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Undergraduate Portfolio Reeyaa Shah

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CONTENTS STUDIO 3: PEOPLE AND PLACES, MAHESHWAR................................4-5

STUDIO 5: HOUSING...............................................................................6-7

STUDIO 1: FORM AND SPACE MAKING................................................... 8

STUDIO 4: MATERIALITY AND INSTITUTION.......................................9

KOSHINO HOUSE CASE STUDY.............................................................10

PAPER LOG HOUSE, BHUJ CASE STUDY..............................................11

JOINERIES................................................................................................12

TECHNICAL DRAWINGS..........................................................................13

COLOBRATIVE PROGRAMME- BIR, HIMACHAL PRADESH............14-15

WORKSHOP-WATERING THROUGH YESTERYEARS,JAIPUR.........16-17

REEYAA SHAH Institute of Design, Environment and Architecture Indus University, Ahmedabad reeyaashah1798@gmail.com shahreeyaa.15.barch@idea.indusuni.ac.in +91 9426962391, +91 9099383702

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BASIC DESIGN..........................................................................................18

SKETCHING..............................................................................................19

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GROUP WORK

PEOPLE AND PLACE

Maheshwar is a town in Madhya Pradesh, lying on the northern banks of River Narmada. Maheshwar -being the studio site, the entire city was studied considering majorly the house forms, typologies, culture, elements and society. The graphic shows the study of the main chowk of Maheshwar along with the conversations of the local people.

The studio aimed at understanding of the people and context as a basic requirement for designing of an institute. The project brief was to design a weaving institute and an exhibition space for the promotion of the handloom of Maheshwar. Maheshwar is the home of one of India’s finest handloom fabric traditions, noted as a centre for weaving colourful Maheshwari sarees. The contoured site was located near one of the Ghats of river Narmada. The context had a not so active chowk in front and a temple cluster and houses on its sides. The basic idea of design was to create a weaving institution in such a way that the institute merges with the context. It had the exhibition spaces intervened in the chowk to make it more active and also giving an axial connection to the river. The plinths of the houses on side were also extended and used as a connection to the institute and the exhibition allowing the institution to merge with the context.

A detailed study on the house type of the main chowk was also done to understand types and spaces.

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GROUP WORK Dhal ni Pol was documented to understand overall built fabric of the pol, the activites taking place in chowks and streets, the informal spaces developed in and around the built areas.

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HOUSING The studio was aiming at designing of a housing that works together as a single unit.The site was just adjoining the Malav Talav Lake. The site was chosen based on the surrounding context such as a water body, institutions and the public transports available nearby.The project brief was to develop housing for three different generations and developing community spaces.The design intent was to develop spaces that were active at all levels and not just the community halls or open grounds being the place for gatherings. The podium was made to create a visual connection to the lake and that acted as a community space for the people.

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FORM AND SPACE MAKING

MATERIALITY AND INSTITUTION

The main intent of the studio was to design spaces without thinking of the functions inherited in those spaces by following a specific grid of 3*3. The modules were repeated and iterated to create spaces with a basic understanding of open, semi open and closed spaces. It helped to develop spatial qualities along with the consideration of basic anthropometrics. Mass and frame models were made using the grid and later, isometric sketches were made to visualize those spaces along with light and shadow.

The studio was oriented towards learning different materials and concepts of bringing in natural light. Death is absence of life. The project brief was to design a crematorium keeping into consideration the emotions of the people during the death ceremony of their loved ones and how material and light defines the character of the spaces. The site was at Rancharda Village besides the main temple. A pathway from the temple with a lake on it’s side leads to the space for cremation. The cremation spaces were designed in a way that diffused light enters in the space and it seems calm and soothing for the people performing the cremation rituals. An abstract model was also made to understand light and shadow.

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KOSHINO HOUSE

PAPER LOG HOUSE

CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY

GROUP WORK

GROUP WORK

Material and light were understood by making real material models from the case study of Tadao Ando’s Koshino house in Japan- made up of concrete. The study was focussed mainly on the materiality and the concept of light of that building. A door sized charcoal sketch was made to represent the light concept of the building.

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Paper log house was built for eathquake relief in Bhuj,2001.For material exploration during the material studio, we took case study of the same to understand the properties of paper tube and its joineries and made a model in 1:10 scale to know more about its details. What makes the India’s log house unique is the foundation and the roof. Rubble from destroyed building was used for the foundation instead of beer crates, which could not be found in this area. It was coated with a traditional mud floor. For the roof, split bamboo was applied to the rib vaults and whole bamboo to the ridge beams. A locally woven cane mat was placed over the bamboo ribs, followed by a clear plastic tarpaulin to protect against rain, then another cane mat.

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JOINERIES

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TECHNICAL DRAWINGS

group work

group work

Timber joineries were explored by making different types of joineries individually and then combining them and making an installation from the joineries. Exploration of bamboo joineries was done. Different types of arches were explored by actually constructing them in the college campus.

Wall section of a case study of a house in Cosmoville Row houses. a) To understand the details of a house. Wall sections of Manav Sadhna Institute to understand the construction techniques using recyclable materials. b) Use of Country tiles and fly ash bricks. c) Use of plastic bottles in walls.

5 mm china mosaic 70 mm brick bat coba concrete RCC slab Brick wall 8 mm plaster

b) 440*150 mm country tiles 8mm thick tin sheet 20*20 mm wooden purlins

Fly ash brick wall 25 mm thick door frame 15 mm wooden flooring

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30 mm marble flooring

150 mm PCC

300 mm parapet

5mm metal fixture 260 mm thick metal Jali

300 mm sand layer

60 mm dia plastic bottles

300 mm random rubbles Fly ash brick wall earth 90 mm dia glass bottles

Rubble plinth

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a)

Layers for digging

Mixing the mud

Excavating mud and refining with the channi

SUSTAINABLE PRACTISES

DOCUMENTATION DRAWINGS

LEARNING BY MAKING ON SITE BIR, HIMACHAL PRADESH

DHARMALAYA INSTITUTE BIR, HIMACHAL PRADESH

Making of Neo- Kangra style was practised through hands on workshop in Dharmalaya. Different methods of construction process were learnt throughout the workshop. Some of the processes includeda)Process of pugging mud b)Process of moulding bricks c)Process of mud bricks masonary d)Process of removing turf

Pouring water according to the proportion of the mixture

Rise husk Pine needle Water Other elements added according to the type of mixture

As it is an institution encouraging education and empowerement of compassionate livining, with the practical focus on sustainability, the client required space to conduct small workshops and small duration retreats. This building is made of Neo-Kangra style of Architecture.

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Pugging

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Layers for digging

Digging upto certain layer with gainti

Take the right amount of mud FROG is made to create grip for and throw it into the mixture brick above as well as a symbol for brick maker.

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Layers for turfing Brick Mould

Fill the complete mould with mud

Turf layer Transporting and placing turf at a new location

Wash Brick Mould

Taking water and smoothening the The mould is removed from upper surface the brick

Excavation of turf soil Watering turf after placement at a new loaction

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Pouring water on masonary surface

Mortar mix is filled in with the help of Karandi

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Taking the mortar mix and applying on the surface according to slope.

Levelling of brick is checked with plum

Applying mortar mix on sides of brick so that new brick can settle easily

Masonary coursing

Exploded roof view of the meditation room of Dharmalaya Instituite.

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WATERING THROUGH YESTERYEARS

CHILLA BAORI MEASURE DRAWINGS

JAIPUR

AMBER TOWN JAIPUR

M A R C H

Being one of the first planned settlements in India, Jaipur had special provisions to ensure a continuous water supply to its residents. Forts such as Amer, Jaigarh and Nahargarh have exceptional rain water harvesting systems. The study included understanding of water structures in Jaipur through documentation. This mainly describes the documentation of a stepwell “Chilla Baori” in Amber Town of Jaipur. The analysis includes shadow patterns, skyline and groundline, grid, proportions, geometry and texture of the stepwell.

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Shadow Patterns

Ground Texture

Scale and Proportions

Sky line and Ground line

SECTION AA’

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SECTION BB’

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BASIC DESIGN

SKETCHING

Composition, geometry, stability and scale were studied by making tripods and connecting them, forming stable compositions at a smaller scale initially and later converting them to models of 1:1 scale.

Ruled surfaces were understood and certain designs were created using rhino models and physical, workable lamp models were made defining light and ruled surfaces.

Coffee beans were choosen as a object and according to small, medium and large scale ; compositions were made and later all the three scales were combined to form a composition.

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