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SURAJ RADADIA PORTFOLIO


WORKS VOLUME DESTINY PROFESSOR : STEPHEN SZUTENBACH VALENCIA COLLEGE | SPRING 2016

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DESIGN IV

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SYMBIOSIS PROFESSOR : STEPHEN SZUTENBACH UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA | FALL 2017

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DESIGN VII

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ABSOLUTE FORM PROFESSOR : JOEL SETZER UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

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SPRING 2018

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DESIGN VIII

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DESTINY DESIGN IV

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SZUTENBACH

DWELLING OF A TYPOGRAPHER This project aims to create a harmony between the site and the dwelling of a typographer. The parameters of the site, an open prairie hill, informs the overall orientation of the dwelling by cutting the site on its longitudinal axis. the design of the building is based off the manipulation of the word Destiny through scale, trajectory, and void. The word Destiny is a very powerful and captivating word that prescribes the life of typography as a constantly evolving art. The void within each module produces a constant rhythmic expansion underground while in juxtaposition to the lightly broken terraced footprint left visible aboveground. This footprint frames the tower in the background to people walking on the public trail tangential to that of the hills perimeter.

SECTION

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PENCIL + WATERCOLOR PAPER

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SPRING 2016

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VALENCIA COLLEGE


BOK TOWER GARDEN, FL


KERNING AND TYPOGRAPY VOID Kerning is the process of adjusting the space between individual characters of a word to become visually pleasing. The goal is to dissect the scale of the anatomy of type (serif, apex, aperture, etc...) individually to each character as well as respect to the entire word. Then, to manipulate the void between each character to filter light and form a spatial quality. Through the process of dissecting the anatomy of type, allows for the understanding of the interior of each void. By placing these voids within each module and extracting the mass, they will then become inhabitable.

TYPOGRAPHY VOID

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PROCESS


LIGHTBOX I DIFFUSION

LIGHTBOX II REFLECTION

TYPOGRAPHY VOID SECTIONS + LIGHTBOXS

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PROCESS


DESTINY

SECTIONS

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DESTINY

PENCIL + WATERCOLOR PAPER

DESTINY

DESTINY

DESTINY


DESTINY

DESTINY


LIVING SPACE

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STUDIO SPACE

SECOND

MEDITATION SPACE

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TELESCOPIC ENTRY The rhythmic sequence of the expanding volumes allows the resident to experience each module to its individual scale and spatial experience.

PLANS

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PENCIL + WATERCOLOR PAPER

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SYMBIOSIS DESIGN VII

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SZUTENBACH

Oakland, California’s income gap is fractured into two distinct incomes, lower and upper. The goal of this project is to improve the sociological state by integrating all economic incomes on the site; creating a social fabric to grow. The master plan for this project aims to blur the line between the two incomes, but have these two independent systems become more co-dependent by means of symbiosis.

SITE MODEL

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FALL 2017

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

OAKLAND, CA


CULTURED BACTERIUM This project looks toward the process of bacterial growth through biosynthesis to derive the overall form. Biosynthesis is a multi-step, enzyme-catalyzed process where compounds modify, convert into more complex compounds, and join to form macromolecules. As the compounds are converting, it allows for them to integrate into select voids or stems into a new section of growth.

CONTINUED GROWTH

CELLS REPLICATE

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RESULTANT OFFSPRING

GROWTH & REPRODUCTION

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TRANSDUCTION

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GENETIC TRANSFER

POLYMER

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MOLECULAR STRUCTURE

PROGRESSION

PROCESS

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CULTURED BACTERIA

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MICROSCOPE (200X ZOOM)

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PETRI DISH

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AGAR


TRILATERAL COMPOSITION This building aims to revitalize the immediate context that is comprised of five public schools (south-southwest), a community college (southeast), and residential towers (north) with essential public facilities. With these three existing developments, they become the three main nodes that anchor the thresholds of the building to the site. The thresholds placement become the immediate access point for the surrounding context to its corresponding public facility. The interior program is composed of a library, a health care facility, and public workshops that becomes the framework of the trilateral form.

FORM SEQUENCE

SECTION MODEL

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FORM PROGRESSION

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CORE PROGRESSION

CORE PROGRESSION


OAKLAND LIBRARY - FIRST LEVEL RENDER Showing the undulating mezzanine level in the library and the shared space of the atrium.

PROGRAM LAYOUT

LIBRARY

HEALTH CARE FACILITY

WORKSHOPS

NON-DENOMINATIONAL SPACE

CIRCULATION

GROUND

STRUCTURE

ORGANIZATIONAL AXOS Interior articulation

LIBRARY RENDER

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ORGANIZATIONAL AXOS


TRANSVERSE SECTION PERSPECTIVE The gesture mimics the process that derives the overall form, biosynthesis, where the bacteria stems from single cells into new sections of growth. Cutting transversely through the building shows that sequence of growth from the core to the ends of the programs on either side. Causing the center most point to become the densest, whereas the new sections are left open-ended; translating the density into tvhe distinct volumes. The central volume extends towards the three nodes while creating a relationship to the immediate program and engaging the central atrium through its overarching form.

SECTION PERSPECTIVE


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WORKSHOP TRIAGE HEALTH CLINIC RECEPTION RESTROOM CAFE WAITING AREA I PUBLIC LIBRARY LIBRARY MEZZANINE PRIVATE STUDY ROOM OPEN STUDY SPACE LIBRARY CHECK-OUT 5 0

PLAZA LEVEL PLAN

MEZZANINE LEVEL RENDER Waiting Space II view of the central interior atrium joining the library

PLAN

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MEZZANINE RENDER

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ABSOLUTE FORM DESIGN VIII

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SETZER

PLATONIC THEORY OF FORM This project was inspired by Plato’s, “Theory of Forms.” Plato defines form as the representation of all the true qualities of reality. A form is not the physical matter but the representation of all things physical and non-physical; answering the question, what is that? A form will remain constant through time but the ‘thing’ it is representing will always be in a constant change, a transcendence of time and space. Hypostatizing the theory through the means of a pure shape. Allowing the pure shape, a square, to represent all physical and non-physical things instead of a single reality. The square extrudes along a singular axis to represent the formal basis of time. Through this framework allow for simple gestures to represent the spatial changes through time within the objects. This process will become the template of exploration for the project.

THEORY OF FORM

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PENCIL + WATERCOLOR PAPER

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SPRING 2018

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA


PROCESS


ARCHEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE CONCEPTUAL AXONOMETRIC The project pivots to the interest of the occupant for the dwelling. The axonometric explores the field of archeology in relation to architecture through the development of ruins. The axonometric diagram utilizes the template from the theory of forms where a pure shape extrudes to represent the formal basis of time. The diagram portrays the duality of the ‘new’ that derelicts the ‘old’ over time and that negotiation within the layers of earth tells the story. The excavation process exposes those layers as well as the voids from matter that was once there.

ARCHEOLOGY AXO DIAGRAM

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PENCIL + WATERCOLOR PAPER


DWELLING FOR AN ARCHEOLOGIST This project focuses on creating a dwelling in conjunction with archeology through form. Processual archeology which is one of three methods of excavation that bases the archeological data from any site off the site and immediate context. This method becomes the main influence for the dwellings placement and interior expression.

DWELLING FOR AN ARCHEOLOGIST


SPATIAL OVERLAP The layers of plexi-glass shows the spatial relationship of the different programs as a singular system


CONSTANT VS. DYNAMIC The program (north) constantly changes in a spatial sequence while the circulation (south) runs constant.

DUALITY OF INTERSECTION The render depicts the relationship of dwelling and context as well as interior and exterior texture

Test II : Open for Crit  
Test II : Open for Crit  
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