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TANVI SHARMA

RICE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE


RESUMĂŠ TANVI SHARMA TANVI.SHARMA@RICE.EDU 832.794.2759

WILL RICE COLLEGE 6330 MAIN STREET HOUSTON, TX 77005

EDUCATION

BA Architectural studies & BArch, Rice University, expected May 2013 &2015 IB Diploma, United World College of SE Asia, May 2009

EXPERIENCE

K2LD, SINGAPORE, SUMMER 2012 Worked on model making, diagrams, program studies and presentations for clients SEZA, MUMBAI, INDIA, SUMMER 2011 Worked mostly on rendering with Rhino and V-ray as well as AutoCAD drawings for the firm RED BULL INDIA, MUMBAI, INDIA, SUMMER 2010 Learned marketing, advertising and communication strategies with target audience AUROVILLE ARCHITECTURE, PONDICHERRY, INDIA, SUMMER 2008 MANDAVILLE DESIGN INC., DELHI, INDIA, SUMMER 2008 URVASHI VANVARIA, MUMBAI, INDIA, SUMMER 2008 Shadowed architects and interior designers to gain exposure to architectural practice SIR SPEEDY, TAIPEI, TAIWAN, SUMMER 2008 Graphic designing internship with designer, Roma Mehta

SKILLS

Rhinoceros | V-Ray Rendering | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe InDesign | AutoCAD | Model making

ACTIVITIES

PHOTOGRAPHY Founder and president of photography club at Rice University Paid photographer for school newspaper Selected judge for study abroad photography competition RICE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Participated in manual construction Drawings for the Centinnial house design CULTURALS COMMITTEE HEAD Organized and executed several cultural events for my residential college COMPETITIVE BHANGRA DANCE TEAM CAPTAIN Competed and placed in several competitions in and outside Texas


CONTENTS Mass Housing, 2012 Study of systems and economies of scale

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Silodam, 2012 Mass housing case study by MVRDV

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Department Store, 2012 Formal study and design in Madrid

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Madrid Case Studies, 2012 Various projects in Madrid

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Environmental Education Center, 2011 Study of landscaping and contextual design

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Parc de la Villette, 2011 Case study by Bernard Tschumi

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Fish Market, 2011 Study of structures

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Clinton Library, 2011 Case study by Polshek Partnership

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Library, 2010 Study in conceptual design

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Library Case Studies, 2010 Various case studies

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Esherick House, 2009 Case study by Louis Kahn

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Motorcycle Museum, 2010 Study in spatial design

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Student Center Design Competition, 2012 Voluntary school-wide competition entry

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K2LD Architects, 2012 Summer internship in Singapore

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SEZA, 2011 Summer internship in Mumbai

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Rice Centennial House, 2011 Rice Habitat house drawings

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MASS HOUSING

TANVI SHARMA & BRIANNA ROGERS SEMESTER 7 STUDIO ALBERT POPE Situated in the fifth ward in Houston, Albert Pope’s aimed to provide a solution to the housing problem of this low income neighborhood. The challenge here was to design a housing scheme which allowed for economies of scale while still incorporating an element of differentiation and individualization. The whole project was done with a partner over the entire semester including a precedent study.

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SILODAM

To begin looking at mass housing projects, my partner and researched the Silodam by MVRDV. Silodam operates at four major scales, starting from a whole, split into four functionally independent buildings separated by cores, divided further by circulation and neighborhoods and finally into units. The unit types are based on their location and the neighborhoods they are part of.

Whole

Four buildings Program

LOFTS

GYMNASIUM

HUTS

PATIO

HOBBY

X-HOUSE

UNITE

PANORAMA PANORAMA

SENOR

HOBBY

VALERIUS PLEIN VENETIAN WINDOW

BALCONY SENOR

MAISONETTE OFF-BEAT 3 ROOM PANORAMA

GARDEN HOUSE

STUDIOS

LIVE & WORK

STUDIOS

WORKLOFT

3 BEDROOMFLAT

MARINA

LIVE & WORK LOFT

HALL + TRAY STORAGE

DOORZON FAMILY HOUSE

Apartheid?

expensive category housing

offices and workshops

entrance and storage

middle category housing

cheap category housing

Neighborhoods

Units

Type 1: Exterior corridor

Type 2: Unite

Type 3: Double height corridor 07


System of built parcels

The site was a piece of land, 3000’x3000’, in the fifth ward in Houston. In order to tackle such a large site, we abstracted it into a 10x10 grid, called “non-site.” On this, we introduced an abstract system which could be repeated and multiplied.

Bar aligned to the left pushes all open built parcel space to the right creating a “tower and park” situation.

Middle alignment segregates space within parcel, dividing it along an axial line.

Bar aligned to the right operates in the same fashion as an alignment to the left and can be used interchangeably.

L aligned to the left and occupying the whole parcel marks its own open space and has a more distinct directionality.

L in the center and facing the right, while still marking its own open space, also divides the parcel into two open space parts

L in the center and facing the left accomplishes the same effect as the L above with a different directionality.

Building form


The building form brackets the clusters created by the system of built parcels using bar and L shaped buildings. A cluster of three was chosen to be developed further such that all levels of clusters overlapped in the frame. The buildings then reflect the clusters through a banding system on the exterior. The circulation and units within the buildings respond to this banding system so the scales carry from 2D on the ground plane to 3D within the buildings.

Group 2 - house scale apartments Group 3 - double-height hallway Group 5 - shared amenities Group 4 - shared lounges Group 6 - public access

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24 6 3 5 4 3 6 2

Group 2 - house scale apartments Group 3 - double-height hallway Group 5 - shared amenities Group 4 - shared lounges Group 6 - public access

5

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3 2 4 6

3 2 6 3 2 6 4

24 6 3

4

3 2 6

6 3 2

5

4

Elevation

24 6 3

5

24 6 4

3 2 6

6 3 2

5

4

43 24 6 3

4

3 2 6

6 3 2

5

3 2

24 6 3

5

4 4

3 2 6

6 3 2

4

Elevations

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3 2 6

4

Circulation


Each pair shares parking spaces which draws members of the smallest cluster together

Clusters of three share a playground which brings families within each triplet together

Swimming pools exist in each cluster of four which allows people within clusters of four to interact

Members of each cluster of six are brought together by a shared plaza

Clusters

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Units

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Differentiation exists within buildings such that the units become more and more public moving down the floors. The top two floors serve the most isolated inhabitants such as independent families in a double storey apartment. Next, apartment units share a double height corridor which allows people on both floors to interact with each other. Lower floors have public lounges and spaces for shared amenities, and voids allowing people direct public access. The lounges also are physical voids which allow interaction between building pairs.

Outdoor hallway


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+6

+4

Site Plan

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+2

+1

Community Gardens 07


DEPARTMENT STORE SEMESTER 6 STUDIO TROY SCHAUM

The site for this studio was in Madrid, Spain, so the studio researched and studied a lot of the existing local architecture ranging from ancient mosques to modern markets and infrastructural projects. The first half also included a visit to the site around El Matadero. Design in this studio focused on formal strategies and exploring the potential of abstract forms. The project was a local chain of department stores called El Corte Ingles.

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MADRID

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UN Security Building, NY 1950

Abalos y Herreros

typical mosque

Chase Building, NY 1966

typical basilica

Stock Exchange, Montreal 1961

Torres Bioclimaticas 2001-06

cordoba mosque

Cordoba Mosque

La Gran Via

Barcelo Market 17


Terrace Program Ground

Formal Strategy The design of the El Corte Ingles department store was done as a formal exercise, by performing three operations to their extreme on a simple volume and then multiplying one selected mutated module. The design thus remains independent of site and introduces a social aspect to the store through shared public space.

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Late Program Main Entrances

Circulation

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+19

+17

+8

+4

+0

Plan cuts

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0 5

Site Plan

10

20m

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A

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5

10

20m

0

5

10

20m

0

5

10

20m

Roof Plan

By lifting the buildings above ground, a sheltered spaces is provided with two open courtyards. The shear allows for displays and interaction with the interior of the buildings before entering them. The buildings are connected from within but on selected floors such that customers wander around a large portion of the store.

A

A

+8 Plan

1 Indoor playground 2 Reading space 3 Inaccessible display 4 Theater/auditorium 5 Accessible display 6 Food court seating

3 5 3

2

4

3

3

A

1

6 A

3

+4 Plan

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER SEMESTER 5 STUDIO SPENCER PARSONS

This studio worked on a relatively large site, for its program, next to the Buffalo Bayou in Houston. The project was aimed more at landscape design than building design and took advantage of its context. The goal was to create a learning environment as well as a public space.

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PARC DE LA VILLETTE

Points represent the event spaces in the park. A grid of “follies”, or red cubes form versatile spaces that can take shape of multiple programs as needed.

Lines represent the circulation. Two main circulation paths cut a cross into the site based on the existing canal through the site and the two metro stations on the North and south end of the site. The rest of the curvilinear paths connect and intersect the various programs in the park. Also referred to as “movement”.

Planes are the open fields. Highly geometrical in form, the fields are used for large, open-air programs such as an outdoor movie theater and hosting a submarine. They are simply large, open playing fields. Also referred to as “space”.

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As an exercise in landscape design and contextual response, this project engages the bayou and takes advantage of its view of downtown through elevated piers extending over the water. The piers are extensions of vertical divisions along the north-south axis of the site. 6

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6

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The south half of the site is designed for outdoor classrooms and relaxation park spaces while the north half is a large public plaza accommodating farmers markets and other such programs. The intersection of the two is where the buildings are placed. The building form is rotated to match the two grids on either side of the site.

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6 4

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Public +2

Research +2 12 12

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12

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12 4

4 4

10 11

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4

Admin +1

Research +1

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Public +1 8

3

10

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2 8

9 2

2

7

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3

1

1

Research +0

15

14

Admin +0

Public +0


A

B 3

2

1

4

5

B

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8

6

A

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FISH MARKET SEMESTER 4 STUDIO GORDON WITTENBERG

This studio centered around structure and repitition through case studies such as the Clinton Library in Arkansas, and the design of a fish market in Galvestion, TX. Being a very simple and open program, the focus was on the vertical and roof structure.

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CLINTON LIBRARY

3D Model - 3’ long

Model Details

Original 31


Transport live

Fin fish

Shrimp

Catch fish Oysters

Crabs

Fish Processing

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Stun Transport frozen

Sell Scaling Grading

Boil on board

Sort and pack in ice

Freeze on board

Thaw

Sort by size

Hide from light and wind

Washing

Boil

Deheading and gutting

Peel

Filleting

Separating meat and packing

Shrimp: 50%

Pack

Cool

Distribute live Kill before boiling

Clean shell

Boil with salt water

Finfish: 5% Oysters: 10%

Crab: 35% Remove meat from shell

Remove organs

Clean meat

Galveston Bay Fish Cool or freeze


Program

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Receiving

Processing

Selling

Managing/Storing


The design included a thorough research of the fish industry in Galveston and around the world: from what fish are gathered to how they are processed. The design of the structure is based on this linear processing system to selling the fish. The roof reflects this linear system and allows for natural lighting and ventilation.

NW

Roof structure

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SE


A

B

B

A

5

10

20

40

Ground floor plan

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LIBRARY

SEMESTER 3 STUDIO NEYRAN TURAN This studio was about diagramming and conceptual design. Case studies such as the Prada store in Tokyo and OMA’s Tres Grande Bibliotheque looked at certain concepts used to design the volumes. The design of the library, similarly began with an abstract conceptual design which was then converted to a functional building.

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CASE STUDIES

Prada Store, Herzog and de Meuron. Diagrid envelop with piercing, occupiable tubes for offices.

Tres Grande Bibliotheque, OMA. Floating voids among stacked floors and structure which hold program.

Utrecht University Library, Wiel Arets. Large volumes floating in the building with atriums allowing visibility and interaction as well as natural lighting.

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Books embedded in walls of architecture

Books, reading space and walls create space

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Central united reading space

Segregated spaces for more books

Central books and public space

13thC

16thC

18thC

Today

1254

115AD Architecture

Books embedded in walls reading in the center

Book storage

Public space


This project introduces a new typology in the history of typologies used for libraries where public spaces, such as lecture halls and exhibition spaces are set in the center of two cores, the books wrap around these cores and private reading spaces wrap around those directly connected to the outside. Inverting these programs introduces a new idea of interaction of public and private and how libraries function as much more public spaces today. Public is also engaged through the lifting of one edge of the building and shifting the ground plane to invite visitors to pass through, if not enter the building.

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A

A

B

B

B

B

Ground

A

Ground 5’ 10’ 20’

A

5’ 10’

20’

+3

+2

+3

+2

+1

-1

+1

-1

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The program given for this project includes reading rooms, auditoriums, event spaces, offices, reception area and gallery spaces. As one of the earliest studios, other considerations included fire stairs, elevators and handicap accessibility. On a site of 215’x135’, conceptually, the private programs in the building rises in a cloud-like manner around two central cores which house the more public programs such as event spaces and auditoriums.


Branch Manager’s office Librarian’s office Meeting room

Studio Studio Meeting room

Staff lounge Reading rooms Reading room

Media room

Children’s room

Criculation desk Auditorium

Book Store

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FRESHMAN YEAR DANNY SAMUELS NONYA GRENADER

Freshman studio worked on various small scale studies in 2D and culminated in the design of a small motorcycle museum. The museum design was an exercise in implementing spatial studies with considerations of basic structure and stairs and ramps. The Esherick House, by Louis Kahn was an exercise in research as well as model building and hand drawings.

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ESHERICK HOUSE This group project during freshman year was a study of Louis Kahn’s Esherick House. The project honed skills such as model building and hand sketching as well as working with a group of people.

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Over the course of two months during freshman studio, this project, a motorcycle museum, introduced basic spatial problems. On a square 48’x48’ site, this building creates a central atrium space with rotated U-shape floors. This allows visibility across floors, with the offices placed on the top floor to allow for privacy.

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A

B

B

A

Roof

0 1

5

South Elevation

10 feet

0 1

5

10 feet

0 1

5

10 feet

0 1

5

10 feet

0 1

5

10 feet

A

4

B

B

3

1

Floor Plan 3

2

A 0 1

5

North Elevation

10 feet

1 Mo's office 2 Admin 3 Coffee bar 4 Library

A

1

B

B

Floor Plan 2

A 0 1

5

Section AA

10 feet

1 Display area

A

1

B

2

Floor Plan 1 Axonometric

0 1

5

10 feet

3

4

A 0 1

5

10 feet

B

Section BB

1 Reception 2 Display area 3 Bathroom 4 Storage

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STUDENT CENTER DESIGN COMPETITION TANVI SHARMA & CELINE ZHOU SCHOOL WIDE DESIGN COMPETITION HONORARY MENTION

The student center design competition was held by Rice University, open to all students. The rules were brief and open to interpretation. The design could be from scratch or modifications made to the existing buildings and the deliverables were self-determined.

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ORIGINAL PLANS

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

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Main entrance My partner and I proposed a design with modifications to the existing building rather than a completely new building. The current student center is an ad hoc addition of rooms and sections over time. Knowing the needs of students and staff working in the center, we shifted rooms and offices so they were clustered with other relevant program. A food court is suggested around the existing courtyard to form a singular social space.

North entrance

New office 54

Courtyard

Food court


Proposed level +2 KTRU

Office Office

Lobby

Confenrence Room Office

Storage

Lounge

Office

Proposed level +1

Reception

Club Office

Bookstore

Multi-Purpose Room

Recharge-U

Student Club Offices

Private Lounge

Stairs

Food

Restroom

Office

Elevator

Event Shop

Academic Advising

Copy Ceneter

Lobby O’Yeah Cafe

Courtyard Auditorium PDR

PDR

Coffee House

Sammy’s

Grand Hall

Courtyard

Chapel

Proposed ground plan 55


K2LD ARCHITECTS SUMMER 2012 INTERNSHIP SINGAPORE

In addition to a series of model building and detail drawing assignments, I worked on their first ever campus design project in China with a team of approximately 6 people. We dealt with very strict requirements, both by law and by the developers. A master plan was provided by the developers with the general placement of different programs on the site because the school is part of a larger development. I focussed on the dormitory specifically.

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The designated site was significantly smaller than the program required since it was meant to house 2062 elementary students as well as around a hundred teachers and their families, a cafeteria accommodating the entire population and a parking lot. All the buildings were raised above ground to allow for parking and bridges were added to the two academic buildings to increase floor area. I left the project still in its beginning stages of proposals.

RESEARCH

Division of program

Recreational

Residential

Academic

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SEZA

SUMMER 2011 INTERNSHIP MUMBAI, INDIA Seema Puri and Zarir Mullan’s office is a local architecture and interior design office. With only five architects, the firm works mostly on residential projects. Renderings and construction documents are outsourced.

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I was asked for input on minor design decisions such as screen details which I could test on the buildings with renderings and interiors as wells as patterns for non-accessible balconies on floors. The renderings were used as a method of testing and gauging proportions more than for presentation. Renderings for presentations were still done by a rendering specialist outside the firm.

During my one month internship there, I did not have the chance to interact with clients or see several stages of projects. I focused on quick test renderings for various design ideas as the only person in the office with the rendering software and knowledge.

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RICE CENTENNIAL HOUSE 2011 RICE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Rice Habitat for Humanity designed, raised money for, and helped build a Habitat house. As a member of Rice Habitat and as an architecture student, I helped the architects with renderings and drawings for the project.

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For Rice University’s 100th anniversary celebration, the Rice Habitat for Humanity chapter proposed a Rice Centennial House as a gift from Rice to a Habitat for Humanity family. The house was designed by Rice MArch students and built by Rice students. As a member of Rice Habitat, I not only helped with the physical construction of the house, but also with the renderings and drawings of the house in its design phase. The house itself is an innovative design for Habitat because of its truss system and sustainability while still remaining within an $85,000 budget.

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Undergraduate Portfolio  

Architectural works from four years of Rice Univerisity undergraduate course.

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