portfolio 2017 Undergraduate Architectural folio by Maulik Solanki
I learn more from creative people in other disciplines than I do even from other architects because I think they have a way of looking at the world that is really important.
ACADEMIC WORKS DESIGN STUDIO
01 Sly House : A home away from home
02 Cosmoveda : A neturopathy center 03 Redesigning Ozenfant : Extension of a residence 04 Royal Paro University : Experimental learning center
WORKSHOPS 01 Scale up / Scale down : An Urban workshop in Dharavi, Mumbai 02 Furniture Design : Wooden workshop 03 Light box : Experiments with forms for light 04 Related Study Program : Bhutan village documentation FREELANCE 00 Photography
References: - Dr. Rupinder Singh [Dean - Sal school of architecture] - RocĂo Conesa [Faculty - Sal school of architecture]
A Home Away from Home for Mr. Sylvester Stallone. The Design of the house is completely based upon the characteristics of Mr. Stallone The given space for design was a narrow belt with the size not more than 24 x 9 m. The challenge was to accommodate all the facilities and functions in the belt with maximum utilization of space and that too with proper and sufficient light and circulation. The optimum utilization of space is been done into the design to ensure the maximum positive and usable space. Levels, double height space, green courtyards, rooftop landscape, and so on creates a great cross ventilation and ensures fresh air and pleasant view.
Sun Path Diagram
The Program occupies the street edge (i.e. zero setback) on one side and the river on itâ€™s other. Site area is a narrow belt of 216 sq/m.
The Building Block is set the best possible orientation, so that the convenient use of summer and winter sun and air is done
Privet block Semi - Public block
A long narrow belt block is basically divided into three simple space allocation public, semi-private, private. Here the circulation is set in the center so that convenient approach to the entire block is achieved.
The front facade gives the main entrance as well as way to circulate the fresh air in the block and the central courtyard helps the block to create Stack effect.
Floor Plans: All the floor plans are designed with respect to the play of open, semi-open, & closed spaces. This ensures that the space created will not feel like a congested area, and will allow the sufficient amount of natural light and ventilation. The Designed space being divided into two parts with courtyard as a central element, creates a great day and night ventilation circulation which results venturi effect.
Ground floor plan.
First floor plan.
Second floor plan.
Stairs to Heliport
Bathroom Wardrobe Master bed
Stairs to second floor Lift core
Office + Presentation room + mini bar
First floor Dinning room Kitchen Washroom Stairs to first floor
Ground floor Lift for bike parking.
Boxing ring + gym + bike parking.
Poster by :
COSMOVEDA A Naturopathy Center
The idea is to turn the stressful lifestyle of people into refreshment and glorious lifestyle through natureâ€™s beautiful expression. Hence, the fusion of the five major elements of ayurveda and the cosmic energy around us gives a positive and peaceful environment. To have the taste of all these elements, site is designed with respect to Vata, Pitta, and Kappa (the fusion of all the basic elements of ayurveda) and the surrounding context. The design of typologies shows the language of natural element exposure which widely gives the feel of healthy environment. Glimpse of LCJâ€™s and geometrical shapes has put on a role of direct and indirect light and good ventilation.
CORE PROBLEM Everyone is busy in their individual lifestyle and facing problems, taking stress and having unstable routine.
AIM Creating a campus which emphasizes more on Nature then the concrete jungle, and give the feel of returning back to their actual peaceful home which is Nature.
1. To Overcome the unhealthy and messed up lifestyle.
1. How can a site be the replica of nature?
By Masking the layers of Elements of Cosmos and the Principles of Ayurveda and also by the co-relation between the elements of ayurveda, the perfect placement of different landscapes can be done over the site and hence, the nature can be depicted.
2. To create positive vibes in surroundings in order to create healthy living.
2. How can an individual feel positive vibes in the atmosphere of an site constructed by the bylaws of nature?
3. Various common public meeting points, junctions, to have motivational interactions.
3. With what reference, does the different landscapes over the site gets placed?
4. Create various zones of different kinds of landscapes to get unique experience on every corner of the site.
The Allocation of different possible areas is then done over the resulted site.
The flat surface of the site is converted to the contoured land which eventually represents the natural element i.e. EARTH, and also acts as a metaphor to the start of any new civilization on the river bank.
Placements of various elements of nature with respect to cosmos is been done depending upon there inter-relations.
First rough draft of the site is then generated. Various alloted area of elements of nature is converted to their suitable landscapes depending upon their qualities and functions.
Discovering different options of clusters with best possible circulation.
Going micro to design the clusters of housing, and the placements of trees and landscape elements.
The site is divided into two parts by Introducing an artificial river from the middle to represent one of the element of ayurveda and nature i.e. WATER.
Now for the housing, first rough zoning is done, keeping in mind the connectivity, and different areas of landscapes.
Zoning 2, a compressed version and with best possible connections with each other.
The resulting series of diagrammatic understanding serves as a tool to understand the decisions made through out the design process and the careful balance between elements of nature and the existing contextual site is been taken which generates the final product.
Site Plan Legend :
S I N G L E , D O U B L E U N I T T Y P O L O G Y.
SUSTAINABLE ANALYSIS Redesign and analysis of sustainablity is done over the previous building which is relocated in Prague, according to itâ€™s climatic conditions. Various design changes have been made such as redesigning of roof, fliping of the entire plan and so on... Factors such as Day light condition, Zoning of intensity of light on plan, introducing trombe walls, installing solar pannels etc have been done and few of them are shown below.
Pathway connecting and dividing heat in all spaces
Daylight factor analysis. 19
summer solstice : the solstice at midsummer, at the time of the longest day, near about 21 June
winter solstice: the solstice at midwinter, at the time of the shortest day, near about 22 December 20
REDESIGNING OZENFANT Extension of atelier ozenfant maison.
The initial step towards the exercise was, understanding the architect of an existing building (i.e. Ar. Le Corbusier, the designer of Ozenfant house ) and knowing the logic behind the design, as well as understanding the launguage of that perticular architect, and methods of working. A complete analysis of the existing building was done to know the architect as well as positive and negativeâ€™s of the design. After a thorough research and a deep understanding of the launguage used in terms of architecture, the editing was allowed either to subtract or to do addition in design. Here, the addition is done with respect to the existing building, the typical launguage of architect and the client.
EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC VIEW
Sky light. Roof Garden: Exhibition Space.
Utilizing the flat roof for a domestic garden which eventually bringing nature into the home.
Bedroom 2. Free Facade: Master Bedroom.
Double Heighted Living room.
The separation of the exterior of the building from its structural function allows for the free Design.
Ribbon Window: windows that extend across the facade of the dwelling horizontally allow all rooms to be lit equally and provide a selective view of the surrounding environment.
Open Floor Plan: By removing the constraints of internal Supporting walls,the natural flow of space was a key characteristic that is achieved.
Washroom. Pilotis: Entrance.
Replacement of supporting Walls by a grid of reinforced Concrete columns.
Back facade : The metaphor of interplay of pilotis with free facade having ribbon windows and various privet and semi-privet openings composes the facade similar to the launguage of other buildings by the architect of an existing building.
Second floor plan : The simple and intersting translation and division of spaces is done by the play of the architects launguage (here, the curves of corbusier).
First floor plan : A simple grid system is been setup by pilotis with repect to golden proportions to have open floor plans; this allowes the perfect play with spaces and the circulations.
ROYAL PARO UNIVERSITY Experimental Learning Center
The idea of the studio was to design a public space / center in Paro, Bhutan; So depending upon the requirements of the city, a decision to design the future of the city in terms of education was taken. Taking bhutanâ€™s system of construction, their working methods in consideration and analysing the requirements of education system in both macro and micro level, the design is then developed. Majorly the focus for design was to give the users one entire campus fully loaded with all sorts of amenities. Hence, understanding and replicating the typical settlements of bhutanese village and itâ€™s vernacular is done. Several other important things such as space planning (urban level), clustering, dealing with contours on site and responding to itâ€™s surrounding context is practiced and learned.
Hand drafted details of Quarters.
South elevation 27
Traditional facade options
4 3 5
1. Entrance 2. Kitchen 3. Living room 4. Washroom 5. Bedroom 6. Deck 7. Master bed 8. Temple 9. Secondary bed 10. balcony
Ground floor Plan
First floor Plan 28
Schematic site section c-c’ with traditional bhutanese temple and admin office + library.
Horizontal section a-a’ showing connection between main building and library.
Studios Display Area
Section b-b’to show workshop & display area connected to main building and details of classes and services.
H A N D D R A F T E D S E C T I O N S. Cafeteria Outdoor setting
Schematic site section e-eâ€™ from club house and cafeteria.
Open air theater Internal road.
Scematic site section d-dâ€™ from river, road, and open air theater.
ELC - Learning center. A model of one of the part of whole campus expressing the beauty of the proposed design over the countoured site with the vernacular of bhutanese village.
Natural exposure. Effects of natural light over the building protected by the overhanging roof and the perfect shadows of trees creates an perfect combination of light and shadow inside building.
Site model with context.
SCALE UP / SCALE DOWN Dharavi from everyday objects to regional networks.
Steering away from the traditional idea of a architectural studio, the idea was to have an urban experiment of exploring Dharavi on all scales: starting from the smallest, like an object inside of a house or a construction detail, to the house itself, the meighbourhood the larger context of dharavi and finally to the entire city of Mumbai and beyond. The exercises in the workshop provides an opportunity to become conscious of the idea and operations of scale, working up and down or across space and time, in manner that is tangible and accessible. Here, is an exemple of one of the documentation done on an â€œIdle walaâ€? (a food sales man). His entire lifestyle,place of living and his connections at micro and macro level is been shown through diagramatic representation.
HOME Apmc Market
Kurla Grossery Store.
Coconut, tommato shop.
South America Mascut, Oman. Mumbai.
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Buissness Connections Material Connections Lifestyle Connections
Diagrame showing the connections of an common idli wala.
Front elevation of thehouse showing it’s unique arrengements of architectural elements.
Street section showing the gutterlines and distance between houses
A diagrametic representation of lifestyle of entire famliy, based upon their daily routines and external connections. Here, the Bold line indicates the main person of house(i.e. ANNA “idle wala”), followed by the normal line weight of his wife and the childrens as in dotted lines.
Exploded axono of house with it’s interior.
Entrance to Subhash nagar Basti.
Place where ANNA does his morning buissness.
Urbz, place where we started workshop
Mumbai Skyline with Dharavi in center
https://www. nodenhome.com/ furniture/hans-jwegner-ge-240easy-chair
by: Hans J. Wegner
FURNITURE DESIGN The workshop was all about playing with wood, learning different joinary systems through furniture design. So, to have the knoledge about designing a furniture and itâ€™s minute details in pracctical field, the replica of one of the famous designer chair is been made. Throughout the workshop some important learnings and technic came across such as, moulding of a hard unfinished wood into finished and that too in required shape, making of a functional and effectively stronger joinary, and so on...
Physical Model. 38
LIGHT BOX Experiments of forms with lights
The workshop was all about getting interesting lights form the natural source, by creating different forms. Various experiments on creating intresting shapes and offsets to get in different intensities of natural lights either be a defused or a spot light. Here, two examples are shown which has different type and intensity of light with their reference pictures.
Ref. for light box on left.
Second light box : The metaphor of having a light of nature inside box was aimed, and as a result spot light is obtained by the means of having random cutouts in facade.
ref. images for the nature of light in my light box.
west elevation of a house.
Site plan of village
RSP, BHUTAN Related study program in paro, bhutan.
The program aimed to document the village of Paro city in Bhutan.
Measure drawings from the site plan to the minor joinary details were done by our team. Traditional Bhutanese architecture, right from the facade to itâ€™s plan layout and window details were learned. Not only architecture, but the lifestyle of people leaving in the village, their tradition of work and even their daily routines were analysed and experienced.
Balcony detail Wall section
Holy prayers on the bridge of Paro Zong, BHUTAN.
Street lamp at end of the day, VIENNA.
Contrast of life in Dharavi, MUMBAI.
The truth of poverty in Dharavi, MUMBAI.
PHOTOGRAPHY For me phtotgraphy is truth ‘n’ no. of times per second. It is an art of observation; it’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Monks gathering at Paro Zong, BHUTAN.
Typical cultural lady, BHUTAN.
(Metaphor of jewish people in berlin) at jewish museum,BERLIN.
St. Stephenâ€™s Basilica, BUDAPEST.
Bachelor Of Architecture Portfolio
2014 - 2017
Maulik Solanki Sal School of Architecture. Opp. Science City, Sola, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380060. INDIA.
Published on Mar 8, 2017