Author: Madhushree Maji
Site Location: Newtown, North 24 Parganas, Greater Kolkata
Institute: NIT Rourkela, Odisha
Advisor: Prof. Dr Soumi Muhuri
The aim of the project is to create an architectural icon and learning hub that provides better opportunities to a vast multitude of people to excel in the field of dramatics. It also tries to blend the traditional drama forms and modern technologies to inculcate the bonding between society, culture, and dramatics.
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Author: Nishanth Krishna
Site Location: Law Garden, Ahmedabad
Institute: CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Advisor: Jayant Gunjaria & Viral Bhavsar
When time passes by, there is a need for public interventions in the city to be re-interpreted so that it responds with its present urban conditions in a better way and also it can contribute to the city life around.
Thakor Bhai hall is the most used drama hall in the city which hosts events with a seating capacity of 721. While their typology requires performance spaces to be a closed box, they are also inherently public spaces. The challenge is to be able to house this instrument along with public spaces in this rich context i.e. Law Garden which is absent in the present design.
The design brief is to re-design Thakor Bhai hall considering the present issues faced by the hall and its immediate context. The primary function remains the same i.e. the auditorium.
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Author: Safiya Rehman
Site Location: Shahgunj, Aurangabad
Institute: School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
Advisor: Mr. Vikram Kohli
The aim is to understand the tangibles and intangibles that make a community and their well-being, improve their quality of life, create new economic opportunities by enhancing the existing functions and programs on-site in Shahgunj, Aurangabad.
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Author: Shubham L. Lad
Site Location: Maspero Triangle, Cairo
Institute: Acharya NRV College of Architecture, Bangalore
Advisor: Girija Umashankar
The intent of the design is to create a socially inclusive, vibrant and cohesive environment fused with an existing environment that is becoming highly mono-use and very programmatic in its nature. The project looked at designing a transit-supportive framework with proposed metro station by integrating high density mixed land use and modal interchange within walking/cycling distance of the other environment and metro station. This, in turn, would foster interaction the fabric of the city by eliminating these socially isolated zones. Providing multi-modal transit interchanges would minimize modal transfer and ensure improved connectivity in the area.
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Author: Mohammed Sufyan
Site Location: Pettamala, Kerala
Institute: CAT College of Architecture Trivandrum
Advisor: Prof. K P Geetha
The aim of the project was to design a zoological park that gives attention to animal welfare and visitor experience while experimenting on unique structures and concepts which were derived from extensive research. Such a project would also combine architecture with landscaping and research on captive wildlife.
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Author: Kairavi Gandhi
Site Location: Squirrel Circle, Vadodara
Institute: SEDA, Navrachna University
Advisor: Pratyush Shankar
The project aims to design a better living environment and to bring social communities instead of individual living in an affordable housing. The nuclei of the proposed intervention are based on the idea of the coexistence of collective and private.
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Author: Santrupthy Das
Site Location: Zone F of the Delhi Masterplan
Institute: School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Advisor: Mr. Sambudhha Sen, Mr. Sushil Aggarwal
The Dialogical Milieu: In situ Slum Rehabilitation of Mohammadpur Slum in Delhi is a proposal to relook at the social lives of slum dwellers from the lens of openness. When redevelopment projects happen, in the drive to formalize the housing, high-density towers are constructed which heavily take away from the dwellers’ right to their open spaces.
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Author: Divyang Purkayastha
Site Location: Rajarhat, Kolkata
Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Advisor: Prof. (Dr.) Gaurav Raheja, Prof. (Dr.) Amit Hajela
This project is going to serve as a mixed-use campus for the Infotech branch of ITC. It is located in Rajarhat, a suburb of Kolkata, which is being developed to tackle the spread of high-density urbanization.
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Author: Shreya Pathrabe
Site Location: Sanpada, Navi Mumbai
Institute: Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai
Advisor: Ar. Fatema Master.
The proposal is a public plaza for people with pods and a module system. It weaves the in between urban fabric making the space more porous. When you look at the plaza and the movement around it, you notice that the paths taken by people were the most important, i.e. entry and exit. As a result, the pods and modules are placed in zones in such a way that people’s movement remains linear and uninterrupted.
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Author: Anushree Parkhi
Site Location: M.P. Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Institute: RV College of Architecture, Bangalore
Advisor: Ar. Bikramjit Chakraborty
This project aims to understand the typology of a transit hub. The intent of the thesis project is to explore an integrative approach to design, bespoke to the site (Habibganj Railway Station, M.P. Nagar, Bhopal, India) while keeping sustainability and building performance as the key focus.
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Author: Rohan Milind Jaitpal
Site Location: Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
Institute: Dr. Baliram Hiray College of Architecture, Mumbai
Advisor: Ar. Shalini Shrimali
This project’s aim was to create an environment with a little bit of isolation from the remaining area but an environment which is soothing and beautiful. The courtyards act as light wells bringing in the diffused light throughout. The greenery and the water body surrounding it completely elevate the experience of any user.
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Author: Yashovanthi YA
Site Location: Molkalmuru, Karnataka
Institute: BMS College of Architecture, Bangalore
Advisor: Ar. Shradha M. Guggari, Ar. Vinya
Lighting up the thought of “Act locally, Think globally”, the project emphasizes textile network of Mollkalmuru. Conserving and capitalizing textile heritage of Mollkalmuru with technological intervention will create job and self-employment opportunities for the local people including migrants of all age groups and skill levels.
Project connects rural and urban ends of Molkalmuru which provides a platform for training, production, marketing, exhibiting, recycling textile waste and research on solar and biodegradable fabrics.
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Author: Arya Gupta
Site Location: Western Express Highway Station, Mumbai
Institute: Balwant Sheth School of Architecture, Mumbai
Advisor: Dr. Kaiwan Mehta.
This thesis project firstly aims at exploring this emerging Urban Domain. It aims to analyse the roots of, and understand, today’s societal lifestyle and psyche that invariably shapes this urban domain. Architecture is looked at through the ideas of a system, a typology and form, after which then project aimed to investigate how these ideas would be adapted to this emerging urban domain.
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Author: Nihar Vijay Lalani
Site Location: Rajkot, Gujarat
Institute: Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot
Advisor: Ar. Rupesh Patel
This project aims to understand & demonstrate an appropriate built environment for a government building and its campus and the way it could respond to public spaces and urban issues.
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Author: Asmita Patnaik
Site Location: Lower Parel Station, Mumbai
Institute: Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute of Architecture, Mumbai
Advisor: Vandana Ranjit Sinh
This thesis, set in Mumbai, is an exploration of experience to a spatial setting, where the urban environment is understood as an experience which has an emotional stimulus to understand what is necessary to facilitate urban happiness and wellbeing within the work-live paradigm in the socially incoherent city life. The analysis led to the relevance of ‘Pause to Interact’ in the daily work-live paradigm that constricts all of us.
The research concludes at the study of developing Lower Parel station precinct as a transit oriented nexus which could improve the eudemonic well-being of the precinct, and trigger a positive balance to the city at large.
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Author: Tharagini V
Site Location: Koundampalayam, Coimbatore
Institute: Karpagaram University, Coimbatore
Advisor: Ar. Ramakrishnamoorthy
This project focuses on developing a pedestrian oriented environment and encourages the formation of informal communities. These will be achieved by following the principles of healthy place making and providing a sense of visual connection.
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Author: Shubham Ombhase
Site Location: Along the old Pune-Mumbai highway in Pimpri
Institute: Sir JJ School of Architecture, Mumbai
Advisor: Ar. Jayshree Chaudhary
The project showcases the designing of a bus terminal in the city of Pimpri-Chinchwad where development is boosting rapidly. The need of the project is to connect the city with all advanced transport systems such as BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System), metro, etc. via a multi-modal hub to make it easier for the public to shift between different modes of transport in order to save time and natural resources. There is a metro station adjacent to the site and central railway local station at 100-200m away which helps passengers to travel within the city and beyond. The current situation of the bus terminal is too poor there is a need to re-design considering the current scenario of the surroundings.
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Author: Mandira Pai Maroor
Site Location: Car Street, Mangalore, Karnataka
Institute: Manipal School of Architecture, Manipale
Advisor: Prof. Sarmistha Chatterjee
The Chiguru Project is an urban regeneration project that focuses on the economic & cultural growth of the community through the revival of built heritage characters of Car Street. It intends to not only revive the economic well being of the area but also re-establish vanishing bonds between culture and community. It uses a ‘heritage-led-design’ approach to reimagine traditional structures into innovative cultural spaces that will increase the outreach of the community and the heritage of the site.
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Author: Siddharth Hastimal Bapna
Site Location: Akruti Rising City, Ghatkopar, Mumbai
Institute: Lokmanya Tilak Institute of Architecture and Design Studies, Navi Mumbai
Advisor: Prof. Om Merchant.
This project consists of a proposal that is majorly temporary and partly permanent development, designed with the principle of ‘Design of Disassembly’ where modular construction can allow for easy disassembly through minimal amount of construction work and minimal impact after its intended use on the temporary rented site. An ephemeral intervention – a permanent building will continue to exist on the community purchased site after the four-month assembly.
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Author: Rahul Kustagi
Site Location: Minerva Mills, Bangalore
Institute: Wadiyar Centre for Architecture, Mysore
Advisor: Ar. Kukke Subramanya
The permanence of change.
In the 20th century due to rapid urbanisation, there are very few public spaces for the people in the city to slow down from their fast-paced urban lives.
The evolution of the cities lead to loss in relevance of the industries that initiated the city’s growth in the first place. These urban lands lie vacant due to lack of vision, and get labelled as urban voids. The voids have a distinctive landscape that have capabilities to absorb large public activities. The need of the hour is to create accessible public spaces and these voids can be the catalyst of change.
Climate change and pollution are global problems and cities contribute considerably, and the process of building is inevitable. The question becomes, rather do we need to rebuild from scratch every time we build? Or make sustainable what already exists? Why demolish when the built could be reintegrated into the fabric of relevance by re-examining the overlaps and divergences between, “necessity”, “program” and “function” of the already built? The ability to adapt to evolving programs, uses and culture is a great strength of a building. One can’t predict the future, but there is a possibility to design for change.
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