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| SHAGUNI GUPTA undergrad portfolio Selected work (2014-2016)


shaguni gupta A : 325 E Flintrock Drive A p p l e t o n , W i s c o n s i n , 54913 E: sgupta15@syr.edu P : +13153918199 W: +18482286573

Education syracuse university school of architecture Syracuse, NY Expected May 2018 Bachelor of Architecture International study: London, UK Urban Studio: New York, NY (Rotterdam travel studio)

the daly college indore

Madhya Pradesh, India May 2013 Physics, chemistry, mathematics major

Awards May 2016Nov 2016

Revit, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros(Vray, Grasshopper, Tspine), SketchUp, Lumion, Enscape, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flow Design, After Effects

manual

Wood, 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Laser Cutting, Hand Drafting, Water Colors

Stratsburg, France

w/Vardhan Mehta+Xiangru Jane Chen+Anvi Dalal+Adarsh Bindal

Fall 2016 Fall 2014Present

Feb 2015

Stood Second in this international design housing contest for students, proposing an urban model consisting of a hierarchy of multiple centers in the form of sustainable eco-island networks

ralph walker prize scholorship Syracuse, NY

dean’s list

Syracuse, NY Awarded to students with a gpa of 3.45 or above in an academic semester

silver’s prize

Syracuse, NY Selected in top 10

Affiliations

Skills digital

well building 2050 competition

May 2015Nov 2015 Aug 2013Present

northside learning center

Syracuse, NY Tutoring middle school Refugees in Mathematics

architecture student organisation

Aug 2013Present

aias syracuse chapter

Aug 2013Present

su bhangra(traditional dance)

2008-2013

round square cultural service


Experience May 2016Jan 2017

Aug 2016Dec 2016

Jan 2016May 2016

May 2015Aug 2015

cybul cybul wilhelm architects | Student Architect Edgewater, NJ

Volunteer Sep 2015

Produced drawings and models using Revit, AutoCAD and Lumion and rendered services in the production of drawings using Revit 2016

syracuse fisher center | Student Technical Assistant

New York City, NY Worked closely with Program co-ordinator to provide technology assistance to students, managed the printing and plotting equipments and collaborated with IT department on main campus to trouble shoot technical issues

syracuse london program | Student Assistant

London, UK Produced drawings for renovation of Faraday House using Revit and AutoCAD, prepared posters and �lyers for event advertisements using Adobe softwares and managed printing and plotting equipments

jeff hibbard design services | Student Architect

Appleton, WI Documented existing drawings and construction documents, imple mented digital modeling and renderings (using Rhino 5.0 and Revit 2015), collaborated with clients, engineers and builders and assisted in material speci�ications and details development with project architect

April 2015

May 2013Aug 2013

thinness | Volunteer

Syracuse, NY Assisted with the construction and installation of a high performance light weight concrete structure for a project by Asst. Prof. Julie Larsen and Asst. Prof. Roger Hubeli

5x5 chimeras | Volunteer Syracuse, NY Constructed frames for an installation project by Asst. Prof. David Shanks and Asst. Prof. Jonathan Louie hygiene wear international ltd. | Student Intern

Indore, India Assisted with production management and produced models, drawings and renderings for interior and exterior


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city on water (competition entry) vertical habitation urban, wind and avian landscape interpretation internship experience sketches and paintings


Dynamic Balance- City on the Water is an urban conceptual framework proposal which aims at resolving the housing pressure on the city of Mumbai through an evolutionary process of introducing a hierarchy of multiple centers in the form of sustainable eco-island networks. The north-south structure will be altered to a focus based one, where services will act as nodes for the establishment of these housing clusters. We are simply applying already existing technologies into an integrated community design, providing clean energy, water, and food right off your doorstep.

well building 2050 contest (2016)

Whilst half of the global population currently lives in the cities, the efficiency of the ReGen systems could reduce a household’s dependency on high-frequency urban living. This would open up a new wave of peri-urbanism and rural development, allowing a more sustainably distributed density of people across the planet’s surface. The goal is to achieve a state of primordial equilibrium by expanding the nodes of the city to bring housing closer to amenities. This form of transit oriented development also targets a higher standard of living for residents and deepened sense of community by the formation of sustainable community housing clusters.


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city on water (competition entry) vertical habitation urban, wind and avian landscape interpretation internship experience sketches and paintings


VERTICAL HABITATION AND BREAK WALL (2014)

The Maldives, currently only two meters above sea level, is expected to be covered by seawater in the next seventy years. The site is specifically located in this flood danger zone and acts as additional temporary protection for the island’s coast. This vault compliments the existing efforts of the inhabitants of the 2 main systems: 1.) Break wall 2.) Artificial beaches. It works as a break wall that raises the ground above sea level. Rather than resisting water, the system soaks up, utilizes and stores water.Each pod is designed on a 3 layer system. 1.) Shell (Interior surface) 2.) Steel framework (Structure) 3.) Triangular mesh (Regulating the inflow of access seawater).Sixty percent of the pods collect and store water, while forty percent of the pods hold the visitor center program. Since this project is about designing the landscape, these pods are held up through a paneled structure that is manipulated to create a rising and falling promenade that dives into and out of the existing ground to act as a varying landscape condition. This enables circulation on the ground as well as the roof.Throughout the process, the intention was to prevent the ‘access’ seawater to entire the island and to treat the wasted sewage, in order to maintain the existing conditions. The project rests on 2 main principles. 1.) Collecting the salty seawater, desalinating it, filtering it and storing up the fresh water at the top. This storing of fresh water creates an interesting space at the top, allowing visitors to sit around and dive in it. 2.) Treatment of the dirty sewage water with Phytoremediation plants. The entire dirty sewage of the city is brought, purified through the plants and stored. The fresh water created in both the systems is carried back to the city.


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< 5% LAND LOSS

SAFE: 12 FT ABOVE SEA LEVEL CARBON LEVEL = 350 PPM

10% LAND LOSS

PRESENT: 6 FT ABOVE SEA LEVEL CARBON LEVEL = 387 PPM

77% LAND LOSS

2085: 3 FT ABOVE SEA LEVEL CARBON LEVEL = 400 PPM

KAAFU ATOLL MALE


3 MAIN ISSUES EROSION : Predicted to be underwater in 7 years. Currently 2 meters above sea level

FRESH WATER DEGRADATION :

Dwindling of the fresh water table. Fresh water only available in the center of the island

POPULATION GROWTH : Population: 394,000


INTERIOR SURFACE

STEEL FRAMEWORK STRUCTURE

TRIANGULAR MESH (CONTROL WATER INFLOW)


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city on water (competition entry) vertical habitation urban, wind and avian landscape interpretation internship experience sketches and paintings


URBAN,WIND AND AVIAN (2015)

The project attempts to culminate avian, human and functional environments in order to create a new hybridized space of operation, unique to the site in Brooklyn. This would serve as not only a moment of interaction between humans and birds, but also a method of fostering avian species in the city. The partners we are working with are specialized in R&D related to avian species and wind control methods, gearing the project towards an architectural relationship between the two such that we would use wind as a vehicle to foster birds. The issue of bird disappearance in urban areas has been occurring over the years, and we see a clear relationship between urban growth through building construction, and the loss of bird habitat. Thus, suggesting a problem in building ideologies in relation to bird population.


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city on water (competition entry) vertical habitation urban, wind and avian landscape interpretation internship experience sketches and paintings


LANDSCAPE INTERPRETATION (2014)

This project considers a unique way in which the measurement, analysis and mapping of a given site actively documents, transforms, and reconstructs the ground. This work speculates upon spacial and material conditions that emerge in the measurement and documentation of the volume and surface of the site, in Syracuse,NY. The ground topography is measured without using a professional surveying equipment. A temporary tripod stand was constructed and the site was hypothetically divided in a uniform grid. photographs were taken symmetrically in each unit , which gave us an abstaction of the urbanscape in each row. Lofting them together, a form was created that analysed the areas of the site that were developed and giving a clear distinction between the urbanscape and the ground level. The second abstraction is an interpretation of the analysed site using panneling tools (Rhino 4.0). It establishes a technique to expand the idea throughout the site and on the space contained by both ground and sriel topographies. It is understood as a cut and fill operation in which no material is removed from the site. Instead, it involves, pushing, pulling and refiguring of the site geometry to amplify existing patterns and rhythms through repitition.



Shaguni Gupta