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

Vertical Studio

VERTICAL STUDIO 2019

03 Cites – 01 Challenge – 01 Solution
The Vertical Studio
Urban Design problem on the topic Child and the City has been introduced simultaneously in three states CHENNAI, KOCHI AND MANGALORE respectively as a Vertical studio project. Students from NITTE Mangalore, ASADI, Kochi and RVS Padmavathy School of Architecture, Chennai have joined and are working on the same design problem in three different cities of South India at the same time. Problems are set in order to maximize opportunities for learning, skill acquisition, and idea dissemination at all levels, from beginning to intermediate, allowing students to progress at their own rate. Topics are coordinated in content and timing and cover essential concerns and techniques of architectural design.
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CHENNAI

KOCHI

MANGALORE

STUDIO @ CHENNAI

CONCEPT

CHILD & THE CITY

The concept of  the workshop revolved around UNICEF’s initiative “Child Friendly Cities”. The criteria of evaluating the site and bringing out design principles were based on the criteria from the initiative.

SITE

T.NAGAR

T.Nagar is a busy commercial neighborhood where the residential hides behind the pompous commercial layer. The site has four parks with unique DNA hidden away into the residential sector. The student groups studied the use of all the parks with the UNICEF criteria in mind. 

OUTCOME

INNOVATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS

The participants came out with innovative proposals for all the sites and presented in unique methods that can be applied for the issues that were identified on site.

TRAVEL

CHENNAI DARSHAN

A Know Your City trip taking our participants to architecturally rich sites of Mahabalipuram and Dakshinchitra. The students went around the UNESCO World heritage Site and explored the city of Chennai for the wonders it has to offer.

 

GALLERY

STUDIO @ KOCHI

CONCEPT

CHILD & THE CITY

The concept of  the workshop revolved around UNICEF’s initiative “Child Friendly Cities”. The criteria of evaluating the site and bringing out design principles were based on the criteria from the initiative.

SITE

STUDYING THE STREETS

The Kochi site that was studied were the four streets Gandhi Nagar, Maveli, Udhaya Nagar and Kaloor Kadavanthara Road. Streets are one of the largest occupying public space in a city and a space where children are seldom welcome. 

OUTCOME

INNOVATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS

The participants came out with innovative proposals for all the sites and presented in unique methods that can be applied for the issues that were identified on site.

TRAVEL

KOCHI DARSHAN

A Know Your City trip taking our participants to architecturally rich sites of Kochi and Aleppey. The students enjoyed a fun filled ride in the houseboats of Kerela.

 

GALLERY

STUDIO @ MANGALORE

CONCEPT

CHILD & THE CITY

The concept of  the workshop revolved around UNICEF’s initiative “Child Friendly Cities”. The criteria of evaluating the site and bringing out design principles were based on the criteria from the initiative.

SITE

STUDYING THE STREETS

The Mangalore site that was studied were the roads GT Road and Car Street. Streets are one of the largest occupying public space in a city and a space where children are seldom welcome.

OUTCOME

INNOVATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS

The participants came out with innovative proposals for all the sites and presented in unique methods that can be applied for the issues that were identified on site.

TRAVEL

MANGALORE DARSHAN

A Know Your City trip taking our participants to architecturally rich sites of Mangalore. The students went around city of Mangalore and explored the sites in and around.

 

GALLERY

PEOPLE

  • Ar. Pramod Balakrishnan

    Architect
  • V Suresh

    Lawyer
  • A.V. Venugopal

    Architect & Planner
  • Santhosh Loganathan

    Photographer
  • Aishwarya Soni

    Architect / Illustrator
  • Santhosh Subramanian

    Game Designer

PARTNERS