SABS Engineers & Architects Pvt. Ltd., Delhi, IN, Architect
CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, MArch, Urban Design
Semester I (July – Nov) Studio title: Reading the Urban Fabric, case – Porbandar, India
Urban intervention: Development of Interstate Bus Terminal and Precinct
Aim of the Studio: Studio aims at “Reading an Urban Fabric” and to understand determinants and causative forces responsible for urban growth and change – the resulting physical manifestations – development process. It emphasizes on understanding urbanization and urbanism. City - its morphology, determinants, relationships, activities, history and analysis.
Semester II (Dec - April) Studio title: Urban extension, case – Pondicherry, India
Urban intervention: Urban – Rural Interface
Aim of the Studio: Studio aims at designing the extension to the existing urban fabric – addresses principles of site planning, natural features and environmental, typology/ morphology, density patterns etc. Studio attempts to synthesize the multiple determinants and developmental processes along with the enabling tools and mechanisms. Urban design is seen as a part of a larger system. Particular emphasis is on environmental factors, human intervention and historicity.
Summer Work: Study focuses on documenting and analyzing relevant urban design projects in the Indian context.
Semester III (July – Nov) Studio title: Urban Transformation, case – Ahmedabad, India
Urban intervention: Malek Saban Lake Precinct Development
Aim of the Studio: This studio deals with a significant urban area, which has strong potential for development. This studio finally culminates into a complete design proposal including urban structure, control, guidelines and other mechanisms. This semester attempts to build up the understanding of the complexity of the city. It attempts to define the role for Urban Design in our development process.
Semester IV (Dec - June) Studio title: Thesis, case – Delhi, India
Thesis title: Redevelopment of an Urban Precinct using Mega Sports Events as an Opportunity;
Case – Commonwealth Games 2010, Delhi.
Aim: To Demonstrate Urban Design Strategies, how the precinct could have been Re-developed by taking Commonwealth Games as an opportunity, so as the games infrastructure can be used by the people after the events.
Summer Work: Research paper / Internship (May-June 2011) :
Research paper topic: Understanding Legacies of Mega Sports Events
Vastu Kala Academy, Delhi, IN, BArch, Architecture
The Five Years Graduate Program in Architecture
In the new curriculum, architectural design emerges as the core subject, supported by lateral inputs from other allied subjects. Each year of study at the school concentrates on a thematic base, addressed programmatically in the design studio and supported by theoretical understanding and related technological knowledge. Rural and urban settlement, social housing, community structure and cultural fabric, urban process and architecture of the city are some of the themes, synchronically connected with each other at various levels of the five years of study. Students are encouraged to develop their individual design approach with an understanding of making of architecture through the analysis of history of ideas, theories and cultural agendas, which constitute the base for an architectural outcome of a particular time. Faith in creative architecture, therefore, gets linked with the historical continuum in order to reinforce this process of introspection. At the end of the five years of study, students undergo a metamorphosis, from thinking in the metrical space of wholesomeness, from concepts of dogmatized popular architecture to those of diverse forms, which will drive their imagination to build – the sole dream of an Architect.