The last week before the Diwali break, we were assigned a surprising time problem where we worked on expanding our groupmates design of their childhood home to an institution that benefits the community. this exercise encouraged group bonding because we spent hours talking about each other’s designs and giving and receiving ideas and suggestions. The first step was to discuss the design of my peer and get information about her neighbourhood, design and ideas to further her design. For example, I took up the design of my friend Jahnvi and she told me that her family owned a business that … Continue reading Expanding


The closure of designing my underground house began with making rendered plans, sections and street elevations showing in habitation and vegetation. This was a long process and it involved sketching human activities around the house. The next step was to make the model from mill board and card paper. I learnt how different levels were connected to each other and what were the structural elements that bound the three levels together. The process was long and tenuous and it involved making a lot of details like trellis and jack arches. This followed making an exploded axonometric model in Sketch Up. … Continue reading Conclusion