IR2029

Faculty: Shikha Parmar | Dhara Atri Shah

TA: Vrushti Parikh

Travelers Home

It is exhilarating for a traveler to witness and sprawl through the series of interlinked caves in massive rock formations of Diu Island, where the proposed travelers colony is nestled overlooking sea horizon while lending possibilities to connect to the place dramatically.
This unit commenced with questioning the notion of a ?shelter? and design a subterranean abode, which also accommodates stopovers and negotiates with neighboring community. Tucked into three distinct envelope conditions left by sandstone each design provides both pragmatic and more importantly a sensorial experience distilling the characteristics of
the site for an appropriate spatial narrative. Contextual impressions and need of user, inform the selection of spatial elements, materials
and eventually the spatial order of activities.
As part of pedagogic method, a tool box is derived consisting of site inference and ordering principles. Relationships of the inside-outside and movement vs. space were explored and demonstrated through models. The studio enabled to conceptualize and evolve grammar of interior space manifested through subtractive and additive methods of space making. Unit equips to design and vividly communicate central idea of proposal through relevant
presentation technique.

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Studio Unit

PEDAGOGY - TIMELINE - SITE PARAMETERS

READ - EXTRACT - TRANSLATE | SITE IMPRESSIONS

USER - REPROGRAM - ASSEMBLE TOOLKIT with spatial elements and parameters

ANALYSE- REINTERPRET-EXPLORE | CONCEPTUALISATION

DELIVERABLES | DESIGN INTERVENTIONS