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shriya sanil P O R T F O L I O

shriya sanil

PERSONAL INFORMATION Name: Date of birth: Nationality: Languages:

Shriya Sanil 30th October 1994 Canadian English/Fluent Hindi/Fluent Tulu/Native Marathi/Basic French/Basic


Interests: Graphic design Illustration Painting-Sketching-Doodling Dance Aerial Gymnastics Basketball Football Badminton Travel

An inquisitive aspiring architect and a self proclaimed artist looking to explore the realm of architecture, through narratives, design methodologies, art, illustration and interaction. Currently working on a design dissertation that explores ‘the future of living’ through a speculative narrative.

EDUCATION 2012-2017




COMPETITIONS B.Arch- Bachelor of Architecture Balwant Sheth School of Architecture NMIMS University, Mumbai I.B.- International Baccalaureate Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai I.G.C.S.E. -International General Certificate of Secondary Education Cambridge University Vibgyor High School T.D.S.B. – Toronto District School Board H.A. Halbert Junior Public School


Winner of Reliance’s Majhi Metro Competition


Participated in Evolo Skyscraper 2016 with the entry ‘The Escapists Refuge’


Participated in 120 hours Competition


Designed and painted mural for Big Dance Center


Table layout and stand design for Sanjana Patel for World Pastry Competition 2016


Worked for La folie Lab and designed interior art, menu graphics for menu and signage


Designed and painted nine murals for Reliance Metro (Andheri Station)

SKILLS Software Advanced: Adobe Photoshop Autocad Autocad 3d Rhinocerous Autodesk Sketchbook MS Office

Hand Model Making (all mediums) Sketching Hand drafting Illustration Intricate line work Rendering (all mediums) Carving Print making (zinc intaglio)

Basic: Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Corel Draw Google Sketchup 3ds Max Revit Vray Fabrication Laser cutting Wood work Metal work Clay modelling Plaster moulding


‘Suburban Sprawls’ Urban Design Exhibition


‘Complexity in Non-Living Systems in Nature’ Architectural Design Exhibition


‘Assemblies & Disassemblies’ Architectural Design Workshop Exhibition


‘Suburban Sprawls’ Urban Design Publication

curriculum vitae







urban wellness centre

the window tower

+insert: revitalising suburb

limestone coves

infinite bhuleshwar









heritance kandalama

jahaz mahal

majhi metro mural

la folie lab artwork


01 URBAN WELLNESS CENTRE Wellness Centre Fourth Year Studio / 2016 India United Mill Compound, Dadar, Mumbai

By questioning the daily workings of urban life, the conflicts created from the interaction of the city spaces and lifestyle were studied. This project aimed to study the effects that digital media had on urban lifestyle and design a wellness centre with programs that tackled its misgivings. Aspects related to digital media in urban life were examined from a social, physical, and mental viewpoint and programs were described/determined. These programs were further explored through diagrams depicting the spaces or environment in which they will exist. By using this design method where the organisation of programs is of utmost importance, the building becomes far more efficient and new programs could possibly be created. These diagrams were then translated into a building that satisfied all of its parameters.

Diagram depicting the misgivings of urban lifestyle caused due to the usage of digital technology in everyday life.

form study

Diagram depicting area distribution and indoor and outdoor spaces

Diagram depicting program placement and connectivity

form study

Final diagram outlining all parameters


Section showing programs and their connection to the incubator


Elevations showing the digital skin of the incubator

02 THE WINDOW TOWER Viewing Tower Fourth Year Studio / 2015 Mukesh Mill, Colaba, Mumbai

This project focuses on the importance of the facade and the interaction it has with the city. An element of the facade was to beT selected and studied in depth. Windows were studied by looking at permutations and combinations in its geometry and how people interact with them. By understanding that a window behaves as something that visually connects the interior and exterior and also provides air and ventillation, the concept was generated. The city becomes the context where view does not always remain static. Therefore the view becomes almost like a cubist painting where time and movement get introduced into the frame. What becomes apparent here is that in order to create such a vision, there has to be a selection first. Therefore a selection of views were made around which appropriate frames were placed. From inside the building several fragments of the context are framed, some more close up, some more as an overview. Some framed from a high point of view, some from a low point of view. The space is made by intersecting multiple frames. The more frames are added, the more complex the space will be. To restrict the function of the window to simply viewing, a peforated skin was created to allow for ventillation along with the viewing frames.

window study

windows in plan

windows combination series a

windows combination series b

view study in section

site study & form study

form study in section to enable maximized viewing capability

site sections with viewing heights

form study in plan to enable maximized viewing capability

plans, section & elevations

final model & views


Urban Insert Fourth Year Urban Design Studio / 2016 Somwari Bazaar, Malad, Mumbai

The recent boom in housing sector in P-North ward has resulted in the displacement of native communities and local businesses which have been thriving there for 80 to 100 years. This process is slowly replacing the cultural composition of the immediate neighborhood. One way to curb this process of gentrification is to further deepen this composition in the existing suburban fabric. This understanding is taken up to study and analyze the effects of Somwari Bazaar in the neighborhood of Kumbharwada, Malad (West). The intention of the insert is to give greater value to the area around the Somwari Bazaar which is an important node between the S.V.Road and the Link Road. It aims to serve as an important primordial stretch which caters to both; the bazaar, adjoining workshops and residential areas. The periodic Somwari Bazaar and public spaces housed within the design supports the idea of diversifying social networks, neighborhood services and businesses reinforced in the community. Promoting a community transition to a mixed income, mixed wealth and diverse community.

Development in P/North Ward

Analysis of Space and Density

Somwari Bazaar and existing building typology

Site sections and site typology


Plan showing program distribution and section lines


final model

Final part model of the market area


COMPLEXITIES IN NON-LIVING SYSTEMS IN NATURE Dynamic Seating Second Year Studio / 2013 Team: Kushal Saraiya, Navaz Bilimoria, Shourya Jain, Saurabh SIngla, and Shriya Sanil Limestone coves are pavements formed as a result of limestone weathering. Limestone areas are weathered when rainwater, which contains a weak carbonic acid, reacts with limestone. Rainwater erodes the joints and bedding planes. This occurs only when the base stone is arranged parallel to the ground surface. The formations that are created depend upon the angle of the rocks. Thus the study is related to change in angles and the inclination of surfaces formed.The angles so formed are used in the design of the model facilitating dynamism in each unit. The ends of each horizontal member were designed to be tapered to allow for a person to easily grip it and lift/lower it to the desired position. The joineries and notches were left visible to accentuate the complexity in the installation. This furniture installation can be used as seating and display. It is collapsable and can be compressed and folded away.

cove formation

process models

final model

final axonometric

05 INFINITE BHULESHWAR Area Management Centre Second Year Studio / 2013 Bhuleshwar, Mumbai

The intention of the project was to explore Bhuleshwar and identify key aspects of the fabric that would eventually drive our concept. The final aim was to design a building that would reflect these observations. Navigating through Bhuleshwar, one is immediately drawn to the endless narrow streets that carve through the builtscape. The builtscape mainly comprises of shantys, wadis and in contrast tall residential buildings. Entering one of these wadis, one realises that they almost behave as extensions of the street. The street continues into the wadi, that connects to others wadis and then back to the street, almost like a continuous loop. It’s almost disorienting walking in and out of the street and wadi. These loops not only exist in one axis but work vertically as well through the staircases of the wadis. Even the interior planes of the wadis seemed like they were a part of the loop, the ceiling became the wall, the wall became the floor, the floor became the staircase which eventually beame the road. This continuity is not monotonous, even though the loops seem endless, the character of the spaces are constantly changing. These infinite loops create rich interactive spaces within the wadi and the street. The building designed emulates and almost mimics these aspects of Bhuleshwar. Permutations of the loop form were studied which eventually led to the final combination of loops.

form study permutations and loop combinations axonometric showing programs

final form

private meeting room

open entrance allowing the junction foot traffic to permeate into the building

exhibition space


unfolded axonometric

indoor amphitheatre outdoor cafe

06 SKETCHES 2013 Jodhpur & Jaisalmer The following collection of sketches were made on a study trip to Rajasthan. Rajasthani elements, features, and details of the palaces and the exterior were studied.

07 HERITANCE KANDALAMA Documentation Fifth Year study tour / 2016 Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka

The following drawings were drafted on a study trip to Sri Lanka which focused on Geoffry Bawa’s work. Multiple elements and aspects of the building were studied like how the vistas were skillfully framed and how the form almost seems to hug the terrain. These aspects were documented in the form of sketches, axonometrics, plans and sections.

plan section a

section b

section c

staircase detail

section d

facade detail framing views-merging with nature-blurring of boundaries

08 JAHAZ MAHAL Documentation Second Year study tour / 2013 Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India

Mandu is a ruined city in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district. It is located in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh. Jahaz Mahal is situated between two artificial lakes, this two storied architectural marvel is so named as it appears as a ship floating in water. Built by Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din-Khilji, it served as a harem for the sultan. The following drawings were drafted on a study trip to Jahaz Mahal, Mandu. The entire complex was studied, measure drawn and documented over the course of three days.

site plan

site sections

jahaz mahal plans first floor

ground floor

longitudinal section

eastern elevation

cross section

09 MAJHI METRO FESTIVAL Mural Competition 2013-2014 Reliance Metro Station, Andheri, Mumbai Media coverage in The Hindu, Indian Express,, and The aim of the competition was to produce artwork which would eventually go on the walls of the newly built Metro Stations in Mumbai if selected. Each would tell a story in every station in its own individual way. The design that was entered into the competition aimed to show the contrast and diversity of the city of Mumbai. With its natural co-existence of people from diverse cultures from all over the country, Mumbai is envisioned as a conglomeration of several small elements. In the same way, the small illustrations that hold memories, impactful moments, opinions, and defining elements may be insignificant alone, but come together to form the map of Mumbai. The nine murals that were fianlly executed, create an experience of identifying and understanding Mumbai in its true essence. The drawings have layers of linework, creating a mesh of stories, characters and geometries that draw you in and force you to really understand their visual implication.

10 LA FOLIE LAB Artwork and graphics 2015 La Folie Lab, Bandra, Mumbai

La Folie Lab is a patisserie and boulangerie on Hill Road, Bandra. The idea behind the Lab, which is an experimental cafe, was to encourage conversation as food goes from chef to consumer. The artwork reflects the character of experimentation, innovation and play, which is exactly what La Folie Lab tries to emulate in their food. With illustrations that are inspired from processes that take place in the kitchen to cross sections and sketches that look like they have been taken from a Chef’s Sketchbook, the graphics that were designed are very playful.

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Undergraduate Portfolio