• Tutor/s Ratna Shah | Errol Reubens
  • TA Harsh Vyas
  • Code IR3017
  • Faculty Design
  • Level L3 Studio Unit


As cities become denser, resources deplete, economies recalibrate and unprecedented events disrupt the normal, traditional structures of working and collaborating are undergoing alteration. The global pandemic has made us realize and re-question the modes of working and collaborating. In the immediate present, the workspace dynamics are altering globally to become decentralized and grow inward, in turn, reconfiguring the interiors for the diverse, the shared and for active exchange. In this studio, we will look at the deviants to the normal that will cause certain connections as possible solutions to the new ways of working or “co-working”. Key concepts of ‘community’, ‘well-ness’ and ‘collaboration’ would become the launching points to understand and define the new workspace interiority. Creating interiors that have a design language derived out of qualitative and metaphorical allusion to aspects of “work space” would be used as a primary design tool. Each initial exercise would delve into the aspects of spatial environments driven by narratives, intangible elements driven by tectonic studies as well as systems and materiality driven by services and material atmospheres.