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Project title:
FLOATING RECREATIONAL HUB

Miss&nbspsangeeta kumari
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Miss sangeeta kumari

AUTHOR INFORMATION
Full Name:
sangeeta kumari
City:
cuttack  Country: India
Email:  sangeetakumari220388@gmail.com

Field of study: Architecture and History of Arts 
Degree type : 
2nd Cycle(4-6 years)
Year of graduation: 
2011


UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

Name:
Piloo Mody College of Architecture
Country: India Town: Orissa

CURRICULUM
SANGEETA KUMARI
sangeetakumari220388@gmail.com
Date of birth: 22 March 1988
Languages: Hindi and English

Present Address :
D.No-71-31-684/2 Kranti nagar
Near Krishna Temple , Po-Gandhinagar
Vishakhapatnam(A.P)-530 003

Permanent Address :
C/o- B.Maharaj
Village & Po- Sangi
Dist-Madhubani , Bihar-847402

Objective:
The objective is to develop my skill with the core knowledge acquired by me till now in the field of Architectural Design / Building Construction / Landscape Design / Building Materials and Technology / Engineering Drawing (Auto CAD, REVIT.) under the valuable guidance of honorable Architect/Engineer in the ongoing projects under him/her, extending desired assistance.

Software Skills:
Auto CAD
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010
Microsoft office 2010
Google Sketch up 8

Academic design project:

1st year
Residence

2nd year
Architect Residence Cum Studio
Meditation Centre
Cafeteria
Primary School

3rd year
Geriatric Care Centre
Sports Complex

4th year
Interior of residence
Hospital at Bhubaneswar
Railway Station at Bhubaneswar

5th Year
10th Sem, Thesis Project : Floating Recreational Centre at goa sea .



Competition design project:

1. Birla White Yuva Ratna Award-2007
2. Durian Society Interior Award-2007
3. “Water Safe Sustainable For All”-2008 by ethos
4. Design From Waste-IGBC-2008
5. “Translating tradition….looking Backward ,Moving Forward “ By Berkeley Prize Architectural Design Fellowship-2009
6. Landscape Journal Student Design Competition-2009
7. Transparence-2009 by Saint-Gobain
8. IGBC-2010
9. Spotlight IIT-Rorkee By cognizance-2010.







Accomplishment:

1. Shortlisted in “Water Safe ,Sustainable and for All”- Design Competition-2007
2. Shortlisted in “Translating tradition….looking Backward ,Moving Forward “ By Berkeley Prize Architectural Design Fellowship-2009
3. “ Sasidhar Kanungo Foundation Awards-2009 From College.
4. Stood 3rd in Spotlight IIT-Rorkee By cognizance-2010.




Experience:

1) Delegate for “International Conference on Green Buildings & Green Building Congress-2009”


2) 2 months Summer Internship in Space Cube, Bhubaneswar, June 2008-July 2008.
• Worked on Approval drawings.
• Worked on working Drawings.
• Worked on elevation Treatment of building.
• Worked on Presentation.



3) 6 Months Professional Practice Training in anangpur building centre , Faridabad ,June 2010-December 2010(9th.Sem.).
• Appropriate Technologies- Hollow core Interlocking Blocks.
A- Frame
Cube on Vertex
Funicular shells
Space Frames
Geodesic Domes


• Renovation work of Architect Residence ,anangpur.
• Competition work – Bucky fuller challenge_2010
• EWS/LIG Housing Scheme
• Geodesic Domes Construction-6 feet ,18 feet , 60 feet
• School at Vadodara




4) Part Time work with 3D-Vision , Cuttack ,Orissa .
• Renovation Work at Ravenshaw University.




Extra Curricular Activities:
1. Shortlisted & Participated “Earthquake resistant at IIT-Kanpur July 06-11-2009
2. Shortlisted & Participated “International Design Workshop on Sustainability For Students” at IIT-Bombay
3. Attended & Participated ZONASA -2007,2008,2009.
4. Participated & Worked on ANDC Trophy-2008,2009.









References:
1. Ar.K.B.Mahapatra, Director, ABIT-PMCA, CDA, Cuttack.
2. Ar. M. Mishra, Sr.Lecturer, PMCA, CDA, Cuttack.
3. Ar. Sanjadi Chatterjee, Lecturer, PMCA, CDA, Cuttack.
4. Ar. Manonjaya Ratha, Ratha Architectonics, Plot No-104, Unit-04, Madhusudan Nagar,
Bhubaneswar-751001
5. Ar.Rebati Mishra, Alishan, GC-141,142, New Market, RCMS Complex, STI Square, ROURKELA-4.
6. Ar.P.B.Sajan, Joint Director,COSTFORD,The Hamlet, Nalanchira, Trivandrum.



Hobbies:
Music , Travelling ,photography.


 
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* : Current trends in architecture have prevented sustainability from becoming a mainstream design solution and the general population is acutely unaware of the importance of sustainable design. Presently global warming, urban sprawl, and the o
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Other: Self Sustaining-Floating Recreational Hub

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Project (block 1) - Objectives of the Project*

Oceans cover more than 70% of Earth's surface, making them the world's largest solar collectors. The sun's heat warms the surface water a lot more than the deep ocean water, and this temperature difference creates thermal energy. Just a small portion of the heat trapped in the ocean could power the world.
Current trends in architecture have prevented sustainability from becoming a mainstream design solution and the general population is acutely unaware of the importance of sustainable design. Presently global warming, urban sprawl, and the overuse of natural resources are major concerns for the natural environment. This thesis investigation looks to the future when renewable energy sources may be the only source of power. In addition, designing on the ocean could soon become a reality due to city overcrowding and inadequate natural resource . The design intervention employs ocean thermal energy for a “floating Recreational hub” located 7 Km offshore the coastline of Goa, India. Acting as a self sustaining building, this facility not only uses ocean energy as its primary source of energy, but is also envisioned as an iconic structure which can serve as an educational model for sustainable design, floating architecture, and ocean wave energy

Architects have an ethical responsibility to society and the natural environment when designing the spaces people inhabit. Buildings are the leading users and abusers of natural resources when the life-cycle and construction process of buildings are compared to other current manufacturing processes. Investigation of alternative building materials and renewable energy sources will be imperative for future architectural endeavours.
Discovering innovative places to build will also be of immense concern for architecture of future generations. Due to overcrowding of cities and the invasion of urban sprawl, designers are looking for the next place to build.
New Urbanites argue that infill development is the solution, which has merit; but another possible building typology exists. Working with water-born energy solutions, there are great opportunities for building on water.
Creating a completely offshore building and site can not only reduce the dependence on conventional electric generation by exploring new energy sources, but can also pave the way for a new aesthetic and methodology of design.
Building on water is not a simple matter. Understanding a variety of innovative technologies and sustainable building practices will prevent water architecture from succumbing to ecological degradation.

A holistic understanding of innovative building technologies and renewable non-polluting energy can be achieved through the investigation of floating architecture and ocean wave energy. Placing a building on the ocean opens many possibilities for renewable energy.
Extracting the energy can be accomplished with an array of devices that interact with the sea in a variety of behaviours such as sea dromes , surface followers, focussing devices, attenuators, point absorbers, etc.
Ocean wave energy conversion can provide renewable energy for coastal cities and communities, but can also generate a new building typology. Floating architecture can be coupled with wave conversion practices to develop a new style of design. This new floating architecture must draw upon the fundamental ideas of sustainable design while also incorporating the methods and procedures of wave energy extraction.


Project (block 2) : Progress, Methodologies and tools used for the Project*

Design influences had taken from various existing oil rigs , conceptual praposal for floating architecture , ship and submarine etc. detail about submarine is given below.

Submarine

 Submarines are ships that can operate both under and on top of the k

 water.Submarines are designed for use at great depths. Their rigid, double-walled hulls allow the crew to live and work normally underwater for as long as air and power supplies last. Submarines are steered by turning a rudder left and right. A propeller moves the sub through the water, pushing water backward so that the submarine moves forward.

 The crucial problem for a submarine is that it must either sink or float on command. Most things either sink or float, but can’t do both.

 Why? When an object is placed into water, it either sinks or floats according to its density.

 Objects denser than water (like metal) sink, while objects less dense than water (like air-filled balloons) float. What about a suvbmarine ? Submarines are a mixture of metal (the hull), air, and water (the “ballast”). The secret of a submarine’s ability to either sink or float lies in a special property of air. Unlike water or metal, air can be squashed into a tiny space. While the submarine is sinking, its air is compressed. Water fills the compartments called the ballast tanks. The combination of water and metal, with just a little bit of air in the centre for the crew to breathe, is more dense than the surrounding ocean water, and so the submarine sinks.

 Once the submarine is underwater, air is pumped into the ballast tanks. The new combination of metal, water, and air is just as dense as the surrounding water, so the submarine hovers, neither sinking nor rising. This is called “neutral buoyancy”, and allows the sub to maneuver underwater.

 When it’s time to rise, even more air is pushed into the ballast tanks. This pushes water out, resulting in a mixture of air, metal, and water that is now less dense than the water surrounding the sub. Under these conditions, the sub rises to the surface.

The basic discplacement principle from archimedes is used to float structure.



Archimedes principle

 If a body is wholly or partially immersed in a fluid ,it experiences an up thrust equal to the weight of the fluid displaced and this up thrust act through the centre of the gravity of the displaced fluid.

 Weight of body < up thrust on the body

Float-part outside the liquid

 Weight of the body =up thrust on the body

Float-immersed

 Weight of the body>up thrust on the body

Body will sink



Main structure base is designed my using triangulation where in base triangular pyramid is used one closed with acrylic glass and other open , alternative method of having triangular pyramid is used to make structure stable .



STRUCTURE IN NATURE IS STRATEGY FOR DESIGN

 The snowflake is a most graphic example in nature of the minimum inventory / maximum diversity principle . It is considered as archetype of physico gemetric expression.

 All planar snow crystals are found to have star-like forms with six corners.

 The variety of the snowflake result from a least energy interaction of its “kit of parts” with the environmental conditions of temperature , humidity ,wind velocity , and atmospheric pressure under which it is formed.

 Crystal structure , in general demonstrate diversity of form as a function of least energy internal arrangements of their atomic arrays.

 Biological structures, DNA molecule suggests a minimum inventory /maximum diversity principle.

 Closest packing is a Structural arrangement of inherent geometric stability that finds expression in three-dimensional arrangement of polyhedral cells in biological systems as well as in the dense arrangement of spherical atoms in the structure of certain metals.

 Principle of closest packing is equivalent to that of triangulation , and it is well know that triangulated frameworks exhibit inherent geometric stability.

 Such properties enable frame work structures to be built with out moment joints , insuring axially loaded members ; and this is in turn results in high strength-per-weight minimum energy structure.



Project (block 3) - Results *

 Floating recreational hub provides an unique experience to the customers. the structure has various theme based restaurants.

 Sky restaurant- Here people get a view of an unending sea with their unique cuisine.

 Aqua restaurant- It is placed under sea. Artificial aquarium columns are placed all around the hall giving the customers an unique experience of eating sea food with sea creatures all around with a panoramic sea view.

 Ice Lounge is an enchanting underwater world of pure ice bathed in a rainbow of psychedelic lights where the temperature always remains sub-zero. It hovers between minus 7°C and minus 10°C, but never goes above minus 5°C. The place is worth it, judging by the interior, ambience and the services on offer.. Here you are in a bar made entirely of ice. From the walls to the intricate sculptures within, from the bar counter to sofas and chairs . Once you are inside the snow parlour duly attired in a toasty-warm parka, gloves and boots (the bar will provide all of these). Once inside, the icy chill and the dimmed blue and red lighting quickly set the mood. The menu is awesome and served flambéed.

 Floating spheres are designed to support different activities like the Restaurant , Business centre , Night club .

 These sphere are designed in such a way that it can operate both under and top of sea water. It is designed following the design principles of a submarine.

 Up and Down movement of “Business centre” & “pub and Dance bar ” is 30 minutes

 Aquarium is designed in such a way that it display about aquatic life on its dome(similar to planetarium )

 Up & Down movement of aquarium depend upon its show time.

 Wave pool is designed taking advantage of sea .

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