Unleashing the potential of The Missing Middle will hinge on the economics of land assembly. The pervasive development culture, requiring land assembly, underground parking, presentation center marketing and tendency towards large scale developments begs big questions for this missing housing type. Will neighbourhoods embrace more density, and more neighbours, necessary for new approaches to affordable housing? Will local governments politically support the opening up of low density neighbourhoods that have historically been sacrosanct?
KRVIA MASTERS THESIS: 2018
KRVIA MASTERS THESIS:
Post completing his post-graduation from CEPT University, he got placed at a corporate architectural firm in Pune, where he had an opportunity to work on interior spaces of an International airport terminal in Saudi Arabia and the proposed extension of the Versova-Bandra Sea link in Mumbai. Since, he has been involved in customised furniture manufacturing with the aid of machinery and is further exploring the same. Meanwhile, he has also been into academics since His interest lies in design of spaces in context to the making and detailing of components. A keen interest for fabrication and details have inclined him towards technical drawings. Lately, he has been experimenting with how digital fabrication is and can further aid designers achieve not only prototypes but full fledged structures. He would further associate it with academic interests where we could train students with not only drafting softwares but also computer aided manufacturing as to how a digitally controlled machine functions and also know its limitations.
KRVIA MASTERS THESIS 2020
Gaurav: Yes, it was. I was a kid when my parents decided to build a house in Salt Lake, Calcutta. And my dad was a naval officer, we barely had any money. So we just built a ground floor structure and I remember going there.
Streets are like arteries in a built fabric, a public parcel of land connecting various built-up mass in urban context which can be candidly accessed, assembled and interacted. Like people, streets too have history. From ancient time cities were developed around streets. Streets were not only considered as links merged with road connection to connect different destinations whereas also served three functions that is commutation, commerce and social interaction.