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ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO selected works from 2012 // 2017

meenakshi n dravid email: mn5_dravid@yahoo.com


Contents


CONTEXT Selected Academic & Professional Works from 2012-2017

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Prison of The Future

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02

Frames & Facades

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03

Palace of Justice

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04

The Symbiote

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Design Development

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06

The LineUp

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07

Shantivan

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Vidhaan Bhavan

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PRIsON OF THE FUTURE Frank Gehry Studio // Spring 2017 // Individual Project

Prison of the Future

The idea of incarceration has changed over the years. Prison evokes an imagination akin to dungeons, and musty crowded places with little hope for rehabilitation and maximum focus on redemption. The taboo of putting people away in a facility very different from any architecture you see in your daily life adds to both the stigma of prison and offers little of the help that incarcerated people require.

A brief analysis of the various public programs such as public parks, schools, retail, galleries etcetera has helped to lay basic program diagram for the site. The residential scheme for incarcerated persons is based on a progressive tier model, where the stay of the resident is planned in phases of progression. Each of the residential blocks have a dedicated set of seminar rooms, art studios and workshops. These spaces are connected by a network of open spaces and common gathering areas that allow for maximum interaction within and beyond the facility. The incoming residents, are in close proximity to the staff quarters and have more mentoring initially, and as they come to the end of their incarcerated period, they move to more ‘free’ environ.


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The steps provide access across the site. They also divide the otherwise continuous landscape into small intimate pockets that are conducive to interactions.

Overview of the Detail Chunk


Site Plan

Colour-coded program blocks aid in determining the adjacencies of various programs.

LEGEND Inmates Residence Staff Residence Guest Residence Workshops Seminar Rooms Art Studios Library Auditorium Backstage Retail Restaurant Grocery Store Workforce Training Centre Health Clinic Administrative Offices Security Office Gymnasium

Site Plan Scale 1’’ = 100’ Residential Units

Residential Units

Residential Units

+80.00 ft Art Studios + Workshops + Seminar Rooms

Staff Housing

Staff Housing +49.00 ft +37.00 ft +25.00 ft

Longitutudinal Section Scale 1” = 3/32’

The residential scheme for incarcerated persons is based on a progressive tier model, where the stay of the resident is planned in phases of progression. Each of the residential blocks have a dedicated set of seminar rooms, art studios and workshops. These spaces are connected by a network of open spaces and common gathering areas that allow for maximum interaction. 6 / 45

A central portion of the site was further developed to a detailed design level. The corridors in the residential units are interconnected in a way that crowd control and security are at the forefront. The units have intermittent gathering spaces that encourage familiarity and allow for mutual surveillance.


Level 3 Level 3

Level 2 Level 2

Level 1 Level 1

Parallel View

Not To Scale

The corridors of the residences create a non-contiguous pathways that can be secured when needed. These pathways and the arrangement of the units also allow for common communal gathering spaces.

Axonometric Drawing

Level 5

Level 5

Level 4

Level 4

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up

Plan

Successive arrangement of the floor plans, along with tying tier units.

Level 5 Level 5

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Level 4 up

Level 4 up

Level 3

up

up up

Level 3

up

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Level 2

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Level 2

up

Level 1

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Level 1

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Floor Plans Scale 1’’ =16’


community

library

community residences

Iterations of arrangement of the units was achieved via combinations in the physical model.

Physical Model

community

residences

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Model Iterations

Poly-scalar models to be used for resolution of various details for the overall design and the detail chunk.

Various combinations of program arrangement were tried

via physical models. The permutations were informed by basic adjacencies. Resolution of details was achieved by increasing the scale of the physical model, so as to understand various micro-components in relation to each other.

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All the design schemes above have similar planning and adjacency strategies. There is equal distribution of public programs like workshops, art rooms and seminar rooms along the residential units. The staff housing always forms the perimeter for the inmate residences. Placement of commercial programs like the restaurant, retail and even public programs like library and auditorium are placed along the roads to provide and engaging edge, so to provide a secure campus and an inviting edge that allows engagement with the program without isolating the residents from the ancillary programs.


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A study of materials and spaces, to curate small gathering space to perform better.

Visualizations


frames & Facades

Frames + Facades

John Enright Studio // Fall 2016 // Individual Project

Locus (n) a particular position, point, or place. (n) a curve or other figure formed by all the points satisfying a particular equation of the relation between coordinates, or by a point, line, or surface moving according to mathematically defined conditions. The extension to SCI_Arc aims at expanding the formers reach and providing a more interactive campus that integrates SCI_Arc’s connected-continuous spaces philosophy with the urban fringe that it shares.

SCI_Arc currently is housed in a continuous quarter mile long building. In the proposed extension, various programs are divided into chunks that are placed inside various interconnected objects, so as to afford a more campus like quality to the institute. These architectural objects offer diversity of forms while acting as a cohesive campus. There is an attempt to establish dialogue between the programs proposed within the extension and the current SCI_Arc building. Succinctly, the objective of the formal massing is to induce movement and establish a discontinuous architectural space without losing connectivity or cohesion of a campus.


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The frame was the driving technique for spatial design. The frame however hides inside, hence transparent materials were used to bring out the aesthetics of the technique. This also helps keep the design monolithic and whole as intended.

Transparencies


Massing Strategy

Massing helps to divide the phase wise planning of the project and to create circulation corridors while still maintaining the overall monolithic aesthetics.

(i)

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( ii )

Entry-ways to SCI_Arc, these streets connect SCI_Arc to its immediated neighbourhood. The streets are derived as radial offshoots of the current building. These streets cut through the contectual monolithic form,

( iii )

( iv)

Linear Public Streets

2 A secondary street buffers the pedestrain traffic and connects the various programs of new SCI_Arc.

Meandering Circulation Street

3 This street network creates active voids that double up as activity or recreational spaces for both the offices and the SCI_Arc students creating free space for any visitor without compromising the security of the existing or proposed spaces.

4

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The final massing opnes up SCI_Arc as a campus to its neighbours, actively participates as a moitored open space and passively serves as a background for current SCI_Arc building.

Activating Circulation Corridors

Final Massing


Site Plan Occlusion Render

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3

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+ 46.00 ft

+ 32.00 ft

+ 18.00 ft

+ 04.00 ft ± 00.00 ft

Section AA Scale 1” = 3/32 ft

Level 7

Level 6

Level 5

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

West Elevation Scale 1” = 1/16 ft

The programs are distinctively divided into 2 kinds. This also is a deciding factor for phasing. The SCI_Arc programs make up one part of the extension whereas the office spaces make up the other program chunk. 16 / 45

The division of the massing for SCI_Arc is such that various objects house allied programs that ensure dialogue between building objects and provide for better interaction spaces between the massing.


UP

DN

Keck Hall

Graduation Space

3.00 ft

1.00 ft

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3.00 ft

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3.00 ft

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Magic Box DN

Ground Floor Plan Scale 1� = 1/32 ft

1 Administration + Finance 2 Print Shop + Cafe 3 Library + Media 4 Gallery 5 Auditorium

Plan

4.00 ft

UP

A

3.00 ft

4.00 ft

DN

2.00 ft

The plan shows the various ways the frame interacts with the spaces, both open and enclosed.

+ Entry Hall

1.00 ft

N

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palace of justice

Palace of Justice

Elena Manferdini Studio // Spring 2016 // Collaboration With Nithya.S

The courthouse has great significance as a public building, often shrouded in opaque monumental forms that signify dominance. Our version of the courthouse tells its story, quite frankly, with colours, opacity, reflections, often distorted giving a fair idea of where the action takes place, while hiding the actual proceedings. With our play in material transparency we are trying to strip away the ‘black’ cloak of mystery that usually tends to be associated with the aesthetics of a courthouse.

This transparency is orchestrated through both materials and actions. The facade colours inspired from LA skyline photographs, merge, stand out, fade in the ever changing cityscape. The interiors of the building reflect the similar layering as can be seen on the outside. The interior finishes are a constant interplay between transparent, opaque, reflective and translucent finishes that allows for internal and external reflections creating ambiguous moments within the building. The entries are raised so as to accommodate steps, to mimic the usual ‘climb’ seen in typical courthouses. The raised entry also allows for screening areas for various visitors before they are admitted in the building. The reflective finish allows for interaction amongst outsiders that are generally not allowed in.


Isometric View Federal Courthouse, Los Angeles

Library + References Private libraries for judges and law clerks are loacted in the tallest building, without public access. It is served by a private elevator.

Judge’s Suite Ancillary programs are re-orinted at the second level for multi-defendents court. These include judge’s chambers, offices, holding cells, attorney offices amongst others.

Multi-defendent Courtroom Special proceeding courtroom housing multi-defendent trials have larger areas for public to watch proceedings. The public entries are segregated from law personel entry.

En Banc Courtroom

Public Lobby

Axonometric Drawing

Public lobbies are stacked on top of each other, and have limited access to programs within. To ensure that the space and access is percieved larger than given, the walls of courtrooms are mirrored and the offices have a high gloss finish.

The various programs of the courthouse stacked against the tectonics that aid the program.

Courtrooms do not follow the typical plan at the multi-defendent courtroom level. Smaller En Banc courtrooms populate the floor in case of these levels.

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Typical Floor Plan Federal Courthouse, Los Angeles

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Tell Tale Facade The louvred facade changes colour through the day. The movement of the louvres indicate whether the court is in session.

Jury

Emergency Stretcher

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Segregated Circulation

3

The public circulation is restricted to a singular tower. The access is limited to only a certain courts, that allows for audience during proceedings.

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Public Public Public

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1

7

3

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5

Receding Slabs

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The receding slabs allow for visual continuity. This also ambiently lights all floors by creating an atrium like effect.

Defendent Judge

Jury

4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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Despite the apparent transparency, the secure programs stay within the core, giving just glimpses of what usually stays hidden. With the public at the periphery, the building screens itself with the people it serves. The courthouse interacts with the city, through its tectonic systems, indicating its hours of work. 20 / 45

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The building is framed within the site with the help of its context has brought about decisions of material finish, accesses, and even program orientation. My design process entailed controlling and balancing its object like features with actual mandatory requirements. This can be seen through planning, material finishes and tectonic elements.

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Courtroom En Banc Courtroom Judge’s Chamber Jury Suite USMS Offices Public Lobby Law Clerk Offices Holding Cell Open Administration Offices

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Transverse Section Federal Courthouse, Los Angeles

+ 450.0 ft Last Floor

+ 157.0 ft Mezzanine for Defendent 7th Floor

+ 145.0 ft 6th Floor

+ 0.0 ft Entry Level

Transverse Section

+ 45.0 ft Lobby Level

Sectional drawing revealing the public core and the changing privacy and programs across the length of the courthouse.

+ 330.0 ft Elevated Ground

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Sectional drawing revealing the public core and the changing privacy and programs across the length of the courthouse.

Visualizations


THE sYmBIOTE

The Symbiote

Marcelyn Gow Studio // Fall 2015 // Collaboration With Neeraj M.

The Symbiote, an alien life form, the amorphous and the undefined. Symbiote, derived from the symbiosis, alludes to a quality of entities, that are interdependent but are mutually exclusive. The Symbiote, ever so malleable, draws upon its archetype, exaggerates its qualities and assimilates itself into the context. Developing this concept further, the design derives from the qualities of Paris. Then it is processed through alienating digital processes, an intentional intervention to form the Symbiote.

The mediatheque is a conscious effort to fit and otherwise alien structure into the Parisian rationale. Sculpted according to both the needs of the program and the aesthetic cues from its context, the building tries to emulate familiarity through various hints in it’s final from. The process intensifies and exaggerates the notion of texture, details, resolution and scale. The Mediatheque, the symbiote, becomes the antagonist to the bibliotheque, as it reveals itself through sneak peeks and tries to combat the cityscape.


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The symbiote stands across from the bibliotheque, stark from its neighbors yet derived from their very geometry,.

Plan


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Feature walls screen the windows from direct light, providing daylighting to the interiors. The skylight gives way to ambient light inside.

The mediatheque draws in ample light through the skylight, providing ambient lighting to the reading floors via atrium.

The walls also mimic the pitched roofs of the buildings in the immediacy of the mediatheque.

The street level entry is designed to resemble a colonnade, ensuring aesthetic and spatial continuity of the Parisian facade.


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The massing of the bibliotheque derived from its surroundings, makes it stand apart rather than blend in. The extrusion of alpha images across X,Y and Z axis mimics the process of drawing plans and sections; but here context is literally used as is, giving the final building an alien look.

Design Evolution


dEsIGN dEVELOPmENT Fall 2016 // Team // Kaisi Hsu, Kun Wang, Krit P. Irem Iscan.

Design Development

This exercise focused on the design development of the Federal Courthouse ( designed in the previous term). The exercise included making a drawing set for the statutory drawings, material selection, structural strategy and circulation and access drawings, along with design report and material estimates.

A brief analysis of the various public programs such as public parks, schools, retail, galleries etcetera has helped to lay basic program diagram for the site. The residential scheme for incarcerated persons is based on a progressive tier model, where the stay of the resident is planned in phases of progression. Each of the residential blocks have a dedicated set of seminar rooms, art studios and workshops. These spaces are connected by a network of open spaces and common gathering areas that allow for maximum interaction within and beyond the facility. The incoming residents, are in close proximity to the staff quarters and have more mentoring initially, and as they come to the end of their incarcerated period, they move to more ‘free’ environ.


Descripti

Drawing Se

A.3.

SHEET NO.

STATUS

The roof and facade detail of selected courthouse. This detail is one of many details of the tectonic assembly.

3D Drawing

SHEET TITLE

1. Krit Puenpong 2. Kun Wang 3. Kaisi Hsu 4. Irem Iscan 5. Meenakshi Dr

DESIGNED &

No.

ISSUE DATES

NOTES

PLAN CHECK

05 10 00 STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING

05 31 13 STEEL FLOOR DECKING

09 61 19 CONCRETE FLOOR STAINING

05 12 16 FABRICATED FIREPROOFED STEEL COLUMN

05 10 00 STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING

05 31 13 STEEL FLOOR DECKING

09 61 19 CONCRETE FLOOR STAINING

05 12 16 FABRICATED FIREPROOFED STEEL COLUMN

05 12 13 ARCHITECTURALLY-EXPOSED STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING

05 12 13 ARCHITECTURALLY-EXPOSED STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING

05 12 13 ARCHITECTURALLY-EXPOSED STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING

06 83 00 COMPOSITE PANELING

05 12 13 ARCHITECTURALLY-EXPOSED STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING 05 12 33 STRUCTURAL STEEL FOR BRIDGES

05 31 13 STEEL FLOOR DECKING

05 10 00 STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING

09 61 19 CONCRETE FLOOR STAINING

INSTRUCTORS Herwig Baumgar Brian Zamora 05 12 16 FABRICATED FIREPROOFED STEEL COLUMN

Structural Consu Environmental S

CONSULTANT

SCAL Not t

PROJECT ADD 350 W 1st Stre Angeles, CA 9

07 05 43 CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS

05 31 13 STEEL FLOOR DECKING

05 10 00 STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING

09 61 19 CONCRETE FLOOR STAINING

05 12 16 FABRICATED FIREPROOFED STEEL COLUMN

05 12 19 BUCKLING RESTRAINED BRACES

05 10 00 STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING

05 10 00 STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING

08 88 00 SPECIAL FUNCTION GLAZING

05 21 00 STEEL JOIST FRAMING

05 12 33 STRUCTURAL STEEL FOR BRIDGES

08 88 00 SPECIAL FUNCTION GLAZING

05 12 00 STRUCTURAL METAL FRAMING

26 31 00 PHOTOVOTALIC COLLECTORS

U. S Federal C Angeles

PROJECT

Design + Doc

I.

Fal

Detail_1

08 8123 EXTERIOR GLASS GLAZING

07 05 43 CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS

05 12 16 FABRICATED FIREPROOFED STEEL COLUMN

0851 00 METAL WINDOWS

07 24 19 WATER-DRAINAGE EXTERIOR INSULATION & FINISH SYSTEM

06 70 00 STRUCTURAL COMPOSITE

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Stone Veneer Skin

Aluminium Panels

Public Atrium

Stone veneer is used as the finish material for the skin. It is supported on a steel framing.

Aluminium panels are placed along the periphery of the courthouse on all sides except the North facade.

The roof of the Public Atrium too features PV panels. The roof is lifted up from the rest of the surface so as to allow light to enter through periphery.

This facade has windows in it, that frame tinted glass.

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S

Public Atrium

North-light Skylights + PV Panels

Concrete Shear Wall Core

The public atrium is a continuous cavity and the only pocket of natural ventilation.

The roof recieves maximum solar radia tion, hence there is a PV panel array array on the roof. The PV panels rest on north light roof trusses. Thus, the panels face south while the roof brings in

The cores are a typical concrete shear wall structure. There are four cores located along the four quadrants of the building that support the floor slabs and take load from the courthouse floors above.

ery and is transmitted throughtout the length of the atrium by tesselated glass panels supported on steel structure.

courthouse level inside. The cores run vertically from the top to the basement of the building and provide lateral stability.

Des

PROJE

U. S Fe Angele

PROJE 350 W Angele

CONSU

Structur Environm

INSTRU

Herwig Brian Za

NOTES

ISSUE D No.

Steel Structure for Membrane

Metal Louvers

Openings in the Skin

Steel I-sections and flat sections are used to create a diagrid mesh that acts as a support for the stone veneer skin above.

Metal louvers are placed on the periphery of the building at the courthouse levels. These louvers allow greater control over light entering the interiors.

Since the stone veneer is a translucent material, there are openings in the skin to let natural light in. These openings are a part of the steel diagrid and structural elements of the opening rest on the steel system.

The steel support system acts as a form active system and partially holds its own weight. It is additionally supported on ground.

The louvres are supported on braced trusses that hold the periphery of the floors.

D

DESIG

1. Krit P 2. Kun W 3. Kaisi 4. Irem 5. Meen

The windows are mostly non operable and have tinted glazing.

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SHEET T

MEGA CH

PLAN C

STATUS


160'-00'' 2'-00''

TOP PARAPET LEVEL ROOF TOP LEVEL

20'-00''

158'-00''

138'-00''

20'-00''

10TH FLOOR LEVEL

118'-00''

98'-00''

9TH FLOOR LEVEL

20'-00''

20'-00''

2ND FLOOR LEVEL

±0'-00''

OFFICE VERTICAL CIRCULATION

PUBLIC VERTICAL CIRCULATION

OFFICE VERTICAL CIRCULATION

JUDGES VERTICAL CIRCULATION

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GROUND FLOOR LEVEL


PROJECT U. S Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles PROJECT ADDRESS 350 W 1st Street, Suite 4311 Los Angeles, CA 90012

SCI

SCALE 9/16 ”= 1’ CONSULTANTS Structural Consultant: Matthew Melnyk Environmental System: Jayme Lyzun

INSTRUCTORS Herwig Baumgartner Brian Zamora

NOTES

CORE 2

CORE 3

CORE 1

LEVEL 10 OCC. TYPE: A3 LOAD: 1/40 CONS. TYPE: II A AREA: 25600 SF OCC. LOAD: 640

CORE 4

ISSUE DATES No.

Description

LEVEL 9 OCC. TYPE: A3 LOAD: 1/40 CONS. TYPE: II A AREA: 45120SF OCC. LOAD: 1128

Date

STAIR THREE MAX LOAD: 200 (0.3’’ X 200= 60’ MIN WIDTH REQUIRED: 60’ WIDTH PROVIDED: 5’-0’’ LOAD CAPACITY PROVIDED: ENOUGH FOR 200 PEOPLE DESIGNED & DRAFTED

LEVEL 7 OCC. TYPE: B LOAD: 1/100 CONS. TYPE: I B AREA: 16800SF OCC. LOAD: 168

STAIR TWO MAX LOAD: 200 (0.3’’ X 200= 60’ MIN WIDTH REQUIRED: 60’ WIDTH PROVIDED: 5’-0’’ LOAD CAPACITY PROVIDED: ENOUGH FOR 200 PEOPLE

1. Krit Puenpong 2. Kun Wang 3. Kaisi Hsu 4. Irem Iscan 5. Meenakshi Dravid

SHEET TITLE

LEVEL 8 OCC. TYPE: B LOAD: 1/100 CONS. TYPE: I B AREA: 14000SF OCC. LOAD: 140

Section

LEVEL 6 OCC. TYPE: B LOAD: 1/100 CONS. TYPE: I B AREA: 26000SF OCC. LOAD: 260

PLAN CHECK SCI_Arc M.Arch 2 Fall 2016 STATUS

PROGRESS SET

Desig D

PROJECT

U. S Fede Angeles

PROJECT 350 W 1st Angeles, C

S N

CONSULT

Structural C Environmen

INSTRUCT

Herwig Bau Brian Zamo

SHEET NO.

I.M.K3 B.2.1

NOTES

Drawing Set : Sheet 12 of 29

Design + Development + Documentation

STAIR ONE MAX LOAD: 200 (0.3’’ X 200= 60’ MIN WIDTH REQUIRED: 60’ WIDTH PROVIDED: 5’-0’’ LOAD CAPACITY PROVIDED: ENOUGH FOR 200 PEOPLE

PROJECT U. S Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles PROJECT ADDRESS 350 W 1st Street, Suite 4311 Los Angeles, CA 90012

LEVEL 5 OCC. TYPE: B LOAD: 1/100 CONS. TYPE: I B AREA: 32000SF OCC. LOAD: 320

SCALE 9/16 ”= 1’

STAIR EIGHT MAX LOAD: 200 (0.3’’ X 200= 60’ MIN WIDTH REQUIRED: 60’ WIDTH PROVIDED: 5’-0’’ LOAD CAPACITY PROVIDED: ENOUGH FOR 200 PEOPLE

CONSULTANTS Structural Consultant: Matthew Melnyk Environmental System: Jayme Lyzun

INSTRUCTORS

STAIR FIVE

Herwig Baumgartner Brian Zamora MAX LOAD:

NOTES

200 (0.3’’ X 200= 60’ MIN WIDTH REQUIRED: 60’ WIDTH PROVIDED: 5’-0’’ LOAD CAPACITY PROVIDED: ENOUGH FOR 200 PEOPLE

STAIR SIX MAX LOAD: 200 (0.3’’ X 200= 60’ MIN WIDTH REQUIRED: 60’ WIDTH PROVIDED: 5’-0’’ LOAD CAPACITY PROVIDED: ENOUGH FOR 200 PEOPLE

ISSUE DATES No.

Description

STAIR SEVEN MAX LOAD: 200 (0.3’’ X 200= 60’ MIN WIDTH REQUIRED: 60’ WIDTH PROVIDED: 5’-0’’ LOAD CAPACITY PROVIDED: ENOUGH FOR 200 PEOPLE

Date

STAIR FOUR MAX LOAD: 200 (0.3’’ X 200= 60’ MIN WIDTH REQUIRED: 60’ WIDTH PROVIDED: 5’-0’’ LOAD CAPACITY PROVIDED: ENOUGH FOR 200 PEOPLE

ISSUE DAT No.

Des

LEVEL 4 OCC. TYPE: B LOAD: 1/100 CONS. TYPE: I B AREA: 45000SF OCC. LOAD: 450

LEVEL 3 OCC. TYPE: B LOAD: 1/100 CONS. TYPE: I B AREA: 56000SF OCC. LOAD: 560

LEVEL 2 OCC. TYPE: B LOAD: 1/100 CONS. TYPE: I B AREA: 70100SF OCC. LOAD: 701

LEVEL 1 OCC. TYPE: A3 LOAD: 1/40 CONS. TYPE: I B AREA: 82840 SF OCC. LOAD: 2071

DESIGNE

1. Krit Fa P 2. Kun Wan 3. Kaisi Hs 4. Irem Isc 5.Meenaks

SHEET TIT

Fire Exit / E

DESIGNED & DRAFTED 1. Krit Puenpong 2. Kun Wang 3. Kaisi Hsu 4. Irem Iscan 5. Meenakshi Dravid

PLAN CHE

Circulation Load

STATUS

SHEET TITLE Ground Floor Plan

PLAN CHECK

SHEET NO

Fire Egress Path

SHEET NO.

D1.

B.1.2

Drawing

STATUS

PROGRESS SETMaximum Reach Path

Drawing Set : Sheet 10 of 29

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The Lineup Visual Studies // Fall 2016 // In collaboration with Javier C.

The LineUp

This exercise is based on the idea of exploration of lines and surfaces and their superposition on one another. Using grasshopper scripts to generate many iterations, the final assignment was collage of models photographed by the use of robots which were then superimposed to make a composite to resemble the original object.

Using techniques like DESIGNO vs COLORITO CHIAROSCURO IMPASTO FLATTENING TROMPE-L’OEIL RELIEF PUSH-PULL LAYERING & MASKING SUPERPOSITION COLLAGE PASTICHE to make a composition by using all tools like drawings, models and photographs.


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One of many graphic plates that show the transformation of lines to surfaces. Grasshopper was used to create variable iterations of Sol Levitt’s incomplete cubes, so as to understand the transformation of lines to surfaces.

Graphic Plate 01


SHANTIVAN 2007-2014, Jr. Architect , P. K. Das & Associates, Mumbai

Shantivan

‘Shantivan’ is a luxurious residence for a single family and their esteemed guests. Spanning over 70000 sq.ft, the house is divided into many wings. As an intern and then an architect I have mainly worked over the design and the detailing of the interior spaces along with some landscape design. Making detailed drawings for the interior furniture and making as built drawings of the house.

Spaces in this house intermingle and seamlessly connect one another. This is a house that closely embraces the outdoors and achieves a structure of spaces beyond boundaries. Visually stimulating, the carefully orchestrated play of light, the warmth of its interiors, it’s remarkable scenography with defining art, all together sets out an memorable living experience for the family. These multiple and varying dimensions has indeed been the single factor for its oneness and the realisation of ‘ A House Together’. The motley family too is strongly bound together in this unique setting. Built-up Area: 7,000 sq.m Land Area: 27 Acres Period of construction: 2008-14


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View of the entrance foyer leading to the informal drawing room.

Foyer


Views of the House The house is interspersed with open spaces that give the house a light feel. The open spaces also allow for cross ventilation and cool the house.

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View of the outdoor court through the swimming pool.

Courtyards


VIDHAAN BHAVAN Competition Entry, Architect , P. K. Das & Associates, Mumbai

Vidhaan Bhavan

Vidhaan Bhavan was a invited competition for the design of the Legislative Assembly of Raipur. Spanning over 550,000 sq.ft, the assembly has a variety of programs that range from kitchens to congregational halls. I was one of the chief designers for this competition and was responsible for both the design and execution of the final document, including preparation of the tender.

We developed our design ideas for the Naya Raipur Vidhan Bhavan, coupled with very careful assessment of functional requirements and their spatial needs, reflected in the plans. The library building and the facility Center are proposed as independent buildings in order to facilitate their use and accessibility by all, at all times without necessarily disturbing the privacy and exclusivity of the core legislative functions and areas. Separate entrances, exits and circulation spaces for legislators, administrators, visitors and Governor along with VIPs have been proposed. The central hall is a distinctly independent landmark structure placed at the centre of the complex, seen and realized from within and outside at all times. A visual delight and a landmark for the Naya Raipur Capital Complex.


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Front elevation of the Vidhaan Sabha, the Legislative Assembly of Raipur.

The Golden Gate


Planning These plans show the overall program division and the accesses to the complex.

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The Vidhaan Sabha in situ. The proposed complex is but a part of the administrative district of Raipur.

Vidhaan Sabha


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Architectural Portfolio_ Meenakshi Dravid  

Selected academic and professional works from 2012-2017

Architectural Portfolio_ Meenakshi Dravid  

Selected academic and professional works from 2012-2017

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