VIDHI THAKKAR CONTACT 11.15.1997 +91 9428919407 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Delhi Public School, Bopal, Ahmedabad 2001 - 2013
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
• 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
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
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.
Ground Floor Plan
Section through Vault
Section through the Staircase
Section through Windows in the Vault
Longitudnal section facing North
Understanding the Form 3D Model
Semester 4 | Spring 2016
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 â€œgatheringâ€? 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.
12 Cluster Desgin
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.
Lowest Unit Area: 40-50 sq.m.
Middle Unit Area: 60-70 sq.m.
Highest Unit Area: 90-96 sq.m.
OF DESIGN Semester 5 | Summer 207
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.
A’ Ground Floor Plan
3D Views B
Activities Near the the Waterbody
View from the Passage
Siiting Space Outside the Cafe
Images of hand made model
Semester 6 | Spring 2018
Project Type: Residential Building Brief: To resolve and draft technical drawings and details of the residence designed earlier
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.
Ground Floor Plan
Toilet Plans with drainage, w
water supply and other details.
Sections through the Kitchen
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
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.
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 â€œBlue Cityâ€? 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.
Rich Cultural Influence: A Lady sitting on the Otla of her house during the evening
The Blue City set against the Fort Wall
Key Plan of the Documented Area
SITE PLAN JODHPUR RSP.-3
Main Gate of entry to the CLuster
Ground Floor Plan
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 â€œBlue Cityâ€? 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.
Detail of Bracket
Detail of Door
RELATED STUDY PROGRAM Delhi | Chandigarh | Agra July 2017
Lotus Capital at Diwan-E--Khas, Fatehpur Sikri
Lotus Temple, New Delhi
Le Corbusier C
Lotus Temple, New Delhi
Jama Masjid, Delhi
PHOTOGRAPHY Delhi | Chandigarh | Agra July 2017
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
•Newspaper Clippings •Participation in Internat
tional Camp at USA â€˘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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org +91 9428919407
Selected works from 2015-2018, at Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.