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P 0 R T F O L I O REVATHI

PILLAI


REVATHI PILLAI Architecture is never devoid of multiple dimensions. According to me it is an amalgamation of international policies, economic strategies, social attributes, local site context and multiple other parameters. Hence every project that is part of this portfolio follows an intense research oriented design process across all scales. My strength lies in understanding this complex mesh and unentangling the core issue that needs to be addressed by the architecture. Different documentation process like mapping, matrixes, timelines, etc. have been used to streamline all the learning’s of the analysis to derive to an architectural concept and program organizational diagrams for all the scales from urban interventions to micro building detail. This portfolio will walk you through all my potentials of strategic planning, organizational design tactics, design for multiple scales, hybrid buildings, visualization skills etc. I am sure that the next few minutes invested on the portfolio will be worthwhile.


TRANSFERIUM, A POINT OF EXCHANGE, MEXICO

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UNIVERSITY VAN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS | 07 ELLEWOUTSDIJK FORT, THE NETHERLANDS | 11 ADJUSTABLE FINS FACADE DESIGN, UTRECH, THE NETHERLANDS

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TRANSCULTURAL STUDIES IN:CH 08 , SWITZERLAND |

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FREI FORDERTECHNIK, RUBIGEN SWITZERLAND |

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EMPOWERING COMMUNITY ON THE PERIPHERY OF MUMBAI, INDIA | 17 MBA UNIVERSITY, LAVASA, INDIA | 23 TCGRE RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX MASTER PLAN, PUNE, INDIA | 27 PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS | 25


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car pooling

LOCAL & SUSTAINABLE MODES OF TRANSPORT COMMERCIAL BUS STOP

BUS STOPS BUS ROUTES INFRASTRUCTURE

MEXICO

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neo-liberal policies

urban connections

TRANSPORT HUB_ Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

A point of exchange

The MSc. graduation project dealt with understanding the implications of Neo liberal policies on the city of Juarez which lies on the US - Mexico border. In 2009 Ciudad Juarez was rated as “the most violent zone in the world outside of declared war zones� due to high crime rates, femisides, homicides, corruption, drug trafficking and multiple other problems. The city is also presently facing massive exodus and the abandoning of large portions of its housing stock due to the increase in violence and a prevailing low intensity war between the state and the drug cartels. The reasons for this asymmetrical development are multiple and point towards a complex mesh of forces that transgress the scope of the built environment. They encompass entangled dimensions of political economy and socio-economic developments, which eventually affect the built environment. With this background a six month intense research was carried out and a counter proposal group strategy was proposed on a prototype site Riberas Del bravo and eventually an Urban & architectural intervention was designed. Thus as part of my graduation project I designed a collective transport system comprising of three design elements the Transferium hub, the bus stops and the routes on the prototype site.


CIUDAD JUAREZ INFRASTRUCTURE MAP

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Scale ARCHITECTURAL INTERVENTION SITE

CIUDAD JUAREZ MOBILITY SUMMARY MAP

ORIGINAL MASTERPLAN

SEWER NETWORK: EXISTING

NATURAL WATER NETWORK

GEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY

ETAPAS

CONTEXT

RIBERAS DEL BRAVO

DEMOGRAPHIC

ABANDONED HOUSING

HOUSING SPRAWL

PROJECTED MONTHLY INCOME

PROJECTED POPULATION DENSITY

SOCIAL MARGINALIZATION

LEVEL OF EDUCATION

DWELLING DENSITY

OCCUPANTS PER HOUSE

POPULATION DENSITY

SOCIO-ECONOMY

CRIME AND COMMUNITY CENTERS

CRIME AND DISORDER SUMMARY

CRIME SEXUAL

CRIME: SOCIAL DISORDER

CRIME: WEAPON POSSESSION

CRIME: FIGHTS

CRIME: ROBBERY AND BURGLARY

SOCIAL SURVEILLANCE

MILITARIZATION

LAND USE RECOMMENDATIONS

INFRASTURCTURE DEVELOPMENT ANALYSIS)

LAND USE PROJECTIONS

LAND USE AND CIVIL AMENITIES

CULTURE AND RECREATION

HEALTH

EDUCATION

ZONING AND LAND USE SUMMARY

MAQUILADORAS

AGRICULTURE AND OP EN LAND

CENTERS AND ZONING

INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMARY

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

INFRASTRUCTURE

GEOGRAPHY RECOMMENDATIONS

GEOGRAPHY SUMMARY

FLOOD ZONES

SOIL TYPES

SLOPES

URBAN ANALYSIS OF CIUDAD JUAREZ ( thesis focus:

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METROPOLITAN

HISTORICAL TIMELINE ANALYSIS OF MEXICO

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Scale LOCAL SCALE RESEARCH

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Scale METROPOLITAN SCALE RESEARCH

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Scale GLOBAL SCALE RESEARCH

CIUDAD JUAREZ INFRASTRUCTURE MAP

This map illustrates the infrastructure connectivity and mobility of Juรกrez. The airway and railway network enable international and national transport. A fixed system for internal public transport (i.e. tram or metro) is lacking, making the city heavily dependent on its road network for transport within the city. The city centre has dense network of primary and secondary roads, but the new peripheral residential developments are sparsely connected with the City centre due to lack of infrastructure development.

CIUDAD JUAREZ MOBILITY SUMMARY MAP

The peripheral social housing developments are between 13 and 21 km from the central bus station and the city center. Despite this sprawl there is very little public transport and the existing public transport does not connect to the urban facilities that it is expected to. The transport system becomes defined in two zones in the center and the periphery but remains sparse in between. The north-south layout of the highways and the lack of east-west connection emphasizes the traffic flow between US and Mexico. Thus one of the contradictory dialectics that appears is the mobility of goods versus the stagnancy of people.


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STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE PROTOTYPE SITE RIBERAS DEL BRAVO, CIUDAD JUAREZ

PHASE 2

PHASE 1 Phase 1 remedies focused on enhancing and using the exsisting infrastructure more efficiently for the redevelopment of the site.

PHASE 3

Phase 2 proposes formation of coperatives and development of new local organizations to generate and strengthen the local community economy, internal connectivity and markets.

Phase 3 proposes formalization of the organization and representation of issues at the government level and focus on enhancing connectivity with the city, metropolitan and Nation.

The City of Juarez is composed of multiple isolated nodes lacking political centers, economic stability, infrastructure, services and is very sparsely connected with each other and the center. Thus the city of Juarez depicts a polycentric model but a false one as none of these nodes are independent and self-sufficient. In this false polycentric model one of the nodes, namely Riberas del Bravo GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE FALSE POLYCENTRIC MODEL

was chosen as the prototype site and a proposal was designed to address the issues and create ripples and influence the other nodes in the city.

The strategic plan for Riberas del Bravo dealt with densifying the two ends and de-densifying the center to allow Urban agriculture. The central spine which is a sewage channel at present is redesigned as public promenade that connects all the different sectors of the residential development. All along this COUNTER PROPOSAL FOR THE FALSE POLYCENTRIC MODEL URBAN STRATEGY FOR THE TRANSPORT HUB

promenade nine different sites were chosen for urban and architectural intervention

COUNTER PROPOSAL FOR THE FALSE POLYCENTRIC MODEL


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TRANSPORT SYSTEM DESIGN EVOLUTION MATRIX PRESENT SCENARIO

PHASE 1_ CREATING MICRO INTERNAL CONNECTIVITY

PHASE 2_ ENHANCING MICRO INTERNAL CONNECTIVITY

PHASE 3_ ENHANCING URBAN CONNECTIVITY

CONCEPT DIAGRAMS FOR THE ARCHITECTURAL INTERVENTION Diagramatic Representation of usage of Multipurpose Space depending on time COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

TRADE AND COMMERCE

- Mobile market - Local Market

- Play area, Skating terrain, Football court - Community meeting places, Recreation areas

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MORNING

2000

NUMBER OF PEOPLE

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Spatial Representation of usage of Multipurpose Space depending on time Multipurpose Space Cultural Center Transferium

Peak hours : Transferium expands into the central multipurpose space

Morning non-peak hours : The multipurpose space expands into the Transferium and the Community center

Peak hours : Transferium expands into the central multipurpose space

Evening non-peak hours : The multipurpose space expands into the Transferium and the Community center

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DESIGN ELEMENT 1

ROUTES AND BUS STOPS LOCATION DESIGN

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TRANSFERIUM

ROUTE 1 _ EXPRESS ROUTE

TRANSVERSE MAIN STREET

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MAIN STREET

Mobile market dock Information point

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ROUTE 2 _ GOODS TRANSPORT ROUTE

Cycle Station

GREEN AREA STREET

Recreation area Information point

ROUTE 3 _ CYCLING AND PEDESTRIAN ROUTE

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Luggage Cart dock Mobile market dock Information point

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Mobile market dock

WATER SEWAGE STREET

DESIGN ELEMENT 1I

BUS STOP PROTOTYPE DESIGN

COMMERCIAL BUS STOP PLAN

TRANSFER BUS STOP PLAN

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INFORMATIVE BUS STOP PLAN RECREATIONAL BUS STOP PLAN


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The core design idea dealt with developing a time based concept, that allowed hybridization of the programme and hence catered to both peak and anti-peak hour differently. Firstly a strong east west axis was developed to regulate and accentuate the flow of people along the canal & public promenade proposed as part of the group strategy. These east west axis were flanged by three

pavilions serving the Transferium and

Community center on the two edges and a multipurpose market space at the center. The central multipurpose market space manifested itself further as Hawking zone, courtyard, Mobile Market courtyard and Permanent Market. During the peak hour the Transferium expanded into the central multipurpose space and during the anti-peak hour the community market/activities

PLAN OF THE TRANSFERIUM

expanded into the multipurpose space. Thus depending on the flow of vehicles the central

multipurpose space grew or

condensed in size catering to different activities.

DESIGN OF COMPOSTE TRUSS

STRUCTURAL DETAIL AND FACADE CLADDING MATERIAL

Mesquite wood Metal rod CONCRETE BASE

VERTICAL SUPPORT

HYBRID TRUSS ROOF

Triangular truss

SECONDARY SUPPORT MEMBERS FABRIC

MICRO CLIMATIZATION OF THE PAVILIONS

FACADE DESIGN

CLADDING MODULES

SCRAP METAL

WOODEN PALLETS

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DESIGN ELEMENT 1II DESIGN OF THE TRANSFERIUM, RIBERAS DEL BRAVO


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PUBLIC SPACE

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Universiteit Van Amsterdam

The project dealt with designing a hybrid building for University van Amsterdam to provide an interaction hub for the students, staff and the citizens. The project aimed to reassert the relationship between city and university. The extremely complex and hybrid program aimed to provide 5000 square meters of Conference Hub and University Lecture Hall combined with a 2000 square meters 2-stars hotel and a 1000 sq.m refectory/low budget restaurant and cafeteria. The design is a collection of multiple courtyards acting as the congregation point, strategically placed to accentuate student interaction along with cultural activities and caters to different users. The courtyards are also differentiated on the degree of privacy they offer. It also provides platform for catering different UVA campus activities and public programmes. The design unravels itself as a green terrain to generate a landmark image for the building and thus attract the citizens to become part of the UVA campus.


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IDEA DIAGRAM

DESIGN REALIZATION

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Market Academic CREA student Organization Hostel

Market Connections

Market Courtyard

Urban green Connections

Residential Courtyard

Cultural Courtyard

MASSING & PROGRAM

MASSING DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION OF COURTYARDS Market Courtyard Cultural Courtyard Residential Courtyard

Market trail Green trail

ORGANIZATION OF MAIN FUNCTIONS Cafe CREA Hostel Academic block

ORGANIZATION OF CONNECTING FUNCTIONS Cafe Auditorium Audio Visual Room

URBAN CONNECTIONS


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Thermal Insulation

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Metal facade cladding Metal flange connection to the facade

Vertical support Fixed glass facade

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

False ceiling cladding

DETAIL OF FLOOR JOINERY

Drainage pipes Drain Channels Vertical Down-takes

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

Double Glass Windows

Water Supply pipes Compacted Growing Medium 600x600mm Metal Grating covered with pebbels Water Proofing

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

DETAIL OF THE FACADE

GREEN FACADE DETAIL SECTION


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1.5 m concrete walkway

Growing Medium Filter Membrane Drainage Root Repellent Thermal Insulation Vapour Control

DETAIL OF THE FACADE

DETAIL OF THE GREEN FACADE 25*300*300 Paver blocks

DETAIL SECTION OF RAMP, GREEN FACADE AND FLOOR SLAB JOINERY

1.5 m concrete walkway Metal grating cover Drainage Growing Medium Metal flashing covering Corrugated Metal facade cladding L-section Runner Surface clading Thermal Insulation

Filter Membrane Drainage Root Repellent Thermal Insulation Vapour Control Hollowcore precast concrete slabs 2000*1200*200 Curved Steel truss

DETAIL OF THE GREEN ROOF


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REJUVENATING ELLEWOUTSDIJK FORT Borsele, The Netherlands

The project was part of RMIT (Restoration, Modification Intervention & Transformation) studio and dealt with the rejuvenation of the historical landmark Ellewoutsdijk fort. The Borsele municipality had recently restored the fort building and was looking forward for proposals to rejuvenate the fort which lies in a very strategic location with close proximity to the international connection, Westerschelde tunnel. The Municipality of Borsele, Residents of Ellewoutsdijk and Natuurmonument had different vested interests in rejuvenate the fort like promote the tourism, escalate the state revenue, preserving the history and promoting the nature tourism prevalent in Zeeland. My project was unique, as I believed that the fort was complete by itself hence dint build anything inside the fort but left it virgin and chose to build multiple pavilions around the fort to escalate public activity in the area. The project included design of four small pavilions to cater different groups and activities in the area, like nature cycling, bird watching, tourism and community activities of the local residents. The four pavilions were placed strategically to generate different routes and movement patterns in and around the fort. Thus the whole idea dealt with rejuvenating the fort and the village around by increasing touristic activities and accelerating inflow of revenue for the government without actually modifying the historical landmark.


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North Sea DIKE

FORT

DIKE

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360 DEGREE VIEW OF THE FORT VILLAGE

NO PAUSE

NORTH SEA

VILLAGE

Watch tower Viewing

PAVILLION 1I

PAVILLION 1V

ELLEWOUTSDIJK VILLAGE PAVILLION

TOURIST PAVILLION

PAVILLION 1II

NORTH SEA PAVILLION

BIRD WATCHING PAVILION

Community Hall

Public Library

PAVILLION 1

BIRD WATCHING PAVILLION

VILLAGE PAVILLION

Relaxing Bike charging Center

NORTH SEA PAVILION

ELLEWOUTSDIJK FORT PLAN WITH FOUR PAVILLIONS


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ADJUSTABLE FINS FACADE DESIGN Utrech, The Netherlands


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FIN MECHANISM

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SUN ANGLE STUDY

12.30 PM

4.30 PM

Winter sun angle

Winter sun angle

Summer sun angle

Winter sun angle

DETAIL OF THE FIN 0.3M

0.3M

0.3M

Bottom moveable micro Fins made of ETFE fabric used for shading alone. fabric can also create attractive diffused light and can allow high external vision.

PART SECTION

PART ELEVATION

Top moveable micro fins for shading and indirect Light Redirection, highly reflective. The lower part of the metal reflectors are not extremely reflective as they don’t have to redirect but only have to reflect the sunlight back.

GREEN WALL STRUCTURAL & DRAINAGE DETAIL

PART PLAN SHOWING FINS AT 1:20 SCALE

PART PLAN SHOWING PLANTERS AT 1:20 SCALE


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CAN WE? MAKE MORE THAN A CINEMA Berlin AEDES, Germany

We reinterpreted the brief to include a film school. This educational approach to arthouse cinema encourages interaction between cinema and the community. The film school hosts various functions including workshops, screenings and film-making The urban strategy consists of a bowl shaped public space which opens to the street. This bowl is intersected by an axis that links the existing parks behind the site to the Wedding S-bahn station. The project aimed at developing two layers: public at ground floor level and film related functions lifted above. An open and welcoming public space provides a new social platform for the community. This public space was created by scooping out the existing ground terrain. There are diverse spaces for multiple activities e.g. outdoor markets, film making, large public events including sports event screenings and concerts, surfaces for skaters, retail functions related to cinema, cafĂŠ terrace and more.


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By lifting the picture house onto a pedestal and making it float we are treating it as an icon. The open nature of the design provides views of the icon from all directions. The facades can be used for large scale movie projections. Open air screenings can be seen from the S-bahn, creating a memorable landmark for passers-by.

REDESIGN OF THE CINEMA BUILDING

REDESIGN OF THE FILM EDUCATION ACADEMY


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EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY on the periphery of Mumbai Mira Bhyander, India

The project aimed to provide a strong infrastructure setup in the region of Mira Bhyander, situated in the periphery of expanding the mega metropolitan Mumbai city. The entire region was studied in detail in Urban design studio under four main headings titled: Land-use, Historical Development, Land ownership and Economy. This Urban study lead to selection of nine potential sites which lacked basic amenities and infrastructure, which were further researched and analyses in detail to derive to a problem statement. With this departure point each of us chose one potential site, critically analyzed the problem statement and derived to a programme statement that empowers the existing community by providing essential infrastructure facilities. Kashimira , the chosen site for my project is a small poor community living in slum lacking basic amenities like health facilities, workshops, community spaces etc. Thus the whole design dealt with providing infrastructure facilities like hospital, training centers, workshops, local retail centers, community spaces and recreational areas. The basic design concept dealt with developing a grid of 5x10m, which was laid on the site and Corrugated modular boxes were used as design elements which allowed flexible growth and also allowed future Expansion. These boxes were laid in different permutations and combinations depending on the programme requirement.


INFRASTRUCTURE PROVIDED: HOSPITAL WORKSHOP RETAIL FOR THE WORKSHOP COMMUNITY HALL

SLUMS

FOREST LANDS

INDUSTRIAL

MHADA HOUSING

70’S - 80’S HOUSING

90’S HOUSING

GAOTHANS

PERIPHERAL VILLAGES

FISHING VILLAGES

MICRO SCALE URBAN ANALYSIS OF MIRA BHYANDER REGION

CHOSEN SITE FOR MY DESIGN PROJECT : KASHIMIRA SLUMS

TRADE ROUTES AND REGIONS

TYPES OF INDUSTRIES

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, TERTIARY INDUSTRIES MAPPING

ECONOMY

ECONOMIC, POLITICAL ND RELIGIOUS POWER STRUCTURE MAP

POWER STRUCTURE MAP

LAND OWNERSHIP MAP

LAND OWNERSHIP

PATTERNS OF GROWTH

PHASE OF FORMULATION

CIVIL WARS WITHIN THE REGION

CIVIL WARS WITHIN THE REGION

THE PORTUGESE COLONIZATION

HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT

HOUSING PATTERNS

INSTITUTIONAL AND RESIDENTIAL ZONES

PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL ZONES

TRANSFORMATION IN LAND USE

POPULATION DENSITIES

SECTOR WISE POPULATION MAP

BUILT FORM MAP

UN OCCUPIED LAND COMPOSITION

ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

LAND USE

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MACRO URBAN ANALYSIS OF MIRA BHYANDER REGION (PERIPHERY REGION OF MUMBAI)

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EXSISTING SITE CONTEXT AT PLAY

ORGANIZATION DIAGRAM

AXIS I

Accentuating the Highway conection

State Highway

Residences

AXIS II

Accentuating the green zone to the highway connection

Industrial Area Green Area

Residential Area Slums

AXIS III

Accentuating the slums to the industries connection

The design concept dealt with generating three axis that accentuates the movement pattern within the site, caters different users and connects important landmarks. AXIS 1 :

Accentuating connection

the residences to the highway

AXIS 11 : Accentuating the slums to the industries connection AXIS 111:

Accentuating the green zone to the highway connection PROCESS MODELS

LOWER LEVEL PLAN

HIGHER LEVEL PLAN


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VIEW SHOWING THE WORKSHOP AND MULTIPLE LEVEL OPEN AIR WORKSPACE COURTYRADS ALONG THE SLUMS

SECTION THROUGH CENTRAL SPINE

SECTION ACROSS THE SLOPE

VIEW SHOWING THE ALIGNMENT OF THE RETAIL AND RECREATIONAL AREAS ALONG THE MAIN CONNECTION AXIS.


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TRANSCULTURAL STUDIES IN:CH 08 India & Switzerland

The Trascultural studies IN:CH was a six month long exchange program between Mumbai and Bern University, and focused on intense research and analysis of the different aspects that affect the housing typologies in modern cities both in India and Switzerland. Four different cities and twenty five different sites were studied and analyzed under different parameters. The entire study was divided into five segments, where the initial three tiers focused solely on analysis and the final two tiers dealt with designing and proposing an ideal Housing solution in both the countries. The exchange program was an initiative to enlarge the definitions of sustainability, focusing in the field of architecture and urbanism, in our contemporary interconnected global society. The project planning strategy is hybridized through the manipulation of the compiled analyses, personal experience and through cooperation between students of both the universities, supervised by experts from Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and Switzerland.

TIER I_ RESEARCH AHMEDABAD , INDIA

TIER II_ RESEARCH MUMBAI, INDIA

TIER III_ RESEARCH BANGLORE, INDIA

TIER IV_ DESIGN BANGLORE, INDIA

TIER V_ DESIGN BERN, SWITZERLAND


EXCHANGE PROGRAMME _ TIER II _ GROUP RESEARCH MUMBAI, INDIA

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EXCHANGE PROGRAMME _ TIER 1 _ GROUP RESEARCH AHMEDABAD, INDI A

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History and background Context VOLUMETRIC ESTABLISHMENT

LEGEND LEGEND

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

ROADS

ACCESS

SITE UNDER STUDY

SEMI PRIVATE STREET

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC SPACE RESIDENTIAL AREA

OPEN GREEN SPACES

SHOPS

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT RAILWAY STATIONS

COMMUNITY HALL PLAY SCHOOL

Floor Plans & Sections Static structure Material & Building services ECONOMY

building and substance of building: positive : the settlement is built for a low-income group negative : the location is not so good beacause it is away

building and substance of building:

from the main city

against natural elements like rain

initial costs: positive : there

positive

operating- and maintenancecosts: positive : maintenance is very cheap negative : if the owner is a part of a society he need

regular repair and maintenance because of the harsh climate initial costs:

to

positive low initial costs because the

pay high maintenance because individual owners can choose

area was just in the first stages of

when they want do the maintenance

development

MEDIOCRE ACTIVITIES LESS ACTIVITIES

NIGHT

Ecology

Utilization & Development

operating energy

Well-Being & Health

construction material

Building & Substance of the

Initial Cost Maintainance Cost

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Design

earth, nature and landscape

value added / property market

positive it is a very clean locality with good security provisions for the commercial and residential buildings negative the maintenance cost is very high (rs.4 per square foot for the residential buildings)

cost value added: ERSTELLT MIT DER STUDENTENVERSION EINES PRODUKTS VON AUTODESK

SUSTAINABILITY ROSETTE

Community

Infrastructure

operating and maintenance costs:

Community

Infrastructure

Design

earth, nature and landscape

Utilization & Development

operating energy

Well-Being & Health

construction material

value added / property market

Building & Substance of the

Initial Cost Maintainance Cost

ERSTELLT MIT DER STUDENTENVERSION EINES PRODUKTS VON AUTODESK

SUSTAINABILITY ROSETTE

tion is finished

ERSTELLT MIT DER STUDENTENVERSION EINES PRODUKTS VON AUTODESK

SUSTAINABILITY CONCLUSION DIAGRAM

the building; just until the construc-

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MAXIMUM ACTIVITIES

into consideration the whole life of

ERSTELLT MIT DER STUDENTENVERSION EINES PRODUKTS VON AUTODESK

LEGEND

negative the investment does not take

ERSTELLT MIT DER STUDENTENVERSION EINES PRODUKTS VON AUTODESK

TELLT MIT DER STUDENTENVERSION EINES PRODUKTS VON AUTOD

cost value added / property market: positive : when they need more spaces to live, they build it they can sell the land to a builder (like in green city)

AFTERNOON

protects

soons in the city, the building needs

small community bank or you can modgage commodoties

MORNING

facade

negative with exposure to the monare possibilities to loan money from a

bank or

SOCIAL

double

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TRANSCULTURAL STUDIES IN:CH 08 EXCHANGE PROGRAMME _ TIER IV _ PROTOTYPE DESIGN

Jayanagar, Banglore, India

The study was the Third & Fourth tier of the Exchange Program which was accompanied with a two month long Design Studio. Jayanagar is the first of post independence planned residential areas of Bangalore dating back to late 50‘s and has a substantial population of long term, mostly Kannada speaking residents with established families. Due to sudden boom in IT industry and new metro train proposal, Jayanagar is undergoing a substantial amount of transformation. Hence the design had to generate an opportunity for development of ‘Mixed use module’ and set guidelines for its ‘Flexible Commercial and Residential Growth and Expansion’. The proposal formulated a 3m*3m grid design on a prototype site and accommodated commercial and residential usage. It also defines certain parameters to systemize expansion and simultaneously control exponential growth.

SITE PLAN OF THE PROTOTYPE HOUSE Residential Grid 3m x 3m Commercial Grid 6m x 3m

MASTER PLAN OF THE SITE WITH THE GIRD OVERLAY

DETAIL OF THE VARIOUS GRIDS

FLEXIBLE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL GROWTH AND EXPANSION MODULES

A minimum structural grid of 3mx3m is provided, facilitating flexible but systematic growth.

Extensions on vertical axis canot be carried out until all the grids on the horizontal grids are built

GROUND FLOOR

20% of the commercial grid needs to remain free. If more than one grid are rented, the renter decides to develop the services and access points differently

There are zones where the windows can be created, the renter decides depending number and location of openings

FIRST FLOOR _ OPTION 1

FIRST FLOOR _ OPTION 2


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TRANSCULTURAL STUDIES IN:CH 08 EXCHANGE PROGRAMME _ TIER V _ PROTOTYPE DESIGN ADELBODEN, SWITZERLAND

The study was the Final Tier of the Exchange Program which was accompanied with a two month long Design Studio. Adelboden is a mountain village, that lies in the Bernese Oberland in 1350 above sea level, with appro 3‘741 inhabitants and has an economy persisting on Seasonal Tourism. Adelboden is in the process of revitalizing its tourism and developing into a sports and wellness village. Hence the Design had to develop a module which is dual in nature and caters to the Native and Tourist population. It also had to take into consideration the extreme site conditions like steep slope, heavy snow fall, climatization, etc. The design was an accumulation of different housing modules comprising of studio spaces, apartments for native residents and summer-winter tourist apartments

SITE PLAN

DETAIL OF HYBRID HOUSING MODULES

ROOF CONSTRUCTION Roof Covering

UPPER LEVEL PLAN OF CONFIGURATION 1 1 Apartment +2 Holiday Apartment

CONFIGURATION 1I

1 Apartment + 3 Studio

Roof Lathing 3*5 cm

CONFIGURATION 1II

1 Apartment + 1 Holiday Apartment +1 Studio

Ventilation level 6 cm Water carrying sheet 25cm Heat Insulation Crosswise 2*10 cm Vapour Barrier Roof Sheathing Rafter

LOWER LEVEL PLAN OF CONFIGURATION 1 1 Apartment +2 Holiday Apartment

CONFIGURATION 1I

1 Apartment + 3 Studio

CONFIGURATION 1II

1 Apartment + 1 Holiday Apartment +1 Studio

FLOOR CONSTRUCTION Cement base including heating 7cm PE- Sheet impact sound insulation 2cm Heat insulation 14 cm Vapour barrier Bottom slab 25cm Inferior concrete 5cm Heat insulation filling “misapor”

SITE SECTION ALONG THE SLOPE

DETAIL WALL SECTION


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FREI FORDERTECHNIK

Project Location: rubigen Office: SHS Architekten, Switzerland As part of SHS Architekten I designed an office extension for Frie Fordertechnik, a production center for rubber belts at Rubugen, Switzerland. The concept of the project was to design and interactive working space. The idea dealt with designing a fuctional wall that catered as shelfs on one side and windows on the other. During this process worked on Design Drawings, Presentation drawing, Details and Execution Drawings.


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PLAN

ELEVATION AA

DETAIL SECTION

Detailschnitt

SECTION AA

Detailschnitt

SECTION BB


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CHRIST UNIVERSITY, MBA SCHOOL Lavasa, Pune, India Office: Ranjit Sinh Associates

Christ university is a upcoming 21 acre MBA college campus at the new township Lavasa, Pune. As part of phase-1; 4acre of the plot was designed to accommodate Academic block, Resource block, Administration block and housing for faculty. The project provides an interesting overlap of academic blocks and open/recreational spaces aiming to generating extremely interactive academic spaces. As part of the design team of two, I have worked on design of buildings, municipality sanction drawings, working drawings, detailing, final finishes, cordination with MEP and PMC, Client interactions along with site work.


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UTILITY BLOCK LODGE FOR THE VISITING TRUSTEES ACADEMIC BLOCK 1 RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION BLOCK

ACADEMIC BLOCK 1I

PLAN @ LEVEL 4 (679M)

PLAN @ LEVEL 3 (675M)

PLAN @ LEVEL 2 (671M)

PLAN @ LEVEL 1 (667m)


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TCGRE Residential Complex Master Plan Hinjewadi, Pune, India Office: Ranjit Sinh Associates

Residence for IT professionals at Hinjewadi is a 45 acre master planning project. The project aimed at Phase-wise development of start-up housings for IT professionals. As part of the project a flexible Master plan had to be designed which allowed incremental of FAR from 0.9-1.4- 1.8 for the entire plot depending upon the market strategy. The proposal also had to suggest phasewise development of infrastructure and the buildings to regular a constant flow of money from the investors and the market. Apart from the number crunching the concept dealt with developing a self sufficient residential complex with lot of open spaces for the young residents to meet and interact. Pedestrian and Vehicular axis were developed taking into consideration the slope of the land.


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CONCEPT DIAGRAM

ALTERNATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL DIAGRAM

The design concept dealt with developing multiple axis to cater different users. Vehicular movement axis was laid against the contour and pedestrian movement axis was laid along the contour to optimise the usage. Also the Pedestrian axis was flanged with multiple recreational amenitiese to accentuate public getogethers. LEGEND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT LOW RISE DEVELOPMENT

High rise with the back drop of the hill

Low rise and high-end villas along the hill

Walled complex with internal Commercial establishment

MEDIUM RISE DEVELOPMENT HIGH RISE DEVELOPMENT GREEN ZONES

DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR DIFFERENT FAR

0.9 FAR MASTERPLAN

1.4 FAR MASTERPLAN

1.8 FAR MASTERPLAN


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1 BHK BUILDING

BAR 1

BAR 2

BAR 3

1 BHK & 2 BHK COMBINED BUILDING


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MY PAINTINGS & PHOTOGRAPHS

lost In Transition

Switzerland, 2008-2009

Life in prison

BArch Thesis, India 2008-2009 Part of the BArch Thesis project titled “Designing Reformative spaces for the Prisoners.”

State of Affairs

The Netherlands, 2010-2011


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REVATHI PILLAI Address

Bagijnhof 110, 2611 AS , Delft, The Netherlands.

Telephone

+31 619678051, +919619114744

Email

revathi.arch@gmail.com

Date of Birth

21st December 1985

Languages

English (Proficiency level: Excellent)

Dutch (Proficiency level: Elementary level)

Other languages: Hindi, Marathi, Tamil

Software

AutoCAD 2D & 3D, Vector works, Autodesk Revit, Rhino

Sketch up, Vray, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Corel Draw.

MSC IN ARCHITECTURE, TU DELFT

work experience INTERNATIONAL OFFICE, TU DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

| Jan ’11 - Aug ‘11 & Jan ’12- Aug ‘12 Introduction Programme 2011 & 2012: Organizing with a team of six, two week introduction programme comprising of 300 and more obligatory & voluntary activities for 1000 new international students. The job demanded managerial, organizational, coordination with various groups and communication skills. Job Designation: Organization and communication coordinator

RANJIT SINH ASSOCIATES, MUMBAI

Job Designation: Architect | April ’09 - Aug ‘10

•Christ University (MBA college), Lavasa, Pune: Was part of core Design development, prepared municipality sanction drawings, working drawing, tenders, finishes, detailing and carried out site-supervision work. • Residential development for young IT professionals, Hinjewadi, Pune: Conceptualized and designed 45 acre Master plan for multiple phase-wise development and different financially feasible possibilities for the project.

SHS ARCHITEKTEN AG, SWITZERLAND

Job Designation: Intern Architect | Aug ’08 - Jan ’09

• Frei Fordertechnik production centre, Rubigen: Conceptualized, Designed and prepared drawings for the extension of office space for phase-I and designed master plan for Phase-II • Energie Thun: Generated conceptual design and presentation to build an instillation for competition project at Energie Thun

KAIF FAQUIH ASSOCIATES, MUMBAI

| Oct ’07 - Jan ‘08 • 36-storey residential building at Mazgaon: Designed as part of the core design-group and prepared Municipal sanction and Working drawings. • 45-storey commercial project at Lower parel: Designed different office floor layouts and elevations and prepared sanction drawings. • Residential building, Wadala: Designed high-end residences as part of sale component for Slum Rehabilitation Scheme. Job Designation: Intern Architect

MS. ABHA NARAIN LAMBHA ASSOCIATES, MUMBAI

| May ’06 - July ‘06 During this period worked on conservation projects like documentation of important heritage buildings in Pune city; Mapping of dilapidation of the shrines around Krishnaraya temple, Hampi and was part of final listing process of Heritage buildings in Mumbai city in the year 2006. Job Designation: Intern Architect

conference paprer PRESENTED PAPER IN THE 2ND CONGRESS INTERNACIONAL DE CIUDADES FRONTERIZAS, CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO Technology University of Delft, The Netherlands | Oct ‘11

Paper titled “Dynamics of Migration flow between the Mexico and the United States of America” was presented in the second Congress Internacional de Ciudades Fronterizas organized by Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.


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MASTERS IN ARCHITECTURE Technology University of Delft, The Netherlands | Sep ‘10- June ‘12 Semester 1 specialization: Hybrid building design

The project dealt with designing a cultural center with an extremely complex and hybrid program for University of Amsterdam to provide an interaction hub for the students, staff and the citizens. The hybrid program aimed to provide 5000 square meters of Conference Hub and University Lecture Hall combined with a 2000 square meters 2-stars hotel and a 1000 sq.m refectory/low budget restaurant and cafeteria.

Semester 2 specialization: RMIT (Restoration, Modification, Intervention & Transformation)

The studio dealt with designing an urban strategy and an architectural intervention to rejuvenation the historical landmark Ellewoutsdijk fort which is strategically located and has vested interested of multiple actors.

Graduation Studio specialization: DSD _ Urban Asymmetries Studio

The graduation project dealt with the design of a transport system comprising of three main elements the Transferium hub, the bus stops and the routes on the prototype site in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The project dealt with understanding the implications of Neo liberal policies on the political, economical, cultural and multiple other tiers and the manifestation of the same on the built environment and abandonment of the houses in the city. As a counter proposal a group strategy was proposed on a prototype site along with Urban & Architectural interventions.

IN:CH EXCHANGE PROGRAM

| Feb ‘08 - July ‘08 The six month long exchange program between the two universities focused on studying and analyzing all the different aspect that affects housing typology in modern cities both in India and Switzerland. Four different cities and twenty five different sites were studied and analyzed under different parameters. The second stage of the exchange program dealt with designing and proposing an ideal Housing solution in both the countries. Bern University of Applied sciences, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Switzerland and University of Mumbai

BACHELORS IN ARCHITECTURE

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA), Mumbai University | June ‘03 – May ‘09

My graduation project dealt with designing reformative space for Prisoners. The project dealt with looking at the whole aspect of humanizing the institute and designing a more transparent institute which follows reformative methods to treat the prisoners rather than punishing them. Developing an architectural language which is more integrated with nature and is generated from the existing topography of the area, where the level of interaction of the prisoner is optimum with nature and society.

workshop and competitions •Won the first prize in a competition conducted by Aedes Network Campus Berlin and ‘Why Factory’ under the supervision of architect Winy Mass (principal architect MVRDV). The workshop focused on envisioning the design and functional revitalization of the arthouse cinema typology in Berlin, by facilitating its capacity to accommodate an extremely complex set of demands. •Participated as Teaching Assistance for Building and Construction workshop in 5th year BArch. • Was part of a two week workshop conducted by Theatre Director Mr. Ramu Ramanathan, dealing with the study of BEST(Bombay Electrical State Transport) networks in our city, its history, related myths, different navigation systems through the city, etc. As part of the workshop we created an instillation, movie and daily newsletters. • Participated in two week long workshop conducted by Mr. Kaiwan Mehta dealing with the study of existing community patterns and economic networks in the dense and business area of Bhuleshwar in South Mumbai • Conducted a survey regarding the distribution of remedies provided by state government in the slum areas of Dharavi after the 26th July 2005 flood disaster in Mumbai, under the supervision of Ms. Amita Kanekar in collaboration with NGO Spark. • As part of electives in BArch specialized in Ceramic modeling, Photography, in environmental studies & eco-friendly architecture and basics of Project Management • Participated in 2 week theatre workshop conducted by Theatre Director Mr. Ramu Ramanathan in BArch.

ACADEMIC PROJECT

educational qualification


EMAIL: REVATHI.ARCH@GMAIL.COM

TEL: 0031 619678051


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