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INDEX AMPLIFYING THE

URBAN GREEN

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URBANISING THE SUBURBS

CASCADE GREENS

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PLACE MAKING IN A URBAN

HISTORIC LANSCAPE

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ACADEMY OF

ADVENTURE SPORTS

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STEEL INDUSTRY DESIGN

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COLLEGE OF NURSING

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super-luxury apartment design

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PERSONAL ENDEAVOURS

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AMPLIFYING THE

URBAN GREEN


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Urban Design Studio project at Georgia Tech

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1. Fire station park: Urban living room

EXISTING MOVEMENT

STAGE ONE : A PLACE TO BE The proposal adds seating and a sculptural attraction to make the place engaging and then add further infrastructure to make it permanent place to be by re-imaginig trees in an urban way that also work as water-catchers.

ACTIVITIES PROPOSED

MOVEMENT PREDICTED


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the gateway

STAGE TWO : A WAY THROUGH The park is amplified by taking over the underused slip lane and traffic island, making the twopart park into a gateway that is further amplified by the addition of more reimagined trees. The idea of re-imagining the tree not only attracts people to take a closer look but also works as an arched gateway that anounces you into the place.

Bird’s-eye view of the park


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The park as seen from the street


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CHANGING USES: ONE TO MANY To transform an underused entrance plaza of a metro station into the lungs of he area with the formation of a garden that not only breaths fresh life into the almost empty area but also compliments the arts scene that seeds itself from a street that leads to the station through its interactive light and media displays.

IDENTIFYING KEY ACTIVITIES

RECONFIGURING THE PROGRAM

WEAVING MOVEMENT IN THE PROGRAM


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2. GARNETT STATION: COLOUR GARDEN

CONFIGURING ACTIVITES ON EXISTING FLOOR GRID The fastest, easiest, cheapest way of development was to change least opssible things. Having received a 5’ X 5’ floor grid ready on site, Activity spaces were shaped to form a modular layout.


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VIBRANT A-CROSS SECTIONS A change in level of the walkway, A path winding around a beautiful flower bed, A bench in the middle of aromatic wild flowers, Performance stage and stepped sitting in middle that overlooks a giant media screen, All found in the same available width brings in opportunities for different types of interactions and experience making it vibrant ALL A-CROSS.

Section A - A

Section B - B


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After


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After


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URBANISING THE SUBURBS

CASCADE GREENS

View of the community courtyard that commemorates the existing trees.


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Urban Design Studio project at Georgia tech

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PROPOSE DENSITY

CELEBRATE TREES

AIM : To bring density to the scattered form of suburbs so as to cater to Atlanta’s projected tripling population. CREARE PUBLIC SPACE

With its proximity to the highway and America’s love for cars, Cascade Greens can be the dense urban entry in the suburban residential market. All the while taking care of not harming any of the trees on the site.


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BUILDING TYPES EXPLORED: To strategically insert more density into a suburban setting a drastic change in the morphology had to be avoided and therefore a mix of ‘cottage courts’ as buffer were used and further densified into ‘townhouses’ and ‘Live-work units’ along the main road. The density through this was gradually changed to merge in the surrounding while presenting itself as an urban development from the front .


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A community in most cases is defined by its streets. The streetscape in Cascade Greens varies from a typical urban to suburban character. Ranging from a typical section (2) of townhouses on both sides to a promenade (3), we tried to open them up to a public space on one side almost everywhere (1).


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DEFINING SPACES WITH TREES


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Section showing change from a suburban to urban setting


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PLACE MAKING IN A URBAN

HISTORIC LANSCAPE Urban Re-Design Competition entry (team of 6)


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THE CITY : PUNE, INDIA A historical city with such an umbilcal cord, a place where there is a strong connection between the past and the present. Twin image: quintessence of Maharashtrian culture versus a modern indian metropolis.

THE SITE Length: 267 metres. Land-use: Majorly commercial, also religious and residential. Regional significance: Caters mostly to women’s needs. Cultural Significance: 250 yr old Ram temple, a religious centre. Major issues: Loss of heritage and character due to careless commercialization.

ISSUES OF TIME

ISSUES OF PLACE

Commercial importance but lack of awareness about cultural and structural heritage.

Encroachment on the streets by hawkers and street vendors.


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ISSUES OF PEOPLE No formal organisation of the market, shop owners themselves arrange the streets as per convenience.

ACTIVITY MAGNET


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SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF THE SITE

BUILT-UP SPACES OPEN SPACES

FIGURE GROUND RELATIONSHIP STUDY

RESIDENTIAL EATERIES COMMERCIAL PUBLIC SPACE

LAND USE AND OCCUPANCY STUDY STUDY

RESTORE RE-CONSTRUCT FACADE TREATMENT RETROFIT

IDENTIFYING TARGET AREAS AND ACTIONS


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THE RE-DESIGN

Street Infrastructure development and Facade Treatment

Obsolete buildings demolished to ceratre public spaces.

Retrofitting of unused buildings to accomodate street vendors.


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ACADEMY OF

ADVENTURE SPORTS

View of the facility overlooking the administrative complex and the waterfront in the distance


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Undergraduate Thesis

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION With increasing proffessional interest in adventure sports in India, there is an increase need for training facilities with qualified instructors and support staff to cater to the needs of the athletes and tourists. Thus a comprehensive Academy of Adventure Sports. Location : Khadakwasla, Pune, India. Sorrounded by many tourist adventure destinations. Next to a military water sports training facility that is host to national water-sports competitions. Training facility for athletes and instrucutors.

PRIMARY DESIGN CONCEPT GREEN ROOFS : Building design and construction in India is done with two major goals, ease of construction and longetivity, thus making everything look similar and bland while having a major impact on the environment. The use of green roofs being proven to have a positive impact on the microclimate, the project aims to be an example to promote the same.


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ACTIVITY - USER RELATIONSHIPS EXPLORED


34 ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION (Ground floor) Administrative offices, Staff living quarters, cafeteria, Lounge, Convenience store.

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION (First floor) Athlete dorms, Bath, toilets, laundry, etc.

TRAINING SECTION Classrooms, Training hall, Gym, Health center, Boat house.


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THE MASTERPLAN


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STEEL INDUSTRY DESIGN Professional work at Apte Sane & Associates, Pune

Elevation of the Steel industry factory + office building.


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PROJECT DESCRIPTION Worked in the capacity of the Project Architect, Dealt with an un-even site with respect to the area and topography, the project focused on creating maximum usable area for the factory taking its future expansion into consideration and adequate space for its administration. Circulation being an important aspect of design of the buildings and the campus.

FACTORY - FLOOR

FACTORY - OFFICE

WORKER’S UTILITY - GROUND FLOOR

WORKER’S UTILITY - FIRST FLOOR


39 SCHEDULE OF SPACES 1. Factory Building 2. Office 3. Future expansion 4. Guest house 5. Gate office 6. parking 7. Worker’s Entry

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AREA STATEMENT 1. Factory floor: 2. Worker’s utility: 3. Office: 4. Guest house: 5. Gate office:

19,784 Sq.ft. 5,107 Sq.ft. 4,649 Sq.ft. 3,139 Sq.ft. 364 Sq.ft.

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COLLEGE OF NURSING Professional work at Apte Sane & Associates, Pune

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Worked on Conceptualization and initial design, Located in a rural landscape, the project focused on sustainability and use of locally available materials and man-power, while representing the intent of growth and development of the area through its aesthetics.


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FIRST FLOOR

GROUND FLOOR

Elevation of the College of Nursing.

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super-luxury apartment design Internship at ‘Architect Hafeez Contractor’, Mumbai. WORK DESCRIPTION Was involved in design and conceptualization of the projects followed by 3D modelling and preparing working drawings in Revit, presentations followed by site supervision.

Views of duplex apartments in DB Paradise Towers, Mumbai

Sectional Axon of DB Paradise Towers, Mumbai


43 View of the TurfView - Luxury tower, Mumbai

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PERSONAL ENDEAVORS

FURNITURE DESIGN


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PERSONAL ENDEAVORS

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