AD4010

Faculty: Jagrut Patel | Dhaval Gajjar

TA: Srushti Shah

Vertical Living

The studio explores the typology of high-rise buildings as a premise of mainstream housing development for future. The design approach shall intervene to generate livability in vertical blocks. With growing development coupled with shortage of land, developer driven housing purely delivers isolated apartment towers having stacked floors in every part of the city, excessively consuming our urban experience and spaces. By analyzing the existing, students observe manners in which conventional high-rise blocks have very little to do with how different profiles of people living together, apart from their existence in their isolated apartments. The focus is to work towards design solutions that can be part of mainstream high-rise developments to create living spaces that boost physical and mental well being, and allow integration without sacrificing privacy. It is also to address the need of vertical community living environment that caters to changing social, economic, technological and environmental dynamics and shifts. Throughout the studio unit, the dimensions of professional practice is implied as a methodology to conduct the individual work while applying the aspects real world design practice in terms of decision making, collaboration, deliverable & communications.

Design Narratives

Shifting Realities

Program Formulation

Design Explorations

Design Explorations