The journey began with the construction of a childhood house, which has since evolved into an institution. The site is on the outskirts of Surat, on the fringes of the city. On three sides, the house is surrounded by roads, with the remaining side having a house at a distance of 4.5 meters. Because the area is largely made up of residences and there is no suitable location for gathering, I chose to construct a cafeteria and a community center. My mother will be in charge of the entire place. The cafeteria is located on the ground floor, with entrances … Continue reading Conclusion

Last Discussion

The semester is about to end, there are lot of things that need to be finished before jury.   This will be the last meeting before the final presentation. We were given a few days after the workshop week to finish the deliverables, which comprised plans, sections, elevations, a wall section, and a model. I made a schedule for each prerequisite so that I could finish them ahead of schedule. The majority of the tasks were completed on schedule, but the model took so long that I became disoriented and couldn’t finish. There weren’t many changes in my design, but … Continue reading Last Discussion

Learning from Observing

Last week, there was an offline session where the studio design was taken to the next level. How will the institution’s program adapt to the neighbourhood? The focus was mostly on the structure and construction of the building. It all started with site and institution models, where I learned about space, its relationship to the outside world, and how to represent a building. I understand how the building will be built on top of each other while developing a model. Inside is an area with various openings. Understanding openings requires a picture of the building with fenestration. There were other things … Continue reading Learning from Observing

Experiencing the Institute

The construction of an institution is not an easy task because we must imagine how the entire location will work. The neighbourhood is important in the design of an institution because it indicates how people will use the space.So the first step was to look at the requirements in the neighbourhood, which is the institution’s program. My area lacks a popular gathering spot for eating and performing activities. So, in my institution, I built a little café on the bottom floor and a community hall on the upper floor where people may learn and socialize. I wanted to separate the … Continue reading Experiencing the Institute

Exploring the house

The House of MG was built as a residence and was later converted into a hotel. It is located on one of Ahmedabad’s main roads. It is a large area with restaurants, stores, indoor sports games, and a museum gallery. It has high walls and a large gate at the entrance. Inside, the environment is peaceful and relaxing. As we enter, the first thing we see is the lobby with reception, which leads to the courtyards, then the facilities areas, and lastly the boutique shops. On the ground floor, the entrance area connects to the indoor pool on one side, while … Continue reading Exploring the house

Meeting in person

The studio’s eighth week was an offline session. After a long time, we actually met in person. It was a continuation of designing my childhood home. It started with a group exercise in which we had to fill balloons with rice and form a 100g ball. To focus, we played a game in which we all gathered in a circle at a distance and threw balls at each other at random. We had to be sure to catch the ball and stay in position while playing. This exercise was quite helpful since it taught me about body posture, surroundings, how to … Continue reading Meeting in person

Exchanging the thoughts of design

After completing the brief for my childhood home, this week was all about exchanging designs and creating a community area on the above floors. However, we have to exchange our work with other members of the group. It was pretty monotonous to work on my childhood home after several weeks of working on it. As a result, we swapped out the design. I was working on Simran’s design at the time. Designing an institution on top of a residential structure was a new experience for me. It took some time to get started because her design was unfamiliar. Because this was … Continue reading Exchanging the thoughts of design

Adapting the spaces

The general design of my house was ready following the mid-term assessment, however there were minor adjustments. The emphasis was now on how individuals would adapt the location and character of the dwelling. How will members make use of the space? My main issue was focused at the courtyard and the walls. Building a larger courtyard adjacent to the congregation space while reducing wall construction. In my most recent design, I included a U-shaped structure in the middle that serves as a partition between two rooms as well as storage. Despite the fact that it resulted in additional building, it … Continue reading Adapting the spaces

Building For Future

Memories of childhood are very few, but they are more precious. Everyone has fantasized  about their ideal home as a kid. I also dreamt about one day creating my own home. I designed my home over the course of two weeks by solving the faults I noticed in my  childhood home. I started drawing pictures, schematics, and bubble diagrams of our designs in the first week. To get at the final result, many iterations were performed out. Every iteration was a step forward in learning process. By solving minor problems, I learnt about mass, voids, as well as how to create space. Instead of altering the entire design, I tried to keep the fundamental shape the same this time. During the design process, the site’s size was limited to keep it in line with the hidden location. The pit was 14m x 8m in size. I didn’t … Continue reading Building For Future

Memories of House

I told a narrative about my ideal house from my childhood in this Novella. I gathered all of my past studio practice drawings and created an autobiography of myself. Throughout the process, I struggled to organize the entire set of drawings based on the tale since my drawings and the story did not match. My initial sketches did not correspond to the brief. As a result, in the final version, I created a few sketches of my childhood house. I only recalled portions of the narrative, so it took me a short time to recall the entire story. The first … Continue reading Memories of House