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rutuja todarwal design portfolio


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Intricate pattern doodles

HAND-DONE PHYSICAL MODELS

Study of Jama Masjid, Delhi

Villas - Residential

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

A School in Chennai

Vowels India - Century 22

COMMERCIAL WORK - INTERNSHIPS

Post-Apocalyptic Poster

Interios - Bhandari’s

Interiors - Malpani’s

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The Music District

A place to explore, experience & enact music

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The Corner Project

Re-imagining alternative urban spaces

academic undergraduate thesis 2019

student competition annual NASA 2017

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Screen-in Screen-Out

The Urban Switch

academic architectural design studio 2016

student competition urban design 2016

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A Multiplex Facilty in Aurangabad

Under The Bloom

Rethinking the market experience

Désintégrer

Revitalisation of the Monday Market in Aurangabad

Reinterpreting a furniture piece into another

academic architectural design studio 2015

academic product design 2017

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A Photo Essay in an architectural element

Reflecting on the repurcussions of the way of life today

student competition annual NASA 2017

personal project photo manipulation 2019

A Lost Girl’s Odyssey Is Tomorrow an Illusion?


architecture

music

aspects

music, architecture and human

THE MUSIC DISTRICT

A PLACE TO EXPLORE, ENACT AND EXPERIENCE MUSIC Dept. of Architecture, MGM’s J.N.E.C. Academic | Undergraduate Thesis Rank 1 in thesis project in the college 2019 Guide: Prof. Jitendra Deshmukh

tangiblility

intangiblility

aspects of the project

Architecture plays a vital role in filtering and forming experiences through perceptions of built and un-built environments and architecture gets its importance from the people who interact with it. Without them buildings would be massive and hollow sculptures. This thesis is inspired by the architecture that enhances the human experience through the built environment by creating spaces that provide a scope for flexible opportunities.

experience

The design focuses on music and the spaces that help in creating and experiencing it. I believe that the music is the best medium to produce different types of experiences among other art forms. The consideration of music and architecture as sister arts has a long history, in spite of the fact that they occupy opposite ends of the spectrum between the immaterial and the material. The intuition that allows us to even consider architecture as ‘frozen music’ or music as ‘molten architecture’ comes from a deep and ancient understanding that, in its very essence, architecture exceeds building, as music exceeds sound.

explore

This thesis is an exploration of the multiplicity of ways to make people aware about different forms of music, respond to the trends in music consumption and provide a platform for the beginners and professionals in the field of music. The principal issues to be addressed through design are acoustics, experimental spaces for music appreciation, interactive sound experience, and facilitation of social interaction.

enact

A study of the possible transverse nature between sound, music rehearsal/ recording/ performance is crucial in the design exploration of this project to understand the relationship that man shares with sound, music, and space.


EXPERIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE AND MUSIC

TRANSLATING THE THRESHOLDS IN THE DESIGN


ENACT

EXPLORE

EXPERIENCE

ACTIVITIES AND SPACES

Interactive Museum Galleries

Immersive sound environments

Interactive installations

Musical Instruments

Recording Studios

Music Classrooms

Musicians Rehearsing

Jamming Studios

Outdoor Performance Venues

Live Venues for new artists

Performance Theatres

Various Musical Perfomances

CONSOLIDATION IN PROGRAM

Block A - Museum and Restaurant

Block B - Auditoriums, Outdoor Venues and Learning Center

Block C - Outdoor Amphitheatre


AMPHITHEATRE

BLOCK C OUTDOOR VENUE

AUDITORIUMS

BLOCK B PLAZA 3

LEARNING CENTER OUTDOOR VENUE PLAZA 2

PLAZA 1

SITE PLAN - TOP VIEW THE ON-SITE SPREAD OF ACTIVITIES SOUND MUSEUM

BLOCK A

RESTAURANT

SOUND GARDEN

MAIN ENTRY

MODEL OF THE WHOLE SCHEME

GROUND PLAN - AT ENTRY LEVEL OF ALL INDIVIDUAL BLOCKS

LOGISTICS AFTER THE DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION ON THE SITE

Proper planning was required to tackle the natural gradually steepening contour of the site that reached a height of 40 M in a distance of 400m. The views provided on the site were utilised for a better visitor experience.


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SITE VIEWS These views give a visual narrative of the whole project as one enters through the entry gate (1) up till one reaches the top most plaza (17), the individual blocks (A, B, C) and the overall view of the scheme.

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Steep Contour

Small Theatre

Outdoor Venue 2

SITE SECTION

Experimental Theatre

Auditoriums Foyer

BLOCK B

Grand Theatre

Learning Center

Plaza 2

Plaza 1

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Outdoor Venue 1 Underground Parking

BLOCK A

Restaurant

Sound Garden

Surface Parking

Welcoming Landscape


BLOCK A - RESTAURANT AND SOUND MUSEUM

EXHIBITS IN THE MUSEUM FOCUSING ON INDIAN MUSIC CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSIONS To know about the early days of independent ‘indie’ rock music in India. Discovering the classical legends who were pioneers of the world music movement, and taking a look at some of the enablers and iconic venues of contemporary music in India.

Staff Entry

LIVING TRADITIONS To understand what sruti, raga, tala, gharana, dhrupad, khayal, kutcheri really mean. Learning about the origins of classical music, understanding the basic concepts of Karnatic and Hindustani classical music. STORIES THROUGH SONG To discover the landmarks and legends of Hindi film music and find the diverse influences of various genres of music in film songs, and find some special songs that bring back memories of childhood, youth or romance.

Entry to Museum

MELTING POT Indian music is a confluence of many influences. From colonial times, musical interactions have enhanced and enriched cultures. This exhibit shall explore interesting and lesser-known stories about the histories of musical instruments.

Entry to Restaurant

TOP VIEW PLAN OF BLOCK A

PLAN AT LEVEL +4.50 M LVL

PLAN AT LEVEL +7.80 M LVL

PLAN AT LEVEL +11.30 M LVL

INDIAN MUSIC INSTRUMENTS A display of over 100 musical instruments from across the country, along with information on their origins, making and playing techniques.


VIEW OF THE BLOCK A

INTERNAL VIEWS OF THE MUSEUM FOYER SHOWING THE POPPING ELEMENT OF STAIRCASE

STUDY OF SIGHTLINES INDISE THE AUDITORIUM

VOLUME VARIATIONS INSIDE THE MUSEUM

ELEVATION B

ELEVATION A Sound Garden

Restaurant

Office

Sound Garden

Restaurant

Office

Foyer

Galleries

Plaza 1

Dressing Rooms

Plaza 1

Galleries above front office

SECTION XX’ Gallery above auditorium

SECTION AA’ Galleries above auditorium and foyer

SECTION YY’

SECTION BB’


TOP VIEW PLAN OF BLOCK B VIP Entry and way towards Amphitheatre Entry to Restaurant 2 Service Entry to Restaurant 2 Entry to Backstage of Grand Theatre Entry to Backstage of Outdoor Venue 1

Entry to Foyer

Entry to Learning Center

BLOCK C - LEARNING CENTER, AUDITORIUMS AND OUTDOOR VENUES Grand Theatre THEATRES

Small Theatre Experimental Theatre

PLAN AT LEVEL +14.50 M LVL

PLAN AT LEVEL +20.50 M LVL

6 Classrooms

Outdoor Venue 1 OUTDOOR VENUES

RESTAURANT Outdoor Venue 2

REHEARSAL ROOM

LEARNING CENTER

4 Recording Studios Indoor Venue

Entry to Outdoor Venue 2

PLAN AT LEVEL +24.50 M LVL

PLAN AT LEVEL +27.00 M LVL

PLAN AT LEVEL +31.50 M LVL


ENTRY TO THE CENTRAL FOYER

INTERNAL VIEWS OF THE AUDITORIUM FOYER SHOWING THE POPPING ELEMENT OF STAIRCASE NATURAL BACKDROP OF SMALL THEATRE

ELEVATION A

ELEVATION B Small Theatre

Experimental Theatre

Foyer

Grand Theatre

Stage

Learning Center

Plaza 2

Learning Center

Outdoor Venue 2

SECTION XX’

Rehearsal Hall

Small Theatre

Outdoor Venue 2

SECTION BB’

Outdoor Venue 1

Outdoor Venue 1

Underground Parking

Underground Parking

Plaza 2

Learning Center

Grand Theatre Backstage

Restaurant 2

Foyer

SECTION AA’

Backstage

Small Theatre

Outdoor Venue 2

SECTION YY’


BLOCK C - AMPHITHEATRE

Backstage Entry

Entry to Lawn Seats

TOP VIEW PLAN OF BLOCK C

PLAN AT LEVEL +15.00 M LVL

VIEW OF THE BLOCK C

Entrance to Amphitheatre Seat

Amphitheatre Seating

PLAN AT LEVEL +19.50 M LVL

View from the farthest seats

View from lawn seats toward stage

Lawn seating of Amphitheatre

Backstage Rooms

Toilets

Stepped seating of Amphitheatre

Road

SECTION YY’

Road

SECTION XX’

Stepped seating of Amphitheatre

Entry to Seats

Stage


THE CORNER PROJECT

REIMAGINING ALTERNATIVE URBAN SPACES - ENLIVENING THE URBAN VOIDS

IDENTIFY. JUSTIFY. SIGNIFY. MODIFY. VIVIFY. EXEMPLIFY 6 steps to bring that corner back to life.

I. IDENTIFY a public space LOCATION The CORNER of Ajanta Complex, Connaught Place, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

AURANGABAD MAHARASHTRA

Connaught place being a mixed used urban area provides with a varied age group of people. The area though planned consists of various pockets of land that are unused and being polluted.

Movement Mapping

6-10 PM

rickshaw 2-wheeler pedestrian

Activity Mapping

Shop Type Mapping

Shop Opening Time

Shop Closing Time

The mapping analysis shows that inspite of being situated amidst an area with high activity and thus having a high potential to be a sociable ground, the site is reduced to a neglected urban void.

HOMELESS PEOPLE

BEGGARS AROUND 4-wheeler

LITTERING BY OVERPASSERBYS CROWDING

Daily Variations

Built Mass Mapping

PROPOSAL OF IDEAS

‘WALL OF HUMANITY’

The competition aimed at identifying a neglected urban site in the participants’ city and convert it into an alternative urban space to create a vibrant community spirit. The goal was to inspire community interaction and create a positive social impact with small interventions in the transformed space. The project brief required us to engage in actual hands-on construction program at the chosen site and document the transformation that the design brought about. A video documentation which gives a clearer idea of the whole project is available at the url https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LszXz1rGls&t=3s

SEATING AREA FOR THE SHOPPERS AND CASUAL VISITORS

GARBAGE DUMPING

ACTIVITY AND FOOTFALL

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Contribution to the team - Project Co-ordinator, Ideation, Research, Analysis of the site and identification of issues, Working on site for design implementation, Graphical representation, Presentation drawings, Video Documentation.

IDENTIFICATION OF ISSUES

AROUND THE SITE

8-12 AM

Annual NASA 2017 (Zone 3) Competition | Annual NASA Design Competition SHORT-LISTED IN TOP 60 ENTRIES that enabled our college to participate in the Annual NASA Event with a delegation for the first time. 2017 Team : Niharika Kapoor, Nidhi Kankaria, Rutuja Todarwal, Sakshi Somani, Tahoora Shaikh, Sumit Waykos

DUMPING OF SCRAP

SITE

The site as an identified Urban Void The urban spaces that are in undesirable conditions making no positive contribution to the surroundings, are URBAN VOIDS. The selected site is a small patch of land at the corner of a building complex, neglected space amidst busy surrounding.

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BIRDHOUSE INSTALLATION

II. JUSTIFY the precinct and the proposal ideas

AFTER THE CORNER PROJECT


IDENTIFY. JUSTIFY. SIGNIFY. MODIFY. VIVIFY. EXEMPLIFY 6 steps to bring that corner back to life.

III. SIGNIFY the purpose We chose to tackle issues on three levels social, societal and environmental, whcih when specified to this site took shape as follows-

Vibrant seating space for groups

Beautifying element

Seating installation

Upon a thorough research, a suitable site was selected in the Connaught Place area of the city of Aurangabad. This site was like many other pockets within the area as well as throughout the city - a small concise area of 148 sq. ft in a neglected condition that connected to a larger community.

AN ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSE Since the project will attract a lot of people, it could be an opportunity to bring their attention to the bigger causes affecting the humanity. Here, due to the presence of a lot of trees and declining bird population in the area, we used metal bird house installation as a metaphor to create awareness about the cause.

Seating installation

School bench Scrap model of tower

AWARENESS TO SAVE THE BIRDS

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Waste concrete pipe sections A SOCIETAL CAUSE On a societal level, the effort of creating a wall of humanity would fulfil a 3-fold purpose- giving to the poor and needy - indirect interacting between rich and poor, - a lesson of moral for the people

Old Scooter

Old cart Scrap Steel

Waste cutouts of Stone

Empty oil drums

Declining rate of birds over the years

A SOCIAL CAUSE

Seating installation

Giving people a place to socialize and chill shall serve to a social cause of increasing human interaction. Selfie-point -painted and doodled on scooter

Fabricated Bird Houses in vibrant colors

Wall of Humanity

The scrap obtained from the site and the nearby premises was converted, by little alterations and painting, into elements of intervention. Thus, low-cost effective solutions were possible.

IV. MODIFY existing resources for design interventions

On identifying the issues, proposal ideas were finalized in a way that they served on three levels - environmental, societal and social. Design interventions were designed keeping in ind the requirements of the space and availability of resources. Scrap and unused material from the site and nearby area was collected and converted into the intervention elements by little alterations painting on them. The whole work of elements was carried out by the team members in college workshop and then transported to the site for installation. A 6-inch concrete base was poured beneath the installations to ensure fixing on the site and security. The process was also documented on a social networking website (Instagram) on url https://www.instagram.com/_the_corner_project_/?hl=en


V. VIVIFY the corner USER REVIEWS

SHOPKEEPER We are getting to experience something new here. I will surely maintain it.

SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE PROJECT

RESIDENT This is a really nice initiative which is helping our neighborhood look better.

BEGGAR I have got some really good clothes at this wall of humanity. Thank you for making it.

CUSTOMER This is a really good place for us to sit and take a rest in this busy market area.

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Bird Feeders – Feeders were distributed to the people who visited the site as well as other people around. Flash mob – By the students and involvement of a social group to spread awareness on a larger scale. Awareness Program – VEnvironment (NGO) conducted a workshop relating the revival of bird community. Wall of Humanity – The poor were happy to recieve donations of clothes and other items at the wall of humanity.

THE TRANSFORMATION

IDENTIFY. JUSTIFY. SIGNIFY. MODIFY. VIVIFY. EXEMPLIFY 6 steps to bring that corner back to life.

VI. EXEMPLIFY the idea THE CORNER PROJECT is a vision to create better urban spaces, that can be implemented at the various voids formed in the urban fabric of the city. It is an effort to bring the different classes of community to a common to achieve two major goals: social interaction and spreading awareness. AFTER

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SITE PLAN

Initial model development to understand the scale of the aluminium fins on the facade and effect of the perforations.

SCREEN-IN SCREEN-OUT

A MULTIPLEX FACILITY IN THE CITY OF AURANGABAD Play of Light and Shadows on the screen outside.

Screening of movies and films on the screen inside.

Dept. of Architecture, MGM’s J.N.E.C. Academic | Architectural Design Studio Entertainment and Liesure Facility 2016 The brief of the project was to design a multiplex facility in the city of Aurangabad with 3 screen theatres. The focus of the studio project was to accomodate a multitude of activities within the site and develop the design such that it stands out in the surroundings.

FRONT ELEVATION OF THE MULTIPLEX

I decided to use the large dead surfaces of the screens as a screen itself to the play of light and shadows during the day and of creative illumination during the night. The perforated aluminium fins used for that purpose give the whole otherwise bulky structure a light and airy feel.


MASSING PRINCIPLE

LARGE MASS

CONCRETE

SMALL MASS

ALUMINIUM

EXIT

CIRCULATION PRINCIPLE

VEHICULAR

1. TICKET COUNTER 2. SECURITY CHECK 3. ENTRANCE FOYER 4. FOOD COURT 5. GAME ZONE 6. SCREEN 1 7. SCREEN 2 8. SCREEN 3 9. STAFF AREA 10. STAIRCASE 11. TOILETS

PEDESTRIAN EXIT

[ON SITE]

ENTRY

[INTERNAL]

VIEW FROM THE OPEN AMPHITHEATRE

Large masses like the screen theatres alternately triangulate with smaller masses like the gamezone and toilets. The structure is made of large concrete volumes & light al fins.

EXIT

Internal circulation based on courtyard typology. Vehicular circulation runs on the periphery of the site. This enables it to create a pedestrian zone on the site too.

VIEW FROM THE LANSCAPED AREA

SCREEN-IN SCREEN-OUT

PLAN AT LOWER LEVEL PLAY OF LIGHT ON THE FACADE

Taking advantage of the huge blank facades formed due to the volume of the screens, a play of light and shadows is acheived on the surfaces that increases the visual grandeur of the design.

1. BALCONY SEATS 2. PROJECTION 3. SCREEN 1 4. SCREEN 2 5. SCREEN 3 6. STAFF AREA 7. STAIRCASE 8. TOILETS

PLAN AT UPPER LEVEL

SECTION THROUGH ENTRY, FOYER AND SCREEN

The understanding of proportion of volumes and spaces with a human were crucial in such a design to make people feel welcomed and not intimidated. Services will be more conviniently provided to the three screens as the plan is compact and radial.


UNDERSTANDING THE SITE PRECINCT

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The site is located in the heart of the city of Aurangabad. The city has a rich history, a locale defined and influenced by many cultures it had over years. The chosen street shares these characteristics too. Due to presence of clocktower, a small temple and a mosque, crowds have been attracted to this market street. The high influx of visitors has led to the commercialization of markets and thus supports many sections of the society. But today the street observes very less customer appreciation.

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SITE - HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN STREET AND PARK, Shahgunj, Aurangabd, Maharashtra TYPES OF OUTLETS ON THE STREET FOOTWEAR SHOPS CLOTH STORES

EATERIES

ACCESSORIES STORES

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY WITH A VARIED ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER SHAHGUNJ PARK BEHIND SHOPS

CLOCK TOWER SHAHGUNJ MOSQUE BEHIND SHOPS LOCAL DEITY TEMPLE

ZONASA2016 (Zone 3) Competition | Urban Design SHORT-LISTED IN TOP 12 ENTRIES 2016 Team : Nidhi Kankaria, Maria Mabroor, Pranav Shankar, Rutuja Todarwal, Sakshi Somani, Tahoora Shaikh

The competition aimed at identifying an urban site in the participants’ city with an unutilized potential that had been encroached with passing time in an unorganized manner and identify the issues which prevented the users from utilising the site’s full potential. The site selected was to have cultural and historical significance in regard to the city where it was located. Also, interventions were to be suggested in order to turn the site into a resourceful commodity in the existing urban fabric.

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RETHINKING THE MARKET EXPERIENCE AT SHAHGUNJ, AURANGABAD

Contribution to the team - Project Co-ordinator, Ideation, Research, Analysis of the site and identification of issues, Intervention ideas, Graphical representation, Presentation drawings, Sketches.

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THE URBAN SWITCH

This compilation is an attempt to present both, the prominent and unfamiliar features of Hazrat Nizamuddin Street at Shahganj so as to give a holistic picture of its past. The assemblage not only analyzes the prominent development in and around the area but also focuses on achieving the goals of knowing how the area could be made better and more livable for its citizens.

LEGAL ESTABLISHMENTS ENCROACHED ESTABLISHMENTS NOW ON TYPES OF ESTABLISHMENTS TEMPORARY LEASE

WEST-FACING STREET ELEVATION - Clothing stores, Eatery shops, Clock Tower, Small temple

EAST-FACING STREET ELEVATION - Footwear stores, Accessories shops,Park behind the shops.


Bird’s eye view of the street

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EATERY SHOPS

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SCHEMATIC STUDY OF EXISTING TYPES OF SHOP MODULES Total no. of shops - 54

ENCROACHMENT, IMPROPER PARKIG ON SIDES OF STREET

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BAD CONDITION OF THE ROADS AND SERVICES

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FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES SHOPS

LOW MAINTAINENCE AND LOSS OF VERNACULAR CHARACTER

CLOTH STORES

ABANDONED STATE OF A POTENTIALLY GOOD PARK

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Mosque behind the shops Schematic section

IDENTIFICATION OF THE PROBLEMS AND THE ISSUES ENCROACHMENT Shops abutting the road force infringemet of display goods, implicating encroachment by customers and pedestriansthus causing stagnation on the streets.

Landmark Mapping

Street Activity Mapping

Green Area Mapping

IMPROPER AND INSUFFICIENT PARKING The lack of provision of dedicated parking spaces result in unorganized vehicular parking on the streets which impedes upon the intangible street character. Such parking is observed on streets blocking the entrance. LOSS OF VERNACULAR CHARACTER The insensitive commercialization as a by product of development has led to the loss of vernacular character. Signage clutter degrades the visual appeal.

Landuse Mapping

Traffic Flow Mapping

Parking Spot Mapping

CHAOTIC CIRCULATION The commotion caused by the overlap of vehicular and pedestrian activities has resulted in the disruption of smooth circulation. Being a heavy movement-prone zone, inhibition to circulation affects various independant activities. MIXING OF CROWDS During the time of processions in temple or mosque, the crowds overwhelm taking up all the street area which causes customers to avoid coming in the street.

SWOT Analysis of the Site based on factors listed beside.

Building Use Mapping

Built Mass Mapping

Traffic Circulation Map

MAINTAINENCE The surroundings of the street observes a residential settlement and thus, measures have to be taken to avoid throwing of garbage on road and improve the condition of the other amenities like roads. Also, the garden and clock tower need to be upgraded.


SCHEMATIC MODEL OF FINAL INTERVENTIONS

Need Map

The final intervention schematic representation showing segregated shop types, entry into the park from both sides, eatery shop module placement and cleared area around the clock tower.

Map focusing on the major existing problems and design concerns in the street and the park.

PARK DESIGN

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SHOP MODULE REDESIGN The existing footwear shops are encroached structures that came up haphazardly without any planning or design and hence decrease the appeal of the market. The modules proposed have sufficient space for storage as well as proper display units are provided and they occupy minimal area. Eatery stall View

Hawker stall View

Display Units View

Map focusing on the approach to the design concerns in the street and the park.

RESTORATION OF CLOCK TOWER

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Asset Map

The degraded clock tower lies in a state of despair currently. The gates have been blocked and the premises around it are Plan used as a dumpyard which is seldom cleaned. Restoration of this Nizam-Era historical piece will increase the cultural and historical significance of the area, attracting even more tourists.

DESIGN INTERVENTIONS A parallel connection between the existing market streets with its effects on the people is taken into consideration while proposing the interventions. The real motto behind this development was to attract more people and make them enjoy their time which they will invest while they shop and also to create such an area where they could be encouraged to explore the edifying facets of the ShahGanj area. New proposals made are as follows: 1. Changing of streetscape 2. Relocating shops to segregate activity type 3. Modular design of footwear shops 4. Providing footpaths on both sides 5. Pedestrian street proposal 6. Reviving the clock tower

Eatery Shops

Seating

Play Area

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7. Making the Park a part of the street experience 8. Providing eatery shop modules 9. Provision of toilets

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE PARK AREA Section

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The park, due to lack of maintenance, was not used by the public. After this transformation of landscaping in the park and adding access from within the street, the footfall during all times shall increase. It can be used as a jogging park, as a playing park for children, a bustling center for people due to the presence of eatery shops will make the space active.

The above proposals serve the street a multiplicity of uses, such as reviving the heritage will increase the tourist number. Using the clock tower space for seasonal goods sale and exhibits will increase number of customers in the street. The Park that today stands barren and dead will become lively after proper landscaping and shift of eatery shops into it. It will also increase the footfall at night showing direct effects on the shops closing and opening time schedules. Market Street will be made pedestrian to ensure safety and reduce minor accident rate in the street. It will also manage the traffic movement as it was used as shortcut earlier.


Refining the shape and plan of a module of the umbrella.

Understanding and developing the basic model of the umbrella structure through initial sketches.

Giant umbrellas spanning 16.40m of diameter distace are used. Inspired from the umbrellas constructed in Madina, the principle material of the core structure used is steel and the canopy is made up of fibreglass fabric. The height of the umbrellas is 7m and each covers and area of 200 sq.m approximately. The mechanism is such that the central main rod of the structure is designed to collect and store rainwater which will be collected in an underground Repetition of the module to form the entire water tank and then filtered into an existing covered pavillion structure. borewell to recharge ground water level. Situated amidst an urban setting at Mondha Naka in Aurangabad, the pavilion is designed to shade the users of the market. Proposed daily market by AMC

UNDER THE BLOOM

Proposed market pavillion

REVITALISATION OF THE MONDAY MARKET IN AURANGABD

Recreation area

View of the proposed pavillion

Parking

Dept. of Architecture, MGM’s J.N.E.C. Academic | Architectural Design Studio Public Spaces 2015 The aim of the project was to design a pavillion for the market stalls of the Monday market at Mondha Naka in the city of Aurangabad. This pavillion would serve as a public place on the other days.

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Section of the umbrella in the process of opening

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Section of the umbrella in the process of opening

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Section of the umbrella when completely open

My design serves both purposes in a sustainable way as the structures even collect the rain water falling on them. The idea was to weave an underlying roof in relation to the proposed supermarket to house various bazaars, flea markets, relaxation spaces, etc. The pavilion was designed to inject new life into the urban-scape of old Aurangabad.


INSPIRATION

EVOLUTION OF DESIGN

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An exploration of form and structure to create angles, lines and polygons.

2 1. Imposed the grid of a graph paper on a cuboid. Graph paper as a 3-D identity. 2. Line graphs drawn on 4 faces.

PAPER PLANES - Designed by Doshi and Levien for MOROSO Paper Planes, a reding chair, originated from a fabric design based around graph paper: its shape comes from the folding and modelling of paper as an exploration of form and structure to create angles, lines and polygons.

In order to create a new furniture that is inspied from ‘Paper Planes’, I decided to incorporate the features of the chair like colors, material, height variations, etc. in the new design.

The approach to design the chair involved creating shapes by folding and forming darts with the paper while illustrating the checked fabric.

The concept remained the same - modelling of Graph paper as an exploration of form & structure to create angles, lines and polygons to create a functional sculpture.

REINTERPRETATION OF THE CONCEPT

4 3 3. Separated the volume of the drawn line graphs.

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5. The second part is further disintegrated to form small stools.

FEATURES

Using graph paper grids on a 3D structure and line graphs to give boundaries for the planes to be explored.

-Grid lines -Pastel colors -Varied seating heights -Ornate character

Movable Seats/ Stools

REVAMPED DESIGN

PU foam seats

DÉSINTÉGRER

REINTERPRETING A FURNITURE PIECE INTO ANOTHER Dept. of Architecture, MGM’s J.N.E.C. Academic | Interior Design Studio Furniture Design 2017

FEATURES

Available in various mild pastel shades in checkered fabric

4. The two parts of the original cuboid filled with surfaces in various planes.

Grid pattern as an impression of graph paper

Polyurethane foam upholstery, very durable

Available in different low and high seatheight variations

The design explores geometric plans with an ornate character

Désintégrer. a colorful vibrant seating furniture installation, developed as 3-D exploration of graph, graph papers and unfoldingplanes and surfaces.

The task here was to study an existing furniture product designed by some of the pioneering people in the designing field, understand what ideas were used to conceptualise the product and then morph those ideas in a completely new way to make a new product of our own. I chose to study the reading chair, ‘Paper Planes’, designed by a London-based studio, Doshi-Levien, for an italian furniture manufacturer, Moroso. The exploration led to design of a seating furniture installation, Désintégrer.


A LOST GIRL’S ODYSSEY - A PHOTO ESSAY IN AN ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT

ZONASA2017 (Zone 3) Competition | Photo Essay JURY’S CHOICE AWARD 2017 Team : Nidhi Kankaria, Rutuja Todarwal, Sakshi Somani

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Contribution to the team - Ideation, Concept development, Photography, Introductory write-up. The aim of the competition was to create a photo-essay in 15-20 photographs that showed the transition within or around an architectural element, space or feature. A writeup of around 250 words was to be given as the introduction to it. We made an attempt to tell a story of a girl, right from her birth upto her death and the reason behind it. The architectural space that we chose for this purpose was - a toilet! The images on the left constitute the photo-essay and the text below is the introductory write-up that we gave in the form of a suicide letter from the protagonist of our story.

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To the world out there, This is me, alive but not enough. The fact is that I cannot fool you and I cannot fool me either, which is why I want you to muse. As I sit here in this bathroom, writing hopefully what will be the last letter of my life, I see all my life flashing before my eyes. I think it is because every corner of this ten-by-eightfeet space holds a trace of me.

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I was never this girl to lose hope easily. I was a playful child who used to sing in the showers and slip into the world of fantasies while brushing my teeth. With passing time, these walls have heard my cries, the showers have hidden my tears, the floors have endured my screeches and the doors have helped me stand up when I was too weak to do it on my own. I am happy that even though people change, places don’t. I hope this place never turns into what I have become. I could be a writer, a singer or a teacher for all I know. But I don’t have that passion anymore. Now it feels better to burn than to fade away. I must be one of those narcissists who only appreciate things when they are gone. But you don’t have to be me. You don’t have to fight yourself. You don’t have to stay lost.

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I am going to put myself to sleep for a bit longer than usual, call it eternity. Meanwhile, I hope you go and find yourselves.


IS TOMORROW AN ILLUSION?

REFLECTING ON THE REPURCUSSIONS OF THE WAY OF LIFE TODAY Personal Project Photo Manipulation 2019 The way of life in the 21st century has reached the prime of ecological and economical imbalance. The growth mania has taken such a disastrous form that growth and development have become two different concepts. For being able to imagine a tommorow, it is important in this age to acknowledge what is wrong with how we live today.

STEPPING IN (ON) THE FUTURE

TIPPING POINT

THE INEVITABLE INFERNO

In moving forward, people are forgetting that we are supposed to step into the future, not on it. Otherwise, eventually, the whole ecological system will reach the tipping point and the world will be engulfed in the inevitable inferno. This might sound overstretched but there is scientific evidence of climatic reports and related researches that point in this direction and we might be the last of the generations to prevent the start of an irreversible chain realeading to the mass extinction of species and the planet as a whole. We as architects and educated human beings, have a responsibilty to look beyond the distorted realities and develop the world in a sustainable way. Sustainability has no longer remained a choice and we are always under surveillance of the natural forces. Saving this environment, this planet is the only way to imagine better tomorrows. There is no doorway to another land.

DISTORTED REALITIES

UNDER SURVEILLANCE

A DOORWAY TO ANOTHER LAND


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Profile for Rutuja Todarwal

Academic Design Works Portfolio (2014-2019)  

These are some of the works undertaken as a part of the academic projects and competitions through the college during my studies in Bachelor...

Academic Design Works Portfolio (2014-2019)  

These are some of the works undertaken as a part of the academic projects and competitions through the college during my studies in Bachelor...

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