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A CONCEPT PAVILLION DESIGN

Sitting on a hilltop in Mumbai, arching to overlook the Arabian Sea, this pavilion serves as an open-air gathering space. Sit inside to watch beautiful skies, waters, sunsets, and the spectacular skyline of Mumbai at night. 

Built to reflect the urban landscape of the city surrounding it, this design takes inspiration from the variety of roof types and housing structures found across Mumbai. The abstract structure of this pavilion is inspired by the overlapping and toppling structure of low-cost housing in areas of informal settlement. Different roof types found across the central suburbs, Bandra, and the Business District (Town) have been deconstructed to their base shapes and stacked into a precarious pile. 

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SCALED DRAWINGS
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Roof Plan
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West Elevation
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North Elevation
RESEARCH

This project began with an expansive investigation into how Mumbai's architecture reflects the deep financial inequality ever-present through the city, alongside various cultural influences that have left an imprint through the history of India's colonization. Different roof types found across five main areas of Mumbai were studied.

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Middle to High-Class Housing in the Central Suburbs

Stacked Low-Cost Housing in Dharavi

Victorian Era Architecture in the Business District

Bungalows in Bandra, Portugese

Influence

Mansard Roof Extensions

M-Shaped Open Gable Roof

Flat Roof

Cross Gabled Roof

Pyramid-Hip Roof

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Conical Roof on a Parapet Roof

Dormer Roof

Parapet Roof in Organic Shapes

Curved Roof

High-Rise Residential Buildings in Lower Parel

Dome Roof

Box Gable Roofs

M-Shaped Roof

Open

Gable Roofs 

FORM EXPLORATION

In order to better understand the structure of these different roof types and how they could interact with each other in a comprehensive design, I did some quick, rough vignette studies. 

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Rough design to test how these seperate structures could sit together:

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Mansard Roof

Box Gable

Pyramid Hip Roof

M-Shaped Roof

Cross Gable

MODELLING THE DESIGN

(on Rhinocerous 3D)

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I modelled and built my final design by simplifying the investigated roof structures to their primary shapes. To reflect the conjoined and chaotic organization of low-cost housing in Dharavi, they have been stacked into a precarious, cantilevered form. 

Revising my rough design from Phase II, more shapes were added around the base of the pavilion to:

1) provide more closure to the pavilion's sides to shelter from hilltop winds.

2) increase the surface area covered by the pavilion for people to inhabit.

3) create seating areas with two loosely placed structures.

4) create angled gaps that people can walk, in, out and around, engaging with the structure.

DESIGNING THE FACADE

 

As the pavilion's structure serves as a reflection on the city surrounding it, the graphic-styled facade takes on the print of an abstracted webpage discussing Mumbai's urban landscape.

(Generated using the Abstract Browsing Chrome Web Extension created by Rafaël Rozendaal and Reinier Feijen)

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