p o r t f o l i o j a n u a r y 2019
namrata Dhore EDUCATION Rhode Island School of Design: Bachelors in Architecture (Concentration in Politics and Policies , Nature Culture Sustainability Studies), Class of 2021 Columbia University In the City of New York : Summer Architecture Studio by Thomas De Mondeaux , August 2018 HBX CORe by Harvard Business School: Spring 2017 Ă‰cole Mondiale World School: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Class of 2016
TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES Computer (Mac and PC): AutoCAD,Rhino, Adobe Suite, Axure ,Invision ,Tableau, Diva ,Python for Rhino , Processing. Artistic: 3D media: plaster, clay , ceramics, model making 2D Media: oil paints, acrylics , gauche, water colours , ink ,pastels and charcoal Digital and Other Skill Sets: Film and video , photography, lighting setups, calligraphy, Wood-shop, Laser Cutting , 3D printing
WORK EXPERIENCE Set Design (ongoing) (Brown Unviversity PW Workshop) Teaching assistant (Adela Goldbard RISD Foundations Design Faculty) Teaching assistant (Deborah Coolidge RISD Foundations Spatial Dynamics Faculty)
ORGANIZATIONS RISD Campus Masterplan Committee Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children at RISD (FIMRC @RISD) : Vice President PRAXIS (RISD Student Run Gallery at RISD): Founder + Manager
urbanisms 1 COURSE: RISD ARCHITECTURE URBAN ECOLOGIES INSTRUCTOR: MANUEL CORDERO COMPLETED: DECEMBER 2018
Cultural + Social Context For this particular studio our designated site was Elmwood in South Providence . Historically the area has seen the time of relining and even a highthat acts as a physical barrieer between the affluent North Providence and the comparitively struggling South Providence. The South Providence community mostly consists of people of colour who have faced increased amouts of displacement and lack of job security in the neighborhood. Built Environment Context Elmwood mostly consists of family homes surrounded by institutions like the Rhode Island Hospital, Community College of Rhode Island and The Met High School. However, these institutions over time have taken over land by growing rapidly since the 1990s and hence has forced poeple out o fthe neighborhood. Dramatic impacts like that of rapid growth has left fewer housing options and increased displacemnt remarkably. (illustrated with sections on the left. )
social housing scheme
housing with commons
Hence for this project, I worked on developing a housing scheme which revolves around a small and local business based commercial street (diagrams on pervious page). The 2 unit and 2 level buildings have a policy where the owner buys the whole building but can lease the lower unit to small shops (along prarie avenue/ planed commercial street) and for housing (else where within the scheme). This way the owner atleast has one reliable source of income to keep up with the rapidly changing neighborhood. This project in turn focuses on reducing displacement within the neighborhood
The Design process For this project I wanted to push how I work with massing in and around the commercil streets hence I developed a code which which generates massing interations. An exact 16 number of black squares 20 white squares appear everytime the program is run. The black squares represents permutations of possible unit layouts.
line series 1 COURSE: RISD FOUNDATION DESIGN INSTRUCTOR: ALEJANDRO BORSANI & PAULA GAETANO ADI COMPLETED: MAY 2017
â€œTan Moireâ€? or Tangent Moire is code which makes use of a Tangent equation to form a Moire inspired print. However this software is quiet interactive. The user with a mouse press can change the input of the equation hence producing various different prints.
iterative drawing COURSE: RISD ARCHITECTURE DRAWING ANALYSIS INSTRUCTOR: CHELSEA LIMBIRD COMPLETED: MAY 2018
Original floor plan and furniture layout for Asilo Santâ€™Elia by Guiseppe Terragni
For this project I decided to do an interative drawings series about possible “deformations“ caused to the extremely grided structure of Asilo Sant’Elia by Guiseppe Terragni , Como, Italy and it’s impact on furniture layouts and spaces within th ebuilding. In short, how changing the rigid shape of a container can affect its contents. As seen in (6 of 50) drawings the walls and furniture layouts change over time. This inturn suggests that the way kids may learn in the kindergarden could also change. Key: Dots: More the dots,more the space is used by Professors Lines: More the lineweight, more the space is used by kids Orange: Represents adding space to pre-existing structure Blue: Rotating spaces to “defore grid“ of the structure
points series 1 COURSE: INDEPENDANT ALGORITHMIC DRAWING PROJECT INSTRUCTOR: NOT APPLICABLE COMPLETED: JUNE 2017
MAPPING SPEED COURSE: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SUMMER ARCHITECTURE STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: THOMAS DE MONCHEAUX COMPLETED: JUNE 2018
This project is a series of handrafted drawings which explore developing conceptual framework with digrams which later experess themselves prominently in architecture. Diagram Series 1 (Set of 3): These set of diagrams map the movement of people between 4 different materials. Each depicts data at 3 hour intervals(9 am , 12 pm and 3pm). The vertical lines represent a 15 second time mark. The horizontal represents one person and their trajectory between the 4 material zones. Hence, the movement of people is marked over time and this represents the rate of change between 4 four different material zones. Diagram 2 (Dotted and Dashed Axonometric) This is diagram represents the timeline of moving through a philosopher,s hut (to the right of the diagram). The dotted line represents slow speed with stairs that are wider and a room that takes longer to get to. The dashed line represents reletively fast speed with a room which is quicked to get to and stairs with less depth. Every line represents a 15 minute time interval. Hence, the digram maps the movement of the philosopher in between different rooms within the hut.