Faculty: Ramesh Patel | Vishal Joshi

TA: Chanda Patel

Mettle of Metal - Steel

Steel -- one of those modern construction materials awaiting its exploration to fullest potentials. Opportunity it offers to span large areas, create column free spaces and construct high rise structures, is tremendous. In this studio, students undertook research on determining properties of steel and later used them to create their own expression or architectural design intervention considering various forms and types of steel as core material. The process required students to:
1. Undertake a survey to document various types of members and undefined sections available in the market.
2. Explore the possibility to use outcomes of study as probable choices for vertical and horizontal structural use, opening, slab and roofing, etc..
3. Conceptualize and address design problem based on above study.
4. Translate decisions to detailed drawings for stairs, windows, skylights, slab, etc.
5. Prepare physical scaled models, digital model and walkthrough.
Final outcome were a combination of report, detailed drawings and scaled models.

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