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Gheware Chinmay Vijay


Social to Spatial - Jamshedpur's Interwar Development

The work done for the Spring 2021 Studio entailed studying the relationship between methods of constructions and modes of representation as ways to study buildings ans the histories of the built environment. The context of the study was Jamshedpur. A reading exercise encompassing theoretical paradigms was our getaway into the study, followed by ways to decode buildings through their details; where I explored intentionality influencing choices pf construction. The final project explored social, conceptual and systemic influences leading to the development of Jamshedpur's  built environment  in early 20th Century based on Aparajith Ramnath's study of TISCO and Jamshedpur's social history.

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Intentionality to improvisation - Intersection of jack arches

Intentionality to surface articulation - Curvilinear Arcade

Fading Intentionality - Transformation of openings across a century

Understanding the context for Jamshedpur's development - Aparajith Ramnath's analysis of experts' involvement in TISCO during interwar period.

Social to Spatial - Connections of the argument to development of Jamshedpur's built environment

Phase 1: Early development catered to Foreign employees.

Phase 2: Expansion and structuring of the city - neighbourhood planning

Standardised architectual production based on colonial influences

Complex interplay of influences in the development of the built environment - the case of General Office Building

Necessity for further expansion and structured town planning

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