Friday, January 22, 2010
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
In the development of a system that would extend the city fabric and create a gradual blur from land to sea and vice versa, a basic module was arrived at keeping in mind the parameters of light and motion.
The motion of waves at the edge of water and the motion on the edge of land at the promenade was considered in order to create a module responsive to this motion. A simple, horizontal movement of contraction and expansion was further explored in order to create a torsion that would allow growth of this system in various directions.
A richer variety of light conditions was explored by changing simple horizontal cuts that form straight shadow bands. To achieve this diagonal cuts were introduced that allowed for overlapping of more subtle shadows that would help maintain an added sense of movement.
Posted by INFO at 12:47 AM
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
In the exploration of an existing edge separating land and water, a promenade- an existing fringe condition, was analyzed. The promenade creates a stark edge marking the edge of the city where it meets the sea. It creates an abrupt end to the dynamic, organic fabric of the city; the variety of interconnected systems and hybrids that characterize Mumbai are terminated. The project aims at breaking this stark edge by creating an extension of this city fabric through it. It aims at creating a system of transitions that create a more subtle shift from land to sea through an exploration of change in parameters such as light, sound, porosity, motion, color and topography through connections and variations in a module designed suitably for these expressions.
The site chosen offers a succession of impervious layers that create a stark fringe condition. As the insert aims to be an extension of the surrounding city, the nature of its occupants and its impact on the locals will be integral to the process of its design. The insert will be made sensitive to their current occupancy and foreseeable requirements.
Posted by INFO at 9:28 PM