The ……….. is located at Pohegaon in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. My uncle approached us to design a shelter where one could have food and rest for a while. Evolution of this design started with understanding and evaluating various contemporary ideas for dwellings with multiple activities in the region. As this shelter intended to derive unique identity for the dwelling and it is to be associated with multiple activities like selling goods produced in farmland, arranging the small gathering, cooking space and temporary provision of shelter for laborers working in farms.
In the beginning survey was conducted to find low cost present day material and technology to construct the space. Typological survey resulted to make use of thin concrete wall with metal pre-fab skeleton lined with the galvanized roof. Talking about contextual typologies present one are consist of dwelling (to stay) and semi open space attached. But there is no connection between both spaces. This resulted into disintegration in terms of activities in these houses.
The whole process of design started with the question- What should be the nature of design assembly, which will accommodate a temporal character and will occupy various numbers of people? How to a design a space which will be connecting to nature and activities happening around the farm?
In search of a typological prototype the key elements of buildings like a base (platform), skeleton (metal frame work), roof (corrugated GI sheet) and skin (concrete envelope) are generic materials, which formed, in a way design tool and design regulatory principle. While executing the idea of dwelling for tomorrow, the envelope separated from skin, which created gap to form visual connection and physical connection with the surrounding. The security is taken care by the perforated gate, which allows an uninterrupted visual connection. A utility and cooking space is accommodated in the center of the shelter, which separated living and resting area. Where living space function as a multiple space, kinetic in nature with the activities. It further extends to the court formed by the separation of concrete envelope. While in resting area court function as connector between resting space and washroom.
This gives an identity to the place like a space with the translucent presence and forms a threshold between two farms.