GAME OF LIFE `10 ( from the Exhibition @ The Corridor) The second year design workshop was based on ‘The Game of Life’, a cellular automation devised by British mathematician John Conway in 1970. The underlying concept behind ‘The Game of Life’ was used to decode several instances of emergence and selforganization in nature. Focused observations and investigations of these phenomenons led to construction of physical and digital models, created for habitable and ergonomic use.
EMERGENCE `09 (the Exhibition @ The Corridor) Based on the reader Emergence: “The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software” by Steven Johnson, the studio conducted six weeks research into emergent patterns and behaviours observed in nature whereby entities or elements governed by simple local rules can perform complex global operations. They are self organized bottom-up systems that can adapt and respond to changing environmental conditions.
Canopy BSSA Installation//Amphitheater
GROWTH AND FORM `08 (the Exhibition @ The Corridor) Based on the reader “On Growth and Form” by D'Arcy Thompson, the studio investigated the relationship between growth, evolution and adaptation of systems in nature to their corresponding formal attributes. The Act and Process of Growth (such as Cellular, Parasitic, Symbiotic, Geometric, Aggregations) and its implied effect on form were analyzed and experimental spatial models were developed.
The material[corrugated boxboard] provided initial cues in deciding the installations specifications. It is a direct choice of the context of the city[mumbai] - ‘value addition’ and ‘regenerative usage’. It is modular, structurally self-sufficient and works on geometric principles of the diagonal and the rhombus. A modular-system aids in creating a base which can be modified in accordance with the site conditions - tree-covers, spans and spatial gestures. Generically implied,
each pod is like an inhabitant within a larger entity and aims to fit in with its surroundings to create the entity in its
entirety - distorted, free, determined, coherent and dependent. A modular system with
defined constraints of the site[kala ghoda amphitheter] and the city tries to capture the various forces that define the site and the city. Metaphorically, each packaging box module represents a Mumbaikar; their distortion similar to an individuals state of mind; and each Mumbaikar connected by a string of circumstances. The canopy overall depicts the city of Mumbai, denser
at the places it can thrive and sparser at others.
Balwant Sheth School of Architecture
Process models and production images
The college was initiated in 2007 and has ever since been analyzing behavioral sciences and experimenting with new tools and techniques that assimilate it in a contemporary design expression. The corridor at the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture, transforms into an experimental laboratory every year. Students from the 1st
Components joined at one of the faces, forming a row here
year and the 2nd year work on large
models and installations, some of which you can stand under or sit on. One can experience different qualities of light, scale and space in the exhibition. Some of the readers of the year include: 2008- Growth and Form 2009- Emergence 2010- Game of Life
Transformation of the packaging material into a pod
Canopy Installation Team Members Amal Roowala, Dhwani Shah, Faris Mohammed, Gaurav Jhunjhunwala, Gaurav Sardana, Kavan Shah, Khozema Jawadwala, Kshiti Shah, Pakshal Sanghvi, Pinal Desai, Saurabh Mhatre, Snigdha Agrawal, Tanuj Jain.
OTHER WORKS Platform// Parking Lot/ Kalaghoda Barcelona Exhibition 2010// Level 5/ Mithibai Campus/ JVPD Mumbai
Balwant Sheth School of Architecture NMIMS University Level 5, Mithibai College Campus, JVPD, Mumbai.
The college was initiated in 2007 and has ever since been analyzing behavioral sciences and experimenting with new tools and techniques that assimilate it in a contemporary design expression.
MAP INTERACTIONS// STREET FURNITURE The furniture was specifically designed for the Kala Ghoda festival in order to house the exhibits within it. The form is suggestive and leads people onto areas for viewing, sitting and daily interactions. The low undulating surface encourages people to move closer the exhibits and intermingle with each other. The street furniture is made of corrugated sheets, resulting in a structurally sound system of components.
Some of the readers of the year include 2008- Growth and Form 2009- Emergence 2010- Game of Life
The corridor at the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture , transforms into an experimental laboratory every year. Students from the 1st year and the 2nd year work on large models and installations, some of which you can stand under or sit on. One can experience different qualities of light, scale and space in the exhibition.
Balwant Sheth School of Architecture NMIMS University
GAME OF LIFE’ 10 ( from the exhibition @ The Corridor) The second year design workshop was based on ‘The Game of Life’, a cellular automation devised by British mathematician John Conway in 1970. The underlying concept behind ‘The Game of Life’ was used to decode several instances of emergence and self organization in nature. Focused observations and investigations of these phenomenons led to construction of physical and digital models, created for habitable and ergonomic use. LOCUSTS// SELF SYNCHRONIZATION
RAT MOLE // REGULATING HEAT EXCHANGE
Team: Ashwini Dhamankar/ Batul Tinwala/ Dhaval Chheda/ Divya Kapuria/ Mahek Lalan/ Malika Singh/ Palak Kothari/ Pankti Sanganee/ Poojan Shah/ Prachi Donde/ Sonia Bhattacharjee/ Varun Gala
CANOPY// AMPHITHEATER/ KALAGHODA BCN BSSA 2010// LEVEL 5/ MITHIBAI CAMPUS/ JVPD
TRIMESTER XI URBAN DESIGN - JUHU
JUHU STUDIES As part of the urban design studio, the suburban area of Juhu was selected. Detailed demographic and programmatic studies of the area were carried out along with studying the existing infrastructure of the area. The studies were aimed at identifying emergent urban conditions in the area and understanding their impact on social, economic, infra-structural and ecological development of the area. DEMOGRAPHY _PERMANANT
LAND USE PLAN
FIGURE GROUND PLAN
* markets * waterfront * la rambla * gaudi * old town * BCN - BSSA 2010 EXHIBITION STUDY TRIP : BARCELONA
WATERFRONT Barcelona's waterfront was an old industrial land cut off from pedestrians by a highway. The growth in the city was once focused away from the waterfront, exemplified by the placement of its highway near the water, cutting it off from the rest of Barcelona and making it a polluted site. However, the city's plan for the 1992 Olympic Games changed it all. The highway was put underground, thus reconnecting the city with its water-front. And new beaches, parks, and neighborhoods filled the newly open land.
The La Rambla is a tourist pedestrian street, in central Barcelona that contains shops ,various stalls that appeal to the tourists ,markets and street performers .It begins from the center of the old part of town , Placa del Catalunya, to the port area and ends via a bridge at a entertainment centre. A 1.2 kilometer-long tree-lined pedestrian mall between Barri Gothic and El Raval, it connects placa Catalunya in the center with the Christopher Columbus monument at Port Vell. It was originally a small street flowing outside the city walls. It is the most cosmopolitan street of Barcelona with the greatest diversity of people including passerby ,shoppers,civil servants,street musicians and dancers
* markets * waterfront * la rambla * gaudi * old town * BCN - BSSA 2010 EXHIBITION
CCCB : one of the most visited exhibition and art centre in the city. Placa Reial : square in the Barri GĂ˛tic of Barcelona and constitutes a well-known touristic attraction, especially at night. Caixa Forum : is a museum showcasing exhibitions of ancient, modern and contemporary art. MACBA : is a museum of contemporary art consisting of workshops, publications and conference spaces. Placa Espanya : prominent square, a major transportation hub Barcelona Pavillion : designed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, an example of modern architecture made of materials such as marble and travertine.
STUDY TRIP : BARCELONA