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architectural portfolio//pooja kak


CURRICULUM VITAE professional experience Aug’10 - May‘13 JUNIOR DESIGNER/ TECHNOLOGIST, LOUISE MacDONALD DESIGN INC., Toronto, Canada • Created designs and produced permit drawings for over 20 projects within a time period of three years, under guidance of principal designer and construction specialist. • Managed projects including residential, commercial renovations and new additions. • Designed layouts, electrical and mechanical plans, elevations, with great emphasis on architectural detailing. • Ably managed all aspects of projects from start to finish. • Solely prepared interior/exterior 2D drawings, 3D renderings, sketches, schedules and final presentations. • Utilized upcoming methods of construction by conducting thorough analysis and task driven research. Dec’09 - Apr‘10 INTERN ARCHITECT, PLANET 3 STUDIOS ARCHITECTURE PVT. LTD., Mumbai, India • • • •

Conceptualized designs for public building based on form and function, shortlisted by client. Collaborated with senior architects and engineers for commercial and office interior projects. Managed residential interior project, including planning, designing, site assessment, client and vendor interactions. Developed presentations, 2D drawings and 3D renderings, working drawings and interior detail drawings.

Aug’07 - July‘08 FREELANCE ARCHITECT, LANDSCAPE DESIGN for Bungalow, Borivali, India • Created design options based on planning, environment and easy maintenance. • Handled project from start to completion, working closely with clients and site supervisors . • Led client meetings, site work, market research, specifications and cost evaluation.

other experience Dec’13 - Present VOLUNTEER, Toronto Society of Architects (TSA), Toronto, Canada • Volunteer assistance at TSA Year End Bash’ 13 at St. James Cathedral Centre. Sept’13 - Present VOLUNTEER, Architecture for Humanity Toronto (AFHTO), Toronto, Canada • Theme and program development for upcoming lecture series. Research and analysis for theme and potential speakers and sponsors. Program development. July‘08 - Sep’08 RESEARCH ASSISTANT, DTZ INTERNATIONAL, Real Estate consultants, Mumbai, India • Conducted research analysis and documentation of 58 Mill lands in Mumbai. • Identified aspects for potential growth and proposed ideas for future development. • Achieved on-time project completion through effective planning and organization. Dec‘06 - Jan’07 RESEARCH ASSISTANT, STUDY OF SYNAGOGUES, Mumbai, India • Documented and prepared presentations of Bene Israeli and Baghdadi synagogues in collaboration with students from Tel Aviv, Israel.


education Jan‘13 - Apr ‘13 Building codes and Regulations Ryerson University, Toronto, ON Sep‘12 - Dec‘12 Materials and methods Ryerson University, Toronto, ON 2005 - 2010 Bachelor of Architecture University of Mumbai, India

technical skills

transferable skills

AutoCAD Revit Photoshop Illustrator Indesign Sketchup with Vray 3ds max MS office Iwork

Strong knowledge of OBC Material and space planning Construction and engineering systems Cost evaluation and documentation Sense of detail and aesthetics Interpersonal and communication skills Team player

awards/honors/publications 2012 Research paper on 'Comparative Structural framing systems including wood, concrete, steel and masonry' Ryerson University, Toronto, ON 2009 Undergraduate thesis on 'Motion, Dance Training Academy' University of Mumbai, India 2009 RoMF (Remaking of Mumbai Federation as an Urban Planning project)addressing population density issues In collaboration with students from Columbia University 2008 Transparence’08 for design of fashion house University of Mumbai, India 2008 Zero Energy Housing Design’08 for sustainable home design ideas University of Mumbai, India 2007 Consolation prize for Times of India Office Interior Design Competition University of Mumbai, India 2007 Special Mention for LOUIS I. KAHN Trophy for documentation and research analysis of Bhor Wada, India NASA (National Association of Student’s of Architecture)

POOJA KAK (B.Arch) poojakak.2212@gmail.com 647 - 244 - 1299 12 Mograndale Road, Brampton, ON L7A 2K1 OVER 3 YRS EXPERIENCE in high end residential, commercial, public buildings and research analysis. Passionate and committed to designing with a sense of purpose, aesthetics and detail.


01 PROFESSIONAL WORK [2010 - 2013]

table of contents LOUISE MacDONALD DESIGN INC., TORONTO, CANADA RITZ CARLTON RESIDENCE, TORONTO, CA DUNVEGAN RESIDENCE, TORONTO, CA MISTURA RESTAURANT, TORONTO, CA JML HAIR STUDIO, TORONTO, CA

PLANET 3 STUDIOS ARCHITECTURE PVT. LTD., MUMBAI, INDIA HEMANG SHAH RESIDENCE, MUMBAI, INDIA J&K TOURIST CENTRE, KASHMIR, INDIA CLUB HOUSE, PANAROMIC RESORT, KARNALA

15 ACADEMIC WORK [2005 - 2010]

UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI, INDIA

23 COMPETITION WORK [2005 - 2010]

UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI, INDIA

26 MISCELLANEOUS

MOTION, DANCE TRAINING ACADEMY, GOA, INDIA CLUSTER HOUSING, MUMBAI, INDIA MARG HOUSE, MUMBAI, INDIA

TRANSPARENCE - FASHION RETAIL HOUSE PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS IN THE CITY

PRODUCT DESIGN

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01 LOUISE MacDONALD DESIGN INC.

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RITZ CARLTON, TORONTO - RESIDENCE RESIDENTIAL : NEW CONST. : ONGOING

ENSUITE MASTER ENSUITE SECOND BEDRM

CLOAK RM

GUEST BEDRM

STORE

H A L L W A Y

FURNACE RM

PWDR

BACK PWDR RM

SITUATED IN THE HEART OF DOWTOWN TORONTO, RITZ CARLTON IS ONE OF TORONTO’S MOST LUXURIOUS HOTELS. THE SUITE IS A COMBINATION OF TWO SUITES, ADDING UP TO 6000sq ft. THE PROJECT INCLUDED DESIGN FOR NEW LAYOUTS, ELECTRICAL AND FINISHES. A WIDE ARCH AT THE ENTRY OPENS THE LIVING AND DINING ROOM TO THE ENTRY HALL AND ALLOWS THE CLIENT TO EXPERIENCE THE BREATHTAKING VIEW.

MASTER WIC ENTRY VEST. LIBRARY

ELEV.

H A L L W A Y

ENSUITE

MASTER BEDRM

LIVING ROOM

ENTRY HALL

DINING ROOM

WIC

LIVING ROOM STUDY

FAMILY RM

KITCHEN

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VIEWS FROM ENTRY


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LIVING ROOM

LIBRARY

INSTEAD OF DESIGNING THE FAMILY ROOM AS JUST A TV VIEWING AREA, IT IS APPROACHED WITH THE IDEA OF MAKING IT A PERSONAL OASIS FOR THE CLIENT, WITH BOOKSHELF BUILT INS AND A STUDY NOOK.

FAMILY ROOM


DUNVEGAN RESIDENCE, TORONTO RESIDENTIAL : RENOVATION : ONGOING RO

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THIS RESIDENCE, IS LOCATED IN THE FOREST HILL AREA OF TORONTO. THE MAIN CHALLENGE WITH THE HOUSE WAS PUTTING THE LARGE MAIN HALL TO IT’S MAXIMUM USE. THE CLIENT WANTED THE HALL TO INVOKE A SENSE OF TRADITIONAL , YET MODERN ARCHITECTURE. INSTEAD OF JUST THE SINGLE STAIRCASE, THE MAIN HALL HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO INCLUDE A CLOAK ROOM , A GALLERY, A STAIRCASE AND AN ENTRY HALL.

PWDR ENTRY HALL

LIBRARY

REVISED MAIN FLOOR PLAN


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ENTRY HALL

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ARCHITECTURAL COLUMNS FLANK EITHER SIDE OF THE NEW ENTRY, WITH PANELLED ARCHWAY ABOVE. THE GALLERY SUPPORTS A GEOMETRIC ARCH WITH PANELLING . AT THE CENTRE OF THE GALLERY LIES AN ARCHED NICHE . USE OF TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS SUCH AS COLUMNS AND ARCHES, INDUCES A SENSE OF DETAIL INTO THE DESIGN, WHILE MODERN PANELLING AND FINISHES, KEEP THE HOME CONTEMPORARY AS WELL.

VIEW OF GALLERY


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DUNVEGAN RESIDENCE, TORONTO RESIDENTIAL : RENOVATION : ONGOING

STAIRCASE THE NEW STAIRCASE IS DESIGNED WITH INTRICATE PANELLING, RISING FROM THE BASEMENT TO THE SECOND FLOOR.

NORTH SIDE SECTION

SOUTH SIDE SECTION


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FAMILY ROOM

LIBRARY/ OFFICE

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07 LOUISE MacDONALD DESIGN INC. P R O F E S S I O N A L W O R K : ‘10 - ‘13

MISTURA, TORONTO COMMERCIAL : RENO : COMPLETED

BAR AREA

KITCHEN/ SERVICES AREA

DINING AREA

BAR AREA

TOILET AREA

VESTIBULE

entry

MAIN FLOOR PLAN

DINING AREA

COMPLETION PHOTOS


LOUISE MacDONALD DESIGN INC. P R O F E S S I O N A L W O R K : ‘10 - ‘13

MAIN FLOOR PLAN JML HAIR STUDIO, LOCATED IN THE YONGE AND EGLINTON AREA OF TORONTO, IS A GO-TO SALON FOR MANY. THE CLIENT WISHED TO REVAMP THE SPACE AND INSTILL A MORE MODERN VIBE. WITH BLACK AND WHITE BEING THE SIGNATURE COLOURS OF THE HAIR STUDIO PRODUCTS, THEY REMAIN COHERENT THROUGHOUT THE NEW DESIGN.

JML HAIR STUDIO, TORONTO 08 COMMERCIAL : RENO. : ONGOING


09 PLANET 3 STUDIOS ARCH. PVT. LTD

HEMANG SHAH RESIDENCE, MUMBAI, INDIA R E S I D E N T I A L

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THIS 3- STOREY, 18000 sq ft apartment IS located in the posh locale of Worli, Mumbai. The CLIENT WANTED THE HOUSE TO INVOKE A CONTEMPORARY RESORT FEEL AND WISHED TO GO BEYOND THE CONVENTIONAL HOUSEHOLD. EACH ELEMENT OF THE HOUSE WAS DESIGNED INDIVIDUALLY, INKEEPING WITH THE CLIENTS LIKES AND DISLIKES. TRADITIONAL INDIAN ELEMENTS SUCH AS, FLOWERS, JALIS ETC WERE INFUSED WITH MODERN MATERIALS LIKE MIRROR, METAL ETC.

MAIN FLOOR PLAN ENTRY MIRROR SCULPTURE WITH MOTIF

JALI ENCLOSURE FOR ALTERNATE DINING ROOM LAYOUT


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EXAMPLES OF IRREGULAR GEOMETRY

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THE TERRACE WAS DESIGNED TO REFLECT THE CLIENT’S FASCINATION WITH MYKONOS ARCHITECTURE; HOWEVER, IT WAS MORPHED WITH ANOTHER ELEMENT - GEOMETRY. THE DESIGN FOR THE DIFFERENT AREAS ON THE TERRACE, ORIGINATED FROM EXAMPLES OF IRREGULAR GEOMETRY, COMBINED WITH THE FINISHES ASSOCIATED WITH THE MYKONOS STYLE.

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STEPS [5] WALKWAY [3]

SITTING AREA [4] 5

TERRACE PLAN


FORM DERIVITIVES

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J & K TOURIST CENTRE, KASHMIR, INDIA P U B L I C

EAST-SIDE ELEVATION

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C O N S T.


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parking vehicular entry

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waiting library

transition space

vehicular exit admin cloak recp conf. rm

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public space

lobby

central plaza vehicular entry pedestrian entry

counters library

toil.

loading & unloading

kitchen

shopping arcade

food court

bldg 02

zoning plan THE SITE WAS HOST TO A PREVIOUS TOURIST CENTRE, WHICH WAS BURNT DOWN DUE TO a FIRE. THE Tourism INDUSTRY of kashmir WANTED TO PRESERVE THE ESSENCE OF THE OLD TOURIST CENTRE AND USE THE SAME SITE FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT. THE CONCEPT/ FORM OF THE DESIGN IS DERIVED FROM AN OYSTER. THE UNDULATED ROOF REPRESENTS THE SHELL OF THE OYSTER, WHICH IN CONCEPT IS PRESERVING THE BEAUTY OF THE OLD CENTRE (the PEARL).

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CLUB HOUSE AT PANAROMIC RESORT, KARNALA C O M M E R C I A L

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PROPOSED PANAROMIC RESORT The CLUB HOUSE is an addition to the already proposed Panaromic resort at Karnala. The client wanted an additional seggregated area which could be utilized for special parties. The Club house includes the banquet hall, restaurant and club, WITH a separate entry to itself. The concept for the design was GRASS RIBBONS. Just like the panaromic hotel sits nestled within nature; the club house extends out into the nature by VIRTUE OF these ribbons. The surrounding lanscaping morphes into the roof of the structures.

MAIN SITE PLAN


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BANQUET HALL FIRST FLOOR PLAN

club house zoning plan

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CONCEPTUAL VIEWS FOR CLUB HOUSE

BANQUET HALL GROUND FLOOR PLAN


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MOTION, DANCE TRAINING ACADEMY AT GOA, INDIA

PERFORMING ARTS are often a core curriculum area in education and seekS to expose students to ways to "express ideas and emotions that they cannot express in language alone".

accomodation

administration

library institutional CANTEEN

AUDITORIUM

roof plan ZONING plan


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fusion of planes

The main aim of the academy is to provide training in the Indian Classical Dance & Western Dance, thus allowing one to benefit from another. The same concept has been incorporated in the design of the academy, where one can see the fusion of one plane into another. The buildings are different blocks but merged into one, to form a common core. These planes are randomly organized, much so like movement itself, WHICH is free and liberal. The fusion is also seen in the landscaping of the building. The landscaping breaks and seeps into the building, forming an essential part of the design.

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MOTION, DANCE TRAINING ACADEMY AT GOA, INDIA section cc’

EASTSIDE ELEVATION

16m wide road

B’ PARKING PARKING

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ENTRY HALL

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entry

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PLAN AT 6M LEVEL road

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The Institutional block consists of two buildings intersecting each other at different levels. The blocks are kept integrated by an axis that is maintained throughout.The walls are aligned along the direction of the wind, such that, they create sleeves within the building, for better ventilation. Also, they prevent the corridors from becoming long and monotonous. The Institutional block includes two main academic buildings, connected to the administration and library. The Academy INCLUDES a National Centre for Performing arts that serves as a forum for revelation of talents concerning the Performing arts. The academy also provides for hostel and visitor accomadation. The main recreational area - The canteen is placed at the secluded part of the site with a beautiful view of the water body.


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SECTION BB’

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CLUSTER HOUSING AT FANASWADI, MUMBAI, INDIA

Plot no 10. at Fanaswadi under the C-Ward, is just another example of one of the many locations in Mumbai plagued with the problem of over-population. With buildings haphazardly built and people occupying every square inch of land, the aim of the project was to provide for vertical development to ease the congestion on land. The commercial area faces the road as the main essence of Fanaswadi lies in its busy roads and streets.The units constitute of 3 blocks each of different area specifications. They are placed on the three sides of the plot with a central recreational area.

puzzle parking system

residential parking commercial roadways landscaping

CENTRAL OPEN AREA

COMMERCIAL UNIT LAYOUT

ROOF PLAN

unit layout

PLAN AT 6m LEVEL


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SECTION BB’

SECTION AA’


IMAGES OF EXISTING WATSON HOTEL

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MARG HOUSE AT KALAGHODA, MUMBAI, INDIA

SECTION AA’ The WATSON HOTEL located in the Kala Ghoda district of South Mumbai is one of the oldest surviving cast-iron structures and the first pre-fabricated structure to be built in India. Situated in the heart of Mumbai, it was considered to be one of the finest Luxury hotels in India. Over the course of time, due to negligence by it’s owners, conservationists and people in general, the building has reached a deplorable, decaying condition. The aim of the project was to preserve the historic fabric of the building and redesign it as a centre for MARG - An Indian Arts Magazine.


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KALAGHODA IS ONE OF INDIA’S LARGEST ART DISTRICTS AND HOSTS THE ANNUAL KALA GHODA ARTS FESTIVAL. AFTER UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY OF THE WATSON HOTEL AND THE CULTURE THAT THE KALAGHODA PRECINT HOLDS, THE DESIGN INITIATED TO LINK THE TWO. THE ART GALLERY IS DESIGNED SUCH THAT, IT GIVES A FELLING OF BEING AN EXTENDED PART OF THE FESTIVAL. THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THE EXISTING STRUCTURE SUCH AS THE RAILING, ARCADE ETC., HAVE BEEN REVAMPED TO WORK WITH NEW FACADE TREATMENT, FINISHES AND DESIGN.


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TRANSPARENCE - FASHION RETAIL HOUSE, MUMBAI the competition design brief required To design a fashion house with maximum and creative usage of glass. THE INSPIRATION FOR THE DESIGN WAS SKIN; THE FIRST CLOTHING FOR A NEW BORN CHILD, THE DELICATE ENSEMBLE FOR ALL HUMANS, REFLECTED WITH GLASS. HAUTE COUTURE HIGH DRESS MAKING, WHY SHOULD IT BE USED ONLY FOR CLOTHES, IT SHOULD START WITH THE BUILDING TOO.

SECTION IMAGES OF INTERIOR STAIRCASE & RAMP

GROUND FLOOR PLAN


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C O M P E T I T I O N W O R K - ‘05 - ‘10

PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS IN THE CITY, MUMBAI

The Aim of the competition was to return the city to its primary users - the people on the street, by the creation of inclusive and barrier free urban environments, that can be rich and fulfilling. MAIN STATION PLATFORM

The site is located at SENAPATI BAPAT MARG which is home to many malls, showrooms and local shops and thus, has a high density of pedestrians. The concept for the design is SEMI - LOOP i.e. a loop that travels from one point to another. Thus the body of the subway is shaped in the form of rings. The undulating body (roof) of the subway attempts to break the monotony of the linear buildings around. SITE PLAN

EXTERNAL VIEWS

UNDERGROUND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS


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THE INK WRAP AND ROLL The aim of the project was to design an innovative option for an ink bottle, to replace the traditional rectangular box. The container functions as a roll and the bottle can be used by rolling the box out. The presence of PROTECTION at the base ensures that the bottle sits firmly. On rolling, the interior displays 3 arrows indicating the level of ink, for the users aid.

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