Architecture is largely perceived as an expression of an idea or concept or intention; but its manifestation is rooted in the realities of construction and nature of materials. The negotiations between these aspects result into some unique details that are then communicated through drawings. This studio focused on the processes of these negotiations and communications by taking students through a journey of evolving and communicating their own ‘strange’ details. The studio was strongly grounded in enabling the growth of students’ knowledge and understanding of technology to evolve a poetic quality of architectural expression.
The studio projects were designed such that the architectural grammar is derived from an informed, evaluated and considered use of structural elements and materials, environmental responses and the issues of resources. Through these exercises students were exposed to how structural necessities can be transformed into sculptural forms and fundamental elements of the contextual environment inform architectural tools; to come together to evolve ‘architectonic poetics’.