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Mayuri Paranthahan Selected Works


“We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy…” — The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides


Work Experience

Skills

Jan. – Apr. 2019

Digital

The Museum of Modern Art Curatorial Intern, Dept. of Architecture & Design New York City, New York

AutoCAD / Rhinoceros 3D / SketchUp / Vectorworks / GIS / Maxwell Render / V-Ray / PSD / AI / INDD / Microsoft Office / CNC Routing / Laser Cutting / 3D Printing / TMS (The Museum System)

Jan. – Aug. 2018 WXY Architecture + Urban Design Architectural Intern New York City, New York May – Aug. 2017 KWY Studio Architectural Intern Lisbon, Portugal Sept. – Dec. 2016 Curriculum Vitae

Bovenbouw Architectuur Architectural Intern Antwerp, Belgium Jan. – Apr. 2016

Hand Drafting / Sketching / Illustration / Physical Model-Making / Collage / Embroidery / Film Photography (35mm) Publications 2019 On Female Existence in the Home Ground Up journal, Issue 8: Home Eelam: A Proposed Nation State galt. publication, Issue 2: Breaking

Johnson Chou Inc. Architectural Intern Toronto, Ontario

Awards

May – Aug. 2015

Excellent Academic Standing, Dean’s List University of Waterloo

Musagetes Architecture Library Library Clerk Cambridge, Ontario Education Sept. 2014 – Aug. 2019 University of Waterloo Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Honors, Co-op Cambridge, Ontario – Participated in Rome study-abroad in 2018 – Completed IB Certificate Programme in 2014 4

Analog

2014 – 2019

2016 – 2019 International Experience Award University of Waterloo 2017 Toronto Urban Design Award City of Toronto 2014 President’s Scholarship University of Waterloo


Contents Digital Curriculum Vitae Architecture Piscine Mad Girl’s Love Song Theatre Box Island Hopping II.

Case Studies Tuileries Garden Viaduc des Arts

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Installation Spring Pavilion

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Work Experience Bovenbouw Architectuur KWY Studio WXY Architecture + Urban Design

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Piscine Type | Academic, 2015 Advisor | Adrian Blackwell Location | Cambridge, ON

*Exhibited in Unrestrooms, 2018 at Front/Space gallery A female gaze of the Josephine Baker House, an unbuilt project by Adolf Loos in which his erotic desires for the dancer are portrayed architecturally. Piscine 6

Set in a domestic context, this project depicts the power and polarities of sexuality through an all-female bathhouse and residence. The project embraces two contrasting environments: one, within the central courtyard, encouraging hygiene and care for the body in a closed communal setting, and two, represented through the single-loaded corridor and facade, displaying women getting ready through large punched windows. The act of hiding and presenting becomes a genuine reflection of society’s relationship with the female body. Contextualizing the body as a thing to be looked at ultimately reveals it as a thing of power. The project thus uncovers the power of femininity, liberating the body whether concealed or revealed.


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Ground Floor Plan

Piscine Basement Floor Plan

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Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan Fourth Floor Plan


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Site Plan

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Piscine Section A

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Unit Plans & Diagrams

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Elevations

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Preliminary Sketches


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Conceptual Collages

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Mad Girl’s Love Song Type | Academic, 2016 Advisor | Scott Sorli Location | French River, ON

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Mad Girl’s Love Song proposes a domestic abuse/ relationship violence shelter that strives to eliminate concepts of power and control that currently exist in homes and shelters by domesticating the landscape into an ungendered space. The shelter is located off the French River, situated within an existing cluster of trees surrounded by a ring road. In the open pockets between trees, small networks of housing units, libraries, communal kitchens, counselling services, and woodworking studios are formed. Appropriating the Miesian core and undefined freespace, the architecture allows for control and flexibility over one’s own space. Overall, the shelter attempts to encourage survivors of abuse to connect with the outdoors, engage in (typically gendered) program and ultimately regain control.


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Mad Girl’s Love Song Site Plan

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Site Section


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Northwest Isometric

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Mad Girl’s Love Song

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Collaged Views of Library & Woodworking Shop

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Theatre Box Type | Academic, 2018 Advisor | Lorenzo Pignatti Location | Rome, Italy

“This is the city of illusions. It’s the city, after all, of the Church, of government, of movies. They’re all makers of illusion.” - Roma, dir. Fellini (1972) Theatre Box

Located in the Central Archaeological Park of Rome, Theatre Box is a centre for cultural interaction where tourists and Romans can engage in the integrated presence of past and contemporary culture. The park is rich in history, with centuries of transformation generating ruins, archaeological remains and fragments of buildings within its artificial landscape. Inspired by the role of Italian cinema in Rome’s history, politics, and culture, the centre mimics the visual experience of film watching. Using the repeating image of the triumphal Roman arch and the play of light, a romantic experience of imagery is created while moving through the space. The project attempts to emphasize the monumental, grandiose qualities of Rome alongside its movement at human scale.

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Site Plan

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This is the city of illusions.

Theatre Box It’s a city, after all, of the Church,

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Island Hopping Type | Academic, 2019 Advisor | Andrew Levitt Location | Toronto Islands, ON

Island Hopping

“From here on the Island, the city is mysterious, like a mirage, like the cover on a book of science fiction. A paperback.” – The Robber Bride, Margaret Atwood Standing as an antidote to the city, Toronto Islands provides a world apart. Leaving the life and density of the city behind, one is met with nature and exploration on the islands. Maps, ferries, canoes and small bridges provide a day of child-like journeying on an everchanging landscape. Symbolic of the sandbar in constant flux, a new channel cuts open to create an island within an island. The building, acting as both bridge and boat, provides a transitory experience of island hopping. One leaves a structured world for an eroded world. A series of pools and mounds allow for meandering, dreaming, and reflecting back on the skyline.

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Island Hopping Floor Plan

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Preliminary Sketches


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Island Hopping Sections & Elevations

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Massing & Orientation

Historical Study of Canal Arteries


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Covered Bridge Typology

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Illustrated Exterior & Interior Views


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Tuileries Garden Type | Case Study, 2016 Advisor | Scott Sorli Location | Paris, France Tuileries Garden 36

Located in Paris, France, the Tuileries Garden is a public garden situated between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. The Tuileries Garden embodies characteristics of a typical French garden, from the ornamental parterres to the clipped trees and hedges. Through a series of three axonometric drawings, this case study explores the different elements that the garden is comprised of, including the hard-, fluid-, and soft-scapes, the axial qualities and uses of the different areas within the garden.


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Tuileries Garden Exploded Axonometric

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Viaduc des Arts Type | Case Study, 2017 Advisor | John McMinn Location | Paris, France

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The reuse of railway infrastructure in Paris through the Viaduct of Arts inspired the creation of the High Line in New York, which similarly repurposes an elevated railway line into a public, linear park. This ultimately leads to the question: what is the purpose of adapting infrastructure, and how are cities responding to it? In studying and comparing the Viaduct of Arts and the High Line, the impact of these projects becomes clear. Socially, the projects create new public space, directly responding to city growth. Economically, they open up the opportunity for commerce, becoming a form of culture and entertainment in the city. Architecturally, they provide visual relief, mitigating our current relationship with infrastructure. Finally, they use the existing railway lines to create new relationships at both an elevated level and at grade. The act of adapting infrastructure in this way ties the city together, breathing new life into abandoned infrastructure.


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End Conditions

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Spring Pavilion Type | Installation, 2016 Advisor | Scott Sorli Location | Cambridge, ON

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The Spring Pavilion is part of a design-build studio project which calls for an 8ftx8ftx8ft temporary structure in which an activity can take place. The pavilion is located in the back courtyard of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture where there are beautiful views to the Grand River, the bridge, and the impressive buildings of downtown Galt. Drawing the eyes away from the existing lateral views, this pavilion focuses the attention on the ground and sky. One must remove their shoes to enter, ramping up the entrance, and stepping down into the waterfilled base. A collection of birdhouses strung above are removed one by one by each guest, slowly revealing the sky. This simple, playful act alters the temporal nature of the pavilion. When guests take home a birdhouse, the pavilion continues to exist, disassembled, throughout the season.


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Spring Pavilion Water-Filled Base Hanging Birdhouses

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Bovenbouw Architectuur Type | Professional, Sept. – Dec. 2016 Advisor | Dirk Somers, Marius Grootveld Location | Antwerp, Belgium

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From September to December 2016, I was employed as an architectural intern at Bovenbouw Architectuur in Antwerp, Belgium. I participated in several competitions covering a wide range of building typologies - from social housing, to a children’s playschool, to the renovation of an old church. At Bovenbouw, I had the opportunity to produce highly detailed physical models for various competitions/projects out of simple materials (mainly cardstock, cardboard, and foam core). These models were later photographed and submitted as threedimensional visualizations. In addition to modelmaking, my tasks also included drawing diagrams and illustrations (both digitally and by hand), making collages, preparing presentations, and assembling project booklets.


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Physical Model of Container Park


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Physical Model of Children’s School

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KWY Studio Type | Professional, May – Aug. 2017 Advisor | Ricardo Gomes Location | Lisbon, Portugal

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From May to August 2017, I was employed as an architectural intern at KWY in Lisbon, Portugal. During my internship, I worked on the production of a variety of sculptures and installations that blended the boundaries between art and architecture. At KWY, I played an active role on the production team of ‘One, Two, Three, Swing!’ - an installation by SUPERFLEX at the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London, UK. Additionally, I worked on the competition-winning project ‘Origin’, a series of light sculptures over the Aarhus River in Denmark designed in collaboration with artist Nathaniel Rackowe. I was also part of the curatorship and production of ‘Walk & Talk Azores’ - an art exhibition in São Miguel island. I assisted textile artist Akane Moriyama with the installation of her piece, ‘Azorean Spectrum Range’.


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Origin Light Sculpture in Aarhus, Denmark

Production for One, Two, Three, Swing! @ Tate Modern


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Walk & Talk Public Art Circuit (Azorean Spectrum Range)

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WXY Architecture + Urban Design Type | Professional, Jan. – Aug. 2018 Advisor | Claire Weisz, Mark Yoes Location | New York, NY

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From January to August 2018, I was employed as an architectural intern at WXY in New York, NY. I worked on a variety of projects bridging the fields of architecture, planning and urban design. WXY promoted a collaborative work environment and a culturally-sensitive approach to design, with genuine interest in the betterment of cities and public space. During my internship, I was responsible for the execution of a public outreach brochure for La Marqueta - a food market underneath the Metro-North viaduct in East Harlem, NY. I also took part in the design process of Kaufman Astoria Studios - a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood in Queens. Finally, I worked on the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge with landscape firm Bionic to immediate flood risk and encourage community support in San Rafael, CA.


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La Marqueta Public Outreach Brochure


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