Balwant Sheth School of Architecture, NMIMS, Mumbai India
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sea Sand Structures
BSSA IAAC Joint Workshop
A three day joint workshop (19th-21st January 2010) is conducted simultaneously at BSSA, Mumbai and IAAC, Barcelona.
A Vertical Studio comprising of students from the Second and the Third Year have collaborated into groups to analyze and respond to the heterogenous condition of a land-sea "fringe" condition that skirts the island city of Mumbai. It is an interesting opportunity is to see an array of diverse proposals.
Mumbai enjoys diverse fringe conditions ranging from natural to those that have evolved with activities such as religious, recreational and occupational.
In each circumstance specific parameters from land and sea conditions are derived to generate structures that colonize the fringe.
The Sites selected include:
An open ended, process based studio is encouraged where each group determines a specific criteria to be addressed and renders them into 3 dimensional built constructs such as pavilions, installations, environments.