Devashree Choudhari


Vertical grounds

The foundation studio in architecture tectonics (MAAT) aims to set up a disciplinary impetus for the program with considerable emphasis on the method of design and making. The first exercise deals with imparting awareness of mechanisms, mechanical motions and their translations. The developed workshop skills are utilized to produce a mechanically controlled fenestration unit. The second part of the studio deals with the understanding of structural forces and their articulation in form. This is induced through active physical modelling. The third and final part deals with the consolidation of the above acquired skills, their resolution and their layering with a given design challenge. The skills are tested through three emerging typologies in a high rise, keeping in mind the future of resource crunch, land shortages and sustainability.

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Fenestration design: Cross

Articulating forces: Spanning

Building organization: Vertical grounds

Typical plans: Vertical grounds

Building section and structural system: Vertical grounds

Sectional perspective: Vertical grounds

Wall and Fenestration detail: Vertical grounds

Building renders: Vertical grounds

Model photos: Vertical grounds

Model photos: Vertical grounds