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maitreyi yellapragada design portfolio

Masters in City Planning Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

maitreyi yellapragada curriculum vitae MOBILE NO: +91-8972085711 / +91 40 23425168 EMAIL ID: PERMANENT ADDRESS: E-2, Income Tax Residential Complex, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 500 034

DATE OF BIRTH: 22 March 1990 LANGUAGES: English, Telugu, Hindi






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Development Plan Preparation for Rourkela City, Odisha with special emphasis on Traffic and Transportation New Town Planning – Airport City (Aerotropolis) at Durgapur-Asansol, West Bengal Survey, Landuse Mapping and Redesign of Ward 34, Kharagpur, West Bengal Site Planning for Residential Development in IIT Kharagpur Undergraduate Thesis – Musi Riverfront Revitalisation, Hyderabad (Developing a Heritage Precinct for a strategic stretch of 1.5 kms along the Musi River with an Interpretation Centre, River walk, Ecological Park, Retail and Hospitality facilities) Postgraduate Thesis – Planning for Sustainable Redevelopment Strategies through Compaction of Urban Form; Case study Hyderabad (Research Areas- Study of Urban Form; Compact Development and its feasibility in developing nations; Mixed use development)





8.61 CGPA 8.66 (II SEM)

I am a registered architect, with a keen interest in graphic design. While pursuing my passion for design as a student of architecture, I was intrigued by the design of cities. I was motivated to look at our cities from the perspective of design and was overwhelmed on witnessing the multi-dimensional nature of design of our cities. The growth and evolution of cities, their constantly changing patterns and their sheer magnanimity prompted me to pursue this course on city planning which unfolded before my eyes, the diversity of design and its application from a simple graphic, to a product, to interior design, buildings, spaces and now city plans.

Internship at GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) in their Indo-German Environment Programme dealing with the Improvement of Existing Industrial Parks – Study for Transition of Industrial Parks in Hyderabad to EcoIndustrial Parks.

May 2013 –July 2013

Architectural INTERNSHIP at M/S GENESIS PLANNERS PVT LTD, Hyderabad. Summer Training at CSR Consultants, AC Gaurds, Hyderabad.

June 2011 –November 2011 May 2010 –July 2010

Teaching Assistantship for 5th Year Architectural Design Studio at IIT Kharagpur

July 2013 onwards

CO-CURRICULAR: •Winner of the PG Micro category of the URBAN INNOVATION CHALLENGE at Municipalika, 11th International Conference on Good Governance at Delhi, NCR organized by the Good Governance India Foundation. •Paper presented on “Tessellation Models to tackle issues in Slum Housing Programmes”. •Summer Project at National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad titled “GREENSCAPES AT IMGEOS”, involving Sustainable Planning of IMGEOS Campus and Energy Efficient Landscaping of the Hostel under the guidance of Shri. V. Raghavaswamy, Group Director, Urban Studies and Geo-Informatics Group, National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad. •Certificate Course on Environment Planning and Management from CEPT University (Under the Distance Learning Courses offered by the Centre for Environment Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad) •Secured First Position in DESIGNO, at Architech, Technical Festival of Department of Architecture and Planning, VNIT, Nagpur


Badminton, Yoga, Graphic and Product Design, Documentation/ Videography, and reading non-fiction.

design of an interactive space perception and study EXISTING STRUCTURE

Discussion Zones Site Plan

Interactive spaces are where we connect with others. They are not spaces that have to be specially designed but are an interpretation of how a human perceives the space. Spaces designed in this context should enhance the imaginative abilities of the user.

Birds eye view

Visually Screening the Activity Cente

The existing structure is Currently not in use and has Ample space around and is Covered by many trees. It Can be utilized for students’ activity center performing activities An attempt has been made to adhere to the existing environment and redesign it in a way that the new and old complement each other. The area corresponding to the Bamboo house has been redeveloped using principles of appropriate technology, using simple materials like compressed mud block, guna tile, natural stone slabs, etc.



architectural concepts eco villas CLIMATIC ANALYSIS

This is a set of works undertaken during an internship at Genesis Planners. The design of the villas is based on environment friendly principles enlisted by the Indian Green Building Council. The form of the villa is based on the fundamentals of climatology, where the site and the orientation of the building plays a major role in governing the temperature and the indoor quality and comfort. A part of the living area has been sunken partially below ground level to reduce the temperatures. A curved roof shape has been adopted to reduce the heat from the sun rays falling on the roof. The curved roof, and its USE OF JAALIS TO REDUCE HEAT PENETRATION INTO BUILDING orientation is incorporated due to the fact that the curve ensures that only a part of the roof is under direct impact of the heat rays of the sun. The design of the villa is also vastu compliant.




institution planning & design Site planning and Design of an Educational Institution over an area of 6.5 ha. The Centre for Advanced Biomedical Engineering has 4 departments namely, Micro Biology,, genetic Engineering, Biomechatronics, and Tissue Engineering along with hostel faculties and faculty housing.

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Library Institute of Microbiology Institute of Tissue Engineering Simulaiton Paviliion Institute of Genetic Engineering Institute of Biomechatronics Archives

8 Auditorium 9 Administration Block 10 Hostel Block 1 11 Hostel Block 2 12 Hostel Block 3 13 Guest House 9 14 Dispensary 10

Residential Zone Clinical research Center

tessellation models to tackle issues in slum housing programmes Winning entry in the Micro PG category at the 11th International Conference for Good Governance- Municipalika. The paper highlighted application of tessellation planning in solving certain micro level issues in housing programmes.

Slum improvement programmes do not address specifically to certain micro level issues.The research aims to incorporate tessellation planning to re-strategize models in slum free planning, where relocation is the only solution for untenable slums. The process also includes addressing micro level issues through Tessellation planning for Acceptance.

Tessellation planning, or more specifically Honeycomb Housing (in terms of residential typology of use), has an additive base of: - Mathematics: to support the geometry, layout and the desired dwelling unit density. (QUANTITATIVE) - Socio-cultural aspects: of space and relative proxemics, human psychology and ethnic grouping. (QUALITATIVE)

tessellation models to tackle issues in slum housing programmes The Slum for which the model was designed is located in the heart of Rourkela close to the Malgodam where the Freight Yard is present. It is a densely packed slum/ basti situated on encroached railway land ,identified under RAY Residents are majorly engaged in Steel Works, animal rearing, carpentry and welding. Infrastructure provided by the Municipality in-sufficient. (Community taps present, absence of toilets -open defecation practiced, presence of kutcha roads, and open drains) Investigative Experiment: A Few Details Area

8.8 Ha (~88000sq.m.)

Existing No of D.U.s



Existing Situation (At present – as per observations)

Expected Changes on adopting a Tessellation model

No. of D.U.s


522 (increased about 1.58 times)


37 D.U. / Ha

59 D.U. / Ha

Open Spaces

10% of total area

About 38% of total area

Road Length

About 3.9 kms

About 2.4 kms

Road Area

3.6 Ha

1.9 Ha

Concreted Area

Estimated at 28% of total area (including few roads – existing and under construction)

Estimated at 15% of total area




tessellation models to tackle issues in slum housing programmes

The positive results encourages the use of tessellation for planning. However, as the economic aspects of such form of planning in Indian context has not been done earlier, a feasible option would be to experiment by introducing it on small scale model settlement systems.

design of living space cabinet The design requirement was of a wall mounted cupboard that could have a dual purpose of a book shelf and a wall decoration. With this in mind 4 options were put forth that could cater to the tastes of different clientele, from a minimalistic design to a highly functional design.

product design trophy design The design requirement was of a trophy to be presented to the final year students at their farewell ceremony. The underlying concept was to represent a genesis. That is to symbolically indicate the upcoming of a conventional (represented by the square form) and its transformation into an unconventional and free-spirited being (represented by the flames).


The Musi River flows through Hyderabad and covers a distance of 28 km within the city. It broadly divides the city into Old city and New city. Today, the river has become a receptacle of untreated domestic and industrial waste dumping out of Hyderabad.



The project aims at revitalization of a stretch of land along the river Musi, in Hyderabad, and to propose activities that improve the present scenario and can add to the economic development of the region. The site under consideration is a 1.5 km stretch along the river at a major intersection that connects to the old city of Hyderabad – a major commercial and cultural link. The basic approach was to transform the demarcated area into a heritage corridor with associated activities that can ameliorate the ecological and socio-economic condition of the region.

musi riverfront revitalisation heritage precint, hyderabad


Zoning Considerations included Climate, Topography, Visibility, Accessibility, Ecology, Watersheet locations, Site Density, on the basis of which the various activities and zones were distributed. METHODOLOGY


musi riverfront revitalisation

heritage precint, hyderabad

Conceptual Analysis – Developing on the basis of the existing heritage structures of Hyderabad

musi riverfront revitalisation heritage precint, hyderabad






The project was divided into three major components - The river walk - The Ecological Park SITE PLAN - The Heritage Precinct

maitreyi yellapragada planning portfolio


mapping ward 34, kharagpur The underlying purpose of the task was to study a ward and comprehend the landuse pattern and thus analyse the reasons for the existing trend . A ward area (No. 34) in Kharagpur town had to be mapped and its landuse distribution plotted. Further, the incompatible or discordant landuse typologies were identified and issues concerning the landuse distribution were highlighted. CLIMATIC ANALYSIS The ward area was firstly analysed based on climatic conditions and the natural topography of the region that gave a clear idea regarding the distribution of activities over the ward. It also emphasized the potential sites and discordant sites over the ward.

NATURAL FEATURES An Irrigational Canal – Kansaboti runs along the Southern end of the ward. The area south to the canal is primarily agricultural. Few areas along the canal are marshy. Planned Settlements are present on the plain areas.

OBSERVATIONS The height from the sea level goes on decreasing towards South and East. The highest point of this Ward is at the centre and the North. Natural drainage follows the arrows in red. The area shown with darker gradation indicate lower areas with maximum water logging during rainy seasons. Areas depicted with lighter gradation more suitable for habitation and justify the pattern of land uses found out during survey.

Drainage Pattern

mapping ward 34, kharagpur

Mapping the physical and social infrastructure elements brought to foreground the adequacy of provision of various services. Some zones were found to have adequate amenities While some lacked basic amenities such as drinking water. This highlighted the disparity in the ward on the basis of economic status. As per the given ward administrative boundary for ward no. 34: Total Area – 157.94 Ha Total Population (2001 data)– 8000 approx. Rate of Growth in 2012 – 3% of the total population Current population - 8240 Density of ward – 52 persons per Ha.

landuse study of ward 34 plotting through primary survey

The prominent feature of the landuse analysis was the improper distribution of social infrastructure and open spaces.

Analyzing the Plot sizes

landuse study of ward 34 analysis

Analyzing the land Price

landuse study of ward 34 issues

SITE PLAN The project is an introduction to site planning of a comparatively smaller scale. The task was to plan for a residential development in an area of 6.55 acres. The given site was planned after meticulous calculations Dwelling Unit areas and FAR. And later calculating the effective Density, water requirement, and other physical and social infrastructure.

site planning residential development The task aimed at appropriate facilities and infrastructure planning and management. Highlighted the approach to incorporate quantitative aspects of planning into the qualitative domain of design.





An area of 80 Ha was designed to permit equitable distribution of all population

Gross Area: 78 Ha Gross Density: 20-30 DU’s/ Ha Expected Population: 11700 Expected No. of Dwelling Units: 2340 No. of Households under Group Housing category: 35% : 819 No. of Households under Plotted Housing category: 65% : 1521

neighborhood planning Site Potential/ Constraints Canal at Southern end of site Arterial roads north and east of site Forest areas at the corner of the site Requirements Central Location of Major Commercial and institutional activities Industrial zone located close to the main road and EWS Housing Segregation of Industrial from Residential Areas HIG Housing on southern zone of the site, a little farther from the main roads for seclusion and fresh breeze Group Housing provision for UMIG, MIG, and LIG Provision of Multiple central green spaces



neighborhood planning