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portfolio selected works: 2012-2020

pranay sharma


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academic: architecture marketplace, los angeles mobility hub, los angeles crematorium, gurugram

academic: conceptual triple modal hub re-map

professional: architecture art gallery and design studio private residence, siliguri linga bhairavi devi temple, delhi

professional: interior hsj, retail store, lucknow

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2020 Spring || UCLA Mobility Studio || Marketplace || Group of two Is it time to rethink retail experiences which have become monotonous across the world? Can marketplaces once again be ingrained with people’s lives as it used to be? What role can mobility play in developing creating these new experiences? Located on top of North Hollywood Metro Station in Los Angeles, sandwiched between two bus stations and sitting right next to the NoHo Arts District, the project explores the relationship between architecture and mobility through simulation tools. The basement and ground are fast flowing, free spaces of transport surrounded by grab and go retail stores. The built masses occupy the lesser used spaces to maximise the ease of flow. The upper floors present two unique experiences - one inherently spiral and sequential, and another where the shopper jumps around from store to store like Super Mario.

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Chandler Blvd.

NoHo red line car parking

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It brings together multiple forms of mobility - from scooters to metro.

inter-city bus interchange station

Chandler Blvd.

The location of the market lies at an important upcoming junction in the Arts District of North Hollywood which is a well connected by public transport and surrounded by various functions such as residential and commercial spaces.

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1. Super Mario experience - Store in store retail 2. Spiral experience - Grocery and education retail 3. Connecting the experieces into one large infinite loop of shopping STILLS FROM UNITY SIMULATION

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the mobility collective 2020 Winter || UCLA Studio Mobility with LADOT and BMW Designworks || Multi-modal hub || Individual Expanding the time between transfer of modes of mobility, the mobility collective is a vertical stack of covered indoor and outdoor environments which combine transportation with entertainment and the daily needs of DTLA residents. Various modes of mobility are organized based on speed, usage patterns and frequency of use in LA. Located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center and Microsoft Theater, the mobility hall is a vast urban room in the city. Not only is it capable of holding people in at the time of surges, it is also a daily destination for the residents. The Mobility Collective supports the DTLA-paced lifestyle. But at every point, it also provides a pause - a break from the synchronicity of the surroundings. It is more than just a place for transfer. It’s a destination for meetings, exercise, food - for community.

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The ground is a continuation of the surrounding with simple, direct, easily identifiable routes dedicated to low speed, low wait mobility. The second floor is for high speed, high wait mobility - ride-hailing The top floor is a metro platform with a lounge, a cafe, a grab and go grocery for longer wait times. The mobility collective is a vertical stack of indoor-outdoor experiences in a vast urban space.

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crematorium

manifestation of rituals and emotions through architecture 2016 Semester 8 || Studio || Thesis || Individual The agony of losing the ones we have spent our lives with, is hardest to bear. it is a time when the sorrowful mind would seek recluse in a comfortable environment and surrounded by those who provide sympathy and fortitude. Most cremation grounds in India are mere sheds or pavilions, only fulfilling functional requirements but failing to provide more to people than just that. the crematorium being the place for the final goodbye, this thesis explores the idea of extending support and strength to those who are left behind and providing dignity in death to the departed through the medium of architecture. The crematorium, as a thesis project explores the use of light to create experiences reflecting at any time the varied emotional states of a visitor, Materials treated in various ways juxtaposed to evoke different responses, earth, plants and trees as an engulfing embrace in a moment of brittleness, and built mass varying in size and thickness to create a backdrop for the emotional roller-coaster of the moment.

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events

memories

birth

relationships

death

final goodbye

- strong visual and physical connection between spaces - each set of Ritual-Gathering- Funeral spaces segregated from each other to be used as personal spaces temporarily. elements of nature

legacy

in the cycle of life, the crematorium along with all funerary rites and ceremonies intervenes at the junction of life and death in celebrating the legacy of the departed member of the family.

introducing water

core functionary spaces

volume development as a manifestation of rituals and emotions, the crematorium employs the use of light, materials, landscape and built mass to create a series of experiences which coalesce together to create the mise-en-scene for emotions to take centre stage in a story revolving around memories and rituals in memorialising the departed.

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solid to void to solid

levels of privacy

family

close relativesfriends & family

non physical visual privacy

community

procession path village road

intersecting open-closed spaces

light planes in prayer hall prayer meetings are introvert occasions, a celebration of moments and memories of the lost member of the family. hymns are sung, stories told and prayers are offered to the almighty to allow refuge in heaven to the departed soul.

waiting area

procession hallway

handwash ritual basins

mourning space

procession path

ritual pavilion

gathering space

funeral pyre

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triple modal hub 2019 Fall || UCLA Studio Mobility || Strategy || Group of three Understanding the usage patterns, shortcomings and the best abilities of three different modes of mobility - autonomous car, e scooter and food truck, the Triple Modal hub is a conceptual proposal for a pedestrian plaza where humans and vehicles can co exist freely. In times of heavy traffic, autonomous cars can drop off the passengers and wait in queue while the travellers enjoy their time in the plaza. E-Scooters are safe and pedestrian friendly as long as their speeds are controlled by chicanes. Food trucks can populate open spaces and create smaller enclosures based on their orientation. The triple modal hub is a modular solution to the problems of autonomous vehicles in traffic and correlations between light and heavy mobility.

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Plaza between vehicular roads - chicanes for scooters - introvert spaces created by food trucks

Autonomous car waits in queue to pick up passenger

Ideal drop-off locations at 30-second walking distance from hotspots

pedestrian plaza

scooter lane

scooter parking

fast lane

queueing lane and loop

Regular plaza becomes an active food plaza with addition of food trucks such that they enclose smaller spaces. As pedestrians queue up to pick up food, autonomous cars queue up to pick up passengers and scooters queue up to charge

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2019 Summer || UCLA Studio || Digital Sculpture || Group of four In the era of digital art, Re-Map explores different styles of representation to study the relationship between objects. Digitizing four sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Takashi Murakami, Tomas Saraceno and Rachel Whitehead provide insight into their structures and parts. From a collective kit, based on a digital matrix of least to most rigid forms, sixteen objects are then put together into one object based on certain rules of connections. The sculpture is then studied through drawings, 3D models, virtual reality, and augmented reality. The project lies within this study of the digital sculpture and its components.

re-map

Still from video of 3D model shot using Kuka 7-axes Robot

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Barbara Hepworth

Takashi Murakami

Tomas Saraceno

Rachel Whitehead

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Rules of Connection - Object in one stratum of matrix can only connect with an object in the adjoining stratum - Continuation of edge - Continuation of iso curve - Continuation of face

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FRAGMENT MATRIX

AR/VR

study in First Person Virtual Realtiy

study in Third Person Virtual Realtiy

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THESIS Preserving the geometric outlines of each part of the kit causes a loss of translation of their identities where the lines start to dissipate and create non-legible representation.

Re-mapping the surface of the sculpture with a comprehensive U_V system of lines allows the object to be visualised as one individual object as compared to a collection of parts.

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art gallery/design studio 2017 Professional || Team Leader || Concept and Working || Ongoing Located in Gurgaon, the three-side open plot provides ample surface area for play of form and light but the narrow front facade called for a strong, eye-catching built form, a unique structure in a line of mundane commercial buildings. The proposed building exudes strength and solidity with minimal openings on a large facade of concrete with prominent form-work lines. an amorphous staircase is the central axis of vision for the building, a work of art in itself, representative of the function inside. The staircase extends into a courtyard running through the height of the building, uniting the functions and creating a vertical ventilation duct. designed with a custom made thermally insulated double concrete wall, the building aims to keep artificial cooling, ventilation and lighting to a minimum.

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to be used partially as a store and partially as an extension to the exhibition spaces, the basement receives natural north light via a plush sunken garden

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2018 Professional || Design Team member || Architecture - Concept and Working || Complete Designed for a family of businessmen who love to host friends and family, the fully vastu-compliant residence blurs the lines between public and private zones with allocated guest rooms on each floor. Located in Siliguri, a region with high rainfall and moderate temperatures, the building has large openings for natural light, a balcony for each room and a sloping canopy to shade the large terraces. Finished in concrete and wood, the building possesses a warm exuberance to balance the coolness of the concrete mass surrounded by trees and a large front lawn. With pronounced modern lines of mass and textures, the residence stands out in an old district of the town.

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linga bhairavi devi temple 2017 Professional || Team Leader || Design and Execution || Completed With over 33,000 deities, Indian land is abundant with temples of all scales; to design a religious place with its own unique identity while catering to, building upon and gaining from the legacy of existing temple structures becomes a challenge. Set in a 6-acre plot of manicured farms, the 800 sq ft. temple dedicated to linga bhairavi devi was envisioned as a lamp inset within trees and contoured land masses. the warmth of earthy materials like terracotta bricks and stone in juxtaposition with the coolness of black painted steel structural members around a rich hand-beaten copper sanctum sanctorum is enriched by their complementing individual textures. the structure is lit by demure lighting reflecting from the ridges and crevices of bricks, and the undulating planes of copper.

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final finish of the roof is Aluminium Composite Panel with a 2500mm copper dome in the centre of it

35x35mm square sections of mild steel form the sloping framework for the roof

400x200mm terracotta hollow bricks with striped finish act as a false ceiling with light fittings and conduiting running through the hollow of the bricks

a framework of 50mm custom made t-sections of steel supports terraccotta bricks to create a false ceiling

the structure is supported by ISMB200 and ISMB150 steel members at two levels creating an agrandizing effect above the sanctum sanctorum

plinth of stone in leather finish creates a soft surface surrounded by the green of trees and brown of stone walls surrounding an intricately carved copper enclosure.

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hsj 2017 Professional || Design Team || Architecture and Interiors || Completed a 15000 sq. ft. flagship showroom for hsj, a leading boutique jewellery brand, called for a translation of artistry of jewellery-making into architecture. designed on two levels, the project aims to manifest the subtle and rich designs of jewellery into a holistic retail experience. with the longer facade facing a residential street, it became important to create an impact at the time of first visual interaction; a gold lattice imposed onto an otherwise solid facade attracts eye-balls and offers a glimpse into the funtion held within. an 8ft natural drop in site has been utilized to create a stilted parking, office and an entrance lobby ornated by a 30ft high glass door with gold detailing. the lobby is flanked by different sections on each floor with gold section on the ground floor and silver and diamond sections on the first floor.

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built as an introverted vault, the solid sandstone facade makes a bold statement supporting the logo with an elegant surface detailing in gold steel ground floor -

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the entrance opens into a reception with a customized red glass elevator as an iconic centre piece the boutique gold section is dominated by a 40x40 ft handpainted ceiling, inviting drama in an otherwise subtle space allowing the jewellery to stand out.

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PRANAY SHARMA

pranayysharma@g.ucla.edu +1 (213)292-1154

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Profile for Pranay Sharma

Portfolio (2012 - 2020)  

Architectural design portfolio of selected works produced at UCLA (M.Arch II 2019 - 2020), professional work (RMDK 2016-2019) and Sushant Sc...

Portfolio (2012 - 2020)  

Architectural design portfolio of selected works produced at UCLA (M.Arch II 2019 - 2020), professional work (RMDK 2016-2019) and Sushant Sc...

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