Faculty: Yatin Pandya

TA: Parshva Palkhiwala

Spatial Narratives: Timeless and Experientially Engaging Architecture

Space making is much more than an act of building. It has emotions and expressions. Design is a dialogue involving a designer who encodes messages and clues while the perceiver decodes the same. As space designers we conceive and as onlooker users perceive. This module focused on this most fundamental phenomenon of space conception and space perception. It endeavored to understand fundamentals of space design as well as explored role of space making elements such as floor, column, wall, door, window, stair, ceiling etc.

Through this studio, the impact of basic design decisions of siting and location, form and massing, movement and organizational structure, choice of elements, material and technique of construction, finishes and entablature were understood. The course focused on elements of nature such as light, vegetation, water and land as spatial elements and their role in space making. Using these as basic tools of space making, a space that is interactive with its perceiver, expressive of emotions as well as experientially engaging was designed. The module aimed at designing an emotionally charged campus such as a memorial, museum or spiritual center or so on, amidst nature dominated setting and derive architectural resolutions for appropriate spatial narratives.

Studio Unit

Deriving patterns of spatially engaging architecture through Sketches

Exploration of Narratives through models

Architectural representation of the museorials

Axonometric representation of elemental assembly

Visualisation of spaces