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NUS - MA UD 2012-13

Masters in Art - Urban Design National University of Singapore Bachelor in architecture CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Pathik Gandhi

Professional Work 2009-2012

CEPT - B.Arch 2003-2009

Teaching 20102012


Name Pathik Gandhi Date of Birth 26.02.1986

E-mail Education B.Arch,CEPT University, Ahmedabad. 2010 Qualifications MA- UD - National University of Singapore ( Current Student) Address Phone Number Experience Interested Field of Working Software Knowledge BLK 12 #10 -17 B, 26 Prince George Residence 3, S 118426 +65-90089717 (Spore), +91-9825220612 (Abad) 2 year 6 months (as of 20.05.2012) Large Scale Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainable Urban Deign and architecture Auto cad, In Design, Photoshop, illustrator, Sketch up, MS Office,

Awards EUROCON TILES AWARD GRADUATING STUDENT for Highest Aggregate for all 9th Semester amongst graduating students. 2009-10 Awards for Excellence in Architectural thesis 2008, National Institute of advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA), Council of architecture (COA), 2008 Pedilite award for Best Design on Optimum space Utilization, (Architectural Studies) for The year. 2008 Everest ACC award for excellence for The best aggregate performance in all architectural design studios 2007-08. Somany tiles (Gold medal) awards for Highest aggregate of all 9th semester 2007-08 Academic Achievement Award for Best studio Performance in Fifth year 2007-08, CEPT University. Academic Achievement Award for Best studio Performance in Third Year 2005-06, CEPT University. Antonio Figuerrado prize for The best studio performance in Third year 2005-06, CEPT University. Academic Achievement Award for The Best studio Performance in Second year 2004-05, CEPT University.

Work Experience Architect, Pradeep Makhijani & associates - Architects (Association with Mukesh & Associates) September 2010 - May 2012 - Center for entrepreneurship development : GIDC, Naroda, Ahmedabad - Ongoing Project - under construction
- Kheta Lake front development : Nadiad - Design Stage - Model school design : Gujarat -1st Winning entry in Architectural Designing Competition - Jeevan Sandhya - Residential development for Senior citizens ,Jaipur : Ongoing Architectural Design Competition. - Community Cum Commercial complex at Kalinganagar- Bhubaneshwar :1st Winning entry in Architectural Design Competition - Beach resort development - Master Plan : TCGL, Gujarat - Design Proposal for invited competition - Community Health Center (CHC) : Chhala, Gandhinagar - Ongoing - Ford India Private Ltd : Site Coordinate - Ongoing

Visiting Faculty (Teaching Assistant) Faculty Of Architecture, CEPT University December 2010 - May 2012 - Architectural Design Studio IV (Community Housing) : Habitation for Forest Worker, Sihor, Gujarat

- Architectural Design Studio III (Material Studio) : Material / Structure / Form : Theme : Bazar- Marker space - Architectural Design Studio IX ( Final Year) : Individual Design project - Design Thesis - SA50(Celebration of 50 yrs of CEPT university) workshop- Community out reach - Documentation program in architecture : Related study program (1st Yr): Chosala Village , Dist. Dahod, Gujarat - National Aptitude Test of Architecture ( NATA) Exam - 2012 & 13 : Exam co in charge . Assistant

Junior research assistant, Prof-Pratyush Shankar. May-2010 December-2010 - Research topic : Internet, Society & Space in Indian Cities Junior architect, CRDC- Center for research and development constancy, CEPT university. January- 2010 - October 2010 - Tourist Destination for Siddhpur Temple parisar Development : Siddhpur, Gujarat - Ongoing Project Documentation and surveyor - surat, UMC - Urban management center , Ahmedabad January-2009 March-2009 - At the Core- Understanding the built heritage of Surat and Rander - Manvita Baradi & Meghna Malhotra -
Published book - January 2011

Internship, Ayan Sen -Architects & Urban Designers May 2006 November 2006 - Various Master planning proposals and residential bungalow designing. Personal Work Project Architect, May 2010 August 2010 - Residential Luxurious Apartment Housing , Jindal Group : Ahmedabad - Design proposal -Un built

Research Thesis, May 2008 December 2009 - Understanding Marker as a convivial public place - Study through understanding human response in various
spatial setting of markets in Ahmedabad - Unpublished work

Sync City : NUS+SP+ScP+One north

s y n c- synchronization of functions, Xchanges, systems & communities as a potential for new catalytic development MASTERS IN URBAN DESIGN - SEMESTER : ll Faculty : Prof. Jrgen Rossmann, Prof. Low boon liang Project responsibility: - Creating Effective connectivity for knowledge industries - Identify key features that brings the uniqueness for one north - Generate affordable place and housing



Conceptual Frame work


Pedestrian Design studio : NUS Semester I AY 2012-13



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Sync City

Primary Street

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Transport xchange

Secondary Street

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Creative xchange

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Weaving Wompoa, Singapore Differentiated housing

MASTERS IN URBAN DESIGN - SEMESTER : I Faculty : Prof. Jrgen Rossmann, Prof. Low boon liang Project responsibility: - Identify key factors to generate livelihood. - Proposed supportive feature to strengthen differentiated housing at master plan - Design development for differentiated housing


Master plan proposal is a strategically weaved with various networks and connectors. The natural assets of canal was used as key factor for the site. The cultural heritage of wampoa market was extended with amenities and facilities that supports the public realm to flow in the wampoa area. Various spaces are identified as a gates of transitions by taking the references of existing site features such as temples, market, garden canal etc... The emphasis of green, bicycle network, improvement of traffic problems, parking facilities, pedestrian connectivity and recreational facilities were elaborated with various interventions.

Green connector

Road network

People centric place

Conceptual diagram

Design studio : NUS Semester I AY 2012-13

Green strategies


The housing was envisioned with the existing movement pattern and integrated activities of the master plan. The voids, terraces, strategic height variations, park and diversity of courtyards characterized the differentiated housing in the overall fabric of the master plan.

HABIT- At weave

Model Ground Level Plan


Community Building in New territory : Hung Shui Kui - Hong Kong

International Forum of Urbanism : Winter school - CUHK Faculty : Im Sik Cho, Project responsibility: - Identify the role of existing community and aspirations - Envisioning new community for 160000 population


IFoU was a two weeks of intense workshop for the new territorial development in north west of Hong Kong. The challenge of building a community with bottom to top approach was taken for the project. Here, the actors and activities were elaborated to various stories that can be translated in the master plan. Various interview with local people were conducted to understand the needs and aspiration of people. The opportunity of generating new economy with social capital was taken in the consideration by addressing issues of container yards, new ways of farming and new development.




IFoU: CUHK NUS Semester Ii AY 2012-13

Recreational activities

Water front area

River basin


Indigenous Villagers




Existing 25,000 people

Non Indigenous Villages


Businessman Village Chief

NGO Activist NPO

Future 160,000 people





Residential 30% (Public + Rental + Private)


Commercial and Mix use 25%

Activity chart
Connecting green

Function distributions

Green 20%

Amenities and Infrastructure 25%

Master Plan

Phase I Mix use Additiona facilities Connectivity with community Eco sensitive area Connecting villages Injecting new schools for future development Walk able distance

Public institution Offices

Job opportu

Water retaintion area

River as a park connector

Bringing new economy Market for farm product Heritage and preservation for tourism

Phase High rise a dense residential

Connecting farmland with green belt

Green connector for farming

Phase Knowled Creativ industrie

For vertical farming and setting institutions

Job opportun Rental hou

Existing site

Green blue relation

Green connector

Tourism & heritage

Social institutions

Phase development

Re-avenue : Kallang Mixed used development program in kallang dist.

Masters in Urban Design Faculty : Francois Decoster, Asma Khawatmi Project concern; - Finding strategies for the development - Conceptual master plan

Green space

The intensive module of designing a master plan for the kalang area was conceptualized . The process evolved with the consideration of existing street network and continue the morphology in the site. The zoning was a mix grain of recreational commercial and business areas. The center was placed on the junction of boulevard streets and proposed MRT junction on the site. The peninsula was envisioned for the vertical farming to create a food for the habitation. The built Land use form is envisioned as a modular structure that is hold by the building core for future expansions and mobility.

Vertical garden

Wet land connector

Green connector

Central space

Part Model 3d visuals to show the character of spaces

Design module NUS- Sem I (AY- 2012-13)














KALANG SPECTRUM Kalang Public domain

Theory and implementation in urban design Faculty : Herbert Dreiseitl ( Atelier Dreiseitl ) Project concern: - Create a convincing design strategies and methods - Clarify part to whole relationship


The module was providing a conceptual thinking of various medium of representation to convey the design. The process begin with a site sketches and initiate idea that can convert in to reality. The concentrated built mass towards the road side and leaving public green areas towards the water side was a primary idea which was explored by model making to sketching activities. The conceptualization of mass and void relationship was providing a true public domain

Schematic section
Conceptual Presentation : Invited competition


The built space gradually meets the ground to generate activities at various level. The transition of space take place through spatial configuration that filters thought various layers starting from street scape to water front.

Strategic position of site

Built void sketch

Vision of Master plan master plan

Vision of master plan


Commercial Cum Community Centre , Bhubaneshwar, Orrisa Bhubneshwar development Authority

Associated Company: Mukesh and Associates Involved Office : Pradeep Makhijani & Associates- Architects Project responsibility: - Making Design Proposal - Presentation & 3d Visualization


The Proposed project is submitted to Bhubaneshwar Development Authority for new development in the suburban area of the town. The design proposal was made with the vision of creating an urban condition for the context. There were three urban plaza proposed to generate three different nature of activities in the building complex. The central plaza has been envisioned to be a recreational plaza were the food related activities can take place and on the south of the site the corporate plaza has been proposed to conduct unprogrammed activities for offices. All plaza creates a different nature of urban edge which allows the public realm in the building complex. Some edge treatments allows the possibility of informal market and some allows the places for sitting under a shaded environment.

Conceptual Presentation : Invited competition


Community Plaza

Recreational Plaza

Corporate Plaza

Ground Floor Plan

Building Diagram


Building skin

Recreational plaza

Recreational plaza

Corporate plaza

rt Jaipur airpo Jeevan Sandhya - Residential Homes for Senior citizen Jaipur - JDA : Jaipur Development Authority.
Associated Company: Mukesh and Associates Involved Office : Pradeep Makhijani & Associates- Architects Project responsibility: - Making Design Proposal - Presentation & 3d Visualization - Client Meetings - Site Visit


The Proposed project was presented to Jaipur Development Authority for the concern of Residential Homes for Senior Citizen. The two zone of 1BHK and 2 BHK was proposed with a vary strong relationship with the landscape. Here, Community spaces were provided with ramp and split levels so that it becomes a easy movement for elder to move in the space. Sit out pavilions and walkways around the green space will allow the elder to move around and experience ambience. Strategically, locally available stone and concrete have been provided to create a language for the buildings and community space.
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Location Map Old Age Home, Jaipur

Competition entry Results Awaiting


Top View of Garden Space

Sitting space

Layout space

Ramp and sitting space

Community space

Community space

Section through garden

Location Map of Naroda G.I.D.C., Ahmedabad

Center for Entrepreneurship Development Naroda - Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation

Associated Company: Mukesh and Associates Involved Office : Pradeep Makhijani & Associates- Architects Project responsibility: - Making Design Proposal - Presentation / 3D Visualization - Client Meetings - Design development :working drawings - Meeting With consultants


The Proposed project was presented to government of Gujarat. The project was envisioned with various site conditions and the nature of site. The existing structures were to be demolished on site and the existing full grown trees were saved to create landscape. The poetics of ramp and volume is space creates the entrance area .The functional distribution was according to the interrelationship.

Winning entry in Competition Execution under progress



Various concerns of rainwater harvesting, climate control screens, User friendly ramp etc... were considered as a part of institute.
Rain water harvesting Screen on the south side Screen for harsh climate User friendly ramp



Basic Block


Cafe Institute

Auditorium Hostel

Building Diagram



Distribution of function is such that it opens out in the central space. The emergence of form trough function and cohesive environment makes it the urban block in the industrial area.

Integrated Landscape

Entrance Pathway

3D Landscape sitting

View from ramp

Bird eye view

Keteshwar lake front development , Nadiad - Gujarat Nadiad nagar palika

Associated Company: Pradeep Makhijani & Associates - Architects Involved Office : Pradeep Makhijani & Associates- Architects Project responsibility: - Making Design Proposal - Presentation - 3D visualization - Client Meetings - Design Presentation - Site visits


The project is a concept design that was presented to local authority of Nadiad. The lake was an urban project with various edge condition on the existing water feature. The proposal involves various aspects of connecting diverse existing elements to create a public realm. The surrounding context has various institutes. i.e. Temple, school, hotel etc... It is also an initiative to create various public real around the larger context of the site.

Design Stage : Conceptual Presentation


Lake edge from the west side promenade

Road edge

Cultural Ghat

Children park


Model School Design Competition Government of Gujarat.

Associated Company: Mukesh and Associates Involved Office : Pradeep Makhijani & Associates- Architects Project responsibility: - Making Design Proposal - Presentation - 3D visualization - Client Meetings - Design Presentation


The proposed design was a architectural competition for a model school for State of Gujarat. The proposal was made with consideration of various kit and part. Here, The class room, administrations and other activities are design as a kit and explore the possibilities with various configurations. The detailed layout was prepared to explain one of the concept of the school being an cuboid space with a central courtyard. Each skin of the building were treated with various architectural elements.

Winning entry Gov. Gujarat Idea competition

Site Plan


Local Landscape

Cuboid form

Service corners

Defining entrance

Space distribution


Shaded Pathways

Semi covered space


Entrance area

Parking area

Ground Floor Plan

Section from entrance area

Water Harvesting

West side elevation

Tourist Destination Centre : Siddhpur Hindu Temple Parisar Siddhpur Patan, Gujarat.
Associated Company: Centre for Research and Constancy, CEPT University. Involved Department: Urban Design Project responsibility: - Design Development - Working drawing - Site coordination & site visits - Meeting with consultants

Jr. Architect

I was involved in making design development drawings, Coordination with various consultants (Structural, Plumbing, electrical, Landscape and Contractor), Site visits and Proof check the consultant drawings. The design was made to serve a better pilgrim place for the purpose of ritual for life after death. The central axis of Bindu sarovar was highlighted by built forms and spatial relationships. The buildings have been design to incorporate the existing trees. The sitting areas, promenades and landscaping were to elaborate the experiential quality of a place.

TCGL Project Ongoing - Under construction


NaNational Highway

Research Thesis: Understanding Market as a Convivial Public Place:

Unpublished Thesis Guide: Prof. Rajeev Kadam Project concern: - Understanding human response in an urban setting - Study of three different physical form of markets - Factor affecting public places - Market place

Study through understanding human responses in various spatial setting of markets in Ahmedabad

academic work

The research thesis was a part of last year of under graduation in architecture. Here, the attempt was to understand the public realm and use f space in the market space of Ahmedabad. In constantly changing scenario in Indian cities, public places have been found in various areas of contemporary built forms. And the research also focusses on studying the such spaces with relation to human behavior.

Research Unpublished Thesis


Ratan pol

Municipal Market

Himalaya mall

Social Use of space

Movement in space

C.G. Road Road edge Section Ahmedabad city has always been in need of large open public place. However, some markets serves as public places. Today, public places are classified within shopping malls for many social activities of recreation. These malls are questioned for many reasons including their value for neighbourhood in an Indian context. With this understanding, the idea of creating relationship between a market and user response is a key to understand the publicness of market space in City of Ahmedabad. The research thesis is an attempts to create the user response in the market places in market spaces to create the framework for the success and failure of a PLACE.

Model Fire Station Design Concept for Fire brigade department of Ahmedabad- Gujarat
Final year (Semester 9) Faculty Guidance: Ar. Gurjeetsigh Matharoo , Dr. Bimal Patel, Prof. Miki Desai, Riyaz Taiyyabji Project Brief: - Emergency response service - Housing for workers

academic work

The idea of creating fire station begins with the notion of creating a service building to our city. Fire stations in our cities have always been looked at as a need of the city and dont have architectural character to its existence. The design proposal was molded in such a manner that it creates a prototype for it to be established a new language for a fire station in the city. The hypothetical site was chosen in Naroda to explore the idea of Modal Fire station. The program was made with the consideration of fire station head quarter to explore and understand the complexity of the project. The program involves diverse functions that come under fire station i.e. Emergency first aid, control room, rest room & many other emergency services and residential quarters for various users - fire mans & officers. The design proposal was conceptually evolved around the building services and functional cores. In fire station the fire trucks are the most important part of building making process. Hence, the dimensional requirement of the fire truck was studied. The functional core of the building was provided such that it can accommodate two fire trucks in a functional core. The functional core of the building was served by a service bay which involves various building services, Fire machine services, equipment areas etc. Repetition of the functional core and service core has carried forward vertically to accommodate the requirement of the residential quarters. The positioning of the cuboid mass was such that it leaves enough ground for various mock-up training in the back side and buffer spaces in the front side. There are various masses have been carved out from the rigid cuboid space to create an experiential quality in the building. The doubled volume areas that overlook the primary spaces allow the ease of communication and provide a scale to the building as a whole. The corridor area being the main spine of the building cut across and serves the ease of access to tackle any emergency. The detailed architectural expression of a service building was achieved by providing various climatic louvers, cross bracing for earth quack resistance etcThe Steel as a building material was chosen to create an architectural expression and allow the flexibility of space. The process of the designing such buildings have answered a very interesting question of: how the concept of living space and service space made in a cohesive environment?

Final Yr Studio Design Thesis Published by COA


Building Details
The building have been detailed out with various details with lovers, and shading elements. The elements are also indicative of space use in the building diagram. The building language and details allows the flexibility of space to serve & accommodate regular change in technology.


Corridor Sectional model

academic work

Site Plan

Final Yr Studio Design Thesis Published by COA

Figure Ground Plan


Ground Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Urban Insert Understanding Urban spaces and developing an urban intervention, Ahmedabad
Pre final year studio : Urban insert Faculty : Prof. N.H.Chhaya, Prof. Nitin Raje, Ketan Kulkarni Project concern: - Connecting old city and new development - Dealing with large scale mixed use urban insert # Commercial Space # Recreational Space # Housing # Institutional Space # Public realm

academic work

Pre final Yr Studio

City Scale







Old city

City core


New development city Location Map of site in Ahmedabad city Lake

academic work

The urban insert deals with the complexity and challenges that site offers in the program of building mixed used development. The hierarchy of distribution is based on the site approach from different movement pattern. The massing of the buildings is gradually higher towards the road edge. Ease of pedestrian movement through diverse activities and connection with public plaza creates a continuous public realm.

Pre final Yr Studio


Section from Central Block

Figure Ground plan

Section from Central Block

Building diagram

Detail section


Housing Master Plan : Merlin Green Housing 40 acre Housing development

Practical training : internship Firm Name: Ayan Sen and associates : Development alliance Architect : Ayan Sen Project concern: - A week end home - Creating amenities for the residents - A detail house Reasonability : - Design Development - Working drawings - Office management

Ayan Sen

The internship was rendered with various projects with in 22 weeks. Primarily I was involved in designing the housing and master plan for merlin green housing. This project has two component for the design. The first one is to design a master plan and another is the detailed house. The master plan was made with consideration of existing water bodies and connection with the green space. The water harvesting ponds have become catalyst for public space enhancement. Whereas, at the unit house was detailed with the climatic considerations. The louvered windows and built form was made with tropical climate.

Training : Internship 22 weeks



Front Elevation

40 Acre Master Plan

Legend : 1. Living room 2. Dining room 3. Kitchen 4. Bed room 5. Toilet 7. Entrance 8. Courtyard

Ground Floor plan

Physical Model of A house

Side elevation

Heritage awareness centre , Calico dome - Ahmedabad - Institution

Faculty : Kiran Pandya, Parth Shah, Jayesh Parekh, Prof. Vijay Arya


Calico dome academic work

The project was proposed in the old city of ahmedabad. It was designed by using the existing ground profile of the Calico Dome. The courtyard typology was chosen to generate spaces that merge with the existing urban fabric. The spatial organization and elements of architecture enhances the sense of space to depict the heritage of the city.


Old City Core

Studio V - I Institution Design Project -1

3D Model of Building

Location Map of site in Old city of Ahmedabad city


3D Model of Building

Top view of building

Wall section Entrance area

Exchange Project Century Garden : Urban stainability of down town, Calgary, Canada
Exchange studio University of Calgary Course: Masters program in architecture - Sustainable Design Duration : 4 months Faculty : John selaless Project concern: - A sustainable park - Creating public place - Provide a place for eating and cultural activities

U oF C

The exchange program was part of an experience during the under-graduation in architecture. Here, the project was introduce to create a sustainable park in the city center of the Calgary, Canada. The sustainable park is only an catalyst that allows the other area to be use as a sustainable public place. The c-train public transport have been envisioned to be a pedestrian walkway that connects various green spaces in the street. The layer of public transport, promenade and public pockets was envisioned to create a social stainability in the city centre.

Exchange program Sustainable design


Site Topography

Existing street edge

Site Location Plan

Existing street edge

Garden Plan Existing street edge

Architectural Design Studio IV : 2010-11 Habitation - Shihor

Institute : Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University Faculty : Riyaz Tayyibji, Sankalpa, Pathik (T.A.)

Visiting Faculty

Intent: To study the built environment as a relationship between built form, physical context (climate, topography etc.) and society and the resultant ideas related to space making. The Project: Requires a group of three students to develop the site for the inhabitation for a total of 75 government employees and their families. Of these 50 will be forest workers (working for the care, preservation and study of the reserved forests) while the remaining 25 will be health officers working in the town and the more rural areas around, on issues of public health. The forest workers have a more permanent presence and will be stationed here for up to 5 years with their Families, while the Health workers will come and go as they will be required to move from town to town, and village to village in the district. As a result two distinct types of houses will be required, along with other facilities as listed below:
1 2 Type -1 Type -2 60 sq. mts. 90 sq. mts. 3 Community Services Community Laundry Shops (4NOS.) Medical Facility Animal Care 15 sq. mts. 10 sq. mts. 60 sq. mts. 40 sq. mts

Direction : Part I

- Understanding the physical context of the site: Topography and Climate. Architectural responses to these which are required for habitation. - Understanding of the need for public space across various scales. Architectural articulation of this into the site plan - Schematic development of the house type, with particular emphasis on the gradations of spaces between public and private and inside and outside. Understanding of the relationship between house and street. - Development of the site plan in response to the above with the further integration of ideas on rainwater harvesting and drainage - Development of Architectural Elements: Wall sections, column details, door and window, and/or any other details critical to the architectural character of the design.

Part II
The second part of the studio will focus on the Architectural Resolution of the various types of house units. This will be with respect to: - Architectural Character: The definition of spaces with respect to their use and position e.g. entrance, courtyards, staircases, etc. This will be considered both at the unit and the site level. - Architectural Character: With respect to material and structure.

Student work Studio iv.


Student works
Site: Located in Bhavnagar district, a few kilometers away from the main town with the same name, Shihore is a settlement that nestles into between the river to its west and a range of steep hills that encircle it on three sides from North to South through the east. The former capital of the Gohil Rajputs is a fortified town, it has a pattern of streets that follows the natural topography to give the town its distinct character. The town has a population of approx 47,000. The site itself lies to the East and South East of the Darbargadh, at the base of the hills. Measuring about 5800sqm, the site is divided into two by a path that runs through it. The smaller part is relatively flatter while the larger part is steeply sloped rising up the side of the hill behind the Darbargadh. This path is also the access to the site and its connection to the town.

Architectural Design Studio Iii : 2010-11 Exploration of Material - Form - Structure

Institute : Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University Faculty : Riyaz Tayyibji, Sankalpa, Ayaz, Pathik (T.A.)

Visiting Faculty

Brief In nature form and structure are inseparable. In architecture, the expressive quality of built forms is rooted in structure which is essential in making of architecture. Structure orders the distribution of matter. It varies from material to material, allowing for different distributions of mass and void, leading to a variety of textures and grain, light and shadow, scale and proportions. It is from this perspective that structure gives meaning to material. The studio systematically explores possibility to learn through forms in nature using realistic sketching and abstract drawing in order to unearth ideas that form the basis of an architectural conceptualization. This studio looks closely at the relationship between material, structure and form. To explore the understanding of this The entire studio is based on various exersices.

Student work Studio iii



Natural Porous object


Student works
Part A Nature study (Study of tree) Intent Understanding of form, Nature of space it creates, play of light & Shade, structure, usage, to develop the ability to abstract based on the observation (Form/Structure/ Organization/Part and Whole/ Rhythm/ Growth), Medium: graphite pencil / ink on cartridge paper Part B Study of Porous natural object Intent Understanding of spaces that makes up the porous object, nature of relationship of one space to another, Structure, light & shade, Understanding of formative principle (rules) & translating the studied spaces in models Medium: Charcoal on cartridge paper


Part C Introduction of material Intent Understanding of translating the space derived in part B with the introduction of chosen material, light, movement in the spaces and development of understanding the structure to hold on the derived space Medium: Models Part D Introduction of Program (Theme: Bazaar) Intent Learning of earlier stages and translating it in the design of bazaar.

Documentation : Surat Heritage

Associated Office: UMC- Urban Management Centre Architect: Meghna Manhotra & Manvita Baradi Documentation responsibility : - Primary observation about the condition of house - Identify facts of houses - i.e. Time,renovations,typology etc... - Social mapping of the place - Getting owners details. Purpose of project: - Submitting a report to Surat Municipal Corporation for conservation of heritage of surat - Publish a book to showcase the rich heritage of Surat


Surat has been rendered with various architectural style through various dynasties of ruling in the history. The origin of the city dates back to 300 B.C. And successively ruled by Survira(Maratha Period). There after tughlaq and mughal held sway over the city. And from that Portuguese, British, dutch and french have introduced their style of architecture to the city. In this scenario due to new development of the city and the urgently increasing need of the city have started ruin the rich heritage of the city.And this concerns were express to the city through reports and a book At the CoreUnderstanding the built heritage of Surat and Rander .

Documentation work


Masters in Art - Urban Design National University of Singapore Bachelor in architecture CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Pathik Gandhi