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RUSHABH

CHHEDA
A R C H I T E C T U R A L
PORTFOLIO
rushabh.chheda@gmail.com
+91 8082628996

Rus h ab h
Ch h eda

1102-Adarsh Excellency, Off


Marve Road, Malad West,
Mumbai-49.

[6.11.1991] [24]

+91 8082628996

Objective
Status
Education

Honors

Relevant
Experience

MUMBAI, INDIA

Social/
Organizational
Skills

rushabh.chheda@gmail.com
Student Council Admin - Worked on Exhibitions, Workshops, Administration &
Organisation, as a representative of the entire student community

Master of Architecture Application

Competitions

Employed, Architect

2014-Present

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture & Environmental Studies, Mumbai

Class of 2014

Bern University Of Applied Sciences


Part of an International student exchange programme for
urban research in different cities in India & Europe
Mumbai | Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Berlin | Bern

2014

KRVIA Gold Medal for the Best Thesis Design Dissertation

2015

Amongst the Top 50 Thesis Design Dissertations in India

2015

3rd rank in Overall Academics in the 4th Year

2013

References

Top 10 Thesis Design Dissertation Zone 3, a nationwide competition held by the


National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture & Council of Architecture

2014-2015

Kaushik Patel Architects - Intern | Mumbai, India


Residential | Commercial
Worked on Construction Drawings/ Design Development

2013-2014

Software
Proficiency

Analog Skills

Languages

Interests

2014

2012-2013

2014

Aneerudha Paul | Director


email ; director@krvia.ac.in | ph :+91 9820891736

K.R.V.I.A.
Mumbai

Rupali Gupte | Faculty of Architecture & Urban Design


email : rupali.gupte@gmail.com | ph :+91 98 21012510

K.R.V.I.A.
Mumbai

Shantanu Poredi & Manisha Agarwal | Mobile Offices


email : mobileoffices@gmail.com | studiomoof@gmail.com | ph :+91 9820401846

Mobile Offices (Mo-oF) - Architect | Mumbai, India


Shantanu Poredi & Manisha Agarwal
Commercial | Residential | Institution | Hospitality
Worked on Design / Resolution/ Execution/ Construction
Drawings/ Correspondence

Design Sketch : Student Exchange Program

Been part of an international student exchange program across India & Europe,
am at a comfortable & competent level to work in teams with students/ professionals from other countries

AutoCAD 2D/ 3D

Grasshopper

Adobe Suite

SketchUp

Rhinoceros

V-Ray

MS Office

Lumion

Hand Drafting

Illustrations

Sketching

Model Making

English
Gujarati

Hindi
Spanish

Marathi
Kutchi

Product Design, Graphic Design, Installations, Housing, Building Typologies, Urban Cityscapes & Urban Planning
Music, Art House Cinema, Theater, Photography, Traveling, Hiking & Blogging

Mo-Of
Mumbai

Projects :
The Indus Valley Project...........................................................4
Location : Dholavira, Gujarat, India
Type : Individual Academic Work
Time : June 2014 - November 2014
Level : Year 5, Semester 9 (Final Thesis Design Dissertation)
Mentor : Ar. Shirish Joshi (shirish.shiroo@gmail.com)

Cross Apartments.....................................................................10
Location : Mumbai, India
Type : Individual Academic Work
Time : December 2012 - March 2013
Level : Year 4, Semester 8
Mentor : Ar. Rupali Gupte (rupali.gupte@gmail.com) & Ar. Kalpit Ashar (kalpitashar@gmail.com)

Indian High Commission...............................................................14


Location : Colombo, Sri Lanka
Type : Individual Academic Work
Time : December 2011 - March 2012
Level : Year 3, Semester 6
Mentor : Ar. Manas Vanwari (manasvanwari@gmail.com)

IN:CH International Student Exchange Program..............................17


Location : Mumbai & Bangalore, India
Type : Academic Team Work
Time : 21st March - 3rd June 2014
Contribution : Research, Analysis, Design, Illustrations, Presentations, Co-ordination & Execution
Supervisor : Ar. Shirish Joshi (shirish.shiroo@gmail.com) & Ar. Juerg Grunder (info@in-ch-architects.com)

School Of Planning And Architecture...........................................23


Location : Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Type : Professional Work
Time : March 2015 - Present
Contribution : Project Architect, Tender Drawings, Working Drawings,

Design Development, Execution & Co-ordination
Supervisor : Principal Architect Shantanu Poredi (studiomoof@gmail.com)

Photography : Jewish museum, Berlin - Daniel Libeskind

01 The Indus Valley Project, Sem 9, Design Dissertation

The Indus Valley Project

Rushabh Chheda

Dholavira, Gujarat, India - November 2014


Individual Academic Project
Mentor - Ar. Shirish Joshi : shirish.shiroo@gmail.com
Softwares - Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, SketchUp & V-Ray
Dholavira is one of the five largest Indus valley civilization sites in the world.
Dholavira & the other Indus sites of Gujarat urgently need to be declared UNESCO World Heritage sites to galvanize government protection & international support. The establishment of the Indus Valley Project will help drive this UNESCO
World Heritage nomination through Master Conservation Planning, an integrated
research, tourism, education and publishing program, and providing new economic development opportunities.
Observation Tower

01 The Indus Valley Project, Sem 9, Design Dissertation

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People Of Kutch

Bhunga : Kutch Dwelling

Excavation Site : ASI Website

Site Study :

Location Plan

A study of the typical housing structure of the village was done


to know about the local materials, sustainable design & structural stability of the houses, which are designed to sustain the
most cruel dessert weather, along with regular earthquakes.

The excavation site is located a kilometer away from
the village Dholavira, from which it derives its name. It is
spread across an area of 100 hectares, occupied during 2650
BC - 1450 BC. It is characterized by monumental architecture,
massive fortification, designed using a distinct geometry of
multiple orthogonal enclosures in specific proportions.
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Site Plan

Framing The Castle

Rushabh Chheda

Framing The Excavation Site

Framing The Arterial Streets

Climatic Strategy

Design Strategies :
Two axes cut the building into 3 parts dividing the programs of the building.
These axes frame 2 views of the excavation site, of the castle & of the arterial
streets of the lower town. A few other axes further divide the building which frame
the landscape around the village of Dholavira.

Trees are planted between the boundary wall & the building which enhances insulation. The walls are thick & made in brick further insulating the building against the hot winds known as loo .
Axes

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Ground Floor Plan

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The building is designed as a fortress deriving this attribute from the excavation
site. The project is located near the entrance of the lower town (excavation site).
Due to the cutting axes & the orthogonal spaces the residual buffer spaces thus
created incorporate functions like outdoor exhibition areas & rest areas.
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Corrugated Metal
Roofing

Steel I-Beam

Steel Tension
Cable
Filler Slab

Stone Lintel & Pad

Custom R/F
Bars

Harappan Brick

Wall Section :
A light weight double roofing system is used, which insulates the building from the harsh dessert heat. The area between the ceiling & the roofing creates a low
pressure area where the hot air is pushed out by the wind & further reduces the temperature inside the building.
Due to the high earthquake zone, the design incorporates strategies to protect the building during tremors. A customized reinforcement is designed for the project
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Concept :

Initial Sketch

Amphitheater

The main visual focus of the design is the ruined city itself, such that the building
has views from it of the site.

The Building acts as a bridge to the past from the present. Incorporating
the design strategies of the Harappan civilization without directly imitating them
and also taking into account modern styles of architectural design & materials to
enhance the quality of the building & its use.

Museum Wing

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02 Cross Apartments, Sem 8, Urban Housing

Rushabh Chheda

Cross Apartments

Mumbai, India - December 2012 to March 2013


Individual Academic Project
Mentors - Ar. Rupali Gupte (rupali.gupte@gmail.com)

& Ar. Kalpit Ashar (kalpitashar@gmail.com)
Softwares - Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, SketchUp & V-Ray
Increasingly limited Urban space & the growing population has given rise to a new type of architecture Residential Redevelopment
in the city of Mumbai. It involves replacing old residential buildings
with residences that provide for not only the accommodation of the
people living earlier but also for the generation of new residents.
An extremely high human density & constant development has led
to the shrinking of open spaces in the city.

The project is located in an old neighborhood of Mumbai,
which only until recently has started being developed rapidly. The
project brief was to design a high rise housing project, which caters to the high demand for housing. The lack of open spaces in
the area has created the need to think of a building comprising
of open spaces, usable not only by the residents, but also by the
people of the city.

Design Model

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Design Development

Initial Study :
Initial site work involved a study of the given
area, analysis of the site context , the everyday
activities of the people & a study of the systems
of rent/ ownership. In addition a mapping of the
types of buildings based on age, height, cess or
non cess was also done.
Location

Site Model

Site Activity Montages

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Design Concept :
The design concept is to interconnect the 6 housing towers at different levels
with sky bridges. These sky bridges form the recreation spaces for the people
living in the towers. The residual space on the ground is designed for the people of the city to use, having programs like, shopping arcades, a Jain temple,
an amphitheater, a restaurant & a cafe.

Site Plan

4th & 5th Floor Plan

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Apartments :
The towers have apartments designed as different typologies, from studio apartments to luxurious duplex apartments, serving a varied client
type. All sky bridges are designed to have access through all towers. Each sky bridge serves
a different program for recreation like a sky garden, child care center, a restaurant, bars, a fitness center & a swimming pool.

West Elevation

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03 Indian High Commission, Sem 6, Civic Project

Indian High Commission

Rushabh Chheda

Colombo, Sri Lanka - December 2011 to March 2012


Individual Academic Project
Mentor - Ar. Manas Vanwari (manasvanwari@gmail.com)
Softwares - Adobe Suite & AutoCAD
The design of the new High Commission embodies a long standing exchange
of culture & ideas between the two countries & ensures that the strong political
alliance will continue to thrive into the future.

Inherent to this is an understanding of the two cultures & a means of
communication between those two cultures. Communication requires language &
the use of an appropriate language of architecture becomes the most challenging
task of this design .

Conceptual Sketch

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Ground Floor Plan

Concept :
The main concept of the design is to create a landscape of sloping roofs. As the site is sunk 5 meters
below the street level, a passerby shall see a series of roofed structures. Also due to the regular rainfall
that the region faces, the roof also protects well against it.

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Site Plan

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Front Elevation

Ideology :
Located on a prominent Site in Colombo, the intention of the Indian High Commission is to make its presence known, both as an important part of the Sri Lankan life & as a place of intense Cultural Exchange.

Design Model

Location

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04 Ecologies Of Waste, International Student Exchange Program

Ecologies Of Waste

- International Student Exchange


MUMBAI, India - 21st March - 11th April 2014
Academic Team Work
Contribution : Research, analysis, design, illustrations & presentations.
Supervisor : Ar. Shirish Joshi (shirish.shiroo@gmail.com)

Ar. Juerg Grunder (info@in-ch-architects.com)
Softwares : Adobe Suite
The 2nd leg of the IN:CH student exchange program was held in Mumbai, 18
Swiss, 2 Spanish & 11 Indian students, were divided into 6 groups.

The topic of the study was to analyze the waste management systems of
the city & to provide solutions to make it more sustainable. An extensive study was
done on the wards assigned to us on different parameters such as the population,
the amount & types of wastes & the systems being implemented.

Two info graphical panels were designed to document the research. The
first panel gives an overview of the citys waste management system & the other
describes possible interventions for a better system based on the analysis. Various interventions are proposed from individual to master planning to make Mumbai a Zero Waste city .

Rushabh Chheda, Jurg Buhrer, Michelle Mosimann & Hardik Joshi

Behrampada : H-East Ward

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Research Panel

04 Ecologies Of Waste, International Student Exchange Program

Rushabh Chheda, Jurg Buhrer, Michelle Mosimann & Hardik Joshi

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Intervention Panel

04 Designing the Waste, International Student Exchange Program

Rushabh Chheda, Samuel Glatthard, Noopur Sejpal & Dominic Antener

Designing With Waste

- International Student Exchange


Bangalore, India - 23rd April - 3rd June 2014
Academic Team Work
Contribution : Research, analysis, design, illustrations & presentations.
Supervisor : Ar. Juerg Grunder (info@in-ch-architects.com)
Softwares : Adobe Suite
The 3rd & last phase of the IN:CH studio 2014 was held in Bangalore. The studio
focused on planning strategies, design, construction & materialization concepts
to come up with a built form. After going through a jury of stakeholders, experts &
architects, these projects were executed on site with the help of skilled labour &
the community. This studio was intercepted by lectures from practitioners, stakeholders & visits to important sites & locations to understand the social & architectural fabric of the city.

The site given to us was Christ University, a college founded in 1969
spread across a 25 acre campus. The University has taken an effort to establish
the campus as a Zero Waste Zone. Our task was to understand the source &
disposal of all the different kinds of waste, what is already done within the system
and how it can be improved & enhanced.

Waste-Wall Design

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Rushabh Chheda, Samuel Glatthard, Noopur Sejpal & Dominic Antener

Waste Circulation on Campus

Analysis :
The University has implemented many waste management systems to handle
their waste. The 420kgs of wet waste which is produced by the canteens & kitchens everyday is processed & recycled in the campus itself by using composting
pits to create fertilizers or by using the Bio-gas plant to produce cooking gas. All
the other dry waste is segregated by a few employed women in various categories such as paper, plastic, tetra-pack, aluminum etc. which is either recycled on
campus or sold to recyclers outside the campus.

The difficulty which the university faces is in the segregation of waste
which is a very time consuming & labour intensive process. Also due to the improper segregation of waste, the implemented systems of management cannot
be used to its full potential.

Biogas Plant

Paper Recycling Unit

Composting Plant

Waste Segregation

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Waste-Wall Elevation

Dustbin Construction

Design :
We decided to intervene this problem of segregation at the source of the waste.
The intention was to increase the responsibility of the students in handling their
own waste. The design was in 2 parts:
1. An interactive Waste-Wall was designed which has information for the user to
properly segregate the waste into 4 categories : Wet waste, dry waste, tetra pack
& plastics which covers the most types of wastes produced on campus.
2. An art installation was created which is also a seating for the students. The
installation is an arrangement of cubes in various shapes with different types of
wastes packed inside it, sealed with clear acrylic sheets & having certain information about the waste on it. This helps to create a sense of awareness among
the students.

Executed Designs

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05 School Of Planning & Architecture, Institution Project

School of Planning and Architecture

Rushabh Chheda, Tanuj Jain, Akshay Surana & Pathik Joshi

Vijaywada, India - March 2015 to Present

Professional Work
Contribution : Project Architect, Design Development, Working Drawings,

Tender Drawings, Execution & Co-ordination.
Supervisor : Principal Architect Shantanu Poredi (studiomoof@gmail.com)
Softwares : Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, SketchUp & V-Ray
The design philosophy is to create The Collective Learning Culture. The tradition of disseminating knowledge & innovation relies in the diverse community
experiences. This interdependence of a community & the individual is vital for the
growth of an educational institution. Focusing on the diversity of individuals & the
vastness of a community creates opportunities of variation & thereby learning.
Interdependent programs offer a multitude of interactive spaces that would be
beneficial for a community experience. Learning is an interactive & collaborative
process. Hence, spaces that allow for interaction foster creative thought.

Student Hostels

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Ground Floor Plan

Design Diagrams

Main Entrance

Institute building :

The building captures the different kinds of movements to form a strong expression of a dynamic learning environment. The building stack has been divided
section into 3 major parts, the parasol roof, concourse level & the platform.

Each part is active at different times of the day with the morning learning hours spent in the Top section as it would be cool. The afternoon interactive learning
is set into the ground as it would stay much cooler by virtue of the shadow cast by the top block & the solid stone masonry wall of the periphery. The leisure time is
spent in the central void in the form of a Concourse with ample cross ventilation which is appropriate for comfort in a hot humid climate.
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The institutional building is a platform for debate, exchange & dissemination. The building also acts as a deep gateway or an interface to the entire campus. The notional Interface/
Gateway allows for mediating, filtering & channelizing people
from public activity level to the semi-public programs.

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Crit Space

Wall Section

Front View

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Housing Module Diagrams

Student Hostels :

The housing is envisioned as a low rise environment with the idea of
creating Living Courts that merge with the active streets. The housing merges
residential program (student rooms) with contiguous non-program which allows
for spillover, thus creating a lively neighborhood that fosters informal interactions
between students.

The Housing is fragmented thereby moving away from the dormitory or
hostel organizations which foster a regimented form of social control. The attempt was to break this very notion by streets, courtyards, bridges, verandas &
terraces. The spaces perceived create a variety of chance interaction between
students.

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East Elevation

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Courtyards
Sectional Diagrams

First Floor Plan


The housing allows for multiple smaller building types, dispersed in balanced clusters around varying scales of living courtyards. It is an active pedestrian
ground which is stimulated as the street-scape gets transformed into verandas &
chowks.

The housing building reintroduces traditional principles of architecture, efficiently enabling passive cooling & protection from the harsh solar radiation using
appropriately distanced narrow streets.

Boys Housing

North Elevation

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