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Documentation of village – IV semester


IV SEMESTER 2013-2014

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

TEACHER IN CHARGE: MKG(Milind Gujarkar), KAT(Komal Thakur), TAM(Tanushri Mokde), DSD(Devendra Deshpande)

DESIGN TASK: 01

DOCUMENTATION of a Village

Man has always been aware of the need for a well designed environment since ages. From the primitive societies to the compemporary scene, there are numerous examples of design, both functional and visual which connect, respecting the context and setup of their existence.Though the techniques for producing the articles have changed appreciably, the reason of their existence and the methods utilized in planning and executing them have not really changed.

It is said that India exists in villages. Since independence, major changes have occurred in the lifestyle of our cities majorly due to the urbanization.

Urbanization is a boon as well as a curse in disguise, leading to several urban and social problems like pollution, chaotic traffic, transport system, garbage and sewage disposal, crime, etc. leading to glorified satisfying lifestyle.

Villages still retain their charm in their context, placed much better in same area than our urban setups, more sustainable, more energy efficient, better air quality, more responding to local climate. Thus villages change along the length and breath. Our country in terms of design of houses, use of material, responds to local context. Surprisingly cities remain vertically same in terms of typology and character.Thus no formal design plays a role in designing those systems, which are evolved over a period of time, based on trial and errors and tuned over a period of time.

The objective of this journey of architecture students is to make them aware about design realms around them and specifically in villages. One important step into this journey is thus assimilating the data which is documentation

Documentation is to record a particular structure/area/event/environment to get relevant information. In general terms, documentation is any communicable material (such as text, video, audio, etc) to explain some attributes of studied structure/area/event/environment.

A documental unit is end result of information assimilation and condensation which are meant to make information presentation effective.

Thus it helps to collect and present relevant data and make them available for various purposes like conservation, urban planning, landscape development, infrastructure planning, making tour guides, etc.

In order to cover more aspects under documentation, the students would be divided in various groups as stated below

  1. Village statistics
  • Location
  • Approaches
  • Population
  • Literacy
  • Major occupation
  • Climate
  • Topography
  • Culture/festivals
  • Local crop

 

  1. Village planning
  • Thresholds
  • Land use plan
  • Road network
  • Landmarks
  • Natural features
  • Development pattern

 

  1. Architectural character (sketching)
  • Village character
  • Building character
  • Lifestyle

 

  1. Dwelling units
  • Housing typology
  • Location
  • Placement of activites
  • Design features
  • Any standards followed

 

  1. Material and construction techniques
  • Construction materials available or primarily used
  • Construction techniques practiced
  • Limitations of the techniques

 

  1. Infrastructure
  • Social infrastructure available their location and proximity
  • Physical infrastructure

 

Cultural Center / Art school / Memorial


Focus : Inspirational thinking

Architecture is inspired form many things form real life situations which has lead to evolution of architecture through ages. Religion, culture, traditions, art, history and other such thing always played important role as a deciding factor for formation of built environments. Through this exercise students go through a process and find inspiration through culture/art/personality/event to evolve design process and to end up with the manifestation of inspiration into architecture.

Other exercises make students explore response to topography, climate, and dealing with complex design situation to find simple solutions.

COMMERCIAL COMPLEX


Focus: 3d form development, Building bye laws, Building services

Architecture as an expression starts with creative process. This process of design through which non conventional forms are produced, where form speaks about imagery of the building, proceeds through understanding of formation of mass, space and volume and its relationship.

In commercial projects building regulations and services, design for structural stability with structural grid to fulfill parking requirement become prime necessity for appropriate functioning of activity. The objective of design exercise is to make students aware of the process of creative formation of mass, space and volume along with building bye laws, services and structural grid.

Measured Drawing – Semester IV


Measured drawing- Semester IV

The architecture of heritage structures embody the various processes of cultural influences. These are in the form of their architectural characters. Heritage structures embody the extant knowledge of ‘building’, which is very contextual in nature pertaining to the specificity of the geography. It was in the period of 1700 A.D. – 1860 A.D. , under the reign of Bhoslas, wadas were built. A wada is a palatial residence, of a fief-holder, secondary in importance to the main palace of the ruling king. The wada consisted of a residential area with a front yard as an outdoor space and a series of courtyards abutted by private quarters.

Wada architecture consisted of usage of materials such as stone, wood, brick, baked tiles and lime. The interior was also adorned with embellishments of the structural pillars, cusped arches, plinths etc and paintings. In the subject of Architectural Graphics, the task of documenting first two courtyards of residential complex was undertaken by the IV semester students. The purpose of documentation exercise was to familiarize the students with the techniques of documenting heritage and also to make them intimate with the traditional architecture of the city.

Architectural Design – VI Fourth Year


The subject is aimed at acquainting the students with complexity in integration of environmental services and structural services and the technical aspects of the Design. The objectives of the subject were to develop an understanding of environmental services in specialized buildings with appropriate structural system, acoustics and planning provisions. Also to develop an understanding of a sale, service and spares of model and its spatial, and functional requirements.

Automobile showroom design – Focus of design process is on structural system, climate and acoustics, optimizing sightlines and seating layout, environmental services, bye laws, parking provisions, disabled access. An automobile showroom and service center is divided in to three major parts that is sale, service, and spares. A showroom is a large space used to display products for sale, and service center is an authorized commercial establishment for repairs and replacement parts for cars. Sale/ showroom part will be the reflection of the philosophies, ideology and repute of the brand. The students will study the form and philosophy based case examples to enhance their designs.

URBAN DESIGN STUDIO – INDORE – SEMESTER VIII


URBAN DESIGN STUDIO – INDORE – SEMESTER VIII

Old cores in a city are a manifestation of the socio-cultural, economic and political framework of their times. Although these determinants change over a period of time, these settlements show a certain adaptation to the changing needs and demands.

It is in such cases that a sensitive approach is required for the new developments that erupt in such areas.

It is here that a sensitive architect or an urban designer plays a vital role.

To understand one such case, student of VIII semester took up an urban design studio at Indore to study the old historic core Rajwada and its precinct covering a radius of 500mts.

An Urban Design study of the different layers that form the Urban Form were studied and an Architectural Intervention was suggested for the same.

URBAN DESIGN STUDIO – BHOPAL – SEMISTER VIII


URBAN DESIGN STUDIO – BHOPAL – SEMISTER VIII

 

The VIII semester architectural education is marked by a transition of students from understanding architecture of a single built unit ( a single structure inscribed in a certain piece of land) to architecture of larger built environment (the relationship of single architectural forms with each other; comprising a context).

The objective of the Urban Design Studio

  • To introduce students to the basics of Urban Design vocabulary.
  • Understanding and analysing the urban form with respect to the physical as well as socio-cultural, environmental and political context.
  • Executing an architectural intervention on the site as a sensitive response based on the study .

The site chosen for study was Shahjahanabad,in the city of Bhopal. Shahajanabad, originally a royal extension of the Old Core (Shehr- e- Khaas), was built with Taj-ul- Masajid as the locus along with Taj Mahal     ( the royal residence of the Begum) and a summer palace, Benazeer with a lake as the binding element on three sides .

Structure of Study- the site was studied on different layers and how these interdependency of these layers play a role in shaping of the urban form and that of public realm.

The analysis so generated out of the study helped the students to derive a structure plan for the precinct and propose an architectural intervention for the same.

Architectural Design – VI Fourth Year


Architectural Design – VI Fourth Year 

The subject is aimed at acquainting the students with complexity in integration of environmental services and structural services and the technical aspects of the Design. The objectives of the subject were to develop an understanding of environmental services in specialized buildings with appropriate structural system, acoustics and planning provisions. Also to develop an understanding of a sale, service and spares of model and its spatial, and functional requirements.

Auditorium design – An auditorium is a room built to enable an audience to hear and watch performances at venues such as theatres. The Auditorium space types are areas for large performances. Auditorium space type facilities may include assembly halls, exhibit meetings, presentations, and halls, auditoriums, and theaters. A major concern when constructing an auditorium is deciding what its primary function must be.

The goal is to design an auditorium that would have excellent visibility and audibility for a variety of purposes, specifically orchestra, drama, and lectures. Area requirement is expected to be generated by primary and secondary data collection.

ARCHITECTURAL DOCUMENTATION-SEMESTER III


ARCHITECTURAL DOCUMENTATION-SEMESTER III

 

The subject aimed at developing students documentation skills, to understand and analyze an existing situation and working out solutions for the situation. The steps involved the following –

  • The condition of the existing vihir at Hariweda gaon was studied with discussions in classrooms
  • Survey of villagers opinions about the condition of the vihir and possible solutions
  • Drawing workshop for school children at Hariweda gaon to know the children’s dreams of their gaon
  • Group discussions and debates to draw inferences and come up with recommendations
  • Design solutions carried forward in studio as Architectural Intervention development of the vihir’s existing site

DESIGN ANALYSIS – SEMESTER IV


DESIGN ANALYSIS – SEMESTER IV

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II – STAFF CLUB AT GADCHIROLI


Architectural Design II and III- Staff Club at Gadchiroli

Main objective of the design exercise was to understand importance and incorporation of other allied subjects like construction and building materials into design.

The students needed to identify the building material available in the context (Gadhchiroli), and arrive at its construction limitations and possibilities in order to formulate design guidelines for the structure

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE – SURFACE MODULATION – SEMESTER III


HANDS ON EXPERIENCE – SURFACE MODULATION – SEMESTER III

The design tasks taken are formulated on the grounds of syllabus along with the prescribed inputs and complexities involved considering the lacunas in previous year . But as every child is different, so is every batch of students. Hence end of odd semester is the best time chosen to find out common mistakes that the students should be addressed on separately. What better than a workshop model which provides hands on experience based upon identified objectives and involves an intensive learning by doing process? The selection of time was proper, because the outputs or its result and interrelation could be judged in the next even semester also.

DESIGN OF BUILDING ELEMENTS – SEMESTER II


DESIGN OF BUILDING ELEMENTS – SEMESTER II

 

The subject intends to make students aware of the role of building elements and their importance in creating a distinctive architectural style that relates to materials and periods of construction.

The intention is also to understand the considerations involved in the design of the building elements defining a particular style changing with typology.

The subject did not cover the individual roles of the building elements as surface modulator, showing directions etc.

For this semester the students were guided towards understanding the architectural style of the temples of central India in particular Nagpur.

 

  • Developed by the specific design and detailing of the building elements like Plinth, Floor, Columns, Arches and lintels, Walls –internal /external, Roof, and Shikharas contributing to the unique character of temple architecture in Nagpur
  • The students worked in groups of 3 and studied the building elements of the Kalyaneshwar temple at Telangkhedi, Nagpur with an introduction to its historical background given as a presentation
  • Stage wise discussions with groups
  • Output in the form of drafted A3 size sheets

 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL III


CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL III

Aim of the subject, Construction technology and materials, in Architectural education is to understand construction in detail. This includes understanding of materials, its properties, possibilities, limitations along with potentials with regards to technology.

In IDEAS, objective of teaching this subject is mainly to understand the process of execution of design ideas into final product i.e. actual built forms.

The teaching method focuses on detailing by designer i.e. by student under guidance of faculties. For designer, it is necessary to provide appropriate & functional details for execution of design ideas which are outcome of understanding need of project in terms of aesthetics and function.

Before preparing construction details, the designer need to have clear understanding about material, its structural properties and its behavior.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – III – Regional Office OF TERI


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – III – Regional Office OF TERI

 

The main objective of the exercise was to make students understand the importance of step by step process in design and logical reasoning for each footstep.
The various steps carried out were as follows

  • Step 1:Identifying objectives in climatic zone through analysis of climatic data
  • Step 2: Identifying human needs in the climatic zone by calculating comfort zone in the selected climate
  • step 3: Arriving at design guidelines by identifying case studies and studying the design strategies.
  • Step 4: Site zoning according to activity and function with respect to climatic study
  • Step 5: Deciding volume, façade, material, orientation, openings, form, etc according to inferences from case studies

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – I – TROPICAL WEEKEND HOUSE


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – I – TROPICAL WEEKEND HOUSE

  • The focus of the second semester Architectural Design is to establish a fundamental understanding of spatial relationship using various elements of space making.
  • Various space making elements, their definitions, evolution, attributes, spatial roles, as form defining element etc. are explained through various presentations.
  • A series of short exercises are designed to explore the various vocabulary and elements of architectural design like – walls, floors/roofs, vertical linking elements, ancillary/supporting spaces, doors, windows etc.

DESIGN EXERCISE

  • Students of the second semester were given a TROPICAL WEEKEND HOUSE where the emphasis is on context. They were given the liberty to decide a setting based in a Tropical Zone for themselves.
  • After designing the site context model for themselves, the students made a list of spaces indoor as well as outdoor. Stress is on design of ancillary spaces like courtyards, verandas and terraces.
  • Study models were generated with the listed spaces and experiments were carried out on façade articulations and roof modulations
  • Drawings and details were than generated based on the above study

VISUAL ARTS AND BASIC DESIGN – SEMESTER I


VISUAL ARTS AND BASIC DESIGN – SEMESTER I

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