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Rushabh Gala

Architecture Portfolio


Rushabh Lakhamshi Gala Address

362/1, 2nd floor, Mohanlal Mansion, Near Maheshwari Udyan, Bhandarkar Road, Matunga East, Mumbai-400019, Maharashtra, India

Contact

+91 - 9619655093

Birthdate

21st September, 1995

Email id

galalrushabh@gmail.com

Gender

Male

Identification

Indian Passport No. L6027530

Educational Background Present

Studying Architecture at Sir JJ College of Architecture, University of Mumbai

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17

First Year B. Arch. : Second Year B. Arch.: Third Year B. Arch. : Fourth Year B. Arch. :

Sem I - 8.47/10, Sem II - 8.83/10 Sem III - 8.89/10, Sem IV - 8.97/10 Sem V - 8.47/10, Sem VI - 8.00/10 Sem VII - 7.78/10, Sem VIII - 8.00/10

CGPA (Average) - 8.42/10 2011 - 2013

Junior College (Science stream) at G. N. Khalsa College, Mumbai Passed HSC / 12th with 80 percentage (Maharashtra State board)

Upto 2011

Primary and Secondary School at Don Bosco High School, Mumbai Passed SSC / 10th with 91.27 percentage (Maharashtra State board)

Work Experience May 2014

Architectural Intern at Archsurveyors, Fort, Mumbai Worked on Industrial and Residential projects

November 2016 to April 2017

Architectural Intern at Design Cooperative (DCOOP), Mumbai Worked on interior design for a Backpacker’s hostel and working drawings for a Residential school; Post occupancy research of an Industrial Housing project; Space design and assembly details for an installation at Kochi Biennale 2017

Communication skills First language Other language

Gujarati English, Hindi, Marathi, French IELTS Academic band score - 7.5 out of 9 (Test date: 14th December 2017)

Publications February 2016

Pencil drawing of reimagination of George Wittet’s Edwardian Baroque building of 1910, the present Sir JJ college architecture building in Indo Saracenic style, exhibited at the Past as Present, an allied event of State of Architecture Published in the Exhibition book Published in DOMUS, India - March 2016 edition


Scholarships and awards 2015

Recieved Kohler - Sir JJ Design Scholarship for excellence in architectural design in Third Year B. Architecture

2017

Finalist for Kohler - Sir JJ Design Scholarship in Fifth Year B. Architecture

Exhibitions and workshops May 2015 March 2016

Workshop on Sustainable interiors by EDS and IIID at Rachana Sansad, Mumbai Design Charrette of Transparence 10, Chennai

July 2016

Workshop on Understanding the development draft plan by Dr. Ramanath Jha organized by Observer Research foundation

February 2016

Exhibition of college archives - the Past as Present, an allied event of the State of Architecture

2015 - 2016

Graphic design for college magazine - Shilpasagar 2016

Competitions 2013

Participation in Faculty Medal, Sir JJCOA

2014

Participation in Terrace redesigning competition by Dr Fixit and Sir JJ Alumni

October 2015

Participation in Highway Amenities Centre design competition by INSDAG

November 2015

First place in National level model making competition by Archotsav, Ghaziabad

December 2015

Participation in Landscape design competition by Sir JJCOA

April 2016

Shortlisted as one of the top twelve artists in the country for ‘Design the train’ competition by Kurkure

August 2016

Represented college in Asian Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award (ACARA)

August 2016

Participated in design competition for Entrance gate complex at Orange smart city by NMSCIL

Skills Technical

AutoCAD | Google Sketchup | Lumion Rhino | 3dmax | Revit Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign Corel Draw | Movie maker | MS Office

Other skills

Hand drafting and model making | Laser cutting Photography

Other activities

Performed in musical events as a singer and guitarist at college festival in 2015 and 2017


Contents


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Holiday Home

Basic Design

Community Centre

Architectural Design Studio 2 First Year B. Arch.

Allied Design Studio 1 First Year B. Arch.

Architectural Design Studio 3 Second Year B. Arch.

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Amenities - semi-urban area

Interior Design

Adaptive Reuse

Architectural Design Studio 4 Second Year B. Arch.

Allied Design Studio 2 Second Year B. Arch.

Architectural Design Studio 5 Third Year B. Arch.

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Fashion Institute

Landscape Design

Model Making

Architectural Design Studio 6 Third Year B. Arch.

Allied Design Studio 3 Third Year B. Arch.

Competition Third Year B. Arch.

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The Past as Present

Housing

Internship

College Archives Exhibition Third Year B. Arch.

Architectural Design Studio 7 Fourth Year B. Arch.

Design Cooperative, Mumbai Fourth Year B. Arch.

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Town Planning

Shilpasagar

Social engagement

Allied Design Studio 4 Fourth Year B. Arch.

Annual College Magazine Fourth Year B. Arch.

Architectural Design Studio 9 Fifth Year B. Arch.

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Large span structure

Reinvention of Post Office

Urban Design

Building Technology Studio 9 Fifth Year B. Arch.

Design Dissertation Fifth Year B. Arch.

Allied Design Studio 5 Fifth Year B. Arch.


Dechen Phodrang Monastery, Thimpju, Bhutan


2013 | Architectural Design Studio 2 | Holiday Home

Yr 1 | 01

Holiday home 2013 / Academic Project Architectural Design Studio 2

Client: A. R. Rehman Site: Badlpur, Maharashtra, India Mentors: Rahul Kini Ruchita Jagzap Shweta Choudary

Ulhas River

Structure

Nature and water bodies

Water bodies Nature Flower beds Farms

Road & Parking Pathways

Living spaces

Roads, Pathways and Service areas

Servants area Outdoor seating

Semi-open spaces Connectivity to terrace

Sleeping spaces

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Semi-open spaces and connectivity to terrace


Holiday Home | Architectural Design Studio 2 | 2013

Personality of the genius musician is interpreted in the form of linear axis planning for simplicity in its functions 02


2013 | Allied Design Studio 1 | Basic Design

Yr 1 | 02

Basic Design 2013 / Academic Project Allied Design Studio 2 Mentors: Shirish Sukhatme Rahul Kini

Architecturalization of paper sculpture

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Basic Design | Allied Design Studio 2 | 2013

Principles of Composition

Mobile kinetic sculpture Use of wind

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Sir J J Campus, Fort, Mumbai


2014 | Architectural Design Studio 3 | Community Centre

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Community Centre | Architectural Design Studio 3 | 2014

Yr 2 | 01

Community Centre Community centre for Borivali precinct is designed as a complex with spaces of a different character as compared to the surrounding residential spaces.

2014 / Academic Project Architectural Design Studio 3 Site: Borivali , Maharashtra, India

Wooden pitch roofs and dense landscape celebrates nature and provides its visitors a refreshing experience after busy and stressful daily life.

Multipurpose hall

Shop

Mentors: Prof. Sathe Jayshree Choudary

Public toilet

Cafeteria

Senior citizens area

Day care centre

Admin department

Gymnasium

Cafeteria

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2014 | Architectural Design Studio 3 | Community Centre

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Community Centre | Architectural Design Studio 3 | 2014

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1a - Multipurpose halls 1b - Green rooms 2 - Party lawn 3 - Public toilets

4 - Clock tower 5 - Shop 6a - Cafeteria 6b - Kitchen 7 - Admin department 8 - Staff toilets

9a - Outdoor Seating 9b - Playing area 9c - Kitchen 9d - Staff room 10a - Gymnasium 10b - Changing rooms 11 - Senior citizens area

12a - Librarian’s room 12b - Daily newspaper reading area 12c - Public library 13 - TV room 14 - Playground

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2014 | Architectural Design Studio 4 | Amenities for a semi-urban area

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Amenities for a semi-urban area | Architectural Design Studio 4 | 2014

A semi-urban area was surveyed to identify various problems and needs of the locals, with which a design program was formulated for the welfare of the area. Primary healthcare centre Women empowerment centre Rehabilitation centre Central idea of ‘services in the core’ employs central courtyard as a service court.

Yr 2 | 02

Amenities for a semi-urban area

2014 / Academic Project Architectural Design Studio 4 Site: Gaurkamat, Karjat, Maharashtra, India Mentors: Prof. Sathe

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2014 | Architectural Design Studio 4 | Amenities for a semi-urban area

Roof Plan 1-Primary healthcare centre Reception and waiting area Medical store and dispensary Doctor and RMO rooms Emergency room Minor OT and General ward Toilets Staff room Administrative department Pantry, Store room Laundry

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2-Women empowerment Centre Waiting area Manager’s cabin Storage Washrooms Workshops for cane handicraft, pickle and papad, khus products, tribal art and embroidery Packing department

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3-Rehabilitation centre Waiting area AV and counselling room Open air amphitheatre Rooms and dormitories Kitchen and dining Toilets

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4 - Reading room 5 - Open space for cultural activities

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Ground Floor Plan


Amenities for a semi-urban area | Architectural Design Studio 4 | 2014

General ward

Store room

Raw material storage

Primary healthcare centre

Minor OT

Workshop

Women empowerment centre

General ward

Primary healthcare centre

Counselling

AV room

Rehabilitation centre

Workshops with adjacent semi-open areas Open space for cultural activities

RMO room

Women empowerment centre

General ward

Primary healthcare centre

Open air amphitheatre

Rehabilitation centre 12


2014 | Allied Design Studio 2 | Interior Design

Yr 2 | 03

Interior Design 2014 / Academic Project Allied Design Studio 2 Client: Ogilvy and Mather Mentors: Shilpa Sawant Rajesh Rokade

Entrance lobby of the advertisement firm

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Interior Design | Allied Design Studio 2 | 2014

An advertisement firm Entrance lobby, cabins, workstations, breakout spaces and cafeteria

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Punakha Valley, Bhutan


2015 | Architectural Design Studio 5 | Adaptive Reuse

The site is located on D. N. Road, a mile long commercial street in South Mumbai with heritage structures along both the sides. Known as Hornby street before 1920, the structures along the road were built during the era of Battle of styles, resulting in a variety of styles such as victorian neo-gothic, neo-classical, edwardian baroque, islamic and art-deco, linked together by a continuous ground floor pedestrian arcade along the streetscape. 15


Adaptive Reuse | Architectural Design Studio 5 | 2015

Yr 3 | 01

Art and Culture Centre 2015 / Academic Project 9

Architectural Design Studio 5

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Site: D. N. Road, Mumbai

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Mentors: Prof. Dhara Manu Shetty

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1 - D. N. Road 2 - Arcade 3 - Gallery space for passer’s-by 4 - Food stalls 5 - Performance space 6 - Exhibition space 7 - Workshops 8 - Basement with retail stores 9 - Studios 10 - Terrace cafe

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This project is an adaptive reuse of a heritage office building as an art and social space in a busy commercial street. The idea of continuity in spaces for social gatherings, exhibitions, workspaces and overlooking spaces would provide visitors an interesting experience.

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Adaptive Reuse | Architectural Design Studio 5 | 2015

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2015 | Architectural Design Studio 6 | Fashion Institute

Fabric or Cloth, most common representation of fashion is a repetitive arrangement of an entity - thread

Symmetrical approach Symmetry represents internal balance and rest Local Context At a distance of 2 kms from site lies an area called Kumbharwada, rich in earthern pot making

For an earthern pot, entity is an imaginary tangent that defines the curve, which when arranged in different patterns gives a variety of shapes Integration of ideas tangent as an enitity and the welcoming facade

Front facade of Forts, Gates and Wada entrance have a common arrangement of masses, which symbolizes an entrance or welcoming feature Assymetrical approach along the side elevation Assymetry represents movement and detachment; Symmetry is a basic principal of order, but holds no surprise Front elevation or the roadside elevation is inspired from the fort facade

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Fashion Institute | Architectural Design Studio 6 | 2015

Yr 3 | 02

Fashion Institute 2015 / Academic Project Architectural Design Studio 6 Site: Antop Hill, Vadala, Mumbai Mentors: Shirish Sukhatme Girish Kamath

The design program includes administration department, academic building and amenities such as library, auditorium, cafeteria, sports club and an amphitheatre on a site of 3.8 acres

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2015 | Architectural Design Studio 6 | Fashion Institute

Entrance to the Structure

Entrance Foyer for the Auditorium

Connecting bridges

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Entrance Staircase to academic building

Courtyard

Cafeteria


Landscape Design | Allied Design Studio 3 | 2015

Yr 3 | 03

Landscape Design 2015 / Academic Project Allied Design Studio 3 Site: Housing Complex at Nashik Mentors: Vinita Sapre Jayshree Choudary

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2015 | Competition | Model Making Competition

Yr 3 | 04

Model Making Competition 2015 / Competition ARCHOTSAV - National level November 2015, Ghaziabad Position - First Place

Built-in Storage in Kath khuni houses, Himachal Pradesh

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The Past as Present | College Archives exhibition | 2016

Pedagogical Practices in Architecture at the Bombay School of Art From the last decade of 19th century to the mid-twentieeth, architectural pedagogy in the School of Art, Bombay was dominated by documentation, decoration and design. The curriculum prescribed the copying of existing architectural details and documentation of extant architecture of note, prior to making designs that were relevant for the day. In later years, with sources as diverse as Banister Fletcher and James Ferguson, the appreciation of non-monumental domestic tradition was studied with equal intensity.

Yr 3 | 05

The Past as Present 2016 / Extra-curricular

4th - 27th February, 2016 College Archives Exhibition An allied event of the State of Architecture

This exhibition displayed the original drawings made by the students of the school, prints from the portfolios of Jacob, Batley and Fletcher and glass slides of the details. Also presented, was a portfolio of drawings made by noted modernist architect Achyut Kanvinde during his years as a student of the Sir JJ School of Art.

Curated by: Prof. Mustansir Davi Team member for: Documentation Research Execution

The Claude Batley Gallery during the exhibition 24


2016 | College Archives exhibition | Graphic Design

Exhibition poster Software - Photoshop Graphics inspired from Inlaid ivory door detail from Amber Palace, Jeypore portfolio of Architectural details (above)

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Graphic Design | College Archives exhibition | 2016

Merchandise - Frame inspired from the drawing of Balcony, Ibrahim Roza at Bijapur, (above) by Govind Keshav Pade 1898 26


2016 | College Archives exhibition | Reimagination drawing

Reimagination of George Wittet’s Edwardian Baroque building in 1910, the present Sir JJ College of Architecture in the Indo Saracenic Style February 2016 Pencil on paper Exhibited at ‘The Past as Present’, an allied event of the State of Architecture 2016 Featured in DOMUS , March 2016

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Reimagination drawing | College Archives exhibition | 2016

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Tiger’s Nest, Paro, Bhutan


2016 | Architectural Design Studio 7 | Housing

Site has variety of tree species, found in groups

AIA Office building

Site-long axis - AIA office building and ATC tower on opposite ends

Site

ATC Tower

Linear division of areas results in less surface area of interaction

Staggered division of areas results in more surface area of interaction

Integration of ideas of view-axis and staggered interactive divisions between buildings and courtyards

Plan

Site Observations

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Section


Housing | Architectural Design Studio 7 | 2016

Yr 4 | 01

Housing

2016 / Academic Project Architectural Design Studio 7 Site: New Airport Colony, Vile Parle, Mumbai Mentors: Parul Kumtha Rajesh Rokade

Housing proposal is for an increasing demand of accomodation for workers. Buildings are restricted to a permissible height as the airport lies in the vicinity. On a site of 8.8 hectares, site planning retains earlier green space proportions.

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2016 | Architectural Design Studio 7 | Housing

Type C

Type A

Type B

Type C

Type D

Type C

Type A

Section A - A’

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Housing | Architectural Design Studio 7 | 2016

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2016 | Internship | Kochi Biennale Installation

Yr 4 | 02

Internship 2016 / Work Experience Design Cooperative (DCOOP), Mumbai Training period: 4.11.2016 - 15.04.2017 Partners: Quaid Doongerwala Shilpa Ranade

Installation photographs and drawings

Kochi Biennale 2016-17 These installations were a part of collateral events of the biennale, located at three venues – Cabral yard, Kashi Gallery and David hall. The installations proposed an intersection between public spaces, discarded or reusable objects and the biennale events, creating social spaces where people can meet, gather, relax, ideate, play, nap and enjoy the outdoor activities. Installations at both the venues, Kashi Art Gallery, which sits amidst various clothing stores and David Hall, an art gallery and cafe were designed using old, discarded doors shitters, wooden logs and beams, wooden bed frames and weld wire mesh steel frames, connected together by mild steel grid of 1 feet x 1 feet. 33


Backpacker’s Hostel | Internship | 2016

Measure drawings

Flying Goat, Tardeo – Interior Design Flying goat / backpackers hostel in an adaptive reuse of an old school structure of three storeys. The design programme includes an entrance lobby, cafeteria with kitchen, cultural spaces, lounge areas, private rooms and dormitories. A wide range of work have been done on this project such as design development, study model, client presentation and site documentation.

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2016 | Internship | Residential School

Residential School (Child care centre), Ahmednagar Child care centre is a residential campus for girls from distressed backgrounds. The project has been divided into four sub-projects viz. siteworks, school, leadership centre and girl’s home for the purpose of convinience in designing and execution.

Siteworks for the project includes the landscaping and the road networks, services coordination of all buildings, retaining and compound walls and structures viz. elevated storage tank, security cabin, electric panel room and fire pump room.

Hardscape layout for Girl’s homes 35


Residential School | Internship | 2016

Girl’s Home, Residential School The Girls’ home or student’s hostel is L-shaped two storey structure, with the girls’ rooms in one wing and the caretakers rooms in the other wing connected by the pivot of common living-dining-kitchen space. Interior working drawings have been prepared for common storages, utility purposes, girl’s room storage and kitchen storage as a part of Internship training Details for common storage along corridor

Details for storage in kitchen 36


2016 | Internship | Residential School

School Building, Residential School

View of Library

Dining area of Leadership centre

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The School is organized in two parallel eastwest oriented blocks with a courtyard in between. The courtyard creates a public space which has multiple levels. The library is a connecting block between the northsouth school block in the form of vierrandal girder. Client presentations, working drawings and details for the school building were prepared as a part of Internship training.


Residential School | Internship | 2016

Leadership Centre, Residential School The hybrid program of leadership centre includes the administration for a residential campus, a guest house with rooms and dining area, and the director’s home. Presentation drawings, Working drawings and specifications were prepared as a part of Internship training. Toilet details for Guest houses

Doors - Windows of Leadership centre 38


2016 | Allied Design Studio 4 | Town Planning

Yr 4 | 03

Town Planning 2016 / Academic Project Allied Design Studio 4 Area of analysis: Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai Mentor: Sarvesh Nandgirikar

Analysis of Hill road, Bandra and an area of 1 km diameter around The study includes various aspects such as Land use, building heights, FSI, open space ratio and vegetation, transportation, public amenities and street furniture.

Building Heights

Plot FSI Comparison

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Land Use


Shilpasagar | Annual College Magazine | 2016

Yr 4 | 04

Shilpasagar 2016 / Extra-curricular Art and Architecture Annual College Magazine Role: Graphic Design Head Mentors: Mustansir Dalvi

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2016 | Competition | Entrance Gate Complex

Reception & Registration area

Food Court & Orientation Centre

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Entrance Gate


Entrance Gate Complex | Competition | 2016

Yr 4 | 05

Entrance Gate Complex 2016 / Competition

For Orange Smart City by NMSCIL Site: Orange Smart City, Pen, Near Navi Mumbai

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Punakha Suspension Bridge, Bhutan


2017 | Architectural Design Studio 9 | Social Engagement

Yr 5 | 01

Around Aurora Theatre 2017 / Academic Project Architectural Design Studio 9 Site: Aurora Theatre, King’s Circle, Mumbai Mentors: Mustansir Dalvi Minesh Chainani Sowjanya Harinarayan

Built in 1940, Aurora is an excellent example of the late- Deco, proto-modern cinema house. Its sleek assymetry and speed lines were crafted by the architect Marathe and Kulkarni. Fabulous modern clock is an abandoned hole now. The theatre has been in a state of poor maintenance since years now. Delicate elevation is battered with onslaught of every new release of Rajnikanth, wherein the facade is adulterated with 100 foot marquees and its milk ablutions. Aurora is truly the Queen of the suburbs. The present Matunga was a part of the initial suburban development planned by Bombay Improvement Trust in 1898-1900. At that time, the cinemas were the real innovations of the Art Deco movement in Bombay. However in the last decade, many single screen cinemas have been demolished, leaving only a handful of such vibrant symbols.

There exists quite wide yet fragmented open spaces in the form of asphalt spreads around Aurora theatre. These open spaces defined between the bus depot, a public toilet and the cinema itself, experiences common and binding activities. The cinema was and still is a fine example of a multi-use building in its response to a major urban node in terms of its scale, layering of activities and massing. 43


Opening stalls and cleaning area before stall Waste accumulation

Occupancy by homeless

Passing-by Crossing Roads

Sitting at bus stop Visiting Offices and Bank

Standing by the car

Standing Standing in queue for paying bill

Temple under tree Drinking tea

Gandhi Market Ascending the skywalk

Standing and Talking

MTNL Exchange Building Four lane Road & Petrol Pump Interaction with stalls

BEST Bus Depot Washing utensils on footpath

Public Toilet & footpath Aurora Theatre

Sitting for talking and staring

Cleaning

Sitting on stall and shop platforms

Fountain Sleeping

Drying clothes

Garnish-Fastfood Restaurant Area under flyover

Sitting on footpath

Washing Car

Around Maheshwari Udyan Sitting on stairs

Playing

Shaving

Fast-food restaurant-semi open seatings

Booking movie tickets

Parking

Begging

Parking near bus depot

Collection outside theatre

Seating and walking under flyover

Waiting in front of Udipi restaurants

Ganesh utsav processions

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2017 | Architectural Design Studio 9 | Social Engagement

Parking along road

Cobbler

Pedestrian walkway

Section 1-1’

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Platform outside shops

Taxi drivers at Chai Tapri

Tailor

Pedestrian walkway

Section 2-2’

Door entrance steps


Around Aurora Theatre | Architectural Design Studio 9 | 2017

Design Interventions Aurora cinema being an architectural heritage will be restored to its original state. The celebrations of screening confined to limited spaces only will be spread out to the entire open space, which will progressively reduce the adulteration of the cinema faรงade. These activities will be catered to by purely pedestrian plazas along curvature of the cinema building. Neighbourhood being under redevelopment pressure, such public spaces will cater to the future needs of walkable spaces. In order to establish a deeper connection between the public and the cinema, the unused terraces of the cinema will be accessible to the people to overlook the open spaces while experiencing Art-Deco. Other activities viz. the bus depot, public toilet and the temple would be a part of the plaza that would make open spaces lively. Such experience of collective interchange between fragmented activities would inject meaning of identity with the space and the people, creating common spaces where sharing would provide the key for social engagement. This plaza will be a celebration of the vibrancy of Aurora. 46


2017 | Architectural Design Studio 9 | Social Engagement

Staircase to cafe

Aurora Cinema

Lobby

Entry

Plinth

Section A-A’ : Along Frontial axis

Offset

Aurora Cinema

Lobby

Exit

Seatings

Bus depot

Section B-B’ : Along Sideway axis

Opened out Elevation of Aurora Cinema

Arrangements along the Cinema curvature

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PLAZA

Main road

Flyover


Social Engagement | Architectural Design Studio 9 | 2017

Plinth in front of Cinema main entrance to appreciate the Art-Deco style

Access to Terrace cafe through staircase from the rearer side of the cinema

Common interactive space between BEST bus depot and canteen

Plaza defined by the architectural interventions, holds the potential to accomodate festivals and social initiatives

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AURORA CINEMA 1 - Main Entrance 2 - Cinema lobby 3 - Cinema Ticker counter 4 - Lobby for stall seatings 5 - Stall and Executive class 6 - Canteen 7 - Washrooms 8 - Quarters 9 - Exit 10 - Folded-plate staircase to Terrace cafe 11 - Setback of cinema land plot

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17 - Hardscape combination of Shahbad tiles and PCC bed 18 - Plinth to appreciate Cinema’s Art-Deco elevation 19 - Brick platforms for seating 20 - Drop-off point 21 - Taxi Parking 22 - Car Parking INTERVENTIONS 23 - Public Toilet 24 - Ramp 25 - Stalls 26 - Queue for Electricity bills 27 - Common space for Water and Electricity department 28 - Electricity bill counter 29 - Electricity department office 30 - EPV Room 31 - Water department office 32 - Storage 33 - Sai Mandir 34 - BEST bus office 35 - Toilets 36 - BEST bus parking 37 - Bus pass cue and canteen outdoor space 38 - Canteen service counter 39 - Kitchen 40 - Kitchen storage room CONTEXT 41 - Dr. B. A. Road (N-S Corridor) 42 - Four Lane Road (E-W Corridor) 43 - Residential Building (G+3) 44 - Petrol pump 45 - Police chowky 46 - Two way Flyover


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Large Span structure in bamboo | Building Technology Studio 9 | 2017

Yr 5 | 02

Exploration in Bamboo 2017 / Academic Project A design for Large Span Structure Building Technology Studio 9 Mentor: Mukund Athavale

The form of this sixty metres large structure is symmetrical, spanned by bundled bamboo members and covered by a two-layered teflon envelope.

Above: Detailed model showing bamboo bundling joinery & two-layered teflon roofing; Elevational view of the form of structure. Opposite: Top view of the physical model 52


2017 | Design Dissertation | Research

Yr 5 | 03

Reinvention of Matunga Post Office

2017 / Academic Project

The primary aim of this research is to understand the relation between people and their Post offices in 21st century, and to find out solutions for restoring the role of Post office after decline in postal business caused by changing trends in communication.i

Design Dissertation Research Site: Matunga, Mumbai Mentors: Mukund Athavale Rekha Nair

What makes Matunga Post office an inactive premises?

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Research | Design Dissertation | 2017

Matunga Post Office

Setback

Flower stall

Two way Road

Footpath

Residential

The street by which Post office is located, is a market street and connects the railway station to various institutions and residents. With this opportunity, people shall be able to appreciate the infrastructure and interact with it. However, this building is covered by layers of flower stalls and dense trees making Post office a comparatively inactive place.

With decreasing mail volumes and improvements in technology, a lot of spaces of Matunga Post office are in a state of disuse due to reduction in the manual work. Thus, land value that Matunga Post office holds is not being fulfilled sufficiently to cater the people.

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Strengths

Oppurtunities

Geographical reach Large and skilled manpower Variety of products and services Well established procedures Funded by Central Government

Reach unattended rural areas Customized services IT Modernization Improvements in infrastructure

Varying levels of Infrastructure Limited use of technology Lack of scientific costing of products

Competition from courier companies Perception of Poor services Ageing workforce

Weaknesses

Threats

Survey of 159 citizens of Mumbai Metropolitan Region using Google forms

92.5 % - Aware of their local Post office 80.5 % - Visited their local Post Office

59.7 % - Post office falls on route of travel 12.5 % - Satisfied by last visit experience

In what way can architectural character contribute to re-establish the image of Matunga Post office?

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Front Elevation of Matunga Post Office Front facade in Indo-Saracenic style

Floor plans of existed Matunga Post Office

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Sustainability Assessment Report

Matunga Post Office in Mumbai lies in warm-humid climate zone

Wind analysis of site and its surroundings

Landscape for noise reduction, solar gain reduction and channelizing wind 57

Annual sun path and shadow analysis to understand the effect of surrounding buildings on micro-climate of the site


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Microclimatic analysis using Bioclimatic chart

Summer solistice

Winter solistice

Thermal Properties of Building materials used

U-Value of 0.409 W/m2K of existing RCC flat roof does not comply with ECBC (Indian standards)

U-Value of 2.094 W/m2K of existing wall assembly of opaque brick walls does not comply with ECBC (Indian standards)

Daylight perimeter zones showing the absence of daylight in the interior spaces

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How can different types of functions be accomodated in a building over its life?

Interactive Flexible Design

Adaptable Flexible Design

Movable partitions or furniture Response to climate Open floor plan for free interior spaces Response to external factors

Response to internal factors

Incremental growth for expansion

Modular Prefabricated

Adaptive servicing for Plug-ins

Transformable Flexible Design

Movable Flexible Design

Prefabricated mobile units Rotation Location independent mobility Revolving Transportable Openable roofs or walls

Transforming forms

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Present

Near future

Future

Reinvention of Matunga Post Office focuses upon the solving the problems of the locals. Present system of Post offices focuses on providing generalized services throughout the urban and rural areas in India. However, it has been observed that the needs of people vary from state to state, with cities, and are different in urban and rural areas. Thus, a city and locality based programme for urban Post offices will not only make public services comfortable for people, but will also make the Post offices active. On the basis of conclusions from the research, a design programme is formulated with a design direction for the upcoming design project in Semester 10. Postal services

e-Governance services

Local activities

Reorganization of spaces for better working environment and consumer experience

These services are highly susceptible to change in future, and the form of these services will keep on transforming

The plot being a corner plot, the frontal setback will be barrier free to promote social engagement Flower stalls provide a significant identity to this Post office Matunga Post office will be sheltering spaces to trade, to celebrate and to meditate, flexible in both heights and spans

Reimagination of the system of working and related furniture The identity of Post office i.e. combination of white and red colour will be considered for appearance

To adapt to these changes, the spaces will be flexible to change the volume as per needs of the users

On rent / Adaptable

All day

Government sector / Permanent

Daytime

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Urban Design 2017 / Academic Project Allied Design Studio 5

Built in pre-independent India, Dadar-Matunga-Wadala-Sion scheme formed a part of the suburban developments to relieve congestion in the center of the town. It was modelled on the paradigm of the garden suburb in Britain, making it a tranquil, residential neighbourhood.The urban fabric of this neighbourhood consists of low-rise low density developments with tree-lined streets, public gardens and urban squares which form a significant core. The delineation has been done on the basis of the following criteria:

Site: Matunga, Mumbai

1. Within the delineated boundary, precinct displays homogeneity and interconnections in terms of built-form, ownership patterns and activities.

Mentors: Prof. Nia Aparna Dwivedi

2. Within and skirting the precinct, are a number of urban spaces which forms a series of interconnected activity areas for the neighbourhood, giving it a distinct identity and holding the area together as one precinct.

EXISTING LAND USE EXISTING LAND USE

Ownership Cooperative Housing society Pagdi System (Rental system) 33 % is owned by the landlord Trust Ownership

BUILDING HEIGHT BUILDING HEIGHT OWNERSHIP PATTERN Location of home

Government Ownership

Location of home

Location of home

FSI & BUILDING TYPOLOGY

Building Typology Buildings with balconies

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Pagdi System (Rental system) 33 % is owned by the landlord

SetbacksSetbacks on all sides on all sides

Trust Ownership Government Ownership

OWNERSHIP PATTERN

Location of home

ROAD ROAD HEIRARCHY HEIRARCHY FSI & BUILDING & CONNECTIVITY & CONNECTIVITYTYPOLOGY

Building Typology

SetbacksSetbacks on all sides, on allfrontal sides, setback frontal setback contributed contributed to the footpath to the footpath (New buildings) (New buildings)

Buildings with balconies

LocationLocation of homeof home Buildings with rooms arranged along one wall of a long ventilated corridor

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King’s Circle Station

Gandhi Market

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Marriage Halls Market

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Napoo Gardens

Analysis of the delineated area for five key elements of an urban area as mentioned by Kevin Lynch in the book - Image of the city. Schools and Colleges

Ruia-Poddar College

Between Matunga and Dadar

PATHS

Parsi Colony

DISTRICTS Five Gardens

Five Gardens

Harbour railway station

King’s Circle Station Indian Gymkhana

Matunga Station

Gandhi Market

King’s Circle

King’s Circle Station

Police station

1.5 min

Municipal Office

EDGES

Jain temple

King’s Circle Central railway station

Marriage Halls

Kabu

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Jain temple

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Between Matunga and Dadar

Four la

Ruia-Poddar College

Ruia-Poddar College

Parsi Colony

PATHS DISTRICTS

Napoo Gardens

Ruia and Podar college

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n

3.5 min

2. Maheshwari Udyan The fencing to this garden acts as anLANDMARKS edge to a rare observer, as a variety of activities take place on the footpaths of the surrounding buildings, making the garden an outward looking public realm.

1. Railway land edge Railway land which has barriers to restrict an Between individual Matungais an edge for and Dadar any city. Some plots with buildings restrict the view and the access to the railway land and indirectly become a part of the visual edge. Parsi Colony

Schools and Colleges

Five Gardens

Five Gardens

DISTRICTS

Five Gardens

Five Gardens

Five Gardens Harbour railway station Indian Gymkhana

Police

station King’s Circle Station

3. Flyover - Barricade occupied by homeless Barricades emphasizes the visual edge created by the flyover, which divides the neighbourhood into two parts, restricting the view as well as modifying the character of the main street.

Gandhi Market

Harbour railway station

Indian Gymkhana

1.5 min

Municipal Office

Jain temple

Bus depot Kabu

Mysore hall

tarkh

ana

Jain temple

1.5 min

Municipal Office

Jain temple

3.5 m

Bus depot

Gujarati Club

Central railway station

Maheshwari Udyan

Kabu

Mysore hall

tarkh

ana

Jain temple

Don Bosco High School

Maheshwari Udyan

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Don Bosco High School Khalsa College

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Shantiniketan

Irani Cafe 1 min

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ly

Khalsa College

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Gujarati Club

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2 min

Aurora

3.5 m

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Classic

Shantiniketan

SNDT University

Aurora

in

Napoo Garden

Gandhi Market

SNDT University

Matunga Station

Central railway station

Police station

4. Flyover - Park under the bridge The park visited by the residents, celebrates the edge. This urban space of varying character, becomes a physical edge, due to its long linear form.

Ruia and Podar college

6. Harbour railway bridge between Matunga and Sion The change between localities is marked by this railway bridge, which also acts as an entrance way for vehicular traffic and pedestrians. Also, this edge indirectly defines the differences in living standards of areas beyond the division.

2.5 mi

n

3.5 min

7. Gated campuses of VJTI (Educational institute) and Government housing The dead high compound walls of both the plots form an edge to the immediate residents and open spaces. These are identified as edges due to restricted access and lack of interaction with the surroundings. Five Gardens

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Problem 1

The streetscape of the neighbourhood were regulated by height restrictions, setback rules, volume control and architectural language. However, with formulation of BMC, various new concepts of regulations including FSI repealed the original bylaws. This led to deformation in urban form with non-uniform skyline along streets. To prevent further deterioration of urban form, a form based code shall be implemented, which Thus, in this case the buildings shall follow the guideline as in case 1, upon which an arc would deal with both heritagewould precinct andthe upcoming occupy road side buildings. setback (as shown in figure ii). This arcade would be used by

activities, yet the ownership would be with the building itself. This provision would deco along market road.

Figure ii

Arcade Market Road

Case 1

Case 3: Guidelines for Educational undergoing redevelopment or retrofitting CaseInstitutions 2

Guidelines for buildings under redevelopment Guidelines for buildings under redevelopment Figure iii At present, Educational Institutes are located proposals proposals along Market road in groups along a street, which has a horizontal architectural character. For anyThis further arcade would be used by passers-by and marThis guideline would help maintain the streetscape redevelopment or retrofitting works, a setback ket activities. This provision would with a stepped progression form for the buildings. upto twice the width of street shall be reserved decongestate the activities along market road. for structures with a restriction of G+2.

Case 3 Guidelines for Educational Institutions undergoing redevelopment or retrofitting For any further redevelopment or retrofitting works, a setback upto twice the width of street shall be reserved for structures with a restriction of G+2. This would maintain the horizontal character along streets.

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    

    

Religious Religious structures structures covered covered by by layers layers of of other other accviies accviies



  

 

   

Vegetable Vegetable vendors vendors occupying occupying footpath footpath forcing forcing people people to to walk walk on on road road

 

EXISTING FABRIC OF TELANG ROAD

Problem 2

Temple associated accviies Religious structures covered by layers obstruccng tra of other accviies Temple associated accviies along Religious structures covered by layers Temple associated accviies along footpath footpath Religious structures covered by layers Flower stalls occupying obstruccng travel of other accviies Flower stalls occupying obstruccng travel of other accviies forcing people forcing people to to walk walk

The inhabitants of the precinct percieve travel and identify places with various landmarks which include open spaces, institutions and nodes. However, perception of people to accept these places as a landmark depends upon its legibility.

Telang Road holds capability to be a landmark by virtue of five different religious structures located Non-uniformity in form of s Vegetable vendors occupying footpath along the same street in a group. But, this place forcing people to walkNon-uniformity on road in form of stalls Vegetable vendors occupying footpath Non-uniformity in form of stalls along along road road Vegetable vendors occupying footpath fails to let people experience its spirituality and forcing people to walk on road forcing people to walk on road diversity, due to lack of legibility. Thus, an attempt shall be made to let more people experience this rare privilege by firstly making the street pedestrian friendly, enhancing the market experience, providing a suitable environment for the devotees and promoting interactions between the religious structures. Flower stalls occupying footpath forcing people to walk on road Flower stalls occupying footpath Flower stalls occupying footpath forcing forcing people people to to walk walk on on road road

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    

     

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



‘                       

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      

      

     

South Indian Bhajana Samaj Mandir

Ram Mandir

Sri Kanakya Parmeshwari Temple

G+17

G+3 Post Office G+1

G+2

G+17

G+4

G G+1

G

Construccon site

Key Plan NTS

Masjid

Orphanage school

G+35

Enlarged Plan of Spaces between Religious structures on Telang Road

G+2

G+7

Construccon site

G+17 Shri Shankara Maaham

Municipal Office

G+1 G+3

Religious Structures

Foliage of trees

Eatery or Juice centre

Observaaon deck

Surrounding Buildings

Flower Stalls

Decorators

Pillars for lighhng

Construccon sites

Vegetable stalls

Parking by the road

Seaang

Footpath

Pooery Stalls

G+1

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