2nd Year - Badami Trip

2nd Year - Badami Trip

Category: Settlement-Study

Year - 2017
Class - 2nd Year B.Arch., 4th Semester
Faculty Team - Divya Mallavarapu, Sharduli Joshi, Rajvardhan Jadhav, Aditya Mandgaonkar 
Destination – Badami, Karnataka
Duration - 27th Nov 2017- 3rd Dec 2017

Aim and Objectives :

The aim of the studio was to sensitize the students to a strong historical context and to study,  document the settlement with respect to human scale, activities, space efficiency, climate responsiveness, material and other details. The objective was for the students to determine the relation between the settlement, lake and the history of the settlement with its surroundings. The study area was also chosen with the intent to visit the World Heritage sites a part of the Second year, Sem 4 History.

Brief Methodology:

We selected the Tattakote settlement, which shares the boundary of the Eastern complex of the Bhoothnath temple. The settlement consisted of around 150-200 dwelling units which started evolving around the lake and the Bhootnath temple. The students documented the entire settlement along with two temples- the Upper, Lower Shivalayas and the Bhoothnath Temples. The settlement was divided into  6 groups for documenting the settlement and one other dedicated to document the temples. The documentation was done on the basis of land use, typologies, materials, age of structures, building technology, climate considerations, cultural aspects, age group and no. of family members etc. The documentation was done in form of land-use plans, detail measured drawings, sketches, charts. In this process, they identified and analysed issues which need to be addressed.

Description of the Design Exploration:

Badami has been identified by the Government of India for holistic redevelopment under the HRIDAY  (Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana) Scheme. Numerous smaller projects have been identified as a part of the scheme. Both their short and long explorations were based on the settlement and its analysis. We asked the students to work partly on two smaller proposals:

  • Short exploration about 500 sq.m - Cultural Heritage Park, Badami
  • Long exploration about 1200 sq.m - Visitor's Orientation Centre, Badami


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