SURJYATAPA RAY CHOUDHURY Portfolio | 2011-2017
Bachelor of Architecture Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
I believe in the creation of spaces that are free of specific functions; spaces that are flexible in use, spaces which are defined by the users and not forced upon them.
CONTENTS Graduation Thesis Hyperdense Conflux: a solution to informal migrant
cores in a metropolis
Urban Design + Structure Street Verve: rehabilitating the imageability of Jan Marg,
On-Site Work (Internship) 246 Commune: Food court, Ayoyama, Tokyo
Documentation and Analysis Martand Sun Temple: Kashmir, India
Artworks and Sculptures
HYPERDENSE CONFLUX - a solution to informal migrant cores in a metropolis
ABSTRACT Migration often results in the formation of pockets of new communities at concentrated areas of the metropolis- an area which reflects the commercial fabric of the metro itself and its typological, topographical and architectural features but varies deeply in terms of the social structure. But ironically these are the ones that stand most neglected; no set architectural dialog has been established for the incremental and organic nature of these cores, resulting in the outgrowth of slums and squatter settlements with substandard living conditions. The inclusive design of the settlement, its strong social structure and habitat values demand a more in-depth research, along with a detailed study of the built units and their foundations- an architecture entirely constructed by the migrant themselves. The Thesis aims at finding and developing a High Density Incremental solution to the scenario that amalgamates the functions of Living, Working and Socialising to form a unified entity; a structure that does not compromise the lighting and sanitary conditions and basic services due to the inhabitants, owing to its Additive nature.
8m wide road
Entry to site
Women Welfare centre
Road connecting clusters
Co-operative housing societies
Open green areas
8m wide road
Small family: work/ live environment
THE MORPHOLOGY OF SPACES:
Small scale industries: textile, printing etc.
Market place , community areas
ILLUSTRATION Spillover + Incremental area
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STREET VERVE - Rehabilitating the imageability of Jan Marg, Chandigarh
The Pavilion: functions as a node of cultural activities set to revive the leisure valley.
Sunken plaza: located at multiple points to aid the underground connection and provide a seamless medium between the ground and the level below
Mixed use building: proposed in the plot on the other side of the street, functioning as an absorbant space to the activities provided by the pavilion and plazas.
Green ramp: functions as a recreational space with shops below, creating a continuous connection between the ground and the mixed-use building
DOCUMENTATION AND ANALYSIS
PUBLIC SPACE REGENERATION
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