Ayushi Mahajan, Miriam Thomas, Yusra Zahoor
Ar. Prerna Thakar
The exercise aims to look at the Relationship and co-existence of Built & Natural Environments by understanding the built forms that were developed by the people, in the context of - the climate, and analyze how the design emerged efficiently. We understood the geography and history of the settlements the structures were built, and also the merits and demerits of the built form and drew the reasons for them to be long lasting. We studied in depth the planning, zoning, orientation, and form envelope, openings, structure, material, roof and floor, internal layout, services, and the community layout.
The outcome was a network map divided according to the four elements derived from a systematic approach based on the 'Four Elements' concept (fire, water, earth, air) that according to ancient philosophy are the origins of nature. Each element is associated with the local environmental attributes like solar radiation, humidity, materials, and wind.