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curriculum vitae

• Objects in Landcape, 2012

Shireen Choudhary 12.03.1991 contact : shireen.choudhary@gmail.com | +91-9503184941 | Bangalore, India

• Low-Cost Housing Manual, 2012

EDUCATION • B.Arch, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institue of Architecture, Mumbai 2009-2014 Honours : Awarded citation for Undergraduate Design Dissertation at KRVIA Gold medal Award 2nd rank, overall academic performance, 2010 3rd rank, overall academic performance, 2011

A manifesto of imaginations of the future of Ulhas river edge, Kongaon, Bhiwandi

A study of policies, schemes, system and conditions of low cost housing.

• Documenting Geofrey Bawa’s Works in SriLanka, 2011 • Documenting changing landscape of Malvani, Malad, 2011 • Measure drawing of Aunitai Satra, a Vaishonite Monestry in Majuli, Assam, 2010

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• Measure drawing of Asaniye Village in Sawantwadi, Maharashtra, 2009

• Project Architect at Venkataramanan Associates, Bangalore, December 2016 - to present

WORKSHOPS

• Worked on 10,000,00 Residential Scheme, Bangalore • Worked on design competition for Karnataka State Police Headquaters

• Architect at Flying Elephant Studio, Bangalore, August 2015 - to present

• Worked on Invited competition for CMR University Campus, Bangalore • Worked on multiple design proposals for Bonjour!, a chain of budget hotels in Bangalore, Mundra, Mumbai • Worked on Design Development of weekend house scheme in Coonoor • Worked on working drawings for APF School and District Institute, Yadgir

• Teaching Assistant for 4th year Undergraduate Architectural Design studio, June 2014-to April 2015 • Junior Architect at MO-OF, Mumbai July 2014 - July 2015

• Worked on working drawing set for School of Planning and Architecture, Vijaywada. • Worked on design development and presentation drawings for KDAH Oncology Hospita • Worked on design development for a 4star hotel interior in Bhutan • Worked on concept and design development for a family house in Mulshi, India • Worked on Student Hostel design Competition for VJTI, Mumbai, India,Design qualified for Stage II of the competition • Worked on multi-disciplinary design competition for IIT, Mumbai. Design qualified for stage II of the competition

• Architectural Intern at Sandeep Shikre and Associates, Mumbai (January 2014-to June 2014)

• Worked on concept design for Landscape layout for Recreation ground and podium floor for Navroz Apartment, Mumbai • Worked on execution drawings for Reliance Cash and Carry, Jalandhar,SanglI • Worked on concept design, presentation and design development for Atria Hospital, Mumbai • Worked on concept design, presentation drawings for competition held to design campus for JBIMS, Mumbai

• Architectural Intern at KSA architects, Mumbai (May 2011) • Internship with visual artist Kaushik Mukhopadhyay, Mumbai (May 2010) DOCUMENTATION AND RESEARCH • Connected Cities

Indian Council of Social Science Research, India- China Collaborative Project , 2014 Freelance research assistant

• Kurula Varkey Design Forum, CEPT, Ahemdabad, 2015

Presented Undergraduate Design Thesis at the forum

• PUBLICBIT, 2014 |Studio X, GSAAP,Columbia University, Istabul Technical University, Middle East Research Center in Amman

Selected for student workshop in Istanbul and Mumbai to understand emergent issues concerning contemporary public space.

• Documenting the Landscape of Bandra, 2012

Conducted by Landscape architect Anita Tikoo

•’Collector’, 2012

Conducted by artist Prajakta Potnis, the workshop involved collecting, experiences, instances of daily encounters in the city to be translated into an art instillation idea.

• Theatrics 2011

Conducted by Shirish Joshi, The workshop focused on using self(body) as a medium of expression of ideas.

• Tensile structures, 2011

Conducted by Ferrari India, the workshop gave an insight about tensile structure design and its practical implementation. It was concluded by making a 1:1 scale tensile roof.

• Photography ,2010

The workshopconducted by Ar.Prajakt Patil was an introduction to architectural photography and digital editing.

• Understanding Nallasopara, 2011

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Conducted by Dutch Architects Marcel Van De Lube and Jannie Vinke, the workshop involved designing architectural interventions to fit in the urban fringe condition, such that it responded / culminates the work+live relationship.

SKILLSET Ability to work in a team, social, adaptive Ability to take work from conceptual level to presentation and details for execution Hand drawing , water colour painting Autocad (2D,3D), Sketchup, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Office Suite


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CONTENTS professional work Residential Development, Bangalore, India Bonjour! Manyata Tech Park, Bangalore, India Bonjour! Fort, Mumbai, India Bonjour! Fort, Bangalore, India School Of Planning and Architecture, Vijaywada, India IIT-Bombay Competition Proposal, Mumbai, India VJTI Boy’s Hostel Competition Proposal, Mumbai, India

academic work Design Dissertation Civic Centre, Vasai - Virar Municipal Corporation Omni Housing Affordable Housing Scheme Public Bit Exchange Programme Gauhar Mahal, Bhopal

Seen Unseen Landscape Design Competition


Residential Building Complex, Bangalore Residential Building+Clubhouse Professional Work | 2017 Masterplan, Design Development, Working Drawings Venkataramanan Associates, Bangalore The project involved developing a scheme of 10,000,00 sq. ft. of mid-range residential units near Bangalore International Airport. The masterplan scheme was developed accounting the local bye laws and building codes. It comprises of 2,3 and 4 bhk unit typologies.


Mix Use Building, Bangalore Budget Hotel + Office Building Professional Work | 2016 Design Development Flying Elephant Studio, Bangalore Located in the heart of an IT park, the site is a part of a masterplan vision for a self contained community. Located at the mouth of the township, it was required to be an iconic building for the developer. With two main roads on south and west face, a natural waterbody on the north west side of plot, the site offered an opportunity to react to the urban edge as well as the natural edge. The proposal was to accomodate a 150 room budget hotel along with office/ retail space while maximising the FAR achievable. The building is a take on a conventionall office space, looking at ways of emphasizing on interaction between different offices

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Eighth to Eleventh Floor

Eighth to Eleventh Floor

Bonjour! Hotel Rooms

Podium Floor

Podium Floor

Hotel Lobby, Lounge, Restauarnt, Gym

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Fifth Floor

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Bulding Footprint

Naturally Lit Area vs. Dark Area

Locating the Building Core

Available footprint

Area without natural light in the floorplate

Strategic placement of the building core

Establishing Relationship within and outwards i. Green valley connects with green corridor proposing rejuvenation of the waterbody

ii. Improves light and ventilation in office floorplate

First to Fourth Floor Offices

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iii. Articulated as cascading terraces with pathway connecting ground to podium

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

BONJOUR! MANYATA TECH PARK

Retail, Resturant

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Cores -Connectivity

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Typical Hotel Floor 1. Lobby 2. Elevator Bank 3. Rooms 4. Vending Area 5. Store

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Budget Hotel + Office Building

Budget Hotel + Office Building+ Retail

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Professional Work | 2016

1. Retail 2. Co-Work

Professional Work | 2014 Design Development, Presentation Flying Elephant Studio, Bangalore

Design Development, Presentation

Ground Floor Plan 1. Restaurant 2. Office 3. Hotel

Flying Elephant Studio, Bangalore

The project brief was to develop a 100 room hotel in business district in South Mumbai. The site located in urban fabric of heritage precinct, required the design to be responsive to the height, elevation of the surrounding. The design makes use of the existing building structure to accomodate new program while addressing the relevant by laws and site restrictions.

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The task was to design a 160 room budget hotel in Hebbal, Bangalore. The design exercise included maximizing the FAR consumption to accomodate retail, office and hotel programmes. The resultant building is a 150m long building with intermediate cutouts to allow for natural light penentration. The floorplates for hotel and offices are efficiently designed and serviced by same circulation cores to work in independently as well as in conjuction to each other. The spatial organisation of programs became a guiding force in establishing the language of the facade.

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APF Institute, Yadgir School + District Institute Professional Work | 2016 Working Drawing Flying Elephant Studio, Bangalore

The project is currently under constructuion. Located in the hote and dry climate of Yadgir, Karnataka, the building is a RCC frame structue with porotherm walls. The task was to produce drawings for design approvals and site execution. It waws an insightful experience in learning to work with modularity of porotherm blocks.

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Sahney Farmhouse, Bangalore Weekend House Professional Work | 2016 Working Drawing Flying Elephant Studio, Bangalore

Located on airport road, Bangalore, the farmhouse is an exposed concrete building. The task was to develop details and execution drawings for the same.

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Sahney Farmhouse, Bangalore Caretaker’s House Professional Work | 2016 Working Drawing Flying Elephant Studio, Bangalore

An extension to the farmhouse, the caretaker’s house is a single storey famed structure with steel roof. The task was to develop details and execution drawings for the same.

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IIT-Bombay, Invited Competition Masterplan | Department Building | Design Development LEARN . BUILD . MEET . INTERACT. INNOVATE . OVERLOOK Professional Work | 2014 Mobile Offices, Mumbai The competition called for design of four department buildings in the IIT campus and masterplanning for the same. The design was selected for second round of the competition

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Site Section

Emphasizing on human scale of building by connecting plazas of different scales and nature at the ground level. Facilitating interaction and learning by opening workshop areas to public at the ground floor level.The buildings were also designed reacting to the same ideas. Public plazas, interconnection of buildings were key design approach.

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Spatial Organisation

Programmatic Organisation

Spatial Organisation

Programmatic Organisation

Voids Mass

Programmatic Mass

Construction Steel Centre - Section XX

Construction Steel Centre - Fourth Floor Plan

Construction Steel Centre -Sixth Floor Plan

The building works sectionally to connect spaces vertically. The entrance lobby extends into a gallery in the building overlooking workshop space. A series of straight flight stairs span between the voids in floorplate to allow for visual interconnect and overlap, thereby enhancing transparency between each space. This connection becomes a means for chance encounter, fostering inter- department and non-hierarchial communication.

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VJTI, INVITED COMPETITION Boys Hostel | Design Development Live. learn . co-work

Professional Work | 2014 Mobile Offices, Mumbai The student housing design moves away from the dormitory or hostel organisations, which foster a regimented form of social control by use of single loaded corridor organisation.

The design breaks the notion of stacked student housing where there is no exchange between students as the program and site given requires multiple floors. The design was guided by idea of sharing spaces/ resources. The social and cultural life of a student has been captured and highlighted by sequencing common program along the hostel circulation in the building . These common activity spaces were strategically placed in the building to work in conjunction with visual massing of the building as a whole.

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School of Planning and Architecure, Vijaywada Hostel Block | Working Drawing Professional Work | 2014 Mobile Offices, Mumbai The new campus of SPA-V houses the main Institute building, the Hostel block and Dining block. While the projects was won through National Open competition, I was involved with the working drawing stage for execution of the design. Working largely on the execution drawings for the Hostel block, I was also involved with co-ordination with different conset. sultants for preparation of GFC set. The project is currently under construction.

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Girls Hostel - Ground Floor Plan

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Civic Centre, VVMC Rethinking civic architecture as an object of influence, identity and public interface Urban Connect . Catalyst . Identity . Civic Spaces . Interaction . Governance Individual Academic Project | 2014 Mentor : Ar. Nemish Shah The dissertation was an attempt to imagine civic spaces as cohesive agents, both politically and socially, here between two distinct geographies , thereby promoting an inclusive environment at an urban scale. The design attempts to establish an architectural language by use of different unit typologies along the 500 metres length, planned such that it does not hamper water transport o fishing activites, at the same time allowing people to interact with the ecology.

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Bhayander

Existing Railway Track

Abandoned Railway Track

Panju Island

Naigaon Railway Station

Bassein Fort

Gaothans

Plantation in Vasai

Naigaon Urban Settlement

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Public Dense Urban Settlement

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Operating Scales - Identifying and Defining scales of intervention Territorial Regional Local Current Movement Connection

Devicing a structural system for accomodating newer built mass within the existing system. While its a functional need, the structure also sets a language and identity for the building while17 Exploring the ideas of enclosed, open and the in betweens, the possibilties of spilling over of formal activities into informal spaces


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6. Stairs to Creek 7. Cycling Track 8. Public Relation 9. Open Deck 10. Gallery 11. Open to Sky steps to Terrace

12. Canteen 13. Offices 14. Offices 15. Public Toilet 16. Lobby 17. Landscape Seating 18. Library( Covered)

19. Conference Areas 20. Meeting Rooms 21. Vehicular Drop-off 22. Admin. Office 23. Office of Commissioner 24. Learning Center/ Night School

25. Legal Affairs Office 26. Educational Affairs Office 27. Open to Sky Deck 28. Amphitheatre 29. Cycling track 30. Open Platforms

The 500 m long stretch of the abandoned railway bridge expands to accomodate a series of enclosed spaces (program areas), Semi- open spaces ( public areas) and Open to sky deck areas which are imagined to be leisure / public demonstration areas. The enclosed spaces are further places at the upper level as well as below the bridge, connected by series of travellators, and staircases.

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Inverting the notion of the civic authority over people, the project proposes to hold all public amenities on the bridge, while all the authoritarian programmes are designed to be at the lower level; thereby promoting public activities to define the accessibilty and spatial accountability of governance.

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Omni Housing Affordable Housing mutli - utility . spill over spaces. shared spaces . vertical stacking Individual Academic Project | 2013 Mentor : Ar. Shantanu Poredi, Ar. Manisha Agarwal An affordable housing scheme for 50, 000 sq. mts. plot, with masterplan emphasizing on common spill out paces, which serve as community activity areas. Each cluster comprises of different unit sizes and family size. Terraces are designed at upper levels to provide for multi-utility, which is accesible for all by external staircases.

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The closely packed units, with staggering alignment makes a cluster of units of varying sizes thereby accomodating a small community. The amenities are spread around the blocks, such that each block has close proximity to day everyday needs.

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Seen Unseen Connect. re-configure. manifest

Landscape design Competition | 2014 Individual Entry The proposal was an imagination for a microcosm in the urban condition that we see ( seen) everyday, but hardly experience first hand. The proposal is looks at activating objects ( here billboards) to acomodate multiplicity, to activate the dead space. In the same process, the objects themselves get modified according to its location, scale and accessibility. It is an experiential movement through these objects of daily visual encounter, transforming itself, and altering the way one moves through it. It is an nascent experiment to study of semi open public space. It is also a speculative manifestation of how we move through clusters, neighbourhood and the city. Establishing a new relationship with the aerial, the objects are imagined to replace trees, the way we grow our food, adress private and public space, alter and activate roofscapes. In this process of constant evolvution, the billboards now project the image of the city, and its systems. Could these billboards form a profession specific network? or could it now start accomodating clasrooms overlooking what is around, while being aware of where and how to tread in the surrounding? The proposal is imagined to start projecting a sense of place, and identity, altered and unique to every visitor, where the symbolic and the visual aesthetic changes each time.


Thank You Shireen Choudhary shireen.choudhary@gmail.com

Shireen Choudhary- Architectural Portfolio  

A brief compilation of my professional and personal work

Shireen Choudhary- Architectural Portfolio  

A brief compilation of my professional and personal work

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