A SET OF ANCIENT MAPS FROM ANCIENT GREEK & ROMAN RECORDS OF PLINY & PTOLEMY PROVING ITS EXISTENCE.
NARRATORIUM MUZIRIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, KERALA IMPORTANCE A LOST & FOUND , 2000 YEAR OLD INDIAN TRADE LINK WITH THE GREEKS & ROMANS, MOTHER OF INDIAN PORTS,
A NODAL PORT OF THE ANCIENT SPICE ROUTE , MUCIRIPATTANAM - PORT OF MUCIRI - MUZIRIS.
EMBEDDED HISTORY LAYERS OF HERITAGE HIDDEN AWAY BENEATH OUR FEET
AWARENESS AWARENESS AN AN IDEA IDEA OF OF ARCHAEO-TOURISM ARCHAEO-TOURISM
EXPLORED THROUGH EXPLORED BY ARCHAEOLOGY ARCHAEOLOGY
ECO-TOURISM ECO-TOURISM NARRATING NARRATING HISTORY HISTORY INTERACTIVE INTERACTIVE && INFORMAL INFORMAL LEARNING LEARNING
EXPLAINED & & EXPLAINED EXPERIENCED THROUGH EXPERIENCED THROUGH ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECTURE
A MAP OF ANCIENT TRADE ROUTES BY LAND & SEA.
HYPOTHESIS: HYPOTHESIS: Historical remnants, Architectural or Non-Architectural, perceived as a representative of Past,
physically exists in the present too. They are a part of the REALM. This existence of the past in the Present - challenges the whole notion of the term ‘historic’ itself due to its
Potential to hold more history.
Further, at present, the above has gone unnoticed as these historic references Are experienced isolated by the context they’re ‘preserved in, leading to their
architecture - A responsive medium architecture - A responsive medium respond to this past? - should it not continue to undergo Transformations relevant to the present & add to the existing history, Thus creating a PALIMPSEST ? - should it not serve as a language or an interactive tool to relate the past with the present ? - should it not
Site & project justiď€ cation
Intervention - An Architectural Narrative to the site Urban scale approach, the Visitor center would add to the existing Muziris Biennale circuiit & to the Kerala tourism. The site is one of the largest exploration sites of its kind in India dating back to 2 BC A potential site of Value, Richness in History, Heritage & being a recent discovery (2007 - in progress) On an
THE KOLUMBA ART MUSEUM BY PETER ZUMTHOR.
CASTELVICHIO MUSEUM BY CARLO SCARPA
the Pattanam Archaeological site proves valid. Ongoing trends of Archaeology, Tourism, Musealization of World Heritage Sites, Public awareness of respecting & preserving such sites through - Architectural Interventions - Documentation - Digitization - Practice of Archaeo - tourism - Sustainable / Eco-tourism - CYARK initiatives Such an Architecture would add a layer of value to the site - protect it from decay &
misuse - sense of respect & public awareness. These necessitate need for a sensitive Architectural statement that is site bound & Contemporary in nature - innovative & Sustainable. A responsive & responsible architecture that narrates the hidden away history of the site & become a center for learning.
case studies 1 2
Source & image courtesy - www.cyark.org
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, GOA
ruin site studies literature studies 1 ARIKAMEDU, PUDUCHERRY
1 LENGGONG VALLEY VISITOR CENTER, MALAYSIA
HILL PALACE MUSEUM, THRIPPUNITHURA, KERALA FORT MUSEUM, FORT St.GEORGE,CHENNAI GOA STATE MUSEUM, PANJIM, GOA MUSEUM OF KERALA HISTORY, EDAPALLY, KOCHI.
site documentation - major archaeological remains
2 NINGBO HISTORIC MUSEUM WANG SHU, AMATEUR ARCHITECTURE STUDIO YINZHOU NINGBO,ZHEJIANG,CHINA 2 ST. AUGUSTINE'S TOWER GOA 3 NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM / BERNARD TSCHUMI ARCHITECTS, ATHENS, GREECE
T O P O G R A P H Y
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L O C A T I O N
C O N T E X T
K E R A L A
P A R A V O O R P A T T A N A M
-4500 mm +1500 mm
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CONTOUR INTERVAL : 500 MM LOWEST POINT : -2500 MM HIGHEST POINT : +3250 MM (reference : road as +/- 0 mm)
E R N A K U L A M
H Y D R O L O G Y
S I T E
ACCESS & PROXIMITY
D A T A
FISHERMEN & LIG & MIG COIR WORKERS HOUSES
AREA - 78.53 ACRES 275 M To PERIYAR RIVER 1890 M To ARABIAN SEA
SOIL - CLAYEY & LATERITE WATER TABLE - 18M VEGETATION - DENSE (COCONUT TREES, BAMBOO, RAINTREES)
S I T E P L A N
D E N S I T Y
C L I MD A A T T I A C
SUN PATH & WIND DIRECTION
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HIG - MERCHANTS & TRADERS
CONCEPT & IDEA
ACTUAL ARTEFACTS EXHIBIT
exhibit space : - to house the archaeological nds of the site. these range from huge amphorae of wine & oil to tiles, bricks & pottery shards & tiny ornaments to tools.
supporting facilities : - gallery spaces -
recovery lab conservation lab treatment lab storage admin spaces staff room & toilets public facilities archive room conference hall commercial unit
h o l o g r a p h i c m u s e u m
v i r t u a l r e a l i t y w a l k
exhibit space : - to contain display units & gallery for containing reconstructed artifacts. - to present digitized data of other heritage sites across the world with a motive to bring world heritage to the public as well as to archive permanently for the future.
supporting facilities : - 3d gallery spaces - digital reconstruction & scan lab - digital data archive room - electronic facilities - storage - children activity center
amenities: - library - auditorium - café - guest house units for visiting professionals
walkway: the nal part of the experience is a unique walk experiencing the past in its present through augmented reality. purely technical, supported by google glass which superimposes past in its excavated context for a live understanding .
supporting facilities : - elevated walkway / open theater - live excavation sites - articial site for experiencing archaeology hands on for all age groups. this supports in the musealization of archaeology itself.
DESIGN DERIVATIVES CONSERVATION | MYSTERY | DEPTH | HISTORY | AGING | LAYERED | RUINS | RUSTIC | UNDERSTANDING | LEARNING | AWARENESS| RESPECT | THE ABOVE TERMS SHAPED THE AIM OF THE DESIGN TOWARDS AN EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH.
-SUBTERRANEAN EXPERIENCE DEPICTING DEPTH & LAYERING - A RUSTIC AESTHETIC THAT CONTEMPLATES THE RUINS - A SPACE FOR LEARNING BY INTERACTION WITH THE SITE - TO CREATE MYSTERY THROUGH SPACES OF TRANSITION - VOLUMES, LIGHT, TEXTURES ETC.
DESIGN PROCESS SKETCHES :
CONCEPT STARTED OF TAKING UP THE STRUCTURE OF NARRATIVE 47 INTRODUCTION | CLIMAX | RESOLUTION AS A BASIS TO SEQUENCE THE SPACES. EVOLVED INTO A STORY TELLING PROCESS WITH PARALLEL STORIES IN THE BUILDING & OUTSIDE.
NARRATIVE 1 NARRATIVE 2
THIS BECAME THE KEY CONCEPT AS THE DESIGN PROGRESSED AS OF ARCHITECTURE CAN DEPICT & NARRATE LAYERS OF EMBEDDED HISTORY THROUGH AN UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.
14 13 12
15 11 9 8 5 4
site plan 2
LEGEND 1- entry 2- parking 3- pond 4- lobby 5- key gallery 6- exposition gallery 1 7- viewing gallery 8- holographic gallery 9- trench gallery 10- well 11- learning center (amphitheater) 12- observation tower 13- admin 14- research lab & library 15- walkway 16- trench covers
2 3 1
1- EXPOSITION 2 - MAJOR SPINE 3 - DARK GALLERY 4 - ACTIVITY AREA 5 - ADMIN/RESEARCH 6 - EXPLORATION
FINDING TANGIBLE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE SITE, HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE LED TO A SITE BOUND & SITE ORIGINATED DESIGN
THE ARCHITECTURE PROGRESSED TOWARDS ADAPTING TO THE SITE, IT’S CONDITIONS, MATERIALS, TOPOGRAPHY DEALING WITH CLIMATIC FACTORS OF KERALA. +14 M +8 M +6 M plan - +2.8m
relating to the site -site originated design positioning sense of respect by standing adjacent & not on the site built form
-positioning based on sensitivity -visual & physical relation with the site
stepped well as a public space : site feature re-structuring the old ring well into a 600 year old ring well stepped well shapes up as a key gallery point of origin for the design adaptive & site originated design idea conserving relative history a processional pathway treating key gallery as a key space connecting all the spaces
SECTION @ AA’
play of volumes : gradual increase in volume creating an experience of the user totally immersed in the space
AHU & ELEC
+/-0 M HOLOGRAPHIC GALLERY
ENTRY GALLERY 1
LOBBY 55 m
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GALLERY 2 -2M
-6M OBSERVATION TOWER
MULTIPURPOSE GALLERY KEY GALLERY
VIEWING DECK +2.5M
PLAN @ LEVEL +2.8 M
block module dictates independency spaces enclosed are intra-related massy outlook
re-orienting dictates independency spaces enclosed are intra-related massy outlook
SECTION @ AA’
re-organizing dictates independency spaces enclosed are intra-related massy outlook simplistic
corten steel as facade material to depict aging through architecture
SECTION @ bb’
+0 M HOLOGRAPHIC GALLERY
LEARNING CENTER VIEWING GALLERY GALLERY 2 -2M
+/- 0 M GALLERY 1
WITH CERTAIN ARCHITECTURAL REMAINS BENEATH, THE SITE ITSELF HAD TO BE TREATED AS A MUSEUM. RATHER THAN TREATING THE SUBTERRANEAN REMAINS AS A BARRIER TO CONNECT THE BUILT FORM TO, WAS APPROACHED SENSITIVELY THROUGH CONSTRUCTION.
PLAN @ LEVEL +0.8 M VIEWING DECK
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view 2 E
SECTION EE’ +/- 0 M GALLERY 2 VIEWING GALLERY
PLAN @ LEVEL - 2.5 M
scale : 1:500 D’
VIEW FROM TOWER
GALLERY 1 - ARTEFACTS EXHIBIT
Walkway - illustration of the visual expperience
GALLERY 11 - HOLOGRAPHIC GALLERY
FR W VIE
GALLERY 111 - TRENCH GALLERY
WEST ELEVATION FRONT ELEVATION FRONT AREIAL VIEW
sloped rcc roof
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF ROOFS
corten steel roofs with skylight
lightweight trench covers of steel walls
FRONT AREIAL VIEW
JOINERY DETAILING Laterite walls Corten steel fixture
tile stacked ventilators
B.Arch - Architecture Design Thesis