HOME CULTURES SEMINAR
PRESENTATIONS BY STUDENTS ON VARYING SUBJECTS PERTAINING URBAN HOUSING
A study of spatial alterations, additions and modifications made by homeowners as an act of personalisation.
Details of architectural elements, that encourage numerous means of personalisation are identified through this study. Read about Aakash's observations on varying scales of alterations in different homes within one apartment block.
An enquiry into auditory experiences of Indian homes.
Through this study, Chirag is questioning the disparity between the visual and auditory relationships that users experience in home. The case studies illustrate nuances of daily engagements of users with one another, emerging out of sounds in their homes. Can we design to encourage pleasant auditory experiences in urban housing?
A study to map personal territories of different users within a shared realm of home.
How do people organise themselves within a shared space and identify their corners of respite, amidst their daily functions ? Which spatial characteristics allow for contemplative experiences ?
Mapping physical and psychological boundaries of a home.
This study delineates the extents of notional boundaries of security, familiarity and comfort around a dwelling, that emerge out of our experiences, memories and immediate surroundings.
An inquiry into the relevance of Habraken's theory of Support and Infill in the Indian context.
This study proposes a manifesto, envisaging a future wherein housing production is guided by the Support and Infill theory. It further elaborates upon the challenges, possibilities and benefits of this system.
A set of design guidelines, drafted to help design an opportune living room for an Indian family.
This study questions the current set of activities conducted in a typical living room and how more activities can be facilitated by revising the spatial configuration of the unit.
An inquiry into viability of constructing movable walls for low-income housing in India.
This study charts out the notions, relevance and challenges pertaining flexibility in mass housing. Why are movable walls not prominently delivered as a plausible solution to the need for flexibility in housing?
A study to identify different natures of private spaces, marked and preferred by users of varying age groups in a given family.
How do people locate their private space in a house? Which spatial configurations allow for private cocoons to co-exist amidst a shared space?