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portfolio sejal rathi

california polytechnic state university san luis obispo


biography

Sejal Rathi Home: Des Moines. Iowa - Seattle, Washington - Bangalore, India Passions/Hobbies: Doodling, Photography, Reading, Hiking Why architecture: Ever since I was in kindergarden I have always been

interested in hands on creative work. As I went to high school I enjoyed subjects like math and physics. I then decided to pursue an amalgation of both as my major and chose to do architecture.

Favorite Type of Architecture:

-Mughal Architecture in India as it promotes secularism in a very peaceful manner. -Modernism in Europe and the US because of its simplistic yet functional buildings.


projects

01 observatory tower 02 haberdashery 03 883 marsh street 04 horizon 05 test beds


OBSERVATORY TOWER We started of the quarter with a focus on the question “what is nature?” while designing a observation tower located in Montana de Oro State Park. In my deisgn, my intent was to guide the visitors to focus on the sky as they were moving up until the reached the viewing decks. The form finding for this project was extremely interesting as we used sand to form casting molds to pour plaster. Keeping nature in mind, our final model was made of ‘found’ objects. Over this short warmup project, I brushed over my Rhino and Illutrator skills along with leraning new model making methods.

winter 2020


Scanned

Form Finding:

Study Models, Diagrams and Plaster Concept Model


observatory tower

Final plan Drawings: sejal rathi

studio olsen |Plans arch 252 Elevation and Platform 2

observatory tower north elevation

Platform 1

sejal rathi studio olsen | arch 252

N

0’

Concept Plaster Model

2’

6’

14’


Final Observation Tower Model


HABERDASHERY Haberdashery was the first project where we designed a space - a store inspired by haberdashery elements. The process included extensive site analysis, element study and mashup, and then designing and diagramming for several iterations. Through this project I learned the process of design formation, along with diagramming and modelling both digitally and analogue. My concept was developed through iterations that focussed on selected mashups, sun and shadows, and circulation through the existing site.

spring 2019


site analysis | circulation

circulation

diurnal shift

sejal rathi

haberdashery |studio washington | spring 2019

form

space

forform

natural vs manmade

Site Analysis

sun and shadow

form and space

slope and elevation


TAXONOMIES OF HABERDASHERY.36 DIAGRAMS ASSIGNMENT 3. MATRIX ANALYSIS MASHUP. STUDIO WASHINGTON. ARCH133.

HABERDASHER. A PERSON WHO SELLS SMALL ARTICLES OR NOTIONS USED FOR SEWING.

AXIAL (SEWING MACHINE)

STUFFED (PIN CUSHION)

RADIAL (SPOOL THREAD)

SUSPENDED (HANGER)

LINEAR (TAPE MEASURE)

SYMMETRY (BUST)

FOLDED (SHIRT)

PRESSED (FLAT IRON)

PINNED (CLOTHES PIN)

NOTIONS.

THE BUTTON

SMALL OBJECTS OR ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING ITEMS THAT ARE SEWN OR OTHERWISE ATTACHED TO A FINISHED ARTICLE; ALSO INCLUDES THE SMALL TOOLS USED IN SEWING.

Digitally created mashups

THE CUTTERS

THE THIMBLE

THE NEEDLE

with haberdashery elements

Sejal Rathi

linear + radial enfold

fold + disproportionate

asymmetric

pointed

angled offset

layered

overlap

mashup #1 button|tape measure

enlarged

sejal rathi

haberdashery |studio washington | spring 2019

mashup #4 button|shirt

sejal rathi

haberdashery |studio washington | spring 2019

axial + extrusion

stuffed + ventilation concave

perpendicular axis

perception

based on mash-ups

rounded corners

platform

mashup #2 button|pin cushion

concentric

sejal rathi

haberdashery |studio washington | spring 2019

modular

mashup #3 thimble|sewing machine

Study Models

geometric

sejal rathi

haberdashery |studio washington | spring 2019


Final Design Drawings

Floor Plan Site Plan Sections

ation

N Cross Section Scale: 1/4”- 1’-0”

Site Plan

Scale: 1/16”- 1’-0”

N Floor Plan

Scale: 1/4”- 1’-0”

Longitudinal Section Scale: 1/4”- 1’-0”


883 MARSH STREET The program for this project was to design a transition space for pedestrians to move from the parking structure to downtown SLO. This was achieved by having a public complex comprising of a gallery, commercial spaces, a cafe and a radio station. The design thinking for this space was to maximize continuous interior space while understanding effect of sunlight on the site to create comfortable open and enclosed spaces throughout the year. This concept is visulized by using angled orthogonal shapes which would both allow for natural lighting to positvely impact the space along with creating an interesting combination of solid and void space.

fall 2019


Sun Analysis of Site with initial design iterations


Marsh St.

0’

Plan: Floor 0

24’

8’ N

hi ng | ARCH 251

Coffee Shop (700 sq.ft)

5

4 5

5

(Stairs + Elevator)

6 Cafe

3

4

883 Marsh St. Floor Plan: Floor 1

N

Sejal Rathi Studio Killing | ARCH 251

restroom

4

(Stairs +

3

3

2

2

1

1

storage space

restroom

4

Progra 1 Galler 2 Open 3 Comm 4 Radio 5 Circula

1

Gallery Space (1200 sq.ft)

Floor 0

2

24’

8’

0’

Program 1 Gallery 2 Open Deck 3 Commercial Space 4 Radio Station Office 5 Circulation Unit

6 Cafe

3

open deck

883 Marsh St.

0’

Floor Plan: Floor 2

24’

8’ N

Sejal Rathi Studio Killing | ARCH 251

2

6

Commercial Space (700 sq.ft)

Floor 1

storage space

1 6 Radio Station (1900 sq. ft)

Final Design

recording studio

Floor 2

Floor Plans and Detailed Section restroom

restroom

storage space


HORIZON While understanding the earths ecology we have to understand the literal and underlying dynamic between two polar elements- earth and the sky. In my design the focus is to create an experience that centers on understanding the earths ecology but while still realizing the sky’s importance in this process. The form for this ideation was developed by abstracting the contour lines and creating a “horizon� between private and public spaces. As we went thorugh this design process, I learnt several new skills in addition to honing my skills in Rhino, Illustrator, and other software. The new skills I learnt included laser cutting, poster design, precise and deatiled model making, V Ray renders and new methods of representations for sections and plans.

winter 2020


private pub lic

Form Finding:

Concept Diagrams and Study Model Iterations


Design Sketches:

Rearrangement of navigation, materiality and material thicknesses

Site Context

Plan and Section


Sections

section bb’ 0’

b

b

a’

a’

a

a

b’

b’

Floor Plans

floor plans 0’

2’

6’

floor plans

N

14’

0’

2’

6’

N

section aa’ 14’

0’

2’

6’

14’

2’

6’

14’


Renders:

Interior Shot and Exterior Shots


Final Design Model


TEST BEDS

[internship]

This project was a part of a summer internship at BetweenLines Urban Designers and Architects located in Bangalore, India. It comprised of creating architecture drawings for a “test bed� structure to be installed in The Energy Resource Institute (TERI). The structure was too be designed such that it could be put together or removed easily. It was designed to be made with industrial waste timber and is still under construction. Additionally, I created sequence construction diagrams.

summer 2019


Sections

2100 [6'-11"]

1500 [4'-11"]

300 [1']

Plans

SECTION AA'

3120 [10'-3"]

70 [3"]

W1

300 [1']

TEST BED - 02 (Upper Terrace) 3m x 3m

1500 [4'-11"] 300 [1']

X' 2100 [6'-11"]

1305 [4'-3"]

1025 [3'-4"]

TEST BED - 01 (Lower Terrace) 3m x 3m

X

750 [2'-6"]

A'

3120 [10'-3"]

A

785 [2'-7"]

3120 [10'-3"]

3120 [10'-3"]

W1

YET TO BE DESIGNED

SECTION XX'

Floor Plans - option 07 - 3m x 3m)

Sequence Exploded Drawings

Proposed Test Bed for TERI, Bangalore

N

22nd July 2019

SECTIONS - option 07 - (3m x 3m) Proposed Test Bed for TERI, Bangalore

N

22nd July 2019


srathi@calpoly.edu

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