AR2048

Faculty: Shikha Parmar

TA: Sidharth Manoj

Spatial Fabulations. Constructing and Communicating imagination

To `fabulate` is to narrate invented, nonconventional or speculated stories of Architecture ? to tell fables of life tomorrow, proposing realistic solutions for living in diverse scenarios. Requiring an enthusiastic radical hand, and a curious eye, this unit revolves around imagining and communicating a future living habitat while adopting and breathing new life into an empty historic backdrop.

The studio identified civic buildings in Jaipur as a locus and projected a scenario woven around extreme natural catastrophe like drought and deluge, thus encouraging students to rethink and tailor dwelling typologies and socio-cultural and technological aspects. Strategically working through an iterative exploratory process, one explored multi-scalar relationships with the site surroundings. Students engaged with manual, digital and AI tools for effective narration of spaces.

This journey enabled them to rethink the use of traditional tools and processes and undertake their own experiments to vividly render the speculated scenario and the embedded intervention within the reinvented historic backdrop. Critical thinking and space making is sharpened while contextualizing with site and user, further communicated through 2D and 3D illustrations and storyboards.

Studio Unit

Glimpses of INTERVENTIONS: Individual design positions towards conception of the new living habitat of future; in response to the imagined scenario and its defined aspects

PEDAGOGY | inCEPTion_REimagining CEPT undergoing chosen scenario | SITE VIST & RECORDING IMPRESSIONS | EXPERT SESSIONS on Sequential Art, storyboarding

CONCEPTION & ADAPTATION: With the given sites and zoning of the new imagined community_ Exploring and Establishing relationships with the existing state of structure (ruins of the future)

SCENARIO MAKING: DELUGE GROUP_ Reimagining Jaipur undergoing overflooding. Transformation speculated in aspects of climate, ecology, socio- cultural strata, built environment and technology.

SCENARIO MAKING: DRAUGHT GROUP_ Reimagining Jaipur undergoing Dehydration and devastating tremors. Transformation speculated in aspects of climate, ecology, socio- cultural strata, built environment and technology.