3
PROPOSED COMMUNITY CENTER
â€œ..Achieving a goal to develop a unique culture context and the public spaces in a location which was well known for its communal characteristics. â€?
On the other hand, I was responsible to design a new community center building in this traditional and ancient settlement with a level of sentiment and a sense of character during the process. The proposed building has a unique roof in its entrance whose goal was to spark some curiosity in pedestrians and invite them inside. Besides the roofâ€™s unique character, the inclination is arranged for the solar panel and rain water harvesting. With these features, the goal was to be Off the Grid and self-sustained with a hope to inspire the community to make a small move towards sustainability and local empowerment. With its unique character on one side and the use of local material on the other side, this building sits with harmony in a traditional settlement. Thus achieving a goal to develop a unique culture context and the public spaces in a location which was well known for its communal characteristics
DWELL: THE SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT RETREAT YEAR V : PART B - THESIS ( EG 881 AR )
Sano Thimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal, 2011 Status: Conceptual
DWELL: The Sustainable Environment Retreat is a learning and research center. It is a sustainable designbuilding project that has two components. It offers practical experience for people to actually live in residential green space. And, the retreat compound a research facility focused on energy efficient design and techniques. While, The Green Retreat Experience is about living in a space that is Eco-friendly, the Energy Research Centre will contribute to develop new forms of sustainable energy.
Waste Water Treatment Plant
The Dwell project intends to establish this building as a learning and research center. It is a multidimensional public facility where anyone from the community can get first hand experience on sustainability. Itâ€™s a gallery for artists to express their creativity through recycled material and itâ€™s a practical model for energy efficient buildings. This project proposes a center that will make the community realize that being environmentally friendly is not just behavior but also a lifestyle.
TF - Solar Farm
7F - CEO
6F - Admin / Finance
5F - Biodiversity Research
4F - Research
3F - Research
2F - Library
1F - Public
Admin. / Research
Indoor Greenery OBJECTIVES A. Eco-literature and communication initiative: The center will focus on imparting knowledge about the natural and manmade environment. It will provide a scope for the students, teachers and consumers, about the importance of energy and the fundamental issues and problems surrounding its production and use. It will focus on the need of sustainable design standards for the future.
â€œ..Project intends to establish this building as a learning and research center. . â€?
B. Promote efficient and prudent use of energy: The center will promote a vast array of construction and design practices and techniques for affordable aesthetics and healthy environment. C. Encourage non-fossil sources of energy production: The institute will put an effort into creating awareness in the community about renewable resources. It will promote the necessity of human consciousness to promote environmental sensitivity in attitude and behavior. It will emphasize on the rational exploitation of the renewable resources. D. Encourage the re-cycling and reuse of materials: The research center along with the gallery will encourage the use of waste materials as art. It is an approach to design products that will create awareness in the community about the reuse of waste materials. 6
EVEREST BUILD II + DISASTER RESPONSE BUILD HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NEPAL | Volunteer Architect Kavre + Aurahi, Siraha, Nepal, 2011-2013 Status: Built
Everest Build II was held in Kavre, Nepal in 2012 which focused on building 40 houses promoting the use and development of sustainable building material such as adobe. The material adobe is an ancient technology prevalent in Nepal, especially in Kathmandu and its surrounding areas such as Kavre. With time however the culture of building with mud is gradually being replaced with cement construction. The concept of the Build was adopting sustainability as its core theme through the local technology of adobe construction. The building sizes and room layouts varied on the basis of need and requirement of each household, land parcel and choice of the family. This approach generated a feeling of ownership of their house among home partners. On June of 2012, Habitat For Humanity Nepal took a step forward to help people adversely affected by an accidental fire that broke out in Aurahi Village Development Committee in Siraha district in the month of May. An assessment by the District Disaster Relief Committee found 461 families affected by the fire, one child killed and four people injured. Habitat for Humanity Nepal, with funding from Jersey Overseas Aid Commission (JOAC) and local coordination, supported all 461 families with emergency shelters made up of bamboo through the provision of emergency shelter kits and technical assistance
â€œ ..Adopting sustainability as its core theme â€?
SATTYA MEDIA ARTS COLLECTIVE| Program Coordinator, Volunteer
Prayag Pokhari, Lalitpur, Nepal, 2012-2013 Status: Built
Hariyo Chowk is a collaborative educational space for sustainable design and urban farming in Kathmandu. As Kathmandu is rapidly in the process of urbanization, there are fewer green spaces left in the city once known for its strong tradition of urban farming. In spring of 2012 Sattya Media Arts Collective planted an initiative to transform a courtyard into a modern adaptation of the traditional chowk. The project was financially supported through crowd funding by raising 15000 USD In the process, we built relationships with students, community and local organizations and working together we build a rainwater collection system to reduce reliance on city water, a bamboo structure for vertical gardening for native, edible, and medicinal plants, a workshop area for arts and education alongside an earthen oven made out of mud bricks. After more than a year, the entire site was completely disassembled in a day and the materials were reused and reallocated in a smaller scale.
â€œ ..Transform a courtyard into a modern adaptation of the traditional chowk.â€?
NEPAL’S CHILDREN ART MUSEUM FREELANCE | Project Architect
Hattisar Sadak, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2013 Status: Conceptual
“ A creative space where children can learn, play, create and just be children.”
FLOOR PLAN Workshops Classrooms Screenings Art Exhibitions
Nepal Children’s Art Museum (NCAM) was the first of its kind in Nepal; a creative space where children can learn, play, create and just be children. It is a multidimensional project with three main objectives to provide hands on art experience to children, encourage literacy through art, and empower youth in the community. The provided space was a 120 square meter roof terrace in an existing building with existing structures. The design of the museum was an open plan so that space can transform itself to accommodate the needs of the museum such as workshops, classrooms, screenings and art exhibition. The additional roof structure is held by columns which were designed in way that there’s minimal obstruction to the view and floor plan. SCREENINGS
DURING NCAM’S FIRST ROOF TOP EXHIBITION TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY 10
FREELANCE | Project Architect
Birtamod, Jhapa, Nepal, 2013 Status: Conceptual
The task of the project was to design a facade for a commercial building in Birtamod, a commercial, educational and transport hub with rich traditions of art and culture. The pattern for the facade was inspired by the traditional fabric pattern of the local community. By drawing inspiration from this intricate fabric and it’s patterns, the facade was designed which had a potential to stand out amongst the ugly neighboring street scape.
“ .. Facade’s aesthetic was also a reflection of it’s local craftsmanship and heritage. ” The facade’s aesthetic was also a reflection of it’s local craftsmanship and heritage. Besides this added value, the modular facade was designed to provide the much-needed shading for the hot climate. Later, the client decided to go for the same sterile facade as its neighboring buildings.
Kathmandu, Nepal, 2013 Status: Conceptual
“ .. Based on a modular, flexible and adaptable design..”
The Brace is a self-made conceptual project for row-housing apartment, setup in a dense urban environment. The concept of the project was to have minimal footprint on the ground which would act as a communal space for its inhabitants and at the same time maximize the density of the site without compromising each other. Based on a modular, flexible and adaptable design, the construction was envisioned to be a modular design which could adapt as per the need of one’s community.
THE HOUSE IN THE WOODS
Nepal, 2013 Status: Conceptual
â€œ .. Based on exploring the simplicity of the basic shape - square. .â€?
This project is my interpretation of the house in the woods inspired by other designers who were exploring under the same title. The house is based on exploring the simplicity of the basic shape-square. With two extended viewing decks on top of the floor, one would get safe panoramic view the site had to offer. The house was envisioned as an off grid building unit and through the position and orientation, consider lighting and heating aspects.
SPIRIT OF THE PLACE
Nepal, 2013 Status: Conceptual
â€œ .. With an intention on exploring a space that reflects plainness, tranquility and closeness to nature.â€?
The Spirit of Places is a conceptual series, with an intention on exploring a space that reflects plainness, tranquility and closeness to nature. The open space is filled with reflection of the light that changes with sunset and sunrise. The smell of the nature welcomes you pleasantly and one can be truly immersed with nature and be the part of the play of the light The space is envisioned as a space one can find a peace within and just contemplate.
COOL SCHOOL PROJECT
BUILDING TRUST INTERNATIONAL - DESIGN COMPETITION
Team: Rajan Karmacharya, Chandra Prajapati, Hemantika R. Palikhe, Sanjeev Shrestha Khovd, Mongolia, 2015 Status: Conceptual
“ Enter into the world full of possibilities, A multi purpose space with a personal, Permanent constellation above you.”
Building Trust International and the Government of Mongolia announced an International Design Competition for a school design proposal that could withstand the extreme Mongolian Climate. The team proposed a design which would act as a safe, comfortable, learning environment withstanding the extreme temperature in Mongolia. The design aimed to harbor a feeling of belongingness with the use of motifs of the traditional Mongolian building; the yurt. With empty white walls, it encourages te children’s creativity and create their own pleasant playful environment. The building assimilates nature in the design by implementing berm housing with passive heating system, also the use of compressed earth blocks manufactured with the soil that is obtained from the site itself helps suffice the sustainable approach. The roof of the building delivers an open space in the ground level that provides the children with enough outdoor play space and in a way yields the portion of land in which the building was initially constructed.
LELE - RESTORATION
FREELANCE | Project Architect
Lele, Lalitpur, Nepal, 2016 Status: Conceptual
The project was to renovate a small derelict house located in Lele, a small valley 14 KM from Kathmandu. The earthquake had caused major damage in the infrastructures of the entire village. And there was a major change in social and economic pattern of the entire village. Most of the houses were abandoned, and the small village was almost empty. With common goal in mind, I worked alongside a group of local builders and potential investors. For the first phase, the plan was to make it structurally sound and convert into a Bed and Breakfast unit. During the process, it will retain the existing viable structures, and empower locals to take part in the construction process.
Salvaged Wood New Wood
â€œ ..Purpose of the project was to revive the social and cultural activities and most importantly regain the long lost trust on natural materials that they had been using for ages. â€? For extra strengthening of the masonry walls, it will be braced from both sides with cross wooden joists.
TIMBER WORK BRACING
The whole purpose of the project was to revive the social and cultural activities and most importantly regain the long lost trust on natural materials that they had been using for ages. The process included a lot of iterations, experimentation, and refinements, and ultimately it was a process of discovery of the right solution in the process, which was to keep intact the existing elements in a safer way as much as it was possible, and the remaining cracks would be left as a reminder of the earthquake.
MASONRY WALL BRACING
POST EARTHQUAKE - IMMEDIATE TEMPORARY SHELTERS A AND SCHOOLS ABARI BAMBOO AND EARTH INITIATIVES | Project Architect Nepal, 2016 Status: Built
On April 25 2015, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 Richter scale earthquake devastated the lives and physical infrastructure of Nepal. Over 10,000 people lost their lives and over 500,000 homes, 40,000 schools were destroyed.
â€œI quit my job the same day and joined ABARI,â€? I quit my job the same day and joined ABARI, who initiated a very small campaign to provide cotton tents and tarps to a community affected in Gorkha. The campaign snowballed and hundreds of people joined hands from all around the world to join this effort. Looking at the context, we created a do-it- yourself manual for transitional shelters with flexible and diverse designs that encouraged homeowners to build transitional homes using salvaged material. It is estimated to have directly reached of more than 30,000 families in ground. I was part of the barefoot architects and builders who went to over 20 villages in Sindhupalchok and Kavre to teach local communities ways to make transitional shelters. Besides this, I also spearheaded several teams to build transitional schools around Kathmandu during this time.
POST EARTHQUAKE - PROTOTYPE PERMANENT SHELTER
ABARI BAMBOO AND EARTH INITIATIVES | Project Architect May 2015 - Jan 2016 , Bhatte Dada, Kavre, Nepal Status: Built
ABARI with collaboration with The Karmi Initiatives, designed a house for Sanu Maya Tamang considering her situation as a single mother whose house was completely damaged by the earthquake. With a daily wage of USD 2.5, and having lost her husband a few years ago, she was not in a position to rebuild her house. Moreover, having differently-abled daughter, Muna (aged 13) and young son, Bijay (aged 11), had exacerbated her situation.
“The house also acted as a demonstration ... not just for the community but for the whole country. ” The house is strategically designed with respect to the topography of the site and acted as a demonstration for postearthquake permanent reconstruction, not just for the community but for the whole country. Built using locally available materials - bamboo and earth, the house is one of the best examples of sustainable reconstruction in post-earthquake Nepal. It is a solar passive house with rain water harvesting, selfsufficient power supply through PV cells, biogas, improved cooking stove and an organic kitchen garden which follows principles of permaculture. The construction of a house is the synergy of varying elements— raw materials, financial and human resources, skill and time.
ABARI BAMBOO AND EARTH INITIATIVES | Project Architect
Nepal, 2015-2016 Status: Built
â€œ..Defend with the Government of Nepal through the rigorous process in which the officials had to be convinced that local and vernacular materials were strong and viable option thAn opting for easier concrete construction which had no place in the rural settlements of Nepal.â€? The main intention of the project was to rethink the existing paradigm of educational spaces for children in Nepal post earthquake. Made from locally sourced materials and constructed using modified vernacular techniques, it is designed to create safer and inspiring structures. These schools features intuitive natural technologies as well as permaculture values in order to instill a strong sense of curiosity and thirst for knowledge in the children. CONCEPTUAL The play space component is an integral part of the design and it challenges the typical design of classrooms all over Nepal. This multi-functional covered play space was conceived for various activities such as an art center, a small theater and a communal space. The design of the space allows the students to move and play around regardless of the weather conditions
The school design can transform and expand according to individual village needs and site conditions. Built with local, and natural materials, it is climate responsive and has universal access in all of itâ€™s units. With a belief that through the hands on construction process with locals, not only is a building created, but a whole community can be empowered. The design is flexible and encourages involvement from the local community in both the building and planning phase in order to reinforce a sense of ownership and pride. One of the objectives for this type of ecological building construction is to inspire others to imitate the new style of construction and foster a new trust in the local and vernacular materials. I was the lead designer for this project and had to defend with the Government of Nepal through the rigorous process in which the officials had to be convinced that local and vernacular materials were strong and viable option than opting for easier concrete construction which had no place in the rural settlements of Nepal. At the end, the design was unanimously approved and was distributed as an open source design.
MODULAR BAMBOO CONNECTIONS
PROJECT MERO GAUN
ABARI BAMBOO AND EARTH INITIATIVES | Project Architect Kulay, Nuwakot, Nepal, 2015-2016 Status: Conceptual
Women Development Center
Community Forest In partnership with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche, Mero Gaun is a model village that sets an example for post-earthquake reconstruction and sustainable development in Kulay in Okharpauwa VDC in Nuwakot district.
Camping Sites Organic Farming
Nested in a beautiful location overlooking the mountains, Kulay lies about 12 km North-West of Kathmandu. The village was uninhabitable after the earthquake, and all of its 55 homes collapsed. ABARI assisted and trained 55 households to build Compressed Earth Block and Improved Stone Masonry houses using locally available resources.
Pickup Strawberry Farming Microbrewery Cafe
Tourism Infrastructure Community Empowerment Community Development
Road Access Pedestrian Only
Water Recycling SITE PLAN 21
â€œ The objective of the project was to design a model village that integrates sustainable design practices in relation to energy, agriculture and livelihood. â€?
ELEVATION WITH VARIOUS PROPOSED MATERIALS
The project aimed to facilitate the construction of the model village through an Owner Driven Reconstruction approach incorporating sustainable agriculture using permaculture model, sustainable livelihood through masonry training, rainwater harvesting, biogas toilets, and potentially homestays and trout farming. The housing construction utilizes locally available resources like wood/stone/mud to minimize cost and encourage people to use local resources. Individual homeowners will have the option between wall materials for their home. They can choose either Stone wall or Compressed Earth Block. The method and use of the above mentioned materials makes the house conform to earthquake resilient design. The objective of the project was to design a model village that integrates sustainable design practices in relation to energy, agriculture and livelihood. DURING INTERACTION WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY
QI GONG TEMPLE
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Angga Prastika
Mas, Bali, Indonesia, 2016 Status: Conceptual
“ To combine traditional Balinese technology, material and it’s craftsmanship with a contemporary approach through a process of form finding in architecture. ” The structure for the design is planned in a circular base that holds a tea room and other supportive program around the philosophy of ` Gong. The roof canopy is based in a grid shell structure which seeks to combine traditional Balinese technology, material and it’s craftsmanship with a contemporary approach through a process of form finding in architecture. The building stands out and harmonizes at the same time with its surrounding traditional buildings.
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Angga Prastika
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 2016 Status: Conceptual
“ ..Created topography would work as a fully intact irrigated system of field.”
The project explores the potential of reducing the negative impact of building in its environment and investigates the potential of a building’s roof to be used as an agricultural element. Through the process of urbanization and tourism, buildings are taking up spaces which was once used as a farm land. The proposed typology of teared steps with grid shell structure makes itself invisible in the surrounding and provides a base to grow as it would have been a rice field. Inside spaces are naturally vented and lighted through the slits that the teared fields generates. The artificially created topography would work as a fully intact irrigated system of field. 24
CASE STUDY HOUSE - JA
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia, 2016 Status: Conceptual
As a small design drill in the studio for a site in Uluwatu, my proposal was a minimally designed house, that extended from wall to wall with meticulously designed folded plate structure. This provided an unobstructed open floor plan, whose geometric pattern was inspired from the undulating landscape it was resting on. It blends within the natural tones of the nature, and sets the mood just as the waves of the ocean does.The base of the structure would be cladded in wood veneer to expose its structure characteristics. 25
â€œ..Gives the podium for the user to be in the momentary pause and appreciate the surrounding..â€?
With an introduction of a courtyard in the middle of the site, it created a much needed buffer between activities from the living room, kitchen and the pool on the upper level towards two bedrooms on the lower level. The house blends in as just as a part of the landscape and gives the podium for the user to be in the momentary pause and appreciate the surrounding from all of itâ€™s rooms and terraces.
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Angga Prastika, Julius Saptian, Calvin Setiono
Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia, 2016 Status: Under Construction
â€œ..The symbolic gesture ... pays homage to .. John Lautner..â€? Located on the very southern tip of the island of Bali, this vacation getaway rests at about 150 meters above sea level. Ready to face high wind speeds and rain, as well as hot summer days, the element of the roof is an interplay of the tectonic form and folding planes that frames the breathtaking view over the Indian ocean. 27
It also picks up the notion of the waves and the lash landscape surrounding it, humbly respecting the rugged coastline. The outline of the house and the roof is an outcome of the siteâ€™s demanding shape and itâ€™s varying constraints. The house accommodates four bedroom suites and a loft like studio space that seamlessly blends the interior with the exterior. A large portion of the roof extends towards the outside, spanning over pool and deck areas to provide shade and to include those components to the architectural experience. The roof truss is resting on solid walls, cladded with local sandstone masonry. The symbolic gesture of the main roof pays homage to Sheats Goldstein Residence by John Lautner. 28
CASE STUDY HOUSE - PP
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Agnetha Goetz Pantai Perenenan, Bali, Indonesia, 2017 Status: Conceptual
“..Reinvention of the courtyard house..”
With regards to the sun paths, prevailing winds and uncertainty about the neighboring buildings, the single storied the family house on one floor has been designed with guaranteed views the site has to offer, with orchestrated view corridors. The distinct feature of the design is the courtyard which is the reinvention of the courtyard house by introducing views and also a space for vegetation, sunlight and airflow. This feature brings the community within the house together while maintaining privacy for every room. It also provides uninterrupted viewing corridor even for the rear programs of the houses, which overlooks the front ones. It’s a simple architecture with use of borders as structural means, giving optimal use of the space. The boundaries are installed with adjustable louvers, which not only give the natural circulation of the air flow, but at the same time provides the much needed privacy from the surrounding, whilst providing views of the beautiful surroundings.
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Angga Prastika, Agnetha Goetz, Kadek A. Suryawan, Guswin Wiantara
Pantai Perenenan, Bali, Indonesia, 2017 Status: Under Construction
â€œ..Based on a folded slab construction.â€?
Studio Perenenan is a part of a townhouse - row house typology whose geometric form is based on a folded slab construction. The roof is an outcome of the subtle merger of the A frame structure and a flat slab. The double height space in the lower level holds a studio space that is framed by diagonal bracing of the roof, which is aligned to visually captures the rice field view. On the mezzanine level is a tucked away private bedroom with a workspace which overlooks the mesmerizing views on both sides, which ecourages creativity to unfold. 30
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Angga Prastika , Kadek A. Suryawan, Guswin Wiantara
Pantai Perenenan, Bali, Indonesia, 2017 Status: Under Construction
“..An abstract object hovering above its lush surrounding.”
The floating volume seeks to be an abstract object hovering above its lush surrounding. With the rendering of it’s facades with local wood and stones, it reflects it’s surrounding in a new dimension. With private quarters in the 2nd floor the house liberates the ground plane and aims to create an experience of a seamless transition of inside and outside. A volumetric central courtyard acts a place for gathering and also does the job of acting as a barrier from three neighboring sides. 31
10 SECONDS UP
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Kelvin Thengono, Julius Saptian, Agnetha Goetz Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 2017 Status: Under Construction
“..Explores the concept of minimal footprint and maxium view. ” The design for the project explores the concept of minimal footprint and maximum view. The structure for the project is greatly inspired by the high electricity lines and the water towers. The objective of design was to have as minimal footprint as possible leave the ground untouched. This would produce a space that celebrates living up in the air enjoying 360 views of the lush surrounding and at the same time provides the protection from the mosquitoes and other who lives under the surface below. The building seamlessly vanishes with the landscape through the process of reflection through glasses and it’s slender structure. 32
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Agnetha Goetz Pantai Perenenan, Bali, Indonesia, 2017 Status: Conceptual
“..Sustainability was one of the major credos for the architectural decisions..”
Co-Tel is a proposal for a mixed-use development dedicated to the new typology of the hostel, which incorporates co-working with a hotel. The overlaying shared spaces led to a series of interesting floor plans where high density lead to both formal and informal places of gathering. The recreational areas between ‘loud’ and ‘silent’ programs were designed as a blend of different levels, nooks, corners - little plazas and meeting spots to encourage meeting like minded people. Efficiency as sustainability was one of the major credos for the architectural decisions. The energy consumption of the structure was planned to be drastically reduced through the use of passive cooling via voids which also acted as a place of meeting and collaboration for its inhabitants. The liberation of the volume from the ground plane provided protected outdoor areas. And, the stack of program at the upper floor opened up towards the sea view. Further, the program within the building was arranged to take provide much needed shading and at the same time catch the breeze from the sea.
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect
Berawa, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia, 2017 Status: Conceptual
“Inspired from the traditional Hakka walled houses from south of China.” Outpost is a concept of a co-living and co-working space and the design has been inspired from the traditional Hakka walled houses from south of China. Extracting the formal language of this traditional circular house, the design incorporates 24 private units along it’s three levels. Working spaces are scattered alongside the different units. Through this arrangement the private units gets the much-needed privacy and at the same time as provides space to intermingle with the neighbors if needed. The ground and the top floor opens itself as a space for collaboration, communication and recreation and it the circular pool at the base acts as a binding elements for all the activities. 34
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Angga Prastika, Julius Saptian, Kadek A. Suryawan, Guswin Wiantara, Calvin Setiono Mas, Bali, Indonesia, 2017 Status: Under Construction
“..Tectonics of the design co- related to the topography of the site..”
Learning and extracting the geometric qualities through the intersection of two simple and subtle volumes, the design was translated into a piece of architecture. As a result House K resembles a minimalistic pavilion structured on a 5-bedroom that are perfectly lining up to enjoy a breathtaking view off it’s Balinese surrounding. 35
The intersection of the two volume creates interesting nooks and corners for the space to keep on exploring. The design is also an ideal example how the tectonics of the design co related to the topography of the site. The intersecting volume doesnâ€™t only provide the grandeur entrance, but also progressively extends the indoor space towards outdoor though an infinite pool. With the concept of transparency and opaqueness, the house has been planned accordingly. The bedrooms are tucked away in a solid framework providing them much needed privacy and the living space has been designed in an open plan in the upper level. Thus level was possible to remain entirely open when needed through the design of the truss work embedded in the minimally designed roof. Thus this living space creates a feeling of being completely outside, and at the same time provides the much-needed protections through intricate window sections and nooks that holds a series of retractable sun blinds. While the formal essence of the design is modern, the use of local and traditional materials through the craftsmanship of local artisans, it evokes a traditional resonance to the island of the Bali.
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Julius Saptian Mas, Bali, Indonesia, 2018 Status: Conceptual
The concept for House R was designed for an American entrepreneur, record producer, and author, who just moved to Bali. He has been always attracted by the rich spiritual culture and tradition that Bali has to offer. He was seeking for a house which encouraged him to tune in with himself with space for meditation and yoga practices. The concept for the house was a translation of fusing formal citation of vernacular Indonesian Architecture -Minang into contemporary, which was inspired by the geometries of FĂŠlix Candela.
â€œThe client wanted to jump directly from his master suite to the poolâ€œ The resulted architecture was an array of arched A frame structures which paid homage to the traditional representation of the island, and at the same time opened itâ€™s view out into the lush landscape. Through these roof lines, the flow transcended into the series of the common spaces, finally leading to the master bedroom. One of the requirements was the client wanted to jump directly from his master suite to the pool. Under the open pavilion of the living space are five private guest rooms which are tucked away to give privacy. These bedrooms also opens up to the beautiful rice field on both sides. The landscape in the lower level comes with an open yoga space seamlessly blending into the landscape, also acting as an open amphitheater for performance. 38
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Angga Prastika
Pejeng, Bali, Indonesia, 2017 Status: Under Construction
The site for Pejeng House is tucked in a dense vegetation which opens up to a lush scenery on the front site. The formal symmetrical approach was inspired through the visuals of the Rorschach experiments. 39
“..Inspired through the visuals of the Rorschach experiments. “
The roof which is the “crown” of the building was a result of an intricate interplay and experimentation between two different pitches at both ends. These ends when connected created a set of interesting and subtle hyperbolic planes which would open up the living space without compromising the view the site has to offer. Through the process of breaking down the complex geometry which was new to the local craftsmanship, the process for the construction was simplified, through mutual sharing of knowledge and collaboration. The resulted roof flies over an asymmetrical floor plan of spaces and the end results gives the impression of the pavilion that has been gently tucked away in the jungle which allows natural breeze to flow in and welcomes the wild jungle sounds. 40
ALEXIS DORNIER ARCHITECTURE | Project Architect Team: Alexis Dornier, Angga Prastika, Julius Saptian, Kadek A. Suryawan, Guswin Wiantara, Mas, Bali, Indonesia, 2017 Status: Built
The house is designed for a Icelandic multiinstrumentalist and producer. The artist wanted to experience a space as being inside of an instrument itself where sounds would harmonize. The 5 bedroom house holds a 150m2 loft spaces overlooking the lush surrounding green paddies with itâ€™s amphitheater gently dipping. This transitional space from the living room to the exterior is facilitated by a dent in the floor slab with a curved staircase flowing into the garden. This creates a feeling of openness and a subtle sense of natural vibves flowing in by sounds and smells, to become one to its surrounding. The ceiling drops down in equal manner to improve acoustics and to indicate the entrance as a gesture. This element adds to the essence of the sculpted interior experience of the space and is free of structural necessity.
â€œThe artist wanted to experience a space as being inside of an instrument itself. â€œ
Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia - 2017
SAGAR CHITRAKAR CURRICULUM VITAE
Tribhuvan University, Institute Of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, 2007-2011 Little Angel’s College, Hattiban, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal High School, 2005-2006 WORK HISTORY Alexis Dornier Architecture, Bali, Indonesia Senior Architect, Jun 2016 to Current ABARI Bamboo and Earth Initiatives, Kathmandu, Nepal Senior Architect, April 2015 to January 2016 - Project Architect, Temporary Shelter, May 2015 to June 2015 • Designed a manual of “How to Built Temporary Shelters” which was the most downloaded document for rebuilding and replicated in sites in 1000s from different organizations and locals. - Project Architect, Temporary School, May 2015 to July 2015 • Designed a manual for rebuilding Temporary Schools which reached to the remotest parts of Nepal • Lead a team to rebuilt schools around Kathmandu
Project Architect, Permanent Shelter, May 2015 to January 2016 • Designed first post earthquake prototype house for a single women • Supervised built sites with close linkage with family, community and volunteers from all over the world. Project Architect, Permanent School, June 2015 to January 2016 • Designed Open Source School Design • Rethinking existing paradigm of educational spaces for children in Nepal post earthquake. Architect, Model Village, August 2015 to January 2016 • Design a prototype house of locally source natural material. • A model village where sustainability and creating of a value chain will be fostered Project Architect, Bodhi Hill, July 2015 to January 2016 • Conceptual detail design of a sustainable school built of rammed earth and bamboo in the foothills of the forest.
MAP, Kathmandu, Nepal - Associate Architect, April 2014 to April 2015 • Worked on project The Leaf, a 300,000 sq. ft. first luxury managed villas and resort in the country. • Contributed from the Schematic Design in the studio to the final execution at the site Produced Construction Drawings, Tender Documents, Specifications and Cut Sheets Hariyo Chowk, Sattya Media Arts Collective, Kathmandu, Nepal - Program Coordinator, March to May 2013 • Designed and constructed the ‘Green Square’ using sustainable materials and was responsible for the completion of the project to provide an aesthetic and functional space for sharing art and knowledge about sustainable living. - Volunteer, March 2012 to March 2013 • Assisted in design and construction of mud oven, bamboo green house and garden beds. • Organized workshops and interactive programs on organic gardening, recycling and building with natural materials. • Successfully raised an amount of $12,000 from an on-line campaign to kick-start the project. Habitat for Humanity International Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal - Volunteer, December 2011 to March 2013 • Assisted in the visualization and conceptual design of houses using local housing technology for Everest Build II (a six day program to build 40 houses by international volunteers). • Assisted in site survey of the Everest Build II houses, pre and during construction. • Developed the construction manual and volunteer’s handbook for Everest Build II. • Assisted in making a short movie about Everest Build II representing Habitat for Humanity Nepal for an international competition. • Participated in a Disaster Response Team for relief distribution and re-construction of houses in a fire-engulfed town of Siraha, Eastern Nepal. Saros Pradhan and Associates, Kathmandu, Nepal - Architectural Intern, March 2010 to June 2010 • Created conceptual and construction drawings of residents and resorts for clients. • Assisted a team of experts for conducting seismic test of a hotel. AWARDS - Science & Technology Award, National Academy of Science and Technology, w/ ABARI, 2015 - National Energy Globe Award – Nepal, w/ Hariyo Chowk, 2014 - The College Fellowship Scholarships, Pulchowk Campus, Institute Of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, 2007 to 2010 - Commendation Prize, ACCU Asia –Pacific ESD Photo message contest, Letters to Tomorrow, 2007 SOFTWARES Rhinoceros 3D, V-Ray, AutoCad, SketchUp, Revit Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Bluebeam Revu 44
Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal, 2008
Kathmandu, Nepal, 2008
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