Ar. Rishi Vora
Ar. Hardik Dedhia (Technical guide)
Ar. Snehal Gaikwad (EVS guide)
Ar. Rajratna Jadhav, Ar. Rishi Vora, Ar. Hardik Dedhia, Ar. Ashley Fialho, Ar. Esha Tipnis, Ar. Mythili Kowshik-Shetty, Ar. Yagnik Bathija
“Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot
Symbiosis is the type of relationship where there is a connection between two elements while keeping in opposition (conflict). Symbiotic relations are of 4 types namely, Mutualism, Parasitism, Commensalism, Ammensalism.
Can a site and ultimately the design be an example of “Mutually Symbiotic Interaction” in a place where there is a blurred edge between land and water?
There are a few considerations and assumptions made before we introduce the programs: The approach is futuristic imagining the situation around 30-40 yrs down the line, where the communities reside in secularism. Considering the acceptance of new concepts, the programs are proposed (but the symbiotic relation brings the connection of retaining traditional values in the new techniques). Thus the project aims to change the way we accept “DEATH” and the process of the funeral/ burial/ cremation of the dead.
The conclusion of the project takes us back to the initial case of rendering the site on a coastal edge as a symbiotically strong site with opportunities to create various such tangible as well as intangible relations of all the elements. The Design talks about the past, the present, and the future in some or the other way.