S U R A B H I C
A G A R W A L L
10th October 1996 Indian
Address FF39 Architecture Girls Hostel
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Languages English, Hindi, Bengali
E D U C AT I O N 2013
Graduated | 10th Grade | 10 CGPA Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Kolkata
2015 Graduated | 12th Grade | 92% Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Kolkata
2015- Pursuing | Bachelor of Architecture | 3rd Year present Chandigarh College of Architecture
S O F T WA R E P R O F I C I E N C Y “Hi! I am an enthusiastic, hardworking and motivated student from Chandigarh College of Architecture currently looking for an Internship for a period of 6 months. With an aim to get a practical knowledge of the field and a keen interest in sustainabilty and bioclimatic design, I hope to contribute and learn as much as I can from this experience. My passion and love for architecture has always beckoned me to explore deeper and hence encouraging me to enhance my skills as an architecture student, be it designing, problem solving or softwares. Being experienced at interacting and working with people from various countries I’ve also honed my communication skills considerably over the years. This portfolio is a compilation of my works which have been carefully picked keeping in mind verbs like live, learn, work, interact, reflect and invent which form a part of every individuals’ daily life. Through my designs I have tried to make the experience of each of these pursuits worthwhile thereby demonstrating my understanding and appreciation for such spaces.”
Drafting and 3D
Modeling Adobe Suite
Proficient in AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Rhinoceros Currently Learning 3Ds Max Proficient in Photoshop, Indesign Basic Knowledge of Illustrator, AfterEffects
Proficient in Vray for Rhino, Lumion Currently Learning Vray for Max
Proficient in MS Office Suite, Climate Consultant, Open Studio Currently Learning Grasshopper
SKILLS AND INTERESTS
STUDIO 2015 Studio Apartment | Individual
2014 Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition | Group Hosted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Artificial Space Settlement Design
7m X 7m Apartment
Food Kiosk | Individual Documentation and redesign of kiosk
International Space Settlement Design Competition | Group Hosted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lunar Space Settlement Design International Winners
2016 Residence | Individual
summer For a family who love to party Kindergarten | Individual
2015 IALD Lighting Design | Group
CEC with Faculty Hostel | Individual
Education Centre and Hostel in University
Office | Individual
Asian Region Winners
2016 NASA* G-Sen Trophy | Group Urban Lab | Smart Cities | Interaction Spaces
Small office for start up
NASA* HUDCO Trophy | Group
2017 Shopping Mall | Individual summer Residential School | Individual Campus Design, Sustainable Architecture
120 Hours | Trio Library cum Canteen for a Primary School
2017 Vernacular Village Study | Group
Heritage Village | Individual Cultural centre
Annual NASA* Design Competition | Group Head Solution for Abandoned Spaces in Cities
In- situ Slum Redevelopment | Sustainable Housing
Archasm | Trio
Public Library for Hyde Park, London Top 50 Shortlisted Entries
Analysis and study of an urban village
Resort | Duo Hill architecture
NASA* Writing Architecture Trophy | Duo
2018 Housing for a Hilly Site | Individual
summer Hill architecture
Modern Heritage and Conservation
NASA* GRIHA Trophy | Individual
Archumen Quiz | Duo
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS 2015 International Symposium Celebrating Le Corbusierâ€™s Chandigarh
2014 Department Head for Human Factors Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition
NASA - National Association of Students of Architecture
361Â° Conference International Conference | Architectural Revolution Climate Responsive Designing Earth as a Building Material Auroville Earth Institute Lecturer: Omar Rabie Guest Lecturers: Lara Davis, Satprem Maini
Digital India Land Records and Modernisation Programme
2017 Worked with the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh Solution for Dumpsters and utilizing the space around it
Pierre Jeanneret Symposium The Foot Architect of Chandigarh
Group | Consisted of members from India, China and Pakistan Hosted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
2016 Geographic Information Systems Working with Chandigarh Administration
Bioclimatic Earth Workshop
Qualified for Nationals
2017 Re Turn Workshop Annual NASA* Convention | Brick Joints and Arches
Multi- Purpose Office Complex | Sustainable Architecture
2018 Interiors Layout and Planning of an Office Kolkata | Freelance
Architecture to me is like a journey.. a journey with a series of turns, confluences and adventures, a journey which perhaps has no end.. A journey where neither the architect stops innovating nor the user stops experiencing.
It is on us now, as to what we make of this journey.
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Live The Residence
Learn Continuing Education Centre and Faculty Hostel
Work Multi Purpose Office Complex
Interact Hyde Park Library, London
Reflect Re Imagine
Invent Lunar Settlement
BIOCLIMATIC EARTH WORKSHOP OCT 2017 | Group of 5 Site: Kerala, India | 200 sqm. Requirements: A Residence for Four
The house is located in the city of Trivandrum, Kerala on a small plot surrounded by trees and other residences. Being in a hot and humid region the house had to be planned in a way so as to provide for maximum ventilation into the spaces throughout the year and cut down the sun as much as possible. So apart from the planning, the roof has been given a lot of attention. Also special care has been taken to provide for interesting spaces with mezzanines and a play of levels.
On careful analysis of the site the following points were noted: -Orientation of site for sun not favourable - Longer side facing east west direction; results in more solar heat gain -Orientation of site for maximum wind flow favourable - Predominant wind direction from west (sea breeze) -Adjoining building to the west blocks wind flow into the site
The Roof Inspired from the elaborate roof architecture of Kerala the roof successfully shades from the sun, prevents rainwater from seeping in aswell as allows the wind to flow in freely.
Play of Levels The residence has been designed with very interesting spaces on various levels which not only give a different experience but also help in better natural ventilation.
Twin Windcatchers Due to the adjoining block obstructing the free flow of wind into the house, a system of twin wind catchers has been provided which allows the wind to enter from above and get directed downwards on both levels.
Walls and Courtyards The walls have been oriented along the wind direction to allow wind to flow unobstructed. Also the house has been provided with multiple courts and a waterbody to cool the wind further.
Left Exploded View of the House Clockwise from top View showing the western and northern facade of the house with the twin windcatchers; Section specifying Vernacular Materials used; View of the court
Roof supported on Rafters, paved with clay tiles
1st Floors Walls 150mm thick laterite blocks
Ground Floors Walls 240mm thick laterite blocks Flooring using wooden planks
STUDIO PROJECT 2016 WINTER | Individual Site: Chandigarh, India Requirements: Continuing Education Centre and Faculty Hostel
The Education Centre and Faculty Hostel has been so designed so as to enable interaction and a holistic learning experience for the faculty members of the university. The hostel with its interesting play of terraces provides for personal outdoor spaces for each room as well as fosters interaction vertically as well as horizontally. Also the courtyard in the centre plays a key role in acting as a hub apart from catering to comfort when it comes to climate responsive architecture. Also the Education Centre has been carefully planned out to ensure smooth functioning of the various programs conducted. The site for the project was very carefully chosen keeping in mind the context and other existing and under-utilized buildings. So I proposed an extension to the current faculty guesthouse for the project. Photograph of the existing Faculty Guesthouse Aerial View of the Education Centre and Hostel
NG EDUCATION CENTRE AND FACULTY HOSTEL
A. The University Campus Plan
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B. Area provided to pick a site to build on
Left Site Selection and Context Fig A. Shows the university campus with the area provided to build on and the context
1. Area provided to Build on 4. Faculty Residences
2. Academic Blocks 5. Student Hostels
Fig B. Plan of the area provided to build on with its existing blocks
1.Faculty Guest House 2. Neelgiri Apartments 3. Empty Land 4. Cyber Security and Research Centre 5. Students Centre 6. Aeronautical Engineering Building 7. Kalpana Chawla Girlsâ€™ Hostel
Fig C. Site chosen for the project. Consists of 1.Faculty Guest House
3. Empty Land
4. Footprint of Extension
This site was chosen keeping in mind the proximity to the academic blocks and also keeping away from the faculty residences. The existing faculty guesthouse remained under-utilized throughout the year with a huge parking lot. So the project was proposed as an extension to the existing faculty guesthouse for the faculty hostel and another block in the empty land for the education centre.
C. Site chosen for the Faculty Hostel and CEC
Clockwise from top View of the central courtyard in the hostel; view of the courtyard between the CEC and hostel and the balconies of the hostel; Elevations
North West Elevation
GRIHA TROPHY, 2018 | Individual Site: Gurugram, India | 3.95 Acres Requirements: Office Block,Banquet Hall, Multi- Cuisine Restaurants Hub/Food Court 1
The complex has been designed in a way to ensure smooth functionality of all the blocks. Sustainability, comfort, efficiency has been kept as the main focus for the design which is crucial for increased productivity. Also this project not only aims to build something sustainable but also to find ways imbibe sustainabilty into the daily lives of the people. The office block has been carefully designed to have a unique blend of both indoor and outdoor spaces. Since office is a place where open to sky comfortable spaces play a vital role to de-clutter the mind from stress, this office block successfully creates such spaces in the form of balconies, terraces and courts. The entire block has been split into three to make provision for these courts and outdoor spaces and each floor staggered for the balcony spaces. Furthermore the medium and large blocks have been divided to cater to office spaces of different sizes and requirements or to cater to rent outs for large companies.
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Main Office Block Banquet Hall Solar Kitchen Food Court Multi Cuisine Restaurants Avenue
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Block oriented in the north-south direction according to the climate of the site. 15m wide to allow optimum natural light into the building.
Multiplying blocks into three, gradually reducing in size to cater to different sizes of offices. This also leads to formation of central open spaces between the blocks.
Chamfering each block to let the north-west wind enter into the central spaces during the summer season. It passes over a waterpool right before entering the space.
Stacking blocks one above another in a way so as to block the cold winds from the north during winters. Placing the highest block first causes the other two blocks to fall in the wind shadow area.
Staggering blocks by 1.5m with each story rise to shade the eastern and the southern facades in the summer and allow the sun to enter into the building during winters.
Splitting blocks from between to form winter open spaces and to let the summer winds enter. Winter winds from the north could be blocked through adaptive opportunities such as louvres.
MULTI PURPOSE OFFICE COMPLEX
Axonometric View of the second floor of the office block showing the planning with the circulation areas, washrooms, fire exits and lifts.
Section through the office block showing staggering of blocks and other features of the built form.
Shaded Summer Courts
Sunny Winter Courts
Summer Shaded Balconies Fire Exits CSEB Walls Water Poles Hourdi Roofing Central Circulation Trabeated Structure Vertical Louvres
Shaded Summer Courts
ARCHASM, 2017 | Trio Top 50 Shortlisted Entries Site: Hyde Park, London | 952 sqm. Requirements: Public Library
This library acts as a hub for information and interaction, blurring the lines between the antisocial and formal nature of conventional libraries, and the social nature of a public park. Providing multifarious reading areas which are in close coherence with nature enable the visitors of the library to choose their own suitable space thereby creating interest among the non readers. The program is so designed that it enables interaction of the visitors, with the people in the park which not only serves as means of gathering information but also fulfils the holistic purpose of gaining knowledge, wisdom and enlightenment.
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Movable Cabins: Visitors are provided with reading cabins on the first floor of the library which can be moved till a particular radius as denoted in the site plan allowing greater freedom to choose their spot. Self Buildable Shelters: On the first floor one can also build their own shelter using stilts provided there to create a sense of belongingness to the space. Canopies: Readers can also relax under the trees in the canopies containing books of different sections.
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Self Buildable Shelters
Reception Area Administrative Area Computer Center Video Library/Media Room Information Center Retail Shops The Digital Tree Canopies The Serpentine Lake
HYDE PARK LIBRARY, LONDON
ANNUAL NASA* DESIGN COMPETITION 2018| Group of 5 National Winners Site: To be chosen Requirements: Give solution for abandoned and wasted spaces in the city and execute the same | Realized project
The project was to reimagine alternative uses of wasted, abandoned urban spaces or urban voids in the city and execute the same on the chosen site. So, looking around for such spaces, the most common and hazardous spaces we could observe were around garbage bins or dumpsters. Because of the ill and poor maintenance of these bins the entire area around them, approximately 36 m2 on an average, rendering a total area of about 18000 m2 absolutely useless in the city owing to the stench and dirt. Thinking of the reason, and analyzing the situation we realized apart from the Municipal Corporation who is to be blamed, also the people have conveniently chosen to ignore these problems. Not because they don’t care or it’s not a problem for them, but because they don’t interact or come together anymore to talk, to bring up a cause and reflect upon it, to actually solve it. So we set about thinking of a solution and realized how flawed the design of the bins were in the first place. With the support of the municipal corporation we modified the existing bins and proposed a design for a new bin. But we knew just redesigning bins wasn’t an ensurity that these spaces would still remain clean in the future. So we thought why not give these spaces a greater function, a space which becomes an indispensable part of a community. A space which the community would need and feel obliged to keep clean by themselves. A space which would make them forget all sorts of inhibitions and make them interact, reflect and bring about a change in the society.
Clockwise from right Canopy for a market place made out of waste; Words of appreciation from people who visited; Foldable structure for a residential area parking; Map of Chandigarh dotted with garbage bins/ dumpsters; A picture showing the condition of dumpsters
THE DESIGN COMPACTOR EXTRA SPACE
Chandigarh a city so well planned, where people live in such comfort in terms of water, sanitation, roads, public spaces.. yet the neglect amongst the people about each other and situations around them is increasing day by day.. this neglectance is the root cause why people donâ€™t discuss or do anything about the problems that exist in their society..
FLAPS HINGED EASY TO THROW
EASY TO THROW
EXPULSION OF WASTE
First we redesigned a the bin and made modifications to the existing bin. Then we chose two sites to execute our experiment and also find a solution to remove the differnce and neglectance amongst the people. So we created spaces of awe which would bring the people into the present moment, activating their conscious minds and triggering similar thoughts in their minds at that moment. This would then bring them to a common foreground of feelings and emotions making them forget about all their differenes and bring them together to take ownership of their responsibilities...this perhaps would reduce the neglect to a great extent!
SLOPED TOP ROOF PROTECTION FROM RAIN
STAINLESS STEEL EXPANDABLE UNDERGROUND SPACE EXTRA SPACE
EXPULSION OF WASTE
ADVANTAGES OVER EXISTING BIN FUTURE PROSPECT ALONG WITH EXISTING TECHNIQUE KEPT IN MIND EASILY WASHABLE AND NON CORROSIVE SAFER FOR USERS
DESIGN OF THE NEW BIN
LESS AREA REQUIRED LIGHT WEIGHT
EXTRUDED COVER FOR DUMPING
SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR EXISTING BIN
PROTECTION FROM RAIN
SECTOR 8 Market Area
EASY TO THROW DIFFICULT TO TAKE OUT
LIGHT WIEGHT FLAPS
PREVENTS FOUL SMELL
EXTENDED LOWER PLATFORM
SAFER FOR USERS
SUPPORT FOR RACK
MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXISTING BIN
The sector 8 market greatly lacked an interesting space, especially a seating and a space for interaction.. also the people had to be made aware of the importance of garbage and that it could be recycled in various innovative ways! So we went about creating a canopy like structure using scrap like waste cds, meshes which would greatly reflect light falling on it.. multiple reflections hence would create a magical experience lighting up the entire area and could become a great space for seating and interaction in a highly congested market space.It also catered to safety issues of the area.. Site Plan 1. site/ open area 2. market 3. parking 4. civil dispensary 5. residences
This site was in a parking of a residential area. So a structure that could act as a community interaction space for the people and could be folded during peak hours so that the parking could be used completely was required. So a structure using mild steel having wheels was created, so it could be folded into various forms depending on the needs of the people.. It consists of nine panels each with a mesh, flexible enough to be used for any function that the community chooses.. The structure is synonymous to the caged mind of the society which has a growing tendency of neglectance. Being able to foster community participation through this open cage would help the people to break away from such shackles of a mind that is so restricted.
A well known game of tic-tac-toe, portrayed in a new manner with magnet buttons will generate an interest among all to play and bring back childhood memories!
Plans showing various kinds of formations of the structure
A fun platform to get strangers or loved ones to converse and share their thoughts and ideas with each other through writing and bingo.
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Here they are asked about their mood which they answer by connecting colourful threads to their respective emotions and later anybody can ask questions in a similar way to get a consensus
Innovative use of waste CDs where everyone was asked to give their feedback and opinion on our intervention and activities theyâ€™ll be interested on putting up next.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE SETTLEMENT DESIGN COMPETITION 2014| Hosted by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Group: Included teams from India, USA, UK, Australia International Winners Site: The Moon Requirements: To design a Space Settlement
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The brief required us to design a human settlement on moon for the future. The team works on various departments like structure, operations, human factors , automations and costing and business development to bring out a complete design for a space settlement in a time period of 44 hours. Being a part of the human factors department my role was to do the overall community planning of the settlement, design the different residential as well as other built forms in the settlement, estimate the requirements for food, clothing, furniture in the settlement and give airlock system designs as well as give features of the spacesuit design.
MAGNI APART Mixed type: G Fir Expansion Type
SITE SELECTION After doing careful analysis of the surface of the moon and identifying buildable areas, the Aitken Basin, 30 km from the Van de Graaff crater was chosen as the site for the settlement. Apart from having a suitable topography the site was also rich in minerals like iron, titanium and thorium which were crucial for the functioning of the settlement thereby also providing research opportunities for the scientists on the settlement.
THE SETTLEMENT The structure of the settlement was so designed so as to protect it from harmful radiations, the lunar dust and meteorites , and ease of maintaining pressure inside the settlement. The configuration shown below was designed on the basis of mainly two reasons, one being ease of access and circulation, the second one being scope for future expansion.
FREYAN FAMIL Townhouse con with a backyar required due to an angle.
1 Residential Modules 2 Central Hub (City) 3 Tunnels 4 Entry/ Exit Airlock 5 Agriculture
Basic Form of the Settlement
nits for the settlement were designed keeping in mind the overall settlement, psychological concerns like claustrophobia and suffocation. ortant concern was how these units could cater to any population growth So I designed two units, one a mixed type and the other a residential.
TMENTS Ground Floor - Commercial rst and Second Floor - Residential e- Central Space between the two apartments and area under the cantilever
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
LY HOUSE ncept, each rd. Less area o staggering at
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Freelance Interior Design
T H A N K
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REFERENCES Mr. Sujay Sengupta Dean of Student Welfare Chandigarh College of Architecture +91 9855447530 email@example.com Prof. Sangeeta Bagga Principal Chandigarh College of Architecture +91 9779123457 firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Mar 5, 2018