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

RAPID STUDIO 2021

UNDERSTANDING THE URBAN CONTEXT OF GURGAON – SUSHANT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

.The Rapid Studio 2021 was a collaboration with Sushant School of Architecture mainly focusing on understanding their Urban Study of Gurgaon as a precursor to the Urban Design studio that our students will be undergoing in the upcoming semester. We looked at Gurgaon from the lens of Culture, Investments and Networks. We also saw the sub urban city from the perception Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Built Heritage and Interior Architecture. We had multiple site visits to understand the relevance of the study and the personal sense of place. 

STUDIO @ GURGAON

CONCEPT

URBAN DESIGN

UNDERSTANDING GURGAON

The concept of  the workshop revolved around understanding the Urban Structure, grain and nuances of Gurgaon and how the Urban Design studio has been taken forward in Sushant School of Art and Architecture. 

SITE

GURGAON

Gurgaon is the millennium city in the outskirts of New Delhi created for develpment of housing, real estate and industries. The understanding from the urban design studio was to imbibe many streams through which we can understand n urban context. 

OUTCOME

INNOVATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS

The participants of the workshop attended  a four day intense workshop where Gurgaon as a city was seen and experienced in different forms. 

TRAVEL

DILLI DARSHAN

A Know Your City trip taking our participants to architecturally rich sites of Qutab Minar, Indian Habitat Centre, Humayun’s Tomb, Dilli Haat etc.. The students went around the Capital City and explored the New Delhi for the wonders it has to offer.

 

GALLERY

NEW DELHI

CHENNAI

KOCHI

MANGALORE

VERTICAL STUDIO 2021

INSTITUTION DESIGN – SUSHANT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

.The Vertical Studio 2021 was a collaboration with Sushant School of Architecture mainly focusing on design and development of a campus. The sessions also included general understanding of the students works and interaction with them to get an idea of their design attitude and design process. The workshop also included a special session on Historic Architecture and its paths.

GALLERY

PEOPLE

  • Dr. Vibhuti Sachdev

  • Ar. Himanshu Sanghani

  • Ar. Aruna Bharadwaj

  • Ar. Ekta Gyani

  • Ar. Parul Manjul

  • Ar. Nidhi Dandona

VERTICAL STUDIO 2019

03 Cites - 01 Challenge - 01 Solution

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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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

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