Faculty: Ratna Shah | Errol Reubens

TA: Mayuri Gohil

Deviant Orders of the New Workspace

As cities become denser, resources deplete, economies recalibrate and unprecedented events disrupt the normal, traditional structures of working are undergoing alteration. The global pandemic has made us re-question the modes of working and collaborating to accommodate the shifting workspace dynamics that are decentralized and reconfigured interiors for the diverse, the shared and for active exchange.

In this studio, we will look at the deviants to the normal that will cause certain connections as possible solutions to the new ways of working or “co-working”. Key concepts of ‘community’, ‘well-ness’ and ‘collaboration’ would become the launching points to understand and define the new workspace interiority. Creating interiors that have a design language derived out of qualitative and metaphorical allusion to aspects of “work space” would be used as a primary design tool. The final outcome would have to demonstrate design strategies and qualitative aspects to embody the narrative of new workspace interiority.

Studio Unit

Studio Unit and its structure

STAGE 1: Guest and Host Studies: Tribe/User and Program studies as well as Site studies and observations

STAGE 2: The Blank Canvas: Photo-Montage as a Design Tool for Visualisation. Keywords derived from Montage developed into Ideagrams to be developed further into abstract tectonic expressions through study models

STAGE 3: Tailor Made: Developing and detailing the final design with materiality_2D and 3D rendered expressions

STAGE 3: Tailor Made: Developing and detailing the final design with materiality_Isometric rendered expressions