Site planning is one of the most underestimated but important steps in the process of architectural design which when done systematically and sensitively enables one to create an architectural intervention which is unique, sensitive and rooted to its context. Of the various layers involved in site planning the study of the natural aspects/layers during site analysis is one of the most important steps towards a more informed process of site planning. Understanding and analysing these natural features to understand the site is imperative requirement for us as architects to mitigate the negative impacts of rapid globalization and urbanization which is leading to large scale disaster. The course is an attempt to analyse and understand these natural layers to give clues to unique and sensitive site planning.
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 .
Understanding of the broader process of site planning
Understanding the various natural layers impacting site analysis
Understanding the method of analyzing the various natural layers at both regional or town planning scale as well as for smaller site plans
Formulating solutions regarding siting of various functions based on the overlap of the clues from the analysis of the various natural layers
Enabling the students to look at the existing architectural interventions by masters in a much more informed fashion
- Introduction to ACEDGE interface
- Site Planning: An Introduction
- 01 SITE PLANNING_ INTRODUCTION
- Climate Analysis V1
- PDF: Climate Analysis V1
- Climate Analysis V2
- PDF: Climate Analysis V2
- Land Analysis V1
- PDF: Land Analysis V1
- Land Analysis V2
- PDF: Land Analysis V2
- Land Analysis V3
- PDF: Land Analysis V3
- Surface Hydrology
- PDF: Surface Hydrology
- Planning around Vegetation
- PDF: Planning around Vegetation
- Studying and understanding Fauna
- PDF: Studying and Understanding Fauna
- Visual Analysis
- PDF: Visual Analysis
Aims and Objectives for the course
The course intends to study in detail the various natural aspects/layers involved in site analysis which is an integral part of site planning process with the intention of finally aiming to create an architectural design/intervention which is unique, sensitive and rooted to its context.
Framework of the course
The course is a part of the larger course of site planning.
The larger topic of Site planning is further divided into the following subtopics/aspects
Understanding the user
Understanding the design brief.
The topic of site analysis is further divided into understanding of natural and manmade factors which impact site planning.
The present course is a detailed discussion regarding the impact of natural factors/layers which impact site planning
The first module of the course elaborates on the broader understanding of various aspects and process of site planning. The subsequent/following modules comprise of detailed discussion on natural /layers/aspects which are an integral part of site analysis and impact site planning. Each module comprises of detailed discussion of one of the natural factors and its impact on site planning followed by examples to understand the same. At the end of each module the participants can take back the understanding and apply it to their own site which will enable them to have a much more informed result in terms of the site plan and further the design intervention.