portfolio 2014 - 2016
01 O rigami Wall I nstallation (2-3)
05 One M adison Hotel (15-34)
02 Honeycomb Wallcovering (4-6)
06 Window Displays (36)
03 Work .L ive .L oft (7-9)
07 P ixels (37-39)
04 Coral-L ine Wallpaper (10-13)
08 Canvas N ight L amp (40)
Origami Wall I nstallation Paper is usually understood as a highly fragile material, but after experimenting with stronger types of paper like origami, a three-dimensional pyramid was created. The wall installation pyramids were created with origami paper using folding techniques, without the use of adhesives. Post the set-up, the pyramids maintained their structural integrity. The multiplication of these pyramids creates a united wall installation, while still showing the strength of the individual pyramid.
crease and folded half pyramid
different depth perception when you turn the piece over
Honeycomb Wallcovering The idea was to create something using modules. The main requirement of this project was to be inspired from nature. My inspiration was derived from the honey comb structure, which appealed to me due to its geometric appearance. In keeping with my theme, I used the image of a bee as the pattern, which was derived through digital
After going through different versions of where the texture would be placed in the whole field of tiles and which of the tiles would be elevated and if the element of color would be introduced or not we decided to go with a very natural piece, void of color and print. The tiles are laser cut and the the honey bee image is laser etched onto the surface of the tiles which is essentially burning off one layer of the chip board material I have used for this project. The earthy tone and the smell of burnt chipboard also lends itself to the natural theme.
A pplication This design can be used as a feature wall by retail shops or restaurants. May be made using different materials like glass and wood.
Work .L ive .L oft A space to work and live in. The site overlooks a valley on one side and the city on the other side. The apartment is designed for a couple- Vivian and Edward. They both travel often for their work and wanted a home close to nature where they can unwind and work so they can spend the time they are not individually traveling, near each other. Their idea of an apartment resembled that of an artistâ€™s loft with a place to sleep and a place to have a few close friends over.
Vivian A rtist / Sculptor Designs L ight F ixtures L ikes
to go off the grid at times
E njoys S moking Mostly
works out of her home studio
T ravel Often B elieve in S imple living Want an open airy loft Their Philosophy - creating more and owning less . B logger/ Journalist L ike to have people around L oves Cafes Office
is where he can place his laptop
Roof P lan Giant Skylights create an Indoor double height courtyard that fills the whole apartment with lgiht and gives an open and airy feel to the space.
2 nd F loor P lan The studio can become a closed space by pulling the sliding doors out of the wall pockets. It has attached a small balcony where Vivian can step out for air and a smoke. This is also functional for her work, as she needs open space when using spray paints and adhesives. Edward occasionally joins her in the balcony and they share a break over a cup of coffee and cigarettes.
K itchen L iving S pace S kylit - C ourtyard S tudio B edroom
Ground F loor P lan The apartment has built in furniture throughout, lending itself to the concept of simple living.
The living space plate is staggered to create seating and also to accommodate the height requirements of the kitchen below.
S ection A
S ection B
S ection D
The ground level of the space is 5 feet below the street level, so the entry to the apartment is through the living space on the 2nd floor.
The loft is devoid of any full walls separating the volumes. It is primarily divided into 4 volumes. At any given point of any volume, you can interact with two other volumes.
L iving S pace
There is no direct connection between the Mezzanine plates - the studio and the living space which become work spaces for Vivian and Edwardo. This fosters a sense of desire, playing off the chemistry between vision and touch
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Coral-L ine Wallpaper This project asked a detailed research on any organism and a study of their habitat, distinct properties in order to design a series of three wallpapers inspired by the organism. I chose the Toadstool Coral. I tried to reflect their distinct properties in the process to create three different designs suited for a hotel lobby, an accent piece and a residential living room respectively.
Multiplication While the coral head is the familiar visual form of a single organism, it is actually a group of many individual Polyps. In turn these corals form colonies and reefs. The wallpaper was created by multiplying a coral module for application in hotel lobbies and other commercial spaces.
Flourescent. Many corals are intensely fluorescent under certain light wavelengths.Photoproteins make them fluoresce. A current theory is that this acts as a type of sunscreen for them. This piece is created by enhancing the flourescent colors of the corals to make a stand alone impactful graphic for Application as an accent wall paper.
Texture They have a leather-like feel and rerelatively stiff for a skeleton-less coral. When a coral dies it leaves behind it exoskeleton wich is hard and sharp This wallpaper is designed to be used in resedential spaces or cafes. The process involved vectorization of the image to pring out the pure texture, devoid of contrasting colors.
NE MADIS N
ONE MADISON HOTEL - COVERPAGE AND LOGO Hotel logo has been derived from the floor plan of the building 15
One Madison is an existing residential building in New York located in the bustling flatiron neighborhood, right across Madison Square Park. For this project, we were asked to redesign the skyscraper into a hotel.
NORTH - MADISON SQUARE PARK
EAST - NORTHEAST
ONE MADISON - NEW YORK, NY
ONE MADISON HOTEL - LOCATION, SITE KEY
“A beautiful hotel inspired by Gothic architecture, transporting travelers into a sense of place away from the crowds” - Condé Nast Traveler
“The smell of coffee, the scent of wine, a touch of mystery - perfect place to take a break from the hustle of New York” -The New York Times
“Designed as a luxurious work-space that provides the solace needed to work, rest and rejuvenate all at the same place” -- Travel + Leisure
ONE MADISON HOTEL - MOOD BOARD
2ND - 4TH FLOORS
CONFERENCE AREA AND ADMINISTRATION
LIBRARY AND CAFE
The entrance to the lobby of the hotel opens up on the quiet 22nd street. The residential suites are along this street offering it a peaceful and homely environment. The conference rooms are accessible directly through the 23rd street entrance which is easily accessible, right off the subway.
Conference rooms continue from the ground up to the second floor. There are two levels dedicated for administrative purposes.
Two floors devoted exclusively to the library and cafe/bar with an outdoor area which provides for a smoke friendly zone.
ONE MADISON HOTEL - PROGRAM
6TH - 47TH FLOORS Terrace floors: refer to elevation
48TH - 50TH FLOORS Terrace - L48
STANDARD ROOM AND SUITES
There are 216 standard rooms, with each standard room floor plate divided into 6 rooms each - 4 king room and 2 queen rooms. There are 6 terrace floors which are dedicated to suites and come with their own outdoor area.
The top 5 levels are dedicated public spaces allowing a 360 degree view of the city. They consist of a rooftop pool and garden area for lounging, a speakeasy, 2 restaurants and a gym. Speakeasy by norm are hidden / underground. While giving a very private feel, the hotelâ€™s speakeasy is hidden in the night sky.
The hotel is designed primarily as a workspace for writers and traveling journalists. It also serves as long term residences for people who come into the city often and need a more permanent place that they can call their own.
ONE MADISON HOTEL - PROGRAM 19
The main entrance to the hotel is from 22nd street. The hotel invites you into a grand warm setting, with lounge seating area, an offering table to get a snack, while you are waiting to check in, or are on your way out, or are just lounging and working there.
As you walk through this long hallway of the lobby, the second room provides you with guest services like a check in and concierge counter. It also houses a gift shop for your essentials and more.
23 rd street
22 nd street
LOBBY - PROGRAM
The last section in this hallway is a functional space, a part of which is blocked off for the office space for the staff and the other part has computer workstations on the other side, for guests who may not be carrying their laptops.
At the end of the hallway is a courtyard with glass tiled ceiling. Even though it is an indoor area, this glass ceiling makes it feel like an outdoor space with ample natural light and vines creeping down the walls. This is a communal area with a living room and dinner hall set up, with a bar / cafe at the back.
As you walk through the lobby from 22nd street, you can see a transition from a lounge friendly to a more work friendly zone. This last space on the ground level is not a part of the lobby. This space is divided into small conference rooms for those who need an office set up to work or a private area for small meetings. This zone is equipped with printing services and essential stationary.
23 rd street
22 nd street
The Gothic wall structure provides slab seating on one side of the computers and a satement candle display ornaments the opposite wall.
LOBBY - PROGRAM
LOBBY - MOOD BOARD The inspiration for the design of the hotel came from Gothic architecture, represented by the use of arches, materials and the color scheme. 22
LOBBY - INVITE - OFFERING TABLE AND WAITING AREA 3D RENDERING
LOBBY - SEATING/ WAITING AREA 3D RENDERING
LOBBY - COURTYARD WITH THE BAR AT THE BACK
LOBBY - VIEW FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE COURTYARD
LOBBY - VIEW FROM COURTYARD TO THE LOBBY ENTRANCE
STANDARD ROOM PLATE - EACH FLOOR HAS 6 DIVISIONS.
Designed to maximize the city views. The central piece is the vault bed which complements the Gothic aesthetics of the room. The windows are lined with a ledge surface, allowing guests a spot to lean back and read or relax, while enjoying the views. As you enter the room, on the right, there is a free standing closet, and the vault bed in the center with night stands on either side. Then there is the study and in the corner is an â€œLâ€? shaped ledge to complete the living space. Towards the left side is the bathroom with a double vanity and free standing tub basked in natural light from both sides, and an enclosed toilet and shower.
GUEST ROOM - PLAN
GUEST ROOM - MOOD BOARD 30
GUEST ROOM - VAULT BED 3D RENDERING 31
GUEST ROOM - WINDOW CORNER 3D RENDERING 32
GUEST ROOM BATHROOM - VANITY 3D RENDERING 33
GUEST ROOM BATHROOM - TUB, SHOWER ROOM 3D RENDERING 34
Window Displays Mock up for window displays using found objects, concentrating on composition and branding. 1) Burtâ€™s Bees : inspired by the organic, earthy image of the brand. Abstracting the Beesâ€™ component with the use of hexagon. 2) Coffee Filters : Using the coffee filters themselves for the composition of the display. 3) Sephora : A black and white study for the display of Sephora products.
PIXELS For this project, for a wall covering class, we were asked to create a wallpaper that had a story behind it. The classroom we were in had been used previously by artists and the tables were all covered with random paint splotches, scratches, developing a very unique character of their own. Taking inspiration from my own table (image above), I decided to narrate the story of the classroom. I documented all the other materials existing in the room and created the final wallpaper (right) combining all elements of the classroom. All the materials were digitally laid on canvas. The materials ,texture and color were used to create an abstract checkerboard and then merged and digitally enhanced to create the final wallpaper (right).
APPLICATION The wallpaper is graphically dense and is perfect to create a statement. I created three other color-ways for it. The greyscale version can be used on the walls of a cafe or as backdrop to a bar, and can provide an industrial look to the establishment. The lighter versions can be used as print for textile, stationary, table mats and also wallpapers!
Canvas N ight L amp The lamp not only depicts the transition from day to night, but also the ability of the user to change the ambience controlling three different light sources. The plain canvas lamp comes to life with the play of light. The heart comprises of male and female symbols, with no clear pattern, illustrating the complexity of relationships.