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1. Architection

2. Metropol Parasol

4. Balint House

3. Functional Container

5. The Dove Rise

6. Hibernacullum


ARCHITECTON conceptual design

The objective of this project was to work with space and form through consecutive design operations. It is based on Malevich’s Architectons. To do so initially the study of different types of spatial verbs was required. Combining these spatial verbs will let to get unexpected forms that are the result of an oriented, progressive and consciously thought process of formal creation. The starting point for developing this project was, on the one hand, studies Architectural Theory and Precedents and, on the other hand, the combination of Ordering Systems seen, such as axis, symmetry, hierarchy, rhythm and datum transformation. At last, the project was intended to expand the skills of abstraction, intellectual and aesthetic criteria of the student carrying out a final work of architectural composition and graphic design.


F e a t u r e ss de Stijl “We speak of concrete and not abstract painting because nothing is more concrete, more real than a line, a color, a surface.�

Simple Geometries

Bold colors, bold lines

Orthogonals

- Theo Van Doesburg Primary and neutral colors

Rectangular planes and prisms


The main project of reseacrh was Schroder House by Gerrit Rietveld.

Schroder House “The reality that architecture can create is space.� - Gerrit Rietveld

First step was to study the ordering systems and operative forms used in the house. After studying these, a combination of operative forms is used for the architecton process. The final outcome is a result of all these operative forms. The steps used explained as follows.

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Architecton Process 1. Extrusion 2. Pack | Extrusion

3. Stack | Offset

4. Array + Stack | Intersect


5. Pack | Shift

6. Reflect + Pack | Extrusion

7. Final Form


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Extreme Context - Tokyo “The environment we build and we project ourselves ends up shaping us afterwards.� - Unknown

Tokyo is one of the densest cities in the world. The floor area ratio in Tokyo ranges from 750 in Osaki to 1590 in Otemachi (Chiyoda District). Since the project is expandable with unlimited design opportunities, it can be a solution of the ever increasing space problems in Tokyo. The project is transformed according to the requirest of the Chiyoda District in Tokyo. The transformations are as follows.


Architecton Transformations


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software skills

METROPOL PARASOL

The objective of this project was to use and test the skills learned in the Level 1 training of Rhinoceros 6.0. For the objective of this project, we had to choose an already existing project that uses parametric architecture. I chose Metropol Parasol because I feel that the project exaggerates the use of cures and parametric design. The project is in Seville, Spain. It is designed by the J. MAYER H. Architects and was completed in the year 2011. The “Metropol Parasol� scheme with its impressive timber structures offers an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols. All the drawings, renders, and diagrams for this project are done purely in Rhino.


Buildi ng Geom etries 1. Required Geometries

2. Extrude + Blend

3. Contours

4. Contours Extrude

5. Podium Geometry

6. Final Form


Top View

Elevations


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sustainable design

FUNCTIONAL CONTAINER

The objective of this project was to design a prototype house that should employ affordable, resourceefficient, and both user and eco-friendly technologies in constructing a solar-powered net-zero residential unit. The architectural design of this 75m2, one story, one bedroom (plus one deformable room) sustainable house, the prototype will address relevant conventional, modern, and innovative architectural elements to accommodate a group of two to three visiting professionals in such arid climate. The temporary residents will be exposed to creatively embedded cultural and historical values of the UAE. These values will be properly integrated into the Solar Hai’s urban design features such as walkways, roads, gutters, and power distribution system to reflect the message that the prototype smoothly functions within a community.


Features G r e e n Box “I don’t think sustainability is a design aesthetic, any more than having electricity in your building, or telephones, or anything else, it’s an ethic, a basic consideration that we have to have as architects designing buildings.” - Robert Stern

Container House

Screw Pile Foundation

Movable Walls

Openable North Facade


Passive Sustainability By studying the climate of Dubai, the best and most efficient passive, active and structural systems are used.

Open plan and combination of canopied windows on north and east


Active

Structural

Sola Tube Hydroponics Solar Panels Shipping Containers Missng Systems

Screw Pile Foundaaon


Environmental Behavior Summer Day

Summer Night

Winter Day

Winter Night


Floor Plan

Scale 1:100


Exploded


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BALINT HOUSE software skills

The objective of this project was to use and test the skills learned in the Level 2 training of BIM Revit. For the objective of this project, we had to choose an existing project. The project I chose is called Balint House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. The project is in BĂŠtera, Spain and was completed in the year 2014. This project gave me a chance to learn how to draw a parametric design in BIM. The project boasts a curvy roof and a rectilinear yet elliptical base. This helped me to learn a lot about the different tools that I can explore while learning Revit Level 2. All the drawings and renders are done purely on Revit.


Site Plan

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DDFT 475 BIM II FALL 2017 Professor Alex Albani

Mehak Singhania Balint House Phase III

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DOVE RISE detail design

The objective of this project was to design an office building where people are motivated to work, interact with each other, share and gather in a special workspace that makes people feel so comfortable that they don’t want to leave. The project is divided into three phases - design, detail design, and MEP design. The site of the project is the Ministry of Finance building in Dubai. We were expected to demolish the building and create a new office which was suitable for that area and Dubai too. Based on the site, we came up with the idea of making an urban farm. This place will have hydroponic farms and labs and offices that test new technologies. The project was handled by a group of three. Each team member contributed equally to designing and detailing the project.


Features Urban Farm The office space is hydroponic farm and reseacrh center. The project is very well suited for the site and the climate of Dubai.

Hydroponic Farm

Pigeon Tower

Fragmented Identity

Research for new crops

Sustainable


Site

Programs

The site is sutiated in the heart of Dubai. It is next to the creek and offers a great view on the North side.

The project houses both public and private areas. The public areas are located on the ground floor.


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HIBERNACULLUM conceptual

The objective of this project was to design a Martian habitat. When people go to Mars for the first time, they will be 220 million miles away under extreme conditions. The distance and the thought of never going back does a lot of psychological damage to the human mind. The challenge was to create a psychologically stable habitat that houses all the needs of Martians. The design should also be suitable for Martian conditions. This means taking into account the aerodynamics, terrain, temperature, and gravity of Mars. The result should a pure Martian habitat that would not work on Earth. This also means introducing new building techniques, materials, and structural systems. The project should also be ready for any kind of emergencies such as dust devils that might occur on Mars. But the most important task is to keep all this in mind and still design a human-friendly environment where architecture and humans are in a symbiotic relationship.


Mart ian Psyc hology Mars Chology “Going to Mars, not only will people become invested in the safety and wellbeing of the explorers, but also there is that drama, that sense of suspense as to whether or not they can survive, on a world that they were not made for.� - Ann Druyan

Isolation

Confinement

Extreme Weather

Far from Earth

No prior experience of Mars


Concept The inspiration for this project comes from the Kelp plant that grows in the deep ocean and forms a dense system of the microenvironment. Kelp forests have been described as one of the most ecologically dynamic and biologically diverse habitats on the planet. Kelp species are considered as keystone species or species whose presence affects the survival and abundance of many other species in the ecosystem.

1. Aerodynamics

2. Sunlight

Twisting & tangling helps with dust devils on Mars.

Structure and skin bring more sunlight to the project.

3. Contours

4. Stress Reduction

The project responds to the contours of the site.

Entangled areas house the most psychological spaces.


Site

Bubble Diagram

Programs


Floor Plan


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