Faculty: Ravi Kashyap | Hiten Chavda

TA: Aesha Shah

Climate Responsive Architecture

Our investigation in this studio is to create the form of a building that will respond to the climate in the best way to achieve comfort in the building.
The studio begins with a Site visit that enables students to absorb the new climatic conditions and co-relate with the theoretical understanding for different seasons. There is a lot to learn from the Vernacular architecture of a place, that embeds thousands of years of knowledge refined with time. It is even more fun to reinterpret the learnings from vernacular, to generate newer climate responsive forms, with latest materials and technologies.
Feedback in terms of hands-on method of simulation as well as Early Design simulation of the design are key features of the Studio. The module empowers students with refined understanding about all built fabric in terms of their thermal performance and makes them conscious of a performance-oriented building design approach.

Studio Unit

House Retrofitting exercise

Climatic Study

Site Office - Unicellular Block exercise

Artist Residency - Design development

Final Design