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Manipal University

Manipal School of Architecture and Planning

2015 2020

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

ISHAN DSA


Ishan Dsa

Charlotte, NC, USA

ishandsa@gmail.com +1 (803)-297-2838

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Architecture 2015 - 2020 Manipal University Manipal School of Architecture and Planning Manipal, Karnataka, India High School 2011 - 2015 Spring Valley High School Columbia, South Carolina

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Angelo Architects June 12, 2019 - Present (5 months) Intern Architect (Matthews, North Carolina) + Hahn Mason Interior Renovation: Life safety plans, ceiling plans, detailed plans. + Swan Cleaners Exterior Renovation: Studied existing elevations and structure in relation with the proposed solution. Work included detailed construction drawings, design alterations, detailed plans and sections. + Three Points on Saluda: Developed multiple facades and plans for a mixed-use project. Work involved renderings for client presentation, design alterations in plan and elevation. + Cat Menagerie: Detailed research and study on felines and their relation to circulation and space. Developed and designed a house for cats that featured a solid glass pane with wood framing. + Shoppes at King’s Grant: Assisting with the design and detailing for the renovation of a vanilla shelled space.

Sassafras Landscapes 2018 Intern Designer (Columbia, South Carolina) Tasks: - Executed base mapping and site analysis for production of drawings and landscape layouts. - Measurements of topography with a level and transit, in addition to the site measurements for the base map

Curriculum Vitae

- 3D modeling, renders and video animations - Produced drawings for the landscape design that assisted the client through the design process


WORKSHOPS

Clay Art Workshop August 2016 Mill Owner’s Association Building Ahmedabad, India CSEB Workshop February 2017 Mysore, Karnataka Bamboo Workshop February 2017 Bamboo Symphony (Neelam Manjunath) Bangalore, Karnataka

LANGUAGES

English Hindi Kannada Konkani

SKILLS

Digital Autodesk AutoCAD Autodesk Revit

Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign

Final Cut Pro Sony Vegas 13 Adobe Premiere Pro

Lumion Twin Motion

Google SketchUp

Microsoft Word Microsoft Powerpoint

Bluebeam Revu Adobe Acrobat

Autodesk Sketchbook Procreate Adobe Draw

Analog Hand Drafting Woodworking Model Making Sketching Water Coloring

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

School of Design and Architecture Semester 6 Shimoga, Karnataka, India Mother and Child Hospital Semester 5 Kolkata, Bengal, India Effects of Artificial Light on Human Behavior and Psychology Semester 7 guided by Arunabha Bandyopadhyay


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FUTURA, Science and Technology Museum 8th Semester Mangalore, Karnataka

L’Ascension Design School 6th Semester Shimoga, Karnataka

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Cat Menagerie June, July 2019 (Internship) Matthews, NC

Dsa’s Pergola September 2019 Columbia, SC


FUTURA

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM

A museum is a social gathering space where everyone, with or without qualification, can access and get inspired by the stories of the past, present and future. The museum is a milestone that mankind will look upon to learn. A museum is an institution that conserves a collection of artifacts and objects that have an intrinsic quality. Most museums allow the public to view these exhibits either temporarily or permanent.There are various types of museums which include, art museums, natural history museums, science museums, wax museums, automotive museums etc. A Science and Technology Museum is a unique repository that rely on allied professional. The dynamic hub of research and innovation in mankind is exhibited as a journey. The museum will be a facility to acquire, preserve and manage artifacts and related records. To develop the urban area and societal understanding and importance of Science and Technology in our natural life. This will create an important infrastructural understanding that can help people imagine the future in a way that will benefit the majority. The lack of educational museums in Mangalore is also a predominant need for the museum.


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LOCATION AND FACILITY The Science and Technology Museum is a 10 minute drive from the Town Hall area which can be considered as Mangalore’s most recognizable zone, and a 14 minute drive from the famous Panumbur Beach. It will be located at the intersection of the National Highway 66, which connects Manipal to Mangalore with one road. This could possibly be an increase to the tourism rates to Mangalore and the museum. The Highway also features a high volume of traffic and is also located near to Mangalore’s famous I.T. location, Infosys. The Science and Technology Museum will be a repurpose to Mangalore’s current Museum scenario. The only current Museum in Mangalore is located in Bejai and consistently gets negative reviews for its vague displays, small structure and low performance. This Museum has the power to repurpose the scenario of having a functional, beautiful, accessible and popular Museum.

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The Science and Technology Museum is mandated to foster scientific and technological literacy throughout Indian and World history to establish, maintain and develop understanding. This will be done with scientific and technological objects, with special context but not limited to India. This is also done to demonstrate the products of science and technology to establish the economic, cultural relationships with society.

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The Science and Technology Museum is a 10 minute drive from the Town Hall area which can be considered as Mangalore’s most recognizable zone, and a 14 minute drive from the famous Panumbur Beach. It will be located at the intersection of the National Highway 66, which connects Manipal to Mangalore with one road. This could possibly be an increase to the tourism rates to Mangalore and the museum. The Highway also features a high volume of traffic and is also located near to Mangalore’s famous I.T. location, Infosys. The Science and Technology Museum will be a repurpose to Mangalore’s current Museum scenario. The only current Museum in Mangalore is located in Bejai and consistently gets negative reviews for its vague displays, small structure and low performance. This Museum has the power to repurpose the scenario of having a functional, beautiful, accessible and popular Museum.


DUNAMIS DYNAMIC DISPLAY

The primary goal for the project was to create a built environment which possesses the qualities of expression, space and aesthetics, where everyone can enjoy, learn and get inspired. The design of the museum was to be done scholarly. Integration of spaces is the most important part of planning the museum. The scope of work can be exhibited through circulation and zoning. Natural and artificial lighting is one of the most important aspects of museum planning that should be studied deeply. The museum exhibits a concept called Dynamis Display. Under this category, displays will be moved frequently in order to generate a “new� atmosphere each time. The average user visits a museum two or more times a year. This will allow for the museum to have a different approach and circulation each time. The proposal for a Museum of Science and Technology is underway in the northern part of Mangalore. The Science and Technology Museum is mandated to foster scientific and technological literacy throughout Indian and World history to establish, maintain and develop understanding. This will be done with scientific and technological objects, with special context but not limited to India. This is also done to demonstrate the products of science and technology to establish the economic, cultural relationships with society.


AUDIENCE: The Science and Technology Museum will have a stable core of predominantly local members and to have an inclusion for repeated visitors. As a case study example, I researched on the visitation frequency of users over a time period. I found that there was a steady decline of visitation over the time which mainly include school groups and families. However, my proposal is to have a refreshing and invigorating approach to museum design. The exhibits should be DYNAMIC, so that a repeat visitor doesn’t get the same experience twice


L’ASCENSION SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Shimoga is a large city in the state of Karnataka. It lies near the Tunga River and is known to be the gateway to the hilly region known as the Western Ghats. The School of Architecture and Design was envisioned to be the first design school in the Shimoga district. It was designed with the concept of connecting the students with the outdoors. Large windows and open courtyards gave the user full immersion with the outdoors. The biggest design constraint was the construction had to be done using prefabricated structures. Therefore, every structural element was designed with the notion of modularity. Using South India’s climate as an influence, the stone sunshade was indicative on the floor slabs. The slabs are extended by two feet to enhance the buildings ability to self shade from the sun. All the builings are elevated on a high plinth to allow for internal coutyards without the removal of soil. The concept for this design needed to be something that enhanced interaction between people. The use of courtyards between the studios, the long hallways are ways the interaction can be forced. Every building in the campus has a courtyard to emphasize this interaction, and to connect nature to the building.


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Architecture is an art that requires practical and expressive ideas. These ideas mainly flourish in a collaborative working and study environment. Architecture students are regularly faced with critiques that allow for the growth of the design process. The Shimoga School of Architecture + Design emphasizes on inspirational learning. The courtyards that encompasses between every two classrooms, allow the students to gain inspiration towards their work. Architectural critiques also are conducted in these spaces to promote a refreshing view towards juries.

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The planning of the entire design school was done linearly. The grand entrance that is accompanied by a tree canopy, and a central spine that lead up to the student center was the main intention. Since there is a restriction on vehicular access on the campus, walking is promoted as a means to transportation. The buildings are placed on a specific path as the prevailing winds are scooped by the vertical fins. The student center is located closest to the student’s dorms. This is designed as a getaway from academics and to enjoy the student life. The Gallery showcases the works of the student in a beautiful space. The gallery goes underground and is lit by long spanned clerestorey windows.


CIRCULATION The circulation for the entire site begins in the North West entrance of the site. Being the main entrance it leads to the academic block towards the entire site. There are 2 peripheral roads that are on the North and South side of the site. The entire circulation around the site is possible with pedestrian pathways and pavements. This creates a more pedestrian friendly essence to the whole design school. The parking being on the West side of the site allows for an easy access to the important building around the entirity of the site. Thus creating a blockade for vehicles for not being able to access the central spine. There are a total of 42 parking spots for the entirity of the site. The main use for the peripheral road is for the unloading and loading from the food court, hostels, wor shops and for the use of the teacher residences

EXPANSION The area for future expansion is given in 2 locations. The larger one is between the teacher residences and between the hostels and food court. This area accounts for more that 1 acre in expansive area. The other expansion area is around the student plaza which can be used for future construction projects. Since being around a library, the expansion area could mainly be used to extend the area of the library horizontally and not vertically, thus concluding with a good hierarchy around the side.


COURTYARDS

The main essence of my design lies around the creation of interactive spaces. Spaces like courtyards mainly define the space as a campus. The courtyards are used in various formats. The ones around the Academic area is used as a space for relief, and can also be converted into an academic space. Juries, panels, displays can be exhibited in this space. The courtyards in the center of the Academic area can be used as a mini amphitheatre. The courtyard in the Administrative building is used as a waiting area, with an uninterrupted view to the sky. The courtyard in the library is mainly used a zen area for studying and enjoying the area. The whole footprint around courtyard is over a small pond. There are also 2 recreational areas which students can use for sports such as basketball, and tennis.


CRETE MATERIAL MUSEUM

The outer end of the campus was the place for a new design intervention. The Material Museum was a proposed project by the college on the site. It had to be within the colleges space to be also used as a workshop for the students. The intial design had to be done with methodical contour analysis, since cut and fill was a design constraint. Thus, giving only a sliver of workable real estate. Twelve of the existing coconut trees had to be preserved as well as being an attractive design. The aim was to plan the museum in three different parts. The first being the exhibits, and the planning of displays. The second being administrative and third, workshops. The contoured site was ideal for beautiful views, large windows that span across the building allows for full immersion with the site. The workshops and museums are connected with ramps and dont affect the natural topography. The concept initiated with the manipulation of bricks. Bricks have an even proportion that promotes building bonds with mortar. The concept was driven by this bond of brick. The modularity of the material can be seen throughout the design. The cantilevered front and back gives the design a better connectivity with the context. Many challeges were solved throughout the design. One of the most prevalent design decisions was the road. The road had to have a safe climb as the site was heavily contoured.


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The form is tailored around the manipulation of modular bricks. It has an intricately shifted building profile that creates natural courtyards and terraces. From this unique shape, the terraces can be used for outdoor work areas for the workshops. The courtyards is created in the building’s center allowing for a visual experience for people within and outside the struture.


CAT MENAGERIE PROFESSIONAL WORK


This cat menagerie is designed for an eccentric client who adores his cats. It is a prototype design which he wanted us to carry out. The client wanted a specific design which was successfully incorporated with the cats. The menagerie had to be connected between the indoor and outdoor space for cats. It was to be ceiling hung and was planned in modules. The modules are supported by metal post that are anchored to the ceiling. The front glass is not openable, however, the option to be accessed from the front is still prevelant. The cats are introduced by the appendixes on the left and right. They have windows that let the users see the cats at play. Each cat will have a litter box at the bottom of the menagerie. The litter box itself is contained in a drawer that can slide out to be easily cleaned. The food receptacle was separated drastically from the litter area to reduce contamination. The whole design is paneled, and the tracks are primarily movable. It was designed in mind with the user. It can be edited in any way possible.

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DSA’S PERGOLA FREE STANDING PERGOLA (WOODWORKING)

The initial design for the pergola began as my mother wanted to create some shade and landscape during the sweltering summer heat of Columbia. Since we had an expansive front yard, and the yard running from east to west made it ideal to place the pergola out in the front. At first the pergola was destined to be a covering over our existing deck. However, the mindset was to use a free-standing structure. We later resorted towards having a pergola in the front yard to add value to our curb appeal. I decided on a fixed 10’-0” x 10’-0” dimension that we could build in from. This also made it possible to have a better selection of pressure treated wood which was bought from a local provider. The basic structure included (4) 4x4s and (8) 2x4s for beams. The overhand was 1’-0” to add an accent. This overhand will be used to hand pots with plants, and to also have an anchor for lights during Christmas time. I also preferred the color of pressure treated wood, thus it is not painted. The color will turn grey-green over time and have leave a rustic impression to our front yard


This pergola is a basic free standing structure that didn’t need footing. It was also carried by four people towards the desired location from the work space. The repeated beams are fastened using hurricane connecting ties. These ties are tapped into the wood using 2 1/2” and 3 1/2” deck screws. The final product was extremely rigid and added wonderful shade to our desired location. Nearly any sunlight could penetrate through the pergola and was beneficially light-weight.

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The base for the 4 piers are made out to be 10’-0” x 10’-0”. The 4x4 posts are arranged in a square the will be later stabalized by 2x4 beams.

A total of (8) 2x4s are added in succession leaving a 1’-0” extrusion from the top. (4) 2x4s added on the top of the posts while the other 2x4’s are placed underneath so that they can intersect and rest.


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The pergola is finished using 2x2s that repeat much like the beams below. However, through further research, we found that using a lattice screen would accommadate us better with sun shading.


THANK YOU

Ishan Dsa ishandsa@gmail.com

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Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio | Ishan Dsa  

Selected works from 2015-2019

Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio | Ishan Dsa  

Selected works from 2015-2019

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