Black Contemporary farm serves as an experimental laboratory for ongoing investigation intended to expand our knowledge specific to the study of atmospheric logics. The field station is located at 26107, 530 Avenue, two miles south of Ames, Iowa. Using experiential perceptions as special condition, the project focus on the act of making and curating a series of research assemblies within a dormant seed-drying facility constructed in 1979. This work might be best understood as a peculiar deposit of site adjusted material stagings that indicates the presence of and makes clearly recognizable, its context as referent rather than source or sitting
Mirage is an expression of agriculture landscape of Iowa. It delineates the seen and unseen energy flow of harvest field. It is an art installation at Black Heritage Farm which portray our emotions for rural Iowa .
The sense of spatial and experiential independence has largely associated with the landscape of Iowa. This spatial and unionized form of independence was defined by the economic dependency on market forces, food industry and government policies. Iowa was reinvented in the nineteenth century as a reflection of the rationality of capital production. This resulted in the overlay of a grid system of surveys that indiscriminately subdivided the land subduing its embodied natural and cultural characteristics. Family farms have been consistently mechanizing and increasing production, the demand for more farmland has increased, which resulted in prosperous farmers purchasing production ground from other farmers. This has made the family farmer’s space unstable as it is consistently under market fluctuating demands and trends of government policies. This economic condition has produced spatial and communal instability because it has caused frequent restructuring in the living space. The impact of farming development has been even more apparent, which results into vacant farm sites, along the various roads are a common scene. Black heritage farm is one such quiescent site in which temporary installations being developed which provoke a temporal spatial encounter, fueled by a desire to understand the simultaneous and complex nature of cerebral and corporeal experience.
Mirage is an optical illusion caused by the atmospheric conditions, pertaining to the appearance of a sheet of water on a hot road caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air. The installation is inspired by the same notion within the agriculturally oriented environment in the rural landscapes of Iowa. The arcane ambience and light condition of the bin, creates an optical illusion of desolation. As we explore further the line work expresses the cloaked flows of energy and processes that are central to corn drying bins. By utilizing the muted visual weight and subtle reflective qualities of lines, this plane is concealed upon the introductory approach into the bin and will introduce itself, as the user crosses the threshold into the interior. Aiming for an aura of simplicity, the calibration of the wires and the connection points are essential to the experience evoked. The indiscernible trait of line work makes the installation vivid and give the bin an idiosyncratic identity. An installation that is more invisible, yet more didactic; an installation that is more silent, yet stentorian.
This Art Installation is done under the guidance of Professor “Peter Goche” from Iowa State University.
Saint Louis has hot and humid summers and cold and humid winters. The goal was to design an energy efficient building with facades analogous to the sun orientation and passive design strategies. We maintained the street orientation which was 21.5 degree off axis to integrate the building with the existing site topography. The important aspects that were considered while designing the building facades were, the amount of natural light for the interior spaces, public/private spaces connection, downtown location, Saint Louis arch vistas and the ratio of transparency vs opaque on the facades. The main building has a user friendly south facade, with operable louvers. Openings in the slabs allow natural ventilation and stack effect. Roof of the community center will be use for planting vegetables and rain water collection. Solar panels were also installed to consume energy and to lowering the energy cost . The roofs of the town houses were provided by cozy relaxation space, with great vistas of Saint Louis skyline.
Team : Aniket Nagdive and Bogdan Machedon
Instructor : Ulrike Passe and Kris Nelson
Elia Zenghelis Master Class
Philadelphia Visitors Center ( ArchiCAD Student Design Competition Winner)
The Challenge Design a mobile visitor center, using shipping containers. The centers will be transported and set up in various locations around the city, based on a specific event. Conceptual Idea
Visitors Centre is an important building of any city. It gives you the important information regarding the city and the events happening throughout the year. Because of its particular functionality and identity, the building should be something which symbolizes the city and its culture.Considering this concept, I have designed my visitor’s center as an Installation + Visitors center. The visitor’s center consist of 5 shipping containers which can be accessible for North and South directions. Floor-to-ceiling glazing walls on the east and west facades admit natural light and allow visitors inside to remain a part of the activity of the square.In north and south sides, each shipping container contains colorful vertical metal strips which symbolizes LOVE and HAPPINESS,expressing the culture of brotherly love of Philadelphia. Thus colorful visitor’s center act as a Visitor’s Centre + Installation.Upper floor of the visitor’s centre consist of 40’ long shipping container which act as a "Panorama Gallery" in which visitors can have a panoramic vistas of the particular place.
In an urban milieu of Chicago this residential building along the Lake Michigan, stand unique with complementing to its surrounding.The structure in this landscape feels something contained rather than a rigid framework.Exposed concrete and brick walls are systematically designed to allow volume of air and light to pass through the building.The spaces are designed considering the usability of the area and its connectivity with the outside world. The juxtaposing of the spaces are done in such a way that it feels they are evolve in an organic progression.The outside sitting space is oriented towards Lake Michigan which gives a canonical view of the surrounding. The sitting lounge consist of two unique spaces, an alcove library in which we can enjoy reading in an enclosed space and a visual corner, I call it as a magical sit out, where we can see an infinite Lake Michigan along with the building skyline.Two bedrooms with attached bathroom are located towards west which are accessible through dreaming space. Dreaming space is a semi enclosed transparent roof space between two bedrooms where we can rest and see the night sky for long hours, hence entering towards dream world.The south is consist of kitchen /dinning space along with one bedroom which are connected with the outside view of the surroundings.
Chatri ruins conservation at Balapur, Maharashtra India
SKYSCRAPER FORM ITERATIONS
The initial thought of designing the logo was to make it as minimal as possible. I was trying some alteration with Squares and Straight lines. The juxtaposition of words with elongated rectangles were also considered during the initial phase. Gradually, I broke down a square into triangles and played with the words to achieve symmetry. The final logo was evolved by breaking down the triangle which was separated from a square.
Font : DIN Narrow
Colors : Black & Grey
Evolution of Logo
First iteration for Intern Architect position ( Just after graduation ).
Second Iteration with Gray background
Second iteration for Entry level position with slightly informal look with gray background.
Third Iteration with white background
Third iteration for Entry level position with white background and some water marks at the back.
Fourth Iteration with white background.
Forth iteration of cover letter for entry level position with white background and some water marks with “ SPACE OF DESIRE ” logo.
Black: “Royal Black” the cover letter speaks for himself.
I realized in addition to Cover-letter and Resume, One must write a motivation letter which contain the elements that excites them to be a part of that company or Studio . Why you want to join the company. What are the unique projects of that particular firm,that fascinates you.