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Architecture Portfolio VARALIKARAJ SINGH varalikarajsingh17@gmail.com


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SELECTED WORK 1

THE BOULEVARD

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THE MONASTIC FIRE STATION

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THE ZIGGURAT

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GEOMETRIC MODELING

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G LO W WO RKS HO P

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RE P RE S E NTATI O N

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FABRI CATI O N

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C H A N D A N P U R A FA R M H O U S E

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TATA P O W E R S

TALE OF TWO CITIES : RE-IMAGINING THE I-375 FREEWAY

WEAVING- GH STADIUM SHELL - GH AIRPORT LOBBY- GH FACES- Zbrush

REMOTE LIGHT

TELE_PRINTING BETWEEN FRAMES COLOR BOUNDARIES

ON REPEAT DOUBLE DIPPING


PROPOSITION


T H E B O U L E VA R D

TALE OF TWO CITIES : RE-IMAGINING THE I-375 FREEWAY Instructor: Christina Hansen & Stevin Lewis Group: Benjamin Peace & Varalikaraj Singh I 375 has produced detrimental cut in the urban fabric of Detroit. What was once thriving cultural hub for African American communities was deemed a road block for the growth of Detroit. Ironically i375 bled the city of growth and population, leaving behind those Detroit labeled as detriments, to single handedly keep Detroit prevalent. The removal of I 375 present opportunity to heal the community and create a space to reconnect the city. The idea is to weave back the urban tissue and revitalize the culture of the community. Through development at urban side we begin translating the energy from the urban side of the city to the residential side. The removal of the abandon building and reinventing the facades of the parking and merging the city into a whole, through a communal public realm.


This project challenges the Department of Transportation’s proposal for an 8 lane boulevard with a playful exploration of the possibility of a park to union the two sides. Mapping the energy and history of the site reveals potential for a common space designed for the downtown to the West, and the existing residences to the East. The project installs four vertical towers with public programming as catalysts for the part.

Existing Conditions

Proposed Urban infill

Identifying Urban Edges

Extensions of Bike Park

Connecting New Parks

Identifying Shared Spaces

New Public Walk

New Urban Footprint


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1) Removal of the I-375 Highway 2) Reconnecting Existing Road 3) Developing the new boulevard as a shared interstitial park surrounded by new architecture

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The communal realm known as “The Boulevard�, consist of four towers, pyramids, and parks which caters to different public activities. The vast underground contains parking, public mover and station. -The towers consist of Urban Agriculture Farm, Activity Centre for the community, Museum of History and Science and Public food court -The Pyramids connects the underground to the park and also acts like light well for underground parking and station -The Parks consist of basket ball courts, skating rink and a variety of landscaped gardens catering to offices and residences situated around the Jewel

Master Plan


Program Diagrams

Basketball Court

Landscaped and hardscape garden

Pyramid: Connecting parking to the park

Landscaped garden: Sitting area

Landscaped garden with mounds

Kiosk and playing area


Views


INSTITUTION

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T H E M O N A S T I C F I R E S TAT I O N Instructor: McLain Clutter This fire station seeks to provide spaces of retreat for the fire fighters. First, by removing them from the stress of their jobs and the surrounding urban context, and then re-introducing the surrounding contexts to provide controlled, meditative, experiences. Inspired by monastic architecture, the building consist of three volumes which creates a calming effect by forcing the user to look into sky and certain area of the site which secludes the user from the context and creating an environment of its own. There is an outer skin, which wraps around to form one unit as a whole. This skin is punctured in an informed way such that users are forced to look upon only certain parts of the downtown and draws the attention of the onlookers as well. The brise soleil which run around the skin gets intensified at certain area to restrict the vision while gets loose at few area to draw attention and creating an enigmatic effect on the onlookers as well as they highlight the fenestration.


Skylight

Fenestration looking into vista

Fenestration w.r.t the tree belt Fenestration looking into trees Window looking into Red brick wall Fenestration looking into trees

Urban Context Services

Kitchen & Dinning Fire Station Storage

Dorm Vertical Circulation Gym & training center Vertical Circulation Conference Room

Apparatus Bay Courtyard

Office

Spatial Functionality


Section of the Fire Station


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First Floor Plan

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HOUSING


T H E Z I G G U R AT Instructor: De Peter Yi Group: John Schoonmaker, Karan Nashine & Varalikaraj Singh Walkthrough: https://youtu.be/D-4qKDcQFr4 The Ziggurat seeks to mitigate the discrepancies between Detroit’s traditional solution to multi-family housing and its current trend of mid-rise development. Detroit, after all, is a city of neighborhoods. Acres upon acres of it is filled with single-family homes. However, the erasure that has taken place in these neighborhoods over the past few decades is readily apparent. Visiting the majority of Detroit’s neighborhoods reveals row after row of vacant houses and empty lots. In an effort to restructure its housing stock, the city is supporting the development of new, mid-rise housing projects. There is an ongoing attempt to add density in strategic locations across the city. However, it is important to pause and take stock of what may be lost in this transition to higher density living. What happens to the elements of housing that are incongruent with mid-rise housing typologies? What happens to front porches, lawns, or sidewalks? Do these spaces, unifying elements of the city’s historic residential landscape, simply vanish? The Ziggurat serves as an attempt to integrate these would-be forgotten elements into a contemporary, mid-rise housing typology.


Loop- One (Interior)


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Loop- Two (Exterior)

Unit Axons: a&b) Single Family c) Senior Living


The Front-yard in-front of the Apartment creating a dialogue between the neighbours.

Observing the courtyard below.


107.5’

84.5’

64.5’

44.5’

24.5’

4.5’

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B


SCRIPTING & SCULPTING


GEOMETRIC MO DE LI N G WEAVING- GH STADIUM SHELL - GH AIRPORT LOBBY- GH FACES- Zbrush Instructor: Mark Mier Software Used: Rhino 3D, Grasshopper & Zbrush Digital modeling is a tool for architectural and industrial design. Here different grasshopper scripts have been used to generate parametric forms as well as 2D and 3D geometries. During the course multiple parametric forms were explored among which few are Weaving, Stadium Shell and Airport Lobby. Zbrush has been investigated as tool to sculpt organic forms, project name is Faces.


Airport Lobby


Stadium Shell


Study & Process

Casting and Fabrication

Simulation & Result


G LO W W OR K SH OP REMOTE LIGHT ANGLED Instructor: Cathlyn Newell Group: Karan Nashine, Nikita Somashekar & Varalikaraj Singh Movie: https://youtu.be/8s4BWDBblts A semester-long investigation of how light and matter relate to architecture and its sites. We developed a building block for researcher’s residence, which were made of Plaster of Paris and had through and through voids filled with resin and glow in the dark resin. These voids were carefully carved, in-order to control the way light is directed towards the interior of a space. During the day, the space was lit up while during the night, the block radiates light to help the occupants orient themselves.


Color Boundaries

Between Frames


RE P RE S EN TAT ION TELE_PRINTING BETWEEN FRAMES COLOR BOUNDARIES

Instructor: Jeffrey Halstead, Hans Peter Tursack & Ana Morcillo Pallares Software Used: Rhino 3D & Adobe Suite Tele-Printing: The idea was to employ a series of translation tactics to create pseudo Dot Matrix renderings. During the process, rules were borrowed from Eisenman’s House VI. Four oblique models were generated and used in creation and removal of digitally rendered information. Moving through projections and abstraction to representation, “Tele-prints” obfuscates process; relocating and garnering new identities for imagery. Between Frame: It is an art piece, which is a re-interpretation of a house facade by Ishii Kazuhiro. The elevation was abstracted into simple geometries. Further, reconstructed into compositional logic to accommodate a square. The elevation was re-imagined as a series of eight stacked layers. Team: Nora Begin & Varalikaraj Singh Color Boundaries: Inspired by Paul Cezanne’s unique and new articulation in painting. Color Boundaries explore color areas which produce both distinct and indistinct endings with or without boundaries as means of plastic organization


Double Dipping


FAB R I CAT I ON ON REPEAT DOUBLE DIPPING

Instructor: Jeffrey Halstead, Dan Tish & Viola Ago Software Used: Rhino 3D & Adobe Suite Group: Multiple Colaberation Fabrication Machine Used: Kuka Robot, CNC, Vacuum Forming Machine, Laser Cutter & Zund On Repeat: Faceted geometries still represent an important aspect of digital architectural fabrication from desktop to building scales today. The ability for faceted geometries to approximate complex forms through an assembly of planar surfaces makes it an obvious choice for building construction, but also finds resonance in the topological structure of digital mesh geometries. A tool set of computational manipulations in Rhino, Grasshopper, and Pepakura is used in production of the digital geometries as well as their translation into 2D cut files. A custom-built surficial growth algorithm is used to produce rich yet convoluted surfaces to push the limitations of these 3D to 2D to 3D translations. Double Dipping: Focuses on CNC Routing, vacuum forming and hydraulic dipping by Kuka Robot as a mean of unifying a collection of objects into a single continuous surface. The design ambition of double dipping is to create a close relationship between sculptural qualities of object and compositional qualities of collage. The design proposal is made by amassing objects together and sectioning out rectangular slice of the “pile�; removing textural implications and generating areas of formal ambiguity. This form is fabricated as a CNC milled mold and used to produce a series of thermoformed relief/low-relief models. Further hydraulic dipping is used to render/paint it by using Kuka Robot.

On Repeat


Views- Interiors

Foundation Layout C2 SC F2

7 2825

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DETAIL 2 - FOUNDATION DETAIL FOR Detail-2 Foundation Detail for Staircase STAIRCASE

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BRICK WORK

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CHANDANPURA HOUSE

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DETAIL 1 - FOUNDATION

Detail-1 Foundation Detail forFIRE FirePLACE Place Section DETAIL FOR PCC BED

BHOPAL

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ARCHINOVA

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DETAIL 1 - FOUNDATION DETAIL FOR FIRE PLACE

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CENTRE LINE PLAN 1 SCALE - 1:100

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ARCHINOVA DESIGN GROUP

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CHANDANPURA FARMHOUSE Worked Under: Deepak Srivastava, Archinova Design Group. India The house is built on a 1 Acre plot on a plateau with dense mixed flora; located in the outskirts of Bhopal City. This is a house designed for a sybaritic lifestyle. It is a place to relax, entertain and indulge in pleasure and passion. The house is designed keeping in mind its main activity of entertaining guests. A large single space with high ceiling, houses the drawing, dining and a study. A wide veranda connects these spaces to the landscaped garden beyond. The veranda is protected by large overhang of the roof and slatted wooden folding braise sole. The house is designed such that, all the bedrooms are on one side which forms a restricted and personal space for the family.


TATA P O W E R S MEETING ROOM

Worked Under: H.Lohith, CRN Architects & Engineer The concept derivation for this meeting room was continuity in chaos. The kingfisher blue wood paneling continues right from the ceiling to the front wall. The haphazard arrangement of the rectangular lacquered glass gives a direction and gives a sense of continuity. The acoustical panel are arranged in a manner that it sync in with the theme of the room and complements it. The white is maintained all throughout the rooms in order to accentuate the dark colors used for the paneling.


TATA P O W E R : E M S B L O C K Worked Under: H. Lohith, CRN Architects and Engineers, India This project aims to integrate factory and office area together in a way that it compliment each other and breaks the stereo type image of the industrial campus. The client required: -Neoclassical design infusing elements of Greek and Roman Architecture -Marriage of brief and requirement -Giving new face to Indian industrial area


Head Room Parapet

Column Detail

+861.15 (21.4)

Parapet Wall +860.40m Plan of Column C1 at +19.00m lvl

Terrace Floor +858.75m

Third Floor +854.75m

Second Floor +850.75m Plan of Column C1 at +5.00m lvl

First Floor +846.75m

Plan of Column C1 at .75m lvl

Mezzanine Floor +842.45m FFL

+839.75 FRL +839.3

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

Column C1: Section A-A


Block Masonry Lintel Window Sill

Flat Arch Window Elevation

Flat Arch Window- Section

Outside

Flat Arch Window Plan

Detail- C

Curved Arch Block Masonry Lintel Window

Sill Beam To Detail

Curved Arch Window- Elevation

Window Detail GROUND FLOOR PLAN

Curved Arch Window- Section

Outside

Curved Arch Window- Plan

Detail- A


Plan

Elevation


TATA P O W E R : C A N T E E N Worked Under: H. Lohith, CRN Architects and Engineers, India The Canteen building aims to suffice the requirement of thousand people at once, the client demanded for an attractive and highly lit space. In order to maintain the architectural language in the complex, the amalgamation of glazing with neoclassical form has been done. The inspiration was taken from ISCON temple, which has beautifully amalgamated contemporary style of architecture with South Indian style. -The form of the entrance draws the attention of the passer by, the break in the facade at the entrance makes it more inviting and approachable.


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