Faculty: Anuj Anjaria | Muntaha Rushnaiwala

TA: Monish Jhaveri

Space Kinematics

In the discipline of architecture, there are two kinds of spaces - one which is static whose spatial quality shifts with the changes in the activities that take place in it, with the changing nature of light, with a change in its furniture layout, with the presence of various movement patterns and so on. Here the user, along with other natural external forces are in motion and the built form is stationary. The second kind of space is dynamic in nature which transforms its spatial quality by moving/shifting/transforming itself through its envelope and/or the elements that make that very space. Here, the user is stationary while the built form is in motion. This studio will primarily focus on the designing of the latter kind of spaces. ? Space Kinematics is at the intersection of space composition, space-making elements, spatial experience, mechanical understanding, movements in nature as well as objects. ? The primary intention of this design studio is to design and develop space-making elements that move - slide,rotate, pivot, or a combination of them all - to serve a specific purpose ? The studio will focus on developing a logic of assembly processes for the designed elements and sequential understanding of construction techniques for the students

Studio Unit

A shading device on the river edge.

Technical Drawings - Plans and Sections of the pavilion.

A wall section of the pavilion along with details of the roof and brick masonry.

Act of Play - dissecting mechanisms of toys and abstracting it into 3D models.

Thinking through models - exploring mechanisms, translating it into building elements.