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Faculty: Vishwanath Kashikar
TA: Shreya Shridhar
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Each student produced a website of their practice as the final output. head over to https://www.thepracticecept.com/ or click the link additional work on the right panel to deep dive into this studio and view the websites of individual practices.
Designing a building was not the focus of this studio! Students designed 3 projects; but rather than discussing design, we discussed how to delegate design responsibility, how to design a design process for a given architectural ideology, and how clients affect the design process.
the studio was structured in 2 parts- activities in the first half helped students arrive at an ideology for their practice. Projects in the second half helped students understand the impact of ideology on design processes.
We had book readings, visited 15 varied architectural practices, and conducted a collaborative roleplay design experiment.
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Students arrived at a position statement, articulating their architectural values in the absence of a project. This, then formed the basis of the projects in the second half of the studio
In the second half of the studio, students designed 2 projects- a dream project initiated by the student, and a common project for the entire class- a doctors clinic and nursing home where the tutor played the client. The discussions primarily focused on whether the design process was helping manifest the position