Adopting Sequential art in Architectural Design and Research: Nishith Urval

This drawing is taken from my M.Arch thesis ‘Designing secular spaces in Juhapura, using the medium of sequential art’

This thesis, adopts the medium of sequential art, to explore and communicate ethnography, case studies and the architectural process.

In this drawing, the final design is presented in the form of a polyptych which refers to a series of consecutive panels, where the background is kept constant, as various activities/rituals change during different times of the year. This allows the viewer to absorb all the dynamics that space can offer, by having the proposed architecture as the backdrop, resulting in the formation of place in people’s memory. Since architecture is a permanent phenomenon in cities, these proposed structures are kept constant and the people using the space change their activity with respect to time.

While the importance of technical architectural drawings cannot be denied, sequential art can add a new layer of emotional understanding to complex urban & architectural research. The medium of sequential art has the potential to form the connecting tissue between logic and beauty, capable of evoking compassion and empathy in the minds of the reader.

Medium: Pencil, Pen and Watercolour paints.

Thesis Guides: Ar.Gurjit Singh Matharoo & Prof.Seema Khanwalkar

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