Faculty: Subin Jameel | Tushar Rajkumar

TA: Harsh Vyas

Hybrid Work(place)

Our relationship with the interior is produced not only by walls or it's boundaries but by the order, array and number of objects within it ; their objecthood, which remains independent from the envelope that contains them. The studio proposes an idea of interiority within the contemporary workspace through slippages in digital and analog modes of making.
The studio explores speculative design procedures by understanding the potential embedded in digital and analog mediums. Cycles of making and thinking with these mediums and the effects they produce will play an important role in the development of individual projects. The students will also research the history of the workspace and its evolution towards the contemporary place of work.

Studio Unit

The studio develops narratives through a curatorial approach and set creation, to form critical architectural questions about the nature of the workplace.

The studio engages in cyclical feedback between making, drawing and modeling; constantly moving in between analog and digital mediums. Transitioning between these two realms will allow students to be opportunistic with the advantages each tool holds, and offer opportunities for novel translations of the project at various stages.

Students formulate speculative hybrid models; mesh-based techniques are integrated with traditional orthographic modeling. A strong emphasis is placed on representations through light, material, colour and pattern.

From Objects to Architecture : Students are encouraged to formulate a personal hybrid workflow and aesthetic, with a strong emphasis on graphical representations and critical design enquiry.

Models are fine tuned to adhere to program specifics, context, material and graphics without diluting the aesthetic and formal attitude of the preliminary design investigations.