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Ishaan Kumar

Ishaan Kumar

New York, NY, US

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Final Model
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During my fourth year, I designed a Natatorium for Hudson Square. Instead of concealing all the additional programs of work out spaces and spas within the building, I decided to minimize the footprint on the allocated site and provide a series of cantilevered volumes on Spring Street to activate the desolate street. The volumes would push the various programs of the Natatorium out onto the facade while doubling up as the base for outdoor space above enclosed by a metal mesh facade. This faceted facade was designed through grasshopper which enabled a parametric play in the size of volumes meeting square footage requirements while manipulating the X and Y placement along the shear wall. The play of cantilevered volumes were mirrored internally with punctures through the wall enclosing the pool to create an internal micro condition of what was happening on a larger scale on the street side facade. 

 
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Status: School Project
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Designer

 
Preliminary Perspective Sketch
Preliminary Perspective Sketch
Preliminary Sketch
Preliminary Sketch
Interior-Exterior sectional experience
Interior-Exterior sectional experience
Plan - Elevation Sketch
Plan - Elevation Sketch
Overall Grasshopper Definition
Overall Grasshopper Definition
Grasshopper Definition - Cantilevered volume dimensions
Grasshopper Definition - Cantilevered volume dimensions
Grasshopper Definition - Calculation of total faceted facade area
Grasshopper Definition - Calculation of total faceted facade area
Minimal Play
Minimal Play
Extreme Stretching
Extreme Stretching
Finalized Design
Finalized Design
Exterior close up view of final model
Exterior close up view of final model
View of Pool Punctures
View of Pool Punctures
Facated Roof Ceiling
Facated Roof Ceiling
Structural Model
Structural Model
Study Model
Study Model

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