PORTFOLIO madhura ramanathan
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Curriculum Vitae EDUCATION
Urban Design Project Project Reconnect- Tbilisi
• Graduated from Abu Dhabi Indian School 2015, Abu Dhabi, U. A. E • Student at Manipal University, Dubai 4th Year, Bachelor of Architecture, Dubai, U. A. E.
3. Saint Gobain Multi Comfort Housing Competition Verdant 4.
Project Shopping Hub
• Fast learner • Hard working
Square Factor Competition Low Cost Housing
Airport Processes Innovation Challenge ADPI
• Leadership Skills • Creative • Responsible
I am an Architecture student currently in my 4th year, pursuing bachelor’s degree in Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai, UAE. I am responsible and dependable when it comes to managing work. During my Secondary education the post of School Prefect was awarded to me. Furthermore, I was given the opportunity to lead the design team for the TEDx event held at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, 2018, Dubai, UAE. This has greatly helped me understand and perceive the opportunities and problems when managing responsibility. it has also given me the necessary exposure and experience of comprehending the professional field. I can take charge of team projects and drive them to success by applying creativity in the work. Being competent in several software programs, most of which pertains to the design field, I would be grateful to get the opportunity to learn and associate with the professionals in the working field.
• Critical Thinking • Teamwork
LANGUAGES • English • French • Tamil • Hindi • Arabic
CONTACT 055 876 99 77
I have completed the DELF examination- a diploma in the French language, along with the Unified Arabic Exam.
firstname.lastname@example.org Dubai, U. A, E
HOBBIES • Painting • Sketching • Reading • Playing sports (TT, Athletics, Badminton)
ACHIEVEMENTS • Joined the panel discussion on “Man- made talent and Man born talent- How to nurture both”, in the Leaders in Architecture & Design, MENA, with architects: - Mr. Marwan Houry, Principal, Stantec - Mr. Gary Rawlings, Design Director, Gensler - Mr. Ralf Steinhauer, Director of MENA - Ms. Mary Jane Rooney, Professor of Architecture, HW University vv • Headed the Design team for the TEDx event held at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai • Qualified for:
- Top 30 Stage of Square Factor Competition, 2018
- National Stage of Saint Gobain Multi Comfort Housing Competition, 2018
• Participated in: - APDI Airport Designing competition, 2018 - Middle East Lighting Competition, 2017 - Roca Design competition, 2017 & 2018 - Design Hunt Challenge, Alserkal Avenue- Student Project for Dubai Design Week, 2017 • B. ARCH 1st Sem GPA - 9.48 2nd Sem GPA - 8.92 3rd Sem GPA - 8.92 4th Sem GPA - 8.92 5th Sem GPA - 8.92 6th Sem GPA - 9.0 7th Sem GPA - 8.72 • 12th Grade %- 91.6 10th Grade GPA - 9.8 • Completed
- DELF Examination- A2 level French Diploma - Unified Arabic Exam
• Volunteered and painted for Artex Art Exhibition- sold paintings to collect money for students with special needs.
project reconnect Bridging gaps between communities
project reconnect Tbilisi, Georgia
Going through the history of Georgia, one may observe that the country has gone through several tumultuous periods whose after effects still threaten the country. One among these problems is the formation of the IDPs. The IDPs are people who are displaced from their homes due to several reasons, mainly wars. The design aims for the betterment of the IDPs and also hopes to make them a part of the city - where they rightfully belong.
Bridging gaps between communities
M ac ro a n a lysis
g e n e ral i ssu es Going through the history of Georgia, one may observe that the country has gone through several tumultuous periods whose after effects still threaten the country. One among these problems is the formation of the IDPs. The IDPs are people who are displaced from their homes due to several reasons, mainly wars. The design aims for the betterment of the IDPs and also hopes to make them a part of the city - where they rightfully belong.
street heirchy and pat-
grain Fine Grain and Uneven Texture
The Primary road runs parallel to the Railway. The secondary roads intersects the primary road, thereby creating a node. The tertiary roads that filter off from the secondary roads reflect an undefined road pattern.
Majority of the open space is made up by the garden in the adjacent Kukia Cemetery. Though it does not make up for the lack of recreational public spaces within the residential plots. There are only a few private spaces between the buildings.
Coarse Grain and Even Texture
The newly turned pedestrian walkway – Agmashenebeli Avenue becomes the Primary road with the parallel vehicular roads on either side becoming the secondary roads. The tertiary roads are well defined, suggesting a grid pattern.
Agmashenebeli sees a wide range of open spaces that are well distributed within the catchment. There is a mixture of courtyards, public and private open spaces that are easily accessible by all.
Coarse Grain and Even
The famous Rustaveli Avenue is the Primary Road within this catchment, with the parallel roads behaving as the secondary roads. The tertiary roads channeling out traces out a somewhat defined pattern.
Rustaveli being of mixed-use typology, sees much more public open spaces of parks and recreation, along with a few courtyards and private spaces in the parallel residential zones.
Fine Grain and Even Texture
The roads along the river become the Primary roads, with the cross-intersecting roads creating important nodes, becoming the secondary network. The tertiary roads suggest an irregular road pattern.
Old Tbilisi has a blend of all types of open spaces, a major portion of which is seen in the famous Rike Park. The catchment also sees a few community open spaces in comparison to the other catchments.
Irregular traffic movement
I D P Is s u es POOR ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
LACK OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
21% of the IDP’s do not feel integrated within Geor-
In and around the IDP region
MISERABLE LIVING CONDITIONS
identification and integrATION
Poor maintenance of courtyards
Lack of employment oppurtunities
Lack of green spaces
me so a n a lysis - g r a in , mo b il it y, o p e n spac e s
idp’s do not visit the city
me s o a na lys is a p p r oach s t udy The Approach Study is done to understand how the vehicle approaches the plot and how different approaches are arranged around Typologies. This study also helps understand the arrangement of spaces in relation to entries, exits and courtyards and how it varies among different zones. Four zones have been studied across various sites of the catchment to understand the planning and the street hierarchy affecting it.
mi c ro a nalysi s f or m s pac e and ord e r configuration of spaces
Tr affic analysis
kote m a r j a n ishiv il i
zone A traffic network
Network type- Consists of paths that connect established points in space. They suggest a more jagged an unplanned path configuration.
Oblique nature- However, the corner accentuated buildings have a Frontal approach. A frontal approach leads directly to the entrance of a building along a straight, axial path.
periodic traffic analysis
The Kote Marjanishivili street acts as a direct link to the region where the Internally Displaced People reside. The Agmashenebeli Avenue has been home to several IDP families, before the gentrification of the facades of their homes forced them to shift base. The street is also successful in connecting the Aghmashenebeli Avenue to the most important and busiest avenue of Tbilisi - The Rustaveli Avenue. Keeping in mind the importance of this street, it has been chosen to be the site for our intervention which aims mainly at providing the IDP’s a source of livelihood. The Kota Marjanishivili also leads to the Marjanishivili Square which in itself is an important and busy square. Arabs and Turks are the main ethnicities residing within the street. The street is largely residential with a few active frontages.
sw o t- ko t e ma r j a n ishv il i
street test The tests are based on the book “101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School” by Matthew Frederick and Vikas Mehta. The book names a few tests that are to be done to ensure a safe and complete pedestrian street. The tests help in analysing the different uses that are to be provided in the proposed pedestrian street.
sun shade test
The Age test makes sure that people of all gvroups have something to do and experience in the street. The street has a wide variety of uses that are made available to all types of people. Good Connection between the Old (IDP Zone) and the New (Agmashenebeli avenue)Activates commercial link.
Good active frontages that exist within the street
No disruptive gentrifica- Well connected to other main tions has taken place. streets. The street leads directly to Marjanishivili Square.
The sun shade test determines if it will accomodate exposure preferences throughout the day and year. In the graphic, an example of the street shading Madrid, is used to examine what changes will it add to the retail strip.
Antiques and souvenirs
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Grid type- Consists of two sets of parallel Oblique approach- It enhances the efpaths that intersect at regular intervals fect of perspective on the front facade and create square or rectangular fields and form of a building. of space. 10:40 AM
1. TBC Bank 2. Square 3. Folklore State Centre 4. Vakhtang Chabukhani House 5. Garden Hall 6. St. Alexander Church 7. Fabrika Tbilisi 8. Chitaia Square 9. Sabchos Square 10. 3 Soldiers Statue 11. Church
Primary Secondary Tertiary
Oblique approach for the retail sector, however, the the residential sections is proach. Residents access from its rear entrances.
commercialapproach to a spiral apthe building
Recreational Courtyards Brown field
Narrow Streets for pedestrian movement
IDP Zone have no revenue Narrow Streets for vehicular generating facilities movement- causes heavy traffic and several accidents.
culture & Heritage
Good Connection between the Old (IDP Zone) and the New (Agmashenebeli avenue) is beneficial to any intervetion being proposed.
Potential to improvise building conditions.
Increasing commercial value,can help residents gain income enough to improve their conditions.
Residential Brown field
Moderate Traffic Heavy Traffic
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The test gauges if both locals and outsiders will make use of the street. A complete street needs to be made available for any outsiders and or tourists who will visit and experience the street. If more people visit the street then the street will ba safe place and will attract more attention and users.
Well connected to other main streets. The street leads directly to Marjanishivili Square. This will atract people to experience new design proposals
threats timeline test
Several hotels and lodges lined throughout the street which need services. The service access to the hotels and lodges is through this street.
native visitor test
The path destination test examines whether people will incidently move into a subsequent space when travelling through the street. Similarly, tourists are also pulled into the tertiart streets allowing them to explore the square.
path destination test
The pattern to the right of the river has a Oblique approach, there are some buildNetwork Configuration, whereas the pat- ings like that of the Presidential Palace tern towards the left of the river has an that have a Spiral Approach. almost grid type of approach.
Courtyards in builldings being used as parking facilities leads to a lack of communal and green space.
Linear Configuration- Forms the primary organising element for a series of spaces. In addition, it can be curvilinear or segmented, have branches, or form a
IDP has no direct connection to the new city and old city. Connection is only through trains.
Can become an excessive- Could be gentrified like Agly tourism influenced street mashenebeli Avenue in the due to it’s proximity with the coming years. Aghmashenebeli Avenue, hence losing it’s cultural identity.
The use test analyses the many reasons that the street offers for different people to use it. The street consists of: - Cafe - Souvenir and antique shops - Groceries Before
The timeline tests determines if people will use the space throughout the day and week. The use of the space is not restricted to only during daytime, but also makes it safe enough to be used in the night. The timeline test is necessary as it help us to create a street that will be active at all times and in turn ensure more users and diversity in uses. Before
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park PERMEABLE PAVING
HUMAN SCALE LIGHTING & TREES
line of sight
wall mounted lights
One of the most famous recre- The performance area consists ational activity in Georgia. of an open air amphitheatre.
children’s play area Play area gives little kids and todlers a safe environment to enjoy in the park.
Exhibition Area Space allotted for designers, sculptors and creators to display their work of art.
zoning pedestrian access
A block should have acess points on minimum of 3 sides.
water fountain Central feature of the park designed to conceptually replicate Tbilisi’s Sulphur Springs.
- Planning of buildings and the block accommodates local topography and natural and cultural features of the site - 25- 30% of block eserved for open spaces.
Street The masterplan aims to provide a pedestrian experience linking the marjanishvili square to the vasil kikvidze street which acts as a reconnection for the internally displaced people link back a main part of the town, through the help of economic activities that provide an income for them. The masterplan aims to provide a pedestrian experience linking the marjanishvili square to the vasil kikvidze street which acts as a reconnection for the internally displaced people link back a main part of the town, through the help of economic activities that provide an income for them
section 1: cross section of street
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Private CourtSemi Private Semi Private
Children’s Play Area
section 2: intersection of vehicular & pedestrian
Building clusters have courtyards that are interconnected, to ensure movement within the block
section 3: cross section of courtyard
Zone A- Bakery and Restaurant- is included as part of the streetscape. The enCross section of the block showing internal courtyards reserved mainly for trance of the street is welcomed by the spill out area. the residents. the pedestrian access into the block is through semi- oublic coutryards. Vehicular access into the block is through connecting roads around the periphery.
Zone B- Dedicated to community activities that inculcate the concept of an open library and other recreational spaces in context to the presence of Fabrica Tbilisi.
section 4: foot of the bridge
Zone D- Provides for local people to bring their own produce and sell it to help them increase their economy.
Water Fountain Perfrmance Area Exhibition Area
One of the main aims of the park is to provide a recreational space within the IDP region, hence catering to the need for a public recreational space in the said region.
The park also pays homage to the military significance of the brownfield area; the proposed site for the vew of urban farming park, by giving the existing military barracks a new function and using them to convey the message that despite Georgia having undergone several wars.. they’ve only emerged stronger as a country.
Zone C- It makes use of the hotel on the street and integrates it into the pedestrian experience.
Zoning of the courtyards based on proximity and access to the public and the residents. - Public park- On the Kote Marjanishvili street- foot of the bridge. - Semi Private courtyards- Enclosed spaced open for public. - Private courtyards- Reserved only for the residents. Acts as a connection between the buildings.
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VERDANT To design a multi comfort residential housing with 242 apartments in Jadaf, Dubai, UAE. The design should include apartments of all types i.e. studio, 1 Bhk, 2 bhk and 3 bhk, thus being available to residents of all types.
VERDANT Dubai, UAE Saint Gobain Multi Comfort Housing
All apartments are designed keeping in mind the functionality and sustainability of the project. All apartments have balcony spaces covered with algae panels to make it more sustainable. Some apartments in the complex are designed accommodate the artists in the UAE. Other space planning activities like gym swimming pools and recreation areas for the residents in part of the project. The buildings also have commercial spaces, landscaped gardens and water frontages to complete the experience of the place and to create various focus points.
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- ( Rentable Area * 100) / Total Area
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The Verdant is a self-sustained vertically community, that subtly incorporates the culture and architecture of UAE. This versatile and pliable strategy benefits the users and the surrounding communities with outdoor retail area for the public and the residents, private pools, community areas, gym, dwelling units, parks, recreation area and public spaces.
Moreover, it addresses to global warming- the alarming increase in the carbon footprint and shortage of natural resources by introducing the use of algae to generate electricity in the form of photobioreactor panels, a technology that is yet to be introduced in this region.
A PV panel is situated at the back of the photobioreactor to gain solar energy from the sunlight that passes through the layer of algae.
The circle and itâ€™s centre is the source of all Islamic patterns. It emphasizes the presence of one God.
This has been incorporated through the landscape design facing the waterfront, which is based on circles with the center acting as a gathering place for activities.
Benefits: - Higher electricity output - Generation of flue gas (CO2), which can be used for the cultivation of algae and maintaining its pH levels. Thus reducing CO2 emissions by 6 tons per year. - Use attained water (grey water) for gardening, plumbing, etc.
VERDE offers a cleaner and more affordable solution to traditional energy than solar or wind technology.
Investment return for algal photobioreactor is 2-5 years whereas for solar panels it is 5-10 years. Size of one photobioreactor panel = 1 x 1.4m = 1.4sqm Number of panels used in the project = 1548 Total area of the photobioreactor panels = 2167.2 sq = 23327.586 sq ft 2000 sq ft of panels gives 12,500 kWh/year. Therefore, 23327.586 sq ft of panles gives 145797.412kWh/yr, that is 12149.784 kWh/month 1548 panels generates 9,948.56 kWh/month Therefore total energy generated is 22,098.344 kWh/month Hence, the hybrid panel has an efficiency of 16.79%
Comparison between three main ways of algae cultivation
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Step 2: Recessed shape maximizes views
Step 3: Oriented according to wind from NW
Step 1: Align building to maximize views
ALGAE ENERGY PANELS- BALCONIES
Requirements for an efficent GWP (green wall panel): - Panel of 3cm thickness - Material of panel >90% transperancy - Alage used: Chlorella Vulgaris - Maintain temperature for optimum cultivation: Cool the water via heat exchanger (35-40 degree celcius)
A XONOME T R IC
Step 4: Curved to avoid the appearance of a long corridor and to compliment the site
Step 5: Increased building footprint
Step 6: Directing wind through the site
Step 7: Orienting the building and play of levels for maximum views
Step 8: Connecting the two buildings to make it seamless
Biomass conc. (g/L)
Flate- Plate PBR
Neutral lipid content (%)
Areal biomass productivity (g/m2 day)
Algae Algae Photobioreactors Photobioreactors + Pv Panels ERoEL
Algae /energy /panels
1. COMMERCIAL SPACE 2. STORAGE SPACES 3. SERVICE CORRIDOR 4. GYM 5. RESTAURANT 6. FIRE EXIT 7. SERVICE LOBBY 8. BRIDGE 9. COMMUNITY LOUNGE
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ARTISTS 10. LOUNGE FOR ARTISTS 11. APARTMENT FOR ARTISTS 12. PENTHOUSE
BRIDGE CONNECTING THE BLOCKS Ground floor
LUMINOUS FACTORS (ISO9050 m1-2003)
PAS S IV E ST RAT EGI ES 1. Orientation of the building according to wind direction to produce wind tunneling affect.
2. Use of local flora and plants that require less water like Date Palm, Neem Tree, Sea Purslane.
3. Strategic placement of balconies to provide shade-to achieve self shading.
4. Incorporating the concept of double wall & perforated wall for natural ventilation.
5. Vertical shading device on the south facade
6. Use of Antelio Havane coating for glass.
7. Water body- Placement of water features at multiple points in the direction of the oncoming wind to improve micro climate of the site.
THERMAL TRANSMISSION SOLAR FACTORS Ug 1.0 W/(m2 .K) Solar Factor (g) 17% Shading Coefficient (S 0.19 C)
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BRIDGE CONNECTING THE BLOCKS
Light Transmittance (LT) Outdoor Reflectance (RLe) Indoor Reflectance (RLi)
RECREATIONAL AREA FOR ARTIsTS
SA IN T g o b a in g l a ss Antelio Havane
42% 33% 25%
THERMAL TRANSMISSION (ISO 10292-1994) Ug
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A c o ust ic c o mf o r t a n d f ir e sa f e t y
T he r ma l a n d v isua l c o mf o r t
Sound Insulation of the ceiling: Saint Gobain Ecophon Combison DUO Rw = 40dB
Roof Structure With Acoustic Insulation Isover Metac FLP 1-037 Duratec (160mm) Rw = 68dB
Double Glazing Antelio Havane Windows : Rw= 33dB
Acoustic Insulation for Ducts, etc Climacover ALU2
RCC Wall with internal plaster on both sides and Acoustical Insulation 30 mm Rw= 63 dB
Use Of Polystyrene For Thermal Insulation, Achieving Acoustic Comfort, Reducing Air Leakage And Thermal Bridges.
Isover Silatherm WVP 1-035
Thermal Insulation for Ducts, etc: Climcover ALU2
Isover Topdec DP 1-032 Ultimate Double Glazing Antelio Havane Windows LT= 42% Fresh Air Suppy: Day Ventilation - Fully Open Wind +’(25%)’1h NIGHT VENTILATION - FULLY OPEN WIND +’(25%)’1h Overhanging Balconies to provide shading
shopping hub Jaipur, India
Jaipur is one of the major tourist destinations in India forming a part of the Golden triangle. To address and focus on Jaipur tourism as its sole intent, the design objective proposes a Shopping Hub for tourists and locals that celebrates culture through formal and informal shopping experience. The site adjoins the busy street of MI Road and is near the Albert Museum. The idea is to create a unique experience for the people all at one destination to promote and encourage local arts and crafts. Importance is given to artisans who can portray their local handicrafts, that includes textiles, jewelry, camel, leather products, gems, fabrics, carpets. The project also includes cafeterias, restaurants, luxury shopping and cultural activities.
concept Emulating and agumenting Rajasthani Architecture by using the norms of planning and construction; along with Contemporary Architecture through layering. Layering is adopted to restore the notion of collective memory, as a technique to establish contrasts and differences. • Has a sense of direction- flow of path • Space planning based on the wind and sun path. • Gradual transition of spaces- Hierarchy • Planning- courtyards to improve the micro climate • Layered jail to allow sunlight and wind to enter • Extends social interaction • Collaborations of the internal mix of open areas, amenities and work- spaces
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Open Restaurant Jali Walls
• City plan • Space planning • Arches Recessed windowsreducing heating of interior spaces
Open Space below Restaurant
- Jaipur city plan- divided into 9 districts based on the mandala planning of vastu shastra. - With the city palace at the center of the city, the clear distinction in the settlement plan was based on the segregation of people based on caste and occupation.
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-The presence of contours along with the need for variations in height, give interesting elevations to most buildings in Jaipur city. -The themed restaurant is at a height to gain view of the surrounding roads which open to show the Sanganeri Gate. and the rest of the old city. -The Open Air Theatre is on a recessed ground to show its similarity to the informal courtyards at the entrance.
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Red brick walls
Gypsum board paneled roof
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fiber reinforced plastic panels-
concrete tiles pavement
ACCESS INITIAL PLAN
STEPS AND RAMPS
- The lanes and roads connect the different parts of the city thus playing an important role in commuting. - Ramps and steps are placed all around the mall for easy access and aesthetics.
MAIN FOCAL POINTS
SUB FOCAL POINTS
division of spaces -
ADMINISTRATIVE RESTAURANT & LUXURY SHOPPING KIOSKS OPEN AIR THEATRE
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LAYOUT OF SHOPS
Landscaping on site- used as a buffer between the open-air theatre and the mall. They are also placed in the direction of the wind to steer the cool breeze towards the site. Furthermore, they also help to avoid views of the service roads. Water feature- north west of site to bring in cool breeze into the site along with the wind.
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Office Space Lounge and Reception Drop Off Shops Kiosks Pantry Kitchen Storage Open Air Theatre Food Court Themed Restaurant Parking Space (Car and Scooter) Seating Water Feature
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4.75 m STORAGE BEHIND STORE
REFLECTED CEILING PLAN
Various levels in the site accessed by steps and ramps. Concrete block tiles as flooring. Brick walls with plaster on the interior walls.
- The drop off allows easy access to all three buildings and the open-air theatre. - The open-air theatre is at the center, mimicking the experience of courtyards found in all structures in Rajasthan. - The division of spaces is to provide a clear distinction of experience for the user.
Drop Off parking space (Car and Scooter) Office Space skylight shops food court luxury shops restaurant viewing deck water feature open air theatre backstage for theatre kiosks
Trees- Khejri and Neem Shrubs- Firebush and Golden Duranta
- Like the streets of Jaipur- where the city districts divide into lanes and alleyways - The size of the roads decreases as they further branched out.
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Seating and lights are provided in all spaces for comfort. It allows people to sit around the water feature while gaining advantage of the oncoming breeze which collects moisture and gets filtered when passing through the vegetation.
SANDSTONE WALLS WITH PLSTER
LAURIE BREMEN SHOP
Cream and Body
SKYLIGHT TO PROVIDE NATURAL LIGHTING
low cost housing
Innovative economic modules for revenue generation has been incorporated in the master planning, with provisions to cater food to the public. A kitchen space has been allotted for this purpose. A small area has been reserved to sell merchandise which creates an opportunity to showcase and trade local artifacts. Pathways are designed in a way which maintains the privacy of the houses while creating a bazaar like experience for the outsiders.
The growing number of homeless people is one of the major issues in today’s generation. Migrants, urban dwellers and lower income people are most affected by the lack of affordable housing in the city. A third of these urban dwellers lack the access to safe and secure housing. This has created a growing gap between the lower- and middle-income countries where people have ended up living in inadequate conditions i.e. lack of proper housing and sanitation.
low cost housing india Square Factor Low Cost Housing
• Hexagons composed from triangles are the most stable structures • Possibility to have detachable walls within the house. • Multiple storage units below the floor accessed from within the house. • Sloped roofs with gutters to drain the water for rain water harvesting. • Skylights provided for the loft to provide direct sunlight. • Kitchen and toilets are placed in the same line thus reducing the amount of plumbing lines and making connections easier. • Storage space within walls- cupboards can be pulled out from the wall. • Storage spaces under the sofa.
To address this issue, the design aims create affordable housing, while bringing about a positive social change. The design proposal focuses on designing a human centric design approach with efficient design which can sustain as individual houses or can be multiplied to create a sense of community living among them. The designs are also portable, as it uses prefabricated panels for easy assembling and dismantling. These low-cost houses have the potential to help generate income from within the house.
Area- Proposal 1: 244.62 sq feet
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Area - Proposal 2 : 239.09 sq feet
The Japanese have a concept of “Ma” which translates the idea of ‘having enough’. The first design proposal is in the form of a honeycomb structure and the other as a combination of quadrilaterals. Both designs can sustain as individual units or be attached to others of the same kind. This results in multiple formations of the pods.
These encourage a sense of community while keeping green spaces in
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Space saving Staircase
Movable washbasin above WC
- Foldable tables can fit into the smallest spaces. The table serves one when folded and four when open.
- With only two columns taking the ground space, the rest of the steps are bridged out from them.
- Double sided cupboard, which can be pulled oout from the seperating wall.
- Both the wash basin and WC are connected to an axle which allows tangential movement.
spac e sav in g ut il it ie s Customized furtinure installed in the design proposals in order to save space and area.
pa s s i v e s trateg i es Location specific passive strategies. Both roposals are designed to withstand different climates, environments and terrains.
wind turbine bamboo roofing rock wool insulation
• Wind Turbines • Solar Panels above shaded walkways • Pre-fabricated panels, easy assembling,dismantling &ligh weight. • Corkboard flooring- light weight & has high load bearing capacity.
REVERSE CYCLE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM Used to cool the houses in summer, and warm in winter, all with one energy-efficient unit. When in heating mode, the unit works in the opposite way to cooling, drawing heat in from the air outside before distributing it around the room. In summers, the unit will absorb heat from the inside air and dissipate it outside, leaving the house cooler. • Produces one third the greenhouse gas emissions of standard electric heaters • Purifies the air inside it- built-in air-purifying filter that traps fine airborne particles, odor and deactivate bacteria and viruses. • More efficient compared to plug-in portable electric heaters
pre- fabricated concrete panels corkboard flooring bamboo stilts rainwater harvesting
BLADELESS WINDMILLS Wind energy is one of the more sustainable sources of power available, but the spinning blades of conventional wind turbines have attracted criticism. It consists of steel frame holding a series of insulated tubes arranged horizontally. Each tube contains several electrodes and nozzles, which continually release positively-charged water particles into the air. As the particles are blown away, the voltage of the device changes and creates an electric field, which is transferred to the grid for daily use.
wind turbine bamboo roofing rock wool insulation pre- fabricated concrete panels corkboard flooring bamboo stilts rainwater harvesting
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Rain-Water Harvesting Bamboo for the roofs and stilts- cost effective & highly sustainable Compost pit for every house- to manage compostable waste. Rockwool insulation between walls- high thermal & fire resistance.
CONCRETE SANDWICH PANEL
In concrete sandwich wall construction, STYROFOAM extruded polystyrene and polyisocyanurate insulations combine superior insulating capabilities and dew point control with the additional strength of concrete.
Designed to increase and decrease the height of the pod depending on the type of terrain and climate of the region. i.e. in places of tough terrain, areas prone to landslides and coastal • Do not require excavating the land to create a strong foundation. • Are capable of drilling deep into the land to keep the pod steady. • Provide a scenic background • Effective in sloped and coastal areas as it improves the air flow by creating an inlet under the deck. Thus, these houses are better ventilated. The use of stilts reduces the ecological impact and boosts energy efficiency.
Rigid foam insulation isolates the thermal mass provided by the concrete panels, minimizing building interior temperature fluctuations under outside temperature swings. This reduces energy consumption in hot and cold climates and also helps with moisture control. It has no facings that are susceptible to corrosion or delamination.
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Maglev pods runs on rails that act as linear motors, using magnetic fields to accelerate cabins along their length. When a cabin stops at a floor, those rails rotate thus making it move off to the left or right rather than continuing up or down. These rails enable the pods to move diagonally as well.
Runway at ground level
The design uses this system of several shafts placed next to each other, which can plan routes and take the shafts around thus reducing congestion and AUGMENTED REALITY MULTI FUNCTIONAL POD saving time.
magnetic levitation Basic principle of electromagnetic propulsion- opposite poles attract and like poles repel each other. Electromagnets are similar to magnets i.e. they attract metal objects, but the magnetic pull is temporary. The magnetized coil running along the track, called guideway, repels the large magnets on the podâ€™s undercarriage, allowing the pod to levitate a few centimeters away from the guideway. Once the train is levitated, power is supplied to the coils within the guideway walls to create a unique system of magnetic fields that pull and push the train along the guideway.
The electric current supplied to the coils in the guideway walls is constantly alternating to change the polarity of the magnetized coils. This change in polarity causes the magnetic field in front of the train to pull the vehicle forward, while the magnetic field behind the train adds more forward thrust.
types of pods Direct access to different access points depending on the use
-1 : EXIT
Airport Processes innovation Challenge ADP IngĂŠnierie
Levi-pods connecting different levels and zones in the airport
Flight hangar Descending portion
-1 : EXIT
-2 : DEPARTURE DUTY FREE & FOOD COURT
Servicing & Refueling
-2 & -4 : FOOD COURT -3 : DEPARTURE
LUGGAGE COLLECTION -4 : FOOD COURT & DUTY FREEARRIVALS
-2 & -4 : DUTY FREE -5 : ARRIVALS
Servicing & Refueling
-6 : TRANSIT
-6 : TRANSIT
A IR P O R T p r o c e sse s in n ovat io n c ha l l e n g e
artwork - Hand sketches - Rotring sketches - Oil painting - Water colour - Charcoal