Faculty: Sankalpa _ | Neel Jain

Foundation Studio

This studio is the building block to the MAT program that examines the relationship between structure, construction, and space in a way that construction mediates the expressive dimension of the structure while expressing the meaning and purpose of space. Unlike a conventional studio, this studio follows an inverse strategy where structural systems are worked out to accommodate the program instead of vice versa. This approach ensures the importance of the expressive dimension of structure and construction in an architectural program.
Proficiency in architectural detailing hinges on clarity of the effect of force on the building system, behaviour of material and its form concerning the force, and overall clarity of the building system as a distribution of force instead of building as stability of independent parts. Students will develop basic attitudes towards tectonics through drawing, prototyping, modelling, and full-scale structure.