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Art Work & Photographs

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Margadarshi

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CC Hub

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National Defence Academy

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High Speed Rail Link

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Old Age Home

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Studio Apartment

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Internships

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Workshops Attended

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Prajna Aigal Born 1st January, 1994

I believe that architecture affects the nature as much as nature affects architecture. Architecture today needs to live, breathe and coexist in its environment, whether that environment is man-made or natural.

EMAIL

ar.prajnaaigal@gmail.com MOB#

+91 9964113059

In this depleting world, self-sustenance is becoming more desirable day by day. My interest lies in making architecture more adapting and sustainable to today’s changing environment.

Made in India

Edu cat ion & Ex pe r ien ce

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AUTOCAD

1998 - 2010 New Horizon Public School

SKETCHUP

Passed ISCE with first class with distinction

2010 - 2012 New Horizon PU College Passed PUC with first class with distinction

2012 - 2017 BMS School of Architecture

3DS MAX PHOTOSHOP INDESIGN

Passed every semester with first class with distinction Consistently been a topper

Oth e r

2016

SKETCHING

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Poetics Eco-Habitats Internship

2017 4site architects Internship

W o rks h ops A t t e n ded 2012 Building Construction Workshop held by BMSSA

2013

MODEL MAKING PHOTOGRAPHY

L a ng u a g es ENGLISH HINDI KANNADA

Mud Contruction Workshop held by Jackson Porretta

2014 Photography Workshop held by Burzis Pithawala

2015 Stabilized Mud Construction Workshop held by Mrinmayee

2016 Permaculture Workshop held by Red Soil Nature Play

2017 Rammed Earth Workshop held at Red Soil Nature Play

FRENCH


C u r r i c u l u m E x t r a - c u r r i c u l a r

Academi c Ach ievem ents 2012 Won Design Competition

E X P E R I E N C E

• Participated and won many

• Rashtrapati level Guide - Volunteered at many

• Rashtrapati award holder

from Bharat Scouts and Guides

Designing spaces below the flyovers to make them more lively

2013 Awarded “Best User of Library”

2015 - 2016 Displayed work for “Reubens Trophy” in NASA 6th, 7th & 8th semesters design & building construction sheets

2016 Published in the BMSSA Newsletter

• Participated and won awards

for “best out of waste” competitions in school and college level

• Participated and won awards

for many arts & crafts competitions in school and college level

Awarded a scholarship from BMS College Board For being the “most outstanding student”

organisations as a part of being a guide such as Rakum Blind School, Indranagar and Spastic Society, Indranagar

- Attended many Camps and Jamborees

- Patrol Leader of my Guide Patrol in School

• Hosted many events as a part of the Formal Events Team in ZoNASA 2014

I N T E R E S T S

•Sketching •Painting •Arts & Crafts

- DIY Stuff – Learning to do things off of the internet and Youtube

•Photography •Travelling •Crochet •Singing •Playing the Guitar

• Cleared Junior level Karnatic

• Sold many of my hand-made crochet items – was even a part of the BMSSA Open day

•Dancing

• Was a part of the school

• Organised workshops for

•Watching documentaries

7th semester design project - “CC Hub”

2016

A c t i v i t i e s

A C H I E V E M E N T S awards for talent competitions in school and college level (mostly for singing and dancing)

V i t a e

music exam with first class

Choir group

• Was a part of the college

band in New Horizon and BMSSA

• Went up to semi-final round in Clean and Clear FreshFace 2011 • Poem published in the school monthly newspaper twice in 2008

“Red Soil Nature Play”

•Reading


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Animal-assisted therapy involves the use of animals to help humans deal with physical or emotional issues. Although this therapy has a lot of benefits, it is unheard of in India. This therapy can help a wide variety of people, not just people with physical or emotional issues, but also people suffering from stress and loneliness. By providing a space where, people can interact with dogs, whether those dogs are their pets or not, can significantly improve the quality of life, by reducing stress and loneliness.

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For this, inclusions of open spaces which allow the entry of pets becomes an essential part of an animal assisted therapy centre. In the urban Indian context today, open spaces for pets are given last priority. A need for these spaces has increased over the years, and has to be addressed. Even if already existing parks or up-coming parks cannot be made animal friendly, spaces already allotted for animals can be improved to accommodate these open spaces. For this, the Veterinary College campus in Hebbal was considered as a site for this project. Addition of “animal and pet friendly spaces” will help boost the efficiency and face-value of the campus.

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Public Parks Private Parks and Grounds Vacant Land

HOUSING FOR DOGS SPACE FOR ANIMAL DOG SHOW PAVILION ASSISTED INTERVENTIONS

PLAY AREAS

HUMAN+DOG SPACE

OVERNIGHT CARE DAY CARE THERAPY SPACES TRAINING SPACES

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TRAINING SPACE PET SHOP DOG SPA

ZONING & END USERS

PLAY AREAS

DOG PARK

PARKS AND OPEN SPACES


Dog Park

Sports’ Centre Dog Housing

Animal Assisted Therapy Centre

Big Dog Area

Small Dog Area Existing Building Boys’ Hostel

Running Track Training School

Tree Platform

Dog Housing

Play Area

Special Housing Zone

Existing Building Housing Quarters

Activity Centre & Therapy Space

DOG SHOW PAVILION Dog Show Arena Preparation Area Multi-purpose Halls Interaction Spaces Space for Stall and Shops

ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY CENTRE Therapy Rooms - Open - Semi-open - Closed Activity Centre - Comfort Room - Library - Lounge Area - Tree Platform Training School - Classrooms -Training Ground

DOG HOUSING

SPORTS’ CENTRE

DOG PARK

Housing for different dog breed groups - Herding - Sporting - Hounds - Working - Non-sporting - Toy - Bharat Hound

Running Track

Small Dog Area

Swimming Pool

Big Dog Area

Agility Course

Human + Dog Area Restaurant Dog Spa

Special Dog Housing Area Pet Shop Play Area

MASTER PLAN

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Preparation Area Dog Show Arena

Classroom

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- Comfort room - Library and Lounge - Tree Platform STONE

THERAPY - Open, Semi-open and closed therapy rooms and spaces - Physical therapy centre

SEPERATION OF PROGRAMS

ENTRY

- Seperation area - Feature walls explaining about AAT and history of dogs

TRAINING

- Classrooms and training ground - Rehab for dogs - Staff Room

UNIFYING THE FACILITY By using Parasols

Due to the varied program and materiality of the facility, using a unifying roof to create a feeling of oneness will be desirable. This is achieved by means of parasols; which also act as solar energy harvesters and rain-water harvesters.

CONCRETE

Sunlight

Light weight filler blocks Perforated walls with slits on the sides of to the performance space

Perforated walls on the sides in front of and opposite to the performance space Filler blocks used to cover the perforations leaving a few open to let in light

Rain Water

BAMBOO

This lets in light and ventilation

DOG SHOW PAVILION Exploded Detail

Providing a space which is semi-permanent which can be dismantled when the space needs to utilized for some other purpose.

in Animal Assisted Therapy Centre

Each part of the facility will have an accent of a certain material so as to give a different visual and textural feel. This helps in identifying the different parts of the facility and gives these parts a unique identity which will help someone with a challenge to associate a certain intervention with a certain material either visually or texturally.

PARASOL

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Therapy Rooms

View of AAT Centre Activity Centre

PLAN

Animal Assited Therapy Centre & Dog Show Pavilion

View of AAT Centre Training School

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Tree Platform

KEY PLAN


CHARACTERISTICS of Different Dog Breed

ARRANGEMENT OF SPACES

According to similarities between different dog breed

By analysing the different characteristics of different dog breed groups, the spaces for them can be made to their liking.

For Herding Breed

For Sporting Breed

For Hounds

For Working Breed

For Terriers

According to the similarities and differences between the dog breed groups, the breeds that will interact well with each other can be located close to each other and those which do not can be seperated.

For Non-sporting Breed

For Toy Breed

For Bharat Hound

DOG HOUSING

For Individual Breed Groups

PLAN

KEY PLAN

Dog Housing & Sports’ Centre

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Published in the BMSSA Newsletter “Reverb” March, 2016 Issue

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Present in the CBD of Bangalore, this Commercial-Cultural Hub is meant to integrate a cultural space within a commercial environment. Located on Palace Road, next to the ‘Pete area’ of Bangalore, this building is meant to compliment the surrounding market area rather than compete with it. As this area is very congested and dense, creating an open breather space by incorporating a “plaza” like space which acts as a “bridge” between the cultural and commercial spaces will appeal to the crowds moving around the site. Also maintaining a green cover in these areas becomes important. This Hub consists of a commercial “shopping-mall-like” space, an office tower and a cultural centre, housing a gallery, workshop space, an auditorium and theatre spaces. Joining these two major blocks is a plaza-like space which houses artisan and street shops, cafés and eateries and hang-out spaces. This creates a cultural-oriented commercial space, which is lacking in the city today.

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COMMERCIAL G to 4 Retail 5 to 22 Office

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G to 1 Gallery/Workshop 2 to 3 Auditorium 4 to 5 Cinema

PUBLIC ‘PLAZA’

Interaction space Bridge between culture and commercial

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National Defence Academy s i x t h

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C O N C E P T

A National Defence Academy (NDA) is an institution for young cadets interested in joining the army after their 10th grade. It consists of 3 parts namely an army training centre, navy training centre and air force training centre. Along with these 3 training institutions, there are also common spaces for all the three. The site for this institution is in Krishnagiri, on the edge of the reservoir. This site is apt for this institution as it has the suitable terrain for all the three institutions such as, hilly terrain for the army training; a water body close by for the navy training and flat terrain for an air force run-way.

Square blocks pushed to give the illusion of balance.

An architectural language for this project is developed by using the concepts of “balance and stability” which defines the Indian Armed Forces. Hence the buildings have cantilevered floors to show balance and flying buttresses of brick and steel to give a feel of stability. Brick has been used as the principal material here to give a rugged and natural look to the buildings. Brick is also used to regulate the temperature of the buildings and because it is easily available around the site.

Adding building fins to show stability.

Staggered floor plates

Service core running through the entire building and connecting all the floors

This also creates an interesting architectural language

CANTILEVERS

SERVICE CORE

BUILDING FINS

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INDOOR HEALTH SPORTS CENTRE

CRICKET STADIUM

HOSTEL MESS

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ACADEMIC BLOCK + LIBRARY

M A S T E R

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SUPPORT STAFF HOUSING

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HOSTEL

GUEST HOUSE

VISITOR’S AREA


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The High Speed Rail Link (HSRL) was proposed to give a direct connect from the CBD of the city to the airport. Located at one end of MG Road, there are all kinds of different activities taking place around the site such as commercial, educational, leisure, official and governmental. Housing a bus stop, an underground metro station, a taxi and auto stand, a drop-off point and multi-level parking, this building is almost like an “intermodal transit hub� of sorts. The building consists of a series of squares rotated along its axis to different degrees. This gives it an illusion of movement and a dynamic appeal. The structure feels as though it is stable on inside and unstable on the outside. By giving a cover of translucent materials, it gives a visual connect, by means of shadow movements, from the inside to the outside. This translucent material is supported by means of a steel 3D Warren truss, in the form of the rotated squares, to give a sleeker feel to the whole building.

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A cover of translucent concrete to provide a visual connect to the outside TRANSLUCENT CONCRETE COVER

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Visual Connect

3D Warren trusses in the form of rotated squares to give the illusion of movement Stable from the inside; unstable from the outside

Main concourse and platforms housed in a cuboidal structure

3D WARREN TRUSSES Illusion of Movement

Showing Stability CONCOURSE & PLATFORMS Stability

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The site of this building is located in Mangalore, next to the Netravati River. A road divides the site into two parts which are connected by a bridge. For designing this building, concepts from the traditional house of the area was used. The vernacular architecture of the region is already climate responsive and hence elements from these are taken to create a climate responsive architecture. The residential part of the site has five blocks of two floors each, housing one room on each floor. Each room is a double occupancy room. The rooms are accessed by series of ramps. Each room has a balcony or an open space outside which is covered by a bamboo jalli, so as to prevent harsh light from entering, but still allowing the wind coming in from the river. In between the blocks are spaces for relaxation or leisure. The public part of the site consists of an admin, a nursing room, a kitchen and a leisure area. This area is also accessed by ramps. It is semi-open in the front so as to draw in maximum wind from the river. E L E M E N T S U S E D From Mangalore Vernacular Architecture Climatic Responsive

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S t u d i o i n t e r i o r s e v e n t h

A p a r t m e n t d e s i g n

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This studio apartment was meant for a young, single, working individual. Keeping that in mind, an open and free space has been designed by “sticking” the essentials, such as a bed, a workspace, wardrobes, the bathroom and toilet and the kitchen to the walls. Using a folded plate staircase, “sticking” to the wall, one can access the bed at a higher level. The staircase itself is used as storage and a work table. Underneath the bed is the walk-in wardrobe, which faces the bathroom/toilet. Behind the bed is a feature wall, which has been inspired by a single bandhini (tie-and-die) dot, and has shades of warm colours radiating from the centre. Cushion panels have been used which provide a comfortable backrest for the bed. Below the bed, a wall with CNC cut metal panels, which when lit up; create interesting lighting patterns inside the apartment. A multipurpose movable unit housing a book shelf, a table and two chairs, a bar cabinet, extra storage space and a light, gets parked under the stairs.

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V I E W O F E N T I R E S P A C E


F U R N I T U R E

D E S I G N

The objective was to design a piece of furniture which has multiple uses and can be stored away easily. This “multipurpose movable unit” is basically an openable box on rollers which “parks” itself under the staircase when not needed. The unit has the following uses incorporated into it:

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A pull-out book shelf A pull-out table A reading light Two chairs A top-hung bar cabinet

By being movable, this unit can be folded up and rolled away when not needed, hence freeing up a lot of space in the room.

S E C T I O N A L

E L E V A T I O N

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I n t e r n s h i p P o e t i c s n i n t h

Poetics Eco-Habitats BANGALORE

Principal Architect: Senthil Nathan www.poeticseco.com

s e m e s t e r

Poetics Eco-Habitats is committed to building socially responsive and sustainable working projects.

Workshop Studio

Permaculture Garden

Celebration Space

ENTRY

Nature Play School

V I E W S

Nature Pond Greenhouse

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N A T U R E

P L A Y

Red Soil Nature Play is an Early Childhood Environment that is spread across 2 acres of land. It will be developed as a self sustainable environment, where water, energy and waste management follow environment friendly practices. The built structures at Red Soil will be made of natural materials like mud and bamboo.

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The sense of the place is to inspire and ignite young minds to explore and experience nature in a peaceful unhurried manner.


S H E E T A L BA N GA LO RE

R E S I D E N C E

A residence in the completion stage of construction, the Sheetal Residence required interiors to match the design of the stucture. Keeping a common material palette throughout the house, furniture was designed according to room, use and users.

C H I L D R E N ’ S

B E D

L I V I N G R O O M S H O W C A S E

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I n t e r n s h i p 4 s i t e t e n t h

4site architects BANGALORE

Principal Architect: Chandrakant Kanthigavi www.4sitearchitects.com

s e m e s t e r

4site’s approach is built not on a predetermined aesthetic or a rigid “signature style”. It grows naturally from a quest for ideas and answers.

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C I T Y HUBLI

C E N T R E

City Centre is a proposed commercial project in the city of Hubli. The key objective of this design was to create a shopping complex unique to the city of Hubli as well as make it iconic and innovative. Keeping in mind the people of this city, the design included spaces which would not be found in conventional shopping complexes.

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P L A N S


G R I L L

S A N D W I C H

BANGALO R E

H O U S E

This unique residence houses two duplexes in one building, hence accomodating four families under one roof. Keeping this design in mind and the need of privacy and connectivity both, the interiors of the residence were designed. The interiors of the parents’ bedroom were to give an overall sense of “calm environment”. Choosing cool colours and neutral tones helped in bringing this feeling to life. The simple, uncluttered decor gives the sense of space and comfort, hence creating this “calm environment” desired by the parents.

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R e f e r e n c e s Ar. Prasad Rotti

Senior Architect Space Matrix

Ar. Senthil Nathan

Principal Architect Poetics Eco-Habitats

Ar. Chandrakant Kanthigavi Principal Architect 4site architects

C o n t a c t

D e t a i l s

ar.prajnaaigal@gmail.com +91 9964113059

Architecture Portfolio 2017 | Prajna Aigal  

A selection of my academic work completed between 2012 and 2017

Architecture Portfolio 2017 | Prajna Aigal  

A selection of my academic work completed between 2012 and 2017

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