Ar. Devyani Deshmukh Upasani
Ar. Anisha Mehta, Ar. Chintan Shah, Ar. Devyani Deshmukh Upasani, Ar. Mythili Shetty, Ar. Neha Panchal, Ar. Parnavi Karandikar Ar. Rishi Vora, Ar. Shivani Mehta, Ar. Yagnik Bathija
Kaushal Vikas Kendra is an ITI Centre. It is a new learning environment and a product of functional needs and the village's cultural landscape. It includes programs of carpentry and Sewing Technician.
To inform the nature of the program, design cues were allotted, giving me discuss as action, cover as operation and narrow as spatial experience.
The word narrow here is explored with respect to shadow and light. The tapering entrance to the ITI centre gives the feeling of narrowness.
The courtyard has a canopy that gives the feeling of cover and protection just like a tree. The Criss cross of bamboos shows the hypothetical exchange of ideas. The ground floor has the carpentry classroom with a landscape which represents the informal spaces in the houses of the village.
Admin area is at level 00m which is differentiated from the classroom area.
Workshops are an integral part of any ITI centre where screening educational videos is a major activity so it was important for me to build the recreational area not only as a place to chat but also as a space for screening which when needed, can be used for small events.
This ITI centre is tied up with local building materials such as bricks and glass which gives the feeling of contemporary vernacular architecture while the roof is made up of wood shingles.