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UPANAGAR SHIKSHAN MANDAL’S 

KAMLA RAHEJA INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Affiliated to University of Mumbai 

B. ARCH SEMESTER 1 (CBSGS) HELD IN ….

UPANAGAR SHIKSHAN MANDAL’S 

KAMLA RAHEJA INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Affiliated to University of Mumbai 

M. ARCH (URBAN DESIGN) SEMESTER 1 (CBSGS) HELD IN ….

UPANAGAR SHIKSHAN MANDAL’S 

KAMLA RAHEJA INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Affiliated to University of Mumbai 

M. ARCH (URBAN CONSERVATION) SEMESTER 1 (CBSGS) HELD IN ….

28th International Seminar of Urban Form (ISUF2021) conference, Glasgow, UK

28th International Seminar of Urban Form (ISUF2021) conference, Glasgow, UK

Dr. Binti Singh

Dr Binti Singh, Urban Sociologist and Associate Professor at KRVIA, Mumbai, India, has been invited by the Urban Design Studies Unit at the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde to chair multiple sessions at the 28th International Seminar of Urban Form (ISUF2021) conference in Glasgow, UK between 28 June 2021 to 03 July 2021. The conference aims to address the unique role that urban morphology has and could develop in the future in understanding, conceptualizing, delivering and managing sustainable  cities, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in particular SDG 11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities”.

Link to conference : http://isuf2021.com/conference/

Priti Nirbhavane

Librarian

Priti Nirbhavane

Librarian

Interests

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Pedagogy

Urban transformations leading to social inequalities, exclusions and creating unequal access to governmental schemes and services in urban areas has largely governed Sarah's area of research and perusal. Her academic interests are therefore concerned with:

Milestones

The Right to Information Act was introduced in 2005 to empower the citizens of India by ensuring Governmental transparency and accountability. It was also supposed to be used as an effective instrument to curtail corruption.

Gajanan Chopde

Finance

Gajanan Chopde

Finance

Profile

He is responsible for maintaining Accounts and Finance for the Institute, the KRVIA Design Cell Department, taking care of Project funds, Expenses, Budget Forecast and proper utilization of funds for the project.

Priya Mandavkar

Administrative Assistant

Priya Mandavkar

Administrative Assistant

Profile

Priya has a , Post Graduation Diploma in Finance as well as a Post Graduation Diploma in Human Resources.
She has been Associated with KRVIA for the last 6 years. Involved in various administrative duties likewise Affiliation Process, COA approval Process, University staff selection, Examination, AISHE, Admission process.

Studio Spaces

Studio Spaces

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

Studio Spaces

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)

Studio Spaces

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