Faculty: Yatin Pandya

TA: Nihal Galathia

Spatial Transformations: Adaptive Reuse and Morphed Narratives

Interior design is about space making in consonance with the given context. Spacemaking is much more than an act of building. Design is a dialogue involving designer who encodes messages while the perceiver decodes.
This module focused on this fundamental phenomenon of space conception and perception. It endeavored to understand fundamentals of space-design and explore roles of space-making elements such as floor,column,wall,door,window,stair,ceiling etc. within given context for a transformed spatial narrative. Through this studio, the impact of basic design decisions of scale and proportion,contextual appropriateness,integration of nature,movement and organizational structure,choice of elements,material and technique,finishes and entablature were understood. The course also focused on elements of nature such as light,vegetation,water as spatial elements and their role in space making. Using these as tools of space making, a space that is interactive, expressive and experientially engaging was designed in existing spatial syntax and sensitively transform it through adaptive reuse.

Studio Unit

Identification of various site and issues

Derivation of principles for spatially engaging architecture

3d exploration through physical model

Design development

Final resolution