Faculty: Hamid Raj

TA: Fateh Singh

Vernacular Resurgence

Ahmedabad is 610 years old, famed for its architecture and has been recently declared as a ‘World Heritage City’ by UNESCO. Over the past century, and especially the last five decades the city has witnessed a major decline and massive loss to its priceless heritage. The prototypical planning of its pol and individual pol houses date back centuries and they still stand the test of time making them living monuments.

The studio proposes to design in this context which is laden with a rich history. The focus and challenges would be to personalize and customize spaces for individual needs and aspirations of a family by designing a residence at an actual site in the walled city.

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Week 14-16