Architecture And Design Portfolio I
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CONTENTS KASAULI HOUSING SCHEME
PROPOSAL FOR MUSEUM EXPANSION
KRANTI HOME, MUMBAI
THE TOILET MANUAL
PUBLIC ART INTERFACE
FORMAL VS INFORMAL GROWTH SYSTEMS
VESSEL WITHIN A VESSEL
CONFINEMENT, EXPOSURE AND LIBERATION OF THE FEMALE BODY
BODY / FIGURE / FORM
Architectural Intern Principal Architect : Bijoy Jain Team : Vrinda Seksaria, Lam Long Tat, Samriddhi Sharma Location : Kasauli, India
KASAULI HOUSING SCHEME, INDIA Professional Work : Studio Mumbai Architects Overlooking the planes, the project lies amidst a picturesque location of pine and deo-
dar trees. The housing scheme forms a network of residential units, puntured with pause points and social spaces, offering the spectacle of the entire valley and the peaks of the
Himalayas. The scheme sensitively fuses locally harvested bricks and lime, stone and mar-
ble to create the earthen space. The spaces have been very meticulously crafted through architectural details.
Photograph of the Site Model with the residential units
Section through the living area
Plan : Pavilion 5
Site photograph : Pavilion
Long Section A : Through the Pavilion
Long Section B : Through the Pavilion
Kitchen Elevation : Residence 1, Guest Unit
Kitchen Plan : Residence 1, Guest Unit 9
Kanawa Joint 10
Architectural Intern Principal Architect : Junya Ishigami Location : Tokyo, Japan
Conceptual Sketch for the Museum
PROPOSAL FOR MUSEUM EXPANSION Professional Work : Junya Ishigami + associates During my work at Junya Isigami + associates, I was involved in making presentation
drawings and models for various competitions and projects. One being a Spa in Korea and a couple of proposals for international competitions. The design process here
pushed the boundaries of architecture to an ambiguous state between art and architecture, which further give rise to newer possibilities in terms of design and technique.
Exploded Volume Diagram
KRANTI HOME, MUMBAI Community Home Kranti is an NGO which turns marginalized girls into social change agents, and this trans-
formation requires a safe, long term home. With the current context Krantiâ€™s house will be Indiaâ€™s first long-term healing home for socially marginalized girls, who do not wish to be repatriated/ married but want to become financially independent social change agents within their communities.
Program Diagram for Kranti Home.
Front view rendered for Kranti Home
Side view rendered for Kranti Home
Junior Architect Principal Architects : Kalpit Ashar, Mayuri Sisodia Location : Mumbai
Public Toilet : Railway Typology 17
THE TOILET MANUAL : RE- IMAGINING PUBLIC TOILETS IN INDIA Professional Work : Mad(e) in Mumbai Architects The ritual of bathing has always played a significant role in the community life of Indians. The architectural manifestation of the social space of bathing, serves both the commu-
nity and the individual. In order to understand and develop this relationship further, this
project investigates parameters such as demography, social and geographical context, construction methodologies, sanitation systems and various other factors involved in the
design of public toilets, to come up with public toilet typologies .for diverse contexts.
Public Toilet : Pavement Typology
Public Toilet : Urban Typology
Public Toilet : Highway Typology 19
Public Toilet : Chawl Typology
Public Toilet : Village Typology
Public Toilet : Informal Settlement Typology 20
Fall 2012 I Academy of Architecture, Mumbai Architecture Design Studio Prof. Anuj Daga
Axonometric Drawing of the Interplay Musem.
INTERPLAY Traditional Indian Games Museum The Interplay museum captures the tactile nature of traditional Indian games spatially. Based on the concept of the Indian game Sagol Kanjei, the design of the museum works
on the principle of, interplay. The overlapping volumes create an interplay of solid and void, light and shadow to construct a narrative revealing how these games were played.
Sections Sections 22
2014-2015 I Academy of Architecture, Mumbai Undergraduate Thesis Prof. Oormi Kapadia
PUBLIC ART INTERFACE Using Art As A Medium to Negotiate Contrasting Social Environments Series of public spaces when designed as exhibition narratives for various artistic media can engage the people using the space in ways otherwise rarely possible, on account of
the general inaccessibility of art, in Mumbai. The project is an attempt to reveal the alluring art world and understand how art can negotiate between contrasting areas, such as the large informal slum settlement of Dharavi, and the newly built planned commercial development of the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
I propose a series of three intricately woven programs and spaces, the Workplace, the Auction House and the bridge connecting the two. The Workplace is where all the workshops and studios are located to craft recyclable materials such as metal, glass, plastic
and so on with the help of local people, students and other collaborators to create art
work to be auctioned and archived on the other side of the bridge, at the Auction House. The art work produced is then taken along the bridge to the Bandra Kurla Complex on an enclosed conveyer belt.
Plan of the Workplace
Section through the Workplace
Conceptual Sketch of the Bridge
Entrance to the Bride
Plan : Bridge Module 4
Plan of the Auction House and Archive
Section through the Auction House and Archive 27
Exploded Axonometric drawing of the Auction House and Archive 28
Fall 2017 I The Cooper Union Graduate Research Design Studio I Prof.Pablo Lorenzo Eiroa
FORMAL VS INFORMAL GROWTH SYSTEMS A systematic controlled proliferation of a dichotic form within the confines of the city The development of Mumbai has not been according to a comprehensively laid out plan, instead it has been a result of two narratives. One is the formal development of the city, defined by the British and the other being that of the informal settlements. The informal settlememts have emerged in the interstitial spaces between the connections and the natural spaces of the city.
The purpose of this study is to analyse and test the extents of this dialectic growth of
the city, through a logic driven system. The logic of Cellular Automata, is used here to
produce different architectural systems for the proliferation of the informal settlements. Since, the algorithm is generation based, it produces a multiplicative growth of the archi-
tectural elements using the parameters of time and economy. The emergent typologies
resulting from this algorithm are a side effect of its governing logic of chaos and order, leading to the decentralisation of the city in smaller clusters.
Plan of Mumbai showing the conflict between formal and informal settlements under the alogorithm of Cellular Automata
Cellular Automata growth : Generation 1
Cellular Automata growth along a vertical axis
Cellular Automata growth : Generation 3
Cellular Automata growth in a cluster
Cellular Automata growth in interstitial spaces : Between Formal Settlements and the Railway Tracks
Cellular Automata growth : Generation 2
Cellular Automata growth along a horizontal axis
Cellular Automata growth : Generation 4
Cellular Automata growth in an informal settlement
Cellular Automata growth in interstitial spaces : Between Formal Settlements and Open Spaces
Spring 2018 I The Cooper Union Architecture Technology Seminar Team : Jose Mateluna and Samriddhi Sharma Prof. Nader Tehrani
VESSEL WITHIN A VESSEL From Material Media to the Formation of the Body The history of hardware, instruments and vessels has demonstrated a balance of different types of thinking, between material media and the body on the one hand,
and the mechanical functions of certain instruments and the ergonomics of engaging them on the other.
My partner and I worked on redesigning the vessel.In containing a liquid, the vessel improves the act of carrying and conserving, objectifying the hand into a container. In the
evolution of the relationship shared between the hand and the vessel we discovered the
versatility of the hand, unfolding the possibilities of holding and grabbing the vessel, serving as a prop to the hand.
By making the object versatile, this process investigates the idea of a â€œvessel within a ves-
selâ€? rethinking its norms, set standards and performances in containing a single element, transgressing the restrictions of an earlier understanding of a vessel.
This project presents a series of variations that address the question of the hand, the ves-
sel and the contained exploring materiality, through the lens of transparency and insula-
tion, stability, maneuverability and orientation, involved in our understanding of a vessel. Materiality is looked in this research through the lens of transparency and insulation.
Ontoloical Transformation of the Hand into a Vessel 36
Vessel studies for the axis of rotation and splicing.
Photograph of the 3D printed Vessel 37
Vessel Typoloies to study containment of the liquid on two sides. 38
Spring 2018 I The Cooper Union Graduate Research Design Studio II Prof.Diana Agrest
Womanâ€™s body deformed under a Corset
CONFINEMENT, EXPOSURE AND LIBERATION OF THE FEMALE BODY The transformation of a fabric into a womanâ€™s personal space The female body has been confined through history and different cultures through the addition of layers of inner garments, such as the corset and crinoline to the natural body
form.This study explores the concept of wrapping as seen in the Indian garment Sari, a
condition in which the body is always in a state of flux. Where confinement and liberation both are perpetually acting in forms of concealment and exposure, creating a hybrid situation. The operations of the sari here question the boundaries of public and private
space, with respect to the engagement of the body with the outside. In this case the fabric transforms from being a flat rectangular surface, into a center focusing on the person-
al space of the body engulfed Thus signifying the embodiment and the disembodiment of the identity of the wearer through the act of wrapping.
Frontal cross sections of female bodies deformed by the corset in the 15th, 18th, 19th and 20th century.
Side cross sections of female bodies deformed by the corset in the 15th, 18th, 19th and 20th century. 40
Sectional axonometric through the outer and inner female garments, the corset and the crinoline 41
The highlighted moment shows the the personal space of a woman when wrapped 42
Photograph of the negative mold of the female torso wrapped in Organza fabric, casted in plaster
Photograph of the positive mold of the female torso wrapped in Silk Taffeta fabric, casted in wax 43
Photograph of the negative mold of the female body wrapped in latex, casted in plaster
Photograph of the negative mold of the female body wrapped in felt fabric, casted in plaster 44
Hybrid typologies alternating between confinement and liberation of the female body
2018 Student Exhibition I The Cooper Union Curated by Profs : Diana Agrest, Professor Pablo Lorenzo Eiro
Summer 2018 I The Cooper Union MArch II Thesis Profs : Mersiha Veledar, Nader Tehrani, Lauren Kogod
BODY / FIGURE / FORM Wrapping Lines Towards The Ephemeral Poche My [hypo]thesis challenges normative thickening of poché, in architecture today through
spatial experiments [and iterations] of body/figure transformations in both scale and taxonomy, of alphabetical forms. This dynamic process of form- finding uses the animate
method to reveal and reinvent, how we structure form and tectonic materiality, while searching towards novel interstitial boundaries of spaces.
The core of my thesis is activated through a representational matrix of aerodynamic body
figures, where the mass of poché is geared towards an ephemerally light thickening, while questioning if poché could be then re-invented through a field of ‘lines’ , while moving past the traditional notions of ‘mass’ in architecture, that are normatively defined linearly from surface to the opaque solidification of a figural volume.
Inspired by the tectonic wrapping of textiles, new spatial boundaries are inverted, dis-
solved, and ephemerally obscured towards a novel tectonic lightness, resulting in a poché that blurs, shifts and weaves. These dynamic experiments are captured by an an-
imate system of representation that tests the geometry of the weft and warp [textiles] lines, while inventing new spatial bodies and figural taxonomies of architecture.
Taxonomies of spatial experiments exhibiting body / figure transformations using fabric and the reminiscence of the female fiure. 48
Taxonomy 1 : Axonometric of the ephemeral body in motion
Taxonomy 1 : Elevation of the lined pochĂŠ
Taxonomy 1 : Spatial iterations of the interstitial space in formation
Taxonomy 2 ( The Hybrid Body) : Axonometric of the ephemeral body in motion
Taxonomy 2 ( The Hybrid Body) : Elevation of the lined pochĂŠ
Taxonomy 2 ( The Hybrid Body) : Spatial iterations of the interstitial space in formation
Taxonomy 3 ( The Hybrid Body) : Axonometric of the ephemeral body in motion
Taxonomy 3 ( The Hybrid Body) : Elevation of the lined pochĂŠ
Taxonomy 3 ( The Hybrid Body) : Spatial iterations of the interstitial space in formation
Photographs of surface and volumetric studies done with plaster to understand gravitational forces acting on the body
2018 Student Exhibition I The Cooper Union Curated by Prof. Mersiha Veledar
Housing Evolution in Mumbai Illustration for PLURAL__ : A Collaborative Approach to Urban Research and Planning 58
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