Faculty: Sankalpa _ | Neel Jain

TA: Divya kumar Solanki | Hemanshu Dodiya

Foundation Studio

This studio is the building block to the MAT program that examines the relationship between structure, construction, and space in a way that construction mediates the expressive dimension of the structure while expressing the meaning and purpose of space. Unlike a conventional studio, this studio follows an inversion strategy where structural systems are worked out to accommodate the program instead of vice versa. This approach ensures the importance of the expressive dimension of structure and construction in an architectural program.
Proficiency in detailing in architecture hinges on clarity of effect of force on the building system, behavior of material and its form concerning the force, and overall clarity of building system as a distribution of force instead of building as stability of independent parts. Students will develop basic attitudes towards tectonics through drawing, prototyping, and modeling.

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Studio Unit

Expressive dimension of detail as expressed through prototypes, drawings, and models

Expression of detail as the articulation of structural forces

Expression of the program as an articulation of detail

Expression of detail as the articulation of material and construction

Course Outcomes: knowledge, skills and competencies