Faculty: Priyanka Kanhare

TA: Reeyaa Shah

Urban Waterfronts

Freshwater aquatic systems such as lakes can adjust to seasonal variations in soil moisture, soil composition, and water levels influenced by rainfall patterns and other climatic fluctuations. Compared to lakes in peri?urban areas, urbanization has led to a significant metamorphosis and alteration of the natural ecology of lakes in urban areas. Lakes play a crucial role in the broader regional ecology by serving as reservoirs that collect and manage run-?off water, thus mitigating the risk of flooding. Additionally, lakes serve as valuable water resources for migratory birds.

This studio focused on creating responsive lakefronts that facilitate improved coexistence between urban environments and natural systems, enabling individuals to connect more harmoniously with their surroundings. It integrates group and individual endeavors, encompassing activities such as doing secondary data review-?research, analyzing lake networks within a specific region, engaging in briefing and exploratory strategic design/zoning, and further developing particular detailed design ideas. The studio aimed to empower students with the skills to create designs that align with the intricacies of this natural system.

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Studio Unit

Stage 1: LANDING_TRANSECT STUDY - Observing and recording first impression of site (along Badi talab, Udaipur, Rajasthan).

Stage 2a: GROUNDING_Regional study - Observing existing secondary literature and reading cartographic maps (along Badi talab, Udaipur, Rajasthan).

Stage 2b: GROUNDING_TRANSECT STUDY - Observing existing documents and recording on-site conditions (along Badi talab, Udaipur, Rajasthan).

Stage 3: FINDING AND FOUNDING - analysis of recorded data and finding inference and Stage 4: DESIGN STRATEGIES - collective investigations and interventions (along Badi talab, Udaipur, Rajasthan).

Stage 3: Individual detailed part plans/design demonstrations - design proposal (along Badi talab, Udaipur, Rajasthan).