final jury of the second year project today. i was very pleased with the result. the students had done a terrific job and according to us the growth rate in so many of them was great. the project had asked them to develop projects for themselves in between two terrains- the first that they measured and drew- a monastery, a palace, a market and a village; and the second a conceptual terrain that we built loosely around the themes of history and memory. some of the projects developed fairly sophisticated approaches, others at least had interesting architectural ideas. the load bearing question was pushed to the extreme that it could. next year they make working drawings for these. some images below.
devika's sound box for chants
vishal's graveyard of princely states
apurva and her model of the museum that changes every minute of the day
maitri's mad models of the monks' rooms of their own
nikhar's exhibition space/ landmark
nupoor choreographing a confrontation between the memorabilia of the tourist and the memories of the locals.
kairav housing the monks
vyoma revealing the palace
samarth widens the stair into an amphitheater
sifa contracts and expands space in a spiral