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Captivating Den

Introduction to this exercise was for developing spatial organization and designing of
furniture layout for an already furnished house.
The exercise started with choosing a house which led to choosing the context from that
particular house.
The house that I selected was the mango house in Alibaug built by PKA studios; it was
then abstracted into forms and volumes which formed a “Series Of Rooms” considering
the largest room to be the shell for the design.
The spaces designed as per the timings were curated with day to day activities
happening according to the basic needs of a person. These activities are divided in five
slots that are from 9a.m to 12 p.m, 12p.m to 3p.m, 3p.m to 6p.m, 6p.m to 9 p.m, 9 p.m
to 12a.m.
The first step was to place the furniture in the given shell, then we moved on to creating
the opening in the given space wrt furniture layout, sun path diagrams, views, functional
use, skylights, ventilation , the quality of light required in the given time frame. Then
analysing the natural light with the help of the views, natural light entering the space,
heat gain in that location and wind flow with a touch of artificial lighting whenever
needed in that time zone.
After this the atmosphere and spatiality was done for the room.
Then the activity focused on creating the inside look as in the colour, texture and feel of
the particular slot which finally brought liveliness to each spatially organised room.

Raadhya Agrawal