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SNEHA MEHTA

interior design portfolio ‘19


+91 7506270244 snehamehta1509@gmail.com

SNEHA MEHTA Hello,

I am an interior design graduate from ISDI Parsons Mumbai. I believe in hopeful and empathetic design which has a positive impact on others. My strengths lie in design that fulfill the purpose of being practical and efficient. I am intrigued by simple solutions and details that add a lot of character to an object or space. Curiosity has made me a better learner and does not limit my passion for designing towards just spaces. I love the craft of fabrication and experimenting in the workshop. I look forward to learning more and challenging myself to think in alternative ways. I love animals, dance and lemons. I am also fond of reading, watching and sometimes solving mysteries.


EDUCATION

St. Gregorios High School

St. Gregorios High School

ISDI Parsons Mumbai

Mumbai University

2002 - 2012

2012 - 2014

2014 - 2018

2016 - 2019

ICSE - Indian School Certificate for Secondary Examination Mumbai - 400071

ISC - Indian School Certificate Mumbai - 400071

Diploma in Interior Design Mumbai - 400012

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Mumbai - 400032

EXPERIENCE DCA Architecture & Design Pvt. Ltd Internship : June 2015 - July 2015 Mumbai - 400052

DCOOP Architects Internship : June 2016 - August 2016 Mumbai - 400033

BRIC Design Observership : Between October 2017 - January 2018 Mumbai - 400049

NASEOH Live project : December 2017 January 2018 Mumbai - 400071

GLITZ DESIGN - Exhibition design Freelance project : July 2018

COMMUNITY SERVICE

LANGUAGES

Public Art Volunteered : August 2014

English

Mumbai - 400050

Balanand NGO Volunteer English teaching: September 2012

Hindi Gujarati Assamese

Mumbai - 400043

Marathi

CISV India Installation of water tanks in a village : June 2011 Current

INTERESTS

Abhinav Gyan Mandir Volunteer teaching : October 2013 - November 2013

Dance

Mumbai - 400088

ACHIEVEMENTS Joint Secretary

Music Art Fashion Films

Rotaract club ISDI : 2016

Sports

Mumbai - 400033

Mumbai - 400012

Food

Doctor Drama - Workspace Freelance project : July 2018

Dean’s excellence award : Interior design

Travel

ISDI Parsons Mumbai : 2018

Photography

Mumbai - 400016

SKILLS

Mumbai - 400012

BASIC

ADVANCED

HAND WORK

Sketch up

AutoCAD

Sketching

Keyshot

Rhinoceros

Drafting

Photoshop

3DS Max

Wood fabrication

Premier pro

V-Ray

Metal fabrication

Illustrator

POP fabrication

InDesign

Cement & Concrete fabrication

MS Office

3D Printing Laser cutting Routing


CONTENTS 01 02 03 04

SHADES OF THE SPECTRUM

NAZNEEN

WORLI VILLAGE

WOMEN’S INDIA TRUST

// Academic dissertation

// Jewellery store 2017

// Social housing 2017

// Workshop center 2016

2018


05 06 07 08

FOLLY

NOOR

DIGITAL RENDERS

HANDS ON

// Interaction space 2016

// Furniture systems 2017

// Software skills 2018

// Fabrication 2014-2018


01

Year 4 | Semester 8


SOTS

Shades Of The Spectrum

Shades of the spectrum is an academic research aimed at the relationship of space with an individual with special needs. Key words: //mind //flow and accessibility // intangible emotion


THESIS STATEMENT

Space not only caters to the physical aspects of a being, but also aids the mental health of a being. Hence, this research and investigation contributes to rehabilitation spaces to enable the

mind to

connect to deeper intangible aspects of one’s being.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVE

To investigate the lifestyle and routine of specially challenged individuals, focusing on the mentally challenged adults (18+ years) to identify possible areas of intervention concerning ease of living, convenience and overall quality of life.

WHAT’S SPECIAL NEEDS? Definition: “The individual requirements (as for education) of a person with a disadvantaged background or a mental, emotional, or physical disability or a high risk of developing one.” Special needs is an umbrella term for an array of diagnosis.

A special needs individual may have

delayed development of the brain causing them to have learning disabilities or serious cognitive impairment.


SITE

Sulabha Special School is located in Tilak Nagar, Chembur, Mumbai. Sulabha Trust is a non-governmental organization started in 1979. It is a 7 storey building including the ground and terrace. It accommodates 108 students in school, 20 additional students for vocational training and 20 external students for therapy. The total staff strength of the school is 25 people.

The illustration above shows the existing zoning diagram of the space showing the placement of current functions and programs. The first illustration shows the area surrounding the site. This indicates the circulation and other elements such as buildings, trees and roads around the site. The illustration on the left, shows the sun path around the given location. The direction of the sun helps the design to allow maximum natural sunlight within the space. This illustration also shows areas that have access to direct sunlight and areas that do not have access to natural light.


ZONING DIAGRAMS


This design has focused on incorporating nature, easy accessibility, better circulation and a space that keeps your mind in ease without much complexity. The approach towards the design was to be more functional in terms of the layout and have simple informative graphics for easy navigation in the space. The space should be able to make the users feel confident and safe to move around by themselves. The colours in the space are used in a manner to add life to the space but also be informative in certain areas. The design consists of soft floors and filtered light in order to avoid distress to students who are sensitive to light. The design promotes easy ventilation in the space by avoiding full height walls and also promotes easy movement in the space by the absence of doors in most places. The design mainly focuses on the interiors however keeping the exteriors in mind. The furniture is soft edged and flexible that allows the space to be adjusted and used in different ways. Flexibility is something that’s been kept in mind in order to promote multi-functionality in a space. Hence, the design focuses on simple details to benefit the navigation in the building as well and improve the quality of working in the space.

DESIGN INTENT


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ENTRANCE

DESIGN DETAILS Entrance : Metal gate Pavement : Tactile paving for the visually impaired individuals. Flooring (circulation space) : Dark kadappa flooring along with yellow tactile pavings for the visually impaired.

Functions : Reception, multi-purpose area, stage, gym, washroom & medical room. Design elements : Corridors leading to outdoor area, landscape area to unwind and relax, semi-privacy achieved through tilted vertical wooden louvers throughout the multipurpose area, natural jute screens to separate the reception from the multi-purpose area, promoting better ventilation through walls which are not full heighted (2.5 meters).


GROUND FLOOR

Reception


FIRST FLOOR

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DESIGN DETAILS Dominant colour : Blue - This colour helps keep the mind calm. Flooring (circulation space) : Dark kadappa flooring along with yellow tactile pavings for the visually impaired.

Flooring (rooms) : Epoxy cement flooring and light tiles for the lunch room. Functions : Office, lunch room, pantry and washroom. Design elements : Railings throughout the staircase and corridor, informative geometric graphics on the

walls, braille boards on either side of the door, circular tables to allow more fluid movements, absence of doors for better accessibility and promoting better ventilation through walls which are not full heighted (2.5 meters).


SECOND FLOOR

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DESIGN DETAILS Dominant colour : Orange - This colour radiates energy which, helps with physical activity. Flooring (circulation space) : Dark kadappa flooring along with yellow tactile pavings for the visually impaired.

Flooring (rooms) : Dark wooden flooring for visual contrast and creates a warm feeling which, encourages individuals to spend more time on the floor.

Functions : Multi-purpose room, Occupational/ physiotherapy room, office for the therapist and washroom.

Design elements : Railings throughout the staircase and corridor, informative geometric graphics on

the walls, braille boards on either side of the door, flexible room by providing openable doors that allow expansion of space and promoting better ventilation through walls which are not full heighted (2.5 meters).


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DESIGN DETAILS Dominant colour : Purple - This colour helps individuals with ADHD. Flooring (circulation space) : Dark kadappa flooring along with yellow tactile pavings for the visually impaired.

Flooring (rooms) : Light flooring for the kitchen for better visual contrast, wooden flooring for more

grounded seating in the AV room and epoxy cement flooring for the computer room. The difference in flooring (corridor to rooms) helps a visually impaired individual to identify a change in space.

Functions : AV room, computer room, kitchen/bakery and washroom. Design elements : Railings throughout the staircase and corridor, informative geometric graphics on

the walls, braille boards on either side of the door, floor seating in AV room for more floor time, absence of doors for better accessibility and promoting better ventilation through walls which are not full heighted (2.5 meters).


THIRD FLOOR

Kitchen / bakery

Visual sign

Braille board


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DESIGN DETAILS Dominant colour : Green - This colour helps alleviate anxiousness, nervous disorders and tension. Flooring (circulation space) : Dark kadappa flooring along with yellow tactile pavings for the visually impaired.

Flooring (rooms) : Epoxy cement flooring and wooden flooring for the recreation room. Functions : Recreation/ games room, Jewellery/ bag workshop and washroom. Design elements : Railings throughout the staircase and corridor, informative geometric graphics on the

walls, braille boards on either side of the door, floor seating in games room for more floor time, different seating arrangements to allow flexibility according to the individuals mood, absence of doors for better accessibility and promoting better ventilation through walls which are not full heighted (2.5 meters).


FOURTH FLOOR

Jewellery & bag workshop


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DESIGN DETAILS Dominant colour : Yellow - This colour creates and aura of hope and joy. It brightens the room as this flow receives adequate sunlight.

Flooring (circulation space) : Dark kadappa flooring along with yellow tactile pavings for the visually impaired.

Flooring (rooms) : Epoxy cement flooring Functions : Hand loom/ tailoring workshop, storage room and washroom. Design elements : Railings throughout the staircase and corridor, informative geometric graphics on the

walls, braille boards on either side of the door, larger tables provided for easy workability, display cabinets to showcase the work, absence of doors for better accessibility and promoting better ventilation through walls which are not full heighted (2.5 meters).


FIFTH FLOOR

Hand loom workshop


TERRACE

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DESIGN DETAILS Flooring (circulation space) : Dark kadappa flooring along with yellow tactile pavings for the visually impaired.

Flooring (rooms) : Wooden flooring as it gives a more grounded and natural experience. Functions : Pottery workshop Design elements : Open area along with greenery that helps individuals feel open minded and free to

express their mind in creating objects with natural and tactile materials (clay and water), high parapet for safety measures, shelves with cloth blinders to store the work and translucent glass on the roof to allow only diffused and comfortable sunlight.


ROOF

Pottery workshop


Exterior render of the vocational training center. Thesis book publication : https://issuu.com/snehamehta_/docs/shadesofthespectrum_2018 VR 360 image : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1u2THRNNytrGosaK5issHtLajv7MSj5ru


02

Year 4 | Semester 7


NAZNEEN The brief for this project was to design a jewellery store after first hand research. The requirements of the design were: //unique customer experience. //effective functionality. // vision for 2022.


SITE

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SITE ZO Jewellery store catering to luxurious and high end uncut diamond jewellery.

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CONCEPT ECCENT

Adj: Bizarre, unusual Evolving a conventional jewellery store by using unconventional methods of design and various elements to evoke a feeling of eccentricity. The design represents luxury as well as an unusual aesthetic for a jewellery store. The design language is inspired by a Geode, a hollow rock within which, natural minerals crystallize. The jewellery store also accommodates new technology i.e., 3D printing services for personalized jewellery.


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FINAL DESIGN

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Circulation plan

Circulation plan during an exhibition.


Mezzanine : Waiting room, workshop, pantry, office, lavatory and boss’s cabin.

Ground floor : Display area. VIP lounge, storage and 3D Printing room.


Two sections cutting through the plan to show the essence of the space. The display details illustrated show the placement of the mannequins within the crystal niche in the walls inspired by a Geode. The concept of eccentricity has mainly been applied to the furniture and the display units of the space along with complimentary lighting. The aim was to break out of the formal ambiance of the space to playful, quirky but efficient interiors.


RENDERS

Cash counter & display area

Entrance lobby

Boss’s cabin

VR 360 experience: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RX8twgwxW9yF88iCLbsv6d2mglW9M4jk


VIP Lounge

Waiting area

3D Printing room


03

Year 3 | Semester 6


WORLI VILLAGE The brief for this project was to explore real housing parameters and designing spaces for lower income groups. The requirements of the social housing : //exploration and research of existing housing typologies. //economic and energy efficient design strategies.


CONCEPT The design was based on a simple concept of subtraction and addition. The concept was carried forward by subtracting parts of a cube in order to create various patterns and structures. These cubes were then combined to create a play of masses with negative and positive spaces. This concept was further strengthened through the play of light and shadow. These

shadow

patterns

were then implemented in the design to create various spaces suitable for specific programs and functions.


SITE

The site for this project was a given area located in Worli village, Mumbai. Post first hand research, the given area had to be designed to accommodate 18 occupants.

DESIGN DETAILS

The original occupants of the worli village have a particular lifestyle which, highlights the aspect of a close knit community through daily interaction and communication. Hence, the focus of the design was to create multiple interaction spaces. This is achieved through creating open spaces and openings within closed spaces that encourage visual communication. The design also incorporates play of levels while one is moving through the space in order to engage the occupants with the space. The direction of the sunlight plays an important role in order to bring out the play of light and shadow within the space.


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Section AA’ House 1 : Family of 6

Section BB’ House 2 : Family of 4


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House 3 : Family of 4

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Overview of the final design


Section CC’ House 4 : Family of 3 (Tenants)

House 1 : Family of 6


Section DD’


04

Year 2 | Semester 4


WIT

Women’s India Trust

The brief for this project was to design a workshop center for WIT after first hand research. Focus of this project is to: // engage with the programmatic requisite. // maximize use of space. // understand the relationship between interior spaces & activities.


SITE WOMEN’S INDIA TRUST Women’s India Trust is an organization for underprivileged women which, encourages them to make use of their time and talent. The organization has two workshops located in Panvel and Mahim respectively. The women in the organization spend their time and talent by making various hand made products like : Toys, block/screen printing, cloth bags, paper bags, envelopes and decorative household items. These workshops consist of office, workshops, lavatory, lunch room/ recreation area, shop and a pantry. The design needs to cater to these functions and programs as well.

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PROCES

Zoning diagram and relationshi required as per These diagrams

CONCEPT The concept for this project was to bring out the feeling of intimacy and comfort. Under the main concept of intimacy, two important aspects for the design are : flexibility and unfold. The idea of flexibility was to add personalization in the workspace, while unfold represents the unseen hard work gone into making a product.

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RECREATION

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for this project is located in Lal Baug, Mumbai. It’s currently used ehouse. The course required students to design a workshop for the s India Trust.

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Ground floor - 01

Mezzanine - 01

Ground floor - 02

Ground and Mezzanine - 03

ADMIN CLIENT ROOM

STITCHING

TOY MAKING STORAGE

SHOP

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EASY ACCESSIBILITY RELATED SPACES VISUAL CONNECTION


FINAL DESIGN


This design focuses on the emotion and experience of the user within the space. The users should be able to feel comfortable and at ease in their workspace. The users are women coming from underprivileged backgrounds and therefore, an overwhelming space could be restrictive and demotivating. To overcome this aspect, the design incorporates grounded details like low seating, narrow spaces and sharp angles. These elements bring out the concept of intimacy and comfort. The design in many ways also leads the path of a user, which stimulates the circulation pattern in the space. The angular walls orients the way a person would move in the space.


05

Year 2 | Semester 3


FOLLY The brief for this project was to design a folly - a small pavilion. The requirements of the pavilion were: //providing shade. //accommodating different sized groups of people. //provoking people.

conversations

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SITE PLAN

Form exploration led to various languages and styles in the initial iterations. Taking the two strongest elements in these iterations : Flow & Angles, the design went forward with connecting the two dots as they are quite contrasting in nature. These elements were chosen based on the intent to incorporate the context in the design.

CONCEPT

The project aims to effectively understand the concept of space as an abstract yet embodied idea, the idea of human body and it’s relationship with space, which also includes the basic idea of circulation and movement. It also includes understanding spatial organization and its close connection to program.


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Form explorations for a part of the folly in order to create maximum spatial experience which, engages an individual experientially and visually.


FINAL DESIGN

The final design of the folly was a combination of elements from the multiple iterations. The images show the final plans along with the seating arrangement within it. The seating diagram shows areas of the pavilion used for various groups of people i.e., Individual and group seating.


Section AA’


Section BB’


06

Year 3 | Semester 6


NOOR The brief for this project was to design and fabricate a furniture piece and their relationship with space. The requirements of the design were: //fabrication and functionality. //emphasis on innovation and aesthetics. //geometry and material.


CONCEPT The concept of designing a table lamp was inspired by bioluminiscent sea creatures. The initial exploration was mainly driven by forms derived from these sea creatures which were mostly organic in nature. Eventually, moved on to material exploration and achieved the ambient light quality with fiberglass and decided to take it forward. Soon, after trying to achieve an organic form with fiberglass we decided to be mainly driven by the nature of the material. By doing this we took a simple geometric form i.e. a circle, and experimented with subtraction and addition of the same form to create a collection. Eventually, the decision was to combine fiberglass with other materials as well, which would help in concealing the light fixtures as well as add to the aesthetic of the table lamp. In our collection we combined fiberglass with two major materials : Wood and Metal.

MATERIAL E

Material exploration ranged from organic and flexible materials to more rigid materials i.e., wood, rubber tubes, PVC tubes to fiberglass sheets and fiberglass powder.


EXPLORATION


PROCESS

Post material exploration, the fabrication on the lamp included making of moulds for the fiberglass to set in a required shape. The moulds were made of wood lined with transparent tape for easy removal of the product. These moulds included grooves for the lighting fixture as well. Right: Lighting fixture detail of the lamps.


FINAL PRODUCT


07

Miscellaneous 2018


DIGITAL RENDERS The softwares used for the renders are: // 3DS Max 2018 // V-Ray 3.6 //AutoCAD 2018


DAYLIGHT RENDER

| 3DS Max | V- Ray |


NIGHT RENDER


DAYLIGHT RENDER

A three leveled restaurant ranging with a variety of experiences from private to public spaces. The restaurant starts with an indoor area which, contains a bar and multiple group seatings. Followed by the indoor section is an outdoor balcony area which, then leads further below to the private seating area. Each of these areas have a panoramic vision of the view. This project was created for rendering purpose only.

| 3DS Max | V- Ray |


NIGHT RENDER

Walk-through of the space : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1faVVeS5j3iQnwN4JMyMrYZerxRDSBLnz

| 3DS Max | V- Ray |


08

2014 - 2018


HANDS ON Fabrication and construction through material exploration: Materials used: //wood and metal //concrete, cement and plaster of paris // fabric, rubber and PVC


BUSY AND SERENE

ABSTRACT SPACE AND INHABITATION : Year 2, Semester 3 This concept for this installation was “Busy and Serene”. The jute strips represent the term busy while the white cloth and light at the center represent the term serene. | Jute | Cloth | PVC mesh | MS sections |


RHYTHM

MATERIALITY AND ASSEMBLY : Year 2, Semester 4 This construction represents the word “Rhythm” through repetition of the form but in a pattern. The final output was a combination of siporex and metal. | MDF wood | Siporex | MS flat rods |


FLOWER SHOP

DESIGN STUDIO : Year 2, Semester 4 This particular construction is a part of the display in the flower shop which, also incorporates the technical aspect of watering the plants. | MS rods | Metal wire mesh | Cement | Wood |


POONAWALA CHAWL

PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL MODELING : Year 3, Semester 6 The course required mapping a specific aspect within Poonawala chawl, Lower Parel. This project maps the movement of children within the space represented through physical and digital models. | MDF wood | Thread | Skewers | 3D Printing |


MODULE CANOPY

MATERIALITY AND ASSEMBLY : Year 2, Semester 4 Material exploration through two materials, Rubber and fabric. Through these two materials, the end product could either be a screen or a canopy. | Cotton fabric | Fusing fabric | Thread | Rubber | Eyelets | Balloon


RURAL CONSTRUCTION

WALVANDA : Year 3, Semester 5 Construction through traditional rural techniques and materials available locally e.g.: Cowdung and Karvi sticks. Learning the technique of laying bricks using locally made bricks and cowdung. | Cowdung | Mud | Bricks | Karvi sticks |


THANK YOU

Looking forward to hear from you.

SNEHA MEHTA +91 7506270244 snehamehta1509@gmail.com


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Sneha Mehta // Interior Design Portfolio '19  

Compilation of best projects over 4 years of studying Interior design at ISDI Parsons Mumbai.

Sneha Mehta // Interior Design Portfolio '19  

Compilation of best projects over 4 years of studying Interior design at ISDI Parsons Mumbai.

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