In the formative years while young architects are developing their sensibilities towards aesthetics, form, and proportions, through this course they are introduced to the big picture. The big picture is getting familiar with the socio-economic and the physical context of the city. For this, the best spaces are where the young encounter the city like parks, markets, malls, and transport hubs.
We feel parks are one such space where due to their existence the wellbeing of the community and the city is perceived. Their need is extremely relevant in the current scenario of population density, global warming, climate change, and elevated pollution levels.
Hence, co-creating a Park with Chitra Vishwanath exposes one to a holistic approach of equitable design. Multiple issues will be explored including but not limited to sustainability, landscape and longevity in design and most importantly how to address the diverse socio-cultural and functional needs of various users ranging across age group. This 2-month online studio will help develop a common understanding of the needs of the future.
Sensible and sensitive designs are important and we need to start young. Let’s begin with something simple. Parks, gardens, open spaces!
School student interested in design
Architecture student in early years of learning
Elderly who have forgotten their youth.
|25 Jan||Saturday||2.30 pm|
|30 Jan||Thursday||6.30 pm|
|7 Feb||Friday||6.30 pm
|14 Feb||Friday||6.30 pm
|19 Feb||Wednesday||6.30 pm
|28 Feb||Friday||6.30 pm
|6 March||Friday||6.30 pm
|13 March||Friday||6.30 pm
|20 March||Friday||6.30 pm
Week 1: Understanding the need: for this to happen first create a mind map. Don't go out looking for a site. Sit down spend three hours and create a mind map. Mind mapping is capturing your thoughts and bringing about clarity and connectedness of various ideas and lists. It allows us, tutors to understand your thoughts. Reading your thoughts will help us work with you in creating the project.
Choosing site-- Based on the mind map prioritize the site. List as to why the site was chosen.
Personae-- For me, the student is the person. The student through observation and interaction imagines the needs of the present and future.
Week 2: Finalise site. Make a mind map of the program.
Understanding site and ecological and social flows through models. Use google maps to extract contours.
Week 3: Prepare design program and Study ergonomics- anthropometrics and user psychology ( eg: Parks and desire line)
Week 4: Understanding different functions and how to plan them on the site
Week 5,6&7: design discussion
Week 8: pre-final discussion and information on how to collect user
review on the design
Following week presentation