HOME CULTURES SEMINAR

PRESENTATIONS BY STUDENTS ON VARYING SUBJECTS PERTAINING URBAN HOUSING

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AAKASH JAIN

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.

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ANINDYA RAINA

A speculation into social and communal structures of the future and its implication on urban housing. 

What could be the idea of home in a hypothetical city manifested out of Individualism vs. Communal living?

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CHIRAG MEGHANI

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? 

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HARSH BHIMANI

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 ?

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HIMANI JOSHI

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. 

NAITIK TRIVEDI

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.

NANDNI SHAH

A survey focused on understanding the attitudes of users, to delineate the disparity between the spaces that people desire vs. the spaces currently being delivered in mass housing. 

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NIRAV PATEL

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. 

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RIPAL PARGI

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?   

SHREYA SHARMA

Mapping physical and psychological boundaries of a home. 

 

This study delineates the extents of varying degrees of notional boundaries that one experiences while transversing from the innermost unit of privacy to a public space. 

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VISHWA PATEL

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? 

JAHNAVI CHAVDA

A study to chart out the activities, conventionally conducted outside a traditional Indian house, and their alterations in current high-rise housing blocks?

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July -December 2020