rakshita ravishankar | 2018
R A K S H I TA R AV I S H A N K A R architect and interior designer Date of bir th - 28 th June 1990 Nationality - Indian
Contact: Email : email@example.com Ph. No. : +39 3802499597 Address : D28 ,15, Via Dei Missaglia, Milano 20142
RSP Design Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India Interior Design Manager
Freelance work, Bangalore, India Architecture
Synectics Partners, Bangalore, India Internship
Competition, 2nd place Design Marathon, NABA, Milan
Nov 2016 Feb 2010
NABA, Milan, Italy Masters in Interior Design (MA) RV College of Architecture, Bangalore, India Bachelors in Architecture (B.Arch)
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C O N T E N T S ACADEMIC
0 1 .E x hib it io n
0 2 .Ho t el
0 5 .F urnit ure
0 6 .O f f ice
0 7 .Lo b b y
0 3 .R et a il
0 4 . F urnit ure
01. E X H I B I T I O N
‘casa’ Riva (area 20m x 30m) ....
Project: Exhibition stand for Riva 1920 Location: Rho Fiera, Milan, Italy Year : 2018 Type: Academic - post graduation, group effort Duration: 2.5 months
dining general customers
“Welcome to a tête-à-tête with the designers in Riva home.”
zoning and circulation plan
he brief that we recieved from the clients, i.e., Riva 1920, was to design an exhibiton stand of 600 sqm at Rho Fiera, during the Milan design week, for their upcoming 100 year celebration. Riva 1920 is an Italian furniture brand that prides itself in craftsmanship, embracing of nature, traditions, broad design possiblities as some of their integral values. Started by Maurizio and Davide Riva, the company has collaborated with a large number of designers, who contribute to the company with the design of the furniture pieces/ collections. Considering and valuing the importance of designers to the journey of the company was the idea seed. It seemed apt to use the centinial celebration as an oppurtunity to introduce the designers and their stories behind the products with the customers, who would be then able to percieve the brand in a whole new spectrum. This was the origin of the exhibiton design ‘Narrative Living’.
...opening the doors of casa Riva...
As per the concept, the space is planned and designed like a house, with typical spaces like foyer, living room, kitchen and dining, bedroom and an outdoor area. Since the clients wanted to seperate the visitors, the peripheral circulation is designated for the general public and the central large space is for business customers, which also has furniture that can accomodate informal meetings.
...to the world.
concept representation material board
furniture floor plan 02
Each space of the â€˜houseâ€™ is not only adorned with Riva 1920 furniture but ever y space is dedicated to a specific designer, such that, the projection screen will have a video of the designers narrating their stor y to the visitor.
section BB 03
workshop area 04
02. H O T E L
Project: Redesign hotel lobby and rooms Location: Park Hotel, Shanghai Year : 2018 Type: Academic - post graduation, group effort Duration: 3 months
or this studio project, the brief was to redesign the Lobby and the Rooms of the 22 storeyed Park Hotel in Shanghai, which was originally designed by architect László Hudec in 1930. The design had to reflect or interpret a sense of ‘Freedom’, as per the provided brief. The seed of idea behind ‘Freedom hotel’ has originated from what one can, in a large sense, feel a state of freedom in their mind through. The feeling of a space influences our state of mind, so why not open them both? The lobby desgin reflects this thought. The different facilties in the double height lobby are subtly defined by boxes made of metal fabric fins, at different heights and different levels of transparency, representative of the idea of opening your mind to experience freedom.
Roof top garden Spa
Rooms Event area
sec ti on through Pa rk hotel representi ng the overa l l zoni ng 05
services event area
Ground Fl oor P la n
Mez z a ni ne Flo o r Plan
Se ction A A through the lo b b y
Lob b y
T he Bar
T he G a r d en
T he Loung e
T he Tea Ro o m
Each of the main spaces of the lobby, reception, tea room, garden, lounge and bar, are characterised by the metal fabric boxes that define their areas and each box offers a different degree of transperency by controlling the angles in which the metal fabric fins are fixed. This also allows for different functions of this box structures, contributing o the spaces.
main facilitie s o ffe re d in the lo b b y 10
The design of the standard rooms for the Freedom hotel is based on the working of the Chinese nested box, where one box fits into another. Translating the same into the space to achieve maximum utilisation of the room area was the goal.
Chinese nested box concept
ha nd m a d e
p e ace of mind
For finishings and decorations, inspiration was taken from the historic decorations of the room- like the green tube and the pendent light. Ar t deco window patterns ser ve as the logos for the identification of the three types of rooms offered by the hotel.
Standard room floor plan with bed pushed in and pulled out 11
handma d e
a ct i v e
p e ace of mind
View of the ‘peace of mind’ room 13
03. R E TA I L
up display lounge
Aeroporto Internazionale di Orio al Serio Via Aeroporto, 13, 24050 Bergamo
way to gates
way to gates
Project: Retail outlet for Moleskine Location: Bergamo airport, Italy Year : 2017-2018 Type: Academic - post graduation, group effort Duration: 2 months
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e display lounge
nalysing and understanding of Moleskine as a brand was the first most important step to designing a retail outlet at the airport. Moleskine values their customers as a key partner of the brand and allows for creative freedom, with a strong community of enthusiasts.
“ The ideas and space we generate have to either directly or indirectly benefit our customers.” Doug Stephens
To enable customers to have an interactive experience, the retail area is designed as a ver y open space with flexible furniture, minimal product display, interactive digital screens along with functions like coffee kiosk and lounge area, that add more value to the retail space. Having elements that would involve the participation of customers and an unconventional way to shop is what makes it unique. 15
at the airport display lounge
mobile charging spots circulation
space scenarios 16
In addition to the retail space, the need for advertising and promotion of the brand is also necessar y to attract more travellers towards Moleksine. Colourful portable mobile chargers, that represent the brand brand, are designed into the exisiting columns throught the retail area of the airport. Travellers can use it during their waiting time at the aiport throught the use of a mobile application.
mood board 17
view of the retail space 18
04. F U R N I T U R E DESIGN
Project: Furniture for ‘salotto’ (living room) Location: Milan, Italy Year : 2017 Type: Competition Duration: 3 weeks
nspired by the logo of the popular notebook brand Moleskine, the form has taken shape. The monogram uses nine similiar box-shapes as the iconic representation of the Moleskine identity. They are flexible ‘windows’ that can be replaced with any color or function, bringing the user back to the idea of a blank canvas where anything can be drawn on.
Each piece of furniture has the same smooth base form and yet has a strong, unique character of its own. The character of each one is directly related to its function, which is user-oriented. Highlighting a sense of transformability into the Salotto scenario, the nine pieces of furniture can be used individually or there is also a possibility to rearrange and combine them in different combinations, with the help of magnetic sides of the furniture, to suit the need of the user. At the same time, each one of the nine also provides a multipurpose use. These different characters come together to form a community. 20
A novel bunch â€œFlexibility of quality interior items
for the contemporary design solutions.â€?
base element for ever y soft occasion
classic but not boring to spend time on
welcoming you with open arms
taking care of your secrets
easy adaptable for your belongings
you spin my board right round
no reason to sit in darkness
shifting with your mood
cotton fabric, tubular steel structure (in chrome, black or brass) molded plastic, elastic strap
magnetic connection between poufs
holding small treasures tight
E m o t i o n a l . F u n c t i o n a l . Yo u r s . 21
05. F U R N I T U R E DESIGN
205 cm 173 cm
206 cm 172 cm
Project: Prototype for a workspace Location: NABA, Milan Year : 2017 Type: Academic - post graduation Duration: 5 weeks
b o dy analy sis
he aim of the course Integrated New Media was to create a three dimensional prototype workspace for two people, using a base table of dimensions 160 x 100 x 95 cms. Research included analysis of body meansurements, body movements, types of objects placed on the table, the amount of space it requires and the comfort quotient. As a solution, a metal framework of 25x50mm was designed, following the profile of body movements. This acts as a base to hold modular shelves which can be used as a footrest, food tray etc., also allowing personalisation of the space. The framework also features a lighting system, visual blinds, acoustic panel, writing board and a pin-up board.
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legend a. the table b. footrest c. foodtray d. pin board e. chalkboard
f. light fixture g. acoustic partition h. metal frame i. clap board j. bookshelf
expl oded i som etri c vi ew of the ta bl e
06. O F F I C E
The reflected ceiling design brings the floor together with the addition of LED strips on the grid ceiling, which are inspired by the London tube map and the colour scheme of the digital world. These LED strips visually connect the open floor plan to the closed meeting spaces across the floor.
Project: Incubator office for Flipkart Location: Bangalore, India Year : 2015 Type: Professional work Duration: 2 months for design
his office for e-commerce brand Flipkart was an incubator project of 60,000 sq ft. area. The ground floor and the 11th floor of the building were designed to have cafterias and breakout areas, while the rest of the floors was workspace. The 450 seater cafeteria in the ground floor, is designed to be flexible space with rearrangable furniture, in case of large company events. The look and feel of the space is inspired by the brand logo and the choice in finishes results in an industrial theme for this area. For the office floor areas, taking cue from what the brand represents, the design aims to encourage collaboration and the coming together of employees in a fun working enivornment. The open office furniture plan with meeting rooms distributed across the floor enables this design idea. v i ew o f t he ca fet er i a
vie ws o f t he op e n o ffice floo r
f l oor pl a n of the of f i c e f l oor 26
07. L O B B Y
Project: Lobby design Location: Manyata tech park, Bangalore, India Year : 2015 Type: Professional work Duration: 5 weeks
his project involoved designing a 300 sq. ft. lobby space for a company located in a tech-park. The planning was based on having the seating along the glazing which has a view of the outdoor landscape and the reception/security table at the entrance. More seating has been planned at the rear end by construction a low height dr y wall, to accomodate informal meetings. this low height wall also acts as a canvas for either art work or digital screens. Since the facade is covered in sandstone, the same material has been continued into the interiors to give it a seamless look. Use of grey stained veneer against the warm tones of marble flooring highlights the ceiling and the cur ved feature wall at the entr y to the lift lobby.
v i ew o f t he l o b b y fr o m ent r a nce
lift l o bb y m a t er i a l s
lo b b y
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