VRITICA JAIN 24th Feb, 1997
2014 - 2017
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Diploma in 3D Design - Landscape & Architecture
2007 - 2014
Air Force Bal Bharati School GCE - A level
Sketchup I am a Landscape Architecture Designer with a passion for re-designing existing spaces and structures in sync with our progressive society. In my work, I follow themes of reinvention, experimentation and conceptual metaphors to translate them into buildings or environments that would inspire people. My projects involve transformation of distinctive conceptual ideas into structures, and adaptive reuse of existing structures. I illustrate my design ideas in 2D or 3D architectural forms, which provide a realistic visual image to evaluate and consider all possible scenarios, before implementation of the idea in a physical structure. Visual illustrations also enable maximum advantage in determining precise dimensions and material aesthetics, which in turn reduce overhead costs and have a positive environmental impact.
3ds Max Revit
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Lumion
Sketching/Designing Scale Model Building
Here is some of my recent work which was undertaken during my Landscape and Architecture course at NAFA.
Creative Reliable Organized Team Player Punctual
Bench Art Designing Competition, 2014, Singapore
Caran dâ€™Ache Pen Designing Competition, 2015, Singapore
Maritime Youth Festival Logo Design Competition, 2016, Singapore Topiary Competition, 2016, Singapore
Landscaping & creation of road island, 2018, Kundli Indl. Area, Dist. Sonipat, Haryana, India
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Celebrating A Colorful Past
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Eternal Soulâ€™s Cemetery
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redesigning mt emily PARK
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Celebrating A Colorful Past BATIK WORKSHOP AT AGRASEN KI BAOLI
Agrasen Ki Baoli is a 16th century stepwell (baoli) located in New Delhi, India. To bring back the essence of the monument which existed many centuries ago, an underground Batik Workshop has been introduced in the vicinity.
Original site image
3D Model (1:500 scale)
Graphic view 1
HISTORY AND RELATIONSHIP
A pictorial depiction of Agrasen ki Baoli in the 16th century.
Baolis or stepwells have been found in the Indian subcontinent since ancient times. They consisted of steps dug into the ground to a well at the base, which was a source of natural ground water. During the rains the dug up structure would gradually fill up, storing as well as recharging the ground water. They were usually built in arid or semi-arid regions where water was a scarcity, for year round supply. The 16th century Agrasen Ki Baoli was built during the Mughal era, incorporating their key elements of simplicity and minimal ornamentation in its architecture. The Baoli is 58 meters long and 13 meters wide and is divided into 4 levels, with a flight of 108 steep steps leading down to the well, that itself is at the northern end and measures 7.8 meters in diameter. As life revolved around sources of water, the stepwells became centres for community interaction, besides bathing/swimming and washing. Stepwells were thus more than just a water storage facility and played an important role in bringing together people in celebration of water, the elixir of life. USE OF STEPWELLS FOR BATIK Batik is a famous art technique from ancient India where a part of fabric is coated with wax while the unwaxed portion is dyed. This process is repeated multiple times to get each color on the fabric. Stepwells were ideal places for the fabric to be dyed, washed and dried several times. The well area was used for soaking and washing the cloth, which was then spread on the steps to dry. This brought a level of interaction between community, its art form and the architectural space.
The Baoli is located in Connaught Place, Central Delhi and is surrounded by commercial and residential buildings.
Agrasen Ki Baoli Proposed site
Commercial buildings Residential buildings
The Mughal era architecture of the Baoli has inspired adoption of Mughal style of landscaping which was highly disciplined and formal. Some key elements of Mughal Gardens include - the Charbagh layout (dividing the garden into four equal quarters), - use of rectilinear layouts, - water features, - stone pathways
Mughal Garden layout Rectilinear grass patches from the grid lines
Skylights to view the workshop activities from above
Taking grid lines from the step wellâ€™s arches
Incorporating further elements of Mughal Garden layouts
Entrance to the propsed landscape layout through the step wellâ€™s arch
Four gardens structure
Common setting used in Mughal Gardens
Skylights allowing the visitors to see the Batik Workshop
LAYOUT PLANS B
Pre - wash containers Sketching/wax coating table
Stepped seating leading to the water A'
Entrance to the stepwell
Dyeing containers Boiling containers
Entrance to the proposed landscape layout Existing structure
UNDERGROUND LAYOUT PLAN
Entrance to the stepwell
Entrance to the proposed landscape layout
BATIK PROCESS 1. Wash and clean a cotton fabric for use. 2. Draw/sketch the desired design. 3. Leave the part to be dyed and coat the rest with wax. 4. Dye with the selected color and dry. 5. Wash to remove wax and repeat 3. & 4. for every color. 6. Boil fabric to fasten the colors.
Stepped seating Skylight Entrance through the arches of stepwell SECTION B-B’ 4
3D MODEL (1:500 SCALE)
Eternal Soulâ€™s Cemetery Eternal Soulâ€™s Cemetery is a cemetery design based on the peacock feather, from an old Christian belief that since the peacock's flesh did not decay, it symbolized immortality. Another symbolism, also from Christianity, is that as the peacock sheds its feathers and grows new ones, so was Jesus resurrected. Also, the multiple eyes on the peacock's feathers suggests the all seeing eyes of God. As death is inevitable and the loss experienced by family and friends awful, Eternal Souls Cemetery is an attempt at providing comfort to people through a belief, however illusionary, that the soul of their departed near and dear ones remain eternal.
Interpreting into secondary shapes diamonds and a rectangle
Simplifying using primary shapes triangles and a circle
Adding graves and a circulation path.
Open prayer hall Softscape
Cascading water feature
Graves (440 in number)
OPEN PRAYER HALL
CASCADING WATER FEATURE
CEMETERY IN STEPPED FORM 9
The Water Coins Water features are said to improve our luck and instil a sense of peace. In Feng Shui, water is a symbol of prosperity and power, directly related to the flow of money, good fortune and career growth. While flowing water helps us to let go of things we no longer need, still water helps the surrounding energies to be calm and offers the feeling of a new beginning and renewed strength, awakening and enlivening good energy. A coin is circular and thus symbolizes wholeness. They bring good luck and are an obvious symbol of prosperity and wealth. Money is also associated with value and power. Water and Coins thus both symbolize powerful energies. The idea is to create vibes through a structure which would influence the city dwellers and enable them to prosper and secure a financially stable future.
Playing with the forms of water and coins.
Combining the two elements together
Depicted here is the envisioned structure consisting of coin like circular shapes, with cascading water and a circulatory path, to rejuvenate the environment a bring wealth and prosperity to the vicinity.
Redesigning Mt Emily Park The objective of this project is to redesign the existing Mt Emily Park by proposing more activities in the vicinity and utilising the land space effectively.
PROPOSED ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES LAYOUT
ABOUT MT EMILY PARK
The park is located in Istana, close to Little India and Bugis in Central Singapore. It contains a stand of mature trees, which serve to cool the surrounding atmosphere. Currently, it consists of a playschool and a playground. The park is nestled under lush greenery and offers the neighbouring residents a place to walk, exercise and breathe fresh air.
Existing school premises
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Proposed plant species according to different zones.
Cordyline fruticosa Zelkova serrata
Acer buergerianum Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis Acrocomia aculeata
Zelkova serrata Koelreuteria paniculata
Nelumbo nucifera Typha latifolia
Thank you for your time.
VRITICA JAIN +65 81606394 firstname.lastname@example.org
A collection of my selected works