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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

PORTFOLIO

NEHA HARISH


Impressions

Wants. Needs. Affordance. The three Vitruvian alternatives was always a quest in design. Architecture has the power to shape spaces for the occurance of events coupled with a temporal eloquence. It has the widest span of influence, with the power to affect anybody who comes in contact with it. Shaping involvement, curiosity, perceptions - it always had the power to envgorate reactions. This very capability is what has always managed to fascinate me. The spectrum of architecture is large and I seek to put forth my contributions into this creative field. This portfolio is a compilation of a series of passionate works that was outpoured during the curated ventures. It is every bit a compromise, as also a promise. The studio expirience documented has been produced through multi-disciplinary approaches that deemed fit to the pretext of every project, representing the conglomeration of values I hold as an architect for today and tomorrow.

Convictions

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PERSONAL SKILLS

INNOVATION

TEAM WORK

CONCEPTS

LEARNER

NEHA HARISH

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS CONTACT AUTOCAD

+ 91 7829061666 #362, Banashankari 6th stage, Bengaluru - 60 neha.harish.96@gmail.com www.behance.net/neharish www.linkedin.com/in/neha-harish-a47998123/

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ABOUT ME HAND ILLUSTRATION A strong believer in the strength of design and what it can achieve through the process of space making coupled with synthesis, aimed at humanizing architecture at all scales. Also a hard worker dedicated to learning and expanding my knowledge base and skill set through continual interests in the field of architecture.

MODEL MAKING ANALYTICAL WRITING LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

EXTRA CURRICULARS EDUCATION Bachelor’s program - B.Arch

RV College of Architecture, Bangalore 2015-Present CBSE Board

Sri Kumaran Children’s Home Bangalore Board examinations - 93.2% 2013-2015 ICSE Board

Sri Kumaran Public School Bangalore 2002-2012

Sporting Played for - Karnataka State (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014) At - National Basketball Championships Workshops - Fractal Design workshop - VIT University, 2016 - WEVID - Analytical written expressions in Architecture By: Nandita Srinivas, 2018 Architectural analytical writing View work at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p79o_8P14Tr-AiGXuP7ArEoGioCerbpJ Model United Nations Vice Chair - Marvel Fictional committee - Awarded Best committee 2017 Leadership School Assistant head girl - 2011 School Head Girl - 2012

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CONTENTS ArriĂŠrĂŠ Marine Ecosystem Research and Eco-tourism Centre Kumta, Karnataka

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Bisociation Campus - Multi-disciplinary Design institution Bettahalsur, Bengaluru

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Trigon Interactive transit centre MG Road, Bengaluru

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Technical Drawings Working Drawing venture for an Office Building Bengaluru

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Forge(ry) Experimental bamboo workshop - Design and build Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu

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Haze Fashion design - Competition - Winning entry Bengaluru 4

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An inadvertent opposition between the purity of the site and the repercussions that came with the introduction of the program formed the primary concern. Coastal climatic architecture has a complicated relationship with the ground. Architecture then had to react singularly towards creating a new relationship between the program and the user, while holding its ground with regional values. In order for this to evolve regionalistic response towards climate coupled with a reactionary approach towards local socio-cultural issues formed the datum over which the built came about.

Arriéré “The land has always been a provider; producing essentials, be it crops, minerals, or other valuable resources. But the minute you place a building on top of it, it only consumes and consumes and consumes.” - Vishwanath Srikantaiah, (Zenrainman) Rain water conservationist


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Architectural design

Studio

VII

Studio Mentors

Raji Sunderkrishnan | Swetha Gowri | Govind Rao | Diya Bannerjee

Project type

Marine Ecosystem Research and Eco-tourism Centre

Concept painting - Of columns and coasts

Process models

Arriere

Studio VII

BRIEF

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The studio confronted each of our personal position on Climate Change and how the impending apocalypse is not arriving tomorrow; we are in it, breathing its air. On collectively decision, these issues took up the lead to be addressed and explored in terms of Architecture: the implications and possibilities. What can Architecture become

when we look at it through the window of socio-cultural-contexual stories. PROCESS The culmination of physical-geographical studies of the Deccan plateau as transects across the Indian Peninsular, led to the categorization of cli

matic zones, in which the concerned site lay in the Coastal climatic zone. it was imperative to understand the macro-scale impact of anthropogenic events; with a large research component focusing on regionally-relevant ecological and social issues pertaining to Climate Change and Urbanization. This weaved the program for the intervention.


Transept study across peninsular India - Aided climatic zone demarcation

Design model

won’t affect the initial conceptual hypothesis) in order to achieve maximum benefit from the implantation of a number of activities on site while at the same time offer a relatively stable aesthetic.

Through the anachronistic advocation of arriere grade, different points of the site are identified as points of eating, vocational training, etc. The constancy offered by the point grids are avoided by the presence of the programmatic bands. Two large variations in grid points across the site manage to hold man and nature together.

Studio VII

To adhere to site complexities, the role of architecture inclines towards being impermanent. In other words, the proposal is to establish a method where there is architectural specificity combined with programmatic indeterminacy (where any shift, modification, addition, subtraction or replacement

POINT GRIDS

Arriere

PROPOSAL

Site morphology

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Site plan - Ground level Legend: 1. Entry pavilion 2. Eco-tourism wing 3. Visitor centre 4. Community edge

5. Knowledge courtyard 6. Vocational training deck 7. Research wing 8. Landscape determinate zones

Arriere

Studio VII

Site maps of various parameters

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9. Temporary research sheds 10. Bamboo potential structure 11. Viewing deck 12. Outdoor camping sheds


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Arriere

Studio VII

Master plan - With Landscaping strategy

North elevation

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Various sections across the built

Model zoom ins

Arriere

Studio VII

THEORY

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Single column - point of demarcation in space. Grid of columns - suggests rigid framework of totality. Column breaking from the regulating grid implemented variably along a coastal condition to redefine the coastal infrastructure. Considering the possibility of the architectural column evolving from

its typological understanding, it helps elevate the program as a field condition. EMBODIMENT New architecture is possible only with new and redefined relationships between the programme and the user. Establishing a new relationship be-

tween column-material-function helps in repurposing the use of the humble column and initiates it’s influence on the built form of the elevated landscapes in coastal India, leveraging new equations between what is private and public. The architecture of climate change thus, becomes the base for a coastal intervention that serves the needs of the communities.


Arecanut shingles layed on top of mangalore tiles

Bamboo roof structure

Cement gutter

Arriere

Studio VII

Infill wall with bamboo wattle and mud-cement daub

Exploded exonometric - Structural system

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Exposure to the outside was what drove this entire project. Be it exposure to people alike, dislike or no people at all, exposure became crucial. The world is rapidly moving forward with innovations and it is our responsibility to make architecture keep up its pace. Current models of campus centres call for landmark buildings that bankrupt the institutions. Addressing roles that a space plays for cognitive intuition and improvement allowed fo the creation of built environs that aided in enrichment of expiriences. Also addressed was the die down of spatial awareness due to the monotonous exposition of the same spaces to students all year round. Making spaces that were lively enough, by engaging enough sunlight throughtout the year, made it possible for a campus that reacted well to its context and was vigorously engaging.

Bisociation “The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.� - Jean Piaget, Visual Artist


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Architectural design

Studio

VI

Studio Mentors

Sandeep Sen | Anil Achar | Gaurav Sareen | Ishwarya

Project type

Campus - Multi-disciplinary Design institution

Concept painting - Of intersections and invigorations

Studio VI

Bisociation

Layers - Transparence, Access, Green and Vistas

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BRIEF

PROCESS

PROPOSAL

The intent of the studio was to understand the creation of spaces of learning - formal, informal and interactive processes of learning and the role of the built environment in creating these spaces. The site was situated adjacent to an abandones granite quarry, calling attention to ecological, sensitive and sensible reactions.

The exercise began as a series of case studies to help understand how contemporary teaching and learning methods are incorporated in institutional buildings. By adopting strategies of shading, interconnections and strategic view points, the form was arrived upon. Revival of the abandoned quarry provided cues to lanscaping strategies.

By advocating design thinking, a new mode for learning creative fields was enforced through the design of spaces that fluidly allowed for interchange and constant back and forth exchange. The built acted as a beacon for various factions of a design institute, closely holding asscociated disciplines to ensure crosslinking.


Contexual constraints

Studio VI

Bisociation

Conceptual proposal

Conceptual proposal

Site physiology

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Studio VI

Bisociation

Site plan - Level 1

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Legend: 1. Academic block 2. Administrative block 3. Stationery counter 4. Plotter section

5. Connecting courtyard 6. Department studios 7. Textile wing 8. Animation wing 9. Work exhibit

10. Faculty housing 11. Department labs 12. Vertical studios 13. Material repository 14. Waterfront viewing deck

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Plan - Level 2


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Rotating mechanism

Level 3

Level 2

Sectional eleavtion - Showcasing size and human scale

Studio VI

Bisociation

Level 1

Door detailing

Exploded axonometric - Intermediate flloors housing the various design factions

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Plan - Level 3

Plan - Level 4

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Sections across the built

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Spot sections denoting planting strategy

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Studying water systems in quarry trenches - Rain water harvesting strategies through landscaping

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The landscape is treated as a communal extension of the built, in continuity of the internal language. Just as the process of design which is cyclical, landscape too continuously engages with the built to create new definitions what borders exist between the two.

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LANDSCAPING STRATEGY

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Use of native planting and tree palette on site

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The project called for a building that reacts immediately to the site that sat sandwiched between two busy streets of Bangalore. The proposal is for a building that integrates the 3 S’s of design - Structure, Services and Skin. The Road, the Street and the Site - became primary markers for the evolution of deisgn, keeping in mind the necessity to project a future possibility for the city of Bangalore. Highly influenced by the urbanity of the context and the high concentrations of pedestrians and vehicles, the remodelling of the transit centre was the studio intent - in order for the context to decongest itself. The intervention aims at being a catalyst for unifying technology driven interacion and the intimate coexistance of interaction pockets.

Trigon “Architecture has to be cavernous, fiery, smooth, hard, angular, brutal, round, delicate, colorful, obscene, lustful, dreamy, attracting, repelling, wet, dry, and throbbing. Alive or dead. Because with architecture, we don’t want to exclude everything that is disquieting.” - Wolf D Prix

Coop Himmelb(l)au


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Architectural design

Studio

V

Studio Mentors

Himadri Das | Vagish N | Swati Jain | Ankur Choudary

Project type

Urban scale - Interactive transit centre

Concept painting - Of collisions and culminations

Planar vector

Service core insertion

Primary structure

Emphasizing the primary sturcture

Creation of the binary bays

Secondary structure in place

Creation of quarternary bays

Articulation of the grid to suit needs

Conceptual mutations of the 3 systems

Trigon

Studio V

SITE - CONTRADICTORY JUXTAPOSITION

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The clarity in the movement pattern in the Metro Transit on the other side of MG road is well established. Even the most unfamiliar person can be led to their destiny by just following the general crowd. Whereas, the programme in the intervention entails a higher expentancy of the users spending larger

amounts of time in the built spaces. This led to the juxtaposition of mobility patterns that enforced the user to be aware of the surrounding they exist in and to create a sense of pause. The ‘pause’ allows for a decision lag that can be utilized in informing the user of the atmosphere that they are in. This design intent is brought about

by a structured chaos which not only is functional but imparts a sense of awareness to the space that it occupies. This has been achieved along the lines of intertwined movement pathways that open out into a central atrial space that is pierced by the intervention of the concourse from the other side og MG Road, into the larger void.


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Level 3

Studio V

Plans at various levels- showing the relation with the ground

Trigon

Level 2

Level 1

Conceptual section - Showcasing the intent

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Model of built

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Levels 7,8,9

Trigon

Studio V

Plans at various levels

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Concept for the built form


Present Metro transit

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TRANSLATION

Unfamiliarity doesn’t pose a problem in transit stations. Various attributes of the programme is adjusted along the vertical promenade of the central core. Interest is create through the use of incentives along the intended path to guide the user traffic. Interconnections - visually as well as perceptually - are established through the puncturing escalators in the atrium. While preserving the easy of access in a transit centre, maximising intermingling of interactive spaces helps remodel the built space into an interactive one.

The site sits across the existing metro transit station, onto where the principles of the 3 S’s is applied. A central core, housing important aspects of access and mobility, dictates the composition of the spaces around it. The horizontal support systems run outward from the core anchoring the fringe programs. Secondary structural supports run perpendicular to the prior, thereby dividing the plane into a quadruplet and transforms a binary system into a quadruplet system of cantilevers.

Trigon

PROPOSAL

Studio V

Design proposal

Development models

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Skills are the strongest assets to an architect, right after innovative power. Technical drawings are an important tool in bringing to light the visions. The studio focused on producing good for construction drawings for a real time client to help understand the various stake holders in a live project and the collaborative efforts necessary to build an envisioned project.

Technical Drawings “Architecture has to be cavernous, fiery, smooth, hard, angular, brutal, round, delicate, colorful, obscene, lustful, dreamy, attracting, repelling, wet, dry, and throbbing. Alive or dead. Because with architecture, we don’t want to exclude everything that is disquieting.” - Wolf D Prix

Coop Himmelb(l)au


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Working Drawing Studio

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Studio Mentors

Phani Ram Pingali | Anupriya Saxena

Project type

Technical drawings for an Office Building XX

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Entry

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Work stations

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TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN

150 mm th. parapet wall

3094

100mm th. waterproofing

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25mm th. Riser 150mm Slab

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25mm Screed 5mm Groove

DETAIL 1

Soffit plaster 50x50 MS Handrail 37x37 MS Baluster 25mm Tread 25mm Screed

Baluster 40x50mm 25mm Tread

Fixed glass to edge

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25mm th. Riser 25mm Screed 150mm Slab

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150mm th. slab

3094 SECTION STAIRCASE DETAILING

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DETAIL 2

Mosquito shutter

Glass shut

WINDOW DETAILING


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Terrace LVL. +9.90m

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Third floor LVL. +9.90m

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Second floor LVL. +6.90m

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First floor LVL. +3.90m

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3000

Entry Level LVL. 0.00m

Basement LVL. -4.20m

SECTION - XX

Burma teak wood frame

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Glass shutter 8mm th

ELEVATION

Mosquito shutter

1ft. x 1ft. Vitrified tiles

SECTION

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10mm Washbasins with lever perforated taps Tile drop PLAN Burma teak

PLAN

Tile drop

Water level meter Wall mounted mirror

TOILET DETAILING - TILE LAYOUT

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Computational art had gripped itself to the conformity of aesthetic form-making. Having no prior understanding of the strong influence that a site owes to its project, this proposal was carried out for purely undertsanding the relationship between mathematics and nature. Being subject to fractal multiplicity, the interconnections between design and material involvement was perceived. Real life scenarios of group decision making held prior significance, as the product belonged to each of us, as did the process. The applicability of a strength filled tensile material such as bamboo was tested in the dry-air context of central Peninsular India. Final insertion of a historically significant site alowed for its inclusivity in any given site, giving it transient power.

Forge(ry) “Yet as one reads the remainder of Deleuze: The Clamor of Being, one quickly discovers that Badiou in fact adoped a quite different strategy in approaching Deleuze. Despite the announced intention, the book does not contain a single discussion of Deleuze’s theory of multiplicities; it avoids the topic entirely.� - Daniel W. Smith, Mathematics and the Theory of Multiplicities: Badiou and Deleuze Revisited


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Transdisciplinary Studio

Vellore Institute of Technology

Studio Mentors

Jaffer AA Khan | Dr. Fleur Palmer | Takbir Fatima | Madhuri Rao

Project type

Experimental bamboo workshop - Design and build

Forge(ry)

Experimental workshop

Collaboration in process

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INTENT

PROCESS

CONCEPTION

‘Fractal Design Workshop’ was a weeklong intensive workshop focused on providing a hands on experience to work with geometries based on biomimicking through mathematical computational art. The aim was to challenge the monodirectional design trajectories with evolution of 2D to 3D and then a potential 4D.

Formulated fractals emnating from different materials produced a plethora of capable iterative alternatives.Initial stage of placelessness, allowed for a reverse process of design from models to generate proposals with a probability of dynamism and unpredictability.

Taking into account the historical significance of the fort and the visual axis established between the observer and the gopuram behind the fort, the pavilion was to develop horizontally, serenading the foreground. Clues of stability from the site led to the unanimous decision to choose the triangle base fractal that led to future developments.


FRACTAL DEVELOPMENT Basic fractal unit consists of three sized tetrahedrons. Each of these tetrahedrons comprise of a right angle and an equilateral base. First iteration - Unit forms by attaching the smaller tetrahedrons to the side opposite to 90-degree angle (following a decreasing order of size of tetrahedrons).

Second iteration - Angle in the base unit was fixated to guarantee stability. Addition of two struts helped make the fractal stable with fixed angles. After doing so we used the equilateral triangles in the fractals to connect it to the other fractal units based on the rule: Ax + By; By + Cz; Cx + Az; The fractal unit has two active tetra-

hedrons and one passive tetrahedron. The passive tetrahedron holds the fractal unit together while the active tetrahedrons provide the faces for the form to grow. The form grows by connecting two equilateral triangles of the same size such that the ‘x’ side of one unit coincides with the ‘y’ side of the second unit, the ‘y’ connects to the ‘z’ of the next and so on.

Forge(ry)

Iterative fractals

Experimental workshop

Render of pavilio on site

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Architecture as an art form of precision has, for years been deprived of its direct contribution towards the industry of fashion in the contemporary world. This was an attempt to blur the boundaries between architecture and other eminent principles of practice with the ideal to reach architecture back to the people who use it. Many theories in practice have been derived from theories prevelant in other fields, but there has seldom been an attempt to trace back to its roots, making architecture seem irrelevant and subsequent perception of it being alien. On all scales of work, this relationship between the non-autonomous profession of space making and its influencers was the ultimate intention. The attention to detail is the prime custodian of all attempted works, while material becomes a master for preciding over achieving the goals.

Haze “Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” - Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel, Founder, Chanel


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Haze

Extracurricular

Competition

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Extracurricular

RV College of Engineering Cultural Festival - 2018

Collaborative members

Namitha Gurumurthy | Kirthan Shekar | Weniz Wills

Project type

Fashion design - Competition - Winning entry

VISION

COLLABORATION

Design, being perceived as a different entity, away from the natural proceedings of the daily, was to be taken back to the user. A complete transformation from being an isolated realm to being a collaborative platform, placing focus on its end user was the intenton. The sequence was thus an attempt at blurring this specific divide.

Students of art, product design and architecture came together to distill out words that are common across all principles in order to apply them to realise the sequence. Words such as harmony, balance, unity, hierarchy, repose, accentuation, symmetry, asymmetry, contrast, rhythm, scale, gradation, repetition, vitality and restraint were

chosen as themes to be reinterpreted as vocabular clues for creating pieces with the same visual impact. Colour, material and texture were also made to coordinate with the larger idea of the unifying themes. Another centralising theme was the simplicity of the idea that had to be presented to the audience, and their understanding stood as the proof of blurring the intended boundary.


Haze

Extracurricular

Designs embodiments

Conceptual sketches

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This portfolio is created solely for the purpose of application for internship in architectural organisations. All works are primarily carried out by Neha Harish, unless otherwise mentioned. ‘

neha.harish.96@gmail.com www.behance.net/neharish +91 7829061666


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