L / W / P House

August 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

2010 2nd Year Design Studio, Sushant School of Art & Architecture, Gurgaon

What is a house?

Conceived as a refuge from the elements, it transformed into the idea of domesticity, with the main focus on house hold activities surrounded by other functions. With the advent of Modernity, domesticity has been in fluxed with work, hence redefining the concept of the house and blurring the boundaries between home and work.  Studies have shown that equal, if not more amount of play is required to invigorate the human brain to maximize productivity. So in a scenario where work and home is the new “house” how much of the house will become PLAY?

The traditional house has come a long way since its inception from being a machine to live in; it has morphed into this mutant organism that adjusts itself to the user’s requirements.

As India tries to assume its global position; its traditional society undergoes rapid cultural and economic transformations; one is forced to ask the question, how does a traditional Indian dwelling redefine itself to address the changes that are happening globally and locally?

This Studio will attempt to address these questions in the quest for this new prototype. 

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