PANKHURI MALHOTRA ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO 2015-2018
1 CURRICULUM VITAE
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS:
The American University of Sharjah Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Bachelor of Architecture (Currently a fourth year student)
M.A.D Award The American University of Sharjah Recipient of CAAD’s Motivation, Attitude & Dedication Award of the Academic Year June 2015
Modern School Barakhamba Road New Delhi, India High School Diploma | 2008-2014 Mayo College Girls’ School Ajmer, Rajasthan 2006-2008
Dean’s List: -Fall 2015 -Spring 2015 -Fall 2016 Winner -ISC-UNB UAE Open Squash Championship 2015 -Fitness First, UAE Open Tournament 2015 -Junior National Championship Chennai, India 2012
WORK EXPERIENCE & ACTIVITIES:
2017: Woods Bagot Internship Architecture Intern at WB, UAE.
-Adobe Photoshop -Adobe Illustrator -Adobe Indesign -Rhinoceros 3D -Kangaroo -VRay -Keyshot -Autodesk AutoCAD -Autodesk Maya -Google SketchUp -ZBrush -Microsoft Office -Lumion
-Physical Modelling -Hand Drafting -Wood Shop -Laser Cutter -3D Printing -CNC Routing
American University of Sharjah P.O. BOX 26666 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Student
Instituto Italiano dei Castelli Exhibited Drawings, Italy. 2016: The How & Why of Parametricism Workshop at D3, UAE. 2015: Study Abroad Seeing and Drawing in Italy. 1971 Gallery Exhibition Batch Entry Exhibit. 2014: Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award Participant for Fine Arts Category.
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PUBLICATIONS: The Archilogist Magazine January 20th, 2017 AIAS Booklet 2017-2018
CONTENTS This portfolio contains selected works from design projects developed during my time at the American University of Sharjah while persuing a Bachelor of Architecture degree. The projects were chosen to highlight a diverse scale and approaches encompassed in my design education and career. Explorations of space, tectonics, time, awareness, social interaction, and reactions to contextual influences have all been presented.
1) DUBAI DESIGN HUB ARC 401 PROF. IGOR PERAZA / PROF. CAMILO CERRO
2) 3x3x3 CABIN ARC 382 PROF. PATRICK RHODES / PROF. MATTHEW TRIMBLE
3) MUWAILEH MEDIATHEQUE ARC 301 PROF. IGOR PERAZA
4) PROTOTYPICAL ARCHITECTURE ARC 302 PROF. GEORGE KATODRYTIS
5) 2281 NW GLISAN ARC 301 PROF. IGOR PERAZA
6) CASE STUDY ARC 401 PROF. IGOR PERAZA / PROF. CAMILO CERRO
7) STRUCTURES DES 342 PROF. FAYSAL TABBARAH
8) ARCHITECTURE DRAWING DES 112 PROF. GEORGE KATODRYTIS
8) INDEPENDENT WORKS 2016-2018
5 MACRO ANALYSIS
DUBAI DESIGN HUB D3
ARC401 PROF. IGOR PERAZA PROF. CAMILO CERRO
In collaboration with Zenah Mahmod. The project required for a Design Complex that was to be located in the Dubai Design District area. In addition, we were given the opportunity to rethink the urban conditions and respond with a suitable program that attracted designers from all disciplines and activated the waterfront area. The approach employed here was that of a hybrid project, which grouped functions of a similar nature into three main volumes. The volumes established a link between the functions as well as a visual continuation that was to be facilitated by mediating elements. -Rhinoceros 3D -Autodesk AutoCAD -Vray -Photoshop -Illustrator -Lumion
6 USER ANALYSIS
7 GENERATIVE DIAGRAMS
8 OPERATIVE DIAGRAMS
The site allowed for a placement of volumes according to its surrounding connections, ie, the access point: waterfront, the more public spheres: pedestrian access, and the private functions: the car park area for the project.
The moves were made with regards to creating moments through actions such as carving out, exaggerative bridge, and an inhabitable skin with slight projections to allow for a variation in experience.
9 AXONOMETRIC + DIAGRAMS
10 SECTION + ELEVATION
+17.0m +17.0m +16.0m +16.0m +15.0m +15.0m
SECTION AA SECTION AA
SECTION BB SECTION BB
SECTIONS | SCALE 1:200 SECTIONS | SCALE 1:200
ROOF PLAN | SCALE 1:300 |
2. 6. 9. B
1. GALLERY LOBBY 300sqm. 2. RETAIL 1500sqm. 3. STATIONARY 100sqm. 4. BOOKSTORE 100sqm. 5. SUPERMARKET 100sqm. 6. AMPHITHEATRE SEATING 130sqm. 7. LIBRARY LOBBY 100sqm. 8. LIBRARY CAFE 70sqm. 9. STORAGE 20sqm. 10. HOUSING LOBBY 60sqm. 11. RESTAURANT 120sqm. 12. COFFEE BAR 40sqm. 13. FAB LAB 120 sqm. 14. DROP OFF POINT 15. LECTURE HALL LOBBY 100sqm.
1. HOUSING 100sqm. each
B FOURTH LEVEL PLAN | SCALE 1:300 |
ENTRY LEVEL PLAN | SCALE 1:300 |
5. 1. PRINTING AND 3D FACILITIES 200sqm. 2. WORKSHOPS 300sqm. 3. LOUNGE 100sqm. 4. LECTURE ROOM 500sqm. 5. LIBRARY 250sqm. 6. BRIDGE 7. DECK 100sqm. 8. ARTISTS LOUNGE 120sqm. 9. GYM 200sqm. 10. YOGA ROOM 100sqm. 11. STUDIOS 200sqm.
1. EVENT SPACE 200sqm. 2. MEDIA ROOMS 60sqm. each 3. HOUSING 100sqm. each 4. AMPHI READING SPACE 200sqm. 5. LIBRARY & REFERENCES 400sqm. 6. OFFICES 30sqm. each 7. LECTURE HALL GATHERING SPACE 150sqm.
1. HOUSING 100sqm. each 2. EXUBERANT GALLERY 800sqm. 3. OFFICES 30sqm. each
B FIRST LEVEL PLAN | SCALE 1:300 |
B SECOND LEVEL PLAN | SCALE 1:300 |
THIRD LEVEL PLAN | SCALE 1:300 |
15 ENTRANCE RENDER
16 RENDER FROM OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE
MARCH 15, 2017
In collaboration with: Abdukarim, Adomas, Nafaa, Prathyush & Zenah.
1. SOUTH ELEVATION (OLD) 2. SOUTH ELEVATION (NEW)
1. STAIR ELEVATION 2. LANDING DETAIL (OLD) 3. LANDING DETAIL (MODIFIED)
A small cabin was to be designed through a series of discrete, interrelated details. In contrast to what is seen as a typical design process, the main focus was on the details in order to allow the cabin to evolve through the relationships of the parts, rather than working based on an overarching formal conceot or toward some predetermined idea of a whole.
MARCH 15, 2017
ARC382 PROF. PATRICK RHODES PROF. MATTHEW TRIMBLE
1. FLOOR TO WALL DETAIL (OLD) 2. FLOOR TO WALL DETAIL (NEW)
MARCH 15, 2017
-Hand Modelling -Rhinoceros 3D -Autodesk AutoCAD -Vray -Photoshop
18 EXTERIOR RENDER
MUWAILEH MEDIATHEQUE PUBLIC LIBRARY
ARC401 PROF. IGOR PERAZA
This project aimed at introducing a new construct into the urban fabric of an otherwise mundane setting. Since each building on the given site followed the same typology, my approach was to ensure that the visitors of the library enjoyed an internalised experience and this was achieved by using perforated bricks and wooden louvres on the facades of the building. This allowed for privacy from the neighbouring buildings as well as the tempering of light. I also introduced a lightwell within my construct which illuminated the top two floors and provided ample lighting suitable for the preferred environment in a library. -Rhinoceros 3D -Autodesk AutoCAD -Vray -Photoshop
23 SITE ANALYSIS DIAGRAMS
24 STRUCTURAL DIAGRAMS
25 GENERATIVE DIAGRAMS
26 CIRCULATION DIAGRAMS
29 SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVAL
30 SECTION + ELEVATION
33 EXTERIOR RENDER
34 LOBBY RENDER
35 COLLAGE OF SPACES
PROTO ARCHITECTURE GALLERY SPACES
ARC302 PROF. GEORGE KATODRYTIS Moving beyond false assumptions that nurture a passive understanding of structure as an a-spatial and secondary system in architecture, this project will begin to problematize structure as an integrated system within architecture, one that is spatial, performative and poetic. Having begun with the exploration of the folded plate system, I was interested in exploring the flexibility of its form. For that purpose, I created a module for myself and began aggregating it in different ways. An interesting aspect about these aggregations was that the combination of modular fragments formed continuous spaces internally. In order to incorporate these ideas into the concept of a gallery space, I decided upon the notion of ramps facilitating the exhibition of various artworks. -Hand Modelling -Rhinoceros 3D -Autodesk AutoCAD -Vray -Photoshop -Maya -Keyshot -Grasshoper -Kangaroo
36 ORIGAMI EXPLORATION
37 ACETATE PAPER STUDIES
38 PHOTO MONTAGE_SPACES
39 PAPER MODELS
41 PHOTO MONTAGE + EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC
42 SECTIONAL EXPLORATION / PHYSICAL MODELS
43 PHOTO MONTAGE
44 PHOTO MONTAGE
45 SPACES RENDER_1
46 SPACES RENDER_2
47 PLAN + ELEVATION
PROJECT ANALYSIS 2281 NW GLISAN
ARC401 PROF. IGOR PERAZA
This case study allowed for the exploration of various design principles incorporated within the NW Glisan project. By analysing and studying the plans and sections , one can understand the reasoning behind each decision taken by the architect in order to facilitate the programs designated to the construct. These techniques were further applied in the design process of the Muwaileh Mediatheque Library.
-Rhinoceros 3D -Photoshop -Hand Drafting
48 MATERIAL STUDY
49 DIAGRAMMATIC EXPLORATION
51 SITE ANALYSIS
INNOVATION TOWER / ZAHA HADID ARC401 PROF. IGOR PERAZA PROF. CAMILO CERRO In collaboration with Ayat Rahal.
Through an analysis of the Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid in terms of its placement on site, the organisational principles applied, various important landmarks around the site, and an area analysis helped in the understanding of the establishment of various modes of access in the project such as pedestrian, vehicular and public vs. private access. This in turn facilitated in the design of the Dubai Design Hub, in which similar techniques were employed in order to extract the maximum essence from the surrounding context whilst accomodating for pedestrian movement throughout the project.
53 MATERIAL ANALYSIS
54 CIRCULATION ANALYSIS
55 EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC
ARC342 PROF. FAYSAL TABBARAH
In collaboration with Hussein Hijazi & Leila Said.
Introduces the classification and behavior of structural elements and systems most relevant to the design of architecture. Includes the fundamentals of structural analysis, types and classifications of structural dynamics, properties and performance capacity of the primary building materials, and structural elements. Individual structural components and topics are presented in relation to system types and classifications. Emphasizes the dynamic relationship between components and systems. Covers the structural design process including the collaborative nature of working with a structural consultant in a professional office environment.
-Rhinoceros 3D -Hand Modeling -Vray -Photoshop -Keyshot
56 PROJECT IMAGES
57 PERSPECTIVAL DRAWING
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING THE OPEN HOUSE
ARC112 PROF. GEORGE KATODRYTIS
This drawing course involved the study of a house in order to allow the student to draw it in various architectural styles. The context in each drawing style has been provided in order to enhance the environment of the spaces being experienced by the users of the construct.
-Hand Drafting -Photoshop
59 ELEVATION OBLIQUE
61 ACETATE PAPER STUDY
INDEPENDENT WORKS 2016-2018 Summer
Over the course of the summer, I experimented with various techniques such as deconstruction, collaging and spacial reconsideration. These illustrations showcase my exploration in terms of space and mapping, understanding and depicting the various organisational elements of an area, and using those to further aid the way one designs whilst keeping these factors in mind. Through collaging, I rearranged various components of design elements in order to create new spaces and experiences, allowing the integration and weaving of these features to recreate spaces.
-Photoshop -Illustrator -Collage -Rhino 3D
62 MARRAKECH: MOBILITY
63 THE MOUNTAIN CITY: ORGANISATIONAL DIAGRAM
64 NOLLI MAP STUDY
65 EMBT COLLAGE : DECOSTRUIRE SPAZI
66 FACADE ANALYSIS : LES HOUCHES
PANKHURI MALHOTRA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT OF ARCHITECTURE THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH P.O. BOX 26666, SHARJAH, UAE EMAIL: email@example.com PHONE: (+971) 564842869