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PORTFOLIO NISHANTH RAO


AB O U T M E

A keen student, currently pursuing 4th year of Architecture at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus. Following my passion in Design, Art and Architecture has helped me gain confidence in taking initiatives to organise public events and comprehensive management skills for individual and group projects. Driven by everyday curiosity and willingness to aquire new knowledge and meet new challenges in the field of architecture. This approach has led me towards exploring the unconventional constant professional upgrades as well as fast integration in any working environment. I will make a positive contribution and achieving organizational goals.

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Born : 28 September, 1997 Nationality : Indian Profession : Student of Architecture Email : nishanttrao@gmail.com Phone : +971 56 129 4566 English | Hindi

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E DU C A T I O N 2015 - 2020 | Manipal Acadamy Of Higher Education, Dubai Bachelors of Architecture - ( 1 - 7 Semester Avg. CGPA | 8.85) 2013 - 2015 | Sharada P.U. College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India Pre-University College 2007 - 2013 | Sharada Vidyalaya, Mangalore, Karnataka, India School 2003 - 2007 | Indian School Muscut, Oman School E X P E RI E N CE Designed spaces for housing of cows in India for Shri Shaktidarshan Yogashram. Worked as an Intern in Al Saraya Engineering Consultancy. C O M P E T I T I ON S Tall Building Studios - First place Interuniversity Drama Competition - Second Place Participated in Design Hunt Challenge, 2017 Participated in Expo live Competition.


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T HE G R E E N C HAI N Tbilisi, Georgia


Rev i ving Tbilis i’s G reen Spa ce The project was located in Tbilisi, Georgia. Tbilisi experienced rapid urbanization during the since early 19th century bringing millions of inhabitants each time. However, this expansion happened at the expense of forest lands and other green areas. Currently, the total area covered by parks, public gardens and greenery zones in Tbilisi is very small compared to the built up-area and population living in the city. Through 1990s and early 2000s, green areas underwent extreme pressure of an unregulated and chaotic construction boom, turning parks and public gardens into building lots. Furthermore, in 2009, Tbilisi City Hall approved a new master plan for the city – “General Long-Term Plan of Development of the Capital City”. According to this master plan, agricultural and forest zones in newly-joined areas have changed their status to residential zones. It means that construction of residential buildings and development of relevant infrastructure is allowed now in these zones which will not happen without inflicting damage to the natural environment. Currently the Greenspace ratio is 5.6 sqm per inhabitant, compared to 13.0 sqm in the early 1980s. The decreasing greenspace aided with unregulated urban growth lead to alarming living environment. The rising air and noise pollution are some of their symptoms. Also, most parks in the city act as transitional space rather a recreational space. Though such parks have their own benefits, they do not fulfil the city’s dire need for Green recreational space.


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G L I MP S E O F TB I L I S I


L AY E RS

Built V/S Open

Mobility

Topography

Land Use


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History a nd Conte xt Tbilisi has underwent several chapters of heavy urbanisation along the riverside, since the early 19th century. With urbanisation, the riverside residential and open spaces were converted to or occupied by the industial sector and their roads. As the city flourished, these established roads became important primary roads, resulting in it’s increased width, thereby reduced riverside space. The river’s organic form was moulded; creating defined boundary. A strip of land was reclaimed in Dada’ena area; trimming the river distributary. With growing population parks and open spaces are repeatedly trimmed to acommodate their needs and requirements.

River

Primary Road

Reclaimed Land

Section AA’

Section BB’

Section CC’

Section DD’

Section EE’


Mi c r o A naly s is

Enclosure

Roa d Hierarch y

Lan d u se & N earb y Lan d m arks


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Community Space

The Green Bridge

Riverside Development

Green Stair


Z o n ing

Vehicular traffic is made one way and the bride is evolved to a walking Green bridge

Pier for transit to Rike Park

Vehicular traffic is redirected to allow for a  pedestrian connection between the parks

Permaculture Garden with Step seating Community Space, to create a focal point of interest

Recreational Area capitalising on green space utility

The walking bridge proposed connects 9th April to Dadaena park and capitalises on Active Frontages and view avenues. The space is revitalised using trellis and an amphitheatre The Green Chain will include: 1. Outdoor Community Space 2. Green Bridge (connecting 9th April Park and Dadaena Park) 3. Riverside Development (Dadaena Park & Rike Park) 4. Green Stairs

Plaza for community engagement

The walking bridge proposed connects 9th April to Dadaena park and capitalises on Active Frontages and view avenues. The space is revitalised using trellis and an amphitheatre

Pier for transit to Dadaena Park Active frontages- Restaurants/Cafesunder the Stairways.

Rike theatre retained for access


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Issu es a nd Co ns traints

Proposa l

In 2 012, after completion of Public Service Hall,the highway was widened. This resulted in felling of large number of trees and the pedestrian pavements being tapered. The link to the river was severed by roads and parking for the City Hall. The Public Service Hall, while serving as an architectural landmark, feels out of context with its surroundings.

We propose converting of the vernacular bridge between 9th april park and dadaena park into a pedestrian extension of the two parks. The aim of the green bridge is not only to establish connection between the parks (9th april & dadaena), but also to create a link between rustaveli and the green chain. This will in turn complete the fragmented segments of dadaena into a complete whole park; mak ing it more accessible and pedestrian friendly.

The bridge helps to connect dadaena into one.


Str eet | Gr een Br idg e


T r ellis | Gr een Br idg e


M ar ket | Gr een Br idg e


Market

9th April Park Green Bridge


Dadaena Park

Viewing Deck

Dadaena Park


Water fr ont | Rike Par k


Pr o p o s a l F o r Rike P ark The Rike theatre was overloaded with the volume of glass and steel that produces visual obstruction for perception of the park. Our proposal was to repurpose their exhibition hall wing of the building to not only provides a green stairs that connects the two levels and but alo an engaging platform for it’s pedestrias via foilage. New entrance to theatre within the canopied stairs

Rike Theatre (Repurposed)

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Waterbus Station (under the ramp) Green Creepers on Trellis

Docking Piers

Peace Bridge

Theatre wing is maintained

A’ Active Frontage (Shops under the Stair)

Open stair connection with plaza. The structure shell will act as trellis-canopy for the pedestrian

Stairs distributed more uniformly and seamlesssy

Section AA’


Ramp | Rike Par k


Pathway | Rike Par k


Plaza| Rike Par k


Water fr ont | Rike Par k


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B AY AF F I X Dubai, U.A.E.


B a y A f f ix | S aint G o bain Com pe tition The project was located in Dubai, U.A.E. The brief was to create a Multi-Comfort Housing for the residents of dubai using saint gobain products. To design a transcultural vibrant community development located in the perimeter of Cultureal Village (2nd Phase) of Dubai. The design will have to propose a viable combination of residential and public spaces (cultural, commercial) while respecting the plot characteristic and its history.


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L oc a t i o n Culture Village at Al Jaddaf encompasses 4 phases. The Saint-Gobain Contest Site is part of Phase-2 - a new thriving destination within Dubai, with a land area of 19 hectares approximately and a total Gross Floor Area of 400,189 m2. The goal is to create a dynamic and vibrant development offering attraction to the residents and visitors, while maximizing the benefits of the strategic public transport, proximity t o the waterfront, and history of the site.

P ro p o sed Mast erp l an - D u b ai P ro p ert i es

Si te S u r r o u ndings

Conne ctivity Emirates Towers

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

International Airport

CREEK PARK

Dubai Mall

WAFI MALL

Dubai Creek Tower

Burj Khalifa

Burj Al Arab

Acadamic City

Dubai Metro

Site

Dubai Design District


L AY E RS

Integration With The Surrounds

Road Hierarchy

Pedestrian Circulation

Bicycle Circulation


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Pe a c e I n U n ity In Dubai, we find a vast number of people from various cities with different cultures. Dubai has emerged as one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, catering to foriegn nationals from almost every country. The concept of the project defines or reflects four basis of diversity hosted by the Spirit Of The Union. Furthermore, the idea of jali which is inspired by ‘Burqa’ is integrated in the form for privacy and protection.

Peace

Diversity

The podium helps to support all forming peace

4 B a s i s o f D iv er s ity

A G E D I S TRI B UT ION

G E ND ER

ETHN I CI TY

P HY S I CA L A B I LIT IES

Pattern derrived from Burqa


D e s i g n P r o c es s


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W i n d A na l y s is

North-West Winds South-West Winds West Winds South / South-East Winds

The Bridges connecting the buildings help in generating wind pressure, resulting in better air circulation and natural cooling system

Sciography Morning

Noon Block - 1 Evening

Bridge

Block - 2

Block - 3 Commercial


F e a t ur es - More daylight - Open type design takes full advantage of views - The ratio of the living spaces v/s service spaces is about 17% which means it is efficient - Total number of flats are 243 - 3 BHK – 155 sqms. | 2 BHK - 125 sqms. | 1 BHK – 80 sqms. | Studio – 48 sqms.

Organic Farming Recreation Artist Studios

- The open kind of lobby helps in sight of exits in case of emergencies Water Evaporative Cooling

- Wide range of activities - It uses tradition type of construction, moreover uses saint gobain glass, which gives maximum comfort for the users.

Wi n g s

- Increase opportunity.

La yout

1 BHK | Wing 4 2 BHK | Wing 2, 3

Studio

3 BHK | Wing 1

1 - BHK

Studio | Bridge 1, 2 Core

2 - BHK 3 - BHK


M a s t er p l a n

1

Visitor Entrance

1 2

Dropoff 2

3

Deck

3 5

4

4

Visitor Parking 6

5

Entry And Exit

Am en i t i es 6

Basement For Park ing And Service


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Pl a nni ng

Bedroom

Studio | Bridge

Passage


Podium| Bay A ffix


Elevations

3 D P ri n t i n g

Plaza - 1

Organic Farming

Plaza - 2

Active Frontage

Truss

Pathways


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F O O D C ULT UR E Dubai, U.A.E.


F o o d Cultur e | I nter io r De sign The project was located in Dubai, U.A.E. The brief was to design interior spaces in a given space for a cafe’ or a restaurant to be used by at least 60 - 80 customers. The space provided is located in Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.


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M ul t i -P er s p ectiv ity In the study of narrative the term ‘multiperspectivity’ is employed in a variety of different and often incongruous ways. Food Culture has been reimagined as a warm dinning space with the right choice of materials and colors that decorates the space into a restaurant cum bar with a rustic feel. The restaurant con tains the five elements which provides a very comforting feel.

Fe a ture s

Te xture

The restaurant has used artificial intelligence and smart table to help the food lovers to have a visually connect to what they desire. The food served in the restaurant is served by robots.


Education | Food Cultur e


Dining | Food Cultur e


Pl an

Dining Reception Kitchen Changing Room Storage Customers Staff

Bar Washrooms


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C e il i n g p l a n Lighting Fixtures

Ceiling Ceiling Panels Sprinkler Fixtures

Air Inlet

Smoke Detectors

Air Outlet


Bar | Food Cultur e


5000

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

Kitchen

Level 1 0

Se ction AA’ Level 2 5000

Kitchen

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

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Level 2

Level 1 0

Se ction BB’

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Se ct i o ns


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V I LLA DE LR E Y Jaipur, India


V i l l a D elr ey | Villa D es ign The project was located in Teelawas, Sanganar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The design is a Client based project which involved an interaction with a client to design a villa in the city of Jaipur, India on hypothetical site of 50m X 30m. The site features a pond and an shaded outdoor seating area for passive evaporative cooling and to increase the humidity in the surrounding air. The brief was mainly to stick to the requirements provided by the client, Mrs. Sara Merchant, where she mainly demanded a design to be of a contemporary style, with an earthen touch to the facade. The villa would be summer getaway spot for her family. The design is planned considering the science of vastu sastra or feng-Shui.


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V i l la D el Ra y - L ux uary Villa

Lo cat i o n

Introducing Villa Del Rey, ‘Abode for the King’, a plush heaven fabricated exclusively for the budding officianado of arts who appriciate aesthetics in amalgamation with functionality, emulating the balance of Nature’s Intelligence. A home that sequestrates the cynical energies of the city bustle and renders complacent contentment of living with nature. In vicinity, of a sprawling Gated Community Project of Siddha Aangan, Jaipur, linked by the Delhi-Ajmer. Expressway with sev eral Educational Institutions in the neighbourhood, this project manifests to captivate its prospective clients with bigger canvases and smaller personalities.

BATHROOM 3

BEDROOM 2

LIVING ROOM 1

KITCHEN 1

P r ope rty Highlight Outdoor Seating

Open Plan Kitchen

Villa del Rey is articulated by the Jaipur inspired outdoor al fresco in the recognition of its courtyards knitting the multi-functional zones that blend the indoors with the outdoors seamlessly, ushering a fusion of the rich traditional building knowledge bank enhanced by the passive cooling strategy of the water body making it an intrinsic part of the clients’ lives.

An open concept living with a sleek and urban open floor plan that makes the integration of the open living, dining, kitchen bigger and brighter making this large “great room” efficient for whipping up meals, accomplish other household tasks and a hub for interaction that works a harmony as the most coveted multi-functional space.

Stepped Water Garden

Thermal Comfort

Taking cues from the traditional Indo-Islamic archi element in the prevalent hot fry climate of Rajasthan: a step well/ baoli inspired shallow water garden that simulates a partial moat sur rounding the outdoor sitting area.

The villa is protected from the environment by the façade that includes arbors above indoors and on the wall at the slab level, traditional and geometric motif pattern jail acting as a thermal buffer reducing incident wind temperature.


L iv ing Room | Villa DelRey


F l oo r P l a n Gro u n d F l oo r P la n Lobby

Closet

Living Room

Bathroom

Dining

Outdoor Seating

Kitchen

Water Garden

Gues t Bedroom

Parking

Firs t F l oo r P l an Lounge

Studio Master Bedroom Closet Bathroom


Open Kitchen | Villa DelRey


Outdoor Seating | Villa DelR e y


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B UR J T ANWA’A Dubai, U.A.E.


B u r j Tanwa’a | Tall B uilding Studio Project : Office tower in al barsha Type : Commercial This project was done as a part of the Tall Building Studio, The brief was to design an office tower with amenities for a site in Al barsha. The team consisted of students of architecture from various years of study. This project came first amongest eight other projects. Team members : Ghani Ansari, Jay Shah, Yasir Saeed, Celestine Niveditha, Poojita Kodali, Vadhana Gurushev, Nishanth Rao Focus Area : Sketching Date : December 2015 Semester : 1


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