Book: Teaching Basic Design in Architecture: Exercises, Illustrations, Examples, by Miki Desai

Learning the basics of design for Indian students of architecture at the entry-level can be offered through an array of methods and interpretations. Authored by Miki Desai, Teaching Basic Design in Architecture: Exercises, Illustrations, Examples, is a demonstration of one of those pedagogical stances using the Heuristic method and the teacher’s expressional guidance.

Follow ArchitectureLive! Channel on WhatsApp

Book: Teaching Basic Design in Architecture: Exercises, Illustrations, Examples, by Miki Desai 1
Book Cover

Learning the basics of design for Indian students of architecture at the entry-level can be offered through an array of methods and interpretations. This book is a demonstration of one of those pedagogical stances using the Heuristic method and the teacher’s expressional guidance. In this pedagogy, the idea of a student ‘making a mistake’ resulting in guilt-ridden participation is ruled out right from the inception. Consequently, while teaching the course, it was observed that almost all student’s owned up to their ideas while creatively working on the development and transformation of the exercises. This is where the teacher enters as a guide, suggesting, “What if, done like this or why not try it the other way around.” The book is inspired by the reminiscent responses of many of the students who had gone through the Basic Design I and II courses at CEPT University in Ahmedabad. Prof. Miki Desai has authored this book with the exercises and supportive illustrations that constitute the documentation of the work that was produced in a span of 30 years commencing from 1981.


Book Facts:

Title – Teaching Basic Design in Architecture: Exercises, Illustrations, Examples
Author – Miki Desai
Name of the publisher- D C Book, Kottayam (2022)
Number of pages- 185
Binding type – Hardcover
Availability – DC Books Online Store | Amazon

One Response

Share your comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent

An Architect Eats Samosa

ArchitectureLive! continues with Alimentative Architecture – The fifth in a series of articles by Architect-Poet-Calligrapher H Masud Taj interfacing architecture with food via geometry.

Read More »

The Stoic Wall Residence, Kerala, by LIJO.RENY.architects

Immersed within the captivating embrace of a hot and humid tropical climate, ‘The Stoic Wall Residence’ harmoniously combines indoor and outdoor living. Situated in Kadirur, Kerala, amidst its scorching heat, incessant monsoon rains, and lush vegetation, this home exemplifies the art of harmonizing with nature.

Read More »

BEHIND the SCENES, Kerala, by LIJO.RENY.architects

The pavilion, named ‘BEHIND the SCENES’, for the celebrated ITFOK (International Theatre Festival of Kerala), was primarily designed to showcase the illustrious retrospective work by the famed scenic background artist ‘Artist Sujathan’.

Read More »

WE ARE HIRING /

ArchitectureLive! is hiring for various roles, starting from senior editors, content writers, research associates, graphic designer and more..

 

PARTICIPATE /