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Rohit C. Belsare Architectural Designer 160 South Virgil Avenue, Apartment 131 Los Angeles, CA 90004 +1 213 880 5265 rcbelsare@gmail.com intellectarchitects.7p.com Š 2013 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the copyright owner


CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

PROFESSIONAL WORK PRIVATE HOUSE I PRIVATE HOUSE II CRICKET CLUB PAVILION INTERIOR DESIGN I INTERIOR DESIGN II

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HOSPITAL DESIGN

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ACADEMIC WORK GRADUATE GRADUATE THESIS

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VISUAL STUDIES

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TECTONIC STUDIES

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DESIGN STUDIO I

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DESIGN STUDIO II

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DESIGN STUDIO III

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DESIGN STUDIO IV

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UNDERGRADUATE I.T. OFFICE

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UNDERGRADUATE THESIS

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architecture -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


This portfolio is a reflection of my work through my professional and academic tenure in the past few years. The process has helped in unfolding the various phases of designing spaces. The work displayed here has number of inspirations; the world around me, the things that affect me as a person, as an observer, the people around me, inside me, inside my mind.....


PROFESSIONAL WORK


About: The site is located in suburban area of Pune city, INDIA. An apartment building was to be designed for a family with three units of living+dining+ kitchen+ 3 bedrooms apartments with parking on the ground floor. The building was to be aesthetically appealing. The client wanted the building in exposed brickwork exterior finish. Salient features: Status: Completed Designation in the team : Head architect Design team: Self with an Assistant and structural engineer. Time span: One year (may 2009-may 2010) Private House I Type of construction: R.C.C. Framed structure with exposed brickwork cavity wall construction. Architectural Project Total built up area: 3900 sqft. Pune, INDIA Total plot area: 4000 sqft.

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Private House II

Architectural Project Pune, INDIA

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About: The site is located in Pune city, INDIA. A bungalow was to be designed for a family of four. The requirements were that the client wanted a spacious bungalow with parking on the ground stilt floor with sitout and open spaces. Salient features: Salient Features: Status: Construction Phase Designation In The Team : Head Architect Design Team: Self. Time Span: October 2010- June 2013 Type Of Construction: R.C.C. Framed Structure. Total Builtup Area: 4000 Sqft. Total Plot Area: 4050 Sqft.

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About: Redesigning of Deccan Gymkhana Cricket Club Status: Design Development Phase Designation In The Team : Partner Design Team: Self and Partner

Deccan Gymkhana Cricket Club Pavilion Architectural Project Pune, INDIA

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About: Interior Design of Apartment for Mr. Deshpande Status: Completed Designation In The Team : Partner Design Team: Self and Partner

Mr. Deshpande Apartment Interior Design Project Pune, INDIA

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About: Interior Design of Apartment for Mr. Joglekar Status: Completed Designation In The Team : Head Architect Design Team: Self

Joglekar House

Interior Design Project Pune, INDIA

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About: Ruby Hall, Hinjewadi, INDIA Worked in architectural design and interior design in the projects.

About: Ruby Hall Hospital, Wanowrie, INDIA Worked in architectural design and interior design in the projects.

Salient Features: Status: Completed Designation In The Team : Assistant Architect Design Team: Senior Architect, 2 Assistant Architects

Salient Features: Status: Completed Designation In The Team : Assistant Architect Design Team: Senior Architect, 1 Assistant Architect.

Ruby Hall Clinic Hospital Architectural Project Hinjewadi, Pune, INDIA

Ruby Hall Clinic Hospital Architectural Project D.P. Road, Pune, INDIA

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GRADUATE WORK


Misinterpreted Edges

Graduate Thesis Instructor: Michael Rotondi Summer 2013 SCI-Arc

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MISINTERPRETED EDGES

FOOLING THE EYE: FOOLING THE MIND The thesis focuses on creating ambiguous edges in architectural form and uses the method of pixilation to achieve this effect. Is it true? Is it not? That is the question. The visuals that we see are processed by the mind to create an interpretation. As Oscar Wilde quotes in his novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’, the world is full of visual mysteries. The way we see the edges may not be the real ones. They could be an optical illusion. From the Pyramids of Egypt to the Roman mosaics, to the most recent portraits by Chuck Close, all have been an attempt to create misinterpreted edges. This assemblage of several similar objects whether in two or three dimension proved effective in misinterpreting edges over the time. There have been several factors to control this effect. The tools that could create such a kind of illusion could be form, color, pattern or scale. Thethesis emphasizes on the factor of scale. Thus scale reveals interesting scenarios to create ambiguous, misinterpreted edges. Inspirations were drawn form nature with examples like the soap bubbles and the flock of starlings at Otmoor in England. Similarly some paintings and sculptures based on the same idea also proved as precedents.

This focuses on the contemporary method of pixilation for Misinterpretation of Edges and suggests a method to create these effects in architectural form. A process to achieve misinterpretation of edges, by populating an abstract cloud form with three-dimensional pixels or geometric is tested. The aim of this pixilation technique is not only to create a surface articulation but is also to create three-dimensional spaces. This achieved effect looks at the problem of perceiving the pixel as an individual entity and also a system of elements. This in turn is used to create architectural and habitable spaces. A set of rules is followed in this process, which in turn also govern the program design and planning.

The program is a ‘Cloud Space’ an idea derived from the eponymous term used in computing, where the user defines the function of the building and the function is based on the perception of the user about the building. The site is chosen in such a way that it help in creating an environment conducive to the program.

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Nature Interpretation Diagrams

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Pixel Studies

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Visual Studies

Instructor: Elena Manferdini 2GAX, Fall 2011 SCI-Arc

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About: The aim of this assignment was to recreate and study the complex natural geometries found in nature and manupulation of these geometries digitally. There are models of two flowers made digitally and then following all the colors and textures,recreated like the real flower, and then they are enhanced in such a way so as to create a composition to be printed on a cloth which looks aesthetically appealing and is in utmost detail. Zbrush and Autodesk Maya were used predominantly in the assignment. The later part of the assignment was to create a three dimensional composition which could be followed on folds manipulating them while composing it in two dimensional with a preconceived notion of the resultant being a composition which had faces and laminae on a three dimensional format. The composition was later on printed on a PVC sheet and cut and pasted to create a model of actual size.

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Visual Studies

Scripting & Tooling Instructor: Saturo Sugihara 2GBX, Spring 2011 SCI-Arc

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About: The class focused on creating and editing JAVA scripts in Processing software and then running it in iGeo. The scripts created a sequence of unending patterns in Cartesian geometry. The scripts created two and three dimensional drawings. These drawings were then further used for the corresponding design studio (2GBX) to create deep surfaces.

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Advanced Tectonics

Material Research Instructor: Marcelo Spina 2GAX, Fall 2011 SCI-Arc

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Aim: The class aimed to develop a series of evolving instantiations of a project: a series of structural, material and tectonic scenarios considering issues of design,fabrication and assembly. Using both digital technique and physical production. Method: This course looked at the historic relationship between structure and surface in architecture through the lens of contemporary digital fabrication,tectonic assembly and advanced materials, focussing its emphasis on research, design and the development of complex and integrated building envelopes for specific performances and applications. The class aimed to develop a series of evolving instantiations of a project : a series of structural,material and tectonic scenarios considering issues of design, fabrication and assembly by using both digital technique and physical production. Each group had to work out the theory as well as practical for their own material and design and create an appropriate technique for the implementation of their design. After the phase of research, each group was supposed to come up with proposals of design which would be a live object or a use of the material. The assignment focussed on creating a tile out of the fabric form and designed a mounting for it as well. The tile was designed and caste keeping into consideration the properties of fabric as formwork and hence prototypes were made.

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Design Module: A design module of hexagonal pattern was created to create a tile format. This was helpful in creating interesting interlocking continuous valleys throughout the composition.

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Complex Morphologies Design Studio I Instructor: Florencia Pita 2GAX, Fall 2011 SCI-Arc

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About: The studio focused on the development of your design while taking into consideration several basic programmatic requirements. The design aim was to take two independent morphologies of to independent elements and them fuse them together to create an all new complex, self sustaining and self identifiable massing. The task was to design a new, stand-alone, REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre) in Santa Monica, California. The original REDCAT, located within the Disney Concert Hall complex, was an interdisciplinary contemporary arts centre for innovative visual, performing and media arts. It housed a black-box theatre, a gallery, and a lounge. While these three program elements were extrinsically diverse we did not be simply codified them as typological figures. Rather, we did overlay them with a set of topological figuration that swerves the production of profiles, silhouette, outline, and overall shape(s) towards affective ends. The site was located at the northern corner of Ocean Park Blvd and Main St. The footprint was approximately12,600 s.f. (70’x180’) and is free on all sides. We absorbed the surface parking to the north into our site which meant that one level of subterranean parking was required. Main St is a prime public street with retail, restaurants, galleries, etc. Just to the north on Main St is Edgemar, the commercial complex designed by Frank Gehry. It produces heterogeneity through more of a collage approach, with various distinctive elements colliding and juxtaposed with one another. Approach: The project started as a form study of two incongruous ontologies. The form was developed using blocks and huge massing of the Chinese vase. The structure was inspired by the chicle project of Hella jongerius. The project was thus developed formwise towards the main function of the project i.E. The black box theatre at Los Angeles.The main attempt of the project was to create a massive structure with breaking of the form by using undulations and use of integrated texture mapping with it. Thus there was an attempt to bring sense of flow to the massive form.

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MAIN STREET

2ND STREET

1. ENTRANCE LOBBY 2.DISPLAY GALLERY 3.PARKING 4.BARRIER FREE TOILET 5.PROJECTION ROOM 6.AUDITORIUM (UPPER LEVEL)

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7. AUDITORIUM (LOWER LEVEL) 8.BALCONY 9.STAGE 10.BACKSATGE 11.LOADING/UNLOADING BAY 12.RAMP.

SECTION SCALE 1/8”

2GAX: FLORENCIA PITA

NORMAN PL.

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1.DISPLAY GALLERY 2.SNACK COUNTER 3.GENT’S TOLIET 4.LADIES’ TOILET 5.PROJECTION ROOM 6.AUDITORIUM (UPPER LEVEL) 7.AUDITORIUM (LOWER LEVEL)

8.SKYWALK 9.GREEN ROOM 1 10.GREEN ROOM 2 11.STORAGE 12.FREIGHT ELEVATOR 13.WAITING LOUNGE

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MAIN STREET

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OCEAN PARK BOULEVARD

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1. PEDESTRIAN ENTRANCE 2.TICKETING 3.ENTRANCE LOBBY 4.KITCHEN/PANTRY 5.STORAGE 6.BAR 7.GENT’S TOLIET 8.LADIES’ TOILET

9.BARRIER FREE TOILET 10.AUDITORIUM (LOWER LEVEL) 11.STAGE 12.BACKSTAGE 13.GUEST ROOM 14.FREIGHT ELEVATOR 15.PARKING & SERVICE ENTRANCE 16. OFFICE

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Stage I

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Stage III

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Deep Skin Structures Design Studio II Instructor: Tom Wiscombe 2GBX, Spring 2012 SCI-Arc

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About: The studio focused on the development of a two and a half dimensional surface. Long before concerned with the effects that most advanced forms of computation have on the discipline and field of architecture, the 2GBX studio was concentrated on the complex relation between geometry and abstract code in production of a new architectonic order and form. The studio focussed on the transformation between the realms of two and three dimensionality and production of depth effects from drawings. This was achieved by using Java scripting in Processing software and then it was converted into three dimensional interpretations so as to create a massing which has a feel of two dimensionality as well as a three dimensionality and which had some tectonic quality to the surface. Approach: This developed tectonic surface was later used in studio for engaging of the program with its three dimensional form in a structure that was to be designed as an office building in Los Angeles, California. The site was located at the junction of two large streets. The ‘skin’ this produced not only as an enclosure to the architectural program but also an approach for spatial and tectonic qualities which resulted into a three dimensional habitable space.

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6th Street Bridge

Design Studio III Instructor: Eric Owen Moss 3GAX, Fall 2012 SCI-Arc

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About: The studio proposes a design solution for the Sixth Street Bridge in Los Angeles, California. The studio offers an alternative solution to the same design problem proposed by the Los Angeles transportation authorities. The main program for the cause was to build a bridge that not only takes from one bank of the Los Angeles River to another but also it performs a sociological and urban duty in doing the same. The precedents for the project were the notion of a bridge in Robin Hood- Little John conflict on the bridge in the Sherwood forests. Another precedent is the poem about Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irwing and its relation to the changing world. Approach: The project thus proposed did not only consist of a bridge structure but also ancillary spaces. Like a sports centre, a housing complex, a shopping mall and a theatre. As railway lines are located on either sides of the bank, the structure also includes two railway stations for the same purpose. Hence the structure is not only an entity by itself but it is also an additional environment which enhances the urban landscape and creates an interesting space in the overall dull downtown area of Los Angeles. The form was derived by using relation towards the site and the lines or chunks correspond to the nature of the site. The lines are derived from the detailed study of the site and site conditions. The lines or chunks as they form in three dimension also serve the purpose of producing interesting elements of design and house necessary circulation and service chunks.

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The Garden in the Machine Design Studio IV Instructor: David Ruy 3GBX: Spring 2013 SCI-Arc

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About: The primary objective of the studio is to develop a new narrative for the relationship between architecture, nature, and technology. Supporting this narrative will be a well-developed aesthetic agenda for the design project. Each student develops a project incorporating a large infrastructural machine interspersed with specifically architectural moments. The site and program are to be determined by each student and will be chosen to reinforce the primary objective of the studio. Secondary goals include developing voxel modelling techniques, questioning the tropes of architectural representation, Understanding the re-origination of the sublime through 20th century technologies, and developing familiarity with emerging ideas in speculative realism and object oriented philosophy.

Approach: The project tried to understand the design language NASA and other space exploration agencies tried to do knowingly and unknowingly. The program was to make a Human Race Museum in Space. The Museum was supposed to be a representation of Human Race for Alien lifeforms. Thus the program was exploration of the following aspects: a) What would be the representation of Human Race in a closed space b) How would you define and approach the design issues for a structure for an unknown audience with a fix purpose of the space.

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Preliminary Compositional Drawing

Preliminary Compositional Render

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Inner Panel Prototype : Detail Inner Panel Prototype

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Rocket: Lower Section & Launchpad

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UNDERGRADUATE WORK


I.T. Park

Third Year Design Studio Instructor: D.S.Joglekar University of Pune, INDIA

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The concept evolves form the basic Hindu concept of five natural elements which are the ultimate source of energy. Thus a pentagon depicting the five forces of nature is used. The other blocks are attached to these sides of the pentagon. The stairs serve as the connecting spaces and are thus inserted into the adjacent spaces amongst the blocks The project was for Third Year Undergraduate design studio. It constituted an office building for a Software Development Company in the Suburban area of Pune, India. It housed office spaces and add on utilities for the office spaces like cafe, gym, library and conference rooms. The site was located in Rajiv Gandhi technological zone - a suburban area of Pune, India The site was gradually sloped and had a huge area with very sparse vegetation. The project had three buildings, viz. The I.T. Office building with all the required amenities, a guest house with accommodation for guests and an attached activity centre for the employees of the office for leisure.

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Undergraduate Thesis Design Studio Instructor: Y. N. Bivalkar Final Year Design Studio University of Pune, INDIA

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The project was for Fifth Year Undergraduate design studio. It constituted an Art Centre and Museum in Pune, India. It housed an art gallery, art restoration lab, library studios and allied activity spaces. The Research focussed on creation of an iconic space. The Research: An extensive research of three months was made in the art field in India The research included the following: 1)Study of the art scenario in the country. 2)Study and one-to-one interaction with artists, art collectors and art enthusiasts. 3)Preparation and documentation of four actual and one book/internet case studies of the following structures The Requirement: There was a need of an art centre in the city This centre should have ful filled the following needs: A)promote art among the citizens and to enhance the image of Pune city as a culturally important city on the map of India. B)provide space for display of artwork C)provide space for buying, selling and auction of artwork D)provide amenities allied to art like restoration labs, libraries, studios and shops E)provide a lobby for gathering of painters and sculptures around the country

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The Site: The site is located in Sangamwadi area in the city of Pune, INDIA. The was completely flat with very little mounds with an average height of 1m. The site was elevated from the surroundings, hence it was appropriate for such a type of structure. Though located on the banks of the river, the site remained dry throughout the year and was accessible throughout the year. The climate was moderate with rainfall in 3 months of the year . The site is ideal for an iconic or an impressive building. The Concept The structure was to be made Iconic. Site thus selected had a view from front as well as from the left hand side as well as the right hand side. The site could be viewed from distance, hence there was a lot of ‘appreciation space. The height to which the structure has to be made was studied. Metaphorical concept of flight as creativity was used. Form of the building was taken in such a way that the pointed roof looked like wings, which was further developed in three dimensional massing.

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Š 2013 | ROHIT C. BELSARE | Architectural Designer | rcbelsare@gmail.com | +1 213 880 5265 |

Rohit C. Belsare  

Full Architectural Work Portfolio till date.

Rohit C. Belsare  

Full Architectural Work Portfolio till date.

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