Faculty: Ramesh Patel | Vishal Joshi

Exploration of Design: Material in focus

The studio required the students to evolve a fresh design based on the programmatic requirements introduced at the onset of the semester and produce detailed construction drawings for the same, implementing their learning from sequentially crafted and regularly discussed exercise during the tenure of complete semester. These exercises were introduced and conducted with an intention for the student to experience methodology adopted for execution of actual project on site, in real-time. Although project budgetary constraints were ignored to allow exploration of design and material. As part of the process adopted for the semester - students were required to study various construction materials and their properties from predefined material palette. The governing criteria for selection of material was based on their understanding of their client's requirements and nature of services / work that client offers. Subsequently the student analyzed the parameters that they wished to explore further, in depth. This was in direct reference to above mentioned governing criteria. The resultant outcome was a combination of a well thought out and analyzed material palette, which was be client / profession specific. This method of material exploration and subsequent design transformation lead to detailed design outputs.