Faculty: Vasav Bhatt | Harsh Shah

TA: Mayuri Ramavat

The Art of Detailing

Detailing is the articulation of the structure and construction. Principles were explained in brief and backed by extensive study of the detailing done by maestros to understand how to design details. The discussion included reviews of recent built works that extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or the alteration and addition to existing patterns. In guiding a design from idea to reality, architects design a set of details that show how structure will be put together. The aesthetics are only a small fraction of good design and stability and functionality require a deep understanding of how elements come together at all levels of the construction process. The studio first analysed the detail, then appreciated the design and construction of architectural elements, through documentation, technical drawing, modelling and construction of full-scale prototypes to achieve the detailing of particular elements as required.

Studio Unit

Documenting door with details

Designing an opening

Designing of a staircase

Designing a display element

Exploration with 1:1 prototypes