Architecture Portfolio - 2023 - Gayathri Sivakumar

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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO.

SELECTED WORKS

GAYATHRI SIVAKUMAR

2020-2023

PROJECTS. ACADEMIC + PROFESSIONAL
ARCHITECTURE
PROJECTS. ACADEMIC + PROFESSIONAL CONTENTS

CONTENTS.

Academic

001

SAME SAME / DIFFERENT

Residential

DETROIT, MICHIGAN

002

PARTICIP-ATRIUM

Institutional

DETROIT, MICHIGAN

003

PASSIVE OFFICE

Commercial/ Sustainability

HONG KONG

004

DOMESTIC LIBERATOR

Furniture

DETROIT, MICHIGAN

005

re-EXPO

Research Thesis

JAKARTA, INDONESIA

006

CONVERSING WITH NATURE

Educational

BANGKOK, THAILAND

007

HEALING BY DESIGN

Interior Design

HONG KONG

008

QIANHAI TOWERS

Residential/ Commercial

SHENZHEN, CHINA

Professional

009

M+ COURTYARD GALLERY

Interior Design

HONG KONG

010

IBIS SENDAGAYA

Residential/ Commercial

TOKYO, JAPAN

PROJECTS. ACADEMIC + PROFESSIONAL CONTENTS

SAME SAME / DIFFERENT.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN

LOCATION

University of Michigan

TEAM

Douglas Tsui and Sicong Zhang

TUTOR

Laura Peterson and Charlie O’Geen

PHASES

Schematic Design and Technical Design

Context + Strategy. 1

The site context exposes the shortcomings of the neighbourhood and its lack of community amenities. The supermarkets and libraries are not within walking distance to the site so we wanted to provide these gathering spaces within the confines of the “urban village”.

64% are families with related children under 18 (2018) Distribution of Rental Unit (2018) ThreeBedoom(38% T w o B de)%53(moor )%62(moordeBenO ARCHITECTURE
Multi-family Housing Project in La Salle Gardens, adapting the abandoned St. Agnes Cathedral.
PROJECTS. ACADEMIC 001 / SAME SAME/ DIFFERENT
2022

Shifting Floor Plates

ACADEMIC 2022

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 001 / SAME SAME/ DIFFERENT Plan - Second Floor Plan - Third Floor Plan - Ground Floor
All modules are staggardly stacked to allow balcony spaces to be created above or below overlap zones, and to maximize daylighting to the interior spaces. 2
Typical Unit in the Old Building

Functional Mirroring

The existing building has a brick facade that we have left untouched but will restore in areas of damage. The new building responds to the repetitive brick pattern in the form of aluminum fins.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 001 / SAME SAME/ DIFFERENT [OLD] Facade Section [NEW] Facade Section [OLD] Roof Detail [OLD] Window Detail [OLD] Floor/ Ceiling Detail [OLD] Foundation Detail [NEW] Roof Detail [NEW] Window Detail [NEW] Floor/ Ceiling Detail [NEW] Foundation Detail East Elevation and Section West Elevation and Section
3 ACADEMIC 2022

A Day in the Life ACADEMIC 2022

9:00 AM .

11:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 001 / SAME SAME/ DIFFERENT
The urban village houses everything a family might need - from daycare to a corner shop, all the basic amenities are at a walking distance from the front door. 4

PARTICIP/ ATRIUM.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Social Infrastructure strategy to revive Mexicantown’s Bowen Branch Carnegie Library to the local public.

LOCATION

University of Michigan

TEAM Individual

TUTOR

Kathy Velikov

PHASES

Research and Schematic Design

1

Value Metrics

Broken down into layers, the experience is built through codes and values - all in dire need within the community.

The project explores the stakeholders of the community through network maps that uncover underlying connections and organizations that the library could cater to.

ARCHITECTURE
PROJECTS. 002 / PARTICIP/ATRIUM
ACADEMIC 2021

ADA Accessible 2

The key thesis of the project culminated by the ability to push the ADA Accessibility codes to the maximum to cater for the engagement for all.highly inclusive and exploratory.

It curates a unique experience throughout the historic Carnegie Library, while gracefully engaging with the minimal but intentional intrusion of the extension.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 002 / PARTICIP/ATRIUM
-10ft 0ft 10ft 20ft ACADEMIC 2021

Flow + Flexibility

The Art and Music Library takes on a life on its own during both opening and closed hours. The interior spaces that are controlled by the library engages in flow and flexiblity with a free flow of foot traffic through and around the building.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 002 / PARTICIP/ATRIUM Plan - Ramp Level
3 Plan - Ground Level ACADEMIC 2021 Private Public Private Public

Layered Articulation

Developed primarily with spatial codes, each space cateres to different stakeholders within the community. (in the forms of Experience, Opportunity and Celebration)

All to make sure that “everyone is invited” and no one is left out, which is often the case in immigrant communities like Mexicantown.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 002 / PARTICIP/ATRIUM
4 ACADEMIC 2021

Passive Office.

Climate Adapted Commercial Building Project in Hong Kong’s humid temperate context using Casa Sol as a tool.

LOCATION

University of Michigan

TEAM

1

TUTOR

PHASES

High Performance Building Testing

Climate Optimizing

The project focuses on high performance design by using climate data to inform form and material decisions. The design primarily looks at the envelope design to maximise cross ventilation in such a large campus office space in the heart of highly dense and humid Hong Kong.

*Optimal East - West Orientation.

High Temperatures = High Cooling

Varying Humidity = Moisture Capture

*Double Facade to adapt to passive heating and cooling.

High Percipitation = Waterproof Barriers

*Aerodynamic form

TOTAL FLOOR AREA

71,150 M2

ARCHITECTURE
PROJECTS. 003 / PASSIVE OFFICE
ACADEMIC 2022

Orientation

Studies show a higher passive design rate to optimally orient the building at 0 Degrees. (Air Current from the East)

Higher Level (6-8/F) Floor Plan.

Air Tightness

The Infiltration for the humid climate needs to be quite high thus will need a minimum of 0.08 ACH.

Window: Frame with 2 seals

Construction

Because Medium Construction is the most appropriate in the humid context, the building uses CLT as core material.

Shading

Since Hong Kong is very warm the shading device needs to cover the roof so Awnings and Overhangs would be optimal.

Interior Allocations

The plans represent the open floor plan organisation to maximise cross ventilation through the two blocks.

The way it is oriented it also maximises natural sunlight during office hours.

Mid Level (2-5/F) Floor Plan.

Ground Level Floor Plan.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 003 / PASSIVE OFFICE
Sunlight Study.
ACADEMIC 2022
2 10:00 AM

Articulation 3

The details outline the passive house requirements put forth by the studies and background research. The materiality and and construction plan for a quick construction and sustainable weathering and maintainence.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 003 / PASSIVE OFFICE
Fig. 1 Roof Detail Fig. 2 Wall Detail Fig. 3 Facade + Planter Detail Fig. 4 Foundation Detail
ACADEMIC 2022

Domestic Liberator.

FURNITURE

Questioning Aesthetics and Reclaiming waste to explore the opportunities of relabelling and redefinintion of objects.

LOCATION

University of Michigan

TEAM

Ryan Dowdle

TUTOR

Adam Miller

PHASES

Schematic Design and Design Build

Aesthetic Association 1

The Domestic Liberator Kit is a politically charged tool to aid with motivation and housework. It is a critique on the immense responsibility that falls on the home-maker, most often the mother.

RESEARCH
PROJECTS. 004 / DOMESTIC LIBERATOR
ACADEMIC 2022

Possibilities

The internal mechanisms work in a clockwork fashion. Tkaing after a clock tower, we wanted to create an experience where the users get a warning before they are ejected from the “chair” with the use of the tick tok sounds.

RESEARCH PROJECTS. 004 / DOMESTIC LIBERATOR
2 ACADEMIC 2022

Instructional Kit 3

Taking inspiration from ANT Farm’s Inflatocookbook, we wanted to create a manifesto that reapproriated the dinner chair and empower the home maker.

Inflatables adapted to individual chairs make sure that the prototype challenges itself constantly.

RESEARCH PROJECTS. 004 / DOMESTIC LIBERATOR
ACADEMIC 2022

reExpo.

AN ARCHIVAL THESIS

The performative nature of a fair is no longer a zeitgeist of a dystopic cultural moment but becomes a utopic cultural movement.

LOCATION

University of Michigan

TUTOR Emily Kutil

PHASES Research and Data Visualizationb

1

Data Visualization

Mapping out historical precedent in digestible timlines help us see the transformation of these Fairs in the past, present and future. It helps us set the stage in the realities of the industry and helps us design accurately.

EVENT TODAY

Chicago World Fair - Mapping New York World Fair - Mapping

RESEARCH
PROJECTS. 005 / RE-EXPO
ACADEMIC 2023
CHICAGO MONTREAL NEW YORK OSAKA BRUSSELS

Analysis

Understanding and Archiving the dynamics inside the walls. The Fair is quite protected from externalities with its wall of parking creating a distance from the lived reality and the new reality.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 005 / RE-EXPO
2 ACADEMIC 2023 2000 2018 2022 - POST EVENT
High up-front cost but exponential benefits
RIPPLE/KNOCK ON EFFECT
SITE TOUR SM DEVELOPMENT ECONOMY POL T CA CURRENCY
Analysis Diagram - Dubai Expo

Next Up: Jakarta 3

The proposal using the city as the playing ground to create a new more transient version of the fair that repurposes and reuses hard and soft materials to create a more holistic and low wastage experience.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 005 / RE-EXPO
Located in Jakarta, a city that has the highest risk of coastal flooding in South East Asia.
ACADEMIC 2023
Sourcing Diagram - Jakarta Deployment Visualization - Jakarta Organizational Plan - Jakarta

Conversing with Nature.

BANGKOK, THAILAND

Prototyping Solutions that operate at the threshold of nature and industry along the Chao Praya River in Bangkok.

Speculative Design

Designed for the Bangkok’s specific subtropical climate where Industrialisation took a back seat to sustainability. The main goal is to give back to the community it lies on. Redistribute purified water back to the agriculutral sites.

TUTOR

Speculative Collages using technical drawings

ARCHITECTURE
Design and
PROJECTS. 006 / CONVERSING WITH NATURE TEAM Individual
PHASES Schematic
Technicals
ACADEMIC 2019
1
Top View - Visitor Level Top View - Water Level LOCATION University of Hong Kong 16 sqm 15 km 4 sqm 1000 gallons mangroveand homestead Rehabilitation pollutedChao PrayaRiver debrisc ear ng/day cleanwater storage/hour

[POD]otype 2

The “pod typology” widely adopted as derived from the composites allows for more flexibility and variety of spaces to be designed. Some options are rotating spaces, spinning pods or partitioned zones so that the sphere’s linear form is not compromised.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 006 / CONVERSING WITH NATURE
Interactive Wheel to gain first hand experience with the Chao Praya Waterway. Water Wheel A Laboratory and Collection Tank in one where the students can interact with more active forms of water available in the area. Collection Classroom The Museum is a center for water education where visitors are greeted by a water show and can activate and play with the pumps.
ACADEMIC 2019
Filtration Museum
Camouflage Layer Shelter Layer Agency Layer Collection Layer Debris and Algae Layer

Programatic Clusters

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 006 / CONVERSING WITH NATURE
Flat ceilings submerge the visitors to the institute instead of immerse. The hierarchical forms bring the different independant functions together formally. Futhermore, circular forms have more of a communal effect than others. Materiality of the proposal engages with what is natural to the site.
ActiveWaterWheel StorageTank
3 MuseumofTouch
Classroom+Lab
ACADEMIC 2019 Aerial View Fish View
ViewingDeck LectureHall Gangway

Domus Operandi

The dome operates as a structural form that supports the radial centilevering platform with minimal intervention to the ground.

The buyoancy of the domes also make the experience quite unpredictable and dynamic.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS. 006 / CONVERSING WITH NATURE
4 ACADEMIC 2019

Healing by Design.

INTERIOR DESIGN

A proposal for rehabilitationg multiple rooms in a Social Housing Community, LightBe, in Hong Kong through interior design strategies.

AIA, LightBe Social Housing

PHASES Concept Design

1

Scouting the Site

INTERIOR
PROJECTS. 007 / HEALING BY DESIGN
CLIENT
“Creative” Wall Zen Zone Storage/ Inhabitable Wall Utilities Zone + + + + tools for gardening teaching responsibility Interactive Wall Projection Screen Enaging Puzzlescape Storage for toys and tools Kitchen for catering Child dedicated Bathroom AREA 400 SQF PROFESSIONAL
As it is a revitalisation project, we did background studies on the site to understand the amenities and stakeholders of the space we are designing. 2020
TEAM Shivangi Das, Sara Kwon, Gina Park

Design for Creativity

The spaces our team was given to design are the Children’s Playroom, Women’s Center, a Balcony and a Rooftop. Creating active and passive spaces for healthy children interaction by allowing spaces that involve discipline creativity and movement

INTERIOR PROJECTS. 007 / HEALING BY DESIGN
2 PROFESSIONAL 2020

Qianhai Towers.

HONG KONG

PRACTICE: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Proposal for a Residential (T9) and Commercial (T7) Towers for the new Qianhai Central Business District

CLIENT Qianhai Development

TEAM

Principals: Mark Nagis + Gregory Smith

Team: Wei Lin, Simon Beskitt, Maria Sturchio, Bob Millonzi, Saina Xiang, Gayathri Sivakumar, Karen Kuo

PHASES Concept, Research and Schematic Design

Egress and Core Studies

Egress + Strategy 1

Testing Optimal form and Egress that could fit over the site where a trainstation runs underneath. The strategy is to maximise views in all directions.

INTERIOR
PROJECTS. 008 / SOMQianhai Towers
PROFESSIONAL
2023
WFH and Amenities Studies Flexible Workspace Dedicated Desks Meeting + Client Zones Executive Offices Relaxation Zones Lobby and Entry

M+ Courtyard Gallery.

HONG KONG

PRACTICE: KOMPAS-Arch

“The Dream of the Museum” Gallery Spaces curated with made to order wooden finish frame and furnishing.

CLIENT M+ Gallery

TEAM

Mai Komuro (Principal)

Model + Specifics

Creating 1:100 Test Model to visualize the project with materiality. The furniture specifications are tested and organised to maximise flow.

PHASES Model Making and Furnishing Specification

Diagramatic

(Prepared on Revit)

INTERIOR
009 / KOMPAS-ARCH M+ GALLERY
PROJECTS.
PROFESSIONAL
2019
1
Interior View of Gallery 1 Interior View of Gallery 1 Placement Plan of Gallery 1 Interior View of Gallery 2 Interior View of Gallery 2

IBIS Sendagaya.

TOKYO, JAPAN

PRACTICE: KOMPAS-Arch

Mixed Use Residential Complex built primarily with concrete and wooden accents to adapt to the shifting floor plates.

CLIENT

Mixed Tenant, IBIS

TEAM

Mai Komuro (Principal)

PHASES Model Making and Design Development

RESIDENTIAL

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

DEVELOPMENT
PROJECTS. 010 / KOMPAS-ARCH IBIS SENDAGAYA
PROFESSIONAL
2020
COMMERCIAL
Creating 1:100 Test Model to visualise the project in the context. The parts are lasercut and hand cut to specification and modelled with materiality in mind. 1
Scaled Model The Residential Floors require in built furnishing, specifically shelving, that wrap around the flowing room and living spaces. modelled and rendered on Revit. 2 0.5 2 5m Articulated Section (Prepared on Revit)
Interior Furniture

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO.

2019-2023

EDUCATION.

University Of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies), 2019

University Of Michigan

Master of Architecture, 2023

AWARDS + GRANTS.

Architecture Student Research Grant, University of Michigan Exhibition for “Second Skin”, A Futuristic Collection of Bio-tech Clothing.

Clothing Collection And Documentation Booklet

Reaching Out Award, The University Of Hong Kong

Merit Based Award For Conducting Service Trips And Educational Trips Overseas

Bronze Award, Intergenerational Playspace Design

Held By: Poly U Jockey Club

In Collaboration with UDP International, Hong Kong

Developing A Collabrative Urban Space For A Housing Estate Located In Hong Kong With Technology And Landscape

Finalist (Top 9), #moo3: Iso(nation) 2020

Held By: moooarch

In Collaboration With Ethan Chiang

Design For The Future Of Isolated Living In Hong Kong As A Response To Covid-19 (Fundraiser For The Front Line Workers)

FOR MORE PROJECTS:

https://www.gayathrisivakumar.com/architecture

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SELECTED WORKS Collection of projects ranging from prototype design to furniture development.
ACADEMIC + PROFESSIONAL
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