Faculty: Imran Mansuri

TA: Zankhna Palmist

From Utopias to Heterotopia: Migrant Housing: Values of Time, Density and Culture

The course introduces the concepts of ??housing for the masses?? across space and time. It explores the evolution of housing settlements through linking and stacking, including their processes, determinants, generations, and resulting patterns within their respective contexts.

The idea here is to create an adaptive habitat for migrant communities engaged in dynamic and socially interactive live work environments. ?Adaptability? is envisioned as a physical space that accommodates people from diverse cultures and traditions over time. The spaces created should possess distinctive characteristics, and occupants should have opportunities to modify these spaces within certain extended patterns. Ultimately, this evolving habitat should maintain equilibrium between generated order and identified contextual complexities.

The students will engage in community documentation and analysis exercises. These sessions will help them develop sensitivity to both tangible and intangible aspects of the community, comprehend the intricate social dynamics influencing spatial arrangements, and grasp communal habits.

Students should develop the ability to explore housing structures and consider how a composition of live work units can be arranged to create both public and private spaces while establishing connections with their urban surroundings.

Studio Unit

Introduction and timeline of the studio

Exercise 1: Case Study Analysis

Exercise 2: Community Documentation

Observing and Analysing site + Site design evolution

Housing as an Urban Insert- Final Proposals