• Student Harshit Kavadia
  • Code UG190519
  • Faculty Technology
  • Tutor/s Varun Yadav,Rohin Sher,Dhawal Mistry
  • TA Stuti Patel,Ayush Patel

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The studio provides an opportunity to understand the impact of design, materials, and technologies on the environmental design of buildings. In the first module, I carried out a life cycle analysis (LCA) of a Smartphone of Samsung. Through the activity, I was able to understand the environmental impact of production processes. Next, I documented my dwelling in Ahmedabad and ran the solar analysis, daylight, thermal comfort analysis, and energy analysis on IESVE software for the same. I concluded the problem areas and reasons behind discomfort in my dwelling as an initial exercise to understand environmental design. After learning the concepts, parameters, and tools of analysis, each student picked a city to work with for the rest of the semester. I have chosen Bangalore (Temperate climate). I carried out an in-depth climate analysis for Bangalore and learned various design strategies for hot and dry climates through case studies. In the final module, I designed an artist’s abode located in Bangalore as a result of a time-bound exercise. I carried out solar insolation, daylight, and energy analysis on IESVE software for this initial, primitive design. After understanding the problem areas through my analysis, I proposed changes in the initial design. Ultimately, my design reflects the impact of orientation, materials, and shading elements on the design of the residence.