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UMODHINI V

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Sumodhini V
28th April, 1992
BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

RESUME

sumo.blore@gmail.com
CONTACT NO: 886-125-9206

As a student of architecture, my interests lean toward vernacular and sustainable


architecture. I am also interested in urban scale issues that require architectural solutions. I wish
to work with architects who have similar interests so that I may learn and grow in this eld. My
objective is to gain experience in the ocean that is Architecture and eventually be a successful
Architect.

Technical
Auto CAD
Archi CAD
Google Sketchup
Corel Draw
Adobe Photoshop

EDUCATION
Language
English
Kannada
Telugu
French
Hindi

Interests
Reading
Painting
Photography
Travelling
Handicrafts
Volunteering

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

OBJECTIVE

SKILLS

CONTENTS

2010 - 2015: B. ARCH


BMS School of Architecture,
Bangalore.
2008 - 2010: American High School
Troy Athens High School
Troy, MI, USA.
2007 - 2008: CBSE 10th Std.
Sri Kumaran Childrens Home
Bangalore.

WORKS

Public pier
Museum
Heritage Information Centre
Villa
Performance Arts Centre
India Innovation Centre
Multi-Modal Transit Station
Sustainable Residence in Shivajinagar

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9-15

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

North Light
Folded Plate
Tensile Structure
Pneumatic Structure
Shell Structure
Space Frame
Model: Pneumatic-Shell Structure

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Academic
NASA Pre-Convention Meeting, 2010, Hubli.
U-Sec.

One-day seminar by Ar. Jay Subramaniam.


Event Organising Team

Measure drawing and documentation of


temples at Hampi.

INSPIRIT Design Competition, 2013


MSRIT, Bangalore
Participant.

Construction of folded plate roof during


workshop conducted by Prof. Rekha Jetty.

Research and Survey of Hebbal Lake,


Bangalore, for Urban Planning Project.

One-day seminar by Ar. S.D. Sharma


(Chandigarh).
Event Organising Team

16-17

DOCUMENTATION
Hampi
Gavipuram

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18-19

OTHER WORKS
Research and Survey of Hebbal Lake
Goa: Tour Documentation through sketches

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Other
Conducting permanent exhibition to
commemorate 150th Birthday of Sir M.
Visvesvaraya.
Design Team
Documentation of Gavipuram as part of
INTACH.

Attended Bamboo Symphony workshop


conducted by Ar. Neelam Manjunath.
Have attended other seminars and design
walks.

ART WORK

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PUBLIC PIER & MUSEUM


PUBLIC PIER

The purpose of this Sem II assignment was to design


part of a public space and achieve an architectural
composition illustrating the interplay between planes,
shapes, forms, etc.

MUSEUM

In this project, the site given had a limited amount


of at ground available for building. The task was to
use as much of it as possible and add a mezzanine
oor for additional built area.
This exercise was done to understand spatial
requirements for exhibits and movement of people
through different spaces.

HERITAGE INFORMATION CENTRE


BASEMENT PLAN

AUDITORIUM

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

URBAN SPACE
CAF
LIBRARY
BOOK STORE
SOUVENIR SHOP

At the top of the lighthouse is a


viewing terrace (28m above ground
level of site) which gives a birds eye
view of Commercial Street, M G Road,
Metro Station, Parade Ground, etc. This
space would be especially active after
sunset, when the viewer can see the
nightlife in the downtown area which is
wondrous to behold.

The main design project


in Sem III was a Heritage
Information Centre. It was
to be a one-stop
information centre for
tourists and other visitors.
The building also had
exhibition spaces and an
NORTH-EAST ELEVATION
auditorium. The subject of
the exhibitions was The
Heritage of Bangalore.
The most important space was the Urban Space, which was a multi-purpose space,
open to the public, where events such as Bangalore Habba could take place.

NORTH-WEST ELEVATION

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THE LIGHTHOUSE

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

ADMINISTRATION
PERMANENT EXHIBITION

BIRDS EYE VIEW OF ENTRANCE AND


ADJACENT PARK

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
SEMINAR HALLS

VIEW OF THE ROOF TOP

THIRD FLOOR PLAN

BIRDS EYE VIEW


OF NORTHWEST
FACADE

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
ROOF TOP RESTAURANT

VIEW OF NORTH-WEST SIDE

LIGHTHOUSE PLAN

VIEWING TERRACE

VIEW OF ENTRANCE
COURTYARD

1200 SQ.FT VILLA

The housing project in Sem IV


involved designing a 1200 sq.ft
villa, among other types of
residential units such as
apartments and row houses.
The site was assumed to be in a
hot and humid region. The
climate has been addressed by
providing a double height for
living and dining areas for
ventilation through stack effect
and vertical louvres along the
main staircase. Car parking
area is partially covered to
protect the car from rusting due
to high humidity.```

FIRST FLOOR PLAN


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

EAST ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION

SECTION B-B

SECTION A-A
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PERFORMANCE ARTS CENTRE


Buildings staggered to allow view of
central space and lake
Central open space, which is the
heart of the building; slopes up
from the entrance to the tree,
from where it is open to the lake.

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BASEMENT PARKING

CONCEPT
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Direction of slope going up


and movement of people from
entrance to the lakefront.

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

This was a centre for learning


and performing art forms such as
dance and music. The given
B
site had a lakefront to the
east and was accessed
from the west. The building
A
had learning spaces such
as dance and music
studios as well as
performance spaces
such as OAT and
auditorium.

LAKE

GROUND FLOOR PLAN


A

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

FRONT ELEVATION

SECTION A-A

FUTURE EXPANSION (THIRD FLOOR) PLAN

VIEW FROM CENTRAL OPEN SPACE


SECTION B-B

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INDIA INNOVATION CENTRE

B
A

The brief was to design a hi-tech institute for innovation


in industrial-related products. The program included
academic and residential spaces, along with a
recreational centre for the students. The campus also
housed state-of-the-art research labs and a pilot plant.
The most signicant building in the campus was to be the
innovation centre, which would be the public interface
between the students and the visitors, industrialists,
businessmen, recruiters, etc.
A peculiar feature of the site given was a 6m high solid
rock outcrop in the centre of the site. This has been
addressed by making it the central interactive space for
students and connecting space between the academic
block, innovation centre and auditorium.

1. Innovation Centre
2. Research Labs
3. Auditorium
4. Academic and Admin. block
5. Library
6. Pilot Plant
7. Recreation Centre
8. Hostel blocks

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MASTER PLAN
CONCEPTUAL PLAN AND SECTION

Innovation Centre is the


focus of the campus

FRONT ELEVATION

Buildings look onto the


rock outcrop making
it an interactive space
for the students

SECTION A-A

Academic and residential


buildings are like ripples from
the Innovation Centre

SECTION B-B

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MULTI-MODAL TRANSIT STATION


The design project was a multi-modal transit station
opposite to the Byappanahalli Metro Terminal Station. The
building acts as an intersection point for various modes of
transportation such as inter-state and BMTC buses, Metro
trains, Railways, taxis, autos and other private vehicles.
The building needed to be provided with ancillary
functions such as Multi-level car parking, small hotel, bus
repair bays, ambulance parking, etc. The building also has
large commercial and ofce spaces to support the transit
station.
The two main built structures are the Transit Station and
the Multi-level car park. The green edge on the front of
the site becomes a public space for those using the transit
station as well as for those living in the surrounding
residential areas.
Transit station

Multi-level Car
Parking

MASTER PLAN

Green front

FRONT ELEVATION

SECTION A

SUSTAINABLE RESIDENCE IN SHIVAJINAGAR


A

The brief was to design


a sustainable residence in
Shivajinagar, Bangalore in
a site roughly measuring
30X 50. It was to have
zero discharge in terms of
sewage and waste. The
house was to be selfsufcient with respect to
power requirements and
water consumption.
The design employs
passive cooling, stack
effect, daylighting, open
greens and terrace
gardens for natural
ventilation and light. The
power consumption is
reduced through use of
energy-saving appliances
and xtures. The house
generates its own
electricity with the help of
roof-mounted solar
panels. Waste water is
treated on site and
converted to grey water
which can be used for
gardening.

ATRIUM WITH SKYLIGHT


The stairwell has a skylight on the topmost
oor. It acts as a light well and atrium for the
residence.

UTILITY AREA

BIOGAS PLANT
It reduces LPG consumption by half.
The input for the digester is kitchen waste .
Once the entire mass gets digested, it is
converted into a rich liquid manure.

SOLAR PANEL
A sloping roof facing true
south is clad with solar panels
which will produce the required
energy for the house.

Treated water for


gardening

STP under
bathroom

Filter only
for kitchen
sink water

RECHARGE WELL
Pit with layers of sand and
gravel which lters rain water
and leads into a tank.

Black water
from WC

Grey water
from shower
and sink

Pipe leading to green


spaces on upper oors

STEPPED PROFILE
The stepped prole is to
guratively move away from the
nala. It is oriented so as to
receive pleasing sunlight from the
north.

HERB GARDEN
Liquid manure from
the biogas plant is
used to nourish this
patch.

Grey water
from sink

RECYCLING OF BLACK
AND GREY WATER ON SITE

Lighting through skylight

CAR PARK
LOCATION
Parking located
on th eastern
side to bring in
light.

Guest bedroom located in the


south-west corner as it is not used
during the day.

Hot air escapes by stack effect

SECTIONAL DETAIL AT Y(NTS)


SECTION AA

GROUND WATER RECHARGE


A

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES USED IN DESIGN :

Porous paving used for car park


to recharge ground water.

*Solar Photo Voltaic Panels

MATERIALS USED :

*Household biogas plant


* The building has a concrete framed structure with walls made of y - ash bricks and M-sand for mortar.
* Straw based sheathing is used instead of plywood to eliminate the VOC component.

*STP for black and grey water treatment


*Rain-water harvesting through discharge wells.
*Energy efcient xtures and appliances such as LED
lights instead of incandescent or uorescent lights.

TERRACE GARDEN

SOLAR PHOTO VOLTAIC PANELS

*Cross ventilation for every habitable space.

*A small family of four consumes around, 5 to 8kWh of energy per day.Using energy efcient
xtures and appliances reduces it to 3 to 5 kWh per day,which is easily met by 12sq.m of Solar
Photo Voltaic Panels(SPV).The panels are ideally xed facing true south at an angle equal to the
latitude of the place(12.97deg).

*Temperature control through stack effect and natural


day-lighting through skylights.
*10% vegetation (min.21sq.m +) achieved.

sourced from :
www.lgreenventures.com/photovoltaic.html

TERRACE
GARDEN

STACK EFFECT
The living room has a triple
height with louvres that
helps in acheiveng the stack
effect.

CREEPERS

CROSS VENTILATION

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

SECOND FLOOR PLAN


FRONT VIEW (FROM THE ROAD)

BACK VIEW OF GREEN ROOFS

NIKITA CHAVAN

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN - RESIDENCE IN SHIVAJINAGAR

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SHRUTHI NATH

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SEM : VIII

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SMRITHI . K

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COLL : BMSSA

SUMODHINI . V

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SUB : SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

NORTH LIGHT

FOLDED PLATE

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TENSILE STRUCTURE

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PNEUMATIC STRUCTURE

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SHELL STRUCTURE

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SPACE FRAME

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MODEL: PNEUMATIC-SHELL STRUCTURE

The shell structure uses a tensile and a pneumatic element in


combination. A system of space frames is used to form the basic structural
framework. The smaller portion of the structure uses a system of reinforced
arches and is enveloped by a ferro-cement covering. The load acting on
the main portion of the structure is taken up by ring beams formed
around the arches (tubular space frame).
There is a skylight supported by a ring beam and held in tension by
cables attached to supports that are attached to the ground.

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

HALF PLAN

CONCEPT

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DOCUMENTATION OF TEMPLES AT HAMPI AND BADAMI


HALL OF HUNDRED COLUMNS, VIRUPAKSHA TEMPLE
COMPLEX, HAMPI
Various temples and halls in the Virupaksha Temple
Complex, Hampi, were documented as part of Hampi
tour assignment. Our group of ve was assigned the Hall
of Hundred Columns in the temple complex. Each group
member was involved in making a measured drawing
and detail sketches of the hall.

SOUTH-EAST MANTAPA, SECTION EAST-WEST LOOKING TOWARDS NORTH

UPPER SHIVALAYA

LOWER SHIVALAYA
Photo source: www.hampi.in

UPPER AND LOWER SHIVALAYAS, BADAMI


Temples of Badami were documented through
sketches as part of tour assignment. The documentation
was carried out in groups. Our group documented the
Upper and Lower Shivalayas.

Badami Fort houses one of the oldest Shiva Temples in the


region--Malegitti Shiva. Perched on top of the hill, about 600m
above sea level, is the fort with the upper and lower Shivalayas.
The Upper Shivalaya, built by Pulakeshi II, a devotee of Lord
Vishnu is marked by sculpted tales from mythology on its outer
walls. Lion and elephant heads are sculpted atop the temple
steps. The Lower Shivalaya was raised to Lord Ganesh. To its north a
16th century cannon looks down on the township.

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S-02

S-03

DOCUMENTATION OF GAVIPURAM

Architectural
Documentation Of
Gavipuram

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Gavipuram is a century-old settlement near the


Basavangudi area of Bangalore, currently occupied by
Lingayat Brahmins. Only a small portion of the Agrahara,
consisting of ve houses, a temple, a rest area for
pilgrims and a school, remains as the surroundings have
begun to modernize. Hence, it was important that the
settlement be documented before it started
modernizing too. The documentation process was
conducted and guided by INTACH, a non-prot
organisation which carries out documentation of Indias
rich architectural heritage.

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1880

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1600

590

Resident: Smt.
Shailaja Shivaprasad

W1

W4

1950

1750

D5

POOJA
ROOM

BEDROOM

1910

BATHROOM

D6

MACHINE
ROOM

W2

Sheet Title: Plan &


Longitudinal Section

W3

PASSAGE

D7

LIVING
ROOM

S-01
KITCHEN

0.

S-01

D4

Schedule of openings
Height

D3

S-03

D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
W1
W2

Ground Floor

W3
W4

1:50

Length

Height from oor

1750
1900
1900
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1900
1900
1950
400
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400

860
750
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Scale: 1:50
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Documentation
Team:

Legend:

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CHIMNEY

Stone
Brick

LIVING ROOM

Earth

GUESTROOM

250

KITCHEN

Concrete
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GL

Key Plan:

B. M. S. School
of Architecture

1880

Documentation was done in groups of three. Each


group was given a building which had to be measured
drawn.

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Detail
A

At certain times of the day, such as mornings and


evenings, the street transforms into a gathering space for
housewives and children. The street is also part of the
route for processions from the temple.

Kutsho-u Therie
Muyeeza Afzal
Sumodhini V

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D1

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GUESTROOM

KITCHEN

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4830

D2

S-02

The dwellings are clustered closely around an


L-shaped street that leads from the temple to the main
street over a hillock. The houses are built in the manner
of row houses. The buildings are of stone and brick with a
trabeated system of stone columns and beams. Other
features of these dwellings include clerestories, stone
gutters and ornamental cornices.

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1540

Steel

14460

D - H 2/3
S-01

Building Section

1:50

NOT TO SCALE

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RESEARCH ON HEBBAL LAKE, BANGALORE


Hebbal lake in Bangalore was researched and
surveyed for Urban Planning group assignment. The task
involved studying the ecological degradation and
rejuvenation, catchment pattern, ora and fauna,
treatment of lake edge and lake sections.

Sewage lines

Most lakes in Bangalore are being polluted and


encroached in blatant disregard of the recommendations of the
Lakshman Rao Committee and various orders of this Hon'ble Court
and the Supreme Court of India. BBMP and BDA have rehabilitated
some lakes (Eg. Yediyur lake in Jayanagar) purely from the
standpoint of civil engineer's vision as mere water storing aquifers.
As a consequence the ecological functionality of such rehabilitated
lakes has been disastrously interfered with, or worse, destroyed.
Thus requiring, wholly unnecessarily, high maintenance costs to
keep the lake waters from turning eutrophic. Besides such
engineering efforts have discarded various traditional and cultural
rights that helped protect and conserve lakes. The Hebbal lake was
one such lake in the city.
The 64.5 hectare lake at Hebbal was putreed, covered
with water hyacinth and had no visible water sheet. Domestic
sewage discharge from all the nearby residential layouts was
heavy, leading to water hyacinth growth. Water recharged into the
ground was full of contaminants, including heavy metals.

Widespread growth
of water hyacinth

A diversion canal was built leading downstream. The


upstream sewage ow from all the residential layouts
nearby now bypasses the lake and ows into the canal and
then into Nagavara. Ideally, it should have gone into a
sewage treatment plant, but this was done as a temporary
arrangement.

Residential Layout

7 km long jogging
track

Residential Layout

Desilting the lake


bed

Lake

Towards
Nagavara Lake

Islands
B

Residential Layout
A
Interception and
diversion of sewage
entering lakes.

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Accumulated Sludge

Residential Layouts

Almost all small and big tanks in the


Bangalore Urban District have become
sewage disposal tanks. Layers of
water hyacinth, lth and sewage
accumulate on the surface, forming
supercial islands, reducing oxygen
levels in the water and making it toxic
for aquatic life.

During 1990 2010 there was energetic effort on the part of the
Karnataka Forest Department to recover encroached lake lands
and to restore many lakes in and around Bangalore. The early part
of last decade also witnessed the Dept. of Ecology and
Environment taking initiative through the Indo Norwegian
Environment Programme (INEP) to intelligently rehabilitate
Hebbal, Agara and Nagawara lakes. INEP supported the
rejuvenation of three lakes in the City: Hebbal, Madiwala and
Dodda Bommasandra near Vidyaranyapura.

7 km long jogging
path along the lake.

Residential Layouts

BUILDINGS IN ELEVATION (BACKDROP)

Sewage from
residential layouts
ushing right into the
lake

HEBBAL LAKE PARK


LAKE WATER
ISLAND

Sewage lines

Lake

MILITARY
LAND

Restoration started with the identication of the source and entry


points of sewage discharged into the lake showed that domestic
sewage discharge was heavy, leading to water hyacinth growth.
Water recharged into the ground was full of contaminants,
including heavy metals. The lake was isolated from the sewage
and the storm water ow was regulated. The lake bed was
desilted and the removed accumulated sludge and sediments
were used to create a jogging track of 7 km with this silt. This was
topped with good soil and planted with ornamental plants, grass
etc. Desilting also helped to recharge borewells in the vicinity.

The two articial


islands created in
1988 now act as
breeding and nesting
grounds for various
aquatic birds who
add to the scenery
here.

DRAIN WATER

WATER IN SECTION

WALKWAY

Islands

A wetland system was created within Hebbal lake, where


plastics, bottles and large objects can be removed through
ltration. Biological purication was achived using hydrophytic
plants which absorb dissolved pollutants and toxins. The
wetland also acts as a silt trap. There are vents from which
water can ow from a certain height to the main lake. This
ensures that relatively clean water is made cleaner.

Residential Layouts
Hebbal lake is a
nesting place for
darters, kingshers,
pond herons and
many more birds.

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SECTION B-B

DRAIN WATER

LONGER WATER STRETCH


SHORTER WATER STRETCH

FISHERIES DEPARTMENT
AN ISLAND (APPROX.
AREA 1ACRE)
LAND BETWEEN LAKE AND FISHERIES DEPT.
LAKE WATER (REGION BEING
DUG UP TO INSTALL DRAINAGE
PIPE LINES TO REDIRECT THE
SEWAGE

Ecological Degradation
THE WALKWAY CREATED
IN ELEVATION

Restoration
SEWAGE PIPE

WATER BODY IN SECTION

A SMALLER ISLAND
ROAD
LAKE WATER

CONCEPTUAL SECTION A-A THROUGH LAKE

WALKWAY

Sem VII
Physical Planning
Group Members:
Shruthi Nath
Smrithi Prasad
Sahana Bhat

Sukrutha S
Sumodhini V
Siddharth Rabbi

BMSSA

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GOA: TOUR SUMMARY THROUGH SKETCHES


BASTION

LIGHTHOUSE

FORT AGUADA
PANAJIM

FRONT VIEW: BOM JESUS

VAULTED CEILING
ST. LAURENCE CHAPEL

BOM JESUS
OLD GOA

FONTAINHAS

TILE PATTERN

NEAR PANAJIM

KALA ACADEMY

SHIKSHA NIKETAN

PANAJIM

HOUSES OF GOA:
MUSEUM

NISHA PLAY
SCHOOL

FRONT VIEW: KALA ACADEMY

AR. GERARD DE CUNHAS WORKS


PORVORIM

BACK VIEW: KALA ACADEMY

WAFFLE SLAB ROOF

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ART WORK

PHOTOGRAPHY

MODELS

HANDICRAFTS

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CONTACT NO: 886-125-9206