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Curriculum vitae

About I have completed a five-year course of Bachelors of Interior design at CEPT university, during which I did a one-year internship in New York city to gain professional experience. My work follows themes of experimentation, reinvention, and conceptual metaphors. I look for relevant references and explore various possibilities through extensive research and develop a methodological approach to create better design environments, finding a balance between aesthetics and practicality.

Undergraduate Education Bachelors of Interior Design

K RU NA L PA T E L Ahmedabad, India. Born, 16 June 1996. krunal.patel.id@gmail.com artistkd@gmail.com +91 - 9409625999

CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. 2013-2019. Honors Citation - Best of CEPT Best Design Project, ‘Museum of Erotica’ January, 2019.

Professional Experience Perkins+Will, New York City. Interior Intern June - November, 2017. | 6 months Conceptualization, Space planning, Retrofitting, Visualization, BIM Modeling, LEED documentation, Corporate Interiors. Notable Projects Oath Media, Penguin Random House

FZAD Architecture+Design, New York City.

Notable Projects Morton Williams supermarkets

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Interior+Architecture Design Intern November, 2016 - June, 2017. | 6 months Conceptualization, Visualization, ADA complacence, IBC & NYC building codes, Building Department drawing sets.

Prashant Pradhan Architects, Gangtok, India. Interior Intern June - August, 2016. | 3 months Residence design, Furniture, Construction drawing.


Graphic Designer Lilavati Lalbhai Library, CEPT University. August, 2019 - present. Content design, Brand identity, Posters, Newsletter, Layout & production

Skills Drafting & Modeling Sketchup Revit Architecture Autocad

Digital image & rendering V-ray Podium render Lumion Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Lightroom

Entry-level Rhinoceros Grasshopper Adobe Animate Adobe Dimension

Academic Experience Teaching Associate - Core Design studio Level 3 Studio- Adaptive Reuse, w/ Prof. Dexter Pereira, CEPT, Monsoon Sem 2019.

Workshop Instructor Adobe Illustrator workshop - Digital Technology, CEPT Foundation Programme, Jan 2018.

Teaching Assistant - Elective course Digital Technology, w/ Prof. Sanket Patel, CEPT, Spring Sem 2019.

Teaching Assistant - Elective course Digital Representation, w/ Prof. Sanket Patel, CEPT, Monsoon Sem 2018.

Workshop Coordinator Wall mural/ graffiti art, Roots festival, CEPT, Feb 2018.

Manual Sketching Hand drafting Physical Modeling CNC Laser cutting

Language English - fluent Hindi - excellent Gujarati - native

Achievement & Exhibition Excellence award exhibition + Publication Honours citation - sem 9 work Exhibited at Lilavati Lalbhai Library, CEPT. Work Published by CEPT Press. Jan 2019.

Ar t exhibition & Publication •Exhibited in group Art Show - 2014 •Several news articles published for Mural art works.

Pavilion Design Parametric podium for visually challenged people Designed & executed India, 2015.

Cultural Secretary University Student council 2015-16.

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Letters of Recommendation

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FZAD ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

16 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel 212.243.2933 Fax 212.243.2868 Cell: 914.557.3201 www.fzad.com

Letter of Recommendation INTERN FOR ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN POSITION To Whom it May Concern: FZAD, Architecture + Design, P.C. (www.fzad.com) is a New York City based firm that has been in business for over 30 years. We have developed a wide range of different types of projects and offer services from design to documents to building department filing both in architectural interiors and interior design. As principal of the firm, I believe in a strong internship program as a way to give back. We want our interns to work on real projects with real deadlines so that their work matters. They are expected to show up on time and work the day as part of the staff so by the end on their internship they understand better the profession in NYC and what the demands are. We have lunches on Friday as a team to talk about NYC and to talk about plans for the weekend and look at projects pinned up on the walls to see what the firm is working on so the intern feels acclimated to the firm and NYC. This is to certify that Mr. Krunal Patel, Interior design student from Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University (CEPT), India has succesfully completed the position as Interiors Intern in our New York office FZAD Architecture+Design from 9th November, 2016 to 2nd June 2017. Throughout his time with our firm, he demonstrated critical skills that would make him an excellent employee. Krunal did a good job in his position and was an asset to our design firm during his tenure with the office. He had a working knowledge of autocad and sketch up that he applied in our firm's various projects. During his internship he read the IBC code and NYC Codes and started to have an appreciation for the code aspect of projects along with creating a set of building department drawings. We also had him start detailing and understanding the complexity of detailing a project. Krunal was willing to offer his assistance and had an excellent rapport with our office staff. He was friendly and outgoing. He would be an asset to any employer, and I recommend him for your organization and endeavor he chooses to pursue as he starts off in his career path. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Sincerely yours, Frederic Zonsius, AIA President. November 26, 2017.


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Internship Completion – Perkins + Will

December 5, 2017

To Whom It May Concern, Perkins + Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935. Founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities, we collaborate with clients all over the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal. More than 2,000 professionals across over 23 Perkins + Will offices include some of the brightest minds in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture. Clients consistently turn to us for our leadership and expertise in areas like sustainability, resilience, health and wellness, and mobility. Additionally, our Research Labs catalyze innovative design technologies and solutions that result in better, smarter, more competitive built environments. The recipient of hundreds of design awards each year, and a progressive leader in corporate social responsibility, Perkins + Will is consistently ranked among the world’s top design firms. Our family of partner companies includes retail strategy and design consultancy Portland; sustainable transportation planning consultancy Nelson\Nygaard; healthcare technology planning firm Genesis Planning; and luxury hospitality design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR). This summer, Mr. Krunal Patel, Interior design student from Faculty of Design, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University (CEPT), India has successfully completed the position as Interiors Intern in our New York office from June 12, 2017 to November 10, 2017. Throughout his time with our firm, Krunal demonstrated the ability to work independently or in a team with great creativity and enthusiasm. Krunal worked an all aspects of projects including materials research, design presentations, renderings, construction documents, site, sustainability initiatives and LEED documentation. We appreciated his talent, his ability to stay focused and meet project deadlines. Krunal was an immense asset to the firm and we recommend him without reservation. If you have any questions, please let me know. Kind regards,

Lauren Finkbeiner Human Resources Manager Perkins+Will 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003 t 212.251.7014 m 347.260.1107 lauren.finkbeiner@perkinswill.com perkinswill.com | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Table of Content

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Siesta : Pod Hotel

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Museum of Erotica

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Home Address

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Competition

Academic

Following is a curated collection of my architecture, interior and personal works that reflects my passion for creation and ambition to convert it into a meaningful subject. Like CMYK base colours, these selected works are curated in four different categories that reflect my attentiveness in design.

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Latvian Retreat

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Internship work

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Siesta: Pod Hotel Project type : Hospitality | Sem. 8 Location : Ahmedabad, India. Merit project : Adaptive reuse The “Pod hotel” project is born from the idea that some people would like to have a rest during various moments of the day, for example during their lunch break or between the waiting time in commute. For this reason, “Pod hotel” aims to offer its customers a break from a chaotic city and a stressful timetable, providing them a private place where to relax and to rest before they restart working or embark on their journey. Inside the building, in fact, there are particular “sleeping points” which can be rented for a short period of time or a full day depending on user’s need and availability. Hence the name of the hotel was named Siesta (Spanish), which means a short rest or nap, especially one taken during the hottest hour of the day in hot climate. Site is an abandon modern - brick & concrete building, earlier used as shopping center located in heart of Ahmedabad city. It is nearby heavily populated and major bus stations and business area. Hence it was appropriate to introduce Pod Hotel programme, that can cater to long distant commuters as well as local people as a resting-cum-work stop.

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Programme Time-line

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Interior view Showing capsule formation

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Interior language

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“Symbiotic Duality� Duality is synchronized condition that exist in most things that gives us poetic conversation of balance and unity. The concept is inspired from the new programme of Pod hotel which has Sleep+Work space and it also reflects in site's architectural & structural expression. The concept of duality/contrast is manifested in design through form, scale, materials & perspective as context of new brand design. One can refer this concept in Chinese theory of Wabi & Sabi or Japanese theory of Yin & Yang, the country where idea of capsule hotel was emerged.

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Typical Toilet Pod Utilities are also treated as a one module or a Pod. Which includes toilet, shower, wash basin and a changing space.

Typical Single person Pod Sleeping Pods are in a module of four with central stairs for accessibility. Each Pod is provided with small storage space, charging points, personalized lighting and air temperature controls.

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01 | SIESTA : POD HOTEL M.S. FRAME FOROF PALNTERS MADE OF 2' 2' M.S. FRAME FOR 2' PALNTERS MADE 2' BOX SECTION BOX SECTION

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PLUMBING WALL FOR TOILET PODS PLUMBING WALL FOR TOILET PODS

1 FEET RAISED FLOORING TO ACCOMODAT 1 FEET RAISED FLOORING TO ACCOMODATE

20X20 ALUMINIUM BOX SECTION FINISHED 20X20 ALUMINIUM BOX SECTION FINISHE WITH BRASS ANODIZATION WITH BRASS ANODIZATION

MAGNETIC TRACK LIGHT FLUSHED WITH MAGNETIC TRACK LIGHT FLUSHED WITH EXISTING FRAME STRUCTURE PROVIDING EXISTING FRAME STRUCTURE PROVIDING DIFFERENT LIGHT REQUIREMENTS DIFFERENT LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

6' FLEXIBLE DUCT CONNECTED PROVIDIN 6' FLEXIBLE DUCT CONNECTED PROVIDING AIR-CONDITIONING AIR-CONDITIONING TO INDIVIDUAL PODTO INDIVIDUAL POD

SLEEPING PODS MADE SLEEPING OUT OF PODS CASTED MADE ABS OUT OF CASTED A FABRICATED OFFSITE FABRICATED AND ASSEMBLED OFFSITE AND ASSEMBLED ONSITE ONSITE

RETRACTABLE SPRING ROLLER BLINDS FOR RETRACTABLE SPRING ROLLER BLINDS FO PRIVACY PRIVACY

CONTROLLABLE REMOTE SENSING LED CONTROLLABLE REMOTE SENSING LED LIGHTWATT WITH DIFFERENT WATT LIGHT WITH DIFFERENT

FRAME WITH TWO OPERABLE FIXED FRAME WITHFIXED TWO OPERABLE WINDOW ON GLASS SIT E WITH WINDOW ON SIT E WITH CLEAR IN CLEAR GLASS IN BETWEEN BETWEEN

VRV DUCTABLE INDOOR UNIT , WITH 300X300 VRV DUCTABLE INDOOR UNIT , WITH 300X300 SUPPLY UNIT

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20X20 ALUMINIUM SPACE FRAME PROVIDING 20X20 ALUMINIUM SPACE FRAME PROVIDING DIFFERENT PLATFORM FOR EXHIBITS DIFFERENT PLATFORM FOR EXHIBITS

WORKING SPACE MADE SITTING ELEMENT MADE WORKING SPACE SITTING ELEMENT OUT OF SPACE FRAME OUT OF SPACE FRAME

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Museum of erotica Project type : Institutional | Sem. 9 Location : Goa, India. Honors citation : Best design project award

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Erotic arts in India was once highly appreciated and accepted in the society of that time and showcased publicly on sacred temple walls like Khajuraho and in several other forms, but artists in India now find it difficult to even portray a naked canvas in public. This project is an attempt to showcase eroticism of India through arts in cultural & historical values and making erotic arts more acceptable in the current society, despite the western notion of sex and pornography. To make people aware of its antiquity & the influence of it on the world while showcasing the vastness of erotic arts, its depth, diversity and relevance in present times. The museum takes a visitor on a journey which is comprised of several experiences which gives different feelings that changes the visitor’s perception. The museum spaces are treated as “boxes of the spectacle” which give different experiences through various mediums.


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Dichotomy is a bipolar condition which exists in Indian society when it comes to erotica. Eroticism is considered as an intimate topic/moment but Indian heritage has always celebrated it, whether its carvings on the walls of temple or in an intricate miniature painting. This is also seen in Indian mythological theories of Shiva and Shakti, Linga and Yoni, and many others. The notion of erotica is always a complicated network of paths in which it is difficult to choose a single way to achieve that feeling. With layers of information, the idea of eroticism is a maze in itself. The varied network of surfaces form unique labyrinthine volumes that define each point as a new experience in the journey of an individual visitor in space. The dichotomy is enhanced by the surprise boxes of exhibits that invokes a deep emotional feeling through the space in oneself.

“Labyrinthine Dichotomy�

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Museum Narrative Museum is based on narration which provokes visitors with society’s disparity and apprehension regarding erotica and hatred against nudity, which they can relate to mythological and historical exhibits and reveal them to the artworks of present time. It is a journey that is induced by disturbance, which through several layers of experiences transforms into acceptance.


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ACADEMIC | 2018

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Physical model - 1:50 scale Material - Basla wood

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Divine Depiction Undergrad Dissertation Project type : Research Thesis | Sem. 10 Location : Sikkim, India. Guided by : Prashant Pradhan

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The research tries to inquire into the orientation characteristics of Buddhist monastery prayer-hall interiors through murals of Nyingmapa sect of Sikkim,India. Monastery murals have been used as a tool to communicate religious narratives. A mural is a key and one of the important role in interiors of the prayer hall, placed in a prime location within the monastery. Over centuries, the Buddhist monasteries of Sikkim have transformed from a religious hub to an institutional domain, undergoing series of transformations, although the characteristics of monastery interiors remain the same. The relevance of murals in monastic design lies in strict proportioning systems which are being performed since the origination of monasteries and its ability to adapt and mold itself through a visual composition of prime characters with respect to architecture and the said narrative. The research aims at identifying three cases belonging to the same sub-sect of Buddhism and potential monasteries each from different century to analyze further into their mural style and characteristics. This study across three different centuries from three different geographical locations are analyzed through key governing parameters like the underlying geometrical proportioning system of the mural, composition and its narrative. It helps to understand the shift it has undergone and perpetuity of monastery interiors through continuous relevance of murals in the evolution of Sikkimese monastic design.

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Pelling, West Sikkim 1705 AD This is one of six most important monastery belongs to nyingma-pa sect of Sikkim due to its religious and royal importance. Initially a small gompa was formed in 1647 and the structure which is seen today was built in 1705 AD. Monastery showcases the few exquisite oldest remaining Tibetan style murals done in natural dyes.

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Enchey sangag rabtenling monastery hold religious beliefs of local community and it belongs to nyingma-pa sect of vrajrayana Buddhism situated 2.5km north-east of Gangtok on a hill. The current structure of the enchey monastery was built between 1909-10 and showcases exquisite mural work in prayer hall.

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Gangtok, East Sikkim 1909 AD Enchey monastery is 20th century monastery located in Gangtok and built in 1909 AD which roots date backs 200 years ago. Enchey monastery complex houses main monastery temple, a pavilion, monastery office, newly built temple and a residence for around 90 monks enrolled in Enchey monastery belonging to Nyingma-pa sect. The monastery structure is symmetrical where walls are built in stone masonry and structural supports are done in wood with stucco covered with diligent mural paintings. The murals are painted in Tibetan style and colors look vibrant due to restoration process done in 2006 where mural have got a new layer of paint and because of that it has survived. The monastery murals exhibits number of Buddha, Bodhisattva, deities and religious symbols with intricate and interwoven compositions of characters with highly stylized elements. 1. Monastery 2. Residence 3. Office 4. Chorten 5. Pump house

6. Incense burner 7. Main gate 8. Pavilion 9. New temple block 10. Tea stall

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Isometric sketch of Enchey Monastery

In earlier times, the practice of aniconism, prohibited any visual representation or depiction of god. This existed in many religions, to separate and remove confusion in portrayal of the divine, and the ordinary individual. Even today, Islam prohibits the depiction of Allah in a human form. The divine appearance of Buddha, in earlier forms, did not appear in a human form. It was represented through symbols, and hence the iconography is used as reverence in Buddhism. There was a constant need and urge to visually represent, and interpret the identity of divine god, for oneself to connect. To maintain this classification and hierarchy, there needs to be some ordinance in place, hence the proportions were developed in Buddhist paintings. The elaborate proportioning system helped to maintain the classification of gods and divinities in a place. Murals are expressed as an integral part of the religious artwork and they follow these strict proportional guidelines. These guidelines are mandatory, and help the artist to achieve its orientation character. These guidelines, being followed by the artist since the inception, gained its importance over a period of time, with its religious backing as all religious activities in monastery are placed around it. The parameters that governs the orientation characters of the monastery murals are the proportioning systems, wall division, placement and hierarchy of narratives.

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Case 2 Enchey Monastery


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Interior elevation A : collage showing mural paintings

Interior Isometric showing mural location

mural wall division at Enchey

Geometrical composition in murals

Governing Parameters : • Wall Division • Spatial placement of narratives • Symbols and motifs • Visual composition • Proportioning system

Underlying proportion of Panel S : Guru Padmasambhava (seated pose)

These parameters in totality, represent the identity of Buddhist art, changing or modifying beyond a certain point would weaken its essential quality. Due to the absence of these kind of elaborate, regulating guidelines in other religious artworks, one can see a great difference and variation in portrayal of same subject. These guidelines in Buddhism, helped artisans to perform and preserve its religious identity, and hence the characteristics of murals, remain same in monasteries across the time-line and region. Despite the evolution in monastic design, the murals forming an essential part of the monastery interior, remain same, and hence characteristics of monastery interiors remained persistent.

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Home Address Project type : Mixed-use Location : Durham, NC, USA. Competition project : Group entry | P+W design leadership council With Durham’s rapid development and rise in quality living, a great threat of gentrification looms over the mid-sized city. Rich in African American history and progressive industry, Durham has the potential to be a new model of inclusive prosperity and avoid the greatening divide of wealth and displacement of underprivileged minorities. With limited control over local jurisdiction, how can design influence behaviors and provide a platform for an attainable quality of life? The project- Home Address, a community geared towards the industrious, the ambitious, and the thoughtful. A place that connects a region of innovators to higher education and mentor-ship through an environment designed around human behavior and needs with a strong brand identity and a mission to empower people to take ownership in their local communities. The three pillars of the concept can be summarized in one motto: be safe... be well... be better...

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Form Development

PEDESTRIAN CONNECTION

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HOME ADDRESS for many !


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L5 Maker Lab

A modern trade school with the tools to serve a broad array of disciplines and rotating resident experts with diverse backgrounds

L4 Learn+Work

A flexible platform for members to advance their own projects and careers by learning to work, and working to learn

L2 Reception / Cafe Gallery space dedicated to the creative exchange of what the local community builds, sells, and celebrates.

L1 Exhibition

Gallery space dedicated to the creative exchange of what the local community builds, sells, and celebrates.

L3 Health Centre

Accessible facilities and practitioners advocating for inspired physical, emotional and mental health advancements

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STARTER SUITE Affordable Rate, initial growth

FULL SUITE Market Rate, final growth

A uniform modules offers tenants an ability to purchase, customize and build incrementally overtime. By enabling access to home ownership, development is based on physical and financial growth.


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Latvian Retreat Project type : Hospitality Location : Kurzeme, Latvia. Competition Project : Personal entry

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The challenge of the competition was to create a unique eco-tourism of spa, that has been part of Latvia’s culture and tradition. My idea is to create a platform where the line between built form and nature is blurred. The project tries to combine modern sensibility with deep appreciation of environment and traditions of Latvia. Project proposed small clusters of cabins rather than making a large combined building, promoting more intimate relationship between visitor and nature. Permutation and combination of Cabin module provides spaces to accommodate different activities. The program is divided and scattered around “forest trail’ path way, where gatherings can happen and visitors can spend more in nature. Latvian Retreat offers spa with therapy Rooms, sauna, relaxation room and outdoor baths, guest house, restaurant along with vegetable farming, barn and viewing tower in a bold geometric layout. Guest are invited to join and learn vegetation and farming techniques as well as sustainability methods that are used in the spa. This project tries to raise the awareness of environment and traditional values among the visitors and local communities with sustainable approach trying to create a zero carbon footprint eco-tourism.


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Required Volume

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Form Development

Isometric view “Latvian Retreat”

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Exterior view render “walkway towards Barn”

1. Parking 2. Reception 3. Outdoor seating 4. Gathering node 5. Vegetable farming 6. Guest house

7. Spa - changing rooms 8. Therapy rooms 9. Mud Bath 10. Sauna 11. Outdoor bath 12. Relaxation room

13. Deck 14. Existing water-body 15. Staff room 16. Barn 17. Bio-tank 18. Fog/viewing tower

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Exterior view render “Outdoor hot bath�

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Sustainability Approach Project aims to create a sustainable cycle using renewable energy. The series of fine fabric on tower that allows fog to condense and turn it into clean water, also serves as viewing tower for visitor. Spa has barn with local animals, where the excreta created by animals and visitors can be used in bio gas for Sauna and cooking while end waste can be used as fertilizer to produce organic vegetables. Lifting the Cabin from the ground allows to control interior condition from cold Latvian winters and prevents the damage in root system of trees. Upper portion in cabin is lifted from north direction to gain most indirect sunlight through out the day and same works in summer to cool down with air circulation.


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Boxed: Subway entrance Project type : Urban Location : Union square, New York city. Competition project : Personal entry | Perkins+Will intern project

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The project was introduced at Perkins+Will as part of the interns programme. The design objective was to conceptualize and visualize a new subway entrance at union square, design the structure and provide materiality of the entrance. My concept of the entrance is to re-imagine current needs of park with integrating site which is historical landmark of New York city, that creates poetic conversation of design and culture. Through surveys and understanding the vibe of Union Sq, it is apt to introduce performance area within subway entrance. The compositions of boxes acts as a personal space that can be utilize to the fullest. The boxes are cladded with various materials that metaphorically gives the significance to New York City’s ethos and different nationalities residing in the city.


06 | BOXED : SUBWAY ENTRANCE

Form Development

The Node

BOXED seating A parametric juxtaposition of different sizes of cubes that creates informal seating space claded with various materials that represents the vibe of New York City.

Required Entrance volumes

performance area Placed at the intersection axis between subway entrance and union sq park makes it more approachable and happening place.

Optimised volumes by connecting the Node

subway entrance Entrance is placed below the seating area and remain functional while people enjoys the performance above.

Performance space + Seating

Plan : The Boxed Union Sq Subway NW Entrance

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COMPETITION | 2017

Proposed “Union sq” subway entrance-

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Showing performance area & seating


06 | BOXED : SUBWAY ENTRANCE

Interior view from Subway entrance side

Longitudinal Section Union Sq Subway NW Entrance

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INSTALLATION | 2014

07

Material studio: Pavilion for blind Project type : Public installation | Sem 3. Location : Ahmedabad, India. Academic project : Teamwork

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This experimental Pavilion was designed and built as a part of Make+Learn material studio project. The purpose of the project was to learn a new material and technology as well as to apply the understanding for developing various forms using digital and parametric methods. While brain storming, we realized that the blind have only two sources of communication; one is the dotted tiles & textures and the other is Braille. So we decided to create a leisure space for their recreation. The form referred as pod was built of interlocked PU sheets & Corian, installed in the atrium of a business complex. The two part, pod is divided into banking area and cafeteria for visually challenged people. From starting ideation to final execution on site, entire project was completed in 7 weeks with a team of 25 students and 3 tutors.

Initial concept models : exploration of forms


07 | PAVILION FOR BLIND

Bank podium

Cafeteria

Finished Pavilion Installed at GPN business center, Ahmedabad.

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INSTALLATION | 2014


07 | PAVILION FOR BLIND

Final prototype of the chair in 18mm plywood

Personal role After working on intial ideas, my specific role in this project was to handle the digital fabrication and later to create a series of furniture. The pavilion houses a complete range of furniture from cafe chairs, cafe tables, bank centre table and range of informal cafe stools. All the furniture was in continuation of the interlocking joinery, as same language followed in the pavilion fabrication. Entire range of furnitures were made with 18mm plywood and finished with base putty & white paint.

Understanding through Miniature scaled models

Prototype assembly

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INSTALLATION | 2014

Finished Pavilion with furniture & corian cladding

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Process stages

CNC fabrication

Individual segments of PU boards

On-site assembly


07 | PAVILION FOR BLIND

Final execution

Finished pavilion at night

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FURNITURE | 2014

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Bamboo Bar stool Project type : Furniture design | Sem 4. Location : Ahmedabad, India.

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The bamboo bas stool was designed and executed 1:1 prototype as a part of Furniture design studio in 4th Semester. The concept behind the stool design is to explore and use extreme properties of Bamboo as material, hence the splitting is used to give structural strength and its visual expression. When contrasting materials like Bamboo and MDF (medium density fiberboard) juxtapose, rope is added as third joining material to avoid any additional hardware use. Overall volume of the bar stool is 1100*450*400 mm.

1 : 1 Hand rendered Section & Elevation


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BAMBOO BAMBOO BAR BAR STOOL STOOL

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INSTALLATION | 2018

09

Navaratri Temple Project type : Public Installation Location : CEPT university, India.

The temple was designed and executed as part of Navaratri festival celebration at CEPT campus in 2018. Navaratri is the Hindu festival that signifies the feminine power and celebrated for the goddess Durga with nine nights of dance ceremony. The idea was to break the conventional notion of shrine and create spectacle which can be seen amongst the crowd of thousands of people dancing around it. Design of the temple was inspired from the flame of the diya/candle that we lit to worship the almighty goddess. Structure was made out of mild steel rods with origami surface development in galvanized steel sheet. The temple had major 9 folds on surface that metaphorically gives significance to 9 avatars of goddess Durga and 9 nights of the festival; with cladding of gold leaf waves on outer surface amplifies the lights and energy of surrounding while inside chrome surface finish reflects the statue of Goddess placed in the center.

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Design Inspiration

From digital to reality

Surface folds


09 | NAVARATRI TEMPLE

Finished temple. Executed at Navaratri '18.

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INTERNSHIP WORK | 2018

10

Oath Media Internship - Perkins+Will Project type : Workplace interior | Professional Experience Location : New York City. Head Designer : Brent Capron, John Sadlon Oath, now Verizon’s media unit, houses brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost deliver content that helps people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact. Located at 770 Broadway, Oath houses workspace and broadcast studios for its brands. The project brief was create introduce cafe, meeting place & redevelop broadcast studios with more efficiency. Our proposal looked at space as a Media Marketplace that creates a “ House of Brands”. This was done by allowing architectural form, materials and a layering of textures speak for themselves while dynamic video and graphic imagery let the Oath brands take center stage.

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My main responsibilities included working on design proposal pitch according to the programme brief with functional, appealing, and appropriate design for client. I worked on initial concept animations, space planning and space renders that was presented to Oath Media, which eventually led Perkins+Will to win the project commission.

Materiality


10 | OATH MEDIA - PERKINS+WILL

Activity + Axis

4' - 10 7/8"

Flexibility + Adaptability

STUDIO OFFICE SUPPORT

MINI CONTROL ROOM

STUDIO SUPPORT ROOMS

ENTRANCE

STUDIO PANTRY

MULTIPURPOSE GREEN ROOM

BROADCAST EXISTING STUDIO STUDIO

OPEN STUDIO

RECEPTION RECEPTION

BARISTA STORAGE

GREEN ROOM

STUDIO MECH. SUPPORT

STUDIO SUPPORT ROOMS

GREEN ROOM

& CUTLERY TS IMEN COND

GRAB

AGE

FEATU RED PRODUCT

BEVER

& GO

CAFE SERVERY

CHEF OFFICE

CAFE SEATING

GRILL

FLASH STUDIO

CONTROL ROOM

CONTROL ROOM

STUDIO TECH

KITCHEN

DRY STORAGE

KITCHEN SUPPORT & STORAGE

SPECIALTY

DISH ES &

TRAYS

SALAD & COLD BAR

REFRIGERATION & FREEZER

DISHES

STAIR

BROADCAST STUIDO

CAFE & MEETING HUB

Zoning SPACE TYPE

MEN PANRY

GREEN ROOM

BARISTA

MECHANICAL ROOM

CAFE DINING

WOMEN

STAGE

CHEF OFFICE

MINI CONTROL ROOM

P.E.

P.E.

P.E.

P.E.

JANITOR

DN

UP

P.E.

P.E.

STUDIO OFFICE SUPPORT

P.E.

STOR UP

FIRE STAIR 'A'

FIRE STAIR 'B'

CONTROL ROOM

DN

DISHES DRY STORAGE

EDITING ROOMS

OATH

STUDIO PANTRY

EDITING ROOMS EXISTING STUDIO FLASH STUDIO

GREEN ROOM

GREEN ROOM GRILL

STUDIO

OPEN STUDIO

KITCHEN

EXISTING STUDIO KITCHEN SUPPORT & STORAGE

BARISTA

RECEPTION

MINI CONTROL ROOM

STORAGE GREEN ROOM

MICRO PANTRY

ELEVATOR BANK C

ELEVATOR BANK D

P.E.

P.E.

P.E.

OATH OATH BRAND

P.E. OPEN STUDIO RECEPTION

STUDIO MECH. SUPPORT

OATH BRAND

STUDIO SUPPORT ROOMS

REFRIGERATION & FREEZER SALAD & COLD BAR

GREEN ROOM

SERVERY SPECIALTY

CAFE DINING

STAGE

& CUTLERY TS IMEN COND

STORAGE

CHEF OFFICE

STUDIO MECH. SUPPORT

GRILL

SERVERY

DN

FLASH STUDIO

CONTROL ROOM

CONTROL ROOM

STUDIO TECH

STUDIO OFFICE SUPPORT STUDIO PANTRY

FIRE STAIR 'C'

KITCHEN

STUDIO SUPPORT ROOMS STUDIO TECH

SALAD & COLD BAR

DRY STORAGE

KITCHEN SUPPORT & STORAGE

SPECIALTY

DISH ES &

TRAYS

UP

REFRIGERATION & FREEZER

DISHES ELEC CLST G

DISH DROP FREIGHT

FREIGHT

FREIGHT

STOR. ROOM

FREIGHT

P.E.

VENDING/MICRO PANTRY

COMPOST, RECYCLING, & WASTE

P.E.

WELLNESS

STAIR 'D' BIKE STORAGE

MEN

DN FIRE TOWER

FIRE STAIR 'G'

UP

FREIGHT

UP

MAIL CENTER

MECHANICAL ROOM

WOMEN

RESTROOM

WEST

CHLINE

UP

MICRO PANTRY

SHAFT SPRINKLER RISER

EAST

Space planning

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INTERNSHIP WORK | 2018

4' - 10 7/8"

Entrance View

STUDIO OFFICE SUPPORT

MINI CONTROL ROOM

STUDIO SUPPORT ROOMS

ENTRANCE MULTIPURPOSE

STUDIO PANTRY

BROADCAST INFRASTRUCTURE GREEN ROOM

BROADCAST EXISTING STUDIO STUDIO

OPEN STUDIO

RECEPTION RECEPTION

BARISTA STORAGE

GREEN ROOM

STUDIO MECH. SUPPORT

STUDIO SUPPORT ROOMS

GREEN ROOM

BEVERA GE

& GO

CAFE SERVERY

GRILL

CHEF OFFICE

GRAB

FEATUR ED PRODU CT

RY & CUTLE ENTS CONDIM

CAFE SEATING

FLASH STUDIO

KITCHEN

DISHES

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STAIR

Towards Cafe

REFRIGERATION & FREEZER

DRY STORAGE

SPECIALTY

DISHE

S & TR AY

S

SALAD & COLD BAR

KITCHEN SUPPORT & STORAGE

CONTROL ROOM

CONTROL ROOM

STUDIO TECH


10 | OATH MEDIA - PERKINS+WILL

Configuration 1 : Work setting

Configuration 2 : Sit-down Interview setting

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Configuration 3 : concert setting


WORKSHOP | 2018

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Deployable Systems Project type : Workshop Location : CEPT university, India.

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The intent of this workshop course was to develop an understanding of the basics of various deployable systems. The workshop aimed to explore different possibilities in which a deployable system can be applied to various design fields and use it to its advantage through models. Various systems were developed and explored through different joineries and materials over the course of two semesters.

Various systems exploration


11 | DEPLOYABLE SYSTEMS

Stage 1 : Closed position

Stage 2 : Opening up the structure

Completely open structure

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MANUAL SKILLS | 2018

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Murals & Sketches Project type : Artworks Location : Travel sketches Medium : Mixed media

Falling Waters - F L Wright

Robie House - F L Wright

Seatle Public Library - OMA

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Farnsworth House - Mies van der Rohe

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Sketch Diary Travelogue


12 | MURALS & SKETCHES

“Change Now”, Double exposure Mural, September 2019.

Change Now Recent events like the fire in Amazon forest in Brazil and the deforestation plans at Aarey forest in Mumbai are just two of the many instances that make Climate Change a harsh truth and a stark reality. Not just nature, but entire communities and cultures will be irrevocably affected by Global warming, one of the major contributors to climate change. This global threatening message was articulated through a wall painting done by me as a part of the 29th Foundation Day of Faculty of Design at CEPT University. Anaglyph 3D was chosen as medium of representation for brilliant impact. It requires a Red&Cyan anaglyph 3D glasses to be able to see the difference of subjects.

Mural- through red glass

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“Change now” Read article published in Ahmedbad Mirror https://ahmedabadmirror.indiatimes.com/entertainment/unwind/thingsto-do-in-ahmedabad-today/articleshow/71072226.cms

Mural- through cyan glass

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“Change now” Read article published in local news paper - Sandesh http://sandeshepaper.in/edition/60925/ahmedabad/page/17

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MANUAL SKILLS | 2018

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B.V.Doshi - Wacom stylus portrait

Live Sketching - Pencil work - Ellora caves, India.


12 | MURALS & SKETCHES

“Weird World” , February 2018.

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“Lion Hunt” Read article published in Ahmedabad Mirror.

“Weirld World” Read article published in Times of India.

https://epaper.timesgroup.com/Olive/ODN/TimesOfIndia/shared/ShowArticle. aspx?doc=TOIA%2F2018%2F08%2F28&entity=Ar01801&sk=EE3F2859&mode=text

https://ahmedabadmirror.indiatimes.com/ahmedabad/education/wallof-fame/articleshow/68309179.cms

“Lion Hunt” , September 2018.

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Profile for Krunal Patel

Krunal Patel | Interior-Architecture Portfolio | 2019-20  

Selected Works - Interior Design CEPT University, India. (Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University)

Krunal Patel | Interior-Architecture Portfolio | 2019-20  

Selected Works - Interior Design CEPT University, India. (Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University)

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