DHRUV KOHLI BArch Graduate Portfolio 2016
Résumé : Dhruv Kohli EXPERIENCE : PROFESSIONAL July - November 2015
Laisné Roussel Architects, Paris www.laisneroussel.com • Worked on International architecture competition and undergoing projects in various teams • 3D Modeling, Drawing Illustrations, Physical Model Making
LoF Architects, Chandigarh • Improved my understanding of drawings from production to execution
Architecture in Development (International NGO working for Sustainable Community Architecture) • Content Development & Digital Campaigns for awareness through Social Media)
www.arch2o.com • Content Research, Writing, and Editing
January - April 2014
Vitruvians: Architecture Department Team • Directed the team in successfully completing two digital fabrication projects, done for the first time in my institute.
June 2011 - April 2013
Pixonoids : College Club • Graphics Design, Visualization, Photography
BArch (RIBA Part II equivalent)
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, India Council of Architecture, India : License No. CA/2016/78080
May 2008 - April 2010
Delhi Public School Agra • Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, Physical Education
May 1995 - April 2008
St. Clare’s Senior Secondary School • Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Hindi
May - July 2013 EXPERIENCE : VOLUNTARY November 2016 - Present August - November 2015
EDUCATION June 2011 - May 2016
INDEPENDENT COURSES October - December 2013 April 2015 June - July 2016 July - August 2016 September 2016 - Present
• MOOC : The Global History of Architecture (Part 1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx) on edX • Parametric Design Thinking_V1.0 Research in Architecture Technology Lab (rat_LAB), New Delhi • MOOC : Modern Japanese Architecture : From Meiji Restoration to Today Tokyo Institute of Technology (TOKYOTECHx) on edX • French Language Course (A1) Alliance Francaise de Delhi • MOOC : Age of Sustainable Development Columbia University on Coursera
LANGUAGES HINDI ENGLISH FRENCH
APPLICATION SKILLS RHINOCEROS GRASSHOPPER PHOTOSHOP SKETCHUP ILLUSTRATOR INDESIGN AUTOCAD MS OFFICE LUMION 3D VRAY PEPAKURA DESIGNER ECOTECT REVIT
PERSONAL INFORMATION 17 Vishwakarma Enclave, Sikandra, Agra, India 282007 +91 9736221323 email@example.com www.thecuriousprojekt.com dhruv_kohli1992 Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 22/12/1992 Nationality: Indian
CONTENTS ACADEMIC 1
KOLK ATA M USE UM OF MODERN KOLKATA M ODER N A RTS ( KM K MOMA OM A)) museum + art galleries + library + cultural center [architecture design]
EVOKE EVOK E meditation resort [architecture design]
SE PAL PA L commercial center [architecture design]
WAF WA FFLE F LE public furniture [digital design + fabrication]
CO CO C O ON art installation [digital design + fabrication]
CLICH Y BATIGNOLLE S CLICHY hotel + office complex [architecture design competition]
TH E CURIOUS PROJ PRO JE EKT KT illustrations + photography + mixed media art
KOLKATA MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTS museum+art galleries+library+cultural centre
[architecture design] individual project 1
Kolkata is situated in the lower Ganges delta of This region comprises “wetland of international City aligns roughly N-S with river Hooghly. The eastern India. It is 1.5m - 9m above sea level. importance”. Soil & water are of alluvial origin. site lies in the planned extension of the city.
SUN + WIND ANALYSIS
ROAD TO KOLKATA METRO LINE
10.7 ACRES SITE ARTERIAL ROAD ROAD TO NEW TOWN The existing site has fairly high vegetation cover South receives the maximum sun and wind, The site lies in Rajarhat, a planned development and collections of surface run-off water. which coincides on site with the primary access on the periphery of the old city. Easily approachpoints. able from the airport, via road, metro, or bus.
The Vegetation cover of Kolkata comprises The Project intents to integrate the built mass The built mass is enveloped in an aluminium mainly of wild grass, bamboo, tropical shrubs, with vegetation by creating a series of terrace frame with PTFE membrane which acts as a and palm trees. gardens. “bubble wrap” reducing heat gain.
ART CENTRE SHOPS WORKSHOPS RESIDENCY
LIBRARY DIGITAL LIBRARY ARCHIVES SEMINAR ROOMS CONFERENCE ROOMS CLOSE EVENTS AREA
CULTURE CENTRE ACQUISITION RESEARCH RESTORATION STORAGE GALLERIES ADMINISTRATION
GALLERIES EXHIBITIONS ADMINISTRATION STORAGE WORKSHOPS OPEN EVENTS AREA 3
SITE PLAN 4
EXPLODED PERSPECTIVE VIEW
HORIZONTAL CIRCULATION VERTICAL CIRCULATION TOILETS SHOPS GALLERIES LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION SECURITY FOOD COURT/KITCHEN EVENTS/ORIENTATION STORAGE RESIDENCY STUDIOS/WORKSHOPS
EXPLODED FLOOR VIEW
ZONING DIAGRAM 6
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
BASEMENT PLAN 0
G+2 FLOOR PLAN
G+1 FLOOR PLAN 0
G+4 FLOOR PLAN
G+3 FLOOR PLAN 0
EVOKE meditation resort [architecture design] individual project 11
CONCEPTUAL AND ANALYTICAL SKETCHES Meditation comes from mind control, but it’s a noisy world out here. I intended to replicate this psychotic dualism we experience in our lives through ‘fabricated nature’
SIDE VIEW 12
240.78 m ADMINISTRATION ROOMS YOGA AND MEDITATION CAFETERIA WATER BODY GREEN SPACE
SECTIONAL PLAN : 2000MM
GREEN ROOF WITH STEEL SKELETON
EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC VIEW
EXPLODED PERSPECTIVE VIEW
EXPLODED PERSPECTIVE VIEW
The form exposes a sense of aggression toward a senseless existence, antic- The built mass intersects with the green spaces without suffocating the channels ipating meditators to focus within themselves rather than the distractions around of air movement. The green roof acts as the primary roof providing insulation from them. cold climate and a fabric membrane structure acts as a secondary roof creating semi open terrace garden for various yoga exercises.
SEPAL commercial centre [architecture design] individual project 19
Situated in Chandigarh, the architecture is highly influenced by its surroundings and reflects the â€˜organic brutalismâ€™ created by Le Corbusier through the intersection of built mass and green spaces across the city. This way the facade creates a pattern of hydroponic vegetation on exposed concrete. The pattern of which is parametrically evolved from a honeycomb grid. The built mass is covered with green roof for thermal insulation. The internal spatial organization is a jigsaw maze forming a 4x4x4 cube. Each modules create a unique horizontal and vertical spatial organization within the built mass which are used for various commercial activities, which is connected to either of the two vertical circulation towers on two opposite edges.
HYDROPONIC VEGETATION ON CONCRETE FACADE
STEEL STRUCTURE SYSTEM
VEHICULAR MOVEMENT PEOPLE MOVEMENT
EXPLODED ISOMETRIC VIEW 21
SECTION PLAN : 5.7m
SECTION PLAN : 14.1m
SECTION PLAN : 1.5m
SECTION PLAN : 9.9m 23
EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC VIEW
WAFFLE public furniture [digital design + fabrication] college team project 26
The objective of this project was to design a public furniture that would further contribute as an interaction space. The circular form optimizes the level of interaction creating equidistant enclosed space. The NURBS geometry allowed smooth modulation to the morphology of the circular tube. The modulations were according to the human anthropometry. The form was fabricated by cross fixing each panel of medium density fiberboard, cut with an electric handsaw. EXPLODED ISOMETRIC VIEW 27
COCOON art installation [digital design + fabrication] college team project 30
I explored the advanced computational methodologies for design and fabrication through various resources. This project was a part design exploration and was fabricated during the technical festival of my institute. The form was fabricated through surface development of the paper ply. The installation resides in the central courtyard of Architecture Department of my institute.
ALTERED FRONT VIEW
ALTERED TOP VIEW
GRASSHOPPER DEFINITION 31
CLICHY BATIGNOLLES hotel + office complex [architecture design competition] office team project [laisn [laisnĂŠ roussel architects] 33
The project is positioned in front of the future high court of Paris. It hosts a residential hotel and office space, along with various high-end services provided both on the ground and the terrace level. The building is bound with two materials: wood and glass, where wood provides the whole structural system and glass envelopes the structure like a light transparent skin. TOP VIEW
ENTRÉE BUREAUX CLICHY FOOD COURT
BOUTIQUE DES MOBILITÉS
1 / LIBRAIRIE BOUTIQUE LOUNGE BAR
ENTREE CAFE LITTÉRAIRE MODERNE
3 / BLOG ROOM
1 - BAR SNACK BANC D’HUITRES
2 / SALLE DE CONFÉRENCE FLEXIBILITÉ
1 - MEDIA ROOM
2 - BUREAUX PRIVATISABLES
CHAMBRE CABINE ABINE
2 - NANO CUISINES
1 / SALLE PETIT DÉJEUNER / SNACK BAR
CHAMBRE SUPÉRIEURE UPÉRIEURE
4 - SECRÉTARIAT
R+3 / R+4 / R+5 R+2
R+3 / R+4 / R+5
R+6 / R+7
CHAMBRE EXÉCUTIVE SUITE BUSINESS
3 - PREPARATION ROOM
R+6 / R+7
4 - BOUTIQUE DES MOBILITÉS
2 / SPA / FITNESS
2 / ESPACE SCENIQUE
“ POSSIBLES ” A DÉFINIR PAR LES USAGERS
1 / RESTAURANT TERRASSE
ESPACE A LOUER
CAFÉ LITTERAIRE MODERNE
EXPLODED ISOMETRIC VIEW SHOWING VARIOUS SPACES ON EACH LEVEL
Clichy Batignolles was envisioned as an intelligent integration of Services, ecological balance, and adaptability. The hi-tech services serve to enhance the living experience, while the building is formulated to create ecological balance through wooden construction, controlled building envelope and systems for energy conservation. The interior spaces are flexible providing adaptability to the occupants as per their changing demands from time to time.
EXPLODED ISOMETRIC VIEW 35
LONGITUDINAL SECTION VIEWING SOUTH-WEST
In terms of functionality the building is split in two halves. Each half has a unique facade, but unites in nature of material. The facade of Hotel has series of vertical glass prisms, along which, when the light filters and enters the interior space, it creates a sense of serenity and softness with wood. The glass facade of the office space has series of vertical fins inclined randomly to reflect most of the direct sunlight creating diffused light and controlled ventilation by trapping air between itâ€™s two membranes.
FACADE OF OFFICE SPACE AS A CLIMATISER(above), SUSTAINS GREEN SPACES IN INTERIOR(center), AND PROTECTS FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT(below). 36
FACADE OF HOTEL SPACE PROVIDES OCCUPANTS WITH VIEW (above), SUSTAINS GREEN SPACES IN INTERIOR (center), AND PROTECTS FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT(below).
vertex.ii - Analog photo-manipulation with digital tools. Original Picture by Rachel Nolan(UK).
aileron lattice.iii.ii - Computational design on Grasshopper VPL, digitally post processed.
kunzum la.iv - On the way to Chandra taal (moon lake) at an elevation of 4,590m, on the eastern Himalayas.
THE CURIOUS PROJEKT explorative visual analysis evolution of toroid.i - Computational design on Grasshopper VPL, digitally post processed.
I choose to include a few of my personal projects to better demonstrate my interests and skills. Each project follows an explorative approach which not only improves my design work flow, but also evolves my thought process. Most of the projects involve digital tools for designing and post processing 38
Tosh Village, in the trans-Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh, India
Parc de la Villette, Paris, France
Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France
exoskeleton.ii- Computational design on Grasshopper VPL, digitally post processed.
Inside Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Tour de Eiffel, Paris, France
Parashar Lake, Himachal Pradesh, India
exoskeleton - Computational design on Grasshopper VPL.
dandelion holocaust - photo manipulation to depict the repercussions of human activities on environment.
phyllotaxis.vii - documenting geometries found in nature
Philharmonie de Paris,France 40
phyllotaxis.xv - documenting geometries found in nature
Humanyunâ€™s Tomb, Delhi, India
Tosh Village, in the trans-Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh, India.
Documenting geometric patterns in Taj Mahal complex, Agra, India
Published on Oct 13, 2016
This portfolio contains selective work of Dhruv Kohli during his Bachelor's of Architecture degree and professional internship.