Notions of Space presented by Sheila Sri Prakash at the Goethe institut. Uploaded with permission from author under Creative commons license for educational purposes. 2011 copyright. All rights reserved.
NOTIONS OF SPACE PRESENTED AT PRESENTED BY Sheila Sri Prakash SHILPA ARCHITECTS (P) LTD 7 Feb 2011
NOTION • A conception of or belief about something. • A vague awareness or understanding of the nature of something • an individuals conception or impression of something known, experienced, or imagined
SPACE •Space is boundless….. Infinite •Space is three-dimensional… • in which objects and events occur…. • and have relative position and direction….
Mahindra Integrated Township Ltd.Mahindra World City, TN Mahindra World City has been one of the pioneering SEZ‟s in Chennai with over 600 acres. Within this SEZ, a fully fledged Research Facility has been planned complete with Residential Program required to support Mahindra Research Valley‟s staff. This 27 acre Master Plan has been designed in phases to incorporate MRV‟s research staff as well as some additional hostel type units on site. A unique approach to the design has been adopted, whereby the notion of creating an „urban street‟ in this vastly suburban has been attempted. Further the arrangement of buildings in loops or streets, allows us to not only create the vibrancy along the inner rings of these streets, but also allows for neat segregation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The use of carefully interspersed green spaces facilitates varied green programs within the master plan
Architectural Concept The combination of function and quality of life played an important role in the design of the “Ground Plane”
Architectural Concept Use of terraces and open spaces, even at higher levels of the buildings to break up the façade for ventilation & aesthetic
Architectural ConceptThe campus when complete will achievea LEED Gold Rating
25 Jan 201 1 Sheila Sri Prakash http://www.shilpaarchitects.com