Like famous Buddhist parable of the blind men and an elephant, most academic projects look at various aspects of design as separate widgets, partly linked or not at all. Due to very nature of conventional design studios, these projects seldom discuss connections between diverse design features.
Keeping this issue of coherence between different aspects of design as a focus, this studio unit will introduce students to the idea of Architectural Language/Style as a medium to realize the same.
Students will study the Architectural Languages/Styles of selected architects through series of analytical and design exercises during semester to frame statements elaborating architects’ distinct approaches and attitudes. Later during semester, these attitudes will be tested and modified when employed to connect various design aspects of a project in a completely different context.