Faculty: Rathin Goghari | Sagar Trivedi

The Joy of Architecture

The studio was about understanding and applying lessons from Classical Architecture of India. The intention was to take inspiring architectural context which expressed the basics of architecture in a simple and profound manner. This studio focused on aspects of an Architectural experience out of the vast number of possible ways to learn from Classical Indian architecture. An attempt was made to formally analyze and find the principles and elements that define the architectural experience. Emphasis was on issues of organization, ordering, structure and material relationship, relationship of buildings with topography and nature of site. The students developed observational skills to study historic buildings and analytical skills to be able to extract features of architecture. The design inquiry, which was seen as an exercise to synthesize the learning, was of responding to a sensitive immediate context and building a small-scale house which grows up to become an institution.