Faculty: Subin Jameel | Ankita Trivedi

TA: Krushna Oza

Hybrid Work(place)

Our relationship with the interior is produced not only by walls or it?s boundaries but by the order, array and number of objects within their objecthood, which remains independent from the envelope that contains them. The studio introduced speculative approaches towards a design problem and proposes an idea of ?interiority? within the contemporary workspace through slippages in digital and analog modes of making.

In the first sequence, students conducted research on the history of work environments through the lenses of commercial, hospitality and domestic factors. Through this, they came up with personas that disrupted and hybridised the conventional program of a workspace. The second sequence focused on disrupting the conservative logics of part to whole relationships and spatial composition by examining and materializing unexpected correlations between everyday objects. The third sequence brought together their persona, hybrid program and object collages to culminate in a narrative drawing that discusses their critical take on the nature and experience of a contemporary place of work.

Studio Unit

The studio develops narratives through a curatorial approach and set creation, to form critical architectural questions about the nature of the workplace.

The studio engages in cyclical feedback between making, drawing and modeling; constantly moving in between analog and digital mediums. Transitioning between these two realms will allow students to be opportunistic with the advantages each tool holds, and offer opportunities for novel translations of the project at various stages.

Students formulate speculative hybrid models; mesh-based techniques are integrated with traditional orthographic modeling. A strong emphasis is placed on representations through light, material, colour and pattern.

From Objects to Architecture : Students are encouraged to formulate a personal hybrid workflow and aesthetic, with a strong emphasis on graphical representations and critical design enquiry.

Models are fine tuned to adhere to program specifics, context, material and graphics without diluting the aesthetic and formal attitude of the preliminary design investigations.