Faculty: Jinal Shah

Deployable Systems – Form, Space and Function

The studio intends to explore the potential of deployable systems of Origami and scissor mechanism to generate user defined multi- functional spaces within a context.
The student will engage in understanding, analyzing, mapping, exploring the interdependent relation between form, space and function.
The studio will be divided in 3 parts. The first part intends to explore the concept of multi- functional spaces by understanding and analyzing the needs, aspiration, movement patterns of existing and potential user within a specific site.
The second part intends to explore the deployable systems of Origami and Scissor Mechanism.
The third part intends to engage the students in the process of design development. The students will explore the application of the deployable system to design a structure, which responds to the spatial needs of both users. It also aims at understanding the working details for deployable structure.
The final outcome of the semester will be an in-depth presentation of the working of the deployable system designed for a user centric multi-functional space and a scaled 1:2 / 1:5 model of the selected deployable structure, constructed using different materials.