Student Hostels | DCOOP Architects

SAVE Student Hostels | DCOOP Architects

Project Name: Student Hostels

Practice: Design Cooperative [DCOOP]

Firm Location: Mumbai, India

Completion year: 2007

Gross Built up Area: 2050 sqm per unit

Project Location: Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh

Lead Architects: Shilpa Ranade + Quaid Doongerwala

Design Team: Tapasya Katta, Tapasi Mittal

Structural Consultants: Sanjay Chikermane

Photo Credits: Rajesh Vora

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The student hostels buildings at the Y V University are designed keeping in mind the unique experience of living in a hostel – a decisive and memorable phase in a student’s life.

Cluster  Plan


Ground Floor plan


Long Elevation

The design approach consciously engages with the architectural legacy of Indian Modern Masters – a successful negotiation of tropical climates, creative use of limited resources and a concern with the production of social spaces. Yet it departs from this paradigm significantly in its playful manipulation of form and structure.

Model of the building

The spatial vocabulary evolves out of the dynamic action of modular blocks of rooms; each block ‘swivels’, ‘scoops’, or ‘slides’, and plugs-in to a central public spine The concrete screens, inspired by traditional jails, add another layer to this ensemble. Common spaces of varying scale thread through entire building knitting together shaded nooks, delicate terraces overlooking the landscape, dramatic overhangs, canopied areas, and multilevel arenas for students to occupy.



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