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PORTFOLIO’ 14TEJAL M GALA

UG Semester 6 Retail & Exhibition Design


CONTENT Nature & Form Studies Space Analysis & Transition Structure & Joineries Sculpting Baksa Character Illustration Hand Skills


NATURE & FORM STUDIES

Study an element in nature, identify its tangible & intanglible attributes and translate it to a 2D symbol & its 3D form. Chosen natural being : The Albatross


THE ALBATROSS

Famous for dynamic soaring. Fly for 80,000 km without touching ground. They fly approx 3.7 million milesin a span of 50 years. Most birds struggle to overcome wind, Albatrosses exploit it. Albatrosses, members of the family Diomedeidae, have 21 recognised species. They include the largest seabirds, with wingspans measuring over 3 m and have powerful beaks for capturing prey at the sea surface. Albatrosses are commonly found in the southern hemisphere from Antarctica to Australia, South Africa, and South America. Albatrosses are among the longest-lived birds. They are a sign of bad luck in a certain legend. But quite contrasting to that, the albatross is a symbol of strength, endurance, good luck in the Maori culture.

Large olfactory lobes. Touch or clatter beaks is a form of greeting the mate.


2D Abstraction of the albatross BEAK. Yellow (also slight black, orange & pink) Hooked Tubular nostrils Very defined curves Large, sharp edged Keratin


3D explorations FINAL 3D FORM Material : MDF 3 mm DYNAMIC

ENDURANCE

MONOGAMOUS PELAGIC VIRTUOUS ITINARENT

SPEED

STRENGTH ELEGANCE POWER

ENDURANCE life span 50 - 70 years fly thousands of kms without touching gorund. Only travel. No migration.


SPACE ANALYSIS & TRANSITION Study a chosen space keeping in mind its fuction, form, structural elements and the experience. Case study: Arthur Road Centrail Jail, Mumbai Design a contemporary prison at the current site of my case study.


FUNCTION EVOLUTION OVER TIME STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS PRIMARY : Imprisonment SECONDARY : human rights Mess | Bathing & Sanitation | Medical & Casualties Laundry | Interrogation Centre TERTIARY : Rehabilitation Library | Gardening | Gymnasium | Workshops.

Evolution of function & form over time DUNGEONS > TOWERS > DORMS > CELLS > OPEN SPACES PUNISHMENT > REHABILITATION > REDUCE REOFFENDING RATE

Electrical Barbed wire mesh High boundary walls Multiple levels of Security Watch tower Security cameras Stone & cement structure


ARTHUR ROAD PRISON > MUMBAI CENTRAL PRISON Built in 1926 > Upgraded in 1994 Occupies 2 acres of land Maximum Security Prison 18 feet high fencing wall 9 barracks + jali mubarak + anda cell hospital + laundry + canteen + offices Designed for 800 inmates, but currently houses 2000+ criminals Bad hygiene & eating facilities

SECURITY EXTERNAL DANGERS Associates of Inmates Enemies of Inmates

INTERNAL DANGERS Fellow Inmates Prevent Inmates from escaping

To keep them contained/ detained >> without the sense of being cramped/ restriction

>> more open spaces (to be able to see beyond the cell walls) Eliminating the possibilty of escape ANDA CELL | View from the jail

+

Sense of confinement Punished

Zero possibilities of Suicides SELF REALISATION Recreational Activities | Self Contemplation


TECHNICAL DRAWINGS

PLAN

GROUND FLOOR FIRST FLOOR SECOND FLOOR

GROUND FLOOR

10

1

14

10

2

40

4

8,4

4

5

FIRST FLOOR

SECOND FLOOR


THE IDEA To replace separate barracks with a unified 3 storeyed structure which will be segregated into blocks for prisoners of varied security requirements. To introduce more green by adding terraced gardens which will serve as a means of recreation. To introduce larger dorms with ergonomically appropriate space per prisoner.

Overlapping geometrical floor plans to accomodate terraces / open spaces.

Model demonstrating the structure & open spaces


Section model for details Medium: paper Ground Floor : Dorms + Kitchen + Canteen + Library First Floor : Dorms Second Floor : Individual cells Material : Double reinforced cement Iron bars for window punctures


STRUCTURES & JOINERIES

A structure using traditional wood joints within a frame of 3feetx3feet which can withold weight of approx 30 kgs according to the assigned function. Material: Medium densiity fibrewood & 8 mm iron rod Seat that doubles up as a storage unit for magazines.


JOINERIES USED : FINGER JOINT | TENON & MORTICE JOINT | WOODEN DOWEL JOINT | NUT & BOLT


SCULPTING Sculpture as a means to understand planes & surfaces in 3D. Self Sculpture Scale : 1:1 Medium : Shadow Clay Duration : 2 weeks

You know yourself better than anyone else because you have made nNobservations about yourself, subconsciously in numerous times.


Metal armature > wrap with wet coconut coir > make clay > fill clay > skull > planar surfaces > add flesh > details > hair > eyes > texture > finishing touches


BAKSA

To make outdoor seating that would be placed in a semi-urban version of the Indian mela in our annual festival ‘Quasar’ Casual. Festive. Indian contemporary. Interactive.


INSPIRATION : Mango Crates Explored irregular shapes that fit in a square like puzzle pieces. Traditional Dowel Joint used to secure and support each seat. Plywood used for the tops.

Colour Palette : Energetic


CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION

Illustrative poster reflecting the muse. Brief given specified the use of visuals strictly and no text absolutely. The Subject should be identified by fellow classmates. Conan, Sarkar, my chosen muse, photographer & a gadget freak. Pixels to represent his love for photography and gadgets althought I let his smile and eye be organic to reflect his down-to-earth behaviour.


HAND SKILLS Free hand sketches Compositions : pencil & poster paints Exploring paper


FORM & SPACE

Assignment 1: Create a 3Dimensional Composition using geometrical shapes with an established human scale. Medium: Polystyrene sheets. Size: 30 cm x 30 cm Assignment 2: Extrude a 2D composition to form a 3D composition to observe the importance of negative space. Medium: Paper Size: 15 cm x 15 cm


Hello, I am Tejal M Gala, student of Retail & Exhibition Design, Sem 6 at MIT Institute of Design, Pune. I am an enthusiastic learner & my interests lie in research & details. I love to swim, travel, read books, watch films & paint. I am looking for a 6-8 weeks internship starting in the month of June 2014.

TEJAL M GALA | 23 August 1993 9049108256 tejal.gala@mitid.edu.in 12, Meena Sadan, N G Acharya Marg, Chembur (east), Mumbai - 400071. EDUCATION -2009 : St. Anthony Girl’s High School, Chembur, Mumbai. -2011 : R. A. Podar College of Commerce & Economics. Current : MIT Institute of Design, Loni-kalbhor, Pune ACHIEVEMENTS Know the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator, Autocad & 3DS Max Paper is my favourite meduim of exploration.

Part of the Installation Team in Quasar2014. Grade A in the Elementary & Intermediate Drawing Exams.

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