Faculty: Subin Jameel

Architectonic manifestations in Interior Design through digital thinking

The DRP focuses on understanding form and aesthetics through an in-depth study of distinct tectonic territories within architecture and interior design; from antiquity to its contemporary modes of existence. This then leads to speculations around it's possible evolution, manifestations and audiences through thinking with digital mediums and tools. Architects and designers use digital tools intensively, primarily as a tool for management and to aid productivity. However, digital tools can offer many new ways of thinking, rather than simply a tool for efficiency. The DRP is interested in exploring digital tools as a conceptual device rather than a technical one. We will break away from an archaic notion that "plan is the generator of form", where form is created through orthographic projections towards thinking about opportunities that are not possible through these traditional means. The foundational research conducted by the students will be posed against contemporary modes of digital processing. This is achieved through an Introduction to advanced mesh modelling techniques, physics simulations and ideation through machine learning. The results will showcase a hybridity between traditional modes of making, digital slippages and complex geometries which otherwise cannot be processed by the hand. This production logic generated by the student can be optimized to fit various scales - from character and product design to tectonic effects.