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Film Appreciation - Elective
Shreya Parikh

Film Appreciation - Elective

The course focuses on helping the participants to appreciate cinema by understanding its distinct language, its narrative complexity and the way films control and stimulate our thoughts and feelings. Through various examples from Indian and international cinema, the course will explain how cinema as a visual medium, engages with us in constructing meaning.

Technical Drawings (Section - 6)
Himali Upadhyay

Technical Drawings (Section - 6)

This course introduces students to Geometric Construction Techniques used in architecture and space design. To understand the geometry - as a tool to Analyze and Resolve a design problem. It is also an opportunity for students to know geometry as a Tool of Communication. The course is important for design students to Perceive and Interpret the meaning of geometry from a designer's perspective.


Technical drawings (Section 14)
Himali Upadhyay

Technical drawings (Section 14)

This course introduces students to Geometric Construction Techniques used in architecture and space design. To understand the geometry - as a tool to Analyze and Resolve a design problem. It is also an opportunity for students to know geometry as a Tool of Communication. The course is important for design students to Perceive and Interpret the meaning of geometry from a designer's perspective.


Elements of Design (Section 5)
Himali Upadhyay

Elements of Design (Section 5)

This course introduces the students to the cognition and visual perception of basic elements and principles of 'design' - in the form of explorations in 2D compositions. It encourages them to establish connections and inter-relationships within compositions and enables them to express abstract ideas through 2D graphic representation.


Elements of Design (Section 14)
Himali Upadhyay

Elements of Design (Section 14)

This course introduces the students to the cognition and visual perception of basic elements and principles of 'design' - in the form of explorations in 2D compositions. It encourages them to establish connections and inter-relationships within compositions and enables them to express abstract ideas through 2D graphic representation.


Design, Nudge and Human Behaviour
Subhalaxmi Mohapatra

Design, Nudge and Human Behaviour

Behavioural Economics (BE) has gained prominence over the last decade. BE is a field of study that investigates why people make the decisions they do and then attempts to devise ways in which those decisions might be influenced. The fundamental theory at the heart of the discipline is that decision are predominantly not made out of rational choices but instead are irrational. BE blends psychology and sociology with economics to try to better understand the irrational thought systems that human beings use.

 

Many of the theories of behavioural economics can be applied to design and marketing in different ways. The idea of ‘Choice Architects’ is used to investigate and apply principles from cognitive psychology, social psychology and behavioural science to bring about  measurable behaviour change in the real world. Choice architecture can be defined as the practice of designing different ways in which choices can be presented to consumers to ‘nudge’ or steer them towards better decision-making. Application of the principles of choice architects and nudge have worked in other fields and so also works in interaction design as well. This course builds on much of the fascinating work in the area of behavioral economics and allows learners to develop a hands-on approach by understanding its methods and more importantly, how it can be harnessed by suitably designing contexts to “nudge” choices.

Learners will be able to a). explain and interpret the principles underlying decision-making and compare the nudging approach to other methods of behavior change, b). learn how to critique, design experiments; and c) design nudges and decision-tools to help people make better decisions.


Startups and Enterpreneurship
Subhalaxmi Mohapatra

Startups and Enterpreneurship

This course provides a broad-based introduction to entrepreneurship with a focus of architecture, planning and design.  The course activities will include evaluating commercial potential of business ideas and opportunities, researching markets and competition, understanding the importance of patents and copyrights, developing a business plan, acquiring resources, avoiding pitfalls, and financing the start-up. 

Participants in the course will explore the mind-set, considerations, realities, and real-world methods associated with the process of launching a new enterprise. Whether simply desiring to learn more about entrepreneurship or desiring to launch an enterprise, the course will provide know-how and tools to be more effective in the entrepreneurial process.

This is a team-based course that will permit groups of students to develop portions of a business presentation piece-by-piece. Both team and individual assignments will be required. A team project focused on the creation of an investor overview for a new business opportunity (including backup slides equivalent to preparing most of a business plan) will comprise a major part of the course.


Innovation, Business Models and Entrepreneurship
Subhalaxmi Mohapatra

Innovation, Business Models and Entrepreneurship

The course is designed to give an in-depth understanding on various aspects of innovation, creativity, evolving business models, incubation and entrepreneurship. The course also includes sessions on blue ocean strategy and technology incubation which are game changer strategies in today’s competitive scenario. It also intends to discuss the role of IPR and IP management in innovation management. The course if a blend of theory and practice and does not require any prerequisites and will be useful to understand innovation and its applications in different spheres of development and growth.


Elective - Roman Architecture
Himali Upadhyay

Elective - Roman Architecture

Roman Architecture is a course for people who want to discover the power of architecture to shape politics, society, and culture. This sixteen -week journey will allow us to explore the great cities, buildings, and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire in their ancient and contemporary contexts. While architectural developments in Rome, Pompeii, and Central Italy will be highlighted, the course will also survey sites and structures in what are now North Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, and North Africa.


Feminism Concepts and Theories
Khushboo Doshi

Feminism Concepts and Theories

 COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will evaluate rise and trajectory of feminist movement and explicate concepts surrounding faminism. Course will also look at the way in which feminism has developed and organised. Feminism is started with particular geography with certain goals in mind then it has short of building upon this goal in different fashion. Course will also look into the questions of gender and its mandate and contemporary import. it will examine what is the understanding of contemporary import because theories are mainly accused of not being relevant and it only exists in the text not connected to the real world so for this cause, course will invest in the question what is the contemporary importance of something seemingly as eclectic as feminism?

In the last segment of the course, it will focus more on feminism theories through case studies, literature, ethnography and theory. It will examine why such analisis matters and why it is critical to our everyday life.

Course we try to make you understand feminism academically not merely and casually.

Course will also encourage students to come up with ideas, artwork, posters or photographs which explain various discussions on feminism and give a thought to the society.



Innovation Through Design: Think, Make, Break, Repeat
nirali parekh

Innovation Through Design: Think, Make, Break, Repeat

The evolution of design has seen it become a discipline no longer limited to the concerns of a singular, specific domain and develop to become a pathway for solving complex, nonlinear problems. Design is becoming a capability-enhancing skill, equipping people with the ability to deal with uncertainty, complexity and failure. In this course, we demonstrate how you can use design as a way of thinking to provide strategic and innovative advantage within your profession. Suitable for anyone who is curious about design and translating the processes and tools of design thinking into innovative opportunities, over 5 weeks we explore, apply and practice the design process: think, make, break and repeat.

Visualization and Representation - Section 6
jinal doshi

Visualization and Representation - Section 6

The course aims to empower the students with external and internal visualization and representation

skills and their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course, students will learn skills such as

sketching, drawing, painting to comprehend the natural and man-made structure, space, mass, volumes.

The course will teach comparative study, copy work through exercises especially designed that aim the

learning to use different materials, transdisciplinary expressions and imagination. This course will allow

students to understand their immediate surrounding and world of imagination.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

Upon completing this course students should be able to:

1. Improve the drawing, observation and representation skills

2. Develop an understanding of external and internal representation.

3. Develop hands-on skill to use different mediums and materials.

4. Students shall achieve skills to draw with perspective and proportions, understand mass,

volume and be able to represent in mediums.

Minor: Interpreted Surfaces Studio
Risha Roy

Minor: Interpreted Surfaces Studio

What is the process of creating  print and texture surfaces from an inspiration? How can this be used as a repeat on surfaces? What are the various ways this surface can be used as a print? What are the printing techniques available today? How sustainable are these techniques? How to print sustainably?

All these questions will be answered through this course. Not only will students learn the theoretical aspect of print development, printing and its history through an Indian lens but alongside, they will also be creating their own surfaces, designing colourways, applying it onto 3 D forms (Apparel/spaces/forms) and initiating discussion about the sustainability of this practice in the industry and solutions. 



Visualisation and Representation -1  sec 11
Dhara DaveKavita Joshi

Visualisation and Representation -1 sec 11

The course aims to empower the students with external and internal visualization and representation skills and their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course, students will learn skills such as sketching, drawing, painting to comprehend natural and man-made structure, space, mass, volumes. The course will teach comparative study, copy work through exercises especially designed that aim the learning to use different materials, transdisciplinary expressions and imagination. This course will allow students to understand their immediate surrounding and world of imagination.

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Contemporary Medias & Cultures
Bindu BhadanaGeethanjali Raman

Contemporary Medias & Cultures

This course will explore critical approaches to and conduct an analysis of a wide range of visual media, including installation, video and live performance. It will highlight the evolution of new digital medias and hinge on relevant historical contexts such as the impact of social/economic history on the production of visual arts more broadly from the late 20th century – to the present day. Comparative readings and analyses will form a key part of the course while focusing upon key genres

 


Building Construction I
Archana BaghelNishita KediaNeha NairRupa SinghSuhas Toshniwal

Building Construction I

This course equips the student with an understanding of various building components of superstructure, foundations, materials and construction technique. It also aims to develop the understanding of fundamentals of  working with building material like brick, stone, mud, sand, cement & mortar used in the context of various construction methods. 

The concept of Load Bearing: Support and Supported building elements will be introduced in this course. Sub Structure and its Construction Methods in different materials like brick, stone & mud shall also be included. Students will understand the aspect of stability as the basis of construction by learning the different types of masonry. Students shall also be exposed to various testing methods used for various materials to ensure the quality and strength of the building.


Topics to be covered:

1. Components of a Building

2. Types of Brick and Brick Masonry

3. Stone Masonry

4. Timber Joints

5. Spanning of Openings


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this course students should be able to learn & acquire skills :


  1. Of the various types of building components

  2. Develop detailed understanding of construction elements with critical thinking and analytical ability.

  3. To explore material properties and types and develop various alternatives to construction methods. 


METHODOLOGY

Learning the various components of a building and their functions, various types of masonry with different materials shall be executed through

1. sectional drawings

2. videos 

3. computer generated graphics.




Architectural Design III
Nishita KediaArshav Parikh

Architectural Design III

“Exploring Indigenous narratives in Architecture”

The fundamental purpose of a building is to provide a comfortable environment that responds to the extremes of climate, context and at the same time is functional to the users needs. Today most building materials used are synthetic, unsustainable and hard to reuse, resulting in high consumption of energy and contributing greenhouse gas emissions.

This studio will focus on studying the principles of sustainable & indigenous architecture practises which which is gradually diminishing from the present society and its architecture. These practices once not only lent its own regional and economic aesthetic to the architecture, but sits the building in deep harmonization with the surrounding having minimal environmental impact.

The exploration will begin by studying precedents by great architects where contemporary innovations in indigenous material technologies have expanded our understanding of building craft and architecture. Through this exploration, students will develop a keen understanding of the design potential for material combinations based on its versatility, ease of handling, and will later apply the learnings in a realistic context by designing a public building offering rational approaches to achieve sensitive design solutions.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

Upon completing this course students should be able to learn & acquire skills  :

  1. To analyze precedent projects by master architects who have made innovations in indigenous materials

  2. To formulate design attitude and organize spaces according to programmatic needs and characterize an architectural language, most suitable to the study.

  3. To study application and construction methods of the indigenous architecture of their chosen  region and apply innovations to the indigenous style as a part of their design

  4. To experience the local influence in design by incorporating them as part of their architectural design and its language. 

METHODOLOGY

  1. Studying Indigenous architecture practices of various regions

  2. Studying works of master architects who have innovated in the field

  3. Analysing precedent works.

  4. Case Studies of similar architectural styles

  5. Model Making and Architectural Graphics for innovations

  6. Small scale design intervention exercises & Reviews

  7. Final Program




Visualisation & Representation -I,  Section 4.
Nisar Momin

Visualisation & Representation -I, Section 4.

This course will venture creative vision with hands on practice. It will allow students to strengthen their ability to observe surrounding visual forms and explore various art materials. By providing great and well structured art historic referencing from pre-historic art to the post modern art movements, the course will take students into a journey which enhance knowledge in co related branches of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design. 

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Architectural design studio - 01 (Section 06)
Snehal NagarshethRahulkumar Soni

Architectural design studio - 01 (Section 06)

This Design Studio in the Second Year Architecture examines the principles of spacemaking on a given site. It is structured to explore the incidental outcomes and find meanings within them to develop faith in the intuitive processes in design. It proceeds to use such findings(diagrams) as a point that marks the beginning of a journey to engage with a given site for design explorations. The studio undertakes exercises to explore the notions of space making from individual (private) to group ( collective) to inform the Place for Community(Public) as the final project.

The project relies on the sequential developments through the series of design projects to enable the student to engage with architectural ideas/conceps as ‘a germ’ to drive the design on the given site. In the process the student learns the process of abstraction and diagrams which underly the design moves.

Philosophy of Architecture
Abhishek Kumar

Philosophy of Architecture

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course seeks to impart an understanding of the philosophical foundations of architecture that create meaning. It seeks to unravel the meaning and the role of architecture for individual, society and the world. The course begins with an elaboration on the essence of dwelling and culminates with the role of ideologies in shaping the contours of a city. In between, it grapples and elucidates the complexities, aesthetics and semiotics of architecture education, building materials and urban society.

Unit 1 : Building and Essence of dwelling – 6 sessions

 

Building and dwelling and the relationship between them, Essence of dwelling, Dwelling as preservation of the fourfold of earth, sky, divinities and mortals, Revisiting the meaning of space, site, location and building, building as a thing, Dwelling through things, Building as double space making – admitting and installing, Essence of erecting building and its relationship with engineering construction and architecture

 

 

Unit 2 : Aesthetics of architecture

 

Retracing the influence of beauty and utility as Vitruvian principles of architecture, German idealism shaping architectural aesthetics, Theories of Schelling, Schopenhauer, Hegel and Kant, Difference between sculpture and architecture, Wittgenstein’s architecture, Architecture as embodiment of philosophical and poetic force, Loos’ Raum plan, Vienna secession

 

 

Unit 3 : Task of architecture

 

Philosophy of building materials – stone, glass, wood and other artificial materials, their functional and sign value, light as matter, virtual architecture, architecture as the art of constraint, neutrality and universality, Why do we need philosophy  in architecture education? Main task facing contemporary architecture, Civilizing influence of architecture, Is architecture art. Necessary and sufficient conditions for being an architectural work, Architecture as a celebration of presence, , language of architecture, , Complexity, contradictions and their resolutions in architecture

 

Unit 4:– Philosophy of Cities

 

From city to urban society, rural-industrial-urban continuum, trivialization and specialization of urban spaces, Fetishization of nature, depth of transformation of streets and monuments, urban reality-social relationships and mode of production, dictatorship of the right angle, town-country dichotomy, global city, the city of tomorrow, theory of urban society, urban myths and ideologies

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES [We´ll review these together once you´ve drafted them.]

 

Upon completing this course students should be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of dwelling of man in a house and hence its architectural implications
  • Relate philosophy to the task of architecture
  • Locate the identity of architecture between art and machine work
  • Understand multiple possibilities of bounding spaces in a creative, revelatory and respectable ways
  • Know the language that architecture speaks
  • Know how architecture can edify
  • Christian Noberg Schulz – Meaning in Architecture/Genius Loci/Towards a Phenomenologial architecture, existence , Intentions in architecture, Concept of dwelling, meaning in western architecture, architecture, presence language place,
  • Foucault Panopticon, modernism, individualism through architecture

 

Session 1, 2 and 3 – Essence of Dwelling

Assignment


1. Make a sketch of a built structure that "admits and installs" the fourfold of earth, sky, divinities and mortals

2. The sketch could be of any real building that we are likely to encounter in our daily life and should not be an imaginary structure

3. Sketch must accompany 2-3 lines of explanation with your name and roll number

4. You may mail/whatsapp me the sketch

5. Evaluation is not on the quality of your drawing but on the intensity of your thought

Session 3,4 – Aesthetics of architecture, Wittgenstein House

 

 

 

 


Architecture Design Studio Section-4
Dhaval RavalRahulkumar Soni

Architecture Design Studio Section-4

Emphasis is on issues of spaces , quality of spaces required  and  relationship of artist with space , relationship with space and form with topography and nature of site. In this studio it is to develop the understanding the need of an artist as a space and influence of space to the artist. It shall develop the ability to select place , landscape and any functionality space required to the artist. The impact of space and background on artists. Eventually students have to select an inspiring artist and figuring artist needs they have to create spaces of any area such as studio , exhibition gallery , residences etc. Eventually students will be able to express this through sketches ,models and drawings and should be able to transfer the idea of quality of spaces to form.



Basics of Academic Reading and Writing
Deepti Sreeram

Basics of Academic Reading and Writing

This course will focus on reading and writing strategies. Students will read short texts from across genres and analyze them. The goal of such reading activities is to help students understand how texts across different genres have similarities in the way they are constructed. Writing activities will help students understand how they have to adapt their writing style based on the audience.

A Grassroots Architecture
Jayesh Ganesh

A Grassroots Architecture

Less than 10% of the structures built across the world are designed by architects. The vast majority of the global built environment is built by communities seeking to shape their own space. Architecture is thus a form of basic human act; an aspect of our social evolution that predates both habit and history. Architects - and indeed students of architecture - often perceive their contributions to the built environment as being heroic, iconic and special. However, very few are pushed to consider the value of their work to the development of communities, as being meaningful and engaging spaces.


This course will invite students to cast aside the persona of the architect and don the garb of a much less glamorous commoner. Assuming this role, the course will invite the student to consider important questions about space and our relation to them. Ultimately, the question remains, what is architecture, who is an architect and do we really need them?

History of Architecture 1
Nishita KediaArshav Parikh

History of Architecture 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

“ARCHITECTURE is the WILL of an EPOCH translated into SPACE” 

History plays a major role in the kind of environment we live in today. It traces back the roots of origin, the influences and provides an insight into the world that has formed into the present. May this be manuscript, epics and mythologies, anecdotes or Architecture; all come together to make a whole. 

History of Architecture is conventionally understood to be a study of regionally developed styles associated with history of places and mentors; helping associate with stylistic dating and possible contextualization of architectural language. 

The present course, slightly digressing from the above, makes an attempt to teach architecture through a Form language approach rather than the accepted pattern language approach. 

The scope for the semester is to focus on the structures based on mass based, trabeated systems of constructions; through the study of various architectural marvels through time, which are representative of the aforementioned construction systems through the historically identified architecture stylistic periods ...from the early ages till the modern eras.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

Upon completing this course students should be able to learn & acquire skills  :

  1. Understand the Importance of History in Architecture- Architecture as identity. 

  2. To observe and understand the influence of non-physical parameters such as climate, religion, culture, tradition, politics etc. in architecture. 

  3. To observe and understand the influence of physical parameters such as geography, geology, local materials etc. in architecture. 

  4. Understanding of various architectural styles with reference to various building systems- Mass based, Trabeated & Arcuated Systems through the study of architectural marvels spread across world history. 




Urban context studio Sem IX: Lost and Found !
Sanket PanchalSandeep Paulshefali shurpali

Urban context studio Sem IX: Lost and Found !

Studio outline

“Urban design is concerned with the question of making comprehensible links between discrete things. As a corollary, it is concerned with making extremely large entity comprehensible by articulating its parts.” (Trancik, 1986:106)

In order to improve the existing urban environment, urban voids in the future are likely to become key strategic spaces. These leftover spaces can be explored as ‘opportunity spaces’ by infusing activities in a meaningful way thereby making them ‘places for people’.

The book ‘Finding Lost Space’ by Roger Trancik brings up inquiries on the undesirable urban area that makes no positive contribution to the surroundings and which is ill-defined, without measurable boundaries and fail to connect elements in a coherent way, by calling them ‘lost space’ (Trancik, 1986)

In this studio, urban voids (lost spaces) will be defined as spaces that are defunct, underutilized, abandoned, in-between spaces or better usable conditioned spaces among public and private realms. The studio expands on the idea of identifying such potential lost spaces within the larger context, and transform them into active built or non-built entities that would have an influence on the context and urban life by and large.

Objectives

The objectives set for the studio course are –

·         To identify, define and decipher lost spaces at the neighborhood or city level to arrive at urban issues, concerns, and values

·         To generate a set of values by reading the context to arrive at an idea and vision

·         To analyze character, abstraction and design development with a human-focused approach

·         To sensitize students in deriving vibrancy, values, active & interactive realms

·         To recognize appropriate activity or activities that would be firmly shaped, coherently linked creating humanly (Robert Campbell) meaningful ‘places for people’


Urban Memory and Identity
Sanket PanchalSandeep Paulshefali shurpali

Urban Memory and Identity

Cities are formed through layers of history, systems, services and infrastructure, socio-cultural milieu, demography etc. These elements function independently as well as interdependently to make cities function. Each city has evolved through the past to derive a physical entity that is perceived today. The physical dimension to cities are easily perceived and experienced. However, the layers of narratives that are instrumental in physical shaping of cities is critical. The cities are therefore narratives of individual as well as collective. 

Through the years, these layers keep changing, evolving like cells of a human body. Likewise, some cells do transform their meanings through times. These layers change their functions, meanings, identity. These layers that existed earlier have found a new meaning and identity or are in search of one. These changing definitions and quest for finding new meaning and identity would be the premise of the studio. 

These layers are often in an evolutionary and constantly changing process as one desires to intervene in 21st century. The design interventions would emerge as an outcome of past with an aspiration of future, of how it could evolve in centuries to come. Some of these layers and elements include changing nature of telecommunications, social interactions, leisure, recreation and shopping etc. The idea of communications have changed the relevance of telegrams and post and have evolved technologically. The social interactions have changed the meaning of how the public spaces and markets are being used. The reference to city history through live and experiential museums have diluted. The new inventions of 20th and 21st centuries like automobiles have taken over public spaces. The flyovers have created residual spaces and parking lots out of active public streets. The studio would engage students into retrospective and investigative nature of design interventions through this journey of tracing the past and inventing and redefining these urban amnesia for the future. 

Architecture Design Studio -5 - Structure
arti nagotkarSanjeev Trivedi

Architecture Design Studio -5 - Structure

DT: JULY 2020

PERCEPTION OF STRUCTURE

  “Creativity in architecture design and structural solution have a symbiotic relationship; both are inseparable because each has an effect on the function of the other. Architecture should have firmness (structure permanence) commodity (function) and delight (aesthetic)” – Vitruvius

From the perspective of ‘Structuralism’ the architectural space is created through the interaction of a human being with his environment which is kept as a technical or artificial. The components of an architectural space interacts between human, form and environment. Structure protects the form of the elements and the total system and it is the main factor of defining the space, scope or form that the architectural space is willing to define (Engel, 2006)

The human space architecture components are form and environment. Therefore it is important that the spatial constructions be interactive with human otherwise if the building does not consider human characteristics and pays attention to other criteria, it will face human reactions and it will be useless. Thus the architectural space identity depends on its structure and the function of the structure and geometry being the factors of space design. The interaction of space and structure is necessary in creating human space… Sometimes structure becomes the center of attention and sometimes it is neglected during the process of building design. But it must be confirmed that the best structure is the one that is accepted and synchronized by architecture. Structures make form light and transparent and these elements are important in human spaces and the inside and outside relationship. Therefore in planning a building the human being and his desired space are the most important criteria.

Perception of structure is also connected with the typology of a building, its size and function. Perception in this respect can be characterised by one of the feelings, which excite the imagination by their size, dimensions, where the range and height are surprising as are the difficulty of shapes.

At the turn of the 20th century, a general dissatisfaction with revivalist architecture and elaborate decoration gave rise to modernist architecture, characterised by the idea that ‘Form follows function’.

As the complexity of buildings began to increase (in terms of structural systems, services and technology), building design became a multi-disciplinary undertaking, with specialist designers for different types and different aspects of buildings. Structure became the basis for these achievements, by becoming the most critical component of architecture.

So ‘STRUCTURE’ can be defined as –

01. A PART OF ARCHITECTURE – By knowing the patterns and technical principles of construction creation, expression of aesthetic value, creation of construction concepts;

02. A TOOL OF INTERPRETATION OF ARCHITECTURE – By knowing the function of space, tectonics, material and technology, methodology of scheme creation;

03. SEMANTIC AND SEMIOTIC MEANING IN ARCHITECTURE - Through expression of tools and details of construction, symbolism of construction, theory and methodology of detail creation.

MOTTO - “To think in architecture, to feel in structure”

MISSION - “Rationalization of Material and Spatial Form”

 PROPOSED PROJECTS FOR STUDIO

01. HOUSING      

- Addressing Contextual issues (Partially)

- Structure as tool for structuring of housing units and clustering (Algorithmic Structuring / Prefabrication)

E.G, Unite de Habitation, Marseille; Habitat 67, Montreal; The Nakagin Capsule Tower, Japan;  The Interlace Vertical Village Apartment Complex in Singapore etc ; Vertical Forest  Residential Tower; Vertical Park / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

02. CITY LIBRARY             

- Structure as means of addressing the programmatic issues and as form generator (Identification and Exploration of a Structural Typology)

E.G, National and University Library of Kosovo in Prishtina, Kosovo; National Library of Argentina; Vennesla Library, Vennesla; Seattle Central Library, Seatle; Philological Library of the Free University, Berlin etc

03. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

- Exploration of Structural Systems in making a ‘Futuristic’ Architectural Form

E.G., Work of Frank Gehry; BUCC Bangkok University Creative Center; Valencia Prince Felipe Museum of the Sciences, Spain; V&A Museum Extension, London, England

Note:

Preference may be given to students to select projects other than mentioned above - subject to mutual discussion and acceptance

PROFILE OF STUDIO

S.NO.

COMPONENTS OF DESIGN

OUTCOMES

TIME FRAME

PROPOSED EMPHASIS

1

RESEARCH

· Inculcate an Attitude to search, know the similar Architectural Issues and Context

01 WEEKS

10%

Enquiry / Analysis / Observation / Registration

· Analysis and Observation of the Architectural Attempt in solving the Architectural Issues

2

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

· Acquisition of Design Strategies - Theory and Methods

02 WEEKS

20%

Innovation / Speculation / Poeticism / Romanticism

· Application of Analysis and critical judgement and utilisation of speculations, iteration and reflection in the creation of a design solution

3

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

· Exploration of Spatial and Material Design Concepts

03 WEEKS

40%

Refinement / Resolution / Completeness

· Testing and Resolving the Design Proposal for Technical Documentation

M I D  S E M E S T E R  A S S E S M E N T

4

TECHNICAL INTEGRATION

· Acquisition of Technical Areas of study relevant to Design

05 WEEKS

20%

Tectonics / Environmental / Sustainability

· Incorporation and Integrate the Technical and Environmental Areas of study into Complex Architectural Design

5

CONTEXTUAL AWARENESS

· Squiring awareness of traditions of architecture as medium of Cultural and Material Expression

02 WEEKS

10%

Social / Ethical

· Acknowledging and implementing buildings towards a theoretical basis of design

D I W A L I  B R E A K

6

COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION

· Develop confidence with graphics and verbal communication and presentation skills

01 WEEK

Final Jury

Lucid / Comprehensiveness / Engaging

· Application of design skills and technical knowledge towards the deployment of a comprehensive Architectural Vocabulary

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Total Assessment - 100 Marks

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT CRITERIA                            60%                       EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT CRITERIA                       40%

S. No.     Components                                                      Marks                    Final Jury - Organised by University -                     100

   01        RESEARCH                                                           10

   02        CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT                               20

   03        DESIGN DEVELOPMENT                                  40

   04        TECHNICAL INTEGRATION                             20

   05        CONTEXTUAL AWARENESS                           10

Total Internal Assessment            100

NOTE: Attendance shall be as per the University norms (80%)

BASIS OF ASSESSMENT

S.NO.                                      COMPONENT                     

01           KNOWLEDGE                     

                                · Design Theory, Historic Landscape Architecture                            

                                · Design Process and Practice                  

                                · Sustainable Design Practices and Materials                      

02           PROBLEM SOLVING AND DESIGN                               

                                · Methods and Procedures                        

                                · Process Drawings (Analysis, Diagrams, Program)                          

                                · Creative and Innovative Application                   

                                · Concept and Schematic Design                            

                                · Site Planning                

03           TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE                              

                                · Problem Statements and Definition                    

                                · Design and Conceptualisation                              

                                · Layout, Materials                        

                                · Construction Details                 

04           COMMUNICATION AND GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION                          

                                · Conceptualisation and Visualisation                   

                                · Oral Presentation                       

                                · Hand Sketching, Drafting and Rendering                          

                                · CAD                 

                                · Digital Technology - Photoshop, Sketch up, Other                        

                                · Writing                           

05           ETHICAL PRINCIPLES                      

                                · Environmental Concerns                         

                                · Social Values                

                                · Sustainability and Climate Change                      

ASSESSMENT DATES AND INTERIM SUBMISSIONS

01. Submission of Research Work and Concept Evolution                - 10 August 2020               - Max. Marks 30

                [Case Study Analysis and Conceptual Statement]

02. Design Development                                                                                - 31 August 2020                - Max. Marks 40

                [Program and Schematic Design (Plan, Sections, 3D etc]

03. Technical Integration and Contextual Response                           - 09 November 2020         - Max. Marks 30

 


History 3 : Modern Movement
Neha NairRahulkumar Soni

History 3 : Modern Movement

The course aims at understanding the Modern Movement in architecture. The course shall investigate and  understand Modern Movement through the works of  Master Architects - Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Understanding the architectural projects of these masters shall help chart the various phases of this movement and analyse the elements and characteristics of its language. The course shall use lectures, abstractions, drawings and presentations as methods to discuss the modern language.


It is important to understand the modern movement as it holds an important position even in the contemporary times.



Architecture Design Studio I
Neha Nair

Architecture Design Studio I

“Architecture is a synthesis of intention” -Fernando Domeyko-Perez


Design is a solution to a question posed to an architect. It is of foremost value that the architect is clear in the objective they want to achieve through the design, their intentions. When presented with a design problem, one must be skilled to use the requirements and constraints as catalysts to create an efficient design solution. One must understand that what are perceived as intuitive decisions for designers with experience, is in reality the persistent application of the appropriate intentions, which with time is ingrained in the design process.


To be able to implant this skill in the students, this studio is designed to focus on recognising, interpreting and translating design intentions. This dimension of being able to ‘Decode & Decipher’ shall be added to their knowledge of anthropometry scale, proportion, module and circulation attained in the previous semester. It shall be the first step to realising and understanding the role, process and application of the intention to a design problem.


The studio shall emphasis on the process of design. Identification of intentions and attitudes towards design shall help the students generate a set of guidelines for their design solution through drawings, mapping, graphic and model media.



History 5 : Theory
Neha NairSanket Panchal

History 5 : Theory

Architectural theory is a result of rigorous thinking, discussions and writing about architecture.The course introduces architectural theories and explores a series of writings on architecture. The study of these theories, tracing the roots of their origin, the circumstances of their genesis strengthens the knowledge of architecture and its development.The course aims to encourage a dialogue between theory and practice. A detailed understanding of these theories and investigating its translation to a built form shall be catalysts to the students in discovering and developing their own position on their architectural ambitions. The study of these works develops the analytical and critical thinking skills of the students. The course shall adopt methods like lectures, discussions and writing to achieve this.

Structure - 1
Darpil ShahSanjeev Trivedi

Structure - 1

This course will be highlighted on the structural elements and their behavior. The structural elements will be used as anesthetics. These elements have their own behavior, which gives importance & language to the architecture. Different types of structural systems and their behavior which helps in the design studio to explore. Fundamentals of structures include the loads, structural systems, etc. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introducing the concept of structural behavior

  2. Concept of structural solutions to understand while designing

  3. Structural systems and their behaviors.


Structure 3-BUILDING SYSTEMS (COMPLEX STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS)
Darpil ShahSanjeev Trivedi

Structure 3-BUILDING SYSTEMS (COMPLEX STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS)

To develop an understanding of the structure as a prime design element. At the most basic level, we hope to increase the architect’s perception of the structure as an integral element of architecture rather than as just an applied technology. Where structure underwrites architecturally, other than in its primary load-transferring role. It contributes to another layer of aesthetic and functional richness to designs. We will illustrate structure as a vital architectural element, which thoroughly integrated and involved in the making of architecture, and playing significant roles that engage the senses, hearts, and minds of building users.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Structure creating construction concepts

  2. Rules and criteria of structural elements and their use in projects.

  3. As a part of Architectural elements and aesthetics.




Architectural Design Studio I
Mrinal Bhatt

Architectural Design Studio I

The idea of this Studio is to give an introduction to the vast field that Architecture is and to open the students up towards possibilities of design, developing their own ways of responding to a given design brief and coming up with plethora of outcomes for the same. Through the course of the semester, students will learn various aspects about architectural design in terms of Elements of space making, Spatial relationships, light and shadow, response to site and various factors transforming the built form through small 2-3 week exercises.

The semester is broken into a set of five smaller modules, each giving them an insight towards design trajectories. Each exercise will be task oriented and is designed so that the students have a clear idea of the path they may undertake. Along with these, students will also learn ways of representing ideas in terms of drawing using various methodologies, mediums and model making.


Architectural Design Studio - I
Shreya Parikh

Architectural Design Studio - I

The idea of the studio is to respond to the changing nature of dwelling and working in any urban society and explore the extent to which Architecture can contain and encourage the overlaps of their spatial and temporal domains. Contemporary aspirations, expectations and standards have failed to keep pace with rapidly evolving living patterns and its relationships to “work”, our sense of belonging, and how we use it. The binary separation between life and work is unraveling, and in turn, becoming far more fluid.

  The studio project questions the prevailing trends and develop an environment of co-working and living to blur the territories of dwelling and urban life. The students shall understand the live-work environment by studying a unit with its arrangement of living and working in a single built space through a model study and develop an inventory of occupations/professions which can be operated from home. The student shall then be choosing one creative profession of their own which can simply gel with the living environment and develop their own creative brief for an imaginary user/client to design an appropriate space by understanding the process of making a product. The study shall examine scale, proportion, organization of various spaces and will offer an array of individual projects.

BUILDING SERVICES- 2 ELECTRICAL + LIGHTING
Ramesh PatelRahulkumar Soni

BUILDING SERVICES- 2 ELECTRICAL + LIGHTING

The course will include the following modules: 

  • Basics of Electrical Distribution & Power requirements  
  • Details related to Electrical Distribution systems 
    • Switches 
    • Cables 
    • Distribution boards 
    • Protection devises 
  • Introduction to Automation
  • Design exercises for assessment of understanding of basic concepts as well as drawing standardisation
    • Residential application (Layout, Drawing & BOQ) 
    • Non-residential application (Layout, Drawing & BOQ) 
  • Site visit to project under construction (Optional)

History of Urban Settlements
Arshav ParikhSandeep PaulRupa Singh

History of Urban Settlements

This course inculcates amongst students the historical understanding of various urban settlements and prepares them to learn & develop analytical skills  :

  1. Of various civilisations and theirs settlements.

  2. Develop detailed understanding of urban settlements with critical thinking and analytical ability.

  3. To explore the impact of cultural, socio-political, geographical and physiological beliefs on built forms. 

  4. To understand historical evolution processes and their impacts as to be able to retrospect the new and contemporary urban settlements.


Architecture Design Studio - 6 - Housing
Ramesh Patel

Architecture Design Studio - 6 - Housing

Housing in urban areas are mostly bylaws driven. 

these bylaws are very generalised and not specific to area, location or climate zone. 

Design design are based on such non relevant bylaws.

User perspective or demands are generally neglected in such scenarios.

Students will be encouraged to question existing bylaws and redevelop new set of regulation based on their understanding, site context and climate.


Second aspect of housing is user. 

Students will be asked to list down various expectation from users point of view.

Based on user demand, student will be asked to design without consideration of bylaws.




Architecture Design Studio - 6 - Housing

Architecture Design Studio - 6 - Housing

Housing in urban areas are mostly bylaws driven. 

these bylaws are very generalised and not specific to area, location or climate zone. 

Design design are based on such non relevant bylaws.

User perspective or demands are generally neglected in such scenarios.

Students will be encouraged to question existing bylaws and redevelop new set of regulation based on their understanding, site context and climate.


Second aspect of housing is user. 

Students will be asked to list down various expectation from users point of view.

Based on user demand, student will be asked to design without consideration of bylaws.




Architecture Design Studio III
Maharishi Thula

Architecture Design Studio III

Designing for the People

Public Spaces are built through intense negotiation, contestation, and collaboration. The culture of architectural production in many parts of the country continues to be collaborative and involves individuals as well as collective groups with specific spatial skills as co-producers of space and key players in place making spaces. 

The role of design is difficult to articulate, let alone remunerate or value in such dynamic contexts. As a result, designers often find their place in serving the elite sector of society as this position allows a more comfortable valuing and understanding of service and position. 

International discourse of architectural design in the last decade has acknowledged participation as an element of the design process and the role of the designer as the creator of potentialities of co-production of spaces.  

Definitely, This studio shall expose students to the methods of understanding processes of co-production in an existing built environment, introduced tools to visualise, analyse and communicate these processes for their applicability. 

This studio shall directly focus on variation but subjective program specific studio rather than typical site/built-up. Regardless, the studio shall definitely have flexibility to choose the site, programmes, activities as well as preferred design environment for the students, along with restrictions and limitation to the typicality of built masses. 

For this reason, the studio shall be framed around the key question: 

1. how and where design engages in this complexity ? 

2. Can a space be designed and developed for the public without typical sense of just building it up ? – (with the thought of openness and minimalism)

3. Can a space become a place making space even with the all-inclusive approach ?

Overall pathway of the studio shall focus on the Responsive design fundamentals,  collaborative approach and the narration of the specific program with inclusive methodology. 

Concluding main objective

When it comes to develop a core space in any urban area, that is surrounded by households and commercials, It becomes mandatory for any designer to keep the space breath out for that specific urban area as well as for those specific people around. And when it comes to develop a space for public, then of course, the place making concepts and activities based on multi-purpose approach comes on priority than only the typical built mass. 

These are the core objective this studio will perform.


Professional Practice - Semester 9
Vimarsh Pandya

Professional Practice - Semester 9

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Architecture both defines and is defined by social, cultural, political and financial constraints: this is where the discipline and the profession of architecture meet. This mutual influence occurs wherever interventions in the built environment are considered and can be strengthened or undermined by the many ways in which the practice of architecture can be undertaken. The more informed we are about the factors that control what can be made, the concerns that those who ask us to make designs have and the ways in which we can choose to work, the greater the opportunities to propose and make appropriate architectures.

This course develops, deepens and questions the professional practice themes introduced in Intermediate School and encountered in Year Out work experience and integrates these comprehensively and critically with design and design considerations. It is also intended to provide an informed basis for the next stage of professional experience.

The course is provided through a series of 16 lectures, seminars and discussions that consider key issues relating to the professional, political, legislative and financial contexts of design and construction, together with examples of and strategies for conventional and unconventional models of practice in preparation for the next stages of work experience and professional qualification.


Architectural Design Studio VI
Vimarsh Pandya

Architectural Design Studio VI

INCREMENTAL HOUSING for LOWER INCOME GROUP

Studio Description

The course equips students with fundamental skills that are critical to design housing in the practice of architecture. The idea of the studio is to understand designing of places for community and privacy. This studio will also help students to make spaces that can respond to the needs of the community for joyful livable places of interaction and how to respond to the dreams of individuals to provide for a joyful livable place of their own. The studio aims at introducing principles and processes; sequence of exercises emphasizing development of basic skills, ideas, and techniques used in the design of mass housing projects. This studio will also explore materials and structures that can give architectural meaning to the forms.
  
Studio Objectives

1) To understand the complexities of providing shelter for people from different socio-economic background in close proximity to each other in urban areas.
2) Sensitize students about land scarcity and expose them to different typologies of high density housing.
3) An understanding of ‘whole to part & part to whole’ would be developed through the studio.
4) Expose the students to the challenges of bigger scale site planning involving a group of buildings.
5) Exposing students towards architectural exploration keeping housing guidelines as one of the parameter.

Studio Methodology

1) Orientation towards housing terminology and its parameters.
2) Developing an understanding of ‘incremental housing’.
3) Study of different housing projects designed by masters.
4) Understanding types of community and their need.
5) Design development:
           a) Program formulation
           b) Site delineation & analysis
           c) Site planning & unit design
           d) Demonstration of final out come

Building Environmental Technology I
Bhavik MehtaSanket PanchalSuhas Toshniwal

Building Environmental Technology I

Site and sustainability is one of the many determinants of climate responsive built form. This course focuses on the science of climate and the first but most important parameter to achieve maximum comfort in building, i.e. ‘selection and analysis of the site’. This course gives an overview of climatic parameters and various climatic zones, site parameters and equip students to design climate responsive architecture using various tools and techniques.

 

The desire for creating sensitivity towards sustainable built environment, one needs to design buildings based on effective analysis done for the site and to provide thermal comfort with minimal adverse impact to the built environment. This course introduces the concepts of sustainability aspects at site and equips the student with tools for climate responsive design to achieve maximum sustainability.

 

This course is organized in two parts. First, to learn the climatic parameters & to define climatic zones and second, to analyse site with various sustainability parameters. This includes selection of site, site assessment and Site planning, characteristics of sites, topography, landscape, solar access, geology and seismic data, soil types, soil textures and structural stability, air movement pattern, role of immediate context etc.

 

Students will analyse given sites in India. All exercises during the course will be related to literature study and design development. In defining climatic zones, students overlay analysis of climate data using manual techniques. In site and sustainability, with each stage of various parameters, the student will analyse the site and check the efficacy of sustainable parameters.


Architectural Design studio lll
Jasmine GohilAkanksha Patel

Architectural Design studio lll

Course Description 

Biophilia virtually means that the love of nature, and therefore the plan behind biophilic style is to embrace the very fact that humans have an instinctual ought to connect with nature. In design, Biophilic style brings components of nature into indoor and concrete environments. It may be as easy as filling an area with houseplants, or as complicated as planning a whole urban landscape around biophilic principles. Ideology behind the studio would concentrate on understanding the idea of Biophilic style and examine its potential application to public buildings .The course equips students with information and understanding of area coming up with in terms of integration of nature and built environment . The studio introduces a full vary of subject field concepts and exploration of style through use of various building materials and techniques. Students can develop style and structure skills by understanding the importance of merging nature with design and its impact on humans. This course uses drawings, scale models and details to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

Key words:- Biophilic design, Public buildings, built environment,


Research Methodology
Sanket PanchalAshima  Sood

Research Methodology

Why research? The American writer Zora Neale Hurston described research as “formalized curiosity” –
“poking and prying with a purpose”. Such formalized curiosity can be both fun and useful. It can inspire
architectural creativity and prevent expensive mistakes before they happen. Most importantly, it can help
practising architects understand the lived experience of the built environment in order to improve the
outcomes of their design.

Planned as a prequel to the Fifth-Year thesis, this course aims to demystify the elements of design and
research enquiry in architecture. From the uses of case studies to conducting interviews to visual
ethnography and observation, this course will clarify the elements of qualitative primary and secondary
research. It will connect the foundations of research inquiry and methods to the variety of knowledge
needs that come up in architecture practice. It will equip students with the ability to maximize learning
about the built environment, through the use of literature review and case studies.

Building Construction V
Shreya Parikh

Building Construction V

This studio aims to transmit the art of preparing a complete and accurate annotation required at the project's execution. To understand an approach to design and drawing in reference to building material assemblies, construction system and building technology. Along with this, services play a vital role in the overall Design Resolution and representation of design. So Inclusion of Intent through construction documents (Architectural working drawing and detailed drawing), understanding the various parameters of construction (AWD) for execution, correlating and coordination inputs from various consultants - these all will also be the core part of this curriculum.

The construction studio focuses on the design and execution of toilets and kitchens.


Internship 2021
Sangramsinh Parmar

Internship 2021

To provide an experience of Interior Design as a profession and to develop skills required to grow into a better designer. To understand office functioning & office systems. Every student must work in an interior designer’s/Architects office as a full time trainee for a period of 16 calendar weeks (excluding viva) from the date of commencement of training. The principal Interior Designer in the firm should have a minimum of 8 years of professional practice. The student should be involved in various aspects of work in an office. Students are encouraged to understand professional practice methods of various interior designers, design process from client contacts to production documents, tender documents, production drawings for various works, site supervision etc. for various works. They should also be familiar the Coordination of various agencies – client, members of design team, consultants, contractors, craftsmen and construction supervisors. 

Society, Culture and Cities
Sandeep Paul

Society, Culture and Cities

Cities are often termed as functioning as machines. However, the cities also act as a platform for socio-cultural milieu. The cities are concentrations of people and communities and is a result of migration for economic reasons. The cities are a multitude of diverse cultures, characteristics, built environments and people. Every city has a unique identity, owing to its geography, development and most important people. Each city consists of these formative layers which function independently as well as in interdependence. Cities and urban environments, spaces, settlements are created by users and communities. The terminology ‘society’ shall intend to discuss the community attributes that contribute in shaping Culture of cities. The course shall generate focus on sense of community and culture that give a tangible/ physical form to our cities. From culture to religion, to economic activities, to cultural beliefs, this course aims to sensitize the students towards the qualitative aspects of a city. The interdependence creates an impact of culture, people, traditions, climate etc. on the physical aspects of city formations. Each city therefore projects a unique identity. The physical environment is a reflection of these non-physical city formative layers. The course would detail out spatial narratives through understanding these community spaces and settlements in urban areas.

Visualisation and Representation-1 (SEC 09)
Talhaa Wahid

Visualisation and Representation-1 (SEC 09)

The course aims to empower the students with external and internal visualisation and representation skills and their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course students will learn skills such as sketching, drawing, painting to comprehend natural and man made structure, space, mass, volumes. 

The course also aims to teach comparative study, copy work through exercises especially designed that aim the learning to use different materials, trans disciplinary expressions and imagination. 

This course will allow students to understand their immediate surrounding and world of imagination.


Indigenous Space Narratives
Neeti Patel

Indigenous Space Narratives

The course focuses on Empathy through indigenous life and living (home/shelter/family), we unpack this idea through our own homes and networks within.  



The Unintended City
Ashima  Sood

The Unintended City

What is the relationship between planned development and unplanned growth in India? This course aims to help students understand the economic bases of urbanization. It will include topics such as Agglomeration Economies and Clusters, Structural Transformation and Migration, Public Economics and Local Public Finance, Urban Governance Institutions, Economics of Urban Land. Case studies of urban planning and development in cities such as Hyderabad, Navi Mumbai, Gurgaon, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Chandigarh, among others, will inform the discussions. In this way, students will learn to draw connections between the correlates of growth and its ramifications.
Most importantly, the module will help students recognize the larger growth dynamics that may impact their design interventions in urban settings in India and the global South. In turn, it will also sensitize them to the unplanned impacts of the design plans.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completing this course students should be able to:
1. Understand the unplanned effects of planned interventions.
2. Analyse and predict the spatial spread of economic activities around planned settlements.
3. Understand why and where slums and informal settlements emerge.
4. Appreciate how economic and market forces shape the outcomes of urban design.
5. Develop a vocabulary to understand urban policymaking in India, which is often highly
influenced by economists.
6. Understand the importance of public finances and governance in urban outcomes
7. Become sensitive to the larger urban growth dynamics that will affect design interventions.
8. Recognize why planned interventions fail.


Urban Analysis & Data Representation
Ashima BankerHarsh Prajapati

Urban Analysis & Data Representation

In ever-changing development of cities, neighbourhood and communities, it has become evident to learn the process that triggers the changes. Today, it is not only about the planning and design but also how existing set of information allow us to reach the design stage. In this course, the students will explore a unique approach of understanding communities and help people who are involved in the process of urban design and development to improve the physical environment in relation to the public good it serves, including safety, wellbeing, sustainability and even beauty. The subject aims to take students on a journey to understand linkages between tangible and intangible aspects of the development process by exploring the intersection between people, space & activities. Students will explore ways of understanding, analysing and representing various sets of information that influences the planning and design process throughout by creating maps, graphs, infographics etc.


Thinking Research
Ashima BankerAditi JoshiAshima  Sood

Thinking Research

What is the need the design intervention will meet? What are the causes of the problem it solves? Can the intervention address the root causes of the problem or merely its symptoms? Can it be scaled up? Answers to all these questions, but especially the last one, need systematic investigation, i.e., research.

Design Studio I: Personal & Familial Spaces
Aditi vashisht

Design Studio I: Personal & Familial Spaces

This course introduces the students to Ergonomic Studies for human-centric space design. Students carve out spaces based on the ergonomic studies from simple cave-like living spaces to a complex volumetric space. It emphasizes the importance of ergonomics in the design for user friendly interior and exterior spaces.   

Indigenous Space Narratives
Prachi Bakulesh GandhiHimanshi PanchalHarshang Tholkar

Indigenous Space Narratives

Empathy is a key attribute needed by any designer to be able to design sensibly and sensitively.This can only develop with sustained engagement with a community or organization with a selfless motive, except to learn.This course introduces empathy as the first step in design; because it is a skill that allows a designer to understand and share the same feelings that the users feel. It is through empathy that one is able to put oneself in other people's shoes and connect with how they might be feeling about their circumstance or situation.


Students would be documenting an indigenous house. They would be studying the influence of culture in the evolution of the indigenous housing. How the spaces were conceived and executed keeping in mind the socio-cultural beliefs of people living there. They would then analyse  these  houses through case studies and measure drawings.

Visualizing Space
Prachi Bakulesh Gandhiyesha gajjarHimanshi Panchal

Visualizing Space

Communication through the visual medium, be it sketching, technical drawing or diagramming; have historically been the primary tool used by designers to communicate their ideas to the world. This course focuses on equipping students with tools and techniques to visualize spaces. It will enable students to recognize the elements of space and articulate these elements in design in order to develop a perception towards elements of space. The students will explore 2D and 3D models with hand skills. This course attempts to increase visual perception skills, broaden visual vocabulary and develop sensitivities to form-space relationships. It also introduces students to representations of ideas through various media and sets standards for composition, content, and craftsmanship

 Materials  & Assemblies I
Prachi Bakulesh Gandhiyesha gajjar

Materials & Assemblies I

Design is about perception and reality. This course concentrates on the practical aspects of design, through material studies, construction technologies and will equip students to make informed choices of how to build in order to achieve a desired design language.

This course focuses on two areas with a very practical and industry oriented approach. 1) Materials used in the making spaces and furniture. 2) Techniques and methods of construction using the aforementioned materials.



Designing User Experiences
Puneet Chhikara

Designing User Experiences

User Experience Design (UXD or UX) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and “delight" provided in the interaction between a user and product. If we design a product that people interact with, then we are designing a user experience. If we want our product to be easy to use, engaging, what people expect, and meet the goals of the organization, then we want to make sure we design an optimal user experience.

In this course students will learn the basic principles and processes for designing user experiences. Grounded in empathy and a hands-on, iterative approach to problem-solving, students will learn to use UX Design Framework to create effective user experiences. Sections of the course will introduce students to the core stages of design thinking, user research, prototyping, etc. Students will also learn about UX design roles and the skills every designer needs to be successful.

Product Design Visualization 3 : Design Communication Strategies
Puneet Chhikara

Product Design Visualization 3 : Design Communication Strategies

Whether a company is attempting product design on their own, or using the services of by outsourcing to a design firm, it’s critical to create a mutual understanding of the product design among all involved parties, especially during the concept ideation phase of a project, which can save significant time and expense by avoiding misunderstandings regarding the product’s design, functionality or purpose. Designers increasingly use rendering tools to create photo realistic visualizations of products as they evolve throughout development to speed concept approvals, identify problems, and sell products. The old-school method of building scale models are time consuming and are no match for the rapid contemporary product cycles. Creative Visualizations saves you a lot of prototyping time and is one of the essential skills for Product Designers.

This course imparts advanced design communication and visualization techniques to the students. It helps the students to combine traditional and digital tools to create compelling design communication artifacts.


Designing Futures
Puneet Chhikara

Designing Futures

This course explores issues in contemporary design practice at the intersection of digital technologies, ethics, and society. How are futures imagined, performed, and made durable over time? Where and how are futures being made? What is the role, agency and responsibility of design in making futures by creating the conditions for emergent behaviors, interactions, subjectivities, and societies?

It enables the students to explore a wide range of methodologies and approaches that have been used to engage in narratives about these futures including backcasting and histories of the future, predictive analytics and big data, forecasting and trend analysis, scenario planning, anticipatory design, speculative and critical design.

 


Furniture Fundamental (Elective)
Meghna AjitPrachi Bakulesh GandhiAshish Shakuniya

Furniture Fundamental (Elective)

Introduction to Furniture and the thinking and processes involved in furniture design; going beyond the conventional and exploring the entire gamut of furniture elements and systems. This course explores the intrinsic relationship between the function/use of the furniture and its form.

Introduction to User-Centred Design (INT242)
Avik Ganguli

Introduction to User-Centred Design (INT242)

This practical Introduction to User-Centred Design will encourage students of Interaction Design to self-discover and hone their empathic abilities through repeated iterations of the UCD process to several real-world & imaginative projects, while indirectly, also revealing the relationship to and between the other courses in the IxD major.

Introduction to Literary Theory
Abhishek Kumar

Introduction to Literary Theory

This course traces the development of the major theoretical frameworks, from classical Greek theories of mimesis to the present day concerns of ecocriticism and post-colonialism, which are used to analyse texts within the discipline of English literary studies. Apart from giving a comprehensive overview of the salient features that inform each school of literary theory, the course also connects these theoretical frameworks to the social, political, and cultural contexts that underline them. It is hoped that this course will enable the students to have a firm understanding of the various eclectic concepts that inform the field of literary theory and to engage with literature more critically.


Visualizing Space
Prachi Bakulesh GandhiKhushboo DoshiAkanksha Maglani

Visualizing Space


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Communication through the visual medium, be it sketching, technical drawing or diagramming; have historically been the primary tool used by designers to communicate their ideas to the world. This course focuses on equipping students with tools and techniques to visualize spaces. It will enable students to recognize the elements of space and articulate these elements in design in order to develop a perception towards elements of space. The students will explore 2D and 3D models with hand skills. This course attempts to increase visual perception skills, broaden visual vocabulary and develop sensitivities to form-space relationships. It also introduces students to representations of ideas through various media and sets standards for composition, content, and craftsmanship.

CURRICULUM CONTENT

Model making

Free hand Drawing

Technical Representation in Drawing 2D Plan, Section and Elevation

One point and two point perspectives

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

To develop technical representation skills in drawing in order to communicate designs accurately

To develop hand skills to aid visual communication of design projects

Understand the selection of appropriate type of representation

Impact of paper size, paper type, paper orientation, frame, scale, tool, technique, and type on the communication of an idea

TEACHING METHODS

Combined lecture and workshop mode

Presentations of various representations and discussion of techniques and efficacy of communication

All exercises would be framed based on the content that needs to be communicated instead of being framed based on tools and techniques

Students would be asked to represent the same content using different media in order to understand the relation between message and medium

Content to include all scales of objects and spaces

Exercises on representing designs using various types and discussion on appropriateness of representation


Materials & Assemblies -1
Nehaal Kinariwala

Materials & Assemblies -1


Design is about perception and reality. This course concentrates on the practical aspects of design, through material studies, construction technologies and will equip students to make informed choices of how to build in order to achieve a desired design language.

This course focuses on two areas with a very practical and industry oriented approach. 1) Materials used in the making spaces and furniture. 2) Techniques and methods of construction using the aforementioned materials.


  • Exposure to material studies through research and market surveys.

  • Exposure to construction techniques and methodology of  various space making elements, through visiting ongoing sites.

  • Introduction to detailing involved in the making of good design. 

  • Exposure to basic building structural systems so as to develop an understanding of the possibilities of space making.

  • Joinery for materials used in making spaces and furniture.

  • Typologies of openings in spaces.


Visualisation and Representation - 1 (SEC-07)
Talhaa Wahid

Visualisation and Representation - 1 (SEC-07)

The course aims to empower the students with external and internal visualisation and representation skills and their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course students will learn skills such as sketching, drawing, painting to comprehend natural and man made structure, space, mass, volumes. 

The course also aims to teach comparative study, copy work through exercises especially designed that aim the learning to use different materials, trans disciplinary expressions and imagination. 

This course will allow students to understand their immediate surrounding and world of imagination.

Materials and Construction
Kishan ChauhanPallavi Jain

Materials and Construction

Understanding fundamentals of materials & construction makes it easy to construct building elements.This course focuses on identifying and developing knowledge of various systems of staircases & false ceiling and to understand & create drawings and details related to. It includes field visits, market survey, on board class discussion for understanding Staircase, Ramps,Escalators & elevators, Mezzanine floor and False ceiling.



Material & Construction - 3
Bhavi Minesh JasaniAshish Shakuniya

Material & Construction - 3

Understanding fundamentals of materials & construction makes it easy to construct building elements.This course focuses on identifying and developing knowledge of various systems of staircases & false ceiling and to understand & create drawings and details related to. It includes field visits, market survey, on board class discussion for understanding Staircase, Ramps,Escalators & elevators, Mezzanine floor and False ceiling.

Introduction to Interaction Design (INT201)
Avik Ganguli

Introduction to Interaction Design (INT201)

This course introduces undergraduate-level students to the field of Interaction Design, its origin and evolution, its many impacts on human life, its community of practitioners and researchers, as well as its key challenges and future areas of research and practice. Ultimately, the purpose of this introductory course is to expose students to the breadth rather than the depths of the discipline through lectures, readings, discussions, seminars and reports.

Design Charrette - I
Ashima BankerHarsh Prajapati

Design Charrette - I

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Design Charettes form an integral component of the programme and introduce the student to complexities, issues, and their impact in an urban area for finding appropriate solutions. This course is divided into two parts. In the first part, students will be exposed to the skills they need to develop while understanding how to read a city or its part. In the second part, the course will explore the core principles that contribute to the continuous evolution and functioning of cities. Being a studio-based course, the design charette trains the students to comprehend the urban issues and challenges and explore urban design strategies to address them. Students will be guided on data representation for city / neighbourhood level maps, analyse the information captured and demonstrate the solutions spatially. The course intends to culminate interrelations between society, ecology, technology, and management at a city / neighbourhood level. The knowledge set obtained through various theory courses and modules culminates in application in the design charrette.

Learning Objectives  

Upon completing this course students should be able to:

  1. Understanding various layers that comprise an urban area

  2. Developing an understanding of users, social realm and social equity

  3. Understanding the relevance of creating renewable, resilient, sustainable environment & ecology and its contribution to designing an urban area

  4. Understanding city networks and regulatory frameworks to create efficient urban systems and their functioning.

Grading Criteria

Students should review the AnantU grading policy in the academic handbook.  If anything is unclear, make an appointment with the instructor.  Here is the grading criteria for this course:

20%   Class participation

20%   Weekly Reviews

20 %  Mid term Review

40%   Final Review          

____         

100%

Wireframing II
Sheel Damani

Wireframing II

Advanced learning on Information architecture, prototyping, and 

Digital Storytelling
Sheel Damani

Digital Storytelling

Storytelling as a tool to communicate, engage and explore within concepts of interaction design.

DESIGN STUDIO - III ( SECTION 2 )
Viral AroraChaitali Sheth

DESIGN STUDIO - III ( SECTION 2 )

This studio prepares the student to understand and address the challenges of designing a large Office space that includes different types and scales of activities. The focus is on specific challenges faced in work-place design - fostering a work culture, productivity, occupant health and well-being, layout flexibility, etc. This studio also aims at providing students required skills for designing medium to larger scale office projects with emphasis on space making, elements of enclosure, and creating efficient and innovative workplace environments and also incorporating interior services like HVAC, lighting, electrical power, fire safety, security, statutory codes, etc. This studio also explores the complex programmatic inter-relationships that are usually part of work-place design.

Smart Cities Elective
Ashima  Sood

Smart Cities Elective

Support and mentorship for the Open University course "Smart cities", offered as part of the DLC electives.

Elective - Transmedia StoryTelling
jinal doshi

Elective - Transmedia StoryTelling

Transmedia storytelling is the practice of designing, sharing, and participating in a cohesive story experience across multiple traditional and digital delivery platforms - for entertainment, advertising and marketing, or social change.

Have you ever read a book, seen a movie, watched a television show, or played a game that centred around different aspects of a larger story or universe? You may be familiar with popular examples of such universes like Star Wars, Marvel, and The Walking Dead (to name a few). How do the professionals develop such expansive narratives? How do they ensure that each element stays true to the original story? How do they innovatively use different technologies to share the stories, grow audiences and create an active and involved community of fans? More and more, we are also engaging with elements or franchises of larger and more complex stories across a much more diverse range of platforms like interactive web experiences, social media communities, mobile devices, theme parks, and even augmented and virtual reality. A major challenge that current and future storytellers face is being able to engage different audiences in a story that is seamlessly told across all of these different platforms. 

 WHAT WILL I LEARN? 

This course will help you to design a strategy for developing and telling your own transmedia story. You will learn about what it takes to: 

• Shape your ideas into compelling and well structured narratives and complex story worlds • Identify, understand, and engage different audiences in your stories 

• Create cohesive user experiences across different platforms 

• Evaluate existing and emerging technologies to share your story with the world, and help your audience participate in the larger storyworld you create 

The course provides you with a unique, authentic, and industry relevant learning opportunity. You will have access to current theory, industry examples and advice and undertake learning activities that will equip you with the tools you need to start developing your own ideas. 



Materials  & Assemblies 1
Ashish Shakuniya

Materials & Assemblies 1


Course Description:

Design is about perception and reality. This course concentrates on the practical aspects of design, through material studies, construction technologies and will equip students to make informed choices of how to build in order to achieve a desired design language.

This course focuses on two areas with a very practical and industry oriented approach. 1) Materials used in the making spaces and furniture. 2) Techniques and methods of construction using the aforementioned materials. 

Curriculum Content:

  • Exposure to material studies through research and market surveys.

  • Exposure to construction techniques and methodology of  various space making elements, through visiting ongoing sites.

  • Introduction to detailing involved in the making of good design. 

  • Exposure to basic building structural systems so as to develop an understanding of the possibilities of space making.

  • Joineries for materials used in making spaces and furniture.

  • Typologies of openings in spaces.

Learning Objectives:

  • To identify and analyze the  structural elements of a building and spaces within the building.

  • To study wood and timber based manufactured boards, their joinery and the application of the joinery in space making elements.

  • To identify and analyze the elements of a building and interior spaces.

  • To study openings within built spaces with an understanding of creating an opening and its selective closing.  

Teaching Methodology

  • Introduction to materials by means of lecture, powerpoint presentation, class discussion, use of audio visual aid.

  • Market study and hands on workshops for different wood based materials in groups and presentation of reports in class followed by group discussions.

  • Introduction to basics for building assemblies. Literature case studies to understand the above concepts and demonstrate the building assemblies  and its principles with the help of models.

  • Undertaking site visits wherever required to augment these sessions, which would help the students to get first-hand knowledge about materials and building assemblies.

  • Manual Drafting of exercises in sheets for better understanding of joinery details

Learning Outcomes:

  • The students will be able to identify different structural elements of a built space and reflect their abstraction and addition in designing spaces.

  • The students will be updated with the various types of wood and timber based materials available for space making through surveys, group works and collaborations.

  • The students will be able to differentiate the properties of timber based manufactured boards, and their joinery and applications in space designing.

  • The students will be able to comprehend various construction techniques prevalent in the market. 

Prerequisites:

-NA-

Assessment Rubrics:

Group Work and Collaboration 10%

Assignments and Exercises 60%

End of Semester examination and assessment 30%


References

  • Allen Edward. Architectural detailing- function, constructability, aesthetics

  • Andrea deplazes. Constructing architecture: materials, processes, structures

  • JM Illston. Construction materials: their nature and behavior

  • Madan Mehta. Building construction: principles, materials, and systems

  • Salvadori. Why buildings stand up

  • Iver Wahl. Building anatomy: an illustrated guide to how structures work

  • Building Construction by W. B. Mckay

  • Chowdary, K.P. Engineering Materials used in India, 7th ed. Oxford and IBH, New Delhi,1990.

  • Rangwala, S.C. Building Construction: Materials and types of Construction, 3rd ed.

  • John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 1963.

  • Francis D. Ching, Building Construction Illustrated, Wiley publishers, 2008.

  • Strength of Material by R.S. Khurmi

  • Mechanics of Solids, R.P. Rethaliya

Mechanics of Structure, Vol. 1 & amp; 2, S.B. Junarkar & H.J. Shah

  • Elementary Structural Analysis by Norris & Wilbur.

  • Building Construction Handbook by R. Chudely

  • Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings by Robin Barry

  • Engineering Materials by Rangwala

  • Building Construction by B. C. Punmia

  • Rowland J. Mainstone : Development of Structural Form

  • Rangwala : Engineering Materials

  • S.P.Bindra, S.P.Arora, Building Construction

  • B.C. Punmia : Strength of Materials vol -



Furniture design (Minor Studio)
Meghna AjitPrachi Bakulesh Gandhiyesha gajjarJaimini MahidaAshish Shakuniya

Furniture design (Minor Studio)

Theme- Authenticity & Sustainability

OVERVIEW: 

The Space Design Minor - Furniture Design course is grounded in the context of a robust design university, where the focus is on authenticity and sustainability - integrated with craftsmanship and technology. Students get an opportunity to create furniture pieces and systems that are thoughtful, ergonomic, beautiful and sustainable. Collaborations with peers in related creative spheres lead to multi-disciplinary exposure. The course is conducted through a blend of lectures, research, assignments, personal discussion, on-site learning and MakerSpace hours.

Furniture Fundamentals

Introduction to Furniture and the thinking and processes involved in furniture design; going beyond the conventional and exploring the entire gamut of furniture elements and systems. This course explores the intrinsic relationship between the function/use of the furniture and its form.

Form & Expression

Understanding the fundamentals of how geometry, surfaces, and forms are related to function. Students are encouraged to explore and learn techniques of surface and form development and they are equipped with skill sets that enable them to represent furniture and their details through technical and analytical drawings (2D & 3D).



Elective Sustainable Soft Material
Risha Roy

Elective Sustainable Soft Material

This course is the first step into the world of textiles. It will introduce to students the vast range of textile fibres/material available to make products, both natural and man-made, initiating dialogue and discussion on the sustainability understanding of each, their carbon footprint and their ethical usage in the industry and beyond. It will also map for students the technological innovation in the area of plant fibres and vegan leathers that has been undertaken in the last five years, their results and a roadmap of the coming years. This course becomes imminent in the embedding of knowledge and identification, awareness and the basics of sustainable sourcing commitments among students.



Graphic Design - Typography
Hashim Padiyath

Graphic Design - Typography

Students learn Typography, its history, classification, terminology and usage through lectures and assignments. They are also exposed to type technology and Indic typography.


Design Process
Siddharth Raje

Design Process

Understanding the process of Design to arrive at solutions for a problem is a vital part of design learning. The problem solving process our primordial designers followed could not have been very different from the design process of a present day designer. Its goal and sequence of stages were the same, but may have differed considerably in its complexity. Understanding the nuances and stages of problem solving activity enables a design learner to anticipate strategies and plan design activities within the context in which solutions need to be found.

Using a methodological process to create a solution entails research on the topic / target audience’s/ media selection based on its characteristics and appropriate selection of visual language to craft an innovative communication.


Art, Design and Culture
Ratna Patel

Art, Design and Culture

Art, Design and Culture

As the title suggests, this course focuses on the debates surrounding design, concerning its direct environment, namely art and cultural activities. It examines all the factors that influence our existence; ranging from current trends in arts and culture, shifts in society, and economic conditions. This course helps students to understand how each of these factors influences creators. This course offers a comprehensive understanding and analysis to connect the material culture with its historical context. 




People, Cities and Identity
Sandeep Paul

People, Cities and Identity

Every city has a unique identity, owing to its geography, historical development, culture etc. and most importantly, the people. This subject takes the student through a journey of cultural characteristics and physical parameters which contribute to giving an identity to the city. From culture to religion, to economic activities, to cultural beliefs, this course aims to sensitize the students towards the qualitative aspects of a city.

The cities are a multitude of diverse cultures, characteristics, built environments and people. Each city consists of these formative layers which function independently as well as in interdependence. The interdependence creates impact of culture, people, traditions, climate etc. on the physical aspects of city formations. Each city therefore projects a unique identity. The physical environment is the reflection of these non-physical city formative



Color Theory
Risha Roy

Color Theory

Color theory in terms of science, terminology explanations, harmony, contrast and texture. The students will be introduced to Light and Pigments - additive and subtractive mixture. Study the application of Color when applied to a 3 D form and the relationship. Develop steps and the range among chromatic and achromatic colors. The study of colour interaction helps us understand and predict how a colour will be influenced by its surroundings.



Design Critique - Monsoon 2020
Jacob Thomas

Design Critique - Monsoon 2020

Critical Analysis of Digital systems, platforms and experiences.

Advanced User Research - Monsoon 2020
Jacob Thomas

Advanced User Research - Monsoon 2020

The advanced course will build on the foundational concepts covered as part of the Semester 4 Interaction Design course on user research.

Usability Lab - Monsoon 2020
Jacob Thomas

Usability Lab - Monsoon 2020

A key course where students are introduced to industry best practices and tools that are used to test the usability and effectiveness of digital systems. There will be practice tracks for quantitative analysis, clickable prototypes, gaze and eye-tracking.

Professional Practice, Section -1
Kishan Chauhan

Professional Practice, Section -1

This course focuses on various professional practices involved in the execution and site work of the interior project which includes basic understanding of quantities, its computation for various materials and elements of interior spaces, developing estimation and specification, understanding costs with respect to any design proposal, code, Ethics & practice based on field visits and market surveys.



Dissertation Project
Viral AroraKhushboo DoshiPallavi Jainanubha kakrooHimanshi Panchalnirali parekhSangramsinh ParmarDexter PereiraChaitali ShethHarshang TholkarNeha Vin

Dissertation Project

The Dissertation Project requires the student to select a topic of his/her choice in the realm of Space Design and to carry out an extensive research, documentation, analysis and critical thinking in the chosen area of interest. Following the research the student takes up a complex design problem. It will be a program and site of the student's choice and will have all the components of what 'design' is in the real world scenario. The dissertation project is expected to be systematically designed through a strong visible concept embedded within the area of research undertaken by the student.

Through a series of project-based learning activities, a considerable amount and time and effort will be spent on critical thinking, analysis of the site and program and generating a creative and innovative design response. This project will be complex in terms of components and thought process and the final resolution will be a stepping stone for the student into the profession.


Business Plan
Subhalaxmi Mohapatra

Business Plan

This‌ ‌course‌ ‌intends‌ ‌to‌ ‌develop‌ ‌the‌ ‌analytical‌ ‌and‌ ‌conceptual‌ ‌skills‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌to‌ ‌define‌ ‌a‌ ‌plan‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌implementation‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌new‌ ‌venture.‌ ‌Based‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌foundation‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌“Fundamentals‌ ‌of‌ ‌Entrepreneurship”,‌ ‌ this‌ ‌course‌ ‌would‌ ‌equip‌ ‌the‌ ‌students‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌skills‌ ‌to‌ ‌prepare‌ ‌a‌ ‌concrete‌ ‌business‌ ‌plan‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌new‌ ‌venture‌ ‌or‌ ‌a‌ ‌product.‌ ‌ ‌


Visual Design 1
Siddharth Raje

Visual Design 1

As a graphic designer, you are starting to familiarize yourself with image creation and editing using Photoshop. Understanding the different tools and features available in Photoshop will help you to maximize your creative potential. Additionally, you will want to enhance the images by creating appropriate masks, applying special effects and retouching them. In this course, you’ll work with several tools and features to edit images using Photoshop.

INDESIGN - Imagine being able to create documents of many types, from a single page advertisements and flyers, to complex multi-page color publications. That's what you'll be able to do after you take the Publishing training course.

ILLUSTRATOR - With vector-based tools, the content is stored digitally as resolution-independent mathematical formulae describing lines, shapes, and color gradients. Digital illustrations may include both raster and vector graphics in the same work.



Design Studio I: Personal & Familial Spaces
Prachi Bakulesh GandhiKhushboo DoshiHarshang Tholkar

Design Studio I: Personal & Familial Spaces

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course introduces the students to anthorpometric and ergonomic studies for human centric space design. Students carve out spaces based on these studies; from simple cave-like living spaces to a complex volumetric space. This Studio emphasises on the importance of anthropometrics and ergonomics in interior and exterior space design.
CURRICULUM CONTENT
Anthropometric and ergonomic data collection for various day-to-day activities
Documentation and Representation of collected data
Space making and applying ergonomic concepts for day-to-day activities
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
To develop a keen sense of observation and attention towards human behaviour and the built environment
To enable students to understand the importance of ergonomics in the design of spaces and objects
To make students sensitive and aware about diverse user characteristics and understand the needs of users who inhabit these spaces
To inculcate an inclusive and equitable approach to design

Material & Construction III
yesha gajjarNehaal Kinariwala

Material & Construction III

Understanding fundamentals of materials & construction makes it easy to construct building elements.This course focuses on identifying and developing knowledge of various systems of staircases & false ceiling and to understand & create drawings and details related to. It includes field visits, market survey, on board class discussion for understanding Staircase, Ramps,Escalators & elevators, Mezzanine floor and False ceiling.




Professional Practice - I
yesha gajjar

Professional Practice - I

This course focuses on various professional practices involved in the execution and site work of the interior project which includes basic understanding of quantities, its computation for various materials and elements of interior spaces, developing estimation and specification, understanding costs with respect to any design proposal, code, Ethics & practice based on field visits and market surveys.



Visualizing Space
Himanshi Panchalnirali parekh

Visualizing Space

Communication through the visual medium, be it sketching, technical drawing or diagramming; have historically been the primary tool used by designers to communicate their ideas to the world. This course focuses on equipping students with tools and techniques to visualize spaces. It will enable students to recognize the elements of space and articulate these elements in design in order to develop a perception towards elements of space. The students will explore 2D and 3D models with hand skills. This course attempts to increase visual perception skills, broaden visual vocabulary and develop sensitivities to form-space relationships. It also introduces students to representations of ideas through various media and sets standards for composition, content, and craftsmanship.



Working Drawing I
yesha gajjarRONAK PATEL

Working Drawing I

To generate technical presentation of design at built form level, finishing, product and furniture level. To impart training in the preparation of working drawings for Interior services & residential spaces with specific reference to code of practice and incorporating specifications as complementary to the working drawings.

Necessity & understanding of working drawings, suitable drawing scales, standards of preparation of plans, sections, elevations & details, methods of showing dimensions. Details of all interior spaces like Kitchen & Toilets with all the services. Also covering the details of Functional space making elements with  specifications & details for loose furniture, false ceilings, partitions & paneling etc. 




Professional Practice I
Viral Arora

Professional Practice I

This course focuses on various professional practices involved in the execution and site work of the interior project which includes basic understanding of quantities, its computation for various materials and elements of interior spaces, developing estimation and specification, understanding costs with respect to any design proposal, code, Ethics & practice based on field visits and market surveys

Design Studio III (Large Office Spaces)
Dexter PereiraNeha Vin

Design Studio III (Large Office Spaces)

COURSE TITLECODETYPECREDITSHOURS
DESIGN STUDIO-IIILarge Office SpacesSPA-341ST46
COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis studio prepares the student to understand and address the challenges of designing a large Office space that includes different types and scales of activities. The focus is on specific challenges faced in work-place design - fostering a work culture, productivity, occupant health and well-being, layout flexibility, etc. This studio also explores the complex programmatic inter-relationships that are usually part of work-place design.
CURRICULUM CONTENT
Study of different types of work-places / office environments and emerging design thinking
Work-flow analysis and relationships, appropriately addressing all components of the project brief
Focus on use of design to create / enhance desired work culture, functional efficiency, indoor environment, energy efficiency, occupant health and well-being
Explore possibilities of design flexibility for alterations / modifications that may be required to be done
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
To provide a thorough understanding of the specific requirements of large Offices spaces
To provide exposure to contemporary workplace design thinking and innovations
To understand the technical aspects and building systems & services required in large offices
To understand the critical aspects related to indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, statutory codes and compliance related to health and safety
To convey that space design can go beyond the brief and add value to the project and its stakeholders
TEACHING METHODS
Case-studies (primary and secondary)
Classroom instruction / lectures for specific topics
Studio-based design exercises
One-to-one discussions with instructor
LEARNING OUTCOMES
To student will demonstrate knowledge about functional efficiency and activity relationships in an Office space
The student will apply to his/her design, the leanings from innovative and contemporary approaches to workplace design
The student's design will integrate technical knowledge about services and systems
The student's design will be compliant with applicable statutory codes and regulations
The student will be able to approximately calculate the energy consumption of the designed space
The student will demonstrate the ability to use space design as a tool for creating an exciting and innovative work-place that not only satisfies the project brief, but adds further value to it

Working Drawing I
LAVINA JAINJanhvi Patel _TA

Working Drawing I


This course focuses on equipping students with tools and techniques  to prepare a technically correct working drawing/ production drawing.The students will learn the need  and importance of working drawings and then develop the ability to read and understand such drawings. Further the student will learn and develop the skill to prepare a set of working drawings for the design of a given residential space. 

Course Curriculum

  • Identification and preparation of civil work plans, furniture layout plans, electrical & false ceiling plans, services plans at various levels in understandable detail with necessary dimensions & specifications.

  • Preparation of detailed sections, elevations, sectional elevations of interior spaces,identifying various elements of space making, finishes in all details with necessary specification and dimensions.

  • Details of all interior services with required layouts and specifications for electrical services, plumbing, lighting, etc.

  • Details of all interior space making and functional elements with necessary

  • specifications and details for loose furniture, false ceilings, partitions, paneling, flooring, staircase, dado, fenestration and of spaces like kitchens, bathrooms, toilets.

  • Details to incorporate material, hardware, fixtures, fittings, colour, texture and standards from industry.

  • Understanding and Assimilating manufacturers specification, collecting and maintaining a database of manufacturers and; manufacturers specifications for various elements of spaces.

  • Specification writing through detailed research, survey and report writing of clause by clause specifications including material, finish, method of manufacture, hardware and fittings, testing and mode of measurement.

  • Initiating and maintaining a material library based on market survey of basic materials used in residential interior space like ply- wood, glass, steel, hardware, sanitary ware, finishes, stone etc.



Design Studio-1 (Personal & Familial Spaces)
Akanksha Maglaninirali parekh

Design Studio-1 (Personal & Familial Spaces)

This course introduces the students to Ergonomic Studies for human-centric space design. Students carve out spaces based on the ergonomic studies from simple cave-like living spaces to complex volumetric space. It emphasizes the importance of ergonomics in the design for user-friendly interior and exterior spaces.  


Basics of Digital Photography
Abhishek ChoubeyJoel Fernando

Basics of Digital Photography

Introduction to digital photography aims to give a foundation on the use of digital cameras and to be able to make crisp, sound and meaningful images.


History of Graphic Design
Hashim Padiyath

History of Graphic Design

Introducing the history of graphic design, both through its objects and its contexts - social, cultural, economic, political, technical and aesthetic view to ultimately making the design student more sensitive and aware, as a future design professional. 


Capstone I
Ashima Banker

Capstone I

The main purpose of the Capstone Project is for the students to learn the application of the theoretical knowledge acquired during the course of the programme to a real life issue involving actual data in a realistic setting. During the phase of the project, students are mentored to go through the entire process of finding a solution to a real-world urban issue.

Design of Smart Objects
Parth AtulKumar Shah

Design of Smart Objects

The proposed course deals with interfacing, designing and programming various gadgets with the help of Arduino and its species. Students will learn basic programming and electronics used in for smart Automated Products which are very much needful from the design perspective. In this majority of things will be hand on e.g. circuit making on breadboard, soldering, programming, debugging and simulations. The course includes digital I/O, analog I/O,  sensor interfacing, actuator interfacing, and electro-mechanical measurements. Students are require to download Tinkercad from Autodesk (open Source) and join my class Using Class ID which I will provide. (For learning online) . At the end of the course students will be asked to design a 100% fully functional project based on UX/UI, interaction design, electronic product design, robotics and many more.                 

 


Working Drawings -1
Kishan Chauhan

Working Drawings -1

A good technical presentation of design is must to make someone understand the design.This course imparts skills related to the preparation of drawings meant for execution of work at a residential site.Necessity & understanding of working drawings, suitable drawing scales, standards of preparation of plans, sections, elevations & details, methods of showing dimensions. Details of all interior space making and functional elements with  specifications & details for loose furniture, false ceilings, partitions & paneling, etc and of spaces like kitchens, bathrooms, toilets etc incorporating material, hardware, fixtures, fittings, colour, texture and standards from industry. Initiating and maintaining a material library  of materials used in residential interior space,i.e plywood, glass, steel, hardware, sanitary ware, finishes, stone etc.



Map your Neighbourhood
Ashima Banker

Map your Neighbourhood

Neighbourhoods of a city form the smallest unit of a city. A typical neighbourhood comprises of various landuses and related activities. Though similar every neighbourhood is unique in its own sense in terms of the juxtaposition of buildings and the resultant human activities. In addition how the inside of the building is used, in an urban context, what happens between the buildings is more important. The public realm is what gives every neighbourhood its uniqueness and its soul.


The aim of this studio would be to enable students:

- How to become of the aware of the tools for mapping and visual representation of an urban area necessary to begin a creative exploration and critical evaluation and to be able to discuss possible design solutions.

- To learn how to experience the public realm through observation, to explore the intellectual, usability and aesthetic content of various elements that define a public area.

- To gain fluency in the skills involved in urban mapping, using a range of media that include free-hand and observational drawing, scaled and measured drawing, drawing by computer, physical model-making, and photography. And also to learn which tools to use where.



Basic Typography
Hashim Padiyath

Basic Typography

Students learn Typography, its history, classification, terminology and usage through lectures and assignments. They are also exposed to calligraphy and art lettering.


Design Studio-III Section-3
Sangramsinh ParmarRONAK PATELNeha Vin

Design Studio-III Section-3

This studio prepares the student to understand and address the challenges of designing a large Office space that includes different types and scales of activities. The aim is to provide skills for designing medium to larger scale office projects with emphasis on space making, elements of enclosure, and creating efficient and innovative workplace environments. Learning about and incorporating interior services like HVAC, lighting, electrical power, fire safety, security, statutory codes, etc. which play an important role in establishing efficiency, safety and aesthetics of an office. It also looks at specific challenges faced in work-place design - fostering a work culture, productivity, occupant health and well-being, etc.

Project Formulation and Finance
Subhalaxmi Mohapatra

Project Formulation and Finance

The course on Project Formulation and Finance focuses upon the identification, formulation, and design stages of an infrastructure development project cycle. It provides emphasis and guidance regarding setting project objectives and reviewing alternative approaches to solve a given development problem. It understands and emphasizes the involvement of multiple stakeholders from the outset of project identification. The program thoroughly explores the inner and outer dimensions involved in the working of project logistics, constraints, risks, execution and management necessary to deliver projects within the expected scope. The course aims at developing a logical framework which can be employed as a tool for project formulation, evaluation, financing, appraisal and management.

The course is aimed towards providing substantial foundation and background for urban development project finance. The students would receive a practical and indepth understanding of several urban development projects through lectures, activities, case studies, financial modelling and guest lectures. Students will be introduced to several key financial terms and would gain an understanding of the financial rewards generated from several projects. They will also be able to prepare project financial statements


Product Design Studio - PRO241
Hitesh Desaiparth raval

Product Design Studio - PRO241

The course provides the students with design skills to generate newer form ideas, using the Principles of

Design. The focus is to study this through 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional form manipulations in various

media.

The course lays foundation in the development of abstract forms and

appreciation of the forms in product development process.

Computer Aided Industrial Design - PRO347
parth raval

Computer Aided Industrial Design - PRO347

The focus of this course is to teach students CAD software like Fusion 360. Students will explore and

expand their design experiences by various 3D composition exercises at the same time analyzing the

same. This course will help them to execute their ideas into digital CAD format. Few advance tools like

rendering can also explored under this course structure.

Sustainable Development Goals
Abhijoy BanerjeeRattan GangadharRisha Roy

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030

Design Text and Communication
Rutvi AsharBindu Bhadana

Design Text and Communication

This course introduces students to the world of texts – article, books, movies, social media, photographs, artifacts, advertisements and more. Texts are products and objects of design. They are also means of communication. The ability to meaningfully engage with texts is key to more confident and insightful observation, analysis and articulation. Students will learn how to read texts with a critical eye. You will also learn how to produce elegant and effective texts of your own through careful use of language in a variety of (social) media and genres, both spoken and written.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this course students should be able to:

 1.     Recognize the connection between language, creative expression and communication

2.     Learn to read texts across a variety of technologies, social media and modes.

3.     Identify elements of texts as products of thoughtful design.

4.     Understand what makes for effective communication from a design and language perspective in personal and professional contexts

5.     Assess the informational quality of texts from different sources

6.     Produce texts for a variety of purposes, formats and contexts.

7.     Incorporate and respond to feedback.

8.     Practice professional presentation.

 


Visualisation and Representation -1 sec 4
Dhara DaveKavita Joshi

Visualisation and Representation -1 sec 4

The course aims to empower the students with external and internal visualization and representation skills and their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course, students will learn skills such as sketching, drawing, painting to comprehend natural and man-made structure, space, mass, volumes. The course will teach comparative study, copy work through exercises especially designed that aim the learning to use different materials, transdisciplinary expressions and imagination. This course will allow students to understand their immediate surrounding and world of imagination.

Elements of Design
Risha Roy

Elements of Design

Basic understanding towards the application of elements of design with their surroundings. The elements can inform us where to begin, what to probe, and how to analyze. The principles explain why certain orientations of lines, shapes, forms, textures and colors seem to be orderly and pleasing. The observed principles will help to visualize in a good composition. Observing and identifying the principles applied in things around us. The Gestalt laws of perceptual organization describe how we see and experience different perceptual phenomena in the world around us. The belief that the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts led to the discovery of several different phenomena that occur during perception

Technical Drawing-1 Section-1
Sangramsinh Parmar

Technical Drawing-1 Section-1

This course introduces the students to the technical representation of three-dimensional objects and spaces in the form of two-dimensional drawings. It equips the students to understand the geometry of the world around us and ways to perceive and represent spatial elements in a technically accurate way. 

Inspirations
Mohik AcharyaAbhishek Kumar

Inspirations

This course introduces students to the joys of design and architecture. It explores the field through five sources of inspiration: people, ideas, elements, beauty and space. The sources are contextualized within design to facilitate a deeper understanding among students and inspire them to assimilate it into their work. 


This course is fundamental to the journey of becoming a designer/architect as it seeks to build an understanding on which the super structure of career is erected. .



Design, Text and Communication- VII
Abhishek KumarDishunee Pandya

Design, Text and Communication- VII

This course introduces students to the world of texts – article, books, movies, social media, photographs, artefacts, advertisements and more. Texts are products and objects of design.  They are also a means of communication. The ability to meaningfully engage with texts is key to more confident and insightful observation, analysis and articulation. Students will learn how to read texts with a critical eye. You will also learn how to produce elegant and effective texts of your own through careful use of language in a variety of (social) media and genres, both spoken and written.

World Of Art and Design-1 / Section B+F
Bindu BhadanaDhara DaveKavita JoshiRatna PatelGeethanjali RamanSharmila Sagara

World Of Art and Design-1 / Section B+F

World of Art and Design is an introduction to  the evolution of mankind  from primitive till pre-industrial times through the lens of art. This course gives an overview of the history of art, focusing especially on the religious and politico-social contexts of global history that lead to the innovation of ideas through examples from visual art. The history of  art simultaneously references the histories of architecture, music, literature and design. The first semester begins with the inception of art in primitive societies, and leads up to the Industrial Revolution. The second semester traces the evolution and development of art practices following the Industrial Revolution up to contemporary art practice.



World of Art and Design-1 / Section D+E
Bindu BhadanaDhara DaveKavita JoshiRatna PatelGeethanjali RamanSharmila Sagara

World of Art and Design-1 / Section D+E

World of Art and Design is an introduction to  the evolution of mankind  from primitive till pre-industrial times through the lens of art. This course gives an overview of the history of art, focusing especially on the religious and politico-social contexts of global history that lead to the innovation of ideas through examples from visual art. The history of  art simultaneously references the histories of architecture, music, literature and design. The first semester begins with the inception of art in primitive societies, and leads up to the Industrial Revolution. The second semester traces the evolution and development of art practices following the Industrial Revolution up to contemporary art practice.


World Of Art and Design-1/ Section C+H
Bindu BhadanaDhara DaveKavita JoshiRatna PatelGeethanjali RamanSharmila Sagara

World Of Art and Design-1/ Section C+H

World of Art and Design is an introduction to  the evolution of mankind  from primitive till pre-industrial times through the lens of art. This course gives an overview of the history of art, focusing especially on the religious and politico-social contexts of global history that lead to the innovation of ideas through examples from visual art. The history of  art simultaneously references the histories of architecture, music, literature and design. The first semester begins with the inception of art in primitive societies, and leads up to the Industrial Revolution. The second semester traces the evolution and development of art practices following the Industrial Revolution up to contemporary art practice.



Contemporary Mediums in Art
Bindu BhadanaGeethanjali Raman

Contemporary Mediums in Art

This course will analyse the inception and practice of a wide range of contemporary mediums, including installation, video and live performance in art, in both national and international contexts. It will foreground this analysis within relevant historical details such as the impact of ideas and social/economic histories on the production of visual arts more broadly from the late 20th century – to the present day. Critical readings and analyses will form a key part of the course while focusing upon the contemporary genres.



World Of Art and Design-1/ Section A+G
Bindu BhadanaDhara DaveKavita JoshiRatna PatelGeethanjali RamanSharmila Sagara

World Of Art and Design-1/ Section A+G

World of Art and Design is an introduction to  the evolution of mankind  from primitive till pre-industrial times through the lens of art. This course gives an overview of the history of art, focusing especially on the religious and politico-social contexts of global history that lead to the innovation of ideas through examples from visual art. The history of  art simultaneously references the histories of architecture, music, literature and design. The first semester begins with the inception of art in primitive societies, and leads up to the Industrial Revolution. The second semester traces the evolution and development of art practices following the Industrial Revolution up to contemporary art practice.


Visualisation and Representation | Sec12
jinal doshi

Visualisation and Representation | Sec12

The course aims to empower the students with external and internal visualization and representation

skills and their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course, students will learn skills such as

sketching, drawing, painting to comprehend the natural and man-made structure, space, mass, volumes.

The course will teach comparative study, copy work through exercises especially designed that aim the

learning to use different materials, transdisciplinary expressions and imagination. This course will allow

students to understand their immediate surrounding and world of imagination.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

Upon completing this course students should be able to:

1. Improve the drawing, observation and representation skills

2. Develop an understanding of external and internal representation.

3. Develop hands-on skill to use different mediums and materials.

4. Students shall achieve skills to draw with perspective and proportions, understand mass,

volume and be able to represent in mediums.


Design, Text and Communication-IV
Subhalaxmi MohapatraDishunee Pandya

Design, Text and Communication-IV

This course introduces students to the world of texts – article, books, movies, social media, photographs, artefacts, advertisements and more. Texts are products and objects of design. They are also a means of communication. The ability to meaningfully engage with texts is key to more confident and insightful observation, analysis and articulation. Starting with a common prescribed graphic novel, students will learn how to read texts with a critical eye. They will also learn how to produce elegant and effective texts of their own through careful use of language in a variety of (social) media and genres, both spoken and written.

Design, Text and Communication-VI
Dishunee PandyaRupa Singh

Design, Text and Communication-VI

This course introduces students to the world of texts – article, books, movies, social media, photographs, artefacts, advertisements and more. Texts are products and objects of design. They are also a means of communication. The ability to meaningfully engage with texts is key to more confident and insightful observation, analysis and articulation. Students will learn how to read texts with a critical eye. You will also learn how to produce elegant and effective texts of your own through careful use of language in a variety of (social) media and genres, both spoken and written.

VISUALIZATION AND REPRESENTATION 1 : Section 13
Swati GuptaKhyati Shah

VISUALIZATION AND REPRESENTATION 1 : Section 13


As the title of the course says Visualization and Representation.

The entire course module deals with the same.

Enhancing the observational skills and sketching skills. The course deals with understanding our own surroundings and reading them in Design language.

 Introduction and importance of colours and many other materials

Understanding of light and shadow.

Understanding spaces

Introduction to basic photography.

Visits to several heritage and important places, because of  the current pandemic situation the course module will be tweaked a little.   




Visualization and Representation-1 : Section 10
Kumar ChauhanKhyati Shah

Visualization and Representation-1 : Section 10

The course aims to empower the students with external and internal visualization and representation skills and their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course students will learn skills such as sketching, drawing, painting to comprehend natural and man-made structure, space, mass, volumes. The course will teach comparative study, copy work through exercises   especially designed that aim the learning to use different materials, trans- disciplinary expressions and imagination. This course will allow students to understand their immediate surrounding and world of imagination.

Elements of Design -X
Mamta LallDishunee Pandya

Elements of Design -X

The course emphasizes the critical,  experimental and experiential understanding of the core design elements and principles. The students are encouraged to observe and identify these elements and principles in the world around them. Drawing and representation are seen as an essential act to investigate the world. The course allows students to work responsively and self critically to embrace the unpredictable intersection of the real and conceived through processes and representations. The course becomes a laboratory of varied activities in which investigations of the material world leads to imagined situations and generating abstraction.

Design Text Communication-VIII
Ashima  Sood

Design Text Communication-VIII

This course introduces students to the world of texts – article, books, movies, social media, photographs, artefacts, advertisements and more. Texts are products and objects of design. They are also means of communication. The ability to meaningfully engage with texts is key to more confident and insightful observation, analysis and articulation. Students will learn how to read texts with a critical eye. You will also learn how to produce elegant and effective texts of your own through careful use of language in a variety of (social) media and genres, both spoken and written.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this course students should be able to:

 1.     Recognize the connection between language, creative expression and communication

2.     Learn to read texts across a variety of technologies, social media and modes.

3.     Identify elements of texts as products of thoughtful design.

4.     Understand what makes for effective communication from a design and language perspective in personal and professional contexts

5.     Assess the informational quality of texts from different sources

6.     Produce texts for a variety of purposes, formats and contexts.

7.     Incorporate and respond to feedback.

8.     Practice professional presentation.

 GRADING CRITERIA

Students should review the AnantU grading policy in the academic handbook.  If anything is unclear, make an appointment with the instructor.  Here are the grading criteria for this course:

 25% In-class short writing exercises (up to 5)

20% Chosen writing project and revision

20% Peer feedback

15% Revised social media portfolio

20% Faculty jury evaluation of portfolio presentation

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100%



Visualization and Representation-1 : Section 5
Kumar ChauhanKhyati Shah

Visualization and Representation-1 : Section 5

The course aims to empower the students with external and internal visualization and representation skills and their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course students will learn skills such as sketching, drawing, painting to comprehend natural and man-made structure, space, mass, volumes. The course will teach comparative study, copy work through exercises   especially designed that aim the learning to use different materials, trans- disciplinary expressions and imagination. This course will allow students to understand their immediate surrounding and world of imagination.


Elements of Design
LAVINA JAIN

Elements of Design

Basic understanding towards the application of elements of design with their surroundings. The elements can inform us where to begin, what to probe, and how to analyze. The principles explain why certain orientations of lines, shapes, forms, textures and colors seem to be orderly and pleasing. The observed principles will help to visualize in a good composition. Observing and identifying the principles applied in things around us. The Gestalt laws of perceptual organization describe how we see and experience different perceptual phenomena in the world around us. The belief that the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts led to the discovery of several different phenomena that occur during perception


Syllabus

  1. Elements of Design: Dot, Line, Shape, two-dimensional form, Color, Space, & Texture.

  2. Principles of Design: Balance, Proportion, Contrast, Perspective, Emphasis, Harmony, Movement, Pattern.

  3. Gestalt Laws: Law of Proximity, Law of Similarity, Law of Closure, Law of Symmetry, Law of Common Fate, Law of Continuity


Elements of Design | Section 7
Ishita Das

Elements of Design | Section 7

This course introduces the students to the cognition and visual perception of basic elements and principles of 'design' - in the form of explorations in 2D compositions. It encourages them to establish connections and inter- relationships within compositions and enables them to express abstract ideas through 2D graphic representation.

Visualisation and Representation: Section 8
Abhinanda Lahiri

Visualisation and Representation: Section 8

What is the world today without visuals? Is it possible for us to imagine a world without visual representation? Everywhere we turn our heads, we encounter images that aid our lives. This course will bestow upon you a tool in the form of knowledge of how to represent what you observe with your eyes and visualise in your minds in the form of images. You are looking at a future where you will communicate in the form of images. Welcome to your first step into that. 

The course aims to empower you with external plus internal visualisation and representation skills, while enabling their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course you will learn skills such as sketching, drawing, painting that would help them to comprehend natural and man made structures, objects, space, mass, volumes as well as figures and perspectives. 

The course will teach you comparative study, re-iterate work through exercises especially designed to enhance knowledge of using different materials, trans-disciplinary expressions and imagination. 

This course will also allow you to understand your immediate surroundings and act in the creation of a tool to link your world of imagination with real time representation, aiding in visual communication. 

VISUALIZATION AND REPRESENTATION [Section 14] | MONSOON 2020
Antara PaulGeethanjali Raman

VISUALIZATION AND REPRESENTATION [Section 14] | MONSOON 2020

The course aims to empower the students with external and internal visualization and representation skills and their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course students will learn skills such as sketching, drawing, painting to comprehend natural and man made structure, space, mass, volumes. The course will teach comparative study, copy work through exercises, especially designed that aims at empowering the learners with the use of different materials, trans-disciplinary expressions and imagination. This course will allow students to understand their immediate surrounding and the world of imagination that would lay the basis for developing a distinct Visual Language and Aesthetic.

Visualisation and Representation _Monsoon_2020
Geethanjali RamanSharmila Sagara

Visualisation and Representation _Monsoon_2020

The course  aims to empower the students with  external and internal visualisation and representation skills and their eye-hand-mind-heart coordination. Through this course students will learn skills such as sketching, drawing, painting to comprehend natural and man made structure, space, mass, volumes. The course will teach comparative study, copy work through exercises   especially designed  that aim the learning to use different materials, transdisciplinary expressions and imagination. This course will allow students to understand their immediate surrounding and world of imagination. 




World of Art and Design I
Bindu BhadanaDhara DaveKavita JoshiRatna PatelGeethanjali RamanSharmila Sagara

World of Art and Design I

World of Art and Design is an introduction to  the evolution of mankind  from primitive till pre-industrial times through the lens of art. This course gives an overview of the history of art, focusing especially on the religious and politico-social contexts of global history that lead to the innovation of ideas through examples from visual art. The history of  art simultaneously references the histories of architecture, music, literature and design. The first semester begins with the inception of art in primitive societies, and leads up to the Industrial Revolution. The second semester traces the evolution and development of art practices following the Industrial Revolution up to contemporary art practice.



Technical Drawing - I Sec. 2
Devanshu Brahmakshtriya

Technical Drawing - I Sec. 2

This course introduces the students to the technical representation of three-dimensional objects and spaces in the form of two-dimensional drawings. It equips the students to understand the geometry of the world around us and ways to perceive and represent spatial elements in a technically accurate way. 

Elements of Design - Sec. 3
Devanshu BrahmakshtriyaDishunee Pandya

Elements of Design - Sec. 3

This course will explore the basic elements of design along with the principles of design.


Visualization and Representation - Sec. 1
Mohik AcharyaDevanshu Brahmakshtriya

Visualization and Representation - Sec. 1

The course will empower students to improve their visualization and representation skills with their hand - eye coordination. It includes detailed study of nature, natural objects, man-made objects, its mechanism, figure study by teaching students to draw as they see their surrounding and environment. It will help students to develop their sketching skills, drawing skills, and painting skills by exploring different mediums.