TA: HARSHAL AHIRRAO | Rudra VyasDesigning Spaces Using Reinforced Concrete
Building construction is not about erecting a concrete mass in space, but also about developing a space by effective utilization of area and an engineer should not only analyze and design the building but also understand the process that leads to its architectural and structural form. One needs to cultivate the conceptual understanding of the architectural design and coherently develop the structural system. The studio was designed precisely to cultivate this understanding in students — to design a space such that architectural form and space is satisfied without compromising on structural integrity. The aim was to design a space where architecture and structure are coherent and blend into each other instead of competing and contradicting. Our goal was to make student sensitive towards intangible but crucial architectural principles; by appropriate use of engineering concepts, undefined theories of Analysis and undefined RCC design, The students produced a proper execution drawing at the end of semester.