Recollecting all the learnings

Role of memories and emotions in the creative process During the whole process, remembering the old memories acted as a base to start upon any design process. Starting with remembering the spaces of congregation, intimacy and solitude, experienced then sketching those, also brought in the emotions felt during sitting in those spaces. For solitude, I had done sketch of my balcony which was filled with potted plants, while doing that sketch it also reminded the feeling of relaxation after having a busy day. Elements like the connection of the balcony to the sky made it feel relaxing, this observation was … Continue reading Recollecting all the learnings

M3B8&9: Meeting the World & Greeting the Sky

…until we can begin to understand how buildings affect individuals and communities emotionally, how they provide people with a sense of joy, identity, and place, there is no way to distinguish architecture from any every day act of construction. The real places on the earth […] are susceptible to continuous readings, which is to say many readings, which is almost certainly to say complex and ambiguous ones. It seems to be a characteristic of them, too, that they have extraordinary changeability, sometimes of use, almost certainly of size (as in the notion of the city as house, and the house … Continue reading M3B8&9: Meeting the World & Greeting the Sky

M2B7: Shaping the Body of Memories

… What I am thinking of are my human surroundings… and of the buildings becoming part of people’s lives, a place where children grow up… That is the first transcendent level in my work: the attempt to conceive of architecture as a human environment. Perhaps… it has something to do with love. The material presence of things in a piece of architecture, its frame… has a sensual effect on me. And that is what I would call the first and the greatest secret of architecture, that it collects different things in the world, different materials, and combines them to create … Continue reading M2B7: Shaping the Body of Memories

M2B5: Re-membering a New Beginning

…the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images. …by recalling these memories, we add to our store of dreams; we are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost. …the house is one of the greatest powers of integration for the thoughts, memories and dreams of mankind. The binding principle in this integration is the … Continue reading M2B5: Re-membering a New Beginning

M2B4: Autobiographica 

…the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images. …by recalling these memories, we add to our store of dreams; we are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost. …the house is one of the greatest powers of integration for the thoughts, memories and dreams of mankind. The binding principle in this integration is the … Continue reading M2B4: Autobiographica 

VSR4: VEGETATION STUDIES

learn character from trees, values from roots and change from leaves Tasneem Hameed MODULE 2 VSR4 BRIEF DRAWING THE CARBON GUARDIANS DURATION: 2 WEEKS SCHEDULE: WEEKS 7 & 8; SEP’ 20TH – OCT’ 3RD TOTAL HRS: 12 REFLECTIVE HRS: 2 UNIT REVIEW: – PEER REVIEW: on Brief Closure ASSESSMENT WEIGHTAGE: 1% INTENT VSR, scheduled as the beginning of each day, is intended as exercises in centering ourselves: bringing our mind & body together through an undisturbed engagement of an hour in sketching and drawing. This brief focuses on observing and knowing vegetation.  TEACHING-LEARNING STRATEGIES This brief focuses on drawing trees and plants … Continue reading VSR4: VEGETATION STUDIES

The Closure Review

Finally, my childhood home was converted into an institute. After the closure of my childhood home design. I first started thinking about neighborhood context and what community space does it require. My site is located in Amreli, Gujrat. Amreli is quite famous for Sanghadia bangles. My parents are into its business and also my neighborhood has trained workers for it. So I decided to make an exhibition of bangles and their manufacturing. I wanted to make a space where visitors can also see how workers are making those bangles.  My neighborhood is the society area which basically has one-story houses. … Continue reading The Closure Review

Conclusion

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

Concluding the Process

My house is located in Surat, Gujarat. It is a township near Hazira. For years, neighbouring children used to visit our home  especially during festivals like Ganesh Chatturthi and Navratri. My mother is fond of kids and likes to be with them. The choice of the program of designing a Day Care centre (for kids below ten year old), is influenced by this aspect. Also, the neighbouring context of the house is of a township for the employees of a corporate company, wherein there are families where both the parents work from eight to six. This makes  the child feel … Continue reading Concluding the Process

Learning through mistakes

 While working through the end of this brief for the final presentation, few parts in my design were to be fixed and one of them was the roof. As it had three distinct mass and three voids at different levels,this lead to collision of roof to another roof at the overhang of the wooden roof. Initially during the process I started with a vaulted roof and pitch roof but they were going with the architectural language of the buildings around the site. Next I went on to try gable roof and lean to roof but with the placement of them … Continue reading Learning through mistakes