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..............................................The Yellow Box | Exhibition ..............................................Gharaunda | Sustainable Rural Development Project ..............................................Louie’s Wine Dive | Bar/Restaurant ..............................................The Sickler’s residence | Barndominium design ..............................................Pad Thai Sushi | Restaurant

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..............................................Children’s Library ..............................................Housing Studio ..............................................Ginitopia - Urban design Studio ..............................................Mukti Bhawan- Urban Insert Project ..............................................Documentation Programs ..............................................Research Thesis- Designing for the circular economy


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The Yellow Box Ahmedabad | 2015 Archiprix International- The Yellow box, 2015: An exhibition was to be designed for welcoming the team of Archiprix International 2017. The Exhibition showcased 21 nominee entries including 7 winner entries from Archiprix International, 2015 (Madrid) and 5 entries from CEPT University. The form of the exhibition was inspired by the world map by Buckminster Fuller which is used by Archiprix international. The entries were designed to instigate curiosity among the passerby. Customised lighting was designed to complement the form. It created an introvert space within a public corridor.

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Professional work In association with Vilayati


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Gharaunda Noida | 2017

Professional work In association with Drishtee and BrickUp.

PARTICIPATORY DESIGN APPROACH: Building with mud and bamboo using traditional techniques has not only reached a stage of functional obsolescence but also one of percieved obsolescence. To make this kind of social change aecting architecture of the village, a participatory approach was required, which also helped us empathise with them and truly understand the challenges of a rural setting. The Gharaunda prototype was discussed with villagers, several surveys were also conducted before and after the construction. Local men were involved in the production of mud bricks and construction process. We still strive to ďŹ nd better solutions every day.


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Gharaunda

Professional work In association with Drishtee and BrickUp.

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Bamboo and mud are abundantly available in Saurath, a village in Madhubani district, Bihar. The villagers have over generations made their “kacha” (temporary) houses with bamboo and mud. Those who can afford a little more, incline towards building a”pakka” (permanent) house using concrete and red bricks which are transported from another village. The primary occupation of the villagers is agriculture and animal husbandry. Here are some of the main problems that “Gharaunda”- a low cost housing initiative for rural India aims at addressing;- Longer lasting homes- The village is under floodprone zone because of which the kacha houses weather off and have to be rebuilt every year. Also roofing materials like thatch easily catches fire in the heat direct sunlight. -Building safer homes- Analysis suggests that workers who build permanent houses are unskilled and build them without foundations and other basic structural requirements. The villagers are ignorant about it and supportive of it as it cuts down the cost of the house. However, this is a very hazardous building practice in Saurath that is also an earthquake prone zone. -Reviving the local economy and decentralizing water resources: Several parcels of land in and around saurath have been disparaged of top soil by the kiln owners of neighbouring villages, making the land infertile and disturbing the natural topography of the village, which led to drying out of lakes in the village. Production and use of mud bricks from these land can solve both the problems.This project not only gave me architectural learnings but also enhanced my collaborative skills and gave me an interdisciplinary learning. I gained alot of knowledge about social entreprenuerships.


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Louies Wine Dive Lexington, Indianapolis, Overland Park ,Clayton, Nashville, Liberty, Tulsa | 2016-2018

Professional work In association with B+A architects. While interning at B&A Architects, I worked on interior architecture of several Bar/Restaurants. Louies Wine dive was one of the most regular client for which I designed 7 outlets. Responsibilities for this project, being an interior architecture project, majorly involved working with details, especially for designing the bar in each outlet and the clients wanted dierent kinds of lights and partitions designed using the empty wine bottles that they had in stock.

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Louies Wine Dive Lexington, Indianapolis, Overland Park ,Clayton, Nashville, Liberty, Tulsa | 2016-2018

Details

Professional work In association with B+A architects.

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UPCYCLING PROJECT: This project not only uses empty wine bottles for partitions and lighting, but we also colaborated with a manufacturer to recycle the corks of wine bottles to make wall tiles out of it which is used in the project. It also reuses corks to make a wall mural.

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Sickler’s Residence Missouri | 2016

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Professional work In association with B+A architects.


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Sickler’s Residence

Professional work In association with B+A architects.

Missouri | 2016 A barn + residence was to be designed at Johnson County, Missouri, on the banks of Black water river. The site was in the woods area which had to be cleared to make the house and the house was designed to use the wood for siding, laminating and paving purposes. The semi-hexagon living-dining-kitchen has a breathtaking view of the river, while the master bedroom overlooks the woods. The breezeway between the barn and the house becomes an important functional element to keep the foul smell of the barn from the house. The spiral staircase in the centre of the living room and the structural trusses give the house a rustic look. The drawings were made using Revit to collaborate with the structural engineer while designing.

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Pad Thai Sushi Restaurant

Professional work In association with B+A architects.

Kansas City | 2017

Pad Thai Sushi Restaurant, Overland Park. The restaurant has two bars with lightings made out of bamboo canes and an installation on the ceiling made out of bamboo. The bar, and lighting details aim to give a Thai character to the place. Two ideas in contrasting color schemes were explored. In the end it was designed with brighter colors making the space look large and bright.

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Children’s Library Ahmedabad | 2014

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Section collage Model explorations

A library building was to be designed in Shreyas Campus. It was designed to be an iconic building with playful elements like steps and slides to attract children. The idea was to create interactive and enjoyable so that it is a fun learning process for the children. It shifts from the idea of a library being a silent shell, to a library giving a wholesome learning experience to the kids.

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Housing Studio Ahmedabad | 2014

Academic project By studying the economical and the sociological aspects of a localityShilaj, in Ahmedabad, a low-cost housing project was supposed to be designed. The site was right next to a highway and so a jungle landscape was created at the highest noise reception edge as a buer. The designing started at an individual unit level, where family dynamics were considered followed by designing clusters of those units. Along with a contemporary design approach, I tried to create similar social spaces as seen in the Shilaj Village. The individual units focussed on having a large multipurpose spaces which can be personalized by dierent families as per their needs. The clusters are placed on the site to create an introvert community, which feels private to the home owners. The site is divided in the centre by a canal, which gave a perfect location to create some public gardens.

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Housing Studio Ahmedabad | 2014

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Ginitopia Ahmedabad | 2016

Academic project The studio is about defining, characterizing and organizing built environment of reasonable complexity in urban space. This will accommodate people who are engaged in activities that serve a larger social purpose. The site was selected at Gulbai Tekra, Ahmedabad, which is currently, a very valuable piece of land, occupied by slum houses, and facing the social sideeffects of gentrification in the area. The current habitats of the land are idolmakers and have a seasonal job during festivals. The aim of the design was to clear the area, and develop a systematically organized workshop for these people, in a part of the land, and designing a public plaza and a productive landscape, to make the piece of land usable for other people from the city. It becomes a fulcrum of interaction between the community and the city, and helps the community grow out of its poverty. However the program aimed at bringing two different economic sections of people together, and to decide upon how to culminate of separate the spaces while taking care of scale of the building was a challenge. My design, made use of the existing contours on the site to determine the form of the landscape and existing public nodes to determine the plaza are. Keeping the harsh climate of Ahmedabad in mind, the building was designed by using structural elements like fins in order to cut the sunlight. It also becomes one of the major aesthetic element of the building.

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Ginitopia Ahmedabad | 2016

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Mukti Bhavan | Hospice Design Varanasi | 2016

Academic project

Studio IX Mukti Bhawan, Varanasi: Varanasi is a 4000 year old city in Uttar Pradesh, where thousands of religious Indians migrate towards the end of their life as it is believed that one can attain salvation by dying in Varanasi on the bank of river Ganges . The aim was to facilitate these people with a hospice on the Ghats of Varanasi. In the dense, complex urban fabric of the old city of Varanasi, the site was chosen to have easy access from a primary street, and in close proximity from the Burning ghat and the city hospital. As an Urban insert project, the site was studied throughly to come up with design strategies.


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Mukti Bhavan | Hospice Design Varanasi | 2016

Academic project The hospice, which was going to hold a spiritual value in the minds of people, required a symbolic form. Thus the following concept developed : The hospice building, is a ghat in itself - a threshold between life (symbolized by the city) and death (symbolized by the river). It borrows its stepping form from the steps of Hindu temples and manifests into itself a hospice building with complete functionality.


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Mukti Bhavan | Hospice Design Varanasi | 2016

The sections very clearly demonstrates how the building connects both, with the city and with the river. The bedrooms of patients, prayer hall and grieving hall are placed towards the river while the administrative spaces are towards the city.

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Documentation Programs Ahmedabad | 2016

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During the 5year course, I attended several documentation programs, at Jamshedpur (documenting vernacular architecture), Auroville (Study of sustainable practices), Ajanta & Ellora caves and Cambodia.(exploring spaces through sketching)


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Research Thesis - Designing for the Circular Economy 2017 The thesis builds on the Framework of designing principles for Circular economy (in building industry), as prepared by Ellen MacArthur foundation, by inquiring what impact does design desision have on looping for circular economy. Chapter 2 is a critique of the current scenario of the linear economy and draws out the adverse effects of linear economy that makes it necessary for the world to look at Circular economy as hope for the future of a developing nation like India Chapter 3 looks into the concept of circular economy, as an economic principle, and looks at the building construction industry with a circular lens. It discusses the scope of circular economy in Indian cities and in building construction sector. Chapter 4 summerizes the framework developed by Ellen MacArthur foundation for designing in circular economy in cities and building construction. The chapter then discusses the looping strategies necessary for architects to keep in mind while taking design decisions for a circular economy. It unfolds the principles by Ellen Mac Arthur foundation into design strategies and discusses each of them and inquires which design strategies complement which looping strategies. Chapter 5 uses case studies and finds out, which design strategies have been incorporated in the building and which combinations of design strategies promote looping in different ways. Chapter 6 draws conclusion from the case studies and looks at which design strategies complement or contradict each other in different cases and tries to find out the barriers of circular economy by analysing the contradictions, in order to be able to look at circular economy for mainstream construction industry. Sample drawings from case studies of Druk White school (Arup associates) and the Atelier (Biome Environmental solutions), for the purpose of thesis are shown..

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Research Thesis - Designing for the Circular Economy 2017

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Druk White school, Ladakh was chosen because it tries to create a structure that would celebrate and enhance local values, while at the same time making the most of cutting-edge technology and construction methods from the West.In a harsh, high altitude, desert environment where water is scarce, sustainability had to play a major part in our plans for the school from the very start. They created cutting-edge systems that pump water from melted snow to the site, both for drinking water and for irrigation. The school's toilets don't require water at all, and have state of the art passive technology to eliminate odours and turn waste into compost. Ladakh has hot summers and very cold winters, so they installed passive solar heating. Even in winter, energy from sunlight is stored and used to heat the school and accommodation. The study of these design strategies helped determine, which combination of strategies promotes what kind of looping.


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Research Thesis - Designing for the Circular Economy 2017

‘The Atelier, Bangalore’ was chosen to study because, unlike the longstanding notion of everlasting buildings, it is not uncommon to see built spaces being renovated or redone entirely to keep pace with people's changing needs. The permanence of a building may no longer be a prerequisite in its design. This being accepted, it is necessary to allow material recovery and recycling, or reconstruct the same building elsewhere – anything but create debris that will occupy landfills. This helped in getting a lot of insight about strategies like- design for disassembly, where all the materials used in the making of a building are tracked and its afterlife use is also determined. It is made sure that the biological nutrients are kept separate from its technological nutrients and thus in order to do so, only a certain types of joineries between the materials are noticed. After studying what all strategies have been used in the building, it was determined whether the combination of these design strategies are helping in looping. Loops are categorized as tight loops (using as less material as possible), Pure loops (keeping the material closest to its natural form before use), longer loops ( the material is used in a way that it stays in the loop for the longest time possible before discarding it., and cascading loops (This refers to diversifying reuse across the value chain. Cascading loop deals with the number of times the material cycle should be repeated through strategies like reusing or recycling.)

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Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio  

This Portfolio contains my Acedamic work from pursuing B.Arch at CEPT University and professional work done in association with B&A Architec...

Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio  

This Portfolio contains my Acedamic work from pursuing B.Arch at CEPT University and professional work done in association with B&A Architec...

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