TA: Vidhi BhowExploration of Design: Material in focus
The studio will require students to evolve a fresh design based on the programmatic requirements introduced at the onset of the semester and produce detailed construction drawings for same, implementing their learning from sequentially crafted and regularly discussed exercises during the tenure of complete semester. These exercises will be introduced and conducted allowing a student to experience site execution of project, in real-time. Project budgetary constraints are intentionally ignored to facilitate design & material exploration.
The process adopted for the semester- It will require students to study properties, details, sizes, etc. of various construction materials. Later the student will develop their own material pallet. The criteria for selection of material will be based on their understanding of their concept of the project, activity designed and constructability. The resultant design solution would be more harmonious and integrated. The produced drawings will bear the reflection of core design philosophy, conscious choice of materials and thus produced suitable details. The sequence of produced drawings will also enable to understand the interdependency of one drawing on another. This will strengthen their logical reasoning to produce a specific drawing.