• Tutor/s Hiten Chavda | Ravi Kashyap
  • TA Sai kamala R
  • Code AR2024
  • Faculty Architecture
  • Level L2 Studio Unit


Studio demands a resolution of the building keeping in view a strong climate response. The primary issue to be dealt with here; is achieving comfort zone in the extreme climatic context. So essentially, the design problem is to design a building that exhibits an Environment responsive architecture. The studio works through an understanding of local climate, passive architectural features and material studies. Study initiates with Vernacular architecture of the surrounding and international passive solar buildings to gain insight of Passive solar technologies, their integration into a built language and use of local material. This is further strengthened and validated, through climate analysis and thermal, daylight and wind simulation software. The Design problem given is of a Residential building with Home-stay. Site given would be in 3 different climatic zones; namely Cold & Dry, Hot & Dry and Hot & Humid. Material selection and Form level ideas will be validated through climate analysis and thermal simulation software, so as to resolve efficient thermal and light conditions in buildings within their envelopes.