Theory of Structures + Architectural Building Construction and Materials
Ar. Rohit Karekar
Ar. K. V. Parmeshwar,
Ar. Rohit Karekar,
Ar. Hardik Dedhia,
Ar. Kanak Kashayp,
Ar. Pranay Bhavsar.
Ar. Rajesh Shelke
The Tech workshop opened a new and unventured area for the students.
After the structure was completed, a load was placed over it, which elucidated the load transfer in the form. It led to decoding the integral joineries and understanding the nature of the material used.
After understanding the basics and applying them in the design, these were the conclusions:
• Having a defined foundation/support.
• Every member of the structure defines the structure.
• Too many joints are bad; a moderate number of joints is good.
• Centre of gravity is the deciding factor.
The design consists of two supports at opposite corners held together by a horizontal platform that runs through their extensions. The underlying principle is that the weight is evenly distributed by the platform and then transferred to the ground through the supports. The orientation and thickness of the existing two supports compensate for the absence of two required supports.