AFFILIATED TO ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI AND APPROVED BY COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE, NEW DELHI

Building Senior Citizen library hand-on

SURAT

Senior Citizen Library is a one month design & execution project where the students from RVS Chennai,
Padmavathy School of Architecture and Auro University, Surat collaborated in creating a public space for the
senior citizens of Surat.

Brief

The Winter workshop is conducted by the school of design for the students. The nature of this workshop is an intense hands-on understanding of the heuristic learning that take places on the actual site, away from the setup of the conventional classroom, and is deeply rooted in the making and detailing of Architecture, that is fabricated by makers (participants )under the guided will materials, design, artisans and subject experts. This workshop is central to making and detailing different design components of a senior citizen’s library and community place, using liner (bamboo,metal),casting (concrete) and masonry (brick)materials .the site is situated in heart of village biotope, surat with an are of 2000 sq.ft. Taking a leap from conventional practice ,the brief of the workshop is rounded in the design and genesis of real-scale library,in the language of sustainable materials and building techniques ,through collaboration with experts and Artisans.

PROJECT LEAD

Vicky Achnani

He is an architect who graduated from CEPT. As a faculty at CEPT and other institutes, he conducts workshops on making, detailing through physical and fabrication. His keen interest lies in detailing.

Priyanka Thakur

She is an architect who graduated from IPS, Indore. She experiments with natural construction materials through architectural detailing, sensitivity of design is central to her projects across the cities.

STUDENTS

  • 22­­­ students from Interior Space Design at the School of Design, Auro University.
  • 40 students from Architecture (31 Dec 2019 to 26 Dec 2019) at the RVS Chennai School of Architecture

AREA

  • Covered Space: 95 sq m
  • Plinth area and building footprint: 198 sq m
  • The site is situated in the heart of the village with an area of 2000 sq ft.

CONTRIBUTION/TOTAL COST OF THE PROJECT

  • Auro University: 660,000 INR
  • Gram Panchayat 240,000 INR
  • Total cost of project – 900,000 INR (11,789 USD)
  • Total days of construction:  50 (15 Dec 2019 to 2 Feb 2020)

MATERIALS

Linear (bamboo, metal), casting (concrete) and masonry (brick) materials

Model and sketches

Features and Design