My portfolio is a compilation of my ongoing Master of Architecture program, professional work, and undergraduate program. It includes studio projects, supplementary subjects, extracurricular workshops, and my artwork. It ranges from the scale of joinery details to master plans.
As a student and practitioner of architecture, I have and continue to develop a creative and pragmatic problem-solving approach toward design and its response to the built environment. I aim to portray my passion for architecture, urbanism, and art through my work.
Urban Agricultural Initiative
Atlanta, GA, USA
The project situated along the Atlanta Beltline was developed as a wellness initiative for the a community in a food desert, deprived of nutrition and social health. The project was developed as a Farm+Park to bring the community in and encourage learning and wellness.
M/s. Prabhakar B. Bhagwat, Ahmedabad, India
The internship was at a landscape architecture firm, practicing interior, architecture and planning. It was an opportunity to work across scales and phases of projects. The internship taught me the criticality of balance and dialogue between architecture and everything surrounds it.
Elphinstone Civic Center
The project situated along the Eastern Waterfront of Mumbai, was envisioned as a community gathering, learning and workspace in a neighborhood where the community had lost access to their livelihood because of rapid urban development.
Rhythm Theatre Park
The project, based in a newly developing area on the periphery of Ahmedabad, was designed as a public space and cultural landmark in the region. It was also ideated as an inspiration for change in the grain of development of dense urban housing neighborhoods.
Herz Jesu Church
The project was a reinterpretation of Peter Zumthor's unbuilt Herz Jesu Church, designed for Munich, Germany. It was redesigned for the city of Ahmedabad, responding to the climate, culture, and context while maintaining the essence of Zumthor's design and ideology.
The design was a kinetic structure, designed to respond to a climatic zone of India. The structure and design was inspired by vernacular architecture practiced in regions with the chosen climatic zone. The kinetic plug-in was designed to be flexible for spatial and climatic needs.
The project situated in the heart of the old city of Ahmedabad was designed based on a spatial comparative study of lively and lifeless spaces. The project was designed as a pause-point in a dense and fast moving urban square, as a break from the hustle of the city.
Purpose of Architecture
Visualization and Representation
The studio concentrated on visualization at various scales and representation using various media. The intention was to learn to creatively and effectively communicate a design intent. Learning to look at the tangible and intangible beyond what is simply visible was the primary focus.
These projects and extracurriculars include courses done beyond academic and professional designs to facilitate a better understanding of architecture and its related fields from interior design, construction, graphic design, to urban planning and more.