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VIDHI THAKKAR CONTACT 11.15.1997 +91 9428919407 vidhi.thakkar15@gmail.com 10, Jeevan Asha Society, Near Shyamal Row Houses, Ahemdabad, India. Pin Code: 380015 vidhi_thakkar

PROFILE An ambitious, propelled and energized architecture student. Currently in the 4th year, seeking a position as an Architectural Intern in a firm that provides engaging and challenging work environment. Along with having a practical approach while problem solving, I believe in striving to create a user-friendly environment and have a flair for detail in documentation. This portfolio is a compilation of both academic as well as co-curricular works to showcase my growth and develpoment in the last four years.


EDUCATION Bacherlor of Architecture Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University 2015-On Going

Higher Secondary School

St. Xavier’s Hitgh School, Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad 2013 - 2015

Secondary School

Delhi Public School, Bopal, Ahmedabad 2001 - 2013

ACHIEVEMENTS Photography

Awarded the First Prize by Sir B.V. Doshi in the annual photogrpahy exhibition at Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University. •Experience: Year 2013: Trained under Mr. Ketan Modi Year 2016-’17: Trained under Mr. Pramanand Dalwadi

Table Tennis

• National Level Table Tennis Player • Attended an Inernational training camp at ICC Table Tennis Cener, Calfarnia, USA • Executive Head of Nirma Sports Association (Year: 2016-’17, 2017-’18) • Captain of Nirma University •Brought laurels in all the major national inter-university tournaments at IIM-A, PDPU, GNLU and DA-IICT since the past 4 years.

SOFTWARE SKILLS AutoDesk AutoCAD SketchUp Adobe Photoshop Adobe Indesign Revit VRAY Rhinoceros Grasshopper MS Office

ARCHITECTURAL COMPETENCE Model Making Sketching 3D Modeling Photography Graphic Design Photo Editing Presentation Hand Drafting

LANGUAGES KNOWN English Hindi Gujarati

INTERESTS

Travelling Photography Sketching Writing Table Tennis

RELATIVE STUDY PROGRAMMES Vanakbara, Diu | Dec 2015 Italy | July 2016 Jodpur, Rajasthan | Jan 2017 Delhi, Chandigarh, Agra | July 2017 Ahmedabad | Jan 2018

WORKSHOPS Roof Construction Workshop Graffiti Workshop Ceramic Workshop Painting Workshop Button Masala Workshop Brick-Arch Construction Workshop Furniture Design Workshop Photography Workshop

EMPLOYMENT Studio Eesthetics, Ahmedabad May-July 2017 Mit Projects, Ahmedabad May-July 2018


CONTENTS SELECTED STUDIO WORKS RESIDENCE

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HOUSING

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INSTITUTE

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CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS

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URBAN FORM

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OTHER WORKS

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RESIDENCE

Semester 3 | Fall 2016

Project Type: Residential Building Brief: Design of a house in stone, for an Architect’s family in the Mithakali region of Ahemdabad. Site Area: 1000 sq.m. Built Up Area: 350 sq.m. Ground Coverage: 230 sq. m.

Project Requirements: •Living Room •Dining Room •Kitchen •4 Bedrooms •Study Room/ Studio •Sit-Out Spaces

Project Brief: The Project was aimed at developing a house for an architect’s family. The structural materials are load bearing stone walls and concrete vaults. The site is located in a lush green linear plot of Maharshtra Society in the Mithakali region of Ahemdabad. The shape of the house is a derivation of the material used and in reference to the angle of the site boundary. The aim was to be true to the material stone and to create different spatial experieces through the process of designing. The design went about saving all the existing trees on the site, and using them as an element while intitating the process of designing.

Process Models


Ground Floor Plan


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Section through Vault

Section through the Staircase

Section through Windows in the Vault

Longitudnal section facing North

Sections


Understanding the Form 3D Model


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HOUSING

Semester 4 | Spring 2016

Conceptual Diagrams

Project Type: Instituitional Building Brief: Design a housing scheme Site Area: 15000 sq.m. Built Up Area: 8270 sq.m. Ground Coverage: 5250 sq. m. Project Brief: The Project was aimed at developing a low cost housing scheme in the region of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The site is surrounded by informal settlements towards the west, gated houses on the east and a hostel on the north. The context is largely influenced on the community and income. The project layout involves a main axis that goes north-south, secondary axis that goes west-east and other subsidiary roads. Considerations have been made for open “gathering� spaces that are largely required in such a context, and for the people to be together. The northern most region of the site is proposed for building an instituition- particularly, a temple and a community space. The building material is stone, due to ease of availibilty and other climatic benefits.

Site Features

Connectivity

Nodes

Road Network


Massing Layout


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Cluster Plan

Section through the Cluster

Design Brief: Creation of Informal Spaces at cluster level, along with creating open spaces at private level, in terms of backyards and frontyards. Few Clusters create possibilities of combined backyards, Whereas few open up to the Western side of the Site. All Clusters are different from each other, in order to achieve an organic layout.


Unit Desgin

Lowest Unit Area: 40-50 sq.m.

Middle Unit Area: 60-70 sq.m.

Highest Unit Area: 90-96 sq.m.


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INSTITUTE

OF DESIGN Semester 5 | Summer 207

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Project Type: Instituitional Building Brief: Design an institute for the Institute of Design, Nirma University Site Area: 15000 sq.m. Built Up Area: 8270 sq.m. Ground Coverage: 5250 sq. m. Project Requirements: •Studios: Design, Disruptive, Drawing •Workshops: Clay and Ceramic Wood and Bamboo Metal and Glass Paper and Textile •Exhibition and Jury Room •Lecture Halls •Admin •Recreational: Cafe Gathering Space Project Brief: The Project was aiat developing an institute for the upcoming school of design in the premises of Nirma University, Ahmedabad. The design is developed considering the requirements of the new institute and the existing context of the university. The site is enriched with lush green trees. The special features of the site includes an existing mound, over which the classrooms sit on an elevated plane. The existing site faces the issue of water logging, considering which, a water body is made as a recreational space for the students of the institute.

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A’ Ground Floor Plan

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3D Views B

Activities Near the the Waterbody

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View from the Passage

Siiting Space Outside the Cafe


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Secti

Section AA’

Section BB’

Section CC’


ions


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Top View


Stucture

Detailed view

Images of hand made model


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CONSTRUCTION DRAWING

Semester 6 | Spring 2018

Project Type: Residential Building Brief: To resolve and draft technical drawings and details of the residence designed earlier

Section


Site Plan

This studio focused on developing a complete set of construction drawings. It includes a basic set of drawings including Plans, Sections and Elevations, along with details of Kitchen, Toilet and Staircase. Other drawings such as Site plan (with drainage and electrical layout), and Door and Window Schedule. Extensive study for learning the material Stone had been carried out during the semester. The work displayed shows drawings done for a house designed in exposed-rubble masonry stone work.


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Site Plan

Ground Floor Plan


Sections

Cross Section

Longitudnal Section

Eleva tions

Wall Sections


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Toilet Plans with drainage, w

Staircase Plans

Stairc


water supply and other details.

case Section

Sections through the Kitchen


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URBAN FORM

Semester 6, Spring 2018

Project Type: Central Business District Brief: Designing the Urban Form of a proposed CBD in Ahemdabad. Site Area: 10000 sq.m. Location: Ashram Road, Ahmedabad Project Brief: The Project was aimed at developing a proposed CBD for the city of Ahmedabad, located on the Ashram Road. Ashram Road holds historical value in terms of being the first road towards the Eastern side of Ahemdabad. The patch of developed cuts through major roadsThe Metro line, Ashram Road and the Riverfront road. A Metro station has been proposed to develop in the coming years. The design involved giving Sky walks, and connecting the entire site, to the riverfront, through buildings a well as open spaces. All the buildings are majorly mixed use; the first few floors are commercial, and residences on the top. The deck level- where the sky walk is placed, will host public activites such as cafetrias and shopping.

Concept Model with Metro Station

Detailed Plan- Ground Floor


Master Plan

Model

Mixed-Use Buildings


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OTHER WORKS Top View of Model

Slice Model for the understanding a natural garlic through CT Scan and Laser Cutting

HSBC Bank, Hong Kong

Creating an Islamic Pattern in AutoCad


Structural Model of HSBC Bank, Hong Kong Area of study: Bridge High Rise System Material used: PVC

An object derivved out of permutation and combination of a specific set of commands in Rhino

Roof design for the street of Law Garden Softwares used: Rhino and Grasshopper

Steps involved for creation of the Pattern.


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RELATED STUDY PROGRAM Brahmapuri, Jodhpur December 2016

Documentation of Jodhpur The Site is located in the Brahmapuri region of the old city of Jodhpur. Sitting on the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort, the region is enriched with various factors that add to its beauty. The city of Jodphur is commonly known as the “Blue City� because of the colour of its wallsdone with lime plaster for cooling purposes. It has rich cultural heritage, and is a chosen spot for tourists across the world.

Street View

Rich Cultural Influence: A Lady sitting on the Otla of her house during the evening

The Blue City set against the Fort Wall


Measure Drawings

Key Plan of the Documented Area

SITE PLAN JODHPUR RSP.-3

Main Gate of entry to the CLuster

Sections

Ground Floor Plan


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RELATED STUDY PROGRAM Vanakbara, Diu December 2015

Documentation of Vanakbara The Site is located in the Brahmapuri region of the old city of Jodhpur. Sitting on the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort, the region is enriched with various factors that add to its beauty. The city of Jodphur is commonly known as the “Blue City� because of the colour of its wallsdone with lime plaster for cooling purposes. It has rich cultural heritage, and is a chosen spot for tourists across the world.

Context Plan


Measure Drawings

Detail of Bracket

Detail of Door


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RELATED STUDY PROGRAM Delhi | Chandigarh | Agra July 2017

Lotus Capital at Diwan-E--Khas, Fatehpur Sikri

Lotus Temple, New Delhi

Chandig

Le Corbusier C


garh Assem-

Center, Chandigarh

Lotus Temple, New Delhi

Jama Masjid, Delhi


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PHOTOGRAPHY Delhi | Chandigarh | Agra July 2017


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PHOTOGRAPHY Italy

July 2016


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ACHIEVEMENTS

Implementation of Staircase Design

Designed a Staircase for the Residence of Mr. R.G, Thakkar, in Ahmedabad, India Construction work in progress


View of the Stair Cabin through the Double Height - Living Room


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ACHIEVEMENTS

•Newspaper Clippings •Participation in Internat


tional Camp at USA •National Level Certificates Awarded by Padmashree B.V. Doshi for First prize in Photography Competition At Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University, India.

The Award-Winning Photo

Awarded by Former CM of Gujarat, Shri Anandiben Patel for First Prize in Gujarat State


VIDHI THAKKAR vidhi.thakkar15@gmail.com 15bar75@nirmauni.ac.in +91 9428919407

Architecture Portfolio  

Selected works from 2015-2018, at Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.

Architecture Portfolio  

Selected works from 2015-2018, at Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.

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