Page 1

SWATHI SREEDHARAN Selected Works


Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measures the true value of any artwork.

- Frank L. Wright

2


CONTENTS Academic 01 Morphing spaces

03

02 Occupy Ground

11

03 Facade Study

19

Professional 04 Ayesha Resort

23

05 Corporate Office

29

06 Ambit Tech Park

31

Fabrication & Sketches

37


1


ACADEMIC 2


MORPHING SPACES

Flexible workplace using Transforming Pneumatic Inflatables

Location: Year: Studio: Advisor:

San Francisco Bay Area, California Spring 2018 Graduate Diploma Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Papanikolaou

With increased technology and connectivity in the digital age there is a rising trend of telecommuting in the workspace. Such trends leaves office spaces highly underused causing waste of space and energy. This project aims at maximizing workplace utilization by dynamically shifting boundaries based on occupancy in both space and time. The boundaries are shifted by using transforming pneumatic inflatables that divides the floor space as per the required occupancy and to accommodate change in the program of a workplace. Situated in Silicon Valley this space is intended for professionals that essentially work virtually and requires minimal physical resources. The surrounding landscape is intended as a public space.

4


The structure is a cable - membrane structure made with ETFE membranes and the cables running along the seams. When a smaller span space is required the cable is pulled down to divide the space. ETFE stretches up to 3 times its length without losing elasticity. The morphing Inflatable form was derived using the Grasshopper plug-in Kangaroo Physics.

5


Variations in the roof structure

Grasshopper Definition

6


Site Plan

7


Shape changing inflatable roof

Flexible Office space

Fixed plan surrounding the office area with air lock rooms and

supporting amenities

Amphitheater/ Plaza

The layered plan has a central nucleus that is essentially the flexible space with the transforming roof. This is surrounded by a fixed plan which includes the air - lock rooms, amenities and service rooms. This is in turn surrounded by the semi-public spaces like the lobby, amphitheater, cafe etc.

Lobby Space + Public Area

Exploded Axonometric view of the building

8


Prototype study showing the behavior of the inflating cable and elastic membrane structure.

Section AA

Section BB

9


CNC routed physical site model

10


11


OCCUPY GROUND

Opera House

Location: Year: Studio: Advisor: Collaborators:

Charlotte, North Carolina Spring 2017 Graduate Integrated Prof. Dr. Mona Azarbayjani Ibha Shrestha

Given the exclusive nature of an opera house, the proposal seeks to activate its premises and make it an accessible public space. The urban character of its location at the edge of Uptown also necessitates a space where people from all walks of life can come together and engage in various activities. The architecture of the opera house attempts to facilitate such a public space by integrating building and landscape to create spaces for additional programs, thus enriching the urban character of the place as well. This is achieved through blurring of the boundaries between building and landscape by allowing them to converge and coalesce.

12


Parti Models

13

Site Plan


Aerial View

Longitudinal Section

14


Floor Plan - Tier 3

15


Structural Diagrams

16


Physical Model of Wall Section

17

Wall Section


Physical Model of Wall Section

Physical Site Model

18


FACADE STUDY

Intersection point Parametric point

Designing a Parametric Facade using an Adaptive Component

Program: Year: Class: Advisor:

Adaptive point

Dynamo + Revit 2017 Computational Practice Prof. Chris Beorkrem

The aim was to design a façade component that has apertures where there are unhindered views. This means where there are open views there will be larger openings and where there are neighboring buildings blocking view there will be smaller openings.

Infill Panels

Adaptive Component

Visualized Facade Pattern

19

Scripted Facade Pattern

The adaptive component is a triangular component. •The vertices of the triangle are the adaptive points. •Parametric points are defined on each edge of the triangle that moves along the normalized curve parameter. This parameter moves between the values 0 (largest apertures) and 0.5 (aperture is completely closed). •A third point is hosted on the intersection of the two lines. These points form the vertices of the internal triangle.


NCP = 0.45

NCP = 0.30

NCP = 0.10

Parametric points are defined on each edge of the triangle that moves along the normalized curve parameter (NCP). This parameter moves between the values 0 (largest apertures) and 0.5 (aperture is completely closed). Variation in the Facade Component

Decision Tree: Dynamo Script

Parametric points and facade pattern based on proximity of the neighboring buildings

20


21


PROFESSIONAL 22


Presentation Site Plans

23


AYESHA RESORTS Spa retreat amidst a Tea Plantation

Client: Mr. Ashik Thahir Location: Wayanad, India Year: 2013 - 2014 Firm: Stapati Bangalore Position: Project Architect Principal: George Seemon The site was located in the beautiful hills of Wayanad tea plantation in the country side of India. It demanded a vernacular cottage style design. The site comprised of the main block with reception and restaurants, the rooms block, the cottages, the suites and the spa.

Spa Reception

24


Render of Reception area

Site Plan

25

Section of Rooms Block


Plan of Rooms Block

26


Presentation elevation of Reception Block

Presentation Plan of Reception Block

Presentation Section of Reception Block

27


Presidential Suite

Cottages

28


CORPORATE OFFICE Office Building for Thai Group of Industries

Client: Mr. Ashik Thahir Location: Kerala, India Year: 2013 - 2014 Firm: Stapati Bangalore Position: Project Architect Principal: George Seemon Container boxes was the driving force of this project. The client being a businessman had easy access to container boxes. The container boxes were used to give niches in the open office plan that could be used as discussion areas and meeting rooms. The colorful boxes were contrasted with the gray aluminum and glass finishes. The massive aluminum paneled roof gave a floating roof effect.

29

Side Elevation


Level 1 Plan

Level 2 Plan

Front Elevation

30


AMBIT TECH PARK

Interiors for an IT office

Client: Ambit Technologies Location: Chennai, India Year: 2014 Firm: Stapati Bangalore Position: Project Architect Principal: Anupama Achar This was an interiors project with the main focus on the office layout and planning. The client had given a very comprehensive brief with all details of number of employees and required resources for them. The challenge was to provide a design within the given budget while giving a space that the employees would like to work in. As the spaces were small, glass partitions with thin aluminum channels made it light weight. Also the main accent color selected was lime green which gave a refreshing and light feel to the place.

31


CEO Cabin View

CEO Cabin Details

32


Partition Details

Furniture and Partition Layout

33


Details

View of meeting room

34


35


FABRICATION & SKETCHES 36


Air Hugs Exhibition by Professor Rachel Dickey (Team work) The interactive installation exhibits 12 massive inflatable ‘lungs’ made of mylar that respond to the color red. (Image above)

37

The mylar was also used to create a tear drop patterned ‘3D wallpaper’ that reflected light on the wall. (Image below)


Digital Fabrication for the installation ‘Techno-ecologies’ for Architect/ Artist Zenovia Toloudi at the Storrs gallery at UNC Charlotte School of Architecture. The installation used fiber optic cables to bring light which was used to grow plants in the dark. (Team work)

Zero- Waste Bench made out of a single sheet of 4’x4’ Plywood. This was part of an assignment for the class ‘Good Fast and Cheap’ by Prof. Marc Manack.

The bench was a part of the Better Block Foundation event in Charlotte in 2017

38


39


Travel sketches done during various study tours and personal travels between 2006 and 2016

40

Swathi Sreedharan Portfolio 2018  

Selected works from graduate school and professional experience

Swathi Sreedharan Portfolio 2018  

Selected works from graduate school and professional experience

Advertisement