• Tutor/s Mohammedayazkhan Pathan
  • TA Adnan Makda
  • Code IR3011
  • Faculty Design
  • Level L3 Studio Unit


In architecture and design, the design process typically starts with defining the ‘Shell/Architecture’ of the building as a first step. The factors affecting the ‘Shell’/‘Architecture’ are, by and large, ‘external’ in nature such as: climate, privacy. The idea of ‘Shelter’ dominates the process of design and plays crucial role in generating form of the building. The interior elements are generated as next step in the process in a manner that justifies the requirements ‘imposed’ by the ‘shell’. In this process, the ‘architecture’/‘shell’ becomes a dominating force in determining interior layout and interior elements. The intent of this unit is to find a synthesis in the design process such that the ‘boundary’ between ‘architecture’ and ‘Interior Architecture’ gets dissolved, to pave the way for a built form that is primarily a resultant of ‘Interior Architecture’. In order to achieve this, studio will focus on a process that seeks to ‘reverse’ the above mentioned traditional design process. In this studio-unit, students will be encouraged to evolve interior elements and systems as first step in design process; the ‘skin’/architecture of the project will be generated as next step by synthesising the conflicting requirements generated by the ‘interior’ and ‘exterior’ forces.