TA: Sarthak PatelNature, Place and Built-Expression
The studio aimed to understand a phenomenological approach to an ‘architecture of a place.’ It takes on a deeply attentive process for making a built environment rooted in the place.
The design process began with an understanding of a natural landscape (geographic region) by observing, recording, and analysing it firsthand. This is followed by arriving at built articulations through distinct attributes derived from the place and program. Attributes such as siting (relation to ground and sky), enclosure (boundaries and interaction), space movement relationships, light and structure relationships, etc.; were key in manifesting the built form.
The focus was to establish a relationship with the environment through our experience as a learning tool. And to answer the question of “how” a built form takes shape through its elements and their nature, as a response to the place.
Sectional perspective showing activities within spaces