Author: Nishanth Krishna Site Location: Law Garden, Ahmedabad Institute: CEPT University, Ahmedabad
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.
Author: Rishabh Verma Site Location: Mandala Metro Depot, Mumbai Institute: Pillai College of Architecture, Panvel
The proposal explores the current state of construction workers housing/accommodation and how this scenario can be countered by providing a solution based on quick planning and its execution on multiple sites. This is achieved by utilizing principles of Design for Disassembly in combination with a field volume generated aggregation. This has been done while also maintaining the comfort factor by ensuring existing techniques and materials specific to a climatic zone are used.
Author: Madhushree Maji Site Location: Newtown, North 24 Parganas, Greater Kolkata Institute: NIT Rourkela, Odisha
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.
Author: Kairavi Gandhi Site Location: Squirrel Circle, Vadodara Institute: SEDA, Navrachna University
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.
Author: Shreya Manoj Sulgekar Site Location: Venketeshwar Nagar, Hubli, Karnataka Institute: KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belagavi
The project looks at how we could reinterpret the spaces in built and unbuilt forms with new ideas and characteristics that enhance communal living.
In the context of India’s rapidly urbanisation, there has been a wide negligence on communal spaces in contemporary housing neighbourhoods. ‘Communitiy’ came from familiarity around families and neighbours, familiar places, a daily rhythm, social systems and customs that people understood. Now with emigration and greater physical and social mobility, many of the people find themselves in places far from home, living in communities defined not by common acquaintance, knowledge and culture, but by geography or economics. This loss of defined communal spaces has also diminished the feeling of belonging and privacy.
By creating spaces where all members of the community can engage naturally and get to know one another, communities can become places where people live together, care about one another and share hope. The project looks at how the development of communal spaces in residential complexes creates social stability and a sustainable way of life in a community.
Author: Ravi Varma Site Location: Rahatani Naka, Pune Institute: VIT’s PVP College of Architecture, Pune
This thesis looked at migrant workers who look for construction work through a Naka (an informal roadside labour market), their kin and other migration-source-area-based social networks crucially shaping their pathways, thus influencing the housing location and typologies by improving their living conditions and make them feel as a part of the city.
Author: Danesh Patel Site Location: Gujarat International Finance City (GIFT) Gandhinagar, Gujarat Institute: SAL School of Architecture, Ahmedabad
This project aims to prove that, for high-rise buildings, prefabricated modular systems can be used. This would allow for greater flexibility of design in a prefabricated modular framework and to construct a structural judgement process that can be used for the construction of a prefabricated high-rise reusable modular building with a personalized geometry.