Outstanding Architecture and Design Final Degree Project Award

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OA - 1064
Mahatma Gandhi University / in India
1 miembros
Nandagopal M

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Mental disabilities such as ASD still have a long way for research and improvements in architectural design. Architects and urban designers, by the principles of an equal society, should pay attention to the needs of people with Autism as well as the difficulties of others with physical hardships. Architecture could play a significant role in the social integration of people with Autism. The goal of autism treatment is to prepare children for independence and integration into society from an early age. As a result, people with autism need to be prepared from an early age to interact with other children and integrate into the broader public education system so that they can benefit from their intellectual development in the same way that other people do. According to research, the academic environment has a significant impact on individuals, especially those with Autism-Spectrum-Disorder (ASD). The Thesis aims to propagate the idea of integration to the general public attempts to discover into the Phenomenology of Architecture through the works of Master Architects and their indulgence in sensory design and in turn designing a School, Therapy, and Research Centre for the betterment of the Autistic Community in Kerala through Public integration.

Because of their limitations, integration is a challenging task for individuals with autism, but it is also crucial. As autism therapy progresses, problems are addressed with more and better solutions, resulting in an improvement in the abilities required to operate in the current world. For the approach to be sustainable, both autistic and non-autistic people must take action. This will enable autistic persons to comprehend and adapt to standard conduct, as well as non-autistic people to learn how to integrate with autistic people despite their limitations. Furthermore, the modifications will directly benefit all members of society in terms of architecture and ecology. Moreover, the need for Autism Integration goes beyond moral considerations. The primary design would be of an integrated school where both normal and Autism children would be enrolled, by keeping in mind the limitations and considerations required for the autistic child. A Therapy centre which is accessible for the Autism community is also considered through different sensory therapies for the physical and mental betterment of the children. The Research and Development section strives to broaden knowledge and education about Autism, paving the way for future technological advancements in the field. The choses site Kakkanad blends with the intention of Integration, as it is well connected with the city through Kochi Metro, Kochi Water Metro, and Bus etc. This makes the site more accessible and encourages the use of public transportation by autistic children, who, while it may be difficult, become accustomed to the city's public spaces.

The Thesis attempts to connect the Phenomenology of Architecture with the detailed study and learnings on the guidelines for Autism design (Intangible to Tangible Architecture). Through the Kinaesthetic and textural architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Muscular and Tactile architecture of Alvar Aalto, Geometry and Gravitas of Louis Kahn and many more. The design would be metamorphosed from the mimetic capacity of the body, manifestation of phenomenological concepts in design.

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