Ar. Nachiket Kalle
Ar. Rohit Shinkre, Ar. Shripad Bhalerao, Ar. Yashwant Pitkar, Ar. Sulakshana Bhanushali, Ar. Nachiket Kalle, Ar. Shruti Barve, Ar. Akbar Biviji, Ar. Harshada Bapat Shintre
Since the beginning, geometric order and chaos have coexisted in architectural and urban constructions. These patterns together form a complex organisation that can be seen in the natural world. The geometric order helps in establishing a sense of harmony and monumentality whereas chaos breathes new life into the architectural space and adds a unique depth to it. When chaos is removed from an architectural arrangement, the composition becomes monotonous and when there is no geometric rule applied, the composition becomes illegible. Therefore, a balance between the two is necessary in order to appreciate the architectural space quality.
There exists different patterns of order and chaos which aids in the functioning of the complex environment. They exist together in architecture and can be studied by understanding the concept of modular architecture. At a micro scale, modules can be seen as an assembly of both : order and chaos in a controlled environment. Modular architecture is seen as a way forward for the current construction scenario. Rapid urbanisation and industrialisation has lead to the constantly changing needs of the users. In today’s environment, quality of life plays the most important role in order to sustain oneself and this can be improved by providing the user the maximum flexibility to reconfigure their spatial needs.
Modular architecture is considered to be rigid and in simple order. This takes the idea of freedom from the user. Therefore, reducing the flexibility of both the space and module. To advance with the world, the architecture needs to adapt to the circumstances and user’s needs. Using and finding a methodology that can help to include the fourth dimension time in our architecture designs which can cater to the uncontrollable chaos.
Analysis of simple & complex ordering in the built environment