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DEVANSHI SHAH Architecture Portfolio


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HOUSING

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INSTITUTE

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Devanshi Shah 18/09/1997

Architecture is not created, it is discovered – the hand will find solutions before the mind can even comprehend them. Life is not about maximizing everything, it’s about giving something back - like light, space, form, serenity, joy. You have to give something back. - Glenn Murcutt


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High School

Gnyan Dham High School, Vapi, India

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AutoCAD Revit - 3D Sketchup + Vray Rhino-3D Grasshopper Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Indesign Adobe After-Effects

Institute of Architecture and Planning,Nirma University Ahmedabad, India

2015 Pass-out

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Model MakingPVC Acrylic Metal Laser cutting Ceramics

Documentation - Fisherman settlement in

Paper Cardboard Timber/ mdf Plaster Glass

Ceramics workshop Warm-Glass workshop

Photography Sketching and Painting Drafting

- Central Europe - Banaras

Vanakbara,Diu - Blue City, Jodhpur

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Clay Club,

HULT Prize - Entrepreneurship based

Samahasti Architects,

Non-Architecture-THINKING Competition - Designing unusual

Ahmedabad (Oct’17 - Dec’17)

Vapi (May’17 - July’17)

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start-up platform (Melbourne Regionals 2018)

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The project is about designing a residence for a family of four - an emerging architect is the client. His father is a folk singer and mother runs a nutrition clinic. The site is sitting on a river bank with a gentle slope, which led to multipurpose deck like space with steps for yoga sessions as well as musical functions. The form achieved is justification to the material used - BRICK. The process dealt with learning from explorations in forms and playing with light and shadow

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The site is set against a background of natural terrain, edging Arabian sea with jetty and settlement by fisherman community. It is a housing for low income groups, thus the houses designed are of 40 m2, 60 m2 and 80 m2 respectively. While studying the site, no hierarchy of status has been noticed in the settlement, which led to integration of the typologies. The studio followed a process of studying and interpreting spaces and context, and ended with a responsive design. the process included studies of courtyards, splits floor designs and a few succesfull indian low cost housing projects.

Major nodes and streets through site

Splitting levels increases privacy of spaces


Courtyard between clusters

Sunken courtyards within clusters

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TYPE A - 40 M2

TYPE C - 80 M2

The unit design follows the concept of split levels, where the area is divided according to unit size. Each footprint is 8 x 5 meter = 40 mt2, where the kitchens open into sunken courtyards and all the other living spaces are on the upper levels. The courtyard being the most interactive space with daily chores happening. Women in this community generally work at home and an important aspect of their life is social interaction. This is reason why the kitchens open up to the courtyards which are shared by the entire cluster.


TYPE B - 60 M2 TYPE A - 40 M2

Massing of blocks

TYPE C - 80 M2

TYPE A - 40 M2 Fig.1.

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TYPE B - 60 M2

Mirror Methodology - the basic units were assembelled in such manner that the requirement of program was full-filled by mirroring them n repeating the required ones.The least required i.e Type C were placed in the center with Type A and B repeating on its either sides, shown in Fig.1. An internal road was added on the side which was left-over, where-as all other sides were entries to houses or leading steps into courtyard.The site is completely filled with such clusters which are mirrored and combined to form larger clusters. The individual house design is incremental to meet future needs.


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FALL’17 | AHMEDABAD | 12,000 M2

A recreational institute was proposed on the site of a prime location in old city of Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Riverfront. This site holds a special heritage character of founding bastion walls of Ahmedabad city dating back to 1400s and the river in front of it. The main objective of this project was to give the people of city a place to hangout and learn cooking- the traditional Gujarati food. Porosity, lightness, and visual connectivity with pause spaces was kept in consideration while designing throughout such a linear site.

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Images of model, porosity, floating structures


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The site is located at Sabarmati riverfront of western Ahmedabad where the Central Business District (CBD) of the city is proposed. The project was about designing how the urbanscape of such a CBD would look like ,given that roads were same with higher FSI and increased requirements of parking, offices and housing. After analysis, a design concept of having semiopen spaces on ground was derived, where informal activities happen. Buildings were approximately 15-18 storeys which gave liberty of green terraces and balconies. Green connecting spaces which created pedestrian friendly environments were proposed

River facing

Connectivity

Open spaces


Abstract model of existing site

Styrene and Cardboard


Street Views


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AHMEDABAD

| 1600 M2

The studio was about developing a set of working drawings for a residential project. The assigned material was exposed Brick, with which other basic materials of construction like timber, concrete, steel etc. The basic set included level plans, sections, elevations and detail drawings of bathroom, kitchen and toilet respectively. Other important drawings included door and window schedule with electrical and flooring layouts. This studio provided with the knowledge of usage and joineries at junctions where the materials change.


Entrance Gate Elevation

Sill and Lintel Details


Plan

Longitudinal Section


Bathroom Drawings

Cross Sections

Electrical Layout


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Warm Glass product (workshop at NID, Ahmedabad)


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As a part of study of heritage of Ahmedabad, the most famous step-well, Adalaj-ni-Vaav was documented and studied. Step wells like the one in Adalaj were once integral to the semi-arid regions of Gujarat, as they provided water for drinking, washing and bathing. These wells were also venues for colourful festivals and sacred rituals and more importantly social gathering spaces for women. The documentation process included sectional model-making to study the stone column-beam structure and relate the spaces

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| PLAYING WITH FORMS |

Despite the rise of digital tools and rapid prototyping, it has never been more important for designers to make things with their hands. Comfort with three dimensions as a sketch and development tool enhanced sensitivity to form tremendously, and helped to understand how products are made in the real world. A large part of my time in design school was spent in the shop, being commanded by our tutors to refine and refine physical models to the point that it felt tedious. At worst I start again fresh; at best, I watch the form evolve.


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on of alphabet ‘V’ Kirigami paper models, linked to define volume


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Working as a part time employee after school hours with the firm Clay Club, Ahmedabad gave me more exposure to practiclaity in construction field and materials for model making. One such project required a display model made of transparent material, which lead to laser cutting of acrylic sheet, and with chloroform as adhesive 85.78

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| COMPETITION ENTRY |

Amongst the youth, there is an increasing trend of free-lancers, content creators, startups and entrepreneur. With the increasing means of connectivity through technology, there are numerous collaboration that happens which help everyone to grow. With growing readiness to being open and vulnerable, offices spaces should comply. The led to the idea of detachable cabins. The Central Business District would have multiple building cores, and cabins can be attached to the periphery.The cores would not only have the services and utilities,

but also every other space and func The cabins of the size 3x3 meters ca numerous formations, as per requirem one cubicle is enough for it to be a space for meetings, discussions or pr for it to be a personal studio or office cle hardly has any pre-defined boun the user complete liberty to cu This design is a few years ahead in t ogy, but this is what we envisage a Business District to look


ction of an office an be made into ments. The size of shared space, a resentations, and e space. The cubindaries. This gives ustomization. terms of technoland office-based like!


Diagram showing no barrires and open for movement


Variations with cubes


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| BOOKSHELF-TABLE |

The aim of furniture design was to make product out of SCRAP WOOD for poor kids studying in schools running under NGOs. they were in need of basic school furniture so we decided to provide them with book-shelves. The school rooms were very small, where only circulation space was left for the teacher once the kids settle, so we decided to make wall mounted multipurpose book-shelves which will also serve as folding tables. The elastics will hold the books if table is open for use. dimensions derived from the child anthropometry


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Related Study Programms conducted at end of semester is about studying vernacular architecture of a place. One such was about “The Blue City , Jodhpur�. 200 year old houses were studied, documented and measure drawn by us. this city of Jodhpur sets on the foot of mehrangarh fort. it is called blue city due the blue lime paint of the old houses, that kept houses cool from the summer heat and kept termites away.


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| ENTREPENUERSHIP |

An architect deals with people of diverse fields. The abillity to analyse and critically assess problems shapes a good architect. Hult Prize, partnered with President Clinton, offered the perfect platform for networking with people from different countries with engineering and management backgrounds. The 2018 challenge was based on ‘Harnessing the Power of Energy to transform the lives of 10 million people’. Study trips in urban areas made us confront with the seriousness of solving waste issues. Thus we made a business canvas model on ‘Portable Biogas Plant’with the concept of biogas plants on trucks and pitched the same in Melbourne Regionals, Australia. Our value propositions included cleaner fuel, half the cost of present day cylinders, slurry as by-product and resolve employment issues.

Hult Prize provided a global platf ed a community of bright minds w betterment of socie


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Charlie Chaplin, Medium - black ink

Daenerys Targaryen, Medium - coffee

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St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague


SLUB Library, Dresden


Thank you for your time. Looking forward to join the firm.

Devanshi Shah devu1897@gmail.com 15bar44@nirmauni.ac.in +91 7878131337

Devanshi Shah - Under Graduate Architecture Portfolio  

Nirma University - 2018

Devanshi Shah - Under Graduate Architecture Portfolio  

Nirma University - 2018

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