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LEARNING PORTFOLIO

TANISHQA RODRIGUES


TANISHQA DENISE RODRIGUES 19.02.1998 4/13 Blossom Society, Marol, Military Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400059. Mobile: +91 9619202825 Email: a15tanishqa@sea.edu.in Instagram: tanishqa_rodrigues Facebook: Tanishqa Denise Rodrigues EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2015 -

Ongoing School of Environment and Architecture, Borivali, Mumbai Bachelor of Architecture, Mumbai University.

2013 -2014 - S.M. Shetty Junior College, Powai, Mumbai Mumbai University Grade 11 and Grade 12 2012 -

Divine Child High School, Andheri, Mumbai Upto Grade 10

WORKSHOPS 2015 2016 2016 2016 2017 2017 2017

Dance | Avintika Bahl Hands on Workshop | Laurie Baker Centre Urdu Literature | Sheema Fatima Theatre Workshop | Gaza 51 Cynotype Printmaking | CONA Ethnography and Anthropology | Sarovar Zaidi Art after Image | Sabih Ahmed


PUBLICATIONS 2015 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017 2017 2017

Water People | Malvan SEA Hive What is a Home? | Eastern Suburbs, Mumbai Laurie Baker Centre Documentation Kochi Biennale Memory Box Pamplet South Asian Study Joal Katha | Kolkata Poisar River Study

EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETETIONS 2016 2016 2017

Kochi Muziris Students Biennale Ville Parle Painting | Rotary Club Wood is Good | FOAID

SKILLS Autocad Adobe InDesign | Photoshop Sketchup | Rhino Microsoft Word | Powerpoint Sketching | Hand Drafting Basig Masonry and Carpentry OTHER INTERESTS Sketching, Painting and Art Cooking Photography Dancing LANGUAGES Engish Hindi


CONTENTS 01 THE RIPARIAN EDGE 02 HETEROTOPIA OF DELINEATION 03 WHAT IS A HOME? 04 BUILDING SKINS 05 MEASURING LAURIE BAKER CENTRE 06 PUBLIC LIBRARY 07 DESIGNING A TALL BUILDING 08 REPAIR AND RETROFIT 09 DOCUMENTING VIZAG 10 EXHIBITIONS AND OTHER ARTWORK


Transformation of the River through the years.

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01 THE RIPARIAN EDGE

SCHOOL AND SKILL EXCHANGE CENTRE Semester 5

Poisar now a nullah, was once a thriving river, with fertile farmlands on the edges. Over the years, due to the increase in population and the need for development the river today is a source for malaria and dengue. The river walls are cemented causing the river to flood during monsoons because there is no contact with the earth for water to seep into. The idea of the project was to introduce a Riparian edge along the river, recreate the edge and introduce water filtration methods to help better the river. The settlement has dense housing and small-scale industries that are scattered throughout the settlement in a work cum live condition. They form pockets within the settlements. The existing school in the settlement functions in a similar way, it has an fragmented informal language. The narrow streets and the stairs leading to the top floor of the school are the only spaces available for the children to play and gather. The aim of my project was to create a school or spaces that bring about the exchange of ideas and skills. I started by rethinking the idea of a school and who all it can cater to. The institution will not only serve as an education programme for the children but also as space where they can learn from/with the community and vice versa. Programmes like gardening were introduced along the edge to help naturally filter the water before entering the river.

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Site Documentation


Concept Sections

Design Drawings


02 HETEROTOPIA OF DELINEATION WOMEN’S MOSQUE AND MADRASA Semester 3

Heterotopias are spaces of otherness, which are neither here nor there, that are simultaneously physical and mental. Hanafi Mosque, Kochi, belonges to the Kutchi Memmon‘s community. Since the Mosque ristricts the entry of women, the space around is dorminated by the male gender. The sense of delineation is very prominent in this neighbourhood. The aim of this design was to create a space which is not gendered, a space which can be occupied by all genders without giving a sense of dominance or making the other feel intimidated. Creating a women’s mosque in the existing Mosque compound would increase the number of women in the space. Introducing a co-ed Madrasa would help creating a gender neutral space at an early age for the children. The Mosque is designed to have a covered space for washing, seating spaces, both inside and outside, a madrasa and a public library.


03 WHAT IS A HOME?

PATTERNS OF TRANSFORMATION Semester 4

Around 1960’s a lrge number of people relocated to different parts of Mumbai. Bharat Nagar, Bandra (E), was formed by the fragments of these communities that lost their jobs, households and identity in this shift of Developement. In this context of relocation and re-developement one constantly tries to consolidate temporary and permanent. Various household objects and parts create a fimiliar home, these objects can be put together in different patterns to form a completely different idea of ‘home’. During the study, I focused on learning how these homes transformed over the course of time and what were the reasons leading to the same, the processes used for expansions and the materials. The study of the household objects and the patterns of transformation led me to design a ‘kit of parts’ that comprised of different spaces, staircases, windows, jalis and other components of the house that could be put together to create an individual’s idea of a home.


Site Documentation

Drawings from the Graphic Novel


04 BUILDING SKINS

DOCUMENTING JJ COLLEGE, FORT. The aim of this exercise was to learn, observe and conjecture the skins of three building types, an old building, a residential building and a commercial building. We studied these buildings in relation to their materials, how different materials come together and what happens at these edges and junctions. We also had to conjecture certain joineries based on the building materials and systems. JJ College of Arts, which was built in 1910. The building is built with brick and cladded with stone. It is roofed with Mangalore tiles and has pivoted window


05 MEASURING LAURIE BAKER CENTRE The Laurie Baker Centre for Development Studies, is located on the northern outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram. Laurie Baker follows a language of using exposed brick walls, exposed concrete roofs and filler slabs with Mangalore tiles. He has taken into consideration the two main aspects of the site being contours and trees, while designing the space. The structures respond to the slopes of terrain playing with the ground plane and curve along trees, making them a part of the design. Documenting LBC helped me understand scale and proportions along with giving me a sense of material and space .


06 PUBLIC LIBRARY

CREATING ADEMOCRATIC DEMOCRATICSPACES SPACE Semester 6

The library is located at Bandra sea face, opposite Taj Lands hotel, next to Bandra fort. The Public Library was designed as part of the construction module. Along with making working drawings, we also designed keeping in mind the guidelines for designing public buildings in Mumbai. The idea was to create a ‘humble’ building for the public, which wasn’t intimidating and to create a space where everyone felt welcome. The various courtyards and the balconies create a visual connection with the sea and the neighborhood keeping it physically restricted. The building is low-key and doesn’t stand out taking the attention away from the sea. The facade has glass panels and brick jali work and the structural system is made of RCC which is exposed. The building is crude and with the materials and design I’ve tried creating a sense of transparency which is required in public buildings.

Concept Sections for a Democratic Space


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07 DESIGNING A TALL BUILDING The 7th semester Technology module mainly focused on understanding structural systems that are used for the construction of high rise buildings. The module started with research and analyzing case studies, where we understood the technical and material challenges in putting together a multi functional tall building. The buildings were designed keeping in mind the guidelines of the National Building Code. Programmes like theaters, office spaces, cafeterias, public spaces, exhibition galleries and production rooms were to be added. We worked with both physical and digital models to understand the structure, load, angle and the turn of the floor plates. A spine running along the building is attached to structural system, helping the floor plates to retain their turn and help the building stand against earthquakes and wind load. The structural system was RCC and a the facade was a spider glass fitting.

Digital Structural Model


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REFUGE FLOOR PLAN CARPET AREA: 750.20SQMT

Section cutting through Theaters


ONGOING PROJECTS

08 REPAIR AND RETROFIT INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS

“ye hai humera basti..� Ganpat Patil Nagar is a slum situated in Borivali.The Settlement is encroached upon Coastal Regulatory Zone which is also a no development zone. It has been constructed upon marshy lands by cutting off mangroves. The repair and retrofit processes in the settlement were studied in detail along with the materials used, their cost and the actors involved. The issues with the current techniques were considered, suggestions and improvements were designed for the same.

Currently used Repair Methods


09 DOCUMENTING VIZAG SCHOOL AS A CITY

The Greater Visaakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has been conceptualizing the transformation of Municipal schools under the Smart City Plan. The aim is to modernize these schools. During the study I focused on the different spaces, how these spaces are used, how do they interact with each other and what their functions are. At a larger scale I looked at the school and it’s neighborhood. The interaction between the two and their co existence. What does it mean to modernize a school? Can the spacial qualities help better the education? How? Map of Vizg


10 EXHIBITIONS AND OTHER ARTWORK

SEA HIVE


WOOD IS GOOD | FOAID

HOME AS AN ASSEMBLAGE | MEMORY BOX | KOCHI BIENNALE


Printmaking | CONA

Oil on Canvas

Vashi Station Precident Study

Art after Image | Sabih Ahmed


Documenting Malvan


LEARNING PORTFOLIO  

Understanding processes.

LEARNING PORTFOLIO  

Understanding processes.

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