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education

2008-13// Purcuing Bachelor’s of Architecture (Final year) at Balwant Sheth School of Architecture(BSSA), NMIMS-Mumbai, India. 2006-08// Higher Secondary Certificate from Jai Hind College of Science, Mumbai University, securing 87% 1997-06// Senior Certificate from J.K.Singhania School,Thane , securing 90.33%

technical skills graphics//

2d & 3d editing//

media editng//

Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop CorelDraw SketchBook

Autocad 3ds max Rhino+Plugins Google sketchup Maya

Adobe Aftereffects Adobe Lightroom Corel visual studio Final Cut Pro

hiren ganatra professional experience this is my confession

2012// Designed a furniture typology _2 months_library furniture_Teach For India. 2012// Worked as a event co-ordinator _4 days _361 Architecture design Conference/Mumbai_IA&B. 2011// Assisted in factory design _3 months_Denim Washing Unit/La Lavado Fabricka/Ambarnath MIDC_Father. 2011// Assisted in interior design _3 months_Restaurant/The Food Studio/ Mulund_Friend. 2010// Worked under the site supervisor _4 months_Residential Project/ Tilaknagar, Chembur_Bhakti Developers.

workshops , exhibitions & competitions

2012// Participated in India Design Forum (IDF) _category/ student-product deign_results/tba (thesis project) 2012// Attended the AA visiting School collaberated with ZAHA-CODE 2012// Winner of 1st Red bull India Soap Box Race. 2012// Part of the team for ‘OMG BKC’ (Studio X Mumbai) 2010// Participated in BSSA + Cornell workshop_exploration of Mumbais layered and temporal urban structure as critical model. 2009// 1:1 canopy insert built for the Annual BSSA exhibition. 2009// Participated in BSSA + IAAC workshop_an open ended process based studio. 2008// 6 ft. above the ground _ designed a working device that serves as a rescue tool during floods in Mumbai..

other interests

photography, short film making, travelling, graphic design, typography, induatrial design, hospitality design, furniture design.

character traits_

active, vibrant, charming, playfull, dedicated.


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Urban theory & insert_ Bandra skywalk

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emergent patterns Cornell exchange_ in nature_sardines Urban Theory_ Cusrow Baug Esque project_ installation design_ Vasai fort_ college exhibition extension _ Jehangir art gallery sound revised

product design_ suit for street vendors

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-sketching -measured dwg -3d modelling -photography

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foundation workshop

installation design_ AA visiting school

works.


1.1

Digital Modelling and Rendering skill set.

Hussain Doshi Gufa actual photograph

render

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1.1

Sketching and Rendering skill set.

Ujjain Ghats


1.2

Emergent Patterns in Nature - Sardines .

The emergent nature of sardines comes across when its individual behaviour is noticed when in a swarm. Defined by the study of the sardne run in South Africa, an astonishing phenomena in nature, are a certain set of rules that govern the emergent behaviour of sardines.

Rule 1 - Sardines move in threads in a swarm. Rule 2 - Any two threads don’t move too far away from each other nor too close to each other. Rule 3 - Threads of sardines always move away from predators. These three rules then govern the reason for fabric like behaviour of the swarm.

process model


In the final phaze of the study the micro level analysis of sardines as threads was combined with the macro level analysis of sardines as a fabric and was translated into the final model which primarily studies the formation of different spaces on the macro level and also follows the micro level rules that causes such a behaviour.

process model

final model- showing the dynamics, the canopy can react to any kind of an action.

Active Canopy


1.3

Linked Hybrid Systems Khetwadi

Chaotic and disorganized on my first visit , Khetwadi is a place that still has the essence of the Mumbai city that it had a few decades back. Often misleading the aliens to this place, about its simplicity by its complex way of functioning in a way attracted them to Khetwadi again .Solving the complexity of Khetwadi and finding peace in this chaos , was the reason why I landed there every weekend. A school transforming into a public gym in the afternoon and used for social activities at night and it sharing space with a saree printing workshop was one piece of the jigsaw I saw in Khetwadi that puzzled me and before I could solve this puzzle I was thrown at with a space that was a commercial area in the morning ,social in the afternoon and back to commercial again in the evening and residential at night, a residential area sharing compound with a school and a garage , a temple with chawls in it , a horse shed with a pipe welding shop and residential areas. Going back home confused about the minimum division between the private and public realm in Khetwadi made me think about hybrid systems that existed in nature and functioned brilliantly just like Khetwadi . A hybrid means cross and hybrid in architecture means interdependence of different activities in our day to day life .

Hybrid existing at the lowest level and spacial reactions to spacial demands.

Hybrids at a particular level reacting with each other visually and spacially

My next few visits to Khetwadi went in finding the different hybrid systems that existed there and what activities were a part of that hybrid . In doing this I also understood in detail how the space in a particular hybrid system adapts to the demands of these activities . this is possible because of the physical and the visual connections between these activities within the space. This step of my study was like finding the different pieces of the jigsaw puzzle and my next step was even more challenging, which was to solve the puzzle. To find the links between different hybrid system, I stalked the activity from a hybrid and studied how that activity becames a part of the other system forming a hybrid at a higher level, for example , I stalked a labourer from a milk products manufacturing unit and saw him entering a shop on the main lane that sells milk products .Similarly finding links between different hybrids systems I solved the entire jigsaw puzzle and saw the co-existence of a well connected hybrid system at a much higher level.


Hybrid 1- commerce, social, religious and residential

Hybrid 3- commerce, social and residential

LInked Hybrid systems

A hybrid in general means cross ,in architecture hybrid means co-existence of different parameters in our day to day life like social,comercial,residential, educational etc. In Khetwadi many hybrid systems exist at different levels and how these hybrids interact with one another spacially and visually forming a much developed and well connected hybrid system at a higher level. Hybrids at diferent levels are physically linked within itself for the betterment of every parameter and also with other existing hybrids forming a system.This system is called as LINKED HYBRID SYSTEM.

Hybrid 2- commerce, social and residential

Exploded axonometric view of the representation of different levels of hybrids coexisting

Hybrid 4- educational, recreational, commercial and public services


Plinth

Working Drawing

Section AA’

Plinth level Plan


Foundation

Working Drawing

Foundation plan


Ceiling

Working Drawing

Flooring and Timber column Details

Reflected ceiling plan


Toilet

Working Drawing


2.2

Cusrow Baug

Cornell + BSSA joint workshop Urban theory_ Cusrow Baug

typology 2- 2BHK

open spaces

enclosed spaces

typology 1- 1BHK

housing typologies

usage of open spaces

typology 3- 3BHK


The whole intent of this study was to draw a theory on community living in Mumbai. The site given to our group was Cusrow Baug-a Parsi Society. The conclusions of our research was drawn in the lines of how Cusrow Baug has over a period of time transformed within itself and at the same time acted like a gated community. Our study in terms of mapping parameters in the society at the same time studying different housing typologies have formed the basis of the theory.

typology 1- 1BHK

typology 2- 2BHK

typology 3- 3BHK


2.3

Emergence Ant trails

NMIMS BSSA Annual College exhibition

feed back loop

feed back network

complex feedback pattern

trail radius


ANT TRAILS is derived from Steven Johnson’s book ‘Emergence’ based on emergence theory and its applications. Ideas like why the whole is smarter than the sum of its part, feedback, self organisation, and adaptive learning in ant food search system were studied in detail to develop a set of parameters. These parameters were applied to a developed module to study the deformation which resulted in the canopy at the corridor.

experimentation with new materials and methods of mass fabrication.


3.3

Extension Jehangir Art Gallery Dominant programme- Existing Gallery Extended Permanant programme- Extension to the existing art gallery Archive room Library and reading Room

site

Extended temporary programme- Pavement Gallery Street theatre and cafe’ Street Stalls / hawkers

design

ever-changing, modular, spacial, iconic.

The Moving Gallery The idea of leaving the extension to Jehangir Art Gallery open to future. The program, the reason, the location of the extension is all decided by the user. Also the user is given the independence to design the extension as his needs demand.


Jehangir

Extension working drawing


3.3

Urban insert Ferry Terminal Versova beach

waiting rm concession rm admin area retail institution

ferry terminal cafeteria shops kiosks institutions

Ferry terminal Retail Institution

concept

The concept diagrams deals with the programme, the interest of the user in the programme and hence the derivation of the maximum angle of deviation from the line of flow of the user.

open spaces

matitime museum art gallery

open spaces


plans sections

ground level plan

plan at 5m


elevations renders


go with the flow.


Concept Diagram Function

4.1

ARCHITECTURE IN GENERAL

SENSORY ARCHITECTURE

Hybrid Catalyst Versova Seven Bungalows

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VISUAL EXPERIENCE

VISUAL

COMPLETE EXPERIENCE

core + orbit

TOUCH

RETAIL

STATIC

AUDIO ART

MUSIC STORE

FLOWER MARKET

VINEYARD

SMELL TASTE CULTURAL

orbit

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THEATRE

GALLERY SPACE

GARDEN

RETAIL CULTURAL

MULTICUISINE COURT-YARD

SCHOOL HOUSING

VISUAL TOUCH AUDIO SMELL

SCHOOL

SCHOOL OF ART

SCHOOL FOR BLIND

TASTE

CULNIERY SCHOOL VISUAL

LWANT SHETH SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE /// MUMBAI INDIA /// ANAND PANDIT + ANJANA CHHAYA /// HIREN GANATRA + BRINDA KENIA

TOUCH ELIMINATION

HOUSING

EXAGERRATION

HOSTEL + STUDIO APPARTMENTS + OTHER HOUSING

AUDIO SMELL TASTE

easy orientation

core CENTRAL CORE PERIPHERAL PROGRAMS

RETAIL CULTURAL

ROOF GARDEN CLUBHOUSE

SCHOOL

LIBRARY

HOUSING

CENTRAL PLAZA

EXTENSIVE VISIT

EXPRESS VISIT

SPECIFIC VISIT

easy circulation

PARKING

node 1

node 2


node 3


4.3

Teach for India Library Furniture Play cube

The intent of the project was to design a furniture piece that would fit into any site context without it looking out of place. The furniture piece since was to be designed for a library had to provide storage and seating as the primary need, the secondary functions involuntarily revolved around the basic supplies. The concept for the design was to keep in mind that this was designed for kids and the rest intiutively followed the urge to make the inhabitants happy.


happy fresh surprise ness


lets open

happiness


Red Bull SoapBox Race

performance

concept

race


The redbull soap box race is an event for all those who love adventure racing, and are inspired in chanelling their skills in creativity and inventions. The teams compete on speed , creativity, showmanship and the stage presence. The event has been conducted in 70 countries and it was the first time in Mumbai, India . Our team ‘The Dabbawallas’ bagged the first prize amonst 70 others competing ( selected over 700 priliminary design). Starting from understanding dabbawallas to priliminary design sketches to fabrication to the race, everything was a complete and a joyful experience.

fixing the tyres

cutting the plates

welding the chassis

checking for levels

stearing-brake fixing

stearting radius

disc brakes on back tyres

exhausts as back arms

day1

day2

day3

fixing the tyres

Winner


5.1

AA+ZAHA CODE Visiting School

OPERATION 1 | CENTRAL SPLINE

The studio focussed on experimentation with folds in paper , which eventually culminated into a self standing structure which would take care of all the forces acting on it.

OPERATION 2 | RIDGE SPLINE

HYPER | PROCESS | A DIAGRAMATIC PROGRESSION SHOWING HOW THE FORM WAS ACHIEVED FROM A PLANE.


PAPER MODELS | RESULTING COUNTERED CANTELEVER

HYPER THREADS 25.October - 04. November 2012 , Bangalore. India


5.1

AA+ZAHA CODE Visiting School

HYPER THREADS 25.October - 04. November 2012 , Bangalore. India

The second stage of the studio focussed on the fabrication and detailing of a similar paper derived model. Learning newer methods of fabrication, importance of detailing, tackling complications if any and finishing the 1:1 scaled model in just 12 hours was an exciting experience.


low poly

smooth

planarize

rebuild surface

geometry

identify split lines

unroll

champher

conical extrution

split

cam info

force analysis


1.1

Thesis Product Design Street Smart//Smart Street

Street Smart


Smart Street


mobility

A hawker is a vendor of merchandise that can be easily transported and sold aggressively to public, especially by calling out. They do not have a permanent built up structure and they may be stationary in the sense that they occupy space on the pavements or other public/private spaces or, they may be mobile in the sense that move from place to place by carrying their wares on push carts or in baskets on their heads.

incremental story in a vendors life

design user

extent of reach

weightage design program - Every scale of commerse related to flower business i.e. wholesale and every scale of retail.

Wholesale Market Wholesale and Retail Market Retail Stalls (stand,booth,cubicle) One-To-One Retail (person to person)


design intent. - Variability : To move away from standardization in favour of customization. -Reciprocity between drawing and making

responsible for the means and methods of fabrication and in turn improving the design as a whole.

-Living Architecture : Its ability to be able to transform itself in response to a force.

-Mass production : Incresing the speed, efficiency, quality and decreasing cost price of the product.

-Mass customization : Providing the user with the tool of personalizing his own insert.


design evolution

initial sketch waist size variation

deflated module module as a seating

inflated module easy removal of module

adjustable strap customisable surfaces


surface-wing-velcro detail customisable surface design

multiple modules joinary design column-module-canopy design


explorations

1: 1 models

fabrication

prduct packaging

design


work in progress..


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Design Portfolio_Hiren Ganatra