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Samskara, Made in India © 2014 Anshika Varma

Teaching

Gurgaon, SSAA University

The objective of this workshop was to initiate an in depth experiential understanding of architecture and to stimulate the further contemplation of it as a synthesis of spatial qualities, materials, technologies; behavioural, social and cultural values. The method of direct engagement began with the reconstruction of models of selected case-studies. Teams of 3-5 students focused on each case-study, and analyzed the various aspects of architecture after understanding it integrally and inside-out. Through comparison with other case-studies within the workshop the reflection led to the discovery of the underlying strategies that are the common ground in the various projects beyond the apparent differences in choice of materials, technologies and program. While students concentrated on a single project using one particular building technology and a single method of model-making, the outcome was their wider exposure to the whole group’s findings, as the individual projects will be always analysed in the context of other projects through comparison. The case studies that will form the basis of this investigation are a selection of built projects of Anupama Kundoo Architects.
THINKING WITH THE HANDS
Sushant School of Art and Architecture (SSAA)

Gurgaon, India

February 2014

Director: Anupama Kundoo

Main assistant: Ali Dabirian

Team tutors: Ankit Mittal, Shweta Jain

Workshop Team: Yashoda Joshi and Sonali Phadnis

Visual Communication: Prof. Gerd Fleischmann

Shusant Students: Abhinav Thakur, Akanksha Sharma, Apeksha Kakkar, Ashish Mathur, Chirag Deipakk, Chirag Ahluwalia, Debdeep Dam, Deepanshu, Diksha, Divya Aroop Khanna, Eesha Bajaj, Gauraangi Vipin, Gautam Sethi, Harshit Bagai, Himani, Lavanya, Mahima Agarwal, Malika Grover, Manat, Mareena Thomas, Muneeb, Pratibha, Prerna Balhara, Pritish Raj Srivastava, Rajat Munjal, Rashmi Singh, Rohan, Sanjana Verma, Sanya Chopra, Saransh Seth, Shekhar Dahiya, Shivam Trehan, Shravni Kochar, Shreya Ahuja, Shuchi Mishra, Snigdha, Sonal Gupta, Tanvi Aggarwal, Vaibhavi Rana, Vanshika and Vishwas.