The title ‘Parasite’ is an architecture studio in Nashik, Maharashtra. This project is proposed as an extension to the current built mass that is standing on piers. When project started, the whole idea was to retain the existing identity of the transparency of a street that continues and connects inside to outside and outside to inside.
As this project is the extension of the current built form, it utilizes all amenities and services from the host, but still arouse its own identity. This resembles with natural phenomenon of a parasite that attach itself to the body of a host.
This project is conceived as a place with multiple activities and a necessary freedom. Talking about the distribution of the spaces, it is divided into four major sections i.e. Conference room, Studio with open pantry, Court and a tree, a box in the green. Conference room is designed to accommodate library and it is used for other activities like discussion, meeting and dining area. The whole intension of the space was to multiply that adds dynamic to the whole studio. The space further extends to a workspace or studio, where idea of common working space is explored. This space is attached with the services like pantry, powder room, and a small chamber. The workspace outspreads into a court. The transition of the spaces appears from plural to singular- from library to a courtyard with the tree that is pocketed in between of powder room and storeroom.
Frank Lloyd Wright said ‘God lies in the center’; we conceive the same term and created an axial centric gesture towards the tree that governs the studio space. A small chamber retaining the gesture of the landscape been proposed on east side which is a singular space.
The character of this space highly depends on the existing built form for the amenities and services like connectivity to studio from the street and existing staircase, water supply for the pantry and powder room and accessing the existing vegetation.
Since this project is attached to the host and consuming the energy for survival of its own therefore, this project is conceived as a ‘Parasite’ to an existing built form.