Rachana’s Diary (3rd Place)

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Student Name
Manan Seth
DAC - Academy's Recess - Rethinking Amphitheatre Area
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Competition Brief:
Academy's Recess proposes the generation of architectural ideas for outdoor activities for the institution's amphitheatre area while retaining the original functionality of the space. Interaction and Activity in a natural environment is the key focus of the competition.
Narrative:
Rachana’s Diary is a personal-public diary , in the form of petals, constituting clusters to mimic the iconic tree of Rachana Sansad College. Students are meant to write, rewrite, draw and scribble what they want or feel. It is a small memento recording your thoughts periodically. Due to area constraints & less availability of open spaces the intervention was decided to be proposed on an elevated height. In order to maintain dignity and glory of the iconic(fallen)tree , the diary is designed to mimic the tree as well as establish the beginning of a new age.

A new age starts every year, with first coming and fifth year students graduating. With new age comes new thoughts, new personalities. The diary is the evidence of the variable change of thoughts, personalities & ideas. It shows such changes by the change in colors and textures of petals and their clusters.

The diary is meant to be present every time, be it at orientation, in college night stays, while enjoying “Kartik’s idlis” or while graduation. It can be given to the students during convocation as a souvenir of college life.
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