Library and offices for archaeological studies, Mandu

Second year design project
School of Architecture, CEPT University, 2000

The emphasis of this design studio was to understand relationship between form and space, object and context. It was a through study of architectural characteristic such as mass & void, solid & porous, light & shadow as space making elements. The location given to execute the project was on the ruined site, hundreds of years old palace complex in Mandu. The program brief required a workspace for archaeological studies, offices, a library and an exhibition space. Relationship with the context, old ruined structure, was a major design task in this study. Different rendering techniques were used as a tool to understand space & volumes, materials, textures, light and shadows.

Faculty: Anant Raje, Surya Kakani