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REEMA SAMPAT B. ENV. DESIGN TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY M. ARCH APPLICANT


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as one of my first

STAR PAVILION

summer semester I prof. philip tabb ENDS 105

design projects ever, this pavilion was dearth of all, but one, extreme guideline: use minimal material. partly inspired by the work of eero saarinen, the pavilion’s form & scale, along with the star-shaped ‘skylight’ prove to be the main attractions of this abstract design.


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summer semester II prof. john fairey ENDS 106

FASCETED CUBE

this design’s main goal was to create visual movement in a still space. the cube’s interior is illuminated with it’s own shadows and reflections of light created by the dimensionality of each fasceted ‘crystal’.


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WOLF PEN PAVILION

designed for optimum views and shade, this pavilion serves as a dual purpose jogging path and resting area. the key to acheiving a shaded, yet well lit space is the use of an opaque fabric.

second year / semester I prof. antonieta angulo ENDS 205


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COMPONENT ONE: STAIR

three identical panels measuring 12cm x 54cm form a single stair

third year / semester I prof. marcel erminy ARCH 305

unit. together, these pre-cast concrete stairs serve as a hollow room divider, storage, or even an extra room.

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the identical dimensions provide for economical manufacturing and production. each panel must then be anchored to the floor.

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COMPONENT TWO: DOOR

primarily made from aluminum bars, this door operates by electromagentic pins and sensors. alerted by the height of the being passing through, the sensors trigger a pin, which locks to a bar and allows the object to push through. this door doubles as a doggy door, and provides a light-filled transition between indoor and outdoor.

third year / semester I prof. marcel erminy ARCH 305


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TOURISTIC FLATS: BARCELONA

located in Barcelona’s Port Vell, this research-based 10,000 sq. m. multi-use touristic flat is the modified result of a previous group’s concept. tourism, lifestyles, and cruiseliners were the basis of our research and final product. conceptual forms were inspired greatly by the ports’ “inhabitants,” shipping containers and cranes. these items are responsible for the transportation of goods, similar to the main objective of the touristic flats - providing a transitional, yet liveable space for tourists and locals.

third year / semester II prof. juan carlos ARCH 306 BARCELONA, SPAIN group members: christina french reema sampat ricardo solar cody zatopek


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research: contemplation vs. consumption

these bubble charts were useful for mapping out typical tourist activities from the cruiseliner’s port to the inner city of barcelona. the same was observed (bcn to port) and documented from a local resident’s behaviors. we categorized the tourists by the length of their stay in barcelona: 3 days and 3 weeks. similarly, the local residents were categorized by their social classes: middle and upper class. the activities themselves were subdivided into leisure verses necessity distinguished by two separate colors in each chart. this idea of contemplation verses consumption helped easily identify to us which functions would be appropriate and effective for the project’s program.


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s i t e hotels shops beach

above: this photo maps the relation of city to site as the bubble graphs reference to. left: an idea proposed by our group members. “bridging the city to the site” bottom: our group created this image to map visitor data by month and specific cruiseliners (shown in various colors).


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bridging the city to the site: the final product

the final product provides a transition between cruise ships and the city of barcelona.

this finger-like structure reaches out to visitors traveling by boat and

circulation

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parking

solar

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welcomes them to the city.

the dual utilization of cruise ship assets verses city was key when formulating the final program. the economies of both of these factors now benefit and somewaht depend on the users of the other one.

solar panels, green roofs, parking, and circulation are incorporated in the edifice.


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CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE BUILDING

at 100,000 sq. ft., this construction science building was programmed for texas a&m university’s campus. not exceeding 6 stories classrooms, labs, offices, and auditoriums were incorporated to fit the needs of the students, visitors, and alumni of the construction science industry. structural and mechanical systems were extensively researched in order to provide for the most cost-effective solution.

floor 2 mechanical

floor 2 structural fourth year / semester I prof. mike o’brien ARCH 405


materiality: concrete ribbon

the first time i had come in contact with anything construction related, i was using a band saw. the oscillating motion of this instrument inspired the form of this edifice. at this point the question that popped in my head was, “how do i convey this in a 100,000 sq. ft. building?” concrete, in this case, created a fluid, continuous, form for me. the glass window patterns also mimic the palpable beat of the awe-inspiring band saw.

curtain wall section

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THE SERENBE COMPASS INTERFAITH CHAPEL

the reputable serenbe community, located in Palmetto, Atlanta, fosters a historical site, a middle to upperclass demographic, and a unique architectural vernacular. this modern community, with it’s “granola” population, welcome those who choose to take their individual paths to a “higher source.” this diverse spiritual journey calls for a place of interfaith - a place for anyone. it is here, where a 2,000 sq. ft. spiritual compass, if you will, guides it’s incomers all the way from the terrain to the heavens. this is accomplished only through the chapel’s windows and position it demands on the site.

fourth year / semester II prof. philip tabb ARCH 406


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the site is naturally oriented along a northeast/southwest forms line that used to be an airďŹ eld. the chapel itself responds to this direction, emphasizing its altar in the process. the location allows for the building to be brushed up against the southern tree line, allocating a lush-green view for the windows of that façade. the entrance path follows a natural access provided by the site and then hits a point of deection that leads the occupant to the chapel.


the roof system is a combination of beams and rafters that follow along the guided path. roof structural members, such as the 8” x 16” beams and 8” x 12” rafters on the ceiling, shall be constructed from the local timber of serenbe community.

structural

the overall design for this building stemmed from the concept of sacred 3-->a triangle-->an equilateral triangle. demand for additional programmatic uses resulted in the two truncated forms that branch from the two corners of the equilateral triangle. the form is directed by the site’s contours.

the primary purpose of this building is an interfaith chapel, which seats 44 guests. secondary is a classroom, which holds 12 children and an outdoor meditation area. these elements form spaces which respond to anyone one who wants to pray with others, spiritually contemplate life outdoors, or be educated.

final model

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FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1/32” = 1’

SECTION A

8”x16” WOOD BEAMS 12” PUMICE-CRETE ROOF 1” POLISHED PLASTER WALL

SECTION B


how the guidance is executed

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the design of the whole project and it’s components was further developed based on the concept of guidance. spirituality and contemplation are rooted from a soul that is searching for answers and direction. not only does this chapel provide an architectural space for that, but it physically focus’ the viewer to the altar, which happens to follow the structure of the site. guidance is also achieved with the placement of windows in the chapel. the left window is placed so a guest can only view the wildflowers from their seat (at the level of the earth). eyes can then be shifted to the right side of the chapel where a 16’ x 16’ window brushes up against the southern tree line of the site. this represents a “middle level” which refers to manifestation on earth. next, the altar hosts a 2’ ribbon of glass that runs all the way up to the ceiling, leading the viewer’s eyes towards “the heavens”. these panes of glass essentially guide the viewer into spirituality.


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(1 being closer to the center and weaker) these lichard scales rate how sacred a building is based on 20 ectypal principles that are categorized in 5 categories: unity, generative, formative, corporeal, and regenerative. the interfaith chapel’s sacred strengths lie in the

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MAKING OVER PALMER: BEFORE

puerto rico’s most visited landmark, el yunque rainforest, is preceded by

for a government-funded makeover. this multi-million dollar renovation was backed by an idea but no form of expression. i, along with planner, william pitre, concocted a “before & after” of a hopeful town.

street that leads to el yunque

power lines, palmer is in

highway entrance to palmer

streets lined with trash and

illegal tire store

a town named palmer. it’s


MAKING OVER PALMER: AFTER

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DARJEELING TEA COMPANY

given the option between a tapas restaurant and a tea brand, i chose to make my own brand of tea. this project exercised marketing skills along with graphic skills such as color, composition, and drawing.

the ďŹ nal product was inspired by my indian paisley sketch. this paisley print can easily become a logo and be printed on just about anything.

a letterhead, business card, envelope, tea canister, and tea bag were the ďŹ nal deliverables.


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118   42nd street new york, ny 51689

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reema sampat

rks@darjeelingteaco.com 118  42nd street new york, ny. 51689 tel: 212.899.5632 www.darjeelingteaco.com

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118  42nd street new york, ny 51689 tel: 212.899.5632 www.darjeelingteaco.com


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DARJEELING TEA COMPANY

sells itself to the “pro{trust us on this one} • fill the kettle with fresh, cold water, and then heat to boiling • place one tea bag in cup • after the water comes to a boil, pour it over the tea bag, and let it brew to your desired brewing time

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118 42nd street new york, ny. 51689 www.darjeelingteaco.com

for its sophisticated quality

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understand why it is known as the “champagne of teas.” Each teabag is filled with dry fruit and

raspberry • darjeeling

loose-leaf Darjeeling tea, grown

"the champagne of teas"

in the mountains of Darjeeling,

OR CALL US

1.800.FRESHTEA

India – a blend of s o m e t h i n g

• a dash of mint always adds a nice surprise!

exotic and classic.

5O count NetWt 2.3oz (65g)

Darjeeling, India

this product was made with recycled paper and recycled paper only


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black & white 35mm film white sculpture

black & white 35mm film oil stain


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above: black & white 35 mm ďŹ lm, tire tracks

left: black & white 35 mm ďŹ lm, garden hose


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“glass of cherries” charcoal and hard pastel van gogh replica of “shoes” hard pastel


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top left: self portrait, graphite and prisma top right: american geisha, oil pastel, hard pastels left: marilyn, paper

inspired by chuck close’s up-close and personal portraits, i experimented with my own face, a friend’s, and an american icon’s. the top two represent a culture-class study i concentrated on.


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acrylic on canvas 30 min.

charcoal/pastel 5 min.


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pastel 7 min.

charcoal 20 min.


harvest ideas. edit applications.  environment to sustain life. applications,  produce a high ratio of ideas to applications.  —#11. an excerpt from Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth.


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