PORTFOLIO SASHANK MACHARLA
APR14- JUN 14
EDITOR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR INTERNSHIP, DISCOVERY, SOUTH INDIA
AUG 14- PRESENT
JAN 17- MAY 17
EDITOR, GRAPHIC DESIGNER
DESIGN MAFIA, NEW DELHI
FOUNDER DIRECTOR KIRA, HYDERABAD
AUROVILLE DESIGN CONSULTANTS, (AVDC) AUROVILLE
SASHANK MACHARLA ARCHITECT, ARTIST
LUMION SPACE SYNTAX
EDUCATION JUN 1997- MAR 2011
JUL 2012 - MAY 2018
ST. GABRIELS HIGH SCHOOL, WARANGAL, INDIA SRI CHAITANYA COLLEGE, HYDERABAD, INDIA
SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE, NEW DELHI, INDIA
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AWARDS WINNER, PRODUCT DESIGN - JUNK MORPHIA COMPETITION (2015)
THIRD PRIZE - FENSTERBEAU FRONTALE
SUSTAINABLE RETROFITTING (2015)
Hyderabad, India SPECIAL MENTION, DESIGN WRITE-UP - AIR BUS, FLY YOUR IDEAS
HONORARY MENTION - INDIA DESIGN MARK AWARD,
INDIAN DESIGN COUNCIL (2013)
CONTENTS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SCIENCE GALLERY: MUSEUM DESIGN, ARCHITECTURAL THESIS MIXED USE DEVELOPEMENT: URBAN DESIGN
SVARAM: MUSIC INSTITUTE DESIGN, COMPETITION ENTRY KANDESHWARAM TEMPLE: DOCUMENTATION,COMPETITION ENTRY HONDA CAR SHOW ROOM: LIVE PROJECT IIA STATE CHAPTER MEET AWARDS: COMPETITION ENTRY INSTITUTE DESIGN: ENERGY ANALYSIS USING ECOTECT OFFICE DESIGN: CONCEPTUAL
DESIGN, STUDIO PROJECT
HOTEL DESIGN: CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, STUDIO PROJECT APOTHEOSIS OF ALGORITHMS: ARCHITECTURAL SEMINAR SEEDSINDIA: DISASTER RELIEF LEARNING CENTER, FREELANCE PROJECT GRAPHIC DESIGN GRAPHIC DESIGN: BRANDING STRATEGIES WEBSITE DESIGN: KIRA KINTSUGI ART BOOK PUBLISHING: HAIKU PAINTINGS
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE GALLERY, BANGALORE, INDIA
The science gallery is an institutional building designed as a part of an academic project for the real life science gallery, in Bangalore. The design was done using technologies like depth mapping, axial mapping and others to effectively design a great gallery space for public. This has been adopted by mself as my Architectural Thesis in the 10th Semester.
PRE DESIGN STUDY PRE-DESIGN STUDY The bubble diagram shows the The bubble diagram shows the different kinds of spaces in the different kinds of spaces in the program and brief. The colour program and the brief. The color coded lines show the different coded lines show the different type of users that frequent this type of users that frequent this place and how they move about place and how they move about from one space to another. This from one space to another. This diagram helped generate the diagram helped generate the connectivity between spaces connectivity between spaces and understand user movement and understand user movement through them. through them.
The site analysis through through solar charts and connectivity to public transport hubs.
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The fusion and cohesion of spaces and the geometries show the philosophy and the concept behind the science gallery.
GALLERY DESIGN THROUGH GALLERY DESIGN THROUGH DEPTHMAPS
USER MOVEMENT ANALYSIS AND GALLERY DESIGN
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Axial mapping with exhibits
The simulations were produced using: Space Syntac Network, Developed by Space Syntax Laboratory, University College, London.
INTEGRATING SPACE AND EXPECTS INTEGRATING SPACE AND EXHIBITS
DEPTHMAPANALYSIS ANALYSIS GALLERIES DEPTHMAP OFOF GALLERIES:
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Depth mapping with exhibits
LEGEND FOR THE DEPTHMAP Most commonly chosen path to least common ------> *This doesnot include the density of congregation of people.
Axial mapping without exhibits
the movement pattern of people has been analysed through various kinds of studies and the gallery has been designed accordingly to maximise the engagement of these people with the space they are living in. Depth mapping without exhibits
The initial concept revolved around a terraced slab system which gave the user an experience of open and closed spaces’ interaction. The building expanded from a central courtyard which consisted of the core and other functions that had to be shared between the different arms that extended outwards. The form was however, continued in its linearity and had a heaviness to it which did not contribute to the landscape
On further development of form, the concept hinged on providing spaces in a linear fashion that gave an easier circulation pattern for all the footfall generated for the building. The building extended linearly on both sides from the central core and symbolized progress. The form extending in its linearity, continues with aesthetic and image of the previous design iteration but envelopes enough pockets that open up ample scope for landscape and interactive semi-open spaces.
The concept evolved from the design derivatives of providing stimulating experiences for the people inside the building’s environment. The whole built block is situated in various levels that garner an interactive space for people who walk under it. The design grabs eyes towards the building from the central courtyard.
The concept is derived from the simple ﬁgures represented in the logo itself. The circle represents inﬁnity while the square is interpreted as an attempt at understanding this inﬁnity. These simple ﬁgures are designed to form both inward looking inclusive gallery and also opened and extending educational centre.
The landscape elements and open spaces within the building create an inward looking atmosphere. It symbolizes looking inward for answers and focus. The building is inclusive while also opening into multiple directions.
The form is a continuous structure that situates itself in multiple levels and opens into maximum possible directions for providing ample interaction for open and closed spaces on the ground floor,
FINAL CONFIGURATION: A 3d sketch showing the movement patterns of A 3D sketch showing the movement patterns of the people inside the galleries, where they thegather people inside te galleries, where they gather densely and where they avoid going to. densely and where they avoid going to.
FIFTH FLOOR: 1.Closed Gallery spaces 2. Terrace Gallery spaces 3. Lounge 4. Education spaces 5. Service spaces
The pneumatic facade modules can be programmed to either expand or contract upon a condition or a parameter, bringing light and even air flow inside a building. This is specially used in the rapidly changing climate of Bangalore. Also, since the units are all filled with air, this can also be used as an insulating facade system. These systems consist of a plastic ‘bag’ which is maintained under variable external pressure, enabling them to expand and contract- thereby blocking and unblocking the sunlight from outside.
THIRD FLOOR: 1.Closed Gallery spaces 2. Terrace Gallery spaces 3. Lounge 4. Service spaces 5. Scientist Residency
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTIC FACADES SECOND FLOOR: 1.Closed Gallery spaces 2. Terrace Gallery spaces 3. Lounge 4. Education spaces 5. Service spaces 6. Scientist Residency
FIRST FLOOR: 1.Closed Gallery spaces 2. Terrace Gallery spaces 3. Lounge 4. Education spaces 5. Executive Offices 6. Service spaces 7. Scientist Residency
During the day, the facade is designed to optimise daylight and views while controlling the indoor climate, to reduce the energy necessary to maintain a comfortable temperature in the building’s interior, the facade varies in relation to where the sunlight is the strongest. To reduce the building’s cooling cost the design aims to cover the southern side, which absorbs more sun heat than the northern side, more opaque and keep the northern side more transparent. Glazing on the glass is angled to reduce the impact of direct sunlight and the PV panels on the southern facade harvest solar energy. The basis for the facade expression is to achieve an effect of variety, irregularity and intricacy through the elevation. This is achieved by combining photovoltaic cells along with glass to create a facade that is as functional as it is
GROUND FLOOR: 1.AR/ VR Center 2. Welcome desk 3. Lounge 4. Gallery and open space maintanaence offices 5. Education spaces 6. Service spaces 7. Scientist Residency
URBAN DESIGNA MIXED USE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT, NEW DELHI, INDIA In the 9th semester, we looked at Urban Design and redevlopement projects. This project is part of a redevelopment plan of an existing housing colony into a mixed use developement including office, retail and housing projects.
PRE- DESIGN STUDY/ MAPPING Site is well connected and accesible from RingRaod on the north. Two bus stops are present between the horiziontal strech of the site. Thereâ€™s an upcomming Underground Metro Station on the west side. On the west side there is existing ofice complex - Bhikhaji Cama and on the east side prime medical institutions such as Safdarjung and Vardhaman Medical Institute are present.
Main entrance & Facade seen
Design Concept and Development
SITE PLANNING AND MASSING
With minimum 3 lanes of ring road on north, there is a high volume of traffic movement present and the secondary roads crossing the ring roads are of 2 lane typology with relatively less traffic movement. All other internal roads are two way typology.
The site is in an long plot and is bounded by a road on one of its sides. The planning has been done with the hospitality unitsâ€™ mutual proximiy in mid, with the heavier and different kind of traffic that goes into the retail and office building. The massing goes from a high to a low to another high as we go from one end of the site to another. This goes with the built planning of housing and retail on either ends of the site with the public spaces in the middle. The office and retail spaces have courtyards and punctures within themselves to allow for a balance between the built and open spaces and an abundance of terraces. In the hotel, however, there are large open courtyards betwnn the tall towers which allow for public outdoor activities as well, binding the communities together both spirally and functionally.
The design is massive and consists of a number of different functions and typologies like housing, office and retail spaces. The open spaces connect these two together and wave them into a seamless unified development project. There are the hospitality modules which have been arranged in the most efficient way in terms of natural light, ventilation and ease of access and stacked into large towers. The office spaces are not as standardized as the housing units and are therefore mostly left open to be designed and used as per individual office requirements
The Narouji Nagar Redevelopment statement has ample scope for bringing vitality, breathing space and active engagement of the users in the immediate, and citywide context. Our vision for such a project would be one that adds value to the space - Visually, Aesthetictically, Functionally and Economically. A commercial project in the heart of the city, near the outer ring road has to be, beyond anything else, one that adds economic and commercial value to the city as a whole, other than the immediate surroundings. The connectivity with the commercial strip along the ring road and South-ex will enhance the engagement of traffic of this part of the city too, giving a continuity to this commercial strip for ease of access to work and other commercial activities and there is also ample scope to engage a pedestrian population in the larger commercial scene through this project. The projectâ€™s visual presence will have a large effect on the image of the city as a whole due to the activeness and the importance of the ring road and also since it is one of the main glimpses of the cityscape
SVARAM MUSIC INSTITUTE, AUROVILLE COMPETITION ENTRY This project was a part time group project which was a competition entry for AIGA 2017. Being a Musical Institute design in Auroville, India this was done as part of the live project research as well. PS: All the files has been handed over to Svaram, Auroville inorder to proceed with the actualization of this design with/ without modifications.
ABOUT MUSIC The continuity of spaces by voids, forms interactive spaces follow a curvature with the sound bath on the focus of the site. The sound bath is also furthermore on an elevated mount there by creating visual focus for the viewers. Breaking the pattern and creating the voids provided dynamic experience to the users.
Music comes from Greek “mousike” in relation to an art inspired by muses, music is the art of combining sounds and silences, in a way that creates harmony and usually transmits an emotion.
THE SEGREGATION OF SPACES AND FUNCTIONS
EXPERIENTIAL BASED DESIGN AND INTERACTIVITY OF MUSIC WITH THE USER.
The dynamic spaces that are created in between the forms are shown in the voids, creating a rhythm.
Breaking pattern in an arrangement gives dynamics to the form and the voids
PATHWAYS AND FRAMED VIEWS THROUGH CIRCULAR PATHS
INTIMATE SPACES AND ACOUSTICALLY INSULATED ROOMS
FLOW OF SPACES INTO ONE ANOTHER THROUGH OPEN AND CLOSED SPACES
The site itself created and natural barrier for spaces to be designed according to the sound and silence of the site this was then combined which main connections for secretion parts that work done in a Golden Ratio and furthermore the spaces were divided into active and penetrable active and impenetrable silent and penetrable and silent and impenetrable parts according to the zoning. All were topped with parasol having segregated spaces under a common roof.
SITE PLANNING The site planning has been inspired from the Auroville Galaxy plan by Rodger Anger and forms the Spiral of a Nautilus with a focus point from which the form expands outward. in the present design the focus is the Sound Bar which is an exclusive element and activity for the Svaram music Institute. the extending arms from the Sound Bar how is the functions and decreasing hierarchy like the workshops, the museum, the officers and the visitor centres.
Bioplastic tensile(as per detail)
PARASOL PARAMETRIC PARASOL
Primary structural rings
Primary structural rings
Viewing deck Viewing deck
SECTION 1 SECTION 1
Secondary structural rings
Bamboo mat double roof (as per detail) Primary structural ring rings Structural base for the bamboo mat (as per detail) Inner columns SECTION 2
COVERING CANOPY BIOPLASTIC COVERING// CANOPY BIOPLASTIC
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Outer columns Terracota flooring
The soundbath is one of the highlights of the design. here, there are SOUND BATH
workshops conducted that enable one to heal another human body and mind through simply thehighlights use of resonating sequence sounds. Soundbath is one of the of the design. Here,ofthere are workshops conducted that enable one to heal another human body and mind through simply the use of resonating sequence of sounds. Sound bath spaces out tuning process that happens. Gongs, Bells, Chimes, strings and diverse new and archaic sound sources will invite the listener into a sound journey through landscapes and synesthetic contemplation towards unity experience. People lie down around the musician and the crew stands in the middle produce purest of the vibrations through the instruments as mentioned above.
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KANDESHWARAM TEMPLE, HERITAGE CONSERVATION, MEASURED DRAWING As part of a heritage conservation competition conducted as part of World Heritage Day, we documented and studied one of the oldest templesin the southern part of India, located in Kerala.
HONDA SHOWROOM, THRISSUR, INDIA As part of Internship in our course, I had designed this car showroom in Thrissur. The project has been completed in 2017. All the drawings, design, BOQ and project management was done by me.
ARCHITECTURALDRAWINGS DRAWINGS ARCHITECTURAL
THE THE DESIGN DESIGN efficient and The showroom was to have a very efficicent andfunctional functional way way of of storing, storing, moving moving and servicing the cars, and and this resulted in aninefficient rectilinear form. The large and servicing the cars, this resulted an efficient rectangular form. Theopenings large in the frontinwere made of glass, stoodand at the higher thanlevel the than ground better openings the front were madeand of glass, stood at alevel higher the for grund visibility an establishment of its ownofpower. for betterand visibility and an establishment its own power.
Photograph of the designâ€™s 3d render and the built building
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS STATE CHAPTER MEET AWARDS (COMPETITION) The following sheets and renders were composed during my internship which was shortlisted and later secured the top position in the Indian Institutes State Meet Chapter Awards for the best Interior design as well as Presentation Project.
THEFUNCTIONS: FUNCTIONS: THE
180 cm high parappet using cement boards to conduct events on the terrace.
Proposed metal louvers to reduce solar gain & reduce airconditioning load.
CONCEPT The concept of the building derives from the fundamentals of the music- The variation between the sound and the Silence. The musical notes are made to rhythmically adorn the to facade of the rectilinear using the dancing louvers. Eventhethe spaces and the lighting the silence. The musical notes are made rhythmically adorn thestructure facade of the rectilinear structure using of the structure within musically. wasofcompiled for the competition by the Indian dancing louvers. Eventransform the spaces and theThis lighting the structure within transform organised musically. This was com-Institute of Architects, Kerala State where it secured the first plied Chapter, for the competition organised by place. the Indian Institute of Architectus, Kerala State Chapter, where it won the first place. Shown above are the plan, elevation, Presentation sheets, practice space, activities and perforations on the front facade.
SCHOOL OF PLANNING & ARCHITECTURE CAMPUS DESIGN, NEW DELHI, INDIA The project looked at designing an architectural college campus in New delhi. The prominent deatures of the design are the dynamic facade system an the integration of landscape into the built form.
THE DESIGN: The design consisted of multiple courtyards and open spaces to better engage the student and teacher interact together in an informal way outside the classrooms. The bridges that cut across the Courtyard set an extra design elements for the same.
Main cirulation path
Main cirulation path branching out according to the design layout
Studios and other utilities on either side
CAMPUS MASTER PLAN
ENERGY ANALYSIS BY ECOTECT ECOTECT analysis is a building energy performance and simulation software by Autodesk. Ecotect can be used effectively for solar geometry, shading and solar radiation analysis as well as for daylight calculations in connection with Radiance. As the simulation problem was to change the massing regarding the sunlight received as well as shading thr form could offer, a variety of balconies were kept on different sides of the building. Along with the punctures forming bridges and courtyards within the building as well. Making green courtsyards within the building was also a result from the cumulative research done from this as well.
The facade in working. The dark squares showing opaqu and light showing transparent panels.
Certain technologies has been viewwed as a necessity to respond to the composite climate of New Delhi. The fluctuating temperatures throughout the year and dust has pointed towards the need of integrating high sensored technologies in order to convert any building into a living system. Therefore, we explored into an array of contemporary techniques and materials which also included electro chromatic glazing techniques that was found to be the most effective and flexible setting for the climate and surrounding. PS: The design of the form has been a group project and only the simulations in this project has been done individually by myself
ELECTRO- CHROMATIC GLAZING The perspective image shows how the shading of the windows can be controlled by electric variations without the use of projections. The facade is a mosaic of squares and rectangles which are placed directly as the wall itself on some of the faces on the building sides. Each of these boxes have an optional, two mode functioning that affects its surface property. The first model will make it completely opaque whiles econd will turn it transparent. Also the opacity of the panel can be attributed to the presence of fine photovoltic dust which will in turn produce electricity.
OFFICE BUILDING OFFICE BUILDINGDESIGN, DESIGN NEW DELHI, INDIA This project as done as part of the 5th semester academic coursework, and rxplores sustainability This project as done part of the semester academic options andas strategies in 5th office typology. The coursework, and explores sustainability options and stratbuilding has a strong form and the technologies egies in office typology. The with building hasitself. a strong form are integrated the form and the technologies are integrated within the form itself.
SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN The site presented for the project was predominantly linear site with the shorter length facing the road, and the access through vehicular traffic. The designâ€™s vision was to moniize the facades facing the south and west directions to save on heat gain, which it attained through its diagonal placement on the site.
TERRACES DESIGN The design also had a multitude of terraces that would built into it, towards the upper floors. The terraces were designed to provide relief in to the elevation, to give spaces to relax for the users and also to give space for green terraces and other such interventions to reduce the heat given onto the slabs and therefore reduce the energy consumption of the building as a whole.
HOTEL DESIGN, AGRA, INDIA This is a conceptual design scheme for a combination of two five star hotels, with a shared back of the house(BOH). The design mainly explored the role of terraces as an elemental aesthetics and function, and also as the meeting point of the two hotels.
DESIGN AND VISION: The design of the hotel is such that floor plates are all alike excepting for the edge where the two different hotels buildings meet each other. The terraces formed create a play between the floor plates about and below them, thereby giving a very staggered effect to an otherwise monolithic form. This not only adds an element of intrigue and chaos to balance out and contrast with the rest of the form, but also creates a very engaging view for both far and also users from within the courtyard. The regular rooms are arranged in an array all through the monolithic block, except on the terraces, which are balconies, given to the suites and other premium rooms. There is some servicing that is done in common in both hotels at once.
APOTHEOSIS OF ALGORITHMS Technology driven design processes.
“2037 will see a fundamental shift in architectural design and experience when space- with technologies like AI and AR - would shift from being a facilitator to architectural design process to an intelligent unifying and driving force behind it.”
MODERN TIMES (RESEARCH SEMINAR) This was a research project conducted as aprt of the course in our 9th Semester. The research looked at the advent of modernism and modernity in newly independant India’s capital city of Delhi. The work explored regulations and architec
Technology driven design processes explorers the growing role emerging and future technologies can play in the architectural design process. The primary focus of the study is on space as an entity itself. Space has been central to architectural design study and execution but has remained elusive throughout recorded history. However, lodges like augmented reality and virtual reality, which heavily rely on three-dimensional space, architectural notion of space is about to undergo a fundamental change. Space will emerge forth from being a facilitator to the design and experience of architecture, to being the central core, unifying aspect of the entire design process. Space for become the ultimate device for human interaction with technology, catalyzed by technologies like augmented reality, space will be interactive and replace screens as a primary medium for consumption of information and experience. This will radically change how architecture happens both at the design end and at the experiential end.
Technology has been playing an increasingly important role in the human life and civilisation from the recent few decades. At its core, technology not only brings convenience to the human life - making it easier for us to get things done, and connect with each other, but adds on to our existing human faculties and enhances them. Memory, perception, distance and knowledge - technology added and enhanced these aspects of us, making the modern human being equipped with nothing more than a smartphone and an internet connection unimaginably powerful than the average human just a few decades back. And this power that comes with technology is only growing, exponentially. The seminar aims to map out this growth and explore the possibilities and projections that would lie at the backbone of the future of the next twenty years - in the field of the technology itself and also the diversity of fields and industries that will get affected by it in one way or another. The research starts out with twenty hypotheses about the projection that are then sieved through by looking for similarities and effects of another hypothesis. There had to be a width in the span of topics and range the hypothesis could be talking about, but they would all be under the realm of the relevant technology. From this exercise, four dominant fields were mapped out and all the hypotheses were found to be emerging from them. The next step was to make a mapping of innovations and developments in their fields for the past 100 years, in a total of 5 parcels of 20 years each, making a graph that allows the reader to understand the connections between innovations, and the increasing frequency with which they happen.
SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES & DISASTER RELIEF ARCHITECTURE The following was the work done at SEEDS India, an organisation that specializes in Disaster Management Architecture and Sustainable Lifestyle interventions through architectural design.
DESIGN PROCESS AND STAGES The temporary learning centre was a response to disaster relief architecture, which could be set up and used by the people with minimal technical skills, materials and budget.There are a lot of elements that have gone into the design of the Temporary Learning Center, including modular seating for children using the space, storage spaces for the community, material recycling, education, trauma treatment through passive means like engaging and sharing with other kids with a similar misfortune, usage of design to further build the community in all ways, culturally, emotionally, physically and architecturally.
The main members(bamboo columns) are erected
The inclined members enhances strenght & support
Purlins and brace joints are added for permanency. Materials: Bamboo, GI sheet, Infill panels Cost: 34200
INR or $500
The roof is sheathed over.
The walls can be filled with infill panels such as bamboo, mud or synthetic ones according to the availability.
AXONOMETRIC VIEW OF THE LEARNING CENTRE
GRAPHIC DESIGN Branding strategies, Logo & Marketting 1. Lively Kombucha, A kombucha tea brewery and brand in Orebro, Sweden 2. Milaâ€™s Cookies, By Chef Milena, Berlin, Germany 3. Atista, Artistsâ€™ Community, India
LIVELY Classic Forest : Mint & Lemon
Abstract : Ginger & Cinnamon
Lively kombucha is a refreshing, naturally sparkling fermented drink. We brew our small batch artisan kombucha in Ă–rebro, Sweden.
cookies are specially baked extra-chocolatey moon-bite-
-cookies prepared in authentic Italian recipe. This was a gift for my dear friend Milena. The design is inspired from the long talks we had under the moon.
is a custom is 3d jewellery design,
branding and artisan platform. Concentrates on minimalism and intricacy, it is a platform that aspires perfectionism in jewellery design.
ATISTA 3D ARTISAN JEWELLERY
WEBSITE DESIGN Kira Kintsugi, An art organisation that focuses on artisan lamps based on Japanese art technique of Kintsukuroi.
The companyâ€™s motto: The Japanese art of Kintsugi has long inspired many souls in their journey to healing, and to embrace their scars and flaws as beauty and strength. It teaches us to honour our imperfections, and instead of hiding or being embarrassed about the damage, it teaches us to show them as our virtues - they are signs of what we have been through and that we have not only survived those ordeals but triumphed over them. And those scars are signs of victory, they are signs of our making and it is through them that our inner light shines through. Similarly, instead of concealing the damage of a broken ceramic, or throwing it out altogether, the damage is mended with a stream of gold. The scar is not hidden, but proudly transformed into an art that makes the ceramic unique - gives it its identity. Like how our scars give us our own identity, of what we are, how we got here, and how beautiful we are because of the journey and the challenges we have overcome.
PUBLICATIONS An artbook of carefully created and curated paintings and Haikus. All the work is original.
Haiku is a traditional japanese poem with usually 3 lines and certain number of words in each line. In this book, each haiku has been substiantiated and made meaningful with a visualization which is also drawn from the lines of haiku- both literraly and visually, using minimal strokes. PS: the works have been made with the help of my friend.
A compilation of works ranging from my Undergraduate academic projects to freelance undertakings in graphic and product design.