Faculty: Vinod Shah | Mangesh Belsare

TA: Dhruv Pandya

Span and Space: Exploring Tectonics in Architecture

‘Tectonics’ in architecture is achieving the expressive qualities through construction and manoeuvring of forces in structure such that entity created cannot be defined only by structure and construction. In the design process achieving tectonics recognizing, selecting, and ordering of material and form plays an important role in design process. To achieve any architectural form, structural and construction modes play an important role. The way in which these forms and thier volumetric qualities enrich the quality of space in architecture is the exploration this studio aimed to achieve. Architects need to equip themselves to exploit the potential of these materials and methods, for which conceptual understanding of structural systems and form is essential. The studio will equipped students to design and detail meaningful forms using fundamentals of structural actions and material properties along with construction technology, which is an essential part of design process.

Studio Unit

Kit of Parts

Study of spatial aspects

Resolution and refinement | Site Context

Expression of Structure