E VAN A PA LLI VAT H U KK A L S C H O O L O F P L A N NING A ND A R CHITE CTU R E , NE W D E LHI
2019 - 2021
Pallivathukkal , Friends Valley Near Seaport - Airport Road, Thrikkakara P.O Cochin- 682021
PALLIVATHUKKAL evana3145 [email protected] [email protected] +91 9947657702
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi JEE MAIN II - AIR : 395 KEAM RANK : 5 Undergraduate in Architecture Architectural Design Studio - Top 3 Semester I - V Rajagiri Christu Jayanthi Public School , Kochi
Class 12 PCMB - AISSCE - 95.2 % Subject Topper : English Class 10 - 10 CGPA
RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION 2019
Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
CV COMPETITIONS 2020-21
Measure Drawing - Orchha Fort Complex Documentation - Forest villages of Orchha
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
Solar Decathlon India
ANDC 2019 UCP 2019
Documentation - Brass Industry - Work Live ralationships
SKILL SET Autodesk AutCAD Autodesk Revit (Basic) Autodesk Ecotect (Basic) Google Sketchup Rhino Grasshopper ( Basic) Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Premier Pro ( Basic) Lumion V-Ray Microsoft Office
“Architecture is an expression of values” – Norman Foster
The architect is the one that realizes aspirations. While taking ownership of the design, an architect also takes up the weight of the socio-cultural, historical, economic, climatic, and user aspirations. The aspiration of the user should be the inspiration of the designer. Realizing these aspirations to reality and more is architecture for me. A self-discovering process that starts and ends at the user. It is this self-discovery that happens through every small design endeavor that lends sensitivity to the designer and what I strive to achieve.
Malayalam - Native English - Fluent Hindi - Conversational
Conceptualisation Design THinking Illustration Visualisation Team Work Management Communication Problem Solving Leadership
Fine Arts Film Photography Writing
THE CURVE Vocatioal Training + Community Centre Competition Entry
TOWNSHIP Mixed - Use Township Development Academic- Semester V
SANRACHANA Mixed - Use Unit Academic - Semester III
UPSIDE DOWN Mixed Use Public Design Academic - Semester IV
MISCELLENOUS Photography Model Making Fine Arts
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01 THE CURVE INSTITUTIONAL
SOLAR DECATHLON INDIA - FINALIST ENTRY
SUSTAINABLITITY 16,000 SQ.M
By integrating the Khal into the design scheme, as well as integrating water treatment systems into the landscape, A community space which is not only sustainable but also educative to all its users without being preachy but through the user experience itself.
As one crosses across the khal i look down into a courtyard that slowly descends into the underground level, The students from the training institute gather around these steps during their leisure hours, exchange news And share their lunches, they are often joined by the community people who visit frequently. A space for a tight bound community to come together, talk and celebrate. Often
Understanding solid and void
Sloping the roofs to create a
Recessing the courtyard space
Natural vegetaion to act as shading along west and east. Adds to micro climate. Multiple views and along wind direction
Intergrating the context: khals and provide knowledge to sustainbility via intergrating it to building & water managementsystems like
classes take place in the sun under the shade of the champa tree during a winter day with the sun shining. The courtyard goes down into an open gallery that exhibits work of the students practicing traditional arts and crafts of Punjab, creating their own innovative versions of it, often sparks conversations of knowledge & nostalgia The site and non site mediates the learning experience as the built becomes the landscape and vice versa. The intent is to create a structure that rises from the farmlands and merges back into the farmlands creating an unified loop, a complete self-sufficient cycle and extended learning, linking the community. As one approaches the building, you can seamlessly climb the roof structure just as one experiences a walk in the park, with maximum visual connectivity at all points of the loop providing one, a complete visual experience.
The open courtyard becomes focus of play, learning & growth
The whole of the building can be accessed in one seamless journey Through multiple levels adds to spatial experience
The demographic of the context points towards a practical and fast way of learning to be complimented to the existing educational typology. The vocational training centre offers this, clubbed with a community centre thus sharing spaces for arts, activities etc. The community centre also houses dispensary ,and wellness spaces , the central courtyard brings together the users. The centrally placed cafe opens up into the courtyard spilling out for a refreshing meal, or community kitchen practices as onw would see in Punjab with the khal flowing through the middle, honouring the land of 5 rivers. The green roofs are a good climatic strategy as well as an honouring of the agricultural background of the context and the people, taking it a step forward with roof top farming.
The classroom partitions are created by bookshelves Or storage spaces in different levels. Same level partitions are made using foldable doors. Thus they can be moved and larger spaces for discussions or lectures. There are staircases with seating arrangement For lectures and larger discussions. With ramps on the side as part universal design. To ensure accessibility to all users
This lead to a design solution which responds to situations like the pandemic where the lack of suitable infrastructure was faced. So, in such a situation the whole open space between the two schools could be converted to a medical facility. This is supported by the medical functions in the community space. The rooms having closed environments with filtered HVAC system supports in such cases.
02 TOWNSHIP MIXED
ACADEMIC - SEMESTER V
The commercial open plaza stretches to a green space which further extends to a playground surrounded by plotted housing. Hence recreational space becomes inclusive between typologies
Along the outskirts of the culturally rich Amritsar, between clusters of agricultural villages lies the 75 acre site. Surrounded by agricultural fields bordering the Tarm Taran HIghway .The site comes under the MIxed use development under the Amritsar Master PLan for 2030. The project was an excercise in Township planning and multiple typology design. The aim was to create a sustainable neighbourhood, with built, non - built, community arenas, road and transportability is alos taken into account. The design focusses on creating a space that is welcoming the future urbanisa-
All built tries to orient towards the recommenede orientation according to climatic analysis
pedestrian, cycling , public and carpooling system is encouraged as part of sustainable practices
Livability: Every resident is within a 10 min walk to wellness centre, hosuing, commercial hub etc.
A series of amentities and communal spaces rovided to revive connection to non built, nature and crafts
tion, which is inevitable but at the same time embracing the context and incorporating the core ideas. From creating the program for the site based on the masterplan and byelaws and architectural sensitivity to building and materiality, all has been tried to achieve trough the same. Understanding of the intergration of the built systems to site systems like water, waste, energy managements etc. The project houses around 15,000 residents and floating population and the site is aiming at creatng a focal point where past meets future.
High rise spaces are terraced, ;ow and mid rise are ramped, vertical gardens for experience
indeginous low demand landscape and wetland system
development is intergrated around a water managemet system respecting its use
GOAL: Creating a self sufficient site/ net zero energy site by generating clean and renewable forms of
Strategies: Harnessing the ample solar radiation available and using abundant bio-matter(rice husk briquettes) from the surrounding context to generate energy via biomass gasification units. The electricity usage is reduced by 52% with 86% reduction in the cost of installation and maintenance GOAL: We aim to share about 10% of surplus energy with the buildings in our site in exchange for water produced by other buildings to achieve a
Strategy: Using an innovative and highly efficient method of sharing resouces through mixed use development by producing energy and recycling water in constructed wetlands at the site level. The institute derives its water requirements for HVAC needs
GOAL: Reducing water demand for irrigation by 85 % Strategy: Growing native species that have a plant factor (PF) of 0.15 instead of exotic trees with a PF of 1 will reduce landscaping costs and water usage.
Strategy: The use of vehicles have been reduced to create better mobility in the township through sustainable
and having an electric cycle stands powered by the solar
Goal: Exploring the mix of social, function, age group, income groups that form a program that nurture sense
tial, commercial, community, office and educational spaces. Mixed land use can enhance the economic vitality and perceived security of an area by increasing ple
The space towards the GT Road is open to the immediate context users and jogging & exercise space, for morning walks and is in close proximity to the community centre with its OAT & Sculpture park Hence tying the community without actually having to intrude the township. The commercial open plaza stretches to a green spaces which further extends to a football field surroundeed by plotted housing. Hence recreation spaces become inclusive between typologies. The community space has Sculpture park with performance space and elevated playground. Providing an enriching experience. The edges of the site has rows of Large canopy trees acting as a visual and noise barrier from the highway and immediate context.This also helps curb the pollution& dust from the highway. Climatically provides hsade from East and West solar glare & radiation. The natural drainage point of the site is taken as the collection for the stormwater converted to a landscap element to the green belt.
Proximity of all the spaces to the built and between bult is within a 15 minute walking distance and thus offers a good pedestrian/cycling experience
03 SANRACHANA MIXED
WORK-LIVE 150 SQ.M
ACADEMIC - SEMESTER III
identifying aperture for favourable light
Ceating apertures through calculat-
CReating spaces inspired from
Creating parametric facade from
ing WWR along unfavourable faces
“ORDER IN CHAOS”
fabric partion inspiration
The streets of Moradabad is what it is with its inhabitants. How man can make the most out of their esources, how you work, live and find leisure at a single space. Th eflexibilty of space, without the intervention of an architects mind , but simple empathy towards ones needs. The methods of design is inspired thus from identifying two conflicting intangible feelings of space and deriving design from that feeling. Here, “ Order In Chaos” Perhaps the most touchng image that imprited in my mind from studying Moradabd and its spaces are the light beezy fabric curtains that act as partitions but just as easily is a veil to the outside world.Thus inspiring the form of my design.
An experience contrary to the context , the circulatoru spaces are along fenestrations
Height marker n space
Much needed visual and climatic element needed for the fabric of the neighbourhood Adds to work live experience
In response to vernacular skilight evntilation and li
The inspiration is taken from the existing curved balcony typology and the strong imagery of many peeping out of their windows to create a vertical interaction between the winding thin streets of Moradabad. The unit consits of three levels of functions with intermediate mezzanine levels. Level 1: Public functions of commercial store selling products that are being made within the unit and more. Level 2 : Semi Public functions of workshops of brass and other etal Chillai work, the indegenious craft practice of the area. Level 3 : Private Function of residential unit for a family of five , with flexible space planning.
The structural system is aimed at being easy to maintain and cost effective in the long run. A combination of steel and concrete is used to provide longetivity, flexibility and using less combustible materials since the functionality deals with metal work etc that requires working with fire and igntion. The levels add ore dimension to the spatial experience and thus adds another dimension to the vertical living. The parametric facade is made with concrete and fixed onto column - beam system that extends as planters and further adds to creating a green facade. The facade system stands contrary to the context but brings out a more subtle and breezy aspect of the idea of a threshold. The spaces are not planned out to have a specified area for each function like, cooking, dining , sleeping etc, but rather creating levels and spaces which is more well suited to the dynamic micro living the users are used to thus retaining the cultural sensitvity of living spaces. The steps and level differences are used as storage spaces to reduce area wasted for storage.
The idea of bringing in light and ventilation that is desirable is acheived taking inspiration from vernacular skylights, slanting in the roof to maximise northern diffused light . A similar smaller cutout along the southern facade along the circulatory staircase. The unwanted raditaion from the western sun is taken care of by providing wet areas, service shaft and vertical circulation with a green wall facade.The green wall allows lends shadow play into the interior spaces.The wiremeshed greens provide space for casual conersation wih next door as well, the glazing rpotects against insects .
04 UPSIDE DOWN MIXED
SECTOR 17, CHANDIGARH
LANDSCAPE 26,000 SQ.M
ACADEMIC - SEMESTER IV
To create an underground rejuvination centre , a place to slipinto after a busy day at the commercial workplace, earth berming a perfect strategy to get away from the composite climate’s gaze
Spatial Rejuvenation: Exploring a new way of Urban Life. The intention to design an urban stretch at the heart of Chandigarh focuses on the following design themes/explorations: Located at the centre of Chandigarh the idea is to challenge the following norms: What is the identity of Chandigarh? What it ought to be ? What is the Future vision? Should the design a response to the continuity of Chandigarh and its identity as a post independence planned Nehruvian City or should it focus on reinventing the identity?
Corbusien volumes on the vetical
Taking the volumes horizontal
Bringing the volumes below ground line
What is the future of spaces with respect to the given functional domains i.e. recreational spaces, spaces of retail or interaction, etc. What is the role of given site? Should it be a stand alone built environement or should it be a connector in the given urban context? Methodology Laban’s Theory of the Movement Analysis and the 8 efforts. Understanding and designing Spaces through Time, weight flow and Form. Target Audience/User Profile Urban space for Millennials, Post millennials
inversion of volumes
ramps & levels
intergration to the nature
Spaces of rejuvenation include: Spaces of Knowlede: Audio libraries in proximity to meditatievspaces as ejuvination.Wrkshops lie in the same activity spaces in proximity to work space also play areas close to workshops for recreational arts and sports. Spaces of Exchange : The human library spaces visited by outsiders and locals alike, thus placed at a junction of retailand institutions.Meditative spaces forming the core. at far from the busy actvity. Coworking spaces accentuate the edges close to office building context. Spaces of Consumption: Cafes placed at junction towards etail to be easily accessedby public and institutions alike multimedia rooms proximity to meeting spacesas well as one in proximity to cafe area. Massaging units in proximity to meditative spaces at core. Spaces of Appreciation : Circulataory spaces function as exhibition halls, nature parks, installation art , all celebrating the culture of Chnadigarh. The large green becomes a landmark
The project focusses on subtraction and not addition, subtracting voids to suit the need of functions, circulation and natural light and ventilation.The idea of eath berming which is well suited for the composite climate of chnadgarh and is more over not visually obstucting to the already built context. This approach opens to the possibility of excavating below grund in order to create a concealed and non distracting architectural prescence above the ground, along with a close to unlimited flexibility to substract underground. Placing a building partially or completely belwo the surface can obscure the mass and edgesof the building enabling almost complete intergration of built and natural forms. Not only can this create a more natural image, but also can provide opportunities to place releatively large spaces in sensitive settings without destroying the scale, the open or the character of the context. Hence trying to blur the lines between built and non built, spaces that can be used for one purpose or the other, the users themselevs making the space while the design tries to provide the settings for it. With using nature or landscaping as a materiality in itself how a chaacter is deveeloped for the architectural intervention itself.
a. Frontage zone - 1 m b. Pedestrian zone - 4m c. Furniture zone - 1.5m
All voids have railings enabling safety and visual connect
Transition spaces and softscaping doubles as seating
Tree line provides porous privacy with equal visual connect and gradual transition between context and site
The coworking spaces that are open and spillout from the surrounding office buildings, complimenting the context
The open cafe with food kiosks for small time vendors with seating and ramps
Performance areas, and spaces for human libraraies spaces to connect share and rejuvinate
Underground multimedia rooms which facillitates ejuvination, acts as board meeting rooms etc.
The crafts centre that holds workshops, multipurpose halls. and spaces for all age groups to engage in activity
The rejuvination core, which contains the mediatative& massaging spa units along with a swimming pool with the effect of the water element visually and auditorilly
The rejuvinative sports arena which houses basketball courts, tennis courts alonng with seating, lockerrooms and the swimming pool providing swimming options. The perfect after work relaxation space.
05 MISCELLANEOUS DIGITAL
LOOKING OUT Considering how all of us are ‘locked in’ and are hence forced to spend a lot of time with ourselves, let’s explore the possibility of becoming aware and expressing what we ‘feel’. We are all dealing with this enforced lockdown in different ways. Some of us are anxious, some are rejuvenating, some love the solitude, some can’t deal with the isolation. Some of us are contemplative, others are yearning for social interaction. Some think the clean air and clear sky is magical, others are looking at empty roads and parks as desolation. So, let’s find what we are feeling, and express that with a ‘view’ in a photograph. Since we can’t go ‘out’ we are all rediscovering new parts of our homes. Windows that were shut all this time, are opening up. Terraces are being visited and cleaned. Balconies are becoming lifelines to the world.
Model making done hands on as part of projects. icluding sectional models, facade detailing models, Thesis models. conceptual , Bulkmass models etc Experimenting with mateiality as well from, paper to sunboards, MDF , bala wood, laser cut models, resin,acrylic models. Parametric Digital modelling on Rhino 6 and Grasshopper
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