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A TIMELINE OF SELECTED WORKS.ARCHITECTURE, Design & PHOTOGRAPHY.
NEHA VADDADI. RV COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING,BANGALORE, 2013.
Design is everywhere. As Henry Thoreau said "The world is but a canvas to our imagination."A belief that has strongly influenced my work and my love for design. I am an artist by nature, and architecture has helped me form a base for the versatility I give to my designs. My work is a culmination of all my thoughts and reflects in essence the places I visit, the buildings I see, the dramatic play of everyday life and finally nature in all its glory. Each of my designs have their own story, a theme that exposes the viewer to the thought that went into it's creation.
Art is communication -an outlet for the soul. The intention of creating something not purely for visual appeal but to connect a space with its habitat. To make people See, Think and Connect, giving them a view of my take on Life.
Art is not a thing, it is a way. -Elbert Hubbard
Career Path Till Date.
6th October, 1989.
Vidyaranya School for Boys & Girls, Hyderabad.
Class of 2005.
Jubilee Hills Junior College, Hyderabad.
Class of 2007.
RV College of Engineering, Bangalore.
Class of 2012.
The Vrindavan Project, Wada, Maharashtra.
Dec 12 Jan 13.
Centre for Built Environment,Kanakpura Road, Bangalore.
Practical Training at COSTFORD, Kerala.
Culinary Institute, Mythic Society, Bangalore.
KSRTC Bus Terminal, Bypannahalli, Bangalore.
THESIS PROJECT, Music Performance Centre,
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Katakam & Associates, Hyderabad.
Works Displayed In This Portfolio.
Interests.! Quick Hand Sketches/ Manual Pencil Drafting & Inking.! Artistic Photography.! AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop(basics),
Google Sketch-up(basics).! Model Making.! Architectural Analysis/Documentation/ Measure Drawing/Presentations. ! Designing Spaces/Products From Concept Level to End Result (Academic).
Skills Learnt Over The Years.
Doodling.Reading.Movies & Music.Traveling.Photography.Art.Vernacular Architecture.Environmental Issues.
SEMESTER 4 09Centre For Built Environment, Kanakpura Road, Bangalore.
Rough Model Made to Understand Form and Movement, Which Is Indicated By The Red Strip.
SITE PLAN---Showing the public gallery, the connecting bridge to the official block which contains seminar halls, auditoriums, etc. and the open air amphitheater and cafe flowing freely below the building.
The purpose of this building was a Centre for people to voice out the citys problems, and try to generate and implement solutions to make it a better place. Hence, my concept started with the single word Voice. From being a form with literal sound waves, it went to grouping of functions based on Public, Semi-public and Private use. Finally refinement came about in a portion of the building being cantilevered, thereby breaking open the flow through the site.In a nutshell, the building is a symbolic representation of the citys problems, which is being penetrated and intervened by its people, represented by the strong public movement diagram.
Analysis diagram showing Public, Semi-Public & Private.
SECTION through Gallery and The main building.
Semester 710Make low cost-ery a way of life, not just for the poor . -Laurence Wilfred Baker.
Four months of intensive practical training in COSTFORD, Trivandrum, Kerala, which was chaired by the legendary Laurie Baker. Achieved a clear understanding of local building materials and construction techniquesa hands on experience.
Col.Jacobs Residence, Tvm. Loyola Chapel, Tvm. Residence of Mr.Suresh, HUDCO, Tvm. Indian Coffee House,, Tvm. Laurie Baker Centre (LBC), Tvm.
Few of the Construction Techniques Learnt.
Rat Trap Bond. Jaali and Arches. Filler Slab. Trench & Rubble work.Setting Out. Cob Mud walls. Coconut Bark Foundations.
A few sketches of the exteriors and interiors of Laurie Baker Centre.
Auditorium. Hostel Block.
Stage with water tank.Elevation.Plan.
Measure drawing and documentation of the Laurie Baker Centre (above) and Rangaprabath Childrens Theatre were some of the works done amongst many others. A few snippets are shown in the images.
Few of the BAKER buildings visited.
Practical Training, COSTFORD, Trivandrum, Kerala.
SEMESTER 8 11Culinary Institute for Tradition Karnataka Cuisine, Mythic Society, Bangalore.
Since the program demanded a Culinary Institute, a learning hub for traditional Karnataka cuisine, my conceptual ideas moved to rustic and traditional architectural elements of kitchens and homes in the state. These include raised plinths outside houses which were used for interaction and as hangout places; traditional courtyards which opened up the building, providing light and ventilation. Hence, the design is an attempt to a contemporary take on traditional ideas.
Adaptive Re-use : IT MEANS, QUITE SIMPLY, PROVIDING NEW FUNCTION IN AN OLD BUILDING OR, IF A DISTRICT IS INVOLVED, MANY BUILDINGS.
The Mythic Society building is situated on Nrupathunga Road, Bangalore flanked on either side by two large G+6 office buildings. The given site comprised of this entire area of approx. 1 acre--the Mythic Society building which was to be retained, and hypothetically ignoring the other two buildings.
SECTIONS.1. Mythic Society in elevation,
studios and courtyard in section.
2. Cutting Mythic longitudinally, showing reception area, back courtyard and guest accommodation.
3. Showing studio and courtyard relationship on upper floors wit the Mythic building.
Snapshots of the Final Model.
Ground Floor Plan. First Floor Plan. Basement Parking Plan.
The design follows a grid pattern, with the courtyards alternating with the built, in a diagonal line.The main Mythic Society building was retained and used as a reception and waiting area, with annexes branching off for the admin staff.The academic cooking studios and classes are located to the left of the reception which is separated by a courtyard, replicated on the upper floor.A combination of pitched and gabled roofs were used to respond to the Mythic Society building, as well as a continued colonnade, an extension of the existing, forming a grand entry.
O C T O B E R 11Exploring Amongst The Rustic Ruins of Hampi, Karnataka. A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. - Lao Tzu.
SEMESTER 9 11KSRTC Bus Terminal, Byapannahalli, Bangalore.
Geometry of the site was fundamental in influencing the concept of this project. Playing around with the triangles led to the formation of the pedestrian island concept.
Different combinations--Purple indicating the pedestrian islands, surrounded by service roads.
The pedestrian island would be situated in the centre, with the KSRTC buses coming in from a strip 30m wide and going around it.
Creating two such islands not only reduces pedestrian-vehicular conflict, but also keeps the KSRTC and BMTC aspects of the bus terminal separate, enhancing efficiency and reducing confusion.
First zoning diagram shows the ancillary functions as building blocks which form the two islands, while the buses enter through one side of the site, and exit through the other as shown. Green public spaces surround the built, acting as buffers as well as waiting areas for passengers.
Analyzing the zoning diagram and how it could cause a conflict between the pedestrians and vehicles.
Creating a bridge of pedestrian activities which connect the KSRTC & BMTC parts of the terminal.
Exploring further the island concept by stretching it across the site instead of representing it in the literal sense of the word.
A 3D abstract adaptation, exploring form and the various activities and movements at different levels.
Variations of the same idea where the orange squiggle represents the pedestrian activities.
A10 acre existing KSRTC bus depot was the given site, located on the semi-industrial area of Byapannahalli. The requirement was to accommodate a KSRTC as well as a BMTC terminal. An additional 30m wide strip to the site was provided, which connects to the Metro rail ticket office, making access the bus station easier.
Ground Floor Plan. Bus Depot & Fuel Station Plan--below road level.
Upper Floor Plan.
Part-Plan-- showing the transition between KSRTC platform to BMTC platform--an underpass connecting the two.
Site Plan--showing the site surroundings. The final outcome is a result of the same island concept, but more refined. The entry for the KSRTC buses happens through the 30m strip, which then pause to pick up passengers along a curved platform, and the exiting along it,through the cent