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Semester
Subject
Student Name
Krissh Chavan, Vaishnavi Gurnalkar, Krishna Khurusane, Prajakta Pai, Abhishek Suryavanshi
Allied Design - Landscape
IV
Ar. Swapna Hankare, Ar. Devayani Upasani, Ar. Swati Desai, Ar. Shweta Sonakia
Studio Conductors
Ar. Swapna Hankare, Ar. Devayani Upasani, Ar. Swati Desai, Ar. Shweta Sonakia

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The site is a ravine, with granite mountains soaring heights, covered in pine forests, and the
Storelva river flowing along the valley. The architecture is designed along an existing pathway
that leads to the old mining sites. It is experienced as a journey along this pathway starting from the service buildings viz. The parking and toilets, then along the pathway a cafeteria and then the gallery museum and a staging area, the journey ends at the mining sites. The region exhibits difficult terrain but magnificent scenery, thus the placement of the structures is in accordance with creating vantage points to capture most of the diverse landscape from within, regardless of the terrain. The sites chosen are such that the sightlines from the individual structures do not disturb one another, and the structures though physically isolated remain visually connected (appear connected) as one approaches the journey. Landscape thus plays a key role in the experience from the outside and the architecture is simple black boxes that are supported on a laminated timber frame. The textural quality and color palette of the chosen materials is in conformity with the landscape, thus most of the material is sourced from the region itself such as the natural stone from Hardinger and local timber. The architect has intentionally used zinc as a material for certain features to connect the architecture with the mining industry. The project exhibits duality in multiple aspects, the stark difference between the experience of the landscape and the experience within the structures explores this aspect. The relationship between the landscape and architecture is also dual wherein at times the blackboxes complement the gray rock formations, and at times they stand out in contrast with the green cover (summer) another aspect of camouflage is experienced when snow takes over the landscape (winter). The journey along the pathway comprising discoveries and complexities uses landscape to create an experience that makes the users feel as strenuous as the life of the miners were. Variety of the landscape strives to be bound together as an experience, through the movement along the pathway unfolding Unity in the architecture of the individual pavilions.

Allmannajuvet Zinc Museum By Peter Zumthor

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