Site Planning and Natural factors (Self Paced)
This short self-paced Studio on Natural Factors in Site planning with Devayani Deshmukh Upasani will help you learn how to plan an architectural intervention which is unique, sensitive and rooted to its context. Site Planning Bundle - Part 2.
Computational Tools for Environmental Analysis (Live)
This short live online Studio on Computational tools for Environmental Analysis with Anurag Biswas will help you learn how to design Energy-Efficient Buildings using computational methods and Parametric Optimisation. It runs from 29 Feb to 8 March.
This is a bundle of two courses focusing on appropriating natural factors for Site Planning. Site planning is one of the most important steps which leads to an architectural intervention which is sensitive and rooted to the context. However site planning is not such a simple process but involves a thorough understanding of multiple aspects/layers and an overlap of these understandings. The broader layers in the process of site planning are site analysis,understanding the user and understanding the design brief. Each of these topics when studied in detail gives clues to the best possible solution in terms of site planning This course deals with the broader understanding of the aspect of natural layers which forms an integral part of site analysis and thus site planning. With the rapid rate of urbanization any intervention done by us needs to have a thorough understanding of how to sensitively deal with the natural layers of and around the site. This course is an attempt to do so to find clues to reach a sensitive design intervention.
Devayani Deshmukh Upasani is a landscape architect based in Mumbai. She practices as a consultant landscape architect with Urban Design Cell Mumbai and has been involved in varied scale of projects including small terrace gardens to resorts, public plazas etc.She is a visiting faculty at Sir JJ College of Architecture and Rachana Sansad's Academy of Architecture and also teaches the post graduate course in Landscape Architecture at the LS Raheja School of Architecture.She also conducts Landscape workshops across the various institutes in the city.She has been an active member of the Indian Society of Landscape Architects and is presently the Hon. Chairperson of ISOLA Mumbai chapter .
Anurag has done Masters in Building Engineering and Management from SPA Delhi and Bachelors in Architecture from IIEST Shibpur. His core competency lies in the use of Advanced Computational Technologies in designing Sustainable Built Environment. He is working at the intersections between Design, Data, and Sustainability. He has expertise in the field of design optimization, energy, and daylight analysis. He has been involved in various R&D projects in the field of environmental analysis and building performance. As a Green Building Consultant in Environmental Design Solutions, he has worked in many prestigious projects like Qatar Museum, Altmeyer Renovation Project, IIT Kanpur, etc. He is the computational design developer at Ramboll.