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Student Hostels
Student Hostels
Student Hostels
Student Hostels
Student Hostels
Student Hostels
Student Hostels
Student Hostels
Student Hostels
Student Hostels
Student Hostels

Location: Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh, India

Project Work Status: Completed Projects

Area: 2050 Sqm

Client: Y U University

Team: Quaid Doongerwala With Tapasya Katta, Tapasi Mittal

Project Duration: 2006 - 2008

The student hostels are designed to house a decisive and memorable phase in a student's life. The design approach consciously engages with the architectural legacy of Indian Modern Masters - a successful negotiation of tropical climates, creative use of limited resources and a concern with the production of social spaces. Yet it departs from this paradigm significantly in its playful manipulation of form and structure.

The spatial vocabulary evolves out of the dynamic action of modular blocks of rooms; each block "swivels", "scoops", or "slides", and plugs-in to a central public spine The concrete screens, inspired by traditional jalis, add another layer to this ensemble. Common spaces of varying scale thread through entire building knitting together shaded nooks, delicate terraces overlooking the landscape, dramatic overhangs, canopied areas, and multilevel arenas for students to occupy.
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