Studio 7

Agra waterways and inhabitation: the architecture of infrastructure and the experience of space

Suspicious of the tendency of strategic and large-scale policy planning to distil out rich but fragile local interactions, the studio encourages students to work outwards from the observed fragment of lived experience (the moment), i.e. from the bottom up. The studio aims to explore how the urban landscape is inhabited, made and remade through personal and collective acts events, memories, experiences. It cuts through the surface to expose the undercurrent of silent issues that constitute the everyday.

This year we will be engaging with people who inhabit in-between areas on the outskirts of Agra, India, and investigating the relationship between the city, its waterways (nalas) and its inhabitants, and the infrastructural boundaries (whether physical or cultural) that define these spaces and edge lands. We will adopt and adapt various readings from the new translation of O. F. Bollnow’s ‘Mensch und Raum’, translated as ‘Human Space’ (ed Joseph Kolhmaier) concerning the perception of communal and individual space within the European philosophical tradition and relate to those pertaining to Hindu and Muslim people in the fast growing Indian metropolises, we will explore the concept of Hodological or ‘path-space’, and ‘activity-space’ as a way of understanding our physical mappings. This might lead us to explore the relationships between open and closed plan arrangements and between rooms and circulation space. A fundamental aspect of architectural space.

Studio 7 Agra, India

Details

Course BA (Hons) Architecture

Images

 Movement plan of people
Movement plan of people Bharat Singh

Bharat Singh 

 Yamuna Bridge Section
Yamuna Bridge Section Bharat Singh

Bharat Singh 

 First Floor Axonometric Plan
First Floor Axonometric Plan Cameron Curruthers

Cameron Curruthers 

 Perspective of Proposal
Perspective of Proposal Cameron Curruthers

Cameron Curruthers 

 Sections through the temple complex
Sections through the temple complex Cristian Bucataru

Cristian Bucataru 

 Ukhara Elevation
Ukhara Elevation Cristian Bucataru

Cristian Bucataru 

 N-S Section through light-wells
Section through light-wells Jessica Rooney

Jessica Rooney 

 E-W Section through the north of the carpet makers workshop
Section through north of workshop Jessica Rooney

Jessica Rooney 

 Ukharra At Night
Ukhara at night Mircea Vasvari

Mircea Vasvari 

 A Ruin
A Ruin Mircea Vasvari

Mircea Vasvari 

 Section through proposed housing and kanda workshops
Section and Kanda Workshops Mariam Ahmadzade

Mariam Ahmadzade 

 Exploded Axonometric
Exploded Axonometric Mariam Ahmadzade

Mariam Ahmadzade 

 Housing - Railway Lands, India
Housing Nicholas Socrates

Nicholas Socrates 

 Market – Railway Lands, India
Market Nicholas Socrates

Nicholas Socrates 

 Recharging Ukhara section
Recharging Ukhara Section Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith 

 Ukhara Existing Site Plan
Ukhara Exising Site Plan Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith 

 Section through existing blocks
Section Rayka Kakavand

Rayka Kakavand 

 Section through proposed courtyard and streets
Section propsed courtyard Rayka Kakavand

Rayka Kakavand 

Cristian Buctaru
Cameron Carruthers
inchul Cho
Pratik Giri
Rayka Kakavand
Povilas Kaminskas
Bharat Lard
Chulwoo Park
Jessica Rooney
Rachel Smith
Nicholas Socrates
Marc Vassari
Mariam Zade

Fran Balam
Peter Carl
Michael Corr
Viktor Jak
Steve Newman
Shamoon Patwari
Lucy Peck
Francesca Pont
Signy Svalastoga