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P SHREYA SHARMA


CONTENTS

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02

03

Pages 10 - 13

Center for Human Interaction Redifining smart cities and proposing urban labs as a center for human interaction.

Pages 06 - 07

Curriculum Vitae Know about me and my skills and what I’ve done so far.

Pages 16 - 19

Congregating to Remove Barriers of Mind A congregation space for people to leave behind their stereotypes and interact at an equal platform.


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Pages 22 - 23

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Pages 26 - 27

Gender Sensitive Urban Space

Vernacular Settlement Study

An urban space that is space for not just women but everone.

Study of the Toda tribe and their unique architectural practices.

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07

Pages 30 - 31

Pages 34 - 35

Hostel for a Boarding School

Miscellaneous

Hostel as one of the components designed for a boarding school.

Various art projects undertaken over the years.


CURRICULUM VITAE


SHREYA

GET IN TOUCH!

SHARMA

+918054924503 shreyasharma.arts@gmail.com

HELLO I am Shreya Sharma. I am a sixth semester architecture student. I like finding out new theories, concepts and technologies in architecture. I define myself as a loyal, adaptable, confident and a down to earth person. I’m looking for a fun, active place to work in that broadens my horizons and inspires and ignites my creative side.

# 204 - A, G.H. - 5, SECTOR-5, MANSA DEVI COMPLEX, PANCHKULA, HARYANA, 134114, INDIA https://www.facebook.com/shreyasharma2006 https://www.instagram.com/shreyasharma2006/

TIMELINE 1994

2010

2012

2016

BORN

HANSRAJ PUBLIC SCHOOL

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOL

CHANDIGARH COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE

GRADUATED 10TH GRADE

GRADUATED 12TH GRADE

SOFTWARE SKILL

PURSUING B.ARCH THRID YEAR

OBJECTIVE Jedi Really Good Pretty Good Getting there Newbie I’m Learning No Knowledge

An exciting learning experience that takes me from level 10 to 100.

INTERESTS Writing, reading, sketching, graphic design, travelling, history and tea.

DISINTERESTS Monotony. While consistency is an assest, monotony is just lousy.


PROJECTS/WORKSHOPS Academic

Others

2013-14

Studio Apartment HUDCO trophy by NASA , India

P.E.C. Cafe

ANDC trophy by NASA, India

Farm House

Qualifying entry

Primary School

2014-15 Lighting Workshop

Artists’ retreat

G-SEN trophy by NASA, India

Publishing House

Winning entry

P.E.C. Market

361 Degrees Conference

Boarding School

ANDC trophy by NASA, India Qualifying entry

2015-16 International Chandigarh symposium

Vernacular architecture case study

G-SEN trophy by NASA, India Winning entry

Crafts Centre, Mullimund

Computational Design Workshop by rat[LAB]

Cultural Centre, Solan

REFERENCE Prof. Pradeep Kumar Bhagat Principal Chandigarh College of Architecture pradeepbhagat45@gmail.com +919988643769

Prof. Bheem Sain Malhotra Assoc. Proffessor Chandigarh College of Architecture bheem06@gmail.com +919878459300


CENTER FOR HUMAN INTERACTION G-SEN TROPHY 2015-16 GROUP PROJECT


TO BE OR NOT TO BE SMART The smart city idea started as an incentive to catalyse the working of the city. However it came across as an expression of impatient capital. The commercial motivation corrupts the very entity it is supposed to serve. The problem with the notion of smart cities is that it sets up the environment to be fashioned in a single image; it’s not about culture specificity. The only way to get people involved in the city imagination is to respond to local needs and aspirations.

SMART GREAT CITY QUESTIONING SMART

Here we try to not just reinterpret, but completely reivent the idea of smart cities. A great city is not a spatial entity with sociological outcomes; It is a sociological entity with spatial outcomes. The term great is forward looking and open to interpretation. Having said that, every city in one way or the other is great because had this not been the case, why would people flock there in droves.

SMART

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TRUE CITY

RESPONSIVE CITY CITY OF CULTURE INCLUSIVE CITY

GREAT CITY

MAXIMUM CITY

GLOBAL CITY

INNOVATIVE CITY SMART CITY

UTOPIAN CITY GREEN CITY ECO CITY


ENVIRONMENT

GOVERNANCE ECONOMY

CULTURE

INFORMATION SYSTEMS MOBILITY

IS IT THE PERFECT CITY

INFRASTRUCTURE

HUMAN RESOURCE

Each layer in the city is strongly bound to other layers by a thousand invisible chords. The layers are crucial in setting up a framework for the city. Each layer further has subdivisions.

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We frame the parameters that make up a city and do a thorough analysis of the city based on these parameters and study their interdependencies, which helps us to conclude which parameters have stronger or weaker links, enabling us to ind out the areas that need to be worked on. The analysis becomes an integral part in the development of the city, helping in making effecient plans, according to the present needs. The analysis provides us with the information continuously needed to make the city better.

On studying each of these layers in depth, an index, indigenous to each city can be fixed. These indices develop a network representing the urban fabric of the city. This leads to an inter-reliant network of all the different patterns and becomes an icon for the city. A fluid logo which each city updates with time, giving a platform to urban planners to analyse where the city needs to be worked on; by analysing the strong, mild and weak links.


CENTER FOR HUMAN INTERACTION We interact with a number of people daily, whether consciously aware of the built environment or not. To initiate talks on an urban level, only a platform is needed to make people aware of such discussions. An urban lab is one such platform where people can initiate or participate in discussions and debates.

URBAN LABS ‘BEING PART OF ’ TO ‘TAKING PART IN’

START YOUR OWN

LAB

DO YOU WANT TO START A DISCUSSION TODAY? YES

Initiating discussions as moderators

Curious passersby stop and join the discussion

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR WEBSITE?

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA YET? NO

YES

YES

Keep surfing the website!

Be part of the nearest discussion.

NO

NO

DO YOU REQUIRE A PHYSICAL FRAMEWORK? NO

YES

A cup of coffee is enough to start a discussion!

ARE YOU AN ARCHITECT? NO

Larger the group, the more people it attracts, steadily increasing the numbers

As people engage in their own discussons, moderators are no longer required

CONDUCTING SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS TO GAUGE PEOPLE’S WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC INTERACTION

YES

Select a TEMPLATE of your choice. Get hold of the MATERIALS of you like.

Almost there.

ASSEMBLE your framework.

Post your own template.

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HELP OTHERS BUILD A LAB.

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DO YOU WANT TO ADD YOUR OWN TOUCH TO IT? NO Don’t worry, there is beauty in simplicity!

YES Go ahead, customize it!

STUFF SPACE PLAN SERVICE STRUCTURE SKIN SITE

DO YOU WANT TO PITCH YOUR IDEA ON THE SITE? NO Okay, but do spread the word.

YES Crowd-sourcing can bring about a revolution.

YOU ARE DONE


Go to the w e b s i te talkthecity.in

Choose a design and download

VISIT TALKTHECITY.IN CNC

Print the parts with a CNC machine

And simply join the parts as numbered

CONSTRUCTION KIT

Talkthecity is an exploration of the 21st century social service offering a new model for how we make shared decisions about shared spaces. It tests the exciting potential of crowdsourcing and open source engagement along with the practical realities of debating, governing, investing in and ultimately delivering the built environment. talkthecity is an “open source construction kit.” It enables anyone with an Internet connection to access a shared library of structural designs. By clicking a button marked, “Build your own lab” talkthecity generates a set of cutting files for each of the parts that goes into that particular structure. We intend to invite people equipped with the knowledge of designing, building and construction to upload their own designs to the website which can be made available to the general public to make their own structures.


CONGREGATION SPACE ANDC TROPHY 2015-16 GROUP PROJECT


WHO IS INCAPACITATED? 7 continents, 196 countries and 7.3 billion human lives. The world has seen many people, but never the same person twice. No person is superior, or inferior, yet nobody is equal either. Every individual is unique, incomparable and should be respected as he is. A mutual understanding comes not only with an understanding of differences, but also when one starts to value and respect the diversity. The question is neither of equality nor inequality, but of eaqual opportunities. All the inequalities, stereotypes and negativity in the world emanate from a single point- the human mind. A few misconceptions that our brain stops questioning results in the creation of an irrational barrier which is then materialised in the world by our own actions. Everyone is incapacitated and everyone is capacitated, the need is to understand these terms and go beyond them.

ROADBLOCK OF WISDOM BARRIERS OF THE MIND


The mind is full of stereotypes and misconceptions

FUTILITY OF BARRIERS The basic idea is to bring people on the same spectrum of equality - in this case, a positive state of mind. In this state of mutual equality they can realise the futility of all the barriers they have erected around them, be it personal or social. In a positive state of mind, our brain releases highquantity of Dopamine which makes us feel happier. All the learning centres of the brain are activated.This helps in greater learning aptitude, the user is able to grasp new ideas and new concepts much more easily than in the initial state

It is important to understand that we are all different people in different places

A change in psyche through a series of unfolding spaces directing the flow of movement and thoughts.

To register a change in the psyche of the people, they had to be taken on a journey of transformation. A series of unfolding spaces directing the steady flow of movement and thoughts.


GOING BEYOND THE FIVE SENSES The role of architecture was never that of commanding, it has always been that of suggesting. The series was evolved to a network to suggest multiple choices for the user to reflect upon. The experience of the spaces was also developed to be subject to interpretation by the user itself. Since the interpretation and the choices are bound to change with respect to time and the mood of the user, it creates a different journey every time.

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SITE PLAN

METAMORPHOSE PAVILLION

SECTION A A’

Metamorphose Paillion consists oF two levels supported by slender cylindrical columns, a reminiscent of Corbusier’s pilotis. The spaces are such that they are useless without the user itself. It is the user which creates the functions, the hierarchy of spaces and the pathways.

THE PATHWAYS SUBJACENT COURTYARD The Subjacent courtyard consists of various low levels; consisting of multiple openings, dramatic pathways and functional spaces.

The pathways are dramatic in their play of basic elements like water, wind, light and shadow. Open planes and small windows provide a different perspective to same spaces. Thus discovering something new about the same thing during movement.


MEDITATION CENTER It is a semi closed space with floating walls supported by coumns in a calm tropical pond well complimented by a dynamic roof form . Inside, the walls are barren, the only light comes from slits in the roof which creates dynamic reflections on the surface of water. Brass is used on the roof to signify divinity through the reflections. Porus concrete has been used for free flow of air despite structural barrier.

KINETIC TO DYNAMIC Different dynamic endeavours were undertaken to respect the timelessness of the building. These consisted of a man-made and controlled exoskeleton structure and natural but careful landscapes. These spaces were added such that they transcend from mere kinetics to a wholly dynamic space.

Subtle design elements that go beyond the five senses and stimulate the more primal senses of the mind i.e. sense of freedom, curiosity, communication and exploration, creates a positive state of mind for all the users. At the same state of mind, the internal forces are resolved, the user ‘feels’ the equality in his environment.

WELL OF LIGHT A dramatic approach of high walls and narrow corridors surprises the viewers with an unexpected burst of space and light. The scale is monumental, the form is enclosing and yet its open sense is captivating. Thermochromic concrete has been used as it adds to the dynamism of the well of light as it will change colour with change in thermal imprint.

“Creating one of those fleeting, moments, which produce an unexplainable smile on your face.”


GENDER SENSITIVE SPACE G-SEN TROPHY 2014-15 GROUP PROJECT


ARE OUR SPACES SAFE FOR WOMEN? Manimajra has developed into an urban town from a small village that was initially centered around a fort. Today it has a mall, a civil hospital, a bus stand, a large market complex, religious centres, old fort and tricity’s major motor market. Despite the site being an important node for daily needs and interactions, the percentage of women using this area is very low. Several factors contribute to its bad reputation and poor usability.

GENDER SENSITIVITY BARRIERS OF THE MIND

JOGGERS’ TRACK ON THE SECOND FLOOR


MAKING SAFE URBAN SPACES FOR EVERYONE

MOTOR MARKET

MANIMAJRA MARKET PLAN

SHOP CUM FLATS

PEDESTRIAN PATHWAY

GREEN AREAS

ROAD

The site of Manimajra is a potential socio-cultural hub where all kinds of people could be brought together to make it safe and interactive. To bring in diverse user groups and ensure activity in the region for longer durations, mix land use pattern has been adopted. Reverting the old format of shop cum flats, families will use this public space, improving the type of crowd. Day market is restructured to improve circulation in the market and surveillance over the motor market. This will make the motor market safer to use for women as well. A public piazza is created which is accessible from three sides. This serves as a cultural meeting point, relaxation space for people, playing area, an area for religious gatherings, place to sit, eat, drink and walk.

VIEW FROM TERRACE

Jogging track on the second floor enhances the view from the residences besides serving its functional purpose. This will provide a chance for people to meet, greet and interact. All basic amenities have been catered to including details like bus stand design, public conveniences, benches, etc.

SHUTTER DESIGN FOR SAFE STREETS


VERNACULAR SETTLEMENT STUDY ACADEMIC PROJECT INDIVIDUAL PROJECT


THE TODAS OF NILGIRIS The task was to study an indigenous Indian settlement, the lifestyle of the people, their culture and any unique architectural practices followed. Using this study we had to find out the problems or requirements of the settlement and propose an intervention using this knowledge which would impact the life of the people of the settlement. The settlement chosen for study was Kollimund, a small Toda tribe on the highest slopes of Nilgiri Hills in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India. The oldest existing tribe in the state, the todas have a unique culture and architecture. Mainly a herding tribe, they are great worshippers of buffalo and live in small half barrelled houses.

VERNACULAR SETTLEMENT KNOWING THE ROOTS TO MEND THE TREE


BUILDING TODA HUTS The Toda dwellings are divided into three types such as, traditional huts, transitional houses and transformational houses. While the traditional hut reflects a unique architectural style, shape and structure. The transitional house depicts the lack of aesthetic sense by the household members who belong to the later generation trying to make compromise between the traditional structures.The transformational houses mirror the changing tradition of the tribes and is described as the adaptation of the modern systems. The Toda huts, of an oval, pent-shaped construction, usually stand ten feet (3 m) high, eighteen feet (5.5 m) long and nine feet (2.7 m) wide. Each hut has only a tiny entrance at the front—about 3 feet (90 cm) wide, 3 feet (90 cm) tall. That unusually small entrance serves as a means of protection from wild animals.

Built of bamboo fastened with rattan and thatched, a wall of loose stones encloses each hut. Dressed stones (mostly granite) usually make up the front and back of the hut. Thicker bamboo canes arch to give the hut its basic tent shape. Tied close and parallel to each other, thinner bamboo canes lay over that frame. Dried grass stacks were laid over that as thatch. In the traditional hut types, the foundation and the basement are absent because the superstructure of the huts are wooden or bamboo posts and the walls are made up of wickerwork.


HOSTEL FOR BOARDING SCHOOL ACADEMIC PROJECT INDIVIDUAL PROJECT


A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

BOARDING SCHOOL FINDING THE STAGGERING EFFECTS

SCHOOL N

HOSTELS STAFF APARTMENTS MESS DISPENSARY AUDITORIUM PRINCIPAL’S RESIDENCE CIRCULATION ROAD

SITE PLAN


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STUDENT HOSTEL The aim of the design was to provide the students and staff a space which broke the rigidity of their work space, a space that is relaxing and provides the residents a chance to interact with others, providing ample open spaces for such interactions and for various physical activites.

GROUND FLOOR

The design of the residences breaks the rigid grid followed in the school. The spaces have been staggered to create a sense of informality and playfulness, where the residents can live freely and without the strict rules of the institution. The two hostel blocks, for boys and girls, are on either side of the mess. The two blocks are a mirror image of each other, having the same functions and spaces. The central courtyard is a congregation space to hold events or interact or can be used for physical activities. The functions on the two floors are the same so as to provide ease of access to the students.

FIRST FLOOR +6.8 +6.45 +6.3 +3.3 +3.15 +0.15 +0

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MISCELLANEOUS


ART PROJECTS MUSINGS OF A FREE MIND 1

MISCELLANEOUS FROM SKETCHES TO SCULPTURES 2

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1. SCULPTURE - DIGITAL ART 2. SCULPTURE - REPRESENTING SANTIAGO CALATRAVA 3. SCULPTURE - IN THE AIR 4. SKETCH - PORTRAIT 5. COLLAGE - THE SKYLINE 6. GRAPHIC - SAND ART



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