Sem 04 / Building and Material Systems

Milind Mahale

with Abhijit Ekbote, Rucha Nikam, and Rashmi Dabir

This course attempted  to establish the relationship between Building systems, Resources and the experience it produces

Here building systems are thought of as structural systems, environmental systems, climatic systems, waste management, movement logistics, terrain/landscape management and many others

The brief was to design the canteen/.cafe/eating space in one of the eight chosen fairs/festivals across India.

List of Fairs/Festivals:-

No.Name of Festival/FairLocation Duration
1.Rann Utsav Rann of Kutch , GujratOct to Feb - 4 to 5 months
2.Pushkar FairPushkar, RajasthanIn November- 10 days
3.Kochi-Muziris BiennaleKoch, KeralaDec to Apr - 4-5 months
4.Kumbh MelaHaridwar, Uttarakhand55 days
5.Kolkata International Book FairKolkata, W.Bengal10-12 days
6.Hornbill Festival Kohima, Nagaland10 days
7.Sonepur Cattle Fair Sanpur, Bhihar 1 month
8.Serendipity Art Festival Goa15 Days

Each of the fairs/festivals gave typical climatic as well as social context which then led to the writing of design intent for each student. With the help of various case studies, students learned about various building systems and their role in the space making process.

The main aim was to know the building systems involved in the space-making process and try to add, alter or innovate them to achieve the set design intent by each student.

The following works form a robust representation of the works produced in the studio:

Atharva Gondhali
Deep Desai
Devansh Jhaveri
Shravani Wagh