Architecture Discipline is a multi-disciplinary design studio that explores architecture through the scales of Urban Design, Architecture, Public Art, Installations, Furniture and Product Design.
The studio is engaged in the design of building typologies such as town halls, hotels, schools, offices, residences, sound/ video production studios and the public realm through installations. The outcome of every commission is determined by a series of critical design processes that result in an architectural expression that is contextually charged & contemporary.
The studio innovates formal arrangements, engineering, m.e.p. services and building physics parameters in order to advance the principles of sustainable design that are visible in the overall expression of the projects. As a result all buildings are integrated from conceptual framework to the tactile experience.
Architecture Discipline believe in the advancement of regional forms of expression, In order to achieve this they engage in full scale mock-ups & long term material investigations. The practice is process guided & strives for programmatic & technical flexibility for the resulting construction.
A small award-winning practice that has been allowed creative independence by its clients, Architecture Discipline was established in 2007 by Akshat Bhatt. They believe that true advances in regional expression can only be achieved through critical intimacy with the subject.
In February 2015 Architecture Discipline was commissioned to design the India Pavilion at the Hannover Messe 2015. The project was announced as the best pavilion in the 65 year history of the Messe. The achievement resulted in a felicitation for the firm by the Minister of Trade & Commerceand the Department for Industrial Policy & Promotion.
“No one gets to vote on whether technology will change our lives.”
Physical space is bound by technical and economic parameters that exist at the time of its conception. Conventional building methods give in to these parameters, thus becoming resistant to manipulation. This however does not mean that we surrender to them & stop exploring advancements in our built environment.
A cumulative process of exploring the cultural-social-economic expression of the current times developing a mere function to a timeless expression. A process which does not oversimplify based on the idea of pure function but transforms into architecture as an expression of the emergent aesthetic of the global meeting the local, technology meeting art, hi-design and culture. We design with the experimentation of an academic studio merging theory & technology with everyday issues of program to generate an uncompromising architecture that is exciting and timeless. Our design approach encourages collaboration both within the studio and with consulting engineers and designers ensuring the final design is an intelligent & creative expression of the brief. ar·chi·tec·ture: Design Principles
Metropolis Beyond 2000 : Mans New Habitat
Brave New World : Social & Climate Change
Our cities are the manifestation of society, civil values, culture and are the heart of our economy. Cities have become our 'NATURAL HABITAT'. The relationship between the public and private domain is essential to our design approach. Buildings and their surrounding spaces should interrelate and define each other. The space between buildings influences the civic quality of the place. The building's scale and relationship with the street helps to encourage public activity and create a people-friendly environment. We strive to employ sustainable technologies keeping in sync with the environmental needs of the age to add value to the design rather than fall prey to short term trends. Just as functionality for us is a pre-requisite in the design process, conservation of energy also forms a part of the foundation in design. Economy of time, energy and money contribute to a lightness and clarity within the structure of our designs.
Buildings are like evolutionary environments, flexible, multi-utility spaces with large, well-serviced floors allowing a long life span for the structure. To facilitate this it is essential to create distinct served and servant spaces within a building. The technical services have a short life & need to be accessible for upgrades and maintenance, whereas the populated space has a longer life span. Our process of articulation of the services and core buildings creates a three dimensional language that is visually distinctive and allows integration of unpredictable technical developments. At the same time, we attempt to keep the experiential space as just that.
The creation of a physical realm that is durable and responds to the changing environment is takes its toll on the earth. The risk associated with climate change presents serious challenges to the world. Architects have a major role to play in this, given that 75 per cent of global energy consumption is produced by buildings and transport. Buildings must be designed to reduce pollution and carbon emissions. Not only by using renewable energy sources, but designing energy efficient buildings and cities that encourage biodiversity.
Steve King on Architecture : http://stevekingonsustainability.blogspot.in/2014/04/
ThinkMatter : http://thinkmatter.in/2014/10/27/