Faculty: Percy Pithawala | Krishna Shah

Hybrid Typologies and Adaptive Re-use

This studio focuses on adaptive reuse strategies, design interventions undefined extensions as well as interior space planning within existing structures. The studio is all the more relevant especially in our current context to create awareness and open up opportunities to help revitalize and preserve our heritage structures for the foreseeable future. Design proposals will seek to revive lost associations with our cultural icons by imbibing them with new meanings and contemporary expressions. Project sites along with appropriate programs will be identified ranging from heritage to icons of modernism to abandoned industrial landscapes. The studio stresses on the importance of adaptive reuse as a strategic tool to conserve and revitalize our built environments. It aims to integrate elements of interior design together with spatial articulation to explore new structural and services systems to accommodate program choices and design expressions.