Emphasis Understanding of elements of construction and constructional systems in
Load Bearing Constructions.
Walls, floors, roofs using simple materials and simple construction systems. Openings
in walls and floors. Materials such as Brick, stone, Conc. Blocks and Mud blocks.
Framing of openings using natural materials. Simple finishes for walls and floors.
Construction of simple staircases.
Concern for appropriateness of materials to context.
Case studies illustrating above principles.
Method : Class discussions with case studies, visual presentation and on site studies.
COURSE NO. 123 Fundamentals of Structures II
Non-Core course. Lecture based. CREDIT 3
Emphasis Basic structural systems in buildings and behaviour of materials
Introduction to basic structural systems such as post-beam, bearing wall systems,
trusses, rigid frames etc. and their structural behaviour. Distrubution of load through
elements of the systems.
Simple geometric forms and their structural behaviour. Cuboidinal and prismatic forms
with symetrical and asymatrical layouts.
Working out structural systems and their layout for small buildings.
Method : Class presentation/discussions complemented with models and on site studies.
Focus : Developing an understanding of structural integrity in buildings.
COURSE NO. 221Representation II (Drawing, Painting, Sketching)
Non-Core course. Project based. CREDIT 3
Emphasis Development of skills of design and design expression.
Complex skills of Observation, design and expression.
3D projects – developed through models, sketches, drawings, rendering, abstract compositions.
Abstractions used as basis for development of ideas.
Human figure studies in line, shade and sculptural mass.
Abstractions of vernacular built forms of various cultures to understand the underlying
basic design ideas.
Method: Two dimensional exercises exploring various complex objects.
COURSE NO. 222Technical Dwgs + Computing
Non-Core course. Project based. CREDIT 4
This course will be in two parts.
Emphasis representing objects through 2D and 3D geometry.
Sciagraphy and methods of representing it in 2D projections.
Applying sciagraphy in 3D geometrical projections especially isometric projections
Perspective and relatively realistic representations. Introduction to concepts such
as station point, picture plane, eye level, center of vision, cone of vision, vanishing
One point and two point perspectives.
Part two COMPUTER AIDED DRAWING: 2D COMPOSITION:
Fundamentals of Computer Systems, Hardware, Peripheral Devices, OS, Application Software,
Fundamental Basis of Computation, Overview of Tessellation in 2D and 3D.
Shape representation, Construction of Grids, uniform / non-uniform, ortho / free
Diagrammatic Construction with representation of distance, scale, proportion, symmetry,
Coordinate Space and metric, Geometric Primitives and Symbols, Object Properties,
Basic Transformations absolute and referential, Editing, Segmentation by Color, layering
and grouping, Printing / Plotting.
Method : Two dimensional and three dimensional exercises. Sketch, object and
model making. Working with various material (paper, plaster, sand etc.)
Projects : Three dimensional products involving the above principles.
COURSE NO. 223Design in Space
Non-Core course. Project based. CREDIT 2
Emphasis Intervention in existing space.
Gaining understanding of a place by physical occupation and extensive sketching.
Bridging the distinction between man-made and natural space.
Identifying basic space making elements- natural as well as man-made, such as ground
plane, walls, columns, tree trunks, foliage, etc.
Method :Working in real full scale space, such as out door yards, wooded sites, large
halls 9indoors) with simple planer and columnar elements to articulate habitable
Computer simulation to experience “being” inside a space.
Projects Three dimensional products involving the above principles.
COURSE NO. 521 Studio 2 (structuring of space)
Core course, Project based Credits 6
Emphasis Organizing and Structuring of space in a building.
Meaning of the term “structure” as organizing principle in a form.
Structure as order.
Light, Movement and Gravity as determinants of structure.
Ability to see abstraction in a corporeal form of a building.
Relationship between materials and structural systems.
Method : Simple projects involving combinations of various spaces. Spatial organizations
of simple to medium level complexities.
Inputs Program, Site analysis, Area diagram, Principles of abstraction.
Developed Analysis, Overlays, Spatial structural systems, Alternative models of form,
use of different 3D media, Representational techniques.
Projects :Design of small institutions with spaces of various sizes.
HISTORY AND THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE
COURSE NO. 321 Design through Ages
Non-Core course. Lecture based. CREDIT 2
Emphasis Design as a cultural phenomena prevalent in all societies.
An overview of the history of design of the built environments in pre-rational and
oral societies from the beginning of the recorded history and leading upto contemporary
Various notions of spatial and temporal habitation, Man-Nature relations will be
explored to highlight the idea that architecture is a cultural construct.
Evolution of built forms as result of society, culture, climate, land and technology
manifested in attitudes to spatial and formal abstraction, landscape, structural
construction and material order, symbols and meanings.
Comparison with Western, Chinese, Japanese and African thoughts.
Method :Lectures (illustrated with slides) supplemented with student’s assignments