I have never seen this kind of CITIZENSHIP diversity before- you see all DRUG TRAFFICKING sorts!! If Batman needed a bar to become or faced with harassed for drugs and visit, he’d find it here!! loud and noisy drunks money Sarah, tourist. harassed for become or faced with drugs, money loud and noisy Entry into Vaasankatu and sex drunks helsinki dark quarter not recognised by the state bombarded with sexuality of the space victims part-time, of sexual- students doing it harassment for quick money GENDER DISCRIMINATION Live performance in progress at the Vaasa out of choice curb crawlersThis is my space. This is the place I Goth Live Music in the social lawcall home. I am different but I am Venue. care system IMMIGRATION no rightsaccepted. alienation no recognition RACISMJuhani, goth resident on no awareness We are maintaining the ‘thai massage ’ SEX-INDUSTRY most likely toVaasankatu. continue in the Vaasankatu 2010 system as it ensures the safety of the profession SEX-TRAFFICKING sex-workers and provides the camaderie I have an opporuntiy to study. HUMAN RIGHTS that is present in any workplace....We This means I can leave this job have to ensure that women(and men) when I can get something are getting into this profession for the better. Vaasankatu’s history has not always been colourful. In the late 90s, the right reasons and with full knowledge of Apsara*, sex worker. street was hit by issues of street prostitution and the social problems the risks involved. associated with it. Prostitution is not illegal but the resultant policy Anni Koskinen, Helsinki Council Repre- chose to criminalise the buyer i.e. face upto four to six months of impris- sentative onment for dealing with a trafficked sex-worker or one who is being Helsinki District Quarter emerged pimped i.e forced into it. It also made buying and selling of sex in public from the idea of Helsinki for every- places illegal(Tani 2002). So, this definitely took the prostitution off the one. This developed further into ‘Helsinki for Others’, where margina- street and onto the cyber world and into the ‘ thai massage parlours’ lised and stigmatised groups of soci- (Helsingin Sanomat 2007). This created a scenario of ‘out of sight, out of ety were welcomed to make mind’ and it became unclear whether there was any crime involved and Vaasankatu their own. the system made it difficult for the sex-workers to seek help. In 2012, a new act was passed called the ‘Sex-worker Act’. , drawn up the Tram 9 Forum for Sex Workers and the Government. Vaasankatu street (and Junati e other areas in Kallio) was designated as the official working area for sex- work in Helsinki. The authorities decided that the design of the spaces Alexis Kiven katu for sex-work would be regulated ; some of these regulations include a sign ‘S’ denoting sex-work, clear window panes without and a reception desk. All the workers are given identification cards ( a debate was on Por whether to give them fake names to protect their privacy) and are sub- voo nka Fleminginkatu ject to health and psychological check-ups every six months. Since there tu are so many ‘thai’ massage places, they are also supposed to have in ad- vaasankatu dition, certification from the Helsinki Association of Practicing Masseurs. Tram 6 & 8 If any of the sex-workers possess foreign backgrounds, they are subject Sornainen to taking ‘Finnish’ classes and one day a week for skill-learning. This was put into place, so as to ensure integration into Finnish society , provide tu Helsinginka awareness of their rights, where they can seek help and if they wish, to have an alternative career, which is also supported by possible intern- Tram 8 ships in the government services. From here on, the wheels began turn- Tram 6 ing towards Helsinki Dark Quarters, Hameentie helsinki dark quarter 2010 Tram 9 2012 Sex-worker Act is passed. 2013 Vaasankatu gets its first ‘Anonymous’ Health Clinic f c/b r h m 2015 Redefining of Vaasankatu takes place. 2018 Vaasankatu Community Office(VCO) is set up. 2020 Vaasankatu is established as “Helsinki Dark Quarter’. Its buzzing with activity and swarming with people. You’d 2022 Lonely Planet votes ‘Helsinki Dark Quarter’ as the best have to be out of your mind to destination for Goths, Hippies, Sex-workers, Punks and think this place is dangerous. Having volunteer patrols was a good other sub-cultures. Heikki, resident. idea by the VCO. Even though we have buzzers that can call for up, it helps to The ultimate place for weirdos!! I be able to turn to someone in case of wish my country had this. emergencies. 2026 Trafficking of sex-workers is reduced according to Malcolm, tourist. studies conducted by Salli Aino*, sex worker. I am glad they took away those Everybody knows the code..the seedy windows of those sex-shops. Space design guide- fire escape entrance 2028 “Helsinki Dark Quarter’ voted as the safest place for drunks, the junkies, the punks, the By giving those windows stylized lines for the sex- sex-workers in the EU, according to polls. goths, the hips... and respects it treatment, the street looks more welcoming. worker workplace. because, they decided it. This is their 2030 Pakpao Koskinen, the first sex-worker, is elected to place. Sanna, resident on Vaasankatu. Parliament Pakpao, VCO. Helsinki Dark Quarters, get its inspiration from the Helsinki Design district, where the only difference is; this is a place specially zoned for sub-cultures. Though the initial aim was to change the users, it slowly each room fitted with buzzer became apparent that shifting the sex-workers would not solve the ‘problem’. Parallely, it was evident that there was a negotiation required for ‘different’ individuals to be a part of Helsinki. Thus, Helsinki Dark Quarters is not just a place but is symbolic of the diversity and cultures that exist over here and in any society. Thanks to the great connections, the city shares with St.Petersburg, Talinn, Gdansk, Warsaw, Vienna, Riga and other European cities, HDQ has become a ‘must-see’ on the tourism scene. visitors may wear a mask, to protect privacy, as Dark Massage, the first given by the reception The premise is that we are all equal but we have different identities, and goth massage place, reception area this is the norm of HDQ. A lot of the success and the present sense of in Helsinki Dark Quar- community can be attributed to the hardwork of the Vaasankatu Com- ter. Opened on 30 Feb- munity Office, also known as VCO. The VCO was developed as an initia- ruary 2018. tive to foster communal spirit amongst the residents and users of This is my space. This is the place I no stickering on glass Vaasankatu: it is a symbiosis between the reprsentatives of Helsinki call home. I am different but I am window, only ‘S’ signage Design Quarters and government. The structure is explained below. accepted. Juhani, goth resident on 2030 0 Vaasankatu. events representative * name changed to protect privacy. References Helsingin Sanomat (2007). Sex services offered at all education representative Helsinki Thai massage parlours visited by HS [online]. re resident representative [Accessed 9 May 2010]. Available from: <http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Sex services offered at all Helsinki Thai massage parlours visited council representative by HS/1135229829333>. business representative busi Tani, S. (2002), Whose Place is this Space? Life in the Street Prostitution Area of Helsinki, Finland, Interna- health and social work sex- sex-worker representative Vaasankatu Community Office (VCO) Organisation
Neighbourhood home neighbours local medical grocery local local civic law home neighbours local medical grocery local local civic law industry clinic shop street industry clinic shop street NGOs hawkers school body enforcement NGOs hawkers school body enforcement EXCHANGE F5.PROJECT EXPENDITURE F5.PROJECT EXPENDiTURE EXCHANGE F5.PROJECT EXPENDiTURE EXCHANGE i14.SKILL i8.SKILL i21.SKILL LiPS LiPS i5.LOCAL KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER i10.LOCAL KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER i18.LiPS STUDENT-COMMUNITY PROJECT i6.LiPS STUDENT-COMMUNITY PROJECT i9.LiPS STUDENT-COMMUNITY PROJECT i11. LiPS SKILL EXCHANGE i2.ORIENTATION AND COMMUNITY Local Guardian(LG) F4.LIVING EXPENDITURE F4.LIVING EXPENDITURE F4.LIVING EXPENDITURE Local Guardian(LG) SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP i13.LOCAL INFORMATION TRANSFER is now in 1st year i19.HELPER 4th year i17.LOCAL INFORMATION TRANSFER i4.LOCAL INFORMATION TRANSFER student 3rd year Student Guardian(SG) student i7. LiPS SKILL EXCHANGE Student Guardian(SG) i3.INTRODUCTION TO LiPS i12.PEDAGOGICAL SKILLS 3rd year i20.PEDAGOGICAL SKILLS i19.ASSISTANT student i19. LiPS SKILL EXCHANGE LiPS Skill Prog. Leader(LPL) i15.PROJECT DEVELOPMENT i8.PROJECT DEVELOPMENT i16.ORIENTATION AND i1.PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP Wellness team Wellness team Faculty Faculty i11.ASSISTANT IN i7.HELPER IN LiPS SKILL EXCHANGE LiPS SKILL EXCHANGE i19.PROJECT LEADER IN LiPS SKILL EXCHANGE i9.LiPS STUDENT- i6.LiPS STUDENT-COMMUNITY PROJECT COMMUNITY PROJECT i18.LiPS STUDENT-COMMUNITY PROJECT new student 2nd year student 3rd year student year 1: explore your year 2: empower your year 3: endowing your SYSTEM MAP OF LIPS neighbourhood neighbourhood neighbourhood F1.DESIGN PROJECT F2.SCHOOL FEE F3.ALLOWANCE COLLABORATiON investors parents LIPS is pla orm that would provide the students with safety and secu- rity they are lacking today. It is a 3 year round “service” which aims at integra ng the Srish an not only into the school but also within the local community through appointed actors and learning projects. The students par cipate in projects to not only learn from their sur- roundings but to also “give back” to their neighbourhood through school ini a ves. The proposal is to primarily build rela onships between Srish and its local community. It is sustained by: Making the interac on part of the curriculum. PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION Making use of the biggest asset that exists- human resource. Time is the capital here SRISHTI DESIGN SRISHTI DESIGN RELATIONSHIPS COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS COMMUNITY LIPS LOCAL INTEGRATION PROJECT FOR SRISHTI In conjunc on with Claudia Garduño, for Aalto School of Art and Design(Taik), Finland, Dec 2009. Designing Sustainable Product-Service Systems / Tutors: Deepta Sateesh(Srish ), Cindy Kohtala(Taik) VISION OF LIPS STORYBOARD OF YEAR 1Sept 2010-Won honourary men on in
Baseline scenarioSe lement pa ern•Vih , Nummela, Veikkola and Lohja•Vih and Veikkola are of sparse density. Nummela and Lohja aredenser in comparision.•But the farther away from the project site, the impacts are samebut marginal.•Focus is on Vih Municipality- Nummela being the economicmagnet.Popula on•Aging popula on•In-migra on into Vih is higher at the moment, probably youngfamilies moving to suburbs.Accommoda on•Housing is mostly detached and unrelated to each other.•Elderly mostly living in single households.•Private transport dependancyServices•Community centre, art galleries, faint amount of tourism•Administra on sits in Nummela•Agriculture is only about 2%, processing and services are themajor industries.•Unemployment is about 4.5% in Vih , about 600 persons.•50% of residents work in the Helsinki Metropolitan region.Standard of living•Purchasing power: currently, purchases exceed the sales.•Nummela purchasing power is posi ve, whereas Vih village andother areas are nega ve.•Required retail sales (including groceries) projected for 2065 is40000sq.m. Ideapark is 150000sq.m.Public opinionNewspaper clippings•Provided the scenario of poli cs.•Mo va on for the project such as the Prime Minister being infavour of it, as specula on he receives funding from Sukari, ownerof Ideapark.•Housing Minister Vapanen is against it but his party supports theproject.•Poli cal par es, even ci zens, are divided on environmental andeconomical issues.Social Networking•Facebook group ‘Ideaparki amiselle Loppu - Ei Enää Suomen Pel-loille•Issues raised- consumerism, carbon emissions, deteriora ngcentre.Mi ga onalterna ve 0Should the tourism increase, demands for certain services willincrease and the municipality needs to be prepared to provide itand consider the carrying capacity of Vih accommodate newin ux of popula on and temporary individuals.alterna ve 1•Adequate compensa on to the relocated•Ideapark is a Service industry. Vih needs primary industry as abasis, to provide jobs and increase popula on, and then maybe,Ideapark would be appropriate.•E ec ve transporta on service- to cut carbon emissions,reduce private vehicular use and increase accessibility.•Vih village and Nummela centre require strengthening. Thiscan be done by making the towns a rac ve such as ‘old town’/‘new town’ concept. Services have to be where people live.•Workshops and stakeholder interac on is required.•The planning process needs transparency and democra c par- cipa on.•Give something to the community, maybe as a CSR strategy forToivo Sukari. social impact assessment Ideapark Shopping Centre, Vih , Finland done as part of the ‘Environmental Impact Assessment of Ideapark’ with Heikki Luukkonen and Miina Ant-Wuorinen, Aalto University Jan-May 2010.
Examining the impact of changing contexts of learning environment on the enhancement of students’ motivation for learning technologies of low energy construction Kavita Gonsalves Dr. Masa Noguchi Sallly Stewart HOW ? uce Reduce WHY ? transportation n cost Reduce material cost Reduce Reduce WHEN ? construction on-site wor e work time cost Reduce labour cost Reduce off duce Reduce site work construction time Reduce time Reduce equipment Reduce d initial cost cost unnecessary transportation time Achieve Minimise imise Minimise Standardise Design cost esign Design time economic design sustainability Provide flexibility for future Reduce Use durable materials expansions Reduce maintenance future cost cost Incorporate easy to maintain systems Reduce energy consumption Provide volumetric c Build sustainable housing options p Provide Provide interior design design options options p Incorporate Introduce roduce social lusive inclusive Provide Provide exterior PV panel roof PV panel roof sustainability design esign g customisability y design options g p Double Double Provide flexibility in glazing glazing i Allow occupant design renovation han Roof garden o Roof Increase I Increase Reduce insulation thermal sunspace sunspace embodied performance Use passive performance e energy of building energy Minimise systems y envelope p Increase energy air-tight Reduce heat Achieve performance consumption loss compact Reduce volumes operating Utilise energy renewable Minimise Reduce energy exposure of window area sources building Maximise ximise envelope p environmental nvironmental Minimise use of non- Utilise low sustainability renewable sources of energy energy electric FAST diagram appliances Reduce construction Recycle wastage materials Reduce pollution Skylight Skylight k Floor as Floor as stack ventilation stack ventilation t rear view rear view thermal mass thermal mass weighted evaluation ighted evalu uation Abstract b.design guidelines d i d Higher education institutions in the UK are well aware of the significance of the Quality Enhancement (QE) that requires the continuous Qua c improvement of teaching practice. There is a potential that the implementation of the contemporary pedagogical theory helps architecture teachers design and plan the contents and objectives of their course(s) in such a way that reflective teaching is brought into full play. This im study is aimed at examining the impact of the contemporary pedagogical theory on the enhancement of students’ motivation for learning technologies of low energy construction that corresponds with societal needs for the 21st century sustainable architecture. Inevitably, the cons teaching and learning activities encompass the quantitative analysis of the potential use of passive solar applications, such as day-lighting activitie factors and solar gain, as well as micro power generation devices that include solar photovoltaic power generating systems. The creation of environm stimulative learning environment is necessary in turning passive students into active learners and critical thinkers of architectural tech- nologies. In this study, three settings as to learning environment outside lecture theatres are proposed for the further examination and two Macki postgraduates at the Mackintosh School of Architecture were selected for the student motivation analysis. This study is based mainly on the author’s personal interview with the selected students before and after the proposed events and his close observation of the students’ interv behaviour. The study found that a good relationship between teacher and learners and among learners is of importance in the development of reflective dialogue that in turn affects students’ motivation for their learning activities and the creation of stimulative learning environ- ment. nt.stude ts decision-making p ocessstudents in dec s o a g The Oxford Conference 2008 50 Years On-Resetting the Agenda for Architectural Education 22-23 July 2008, Examination Schools, University of Oxford, UK.
changing demographyThe population aged 65 and over grew by 31%, whereas population under 16 de-clined by 19%.16% of the UK’s population are 65 and above.ageing population will continue to grow during the first half of this century be-cause of the large numbers of the baby-boomers.People aged over 50 will be nearly 41% of the population in 2031.incomeDifferent kinds of background from white collared to blue-collared jobs.The older they get, the more they depend on their savings.As they grow older, they are also more likely to be in self-employment.If blue collared job, most likely to stay in public sector.Should the older generation be unemployed, they will be economically inactive due tosickness, injury and disability.older people are spending more on living expenses like food, clothes and transport.The age groups above 70 spend more than 10% on fuel and over 80, spendmore than 14% on fuel and power.ownershipone in two aged 50+ are more likely to own their homes.65-84 having a largest percentage of 63% of ownership.If faced with long period of unemployment, divorced, seperated households, most likelyto live in social property.Their homes are most likely to be non-decent housing where they especially are shortof :thermal comfortcannot be repairednot fitandcannot be modernised.living aloneNearly 15% of 50-59 line alone.30% of women aged between 60-74 live alone, whereas it remains at 15% formen.60% of women aged 75+ live alone, and men are 29%.Therefore, older people are:an increasing population,more likely to own their homesand stay in them,living longer andliving alone.But is current housing built for them ? characteristicsintegrating energy efficient measuresa home for lifein lifetime homes why?
lack of ability to changedonot have space for change.cannot re-organize rooms.Built to a different style and technology, difficult to modify.cannot afford change.aging and disabilityAging is physical and mental process, where physical change is termed as biologicalaging.Biological aging how communicating systems mechanical systems control systemsPsychological aging withdrawal from society disconnection do we loss of independenceHome becomes a hazard.communal and social needsenvironment excludes a person, it also excludes a person . planliving aloneapart from family membersdiminishing social connectionsunhealthy housingPeople are living longer and with medical improvements, have more secure health. a forthird of their homes is of indecent standards and are poorly maintained.homes not well-insulated, therefore ‘cold homes’hypothermia, cold-related diseases like pneumonia, bronchitisexcess winter mortality rate : elderly comprise larger percentage.homes become a danger to their occupants. this?fuel povertyThe energy efficiency status of the propertyThe cost of energyHousehold incomeFuel prices rising! ‘heat or eat’.housing optionshigh-income earning elderly, fit and independent individuals, live in retirement commu-nities and Cohousing.Low-income earning seniors normally live in sheltered housing, shared housing or adultfoster care.declining health and should seniors require assistance-residential care homes, extra-care housing, hospital accommodation and hospices available to them.‘unnatural environments’‘geriatric ghettos’.‘belonging’segregationdisconnectionlack of choicelack of independence housingsocial exclusionintegrating energy efficient measuresa home for lifein lifetime homes why?
do we build special homes or do we build better homes?Therefore, ‘housing that not only addresses presents needs of its occupantsbut also meets future needs’ is the aim of this study. Therein lies its similar-ity with sustainable housing. guidelines maximum users flexibility passive solar strategies space standards home for life renewable technologiesmapping accessibility universal design inclusive of all ages and abilities especially building technologies energy efficiencyUniversal housing, which can cater to most users in terms of usability, the aging and disa- housing policy efficient use of materials:is a concept that has been around since the 1970s. In UK, Lifetime bled population ‘lifetime’ assistive technologyHomes Standards is the equivalent of Universal housing. Therefore, the address fuel povertystudy is on: lifecycle reduce CO2 emissions efficient and healthy constructionHow can lifetime homes be made energy efficient?methodology how to design energy efficient housing? AIMS SCOPE OBJECTIVES literature review UNIVERSAL DESIGN history concepts universal housing standards in UK Lifetime homes Standard ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN Site Passive solar design ventilation building envelope renewable technologies Development of Casestudy criteria Casestudy Interviews Sheltered Housing Unit, BIELD HA Observation RuralZED, ZEDfactory Assessment and inference of casestudies Development of Design Guidelines for energy efficient lifetime housingintegrating energy efficient measuresa home for lifein lifetime homes what?
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india udupi district,karnataka barkur,udupi district location Latitude 13° 28 0.48 N Longitude 74° 44 59.28 E climate tropical population 67000 language konkani, tulu, kannada, hindi,english religion hinduism ,christianity,islam,jainism economy agricultureAshoka250BCSt.Bartholomew50ADAliyaSanthanakadamba350ADalupa694ADJainism8th Cent ADCapital11th Cent ADHoysalasHaiderAli1763BritishRule1800 temple temple temple temple temple barkur temple the little prince commercial residential ial rc me church governing com primary body school primary and location of temple landuse pattern street survey secondary path
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THE ROAD NOT TAKEN Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost-
The Design ProblemMy design is a residential school at the outskirts of thecity, Bangalore, and caters to the fast growing demandof the urban population’s need for a better educationsystem, a finer teaching methodology and of course,the best of facilities.It will have 350 students spread across grades fromkindergarten to 12th grade std and a teacher-studentratio of 1:20.The residential facilities will accommodate studentsfrom 5th grade to 12th grade and also the staff.It will have various sports facilities like badminton,basketball, courts etc and ancillary spaces like dininghall, community spaces like amphitheatre.This has been proposed 30 km from Bangalore atSarjapur (near Koramangala) on a land of 42 acres,near The International School, Bangalore.MethodologyThe process involved•Understanding different schools over varied periodsin India.•Creating a selection criteria of the typology of schoolsand their varying philosophies- designing a schoolwhich understands the needs of the students.•Develop an inventory for collection of design datafrom the case-studies. This included interaction withstudents of these schools, where also questionnaireswere also handed out to them.•The consolidated and processed data was used todevelop a program and enriched the requirements ofthe design problem. synopsisSummaryThe design is aimed at creating an entity for studentswhere the built space and the environment becomes atool for learning. Provision of the best of facilities witha true combination of play and work to enhance thelearning process. academics 5th year Residential Institution
understanding development of of site and axis- the corridor of spaces corridor interaction development sketches Vehicular circulation gets a pause as one enters the site, allowing parking, soon after which ones gaze gets attracted by the monumental sports hall which provides the entry experience with a grand scale. This circulatory movement allows even the city public who isn’t the campus members to use the large sports facility without having to move to the interiors of the campus. As one moves forward, the administration block reveals its composed self, which can be seen as site plan the control and security centre for the entire campus. The walls of this section of the complex abut to the peripheral roads and couple as entrance gates to the admin block. Flanking the administration block along the central axis are the senior school, the mid school, the laboratory and the junior school blocks. Perpendicular along the axis of the admin block is the food court complex, thus bringing about a functional symmetry with the admin block as a common public service blocksite plan along the lengthier axis of the green oval garden. The service access to the food court is provided by the peripheral road. All these blocks have the garden as the common spill zone, making this the main axis of the corridor of interaction. academics 5th year Residential Institution
south elevation front elevation floor plan south sectionthe first was to create a upon entry,is the lobby which The amphitheatre has amonumental structure,as is a double height raking of 10cm,with storageseen in sketches. space,giving its importance. room.The admin would be The courtyard provides for The conference room sharesconnected to the amphithe- adequate lighting and the lobby-spill out space. Itatre to be able to conduct ventilation. The various also is furnished with amorning assemblies etc. offices-Principal’s, Office pantry and storage space. ItThis building would also manager, record rooms etc opens out into a verandah. admin open into the court.The academicshave the duty of controllingpassage into the school. Principal’s office has a 5th year getaway. Residential Institution
jungle gym view of garden friendship sit-outs site plan this is a garden,not only for playing but for learning. astro-tower the adventure area consists of jungle gym, mounds, balcony space.balcony space- different balconies at garden diff. levels, which are accessed by stairs. Mounds are of different heights and sizes becoming an informal spiral mound amphitheatre, rolling around etc. development sketches For learning about plants & animals, there is the green- house and vegetable garden. The astro-tower for star gazing, topmost point at site. graffiti walls, human sundial, spiral mound, friendship academics another view sitout-where children sit 5th year together,doing homework 3dviews of the gardenResidential Institution and other activities.
section aa north elevation section cc ground floor first floor floor planThe design first focussed on entry. stage at one end.a compact hall for indoor To incorporate the require- The audi also has thegames, and also to accomo- ments, there is a split up in relevant services to supportdate outdoor games like the halls which is connected these activites like changingbasketball,tennis, volleyball, by a multi-purpose indoor rooms, coach rooms etc.badminton etc. game space. Each hall is The roofing- curved steelThe idea was to utilize the multifunctional- the basket- roofing on truss work, withscale of the building to ball court can double up as false ceiling. auditoriumtennis and volleyball courts. The corridors have translu- academicsemphasize the entrance. Italso becomes convenient for The other hall has 4 cent fibreglass roofing on a 5th yearthe school to control outsider badminton courts, with a small curved truss. Residential Institution
sectionDevelopment of classroomsaroundthe courtyard- foradequate ventilation andlighting. ground floor planClassrooms divided intoday/winter andnoon/summer. The upperfloor used during day. onceit gets warmer,lower floor isused. lighting is thru site planskylights. north elevation students thru the classrooms have a tutorial library,which encourages its space upon entry- the formal usage.The library is learning space which equipped with issue counter, extends out into the group newspaper section. Seating discussion area- the window is divided into group,private to nature. Two classrooms and informal gallery which is share an activity space and academics fenced and covered with has a classroom leading to 5th year translucent polycarbonate upper informal sheets. classrooms,with balcony. Residential Institution first floor plan
elevation of junior school elevation of art school dance schoolplan of junior school plan of junior schoolsection of junior school section of art schooljunior school -kg to 4th segregated-and common to the heart is the sculpturegrade. Follows the courtyard 3 classrooms to encourage garden at its centre-allconcept,which is grassed interaction-sleeping others radiate from here.Itand has a sand pit for room,activity room etc. can also be used for exhibi-children to play in. Northlight provides sufficient tions, amphtitheatre etc.classroom has formal area light. The dance hall is an openand discussion area. Smaller Art school consists of hall with thatch roof, andgrades have flexible art,batik, woodwork, sculp- landscaped all around- a academics ,furniture,which makes them ture, p , pottery, dance and y, buffer zone for acoustics. 5th yearjunior school and art schoolinformal.The informal classroom is music zones. Dance and music are separate The concept is a little ‘art’ villag village. Residential Institution
lab elevation cafeteria elevationlab plan cafeteria planlab section cafeteria section this is the laboratory for The building embodies two back kitchen.Theres a senior school- biology, courts- a circle of social washroom for used dishes chemistry,physics. The labs exchange. A place to do and vessels. The students are flanked by corridors homework, study, relax. and staff sit crosslegged on which shade the building. Walkways covered with the floor. The cafeteria plinth The form of the building wooden trellis and translu- is at different levels providing articulates with the senior cent sheets. interest and flexibility of academics classroom. Labs are broken views. 5th year up into lecture class and lab. The cafeteria follows the laboratories and cafeteria The roof mimics the class Residential Institution plan- broken up into two concept of a food court. There are four outlets,with
elevation of staff quarters elevation of 2 seater hostelplan of staff quarters plan of 2 seater hostelsection of staff quarters section of 2 seater hostel Staff residence is best suited Junior hostel- 4 seater. Each residences and hostels for ones with families. Its room has study tables and been provided with hall cum bunk beds. the occupancy of dining, masterbedroom, the unit is 20 students with child’s bedroom, kitchen warden.elevation of 4-seater hostel and toilets. The house is here there is a main toilet furnished with a portico. block. It has the same Here,two houses share a facilities like the senior common wall. Once again hostel, except that the here, is the use of the trellis kitchennette is attached to with framework. wardens room for safety. Senior hostel-2 seaters is for students from 9th-12th grade. It houses 12 studentsplan of 4 seater hostel with 2 in a room, two rooms sharing a bathroom. It has a portico, warden’s room- single person, lounge area, common room with academics kitchenette.Once again here, 5th year the courtyard concept. Residential Institutionsection of 4 seater hostel
The Design Problem Taking full advantage of the rcc frame and grid system,The beauty of the 42 acre site lied in its immense we were able to develop a repetitive module whichcontours and rich vegetations, which was the apt aided in providing ‘flexible’ arrangements. The higherlocation for the development of the Sustainable Hous- the income group, the less flexible the house became.ing Colony in Parkala, Karnataka, India. Here, hous-ing was to be provided to different categories of Language and building blockspeople based on their income. They were basically One maintained a uniform dialect of the buildings,broken up into High Income Group(HIG), Middle within this colony. Most people share a commonIncome Group(MIG), Low Middle Income Group staircase, backyard, frontyard- just to know thy neigh-(LMIG) and Low Income Group( LIG). Here, the HIG bour. To prevent water-logging and water table deple-and MIG were the high income group earners and the tion, the habitable portion of the house starts from firstLMIG and LIG becomes the service support group to floor leaving the ground floor free for economicthem. Apart from this, additional facilities of School, activities(which will again be raised above groundPlace of Worship - very integral to Indian culture and level), car parking etc.Commercial Ventures. The visual appeal of the elevation is the uniformity inThe main criteria for the design problem was that the its vertical lines- thanks to the built in angles suncolony should be sustainable and the challenge of shade, created for the hot and humid climate.‘what happens when the lower income groups cease to Here, the building materials are local brick blocks andlow and start jumping up the income ladder with the rcc frame. Though one looks at rcc as not a goodtime?’ candidate for sustainability, we wished to capitalise onThe design problem was tackled with 3 in a group its frame work which allowed us to maintain a module. Socially, rcc is viewed as the ‘rich man’s’ material.MethodologyThe process involved Summary•Understanding Urban Housing patterns. The design is meant to create a circle of sustainable•Understanding and documenting existing vernacular and social activities. We interlinked these activities andsustainable settlements of Karnataka, like the village developed a housing pattern- trying to conceptualizetown of Barkur, which was once the capital of theregion, and the Urban Development pattern of Udupitown.•Creating a consolidated programme for the HousingColony. synopsis the themes and aspirations of the occupants. Our housing is developed from the thesis of ‘flexibility for the future’.•Collection of recorded contemporary SustainableArchitecture techniques.ConceptThe Urban Planning technique was to create a healthyMIX of these various income groups- which alreadyhas the invisible but apparent divide based on religion, academicscaste etc. 5th year Sustainable Housing
wind from SW wind from NW wind from NE in summer during rains sun path understanding wind and rain patternsVarious studies wereconducted to gather abetter understanding ofthis highly contoured site.The site slope analysisplan- here, the darker site analysisshades of green indicatehigher points of the siteand lighter shades,thelower areas.The blueindicates the pond, whichdoubles up as a watercatchment during therains.The slope pattern helpeddetermine the usability ofthe site-where minimalalterations would berequired.High Vegetation on site. academics 5th year Sustainable Housing site slope analysis plan
developing spaces to meet, to breathe, to enjoy, to stay,to use,tocome together for activities dark blue-HIG lite blue-general The main spine,connecting residence HMIG to the periphery main green-garden road, cuts through the red- existing road entire site ,merges itself to orange-main MIG HMIG the light level contours of spine the site. This becomes the yellow-open LIG MIG thriving zone for commer- space cial and open space recreation activity. yellow-HMIG peach-MIG HMIG The higher income groups HMIG religion orange-LMIG LMIG have been placed towards brown-LIG amphitheatre the periphery for vehicular darkblue- acess, thereby reducing sewage HMIG light blue-pond vehicular movement in school green-park site.The secondary and purple- HMIG recreation tertiary roads run thru the recreation rest of other sectors. The red-religious burgundy- MIG amphithater, place of school worship and school are treatment area again towards the periph- green/blue-park ery for easy access. yellow-housing red-street LMIG The heart of the site is the MIG pattern water catchment area,which is treated at the treatment area- the adjoining low lying area. LIG LIG LMIG academics site plan 5th year Sustainable Housing
wind from SW wind from NW wind from NE a in summer during rains ban open space at theentrance of the settlementcan be used as marketspace or as a socialjunction-surrounded byshops, coffee smells etc.trees are planted alongthe roads and temporary cconstruction of flexiblewire ropes and textile giveshade in the form ofairsails.Also used toshade amphitheatre. tiAlong the main spine,houses with flexibleground floor usage of ashop,office,parking- to dadd life to the spine.Upper levels are allhabitable units. e it academics 5th year Sustainable Housing
school units are a grid of 4.8x 6.3 meters c/c, which replicates itself in all housing. The circulation space of theschool consists of several classrooms units- ms s staircase is 4.0x8.0m each class is a separate entity- with ntity- y- blackboard, closet for supplies, pplies, pinboard,lockers. The sides are open to e the core landscape , kids go out thru thr slide or r we provide the LIGs with a rope ladder. Each class has its own tree, wn core on the first floor, so the providing shade. g space underneath and Administrative buildings will stand l above are flexible for them. amongst. mongst. Above th core, will be light construction that is there to prevent overheating of the building- functionally, can be used for laundry , sleeping or in good times, a living space. lig housing Long sides are closed, shorter sides are open to sunlight to let in sun- with built in sunshades. The roof is mangalore tiled or any other semi-permanent construction. two housing units share a staircase. g academics 5th year Sustainable Housing
second floor planmig housing section first floor planMIGs have limited scope hav all plans remainfor expan r expansion. They have flexible,substituted for oterprojecting balconies for rojecting due to the grid system. Itopenness.openneopenness also helps in minimalThe heigh of all buildings heights he hei disturbance to the site.remain the same, despite emain th elevationincome variation. co va academics 5th year Sustainable Housing mezzanine floor
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site plan to create a cultural hub for the student town of Manipal, was the challenge here. It would be a mall with a shops, a food court, a library, open air theatre, the popular mini theatres, auditorium. A modern and contemporary look was visioned, one that broke away from the concept vernacular and called attention to itself. Yet, the lines are simple-verticality and horizontality emphasized thru extruded columns and beams.They functionally hold the roofs of the spaces that they encompass. Here, the freedom and carefree life of the student is the model for the transpar- ency of this design. academics 3rd Yearroof plan Agora Manipal
front elevationFrom the main entry, isthe primary axis withunbroken view, butbroken up paths. Thehorizontal axises staggerand lead to open courtsand unexpected spaces.The building maintainstransparency-where noneneed to be told where togo .Due climatic consider-ations are made. plan academics 3rd Year Agora Manipal section along primary axis
frontplan To design this school, a the amphithater sits on the combination of courtyard contoured part of the site, a and linear planning was path along it leads to the used.The scale of the hostels. auditorium heralds the At entry, there is contact with entrants of the school, but the administrative person- the simplicity and permeabil- elle. ity of space reaches The school is divided into a academics out.Landscape is not only learning zone and activity 2nd Year adopted for its visual appeal zone and the auditoriumsite plan but also as a buffer. stands as the divide. Residential School
front elevationisometric view The school’s main intention is to provide a environent that is conducive for learning .The school’s capacity is for 350 students in all- 35 per class. This is to maintain quality of education. academics 2nd Year Residential School
site plan ARCHITECTURE is to make us know and remember who we are. Sir Geoffrey JellicoeplanThe program was to study Part of the exercise, included The roofing consists ofand understand the intrica- studies of the vernacular mangalore tile roof for itscies of designing a architecture, introduction to cooling benefits.residence, particularly for an measured drawings, One also studied the sectionastrologer. It consists of a understanding of climatic and created the interiors.consultancy with waiting influences.room, living and dining Here in keeping, with the This work was created withspace, guest bedroom, a local climate of Manipal, the Rotring inking pens. academicsworship(puja) room, kitchen, house incorporates amaster and children’s courtyard around which the 1st yearbedroom, and services house activities centres. Astrologers House
north elevation east elevation west elevation academics 1st yearAstrologers House north-south section
We studied the visual one alse tried to understand aspects and housing the equation of spaces within typologies of the little the house-within itself, with hamlet of Barkur, the the street. once capital of the One also noticed the region. A stretch was difference in construction picked and meticulous depending on the land-use studies made on the and location of the same. academics traffic pattern, user and This study gave us momen- Research and Studiesusage patterns, material tum for the design problem and construction. of Sustainable Housing Barkur,Karnataka,India
House 1(H1) had rccconstruction ,attached to theolder part f the house,whereas House 2(H2) wascompletely constructed withmud, even the neweradditions.HOUSE 1 site plan ground floor plan first floor planUsage of thatch roofing wasdominant among the lowerincome groups- whichprovided the insulation to theheat and humidit weather.Even usage od mud workedwell, though it couldsuccumb to humidty andrains. H2 seemed to have anhonesty to the location. academics Research and Studies Barkur,Karnataka,India HOUSE 2 site plan ground floor plan
Donnimalai, the mining town, was our subject ofstudy for our Urban Design Class. The town was on ahill, very close to where the excavation of iron took place. It was developed on the basis of the income groups. site plan land use layoutAt the centre, lay the public space,surrounded by residential area and open garden space. Thereligious places were at the topmost point, and access to the town at the lowest. academics Research and Studies topography section Donnimalai,Karnataka
The housing within the town is spread out around, allowing for scenic landscape. However, the high income group areas were well-maintained and accessible to amenities like the school, open air theatre, club, shop- ping complex.chronological development of the townHOUSE 1 site plan the low income group areasUsage of thatch roofing was were shabby, ill-maintained,dominant among the lower lack of amenities and theincome groups- which housing lacked evenprovided the insulation to the adequate daylight- a sign ofheat and humidit weather. huge disparity.Even usage od mud worked With huge areas of land-well, though it could scaping and nature,succumb to humidty and wherever the density ofrains. H2 seemed to have an popultion was low- thelayout to the location.honesty based on incomes road layout areas were sloly decaying. The roads were wide, with adequate drains- followed the contours. The main spine had footpaths. A concern arose- within 10-20 years, the iron would deplete causing mining academics activities to cease. Research and Studies What would then happen to Barkur,Karnataka,India defining the edges this town?
“Fashion is architecture. It is a matter of proportions.”Coco Chanel.Spoken by one of the greatest fashion designers of the century, which probably says it all.The art, utility and the consumer/client which are so similar and essential to both Architec-ture and Fashion- which is what my study of both the arts, tries to do;• Draw parallels in them• The relation between them• The resultant of their effects on each other.“Fashion marks time.”Yohji YamamotoFashion is a phenomenon of communication, social development and reflection of aestheticvalues- an entire universe concentrated in the distinct appearance of a skirt, a shirt or a pairof pants. With designers of such great caliber such as Yves Saint Laurent, Coco Chanel,Christian Dior etc, the continued topicality of “perfect clothes and revolutionary fashioninnovations, and the trends such as Grunge that reveal Fashion’s Power to distill the ideas ofa specific historical moment through clothing. Movements are always challenged by countermovements; the familiar and the alien crop up, form a scenario and together contribute tothe drama of the 20th Century.Fashion in its widest sense comprises all outward manifestations of civilized behavior whichreceive general acceptance for a limited period time. From the moment when man discov-ered the function of clothes as a protection against the vagaries of nature, it cannot havebeen long before they began to consider their aesthetic aspect.The human body is the basis of all fashion. Each epoch develops its own aesthetic concep-tion of the ideal human shape. Clothes can accentuate as well as tone down certain parts ofthe body so as to make the silhouette approach as nearly as possible the prevalent ideal.They can correct faults and create an illusion.In one way or the other, the clothes we wear/use are affected by tradition even today andhistorical events have played no small part influencing fashion now as in the part. Clotheshave meaning, they reveal secret attitudes. A fashion is meant to be copied by everyone butparadoxically, the fashionably-dressed individual expects to stand out in a crowd. Manadapts himself in his surroundings, he adopts the current fashion, he copies others yet indoing so he attempts to find the style which suits him best and helps him realize his imagehimself. Fashion is thus the Fashion of the Opposites. reasons we wear what we wear.•Protection from cold, rain and snow: mountain climbers wear high-tech outerwear to avoidfrostbite and over-exposure. academics•Physical attraction: many styles are worn to inspire "chemistry." Presentation•Emotions: we dress "up" when were happy and "down" when were upset. The bold & the beautiful
•Religious expression: Orthodox Jewish men wear long black suits and Islamic women cover every part of their body except their eyes. •Identification and tradition: judges wear robes, people in the military wear uniforms, brides wear long white dresses. architecture •Architecture is very similar to clothes in the sense it serves the purpose of protection. •It can set the tone for the day with its vibrant colours and determine the standard of a place. •We have all sorts of buildings- religious, public(formal), informal, can be traditional structures. •With architects , many trends of thought were set, for egs: futuristic manifesto, corbusier’s ‘house is a machine’, mies van der rohe ‘ less is more’ etc. which has in turn influenced fashion. •Buildings can stand for emotional memories-for egs the berlin wall,which is now torn down. •Fashion and architecture undergo similar processes in design- what a model is to architec- ture, a mannequin is to fashion.HOUSE 1 site plan •Fashionable people took to fashionable architecture. •Advances in technology served its purpose for architecture and fashion. My study detailed out the various trends in fashion in the various decades of the 20th century, tracing out its influences from architecture , paintings, sculptures and the various reasons for the birth of a certain trend. academics PresentationThe Bold & the Beautiful
The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives muchof its inspiration and character.Stephen Gardiner designed the living space of various residences, using the computer as my tool. These intensive visualizations of spaces were achieved singlehandedly in 3dsmax. In each interior, most of the furniture has been designed. Each space thrives in mini- malistic intervention. professional Deepak Puri Architects Residence Interiors
Residence Interiors Deepak Puri Architects professionalCreating 3dsmax visualiza-tions excite me. Even better isrealising a client’s dream.
A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul. Phillip MoffitFF plan front elev A service apartment in bangalore, was the first phase, which could always double up as a residence later. On entering the living space from the north, one is impressed by the glazed spiral staircase. The living space gives way to the dining space. the ground floor accomo- dates two bedrooms. The first floor leads to further rooms. The west elevation has vertical sunshades and insets in the wall to deal with the weather. professional with wooden louvres , shadow creates Deepak Puri ArchitectsGF plan patterns on the north and south elev. Shalini’s Residence
ff gf north elev another option for the service apartment. Here tthe simplicity in planning aloowed for play in surafces of the elevation. EachDeepak Puri Architects professional surface was designed climatically, to reduce heat gain of the building Residence Interiors east elev south elev west/ front elevation
The flagship store- whichwould retail high end brands of shoes. Two options of 3dswere created - to provide for different finishes. At the same time, alternative seatings were designed for the store. What would catch one’s interest is the protuding cubes which emphasize the professional product- like a picture framethat brings out the value of a Deepak Puri Architects piece of art. Shoetree
Greenply- India’s biggestmanufacturers of plyboards,veneers and laminates,required a ‘shop-in-shop’module. The design facili-tated display of most of theirproducts. The top band was south elevfor branding, and thebottom band for storage oftheir pamphlets etc. It alsohad a seat which coulddouble up as standingcounter. professional Deepak Puri Architects Greenply
gf plantypical floor-1st,2nd,3rdterrace floor A one of a kind Business A project of this scale helped Hotel, located on the outer me to understand the ring road. The collaboration nitty-gritties of construction, focuses on offering design plumbing, electrical, struc- intensive projects with high tural, air-conditioning, operational standards plumbing aspects. I worked harmonising the best of intensely on the working hospitality, quality and drawings, delivering details, design. Close to the major site coordination etc with software companies in the other fellow team members. city, this design-oriented apartment hotel is equipped with a business center, health professional facilities and a vintage french Hundredhands patisserie. Seven Service Apt.
3d views- outsourced. west/front elevwall section north elev since the longer sides of the building are east-west, louvred shutters were professional created to protect these surfaces from glare and Hundredhands heat. This indeed forms the Seven Service Apt. essence of the design
internal views facade detail of entry wall detail of entry fountaininternal views to store Urban Yoga- the bounty for yoga lovers, would stock trial room Yoga apparel, accessories,books etc and conduct yoga classes at its premises. The design, therefore, split the store into two parts- the retail section and yoga studio. The abstraction of the store professional is its lucidity, in the space,use of natural materials and Idiom Design texture. Urban Yoga
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elevation of stairwall ground floor first floor To be a woman and to design a woman’s store- is to design how i like it.Miss Aphrodite- appealed to the backdrop would products of all senses of be a black retro sight(makeup and accesso- curtain or texture, tories), flavour(chocolates etc), contrast with prod- feel(clothes,lingerie), feel( ucts. fixtures were toiletries), and breathe( made of steel and glass. personal toiletries and perfume). The planning was segre- The graphics had a gated into these sections very 60s-70s feel. Miss Aphrodite