Faculty: Jagrut Patel | Dhaval Gajjar

TA: Tanya Khurana

Vertical Living

The studio explored the typology of high-rise buildings as a premise for mainstream housing development for future. The design approach intervened to generate livability in vertical blocks.
With growing development coupled with shortage of land, developer-driven housing purely delivers isolated apartment towers having stacked floors in every part of the city, excessively consuming our urban experience and spaces. By analyzing the existing conditions, students observed manners in which conventional high-rise blocks have very little to do with how different profiles of people living together, apart from their existence in their isolated apartments.

The focus was to work towards design solutions that can be part of mainstream high-rise developments to create living spaces that boost physical and mental well-being, and allow integration without sacrificing privacy. Also, to address the need of vertical community living environment that caters to changing social, economic, technological and environmental dynamics and shifts.

Throughout the studio unit, the dimensions of professional practice were employed as a methodology to conduct individual work while applying the aspects of real world design practice in terms of decision making, collaboration, deliverables & communication.

Design Narratives & design intent

Design alternatives for conducted case studies

Program formulation and Analysis

Schematics & Explorations

Design explorations