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Sushant School of Art and Architecture

S-555, Greater Kailash - II New Delhi - 110048

vinayakmehra@live.com

English, Hindi, French

+91-0-9999669981

18 May 1994

4th Year

B.Arch Student

ACADEMICS

REFERENCES Prof. Amrita Madan amritamadan@ansaluniversity.edu.in

Professor, Sushant School of Art and Architecture

Mr. Amit Sarma amitsarma@ansaluniversity.edu.in

Practicing Architect, Spacial Analysis Consultant

Mr. Nitish Jain nitishjain.1303@gmail.com

Practicing Architect, B.Arch : Sushant School of Art and Architecture


EDUCATION August 2012-2017

Bachelor of Architecture Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, Haryana

May 2012

Senior Secondary School - CBSE Board - 86.2% Majored in Science with Engg. Graphics Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi

May 2010

Secondary School – CBSE Board – 8.6 CGPA Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi

PROFICIENCY

Autodesk Autocad

Google Sketchup

Model Making

Autodesk Revit

Lumion

Hand Drafting

Adobe Photoshop

V-ray

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Office


HOUSE DESIGN YEAR 1 SEMSESTER 2

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BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

MISCELLANEOUS


The objective of the studio was to design a house for oneself. The form was derived by first creating two dimensional compositions of positive and negative which were governed by a certain set of rules. These compositions were then spatially experimenting by making three dimensional models which resulted in the formation of the massing for our design.

Spatial Extrusion: The 2D compositions where extruded in a manner so as to form a cube of 300mm height. Each composition was extruded twice, once the positives where extruded and in the other half the negatives where extruded with voids in them. The idea was to form spaces within these settings. The spaces created in these models due to the voids on all faces of the cube where analysed with the help of sections to get a better understanding of the spaces formed in them. The positive extrusions formed the site for the project and the negative extrusion formed the form of the house to be designed that had to be scaled and fitted into the site as per requirement.

FRONT ELEVATION

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

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Positive and Negative: The aim of the exercise was to create 2D compositions of positive and negative and then later analysing on the basis of basic architecuture elements such as rhythm, datum, focus, symmetry, connectivity, etc.

EVATION (L)

TERRACE PLAN

SECTION AA’

SECTION DD’

SECTION FF’


Wai is a town in Maharashtra developed along the banks of the Krishna River. The aim of the studio was to formulate an understanding of the city planning of Wai and to study the construction methods of Wai in order to incorporate the existing materials and construction methods in our design process. The complex designed is a mixture of retail and cottage industry which houses the manufacturing and retail of Himroo sarees, Kohlapuri chappals and jewelery.

FORM DEVELOPMENT

Iteration 1: Blocks placed to form multiple axis in order to form a relation with the other side of the river

Iteration 2: Blocks placed to form a visual axis along the temple on the other side of the river and to define the entrance of the site. Central square piece placed in a manner to act as the focus of the complex.

Iteration 3: Central block is made larger with a void in the middle so as to increase its importance. Entrances have been defined using cantellivers in order to create large open gateways

ELEVATION ANALYSIS An elevation analysis of an already existing building was done and was changed with repect to the proportions, volume and the fenestration sizes by inserting concrete structurally. Through this process, the eleavtion details were dericed from the new elevation that was produced after changing the structural members from timber

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DESIGN APPROACH The approach followed while designing the complex was for contemporary to make its own tradition. The first stage was to be develop an area programme in a way to incorporate the skills and specialities of the people of Wai into the programme so as to be able to employ the locals living in Wai. Once the functions and area required for them respectively where decided, the next stage was blocking so as to be able to break the monotony of linearity on the other side of the river, and to be able to create a visual connection between the two sides.

ION MATERIAL

ION MATERIAL

CROSS ANALYSIS AFTER INSERTING MATERIALS IN EXISTING SECTION The sections A,B and C are typical sections of the construction system widely being used in Wai. The buildings have pitched roofs made of wooden truss and ridge method along with load bearing walls and recessed windows. The aim of the exercise was to alter this external wall section in order to define our approach towards the design process. The approach was tradition following contemporary. The sections A’, B’ and C’ are the construction details that have been used after modifying the traditional section so as to fulfill the structural and aesthetic purpose of the project.


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RIVERFRONT ELEVATION

SECTION AA’ AREA PROGRAM MANUFACTURING KOHLAPURI CHAPPAL - 140 SQ.M KOHLAPURI JEWELLERY - 40 SQ.M HIMROO SAREE: DYEING – 84 SQ.M LOOMING – 150 SQ.M WEAVING – 140 SQ.M

RETAIL A

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

SAREE DYING

MANUFACTURIING OF KOLHAPURI CHAPPAL

KOHLAPURI CHAPPAL - 100 SQ.M KOHLAPURI JEWELLERY - 200 SQ.M HIMROO SAREE RETAIL - 100 SQ.M RESTERAUNT - 150 SQ.M OFFICES - 100 SQ.M CANTEEN - 200 SQ.M SERVICES - 200 SQ.M

TOTAL AREA - 2200 SQ.M

SAREE LOOMING


Purana Qila is an old fort in Delhi next to which the site is located accessed via a primary road. The site is close to the zoo, Pragati Maidan, Crafts Museum and National Science Center. The idea was to design a hotel for the people visiting the events being held in Pragati Maidan and to enhance the cultural importance and the heritage significance of the Purana Qila. Second iteration: The functions are clubbed to form bigger volumetric interventions

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First iteration: All the faces are parallel to the Purana Qila but the individual blocks are too scattered

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Final iteration: It achieves the axial orientation and formation of a collective mass

MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

SWIMMING POOL

GUEST ROOMS INHOUSE SERVICES RECEPTION ADMINISTRATION PARKING

RESTAURANTS

STAFF QUARTERS

MUSEUM & ART GALLERY


A two-dimensional exercise was conducted using the method of positive and negative. Through this exercise a jaali was designed which formed the basic design unit for the project.

FIRST FLOOR PLANS GUEST ROOMS OFFICE STAFF RESIDENCE

ROOMS FACING THE PURANA QILA

SWIMMING POOL

RESTAURANTS KITCHEN OPEN COURTYARDS


The Urban Design studio was based in Agra, the city of the most visited monument in India, the Taj Mahal. The area on the side of the Taj has grown and developed way more than the other side of the river. The intent of the studio was to look into aspects like: morphology, transport, demographics, open spaces, and history. 20 districts were distributed among a class of 40 in groups of two to identify the issues and bring up solutions in a way that all of the interventions work together to tackle issues both at the micro level(individual swatch) and at the macro level(group swatch) and help revitalize growth in this part of Agra. After analyzing the site on a macro level, the second phase of the studio was to be divided amongst groups of two. The site was along the Krishna River with residencies towards the river and the industries towards the main road. An in-depth micro level analysis had to be done, and the relevant issues had to be dealt with architectural interventions in our respective districts.

Lack of residences due to proposed green belt clearance

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ISSUES Lack of connector roads

Lack of facilities for Inactive commercial strip services, durables, and Cul-De-Sac Road conviniences in lower zone

Connector road along river front

Commercial strip along the connector road

Activating the existing strips

Connecting to road for more

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BUILDING USE COMMERCIAL (1730) INDUSTRIAL (16798) INTITUTIONAL (601) MIXED USE (1369) RELIGOUS (169) RESIDENTIAL (134551)

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MOVEMENT PLAN

4 to 5 (8541) 3 to 4 (468) 2 to 3 (788) 1 to 2 (389)

INWARD MOVEMENT 1 WAY OUTWARDS BOTH SIDE OUTWARDS

ROAD WIDTH AND INTESITY 10.5m - 15m 8.5m - 10.5m 7.5m - 8.5m 6.5m - 7.5m 5.5m - 6.5m 4.5m - 5.5m 2.5m - 4.5m 0 - 2.5m

500-1800 100-500 80-100 60-80 40-60 25-40 10-25 0-10

VISION STATEMENT Rejuvinate the site by providing active zones at regular intervals to be able to make conviniences, services and durables easily available to the residents Cluster housing surrounded by industrial patch

INTERVENTION STAGE

Improving connectivity within the site so as to help activate the dormant zones by increasing access to these parts Redevoloping the riverfront by activating it using a green strip running along the banks of the river, providing for a recreational space Development of green patches between the residential and industrial typologies in order to provide for breathing spaces helping segregate the two typologies

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PROPOSAL STAGE

Green space surrounded by industrial patch

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ECONOMIC RELEVANCE

VISION STAGE Connecting the two commercial belts through linking common strip

POSSIBLE OUTCOMES

EXISTING SITE


FOOD HUB & AMPHIT

The site was lacking The residents of this unemployed. The p economic relevance a more cultural exp to be able to increa the people of our dis

RIVERFRONT HOUSIN

COMMERCIAL BELT FOOD HUB PLAYGROUNDS RIVERSIDE HOUSING AMPHITHEATER GREEN SPACE OVER NALA COMMERCIAL BELT CONNECTOR ROAD

The goverment in Ag width of 100 meter therefore to relocat them away from the


THEATER - INTERVENTION 1 & 2:

recreational spaces for people of all age groups and the flow of movement of people from other districts. s district where either employed in the industries, doing small jobs in the existing small markets or were purpose of creating a food hub was to be able to create various job opportunities and help boost the e of the site and the amphitheater was to provide for an entertainment center for movie screenings and perience. They were strategically placed on the connector road provided along the Krishna River in order ase the flow of movement from other neighbouring districts and activate these interventions as a hotspot for strict and the neighbouring districts as well.

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gra has proposed to develop the riverfront as a strip of green running along both sides of the river having a rs from the center of the river. Due to this numerous houses within this boundry where to be removed, te these people, a housing complex was proposed on the connector road facing the river and to keep e industrial patch.


COMMERCIAL STRIP - INTERVENTION 4:

The site lacked proper markets to provide the residents of the district necessary items for th neighbouring districts in order to purchase items like grocery, durables, etc. A commercia commercial strip was reused which had failed due to lack of connectivity. The two strips connector road in order to increase connectivity and movement of people from variou introduced in these strips with shops on the lower levels and residences on the upper le

EXISTING SECTION OF STREET

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heir day to day life forcing them to travel to al strip was added, and an already existing s where connected to the main road and the us districts as well. A new typology was evels.

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ARCHITECTURAL INTERVENTION


Markets, bazaars, malls provide recreation, fulfill wants and cater to the demands and needs of the people. Delhi being the capital of India has always been a commercial hub and a destination for tourists and its residents for shopping. Delhi being one of the most diverse and cultural cities of India has people from all walks of life residing in the capital, whose needs and wants need to be provided for. From traditional bazaars to modern day malls, Delhi has to offer a numerous amount of commercial hubs for the people. These markets all have different amount of transitional zones/spaces that compliment these markets and vary from the type of market, to the scale of the market. These spaces are designed in ways to contribute to the aesthetic, economical and visual aspect of the market. They are designed to make the shopping experience of a person more remarkable and connecting, helping the market achieve a larger number of people it is inhabited by and trying to make a larger number of people to interact with the market. To observe the different types of transitions that happen in these market spaces and how they cater to the residents and tourists of Delhi, I had taken five different types markets as case studies to observe and analyze how the transitional spaces in different commercial hubs are designed and planned and how the different types of commercial hubs function and interact with the people visiting these markets. Through this dissertation, I analyzed and studied the five types of commercial markets in Delhi as per the master plan and how the transitional spaces in them are designed and planned and make the environment more friendly, interesting and grasping to a person and how this helps in making the market successful by trying to increase the number of transactions or the number of people it caters too. Through this research, I have been able to classify the markets into five major types, metropolitan city center, district center, convenience/local shopping center (C.S.C./L.S.C.) also known as community center, commercial center and service market. After analyzing an example of each types of market, I have been able to understand the use and purpose of these activities and observe how the transitional spaces in these markets are designed and how the people utilizing that market perceive them. The transitional spaces in these markets shape these commercial hubs into what they are and help them cater to a wider range of people and neighborhoods offering different spatial, experiential qualities along with the different varieties of products and services they provide to the people of Delhi making their shopping experience more interactive and colorful enabling the markets to cater to a larger number of people, hence increasing the number of transactions between the retailers and the people.


THE SHIVA WALL

The concept behind this design was to distort reality. One can imagine what this would look like if all the jumbled pieces had been in place. The fact that it will stay distorted to limit our perception of the image is what makes this wall intriguing to watch.

CHAIR DESIGNS AND PAINTING


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