Ar. Esha Tipnis
Ar. Rajratna Jadhav, Ar. Rishi Vora, Ar. Hardik Dedhia, Ar. Ashley Fialho, Ar. Esha Tipnis, Ar. Mythili Kowshik-Shetty, Ar. Yagnik Bathija
Water and land having different tactile senses are perceived as different entities which makes their intersection interesting.What is the transition between these vast differences? How does the intervention of an edge further define their boundaries?
The experiences depend upon the amount of contact that we come across with the waterbody. Many coastal communities have made water their home, a source of livelihood and occupation making the coast a point of celebration as much as a workplace.
In the event of interjecting this edge, we have compromised the natural systems of ecology and the resilient cover of the mangroves and marine vegetation. This puts coastal communities and all of the closely associated built fabric at risk. We are parasites of infestations. The question is to discuss the extent of the infestation.
At this point, our figure-ground maps change to figure-ground-water.
The expanse of the horizon, boundary where the sky meets the sea and its reflecting quality are often the pleasurable points of architecture near water. However, water is also a resource. It is a source of energy generation. The architecture of generation/production could have a different view if combined with architecture for leisure/pleasure.