Appropriating Design to Site

Deriving creative sustenance from our context

Architects need to derive creative sustenance from our surroundings; absorbing vernacular patterns of constructions and individual styles of living, appropriating to local conditions and contemporary design sensibilities. Young designers need to understand to use traditional construction and materials without simply imitating them. The break from context will make our buildings impersonal and may adversely affect the psyche of people inhabiting it. Understand the nuances of Site specific and Contextual designs by enrolling for this spotlight.


What to expect in the lectures?

  • Context

    Get answers to basic questions on Context.

  • Relevance of Context

    Understand the relevance of context in today's time.

  • Suggestions

    Get easy solutions to make context specific designs.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Instructions and Introductions

    • Hello!

    • How to use the dashboard

  • 2

    Building Contextually with Local Systems

    • Lecture 1

  • 3

    How to appropriate design to the Site?

    • Lecture 2

  • 4

    Readings & Assignment

    • References

    • Assignment

    • Acedge Membership

About the Instructor

Richa Bose

Senior Instructor

Architect Richa Bose (Angirish) studied architecture at the M.S. University, Baroda; during which she worked extensively in the earthquake affected Latur region of Maharashtra as a trainee with the Ahmedabad Study Action Group (with Ar. Rajendra and Rupal Desai). Soon after her graduation she worked with Development Altenatives (with Ar. Geeta Vaidyanathan), designing and constructing using appropriate and local technologies, where amongst other things she was actively involved in forming mason groups into Guilds, conducting trainings and workshops for skill up-gradation of masons and exposure to cyclone resistant design for Orissa. She has worked as an architect briefly at the Anangpur Building Centre, Faridabad with Mr. Anil Laul using Cube-on vertex structures, Geodesic domes etc. From 2000 to 2002, the Architects and organizations Ar. Richa Bose has worked with include – Sumit Ghosh and Associates (New Delhi), Prof. Ar. K.T. Ravindran (New Delhi) and Caltech India (Kolkata – with Mr. Biswadeep Sen). Richa, over the years, has also been associated with INTACH and BIOME, Kolkata (Environmental solution extension of Architect Chitra Vishwanath, Bangalore). Ar. Richa Bose is a visiting faculty at the Jadavpur University, Kolkata since 2011.

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