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AD: Sem 6

Democracy needs deep roots

The focus of this year’s Architectural Design project is local governance for smaller urban centres. A focus on smaller centres is crucial in broad-basing urban growth beyond metropolitan centres. The project takes the Indian government’s Smart City programme as an opportunity to rethink spaces of civic governance in our cities. These buildings perform vital governance functions such as supply, maintenance, and regulation of services, building permissions and regulation, public health administration etc. The people who perform these duties work in high stress environments and the buildings must address their needs and inspire them in full measure.

The project aims at framing the site as an urban condition. A pair of students must jointly frame the overall arc of the project in terms of its response to the city (as an introduction to urban design challenges in semester 7) their reading of the program and fulfilling these two aspects as a common site plan. The site design strategies will include aspects such as, response to the city (connectivity, environment, visibility, etc.) and the public realm. This exercise will also include a common public program that emerges from existing site conditions. The team must also set a vision for their individual architectural interventions that will emerge as a response to one another within the context of the site plan and then the city.

 

Faculty team: Rohan Shivkumar, Vandana Ranjitsinh, Shilpa Gore Shah. Jude D’Souza, Sandeep Menon, Avneesh Tiwari, Vishal Jayan & Apurva Parikh.
Teaching Assistant: Aarti Nambissan

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Technology Studio

Sem 4

Community Wellness and Comfort Station

While we think about the way our surroundings are structured at a time when we are in the peak of pandemic it becomes critical to understand and respond to some of the most basic needs of our neighbourhoods. Most cities in India have started their normal routines, while some continue in a state of restricted movement. Mumbai in particular remains in a state of caution. How do we imagine our neighbourhoods, and our building complexes, become better places is one of the critical questions that many are asking.

The pandemic has shown the need for wellness infrastructure in our cities. Wellness is an idea that goes beyond health, including within its ambit the idea of the efforts taken to achieve good health. In this sense it is more of a process than a goal. Thus, the community wellness and comfort station shall attempt to address not only the immediate infrastructural need for access to sanitation and healthcare, but also act as much needed rallying points for community mobilization for future public health challenges.
In the course of the design process, students shall come across and thus learn to address myriad problems, including those of efficient use of limited resources, inequities in access to facilities and the
stigma attached to discussing wellness issues.

As a part of the Integrated Design Studio this semester the students will design a 150 sqm built up Community Wellness and Comfort Station along with sanitation spaces and community areas.

Studio faculty :
Ankush Chandran
Sanaeya Vandrewala
Rutika Parulkar
Shantanu Khandkar
Neeraj Vakharia
Shirish Joshi
Mamta Patwardhan
Neha Parulekar
Ashwini Gawli (Teaching Assistant)

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Allied Design

Sem 2

The Garden of Memory

Objects can signify, evoke emotions, memories and create identities. Their surfaces bear the scars of time, embodying secret histories of touch and of all the spaces that they have journeyed through. We collect objects, inherit them, accumulate them, misuse them and discard them. Objects hold our own personal histories and our memories, and also our desires and fragments of our future selves. In this way, objects challenge our sense of time, and how we belong to its memories. The object or the entry point to these memories/memory space is the interface. The nature of this space(or form) comes from the quality of the interface one enters through. For instance, if you looked at a door, you also remembered the wind that came with it when you opened it. So, to consume this space, it takes you to your own experience of the object and also to experience the memory of the object.
Tracing these histories would trace the memories of everything around it, including the future of that memory. Each student, through their object, will construct an interface that creates order/ illusion/coalition/alliance with the past and the imagined future.

What are the ways in which one can experience and consume this memory space? What are the ways in which this memory space can be accessed through the object? By performing formal operations, how can one actualise it into a physical space?

 

Aishwarya Padmanabhan

Apoorva Iyengar

Mansi Bhat

Shirish Joshi

George Jacob

Misbah Hararwala

Nikhil Khadilkar

Sonal Sunderarajan

Shivani Shah

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