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Ivana Rakshit Master of Architecture University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign


I believe architects have the power to give direction to human activity and growth. A city, a building, cannot be isolated anymore; they have to be brought to life – Architecture must grow out of its surrounding and breathe with its occupants.


IVANA RAKSHIT

LEED Green Associate Master of Architecture Candidate ivanar2@illinois.edu iva.rakshit@gmail.com https://issuu.com/ivanarakshit www.linkedin.com/in/ivanarakshit (217) 693 - 2311

REFERENCE

Prof. Ralph Eugen Hammann,

LEED A.P., Thomas D. Hubbard Prof. in Arch. rhammann@illinois.edu

SOFTWARE SKILLS AutoCAD Rhinoceros SketchUp Revit ArchiCAD Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Lumion Climate Consultant WUFI Sefaira eQuest DIVA for Rhino

OTHER SKILLS Model Making 3D Printing Sketching Photography Team Work

WORK EXPERIENCE WATG Irvine, California Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

May 2017 – August 2017

- Gained great experience working on a renovation project and Code compliant modifications. - Worked on development of full scale, co-ordinated Revit model of the renovation project. - Played key role in visualizing conceptual urban design development for a masterplan. - Valuable experience of team work in a team based studio set up.

RailTEC, UIUC Graphic Designer, Part-time

June 2017 – May 2018

- In charge of full design related needs: Posters, web announcements, flyers, conference programs, cards and logos.

X-Architects, Dubai, UAE June 2015 – November 2015 Professional Training (Internship Semester - part of Undergraduate Curriculum) - Received a wholesome training in all aspects of an architectural project. - Worked on the design of 5 projects including masterplans and plans of individual villas. - Also worked on detail drawings and scale models of projects. - Went on multiple site visits and got firsthand experience of the construction process.

EDUCATION & ACHIEVEMENTS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master of Architecture, focus on Technology and Performance National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India Bachelor of Architecture, minor in Energy Efficient Buildings

Gold Medal for Highest CGPA in Architecture, Batch of 2016 Academic Achievement Award (Years 2011-’12, 2012-’13, 2015-’16)

August 2016 - Current CGPA: 3.76 / 4.0

July 2011 – April 2016

CGPA: 8.74 / 10

LEADERSHIP & OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS Events Head for Archcult 2015 National Level Architectural Symposium held by the Dept.of Architecture, NIT Trichy Drafting Head for Louis I Khan (LIK) Trophy, NASA 2014 National level competition held by National Architectural Students’ Association (NASA) Part of Qualifying Team for ANDC 2013 Annual National Design Competition is a qualification round to NASA competition


01 Inspire Tower

HIGHRISE & URBAN DESIGN STUDIO Graduate: 3rd semester Re-Designing the Chicago Tower Group work


Most towers in Chicago are orthogonal in form. Our aim was to redefine this trend in form and height.

Equal Opportunity to Views

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Tower Culmination

Who get the better view? Wind Turbine & Viewing Deck

Preserve Privacy & Views

Privacy & View Compromise

Condo 360o Views for all

Hotel

The project was an opportunity to make a mark on the Chicago skyline.

Break the orthogonal form

Reduce Wind Loads

This studio focused on the design of a tower at the site of the original Chicago Tower proposed by Santiago Calatrava. The site posed a unique challenge as it is divided into two by the Lake Shore Drive. The proposed program was a high end condominium and hotel tower with a wellness center attached to it.


The pinnacle of the tower serves as a viewing deck that overlooks the city of Chicago.


Hotel & Condominium Recreational Areas

Lobby, Administration

Wellness Center


Level 15

Level 51

Hotel: - 1 Bedroom - 2 Bedroom

Level 119

Hotel: - Luxury Suite - 1 Bedroom

Condominium: - Studio - 1 Bedroom - 3 Bedroom

Condominium: - 2 Bedroom - 4 Bedroom

Resto Bar

The core is designed in a cruciform to accommodate the twisting nature of the Condominium and Hotel units. The slit in the plan which is expressed in the form, visually defines the two functions. The building core and diagrid structure also enhance the form and function of the building.

Core

Slabs

Diagrid Structure

Glass Facade


02 Chicago Center for Acute Care INTIGRATED DESIGN STUDIO

Graduate: 2nd semester Site: Northwestern Medical District, Chicago Group work


Cooling Towers + Mechanical Floor Medical Homestay

InPatient Oncology

Surgery Clinics Healing Garden + Mechanical Floor Ambulatory Clinics Healing Garden + Mechanical Floor Medical Offices Podium + Health Care Retail

The aim was to explore hospital design in a highrise setting. The hospital is located in the Medical district of Chicago and connectivity to neghboring hospitals was a priority. The program accommodates medical homestay for kin of patients with long recovery periods. This was to be designed considering future expansion of inpatient rooms. Another important design consideration was outdoor recovery spaces for patients.


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MECHANICAL ROOM

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AMUBULANCE ENTRANCE

Emergency Elevators Quarantine Elevators

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SERVICES AND STAFF PARKING ENTRANCE

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Main Lobby

HOTEL

652'-6" LEVEL +40

HOTEL

637'-6" LEVEL +39

HOTEL

622'-6" LEVEL +38

HOTEL

607'-6" LEVEL +37

HOTEL

592'-6" LEVEL +36

HOTEL

577'-6" LEVEL +35

INPATIENT

562'-6" LEVEL +34

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INPATIENT

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INPATIENT

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INPATIENT ONCOLOGY

502-6" LEVEL +30

INPATIENT ONCOLOGY

487'-6" LEVEL +29

GENERAL SURGERY

472'-6" LEVEL +28

OTOLARYNGOLOGY & ORAL SURGERY

457'-6" LEVEL +27

OTOLARYNGOLOGY & ORAL SURGERY

442'-6" LEVEL +26

OTOLARYNGOLOGY & ORAL SURGERY

427'-6" LEVEL +25

OTOLARYNGOLOGY & ORAL SURGERY

412'-6" LEVEL +24

OTOLARYNGOLOGY & ORAL SURGERY ADMINSTRATION

397'-6" LEVEL +23

MECH. FLOOR 2

367'-6" LEVEL +22

TRANSPLANT CENTRE

352'-6" LEVEL +21

PAT CLINIC

337'-6" LEVEL +20

PULMONARY CLINIC & ADMINSTRATION

322'-6" LEVEL +19

PULMONARY CLINIC

307'-6" LEVEL +18

PACU

292'-6" LEVEL +17

PACU

277'-6" LEVEL +16

PREP & RECOVERY

262'-6" LEVEL +15

PREP & RECOVERY

247'-6" LEVEL +14

H&V CLINIC

232'-6" LEVEL +13

H&V CLINIC

217'-6" LEVEL +12

H&V DIG.

202'-6" LEVEL +11

H&V ADMINSTRATION

187'-6" LEVEL +10

STAFF FACILITIES

172'-6" LEVEL +9

MECH. FLOOR 1

142'-6" LEVEL +8

MOB

127'-6" LEVEL +7

MOB

112'-6" LEVEL +6

MOB

97'-6" LEVEL +5

MOB

82'-6" LEVEL +4

CONFERENCE/EDU CENTRE

52-6" LEVEL +3

30' LEVEL +2

Urban Plaza cum Exhibition Space


Patient

Exam Room: Type 1

Doctor Family

InPatient Lobby & Fittness Area

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Fins: Stainless Steel Matt Finish

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Vision Panel: Low E Double Glazed Panels Tinted Reflective

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CACC STAFF DINING HALL

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Winter Garden The harsh winters of Chicago was the driver for the design. The Winter Garden has both indoor and outdoor spaces which can be used flexibly, depending on the weather. Contact with nature helps in the healing process. This Winter Garden provides the patients with an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors within the sheltered comfort offered indoors.

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03 Parkland College Institute of Aviation at Willard Airport TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE STUDIO

Graduate: 1st semester Site: Willard airport, Champaign, IL Group work The task was to design an aviation maintenance institute with a hangar. It was challenging to design an elegant, functional long span structure. The idea was to design a single unifying structure for the hangar and the institute building. The aim was to design an iconic structure that can act as an attraction to the facility. It creates a learning environment using new technologies that hopes to inspire students to innovate.


Taking Flight

“ I n s p i r i n g Te c h n o l o g y � The project involves two parts: The Hangar and The Institute The design is intended to create an elegant longspan structure. The form wraps around the functions creating a complete enclosure. With strategic openings to allow light and air, the form optimizes functionality.


Diffuse light through GlassX

Optimized Natural Lighting

Direct light through glass

Flexible Natural Ventilation

Separated Volumes


A. Hangar Door

Thermodynamic Glazing: GlassX

A Hydraulically Controlled door system was designed. This was best to fit the curvature of the hangar opening.

Detail C

Summer

Temperature >70 F Solar Angle >40

B. Structure

C

Glass Pane

A Lattice Frame Structure was chosen to support the entire form. The members connect at a fixed connection. The secondary framework coincides with the primary frame and supports the GlassX panels that create the envelope.

Prism Panel Hermetically Sealed Polycarbonate

PCM Core Liquid State

Winter

Temperature <50 F Solar Angle <35

Hangar Door Detail A

C. Phase Change Material This is a Thermodynamic Material which changes state based on outside temperature. It reduces the need for mechanical temperature control by upto 50% annually. R value - R12 Thermal Capacity - 225 kJ/kg Thermal Storage - 315 BTU/ft 2 Internal Tem. Reduction - 5 to 9 F Heating Load Reduction - upto 200 KWh/yr

PCM Core Solid State

Structural Detail Section BBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;


Classrooms and Offices over look hangar and workshops from second floor. Envelope

Lattice Frame Structure

Hangar and workshops placed on first floor for ease of access.

Second Floor

First Floor

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The Hangar


04 Surf & Sand Resort Renovation PROFESSIONAL WORK: BIM

Internship: Summer 2017 Team: 3 members Site: Laguna Beach, California The project dealt with restoration of the existing resort to bring it up to current ADA Standards. It also included remodeling of existing rooms. Surfside Building

Spa Conference Center

ADA Ramp

Since there is no digital documentation of the development, the major task was to develop an accurate BIM model of the resort. My role: Assisted in developing the Revit model of the project from surveys and old plans. Designed the ADA ramp entrance to the resort. Prepared the 50% SD package.


New mechanical unit addition to Conference Center Existing pedestrian entrance

Surfside Building: Renovation plans

ADA compliant entrance ramp


05 Qingshui Industrial New Town

PROFESSIONAL WORK: MASTER PLANNING & URBAN DESIGN Internship: Summer 2017 Team: 4-6 members Site: Quingshi, China

This master planning project was a competition to design the new Industrial Town in Quingshui. The idea was to create a city within a park. The masterplan preserves and takes advantage of the exsisting green areas and water bodies. The core is situated such that it serves as the entrance of the town. Located at the bank of a waterbody, the core and resorts surrounding it create a sense of arrival. My role: For phase 1, performed preliminary zoning and land use analysis based on Senior Plannerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drawings. Participated in urban design of the core for Phase 2. Developed topography model and sketchup model for the uban design presentation. Developed in detail a mixed-use educational area of the core.


Masterplan Land Use

Town Core

View Cones & Green Spaces

Residential

Hospitality

Mixed-Use

Manufacturing

Civic

R&D

Educational

Preserved Land

Commercial

Mixed-use educational area designed by Ivana Rakshit.

View of Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Core & Approach

Major & Minor Pedestrian Routes


Interactive Plaza

06 150 Sesquicentennial Design Competition, UIUC Graduate: 3rd Semester Site: UIUC Campus Group work: Team Time-Space-Continuum The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign celebrated its 150th year in 2017. The design competition aimed to generate ideas to commemorate this event - the history of the university and its great achievements over the years.

Prospective Student

Informative

Collective

Walk of Fame

Interactive Plaza

Current Student

Alumni

Collaborative

IlliniConnect App

The Tri-fold Approach


IlliniConnect App The app connects the walk of fame with the history of the campus and makes it accessible to people across the world.

Each plaque describes the achievements of various visionaries across the Campus.

Commemorative Plaque


07 Experimental Envelope Design Graduate: Seminar Assignment Site: Anchorage Alaska Aim: Design a feasible envelope with the aid of Sefaira


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1/4” glass pane, 1/2” air gap Two Low-E Coatings U-Value = 0.16 SHGC = 0.25 VLT = 41% 2” extruded aluminium frame

2015 International Energy Code Requirements:

R-Value used

Walls = 15.2ci

Walls = 45ci

Floors = 15ci

Floors = 40ci

Roofs =

Roofs =

35ci

U-value Used

Fixed fenestration = 0.29

Fixed fenestration = 0.16

Minimum SHGC

SHGC Used

PF< 0.2 = (SWE) 0.45

PF< 0.2 = (SWE+N) 0.25 VLT Used

= (N) Not Required

Product used: Viracon triple insulating with a seconf low-e coating

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45ci

Minimum U-value

41% Glass Product Used: Viracon, triple pane with high transperancy Low-E coating

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Rainscreen Wall assembly (R 45)

2” Insulated Aluminium cladding unit 1” Air gap 9” Expanded Polystyrene (R 5 per inch) Vapour barrier

2’

4” Concrete wall Painted finish 3

Fixed Vertical Aluminium Shading Device

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Insulated Floor assembly (R 40)

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Suspended Ceiling

2’

4” Concrete slab 8” Insulated flooring 8” Expanded Polystyrene (R 5 per inch) Carpet padding and carpet (R 2)

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15’

Minimum R-Value

Triple pane, fixed glazing unit with extruded aluminium frame

6’ 9’ 9”

30 % Glazing Location: Anchorage, Alaska (Climate Zone 7)

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08 Dubai Creek Masterplan

PROFESSIONAL WORK: MASTERPLAN DESIGN Undergraduate Internship Semester Group of 5: Two architects, three interns Site: Creek side plot, currently a parking lot Sustainable, interactive design with an active edge to both the creek and the city. Creating a modern hub for cultural exchange and traditional activities. My role: Site study, concept & form evolution, study models, context and mood study to generate appropriate renders and details.


CULTURAL

Network Connection Design Approach

Road Networks

Main Traffic Flow

Major Roads

Traffic Flow From Surrounding

Secondary Roads

Traffic Through Water

Tertiary Roads

Site Area

Surrounding City

Site Area

2 THE BLOCK Dubai Creek

1 THE PLOT

Total Area 3,400 sqm

Total Area 5,515 sqm

3 COURTYARD

S (1)

FINAL DESIGN

EXISTING SITE

Placing and defining the building mass accordingly with the preset BUA.

Open courtyards and edges activated by public programs to create strong public interaction level. LOAD AND UNLOAD AREA

AREA

Total Number of Existing Parking 1,348 Slots

and Elevations

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Rotating the building and breaking the blocks to allow for filtration of natural30% light Mass There are two loading and unloading areas. In these areas and ventilation.

Sections and Elevations

Masses distributed according to major access points and pedestrian flow. They work as assembled elements that define different spaces with different experiences. The combination creates courtyards and gathering points.

PHASES Phase 1 Phase 2

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the ships can easily unload their cargo and merchandise thus creating a direct relation between the creek and the city

Sections and Elevations

Parking Entry B

LOAD AND UNLOAD AREA

Breaking down the blocks to create courtyards.

5 NATURAL LIGHTING & Sections VENTILATION

Total Area 8,135 sqm

Total Free Area 17,050 SQM

4 COURTYARD FLOW PARKING ACCESS (1) IN/OUT

Parking Entry C

35% Mass

The masses are distributed according to major access points and pedestrian flow.They work as assembled elements defining different kinds of spaces with different experiences. There combination creates courtyards and gathering points

Parking Entry C

Parking Entry A

10 Right of Way Width

Parking Entry B

Street6width impacts the amount of light entering a street

THE RIGHT OF WAY

as well as the amount of rays hitting the building facades. WIDTH Right of Waynarrower Width streets to allow for greater amounts of We created

Narrow streets to allow for

Street impacts the amount of of lightshade entering for a street amounts shadewidth forgreater the outdoor promenade.

Right of Way Width

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theamount outdoor promenade. as well as the of rays hitting the building facades.

Street width impacts the amount of light entering a street

Core & Services

as well as the amount of rays hitting the building facades.

We created narrower streets to allow for greater amountsWe of shade for the outdoor promenade.

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created narrower streets to allow for greater amounts of

shade for the outdoor promenade.

Acceleration of wind due to small gaps between buildings. Outdoor comfort / wind Cutcomfort back Outdoor / windthe upper floor Furthermore the micro wind effects on a block scale can levelsthe micro towind effects allow Furthermore on a block wind scale can have a substantial positive impact on the outdoor comfort have a substantial positive on the outdoor comfort masses to impact relief at the andlevel need are above addressed within thethe design pedestrianOutdoor and need are addressed / wind within the design 8comfort OUTDOOR street level.

For ease of construction, the master Plan was broken down into 2 phases. Later, various options for Phase 1 were generated and studied.

UNDERGROUND PARKING: Slots Provided= 1,635

Design Phase

Furthermore the micro wind effects on a block scale can

COMFORT/WIND

have a substantial positive impact outdoor comfort Furthermore theon the micro wind

on within a block scale can have and need areeffects addressed the design a substantial positive impact on the outdoor comfort.

Tunnel effect: Acceleration of wind due to small gaps between buildings, e.g. small streets Strategy: Cut back at the upper floor levels to allow wind masses to relief at the level above the pedestrian street level.

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Program [Ground Floor]

Design Principles

Retail - 11592 sqm Food & Beverage - 10892 sqm Floating Market - 3402 sqm Services - 1433 sqm Floating Cinema - 3028 sqm

Tunnel effect:

Baby Pool - 95 sqm

Acceleration of wind due to small gaps between buildings,

Scuba Diving - 250 sqm

e.g. small streets

Family Pool - 378 sqm

Strategy: Cut back at the upper floor levels to allow

Water Taxi Station - 995 sqm

Entire parking accommodated in underground parking in Phase 2 of design. Eight service cores for peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s access and three vehicular entry points provided.

Parking Entry A


Final Design Water Area Existing Bus Stop Art Installations

Main Hall Plaza Water Bus Station Water Channels

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drive-Inâ&#x20AC;? Boat Cinema

Ramp Parking Access C

Retail, Food & Beverage

Vehicular Drop Off Point

Ticket

BabyPool

Floating Market Area

Floating Bar

Scuba Diving

Fun Pool

Terraced Seating Decks Berth Marina Friday Market

Abra

Retail, Food & Beverage

Terraced Seating Decks

Promenade Promenade Load & Unload Access

Docking Area

Shaded Retail Walk

Load & Unload Access

Water Channels

Ramp Parking Access B

Recreational Area

Vehicular Drop Off Point

Floating Market Existing Bus Stop Abra

Terraced Seating Decks

Water Channels

Friday Market

The final master plan is a sustainable design that follows a strict grid layout. While the water breaks into the waterfront in places, the water enters into the land in others. The proposed open spaces and green patches encourage the feeling of community.

Interactive Courtyard:

Art Pavillions Retail, Food & Beverage

Ramp Parking Access A

Floating Stage

Sand Lounge Seating Area

Water Bus Station


Water Area Featuring most interaction of water with land, this area includes opportunities for drive-in boat cinema, floating bar, swimming pool, docking area, etc.

Floating Market Area This area features more traditional aspect of the Arab markets. Major provisions for temporary markets and kiosks made along the water front.

Recreational Area

All forms of family recreational activities are concentrated here. Sand lounges, public beaches, floating cinema, fruit tree groves are all located here.


09 Culture Village Design Guidelines

PROFESSIONAL WORK: MASTERPLAN GUIDELINE

Undergraduate Internship Semester Group of 4: Two architects, two interns Site: Culture Village Development, Dubai The objective of the project is to create design guidelines for a mixed use waterfront development. These are a set of basic principles, which will inform the design of any building in the development. The guidelines provide an overview of the design principles that establish a lanugage and character of the development. My role: To develop various facade treatments based on vernacular style, study them in detail and generate 3D model for rendering.


Full Glass Typology Horizontal Typology

Basic Volume

Vertical Typology

Final Massing

Massing Options

Solid Typology

Facade Typologies Various facade typologies were developed after extensive research on vernacular building styles. Each option was explored in terms of its behaviour in case of a terrace, podium or roof.


Final Guidelines Any building designed in the Culture Village would have to choose facade elements among a set of elements. This was done in order to obtain a uniform yet varied character to the development. GLASS FACADE

Elevation

Axonometric

VERTICAL FACADE

Glass facade creates interior spaces that are visually engaged with the public activities.It reduces the weight on the foundation and hence makes the building lighter.

The vertical facade typology is used to reduce the direct solar radiation while simultaneously emphasizing on the vertical height of the building.

Solid-Void Study

Solid-Void Study

Axonometric

Elevation

Final Renders These were produced by the rendering department on basis of mood boards made by me, which utilize the chosen facade elements.

Aerial View

Street View


10 Campus Square

URBAN DESIGN STUDIO Undergraduate: 5th Year Site: Crossing inside a college campus Individual work

The task was to design a square at a junction in a campus. Facility for formal and informal gatherings was to be provided. The plot is cut into four quarters by a junction. The design aims at unifying these into a single entity. The design â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ripplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; along the activity hubs. Using building form and subtle ground pattern, it creates a unique character to the campus square that sets it apart from the rest of the campus.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;RIPPLES OF ACTIVITYâ&#x20AC;?

Site divided by a crossing into four quarters.

Concentric circular ground pattern used to unite the quarters.

Suspended sculpture acts as a landmark for the square.

Existing activity hubs identified & made centre of concentric ground pattern.

New buildings proposed near activity hubs.

Meandering pedestrian path provided around buildings with shortest routes.


Book House and Cafe

Extension of existing Shopping Centre

Studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affairs Centre

Interactive Seating

Student Activity Centre

Amphitheatre & Gathering Space

Sculpture Landmark


Subtle daylight from North

Book House and Cafe

Library

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Library

Cafe

Cafe Kitchen

Cafe Counter

Toilets

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Outdoor Seating 4 Existing trees give good shade for outdoor seating

The book house is an existing building on site. The egg crate form takes advantage of daylight from North for reading spaces and provides mutual shading on the South. The cafeteria allows people to read while eating, while the library is exclusively for reading. The outdoor seating allows for informal activities.

Interactive Seating and Graffiti Wall There exists a graffiti culture in the campus. The permanent seating is easy to operate and provides efficient shading when needed. The back of the seating acts as a Graffiti wall, a permanent and constantly changing art work featured in the Campus square.

Seat Plan

Seat being Closed

Seat Open

Graffiti Wall being used as Seating Graffiti Wall facing the street


11 Louis I Kahn Trophy

DOCUMENTATION & MANUAL DRAFTING Competition: NASA 2014 Group of 15: Analysis, Drafting and Sketching teams Site: Udayarpalayam Palace (Built in 1450 AD) The competition conducted annually by the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA).

“ARCHITECTURE IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING OVER SPACE AND TIME”

Objective: To identify and document a pre-independence period structure in India that shows creative amalgamation of two styles from two periods/ places or transformation of structure over time as it evolved into a new resolution. My role:

Member of the drafting team. Documented the existing palace involving high precision manual drafting skills to the scale of 0.25mm. Drafted section A-A’ of the palace, while supervising drafting and composition of all sheets.

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Aerial View of Palace

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Drafted by Ivana Rakshit

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Section B-B’


The Udayarpalayam Palace is an undocumented palace built in 1450 AD, displaying a fusion of the three periodic styles. Our group measured the palace and 25 documentation sheets were drafted and sketched manually. It was a process of understanding forces of time and architectureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tenacity to integrate it over the course of history.

Nadakashala View

Cut-Isometric of Darbar Hall


12 Other Interests Travel Photography Sketching Oil Painting


Louvre Abu Dhabi December 2017 Cannon 600D f/7.1 1/160s ISO 100


Ivana Rakshit Master of Architecture www.linkedin.com/in/ivanarakshit

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Graduate Portfolio 2018  

Projects from Graduate School in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and work experience.

Graduate Portfolio 2018  

Projects from Graduate School in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and work experience.

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