Faculty: Smit Vyas

TA: Hemanshu Dodiya

Tectonic Operations

The studio explored ways through which old buildings can become sites for creative thinking about construction processes. New programmatic parts were added to the AMSOM building that led to actions such as repair, replacement or introduction of alternative parts in them. By way of this, new formal, structural & material conditions were tested against the existing ones in an attempt to find a wholesome architectural expression. The play of building elements, systems & technologies was anchored into the work as both a specific response to the given site and functional requirements as well as a manifestation of personal imagination and desire which the authors were free to explore. Undertaking a small renovation project allowed students to gain knowledge of different stages & agencies involved and explore special details through a much wider range of design development processes.

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Studio Unit

process and mid-term models

section showing the project and its idea

wall sections

exploded axonometry

final model at 1:20, combined plans and section