SEDA – Urban Design Studio…Studio brief…

Traditionally, bazaars(markets) have always played role of key public places in the evolution of cities. Being a public place, the streets, the thoroughfares, the chawks (squares), and the maidans (plaza), have always had a distinct relationship with the bazaars.

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CEPT…Studio-III…Stage-3

Finally, second stage exploration came to an end yesterday(17/09/2014), at the CEPT studio. Prof Gurdev visited the studio and gave his comments to the students on their second-stage models.

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CEPT…Building Materials & Joinery…Exercise-1 (Theory)…

‘Building Materials and Joinery’ is an introductory course in construction for the first year architecture students at CEPT. As discussed in the previous post on the same subject, the aim of the course is to give an idea of all the prevalent building construction materials, and joinery in the same materials. 

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CEPT…Studio-III…Review and second stage…

The first stage of the project, which started three weeks ago, has almost come to an end. During this phase, students have been trying to exhaust the topic with abstract models. A desk-to-desk review  was held last Thursday(14/08/14), where students presented their studies, and the models.

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Navrachana…Studio-III…Review and second stage…

The first stage of the project, which started three weeks ago, has almost come to an end. During this phase, students have been trying to exhaust the topic with abstract models. A desk-to-desk review was held last Thursday(14/08/14), where students presented their studies, and the models.

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CEPT…Studio-III…drifting begins…

We intend to have full day sessions at CEPT with Prof Gurdev on every alternate Saturdays of the month. Last Saturday we had our first full day session of the semester at CEPT. Some of the Navrachana students also visited CEPT studio, along with Prof Gurdev, and interacted with CEPT students.

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CEPT…Building Materials and Joinery…Day-1

On last Wednesday (06/08/2014) we had the first class for the ‘Building Materials & Joinery’ course, for the newly arrived batch of first year students. The construction stream at the undergraduate level has been reworked with the new curriculum.

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Navrachana…Studio-III…

The new semester at Navrachana began on 14th July,2014, a week before CEPT. Second year students, at Navrachana also, were given a time-problem during first week of the semester, after which the main exercise started.

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CEPT…Studio-III…obvious and beyond obvious…

The students tried to understand the topic by looking at videos and other sources of information. The idea here was not to conduct a scientific analysis; but rather observe the form, or the changes in form during motion; the concentration, flow, or sudden release of energy

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CEPT…Studio-III…Image finalization…

Although the focus in the first two weeks was on the time-problem, the students were asked to simultaneously look for the images for their main project. They were also given some images by the faculty from which they could choose. Following are some images given by the faculty.

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CEPT…Studio-III…Main Project introduction…

The main project of the studio was also introduced to the students on the first day of the semester(21/07/2014) alongwith the time-problem. The students were given a small presentation by Prof Gurdev explaining the whole process of the studio, and they were handed over the following brief.

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