Design Elective – December 2018

Date 11th to 14th December, 2018

The registration will start 8th December 2018 – 11:00am tomorrow.

Semester VI & VIII

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* Only the students interested in appreciation of poetry or preferably writing poetry should enroll.

Sr. No.



1 Ekistics – The science of Human Settlements Ar. Akshay Anand & Ar. Hardik Vyas
2 Experiencing & expressing emotions through poetry Ar. Hakimuddinn Bharmal
3 Understanding elements of culture and finding aesthetics Mr. Naishadh Jani
4 Space Design in tribal and folk art Ms. Krushnapriya Smart
5 Project Management – An attitude & inevitable skill set for professionals Ar. Vishal Joshi


Elective – 1

Ekistics: The Science of Human Settlements by Akshay Anand & Hardik Vyas

Akshay Anand, Architect | Urban Planner | Geo Spatial Expert

Hardik Vyas, Architect | Urban Planner

The human settlements have experienced transitions since their existence from human being a nomad living in caves to the modern human living in skyscrapers. The increasing dependence on machines invented by him is now leading him to an era of digital life. The complexity of human settlements is increasing at an accelerated pace. The subjects of urban and regional planning are facing big challenges to deal with such dynamism arising the need for a more systematic and scientific approach towards planning sustainable urban settlements. System analysis is a planning tool which helps in better understanding of aspects related with human settlements and their efficient functioning. It is of relatively greater significance in planning urban settlements. While also presenting the components of an urban system outlining the inter-relational aspects of them. Ekistics provides us an umbrella to study aspects of human settlement in a systematic and scientific manner.


It involves the study of all kinds of human settlements, with a view to geography and ecology -the physical environment —and human psychology and anthropology, and cultural, political, and occasionally aesthetics, organized in five ekistics elements: Nature, Anthropos, Society, Shells, and Networks.

The basis of this course is intertwined in learning fundamentals of three subjects:

  • Ekistic aspects of architecture;
  • Theory and practice of Ekistics;
  • Community facilities and public works;

Other allied subjects shall also be discussed; economics, statistics, theory and history of human settlements through civilizations, geography, sociology and housing, and law.

Ekistics is the comprehensive course which falls into following subparts:

1. General Ekistics: Introduction to the birth and evolution of Ekistics and early career of C.A. Doxiadis

2. The Science of Ekistics: which is studying physical, qualitative and quantitative aspects of the city, also understanding constant factors from the past influencing the city to change and changeable factors of the present.

3. The Ekistics of regions: which is the application of Ekistic analysis, theory and synthesis, in the form in which they occur in regions where groups of urban and rural settlements are found.

4. Ekistics elements, units and factors: which are man, shelter and the structure and technical works of human settlements. For each of these factors and analysis is made of existing problems, policy and programs.

5. Understanding the Ekistic Model Scale: Anthropocosmos (1) to Ecumenopolis -50,000 million

Elective – 2

Experiencing & expressing emotions through poetry by Ar. Hakimuddin Bharmal

Elective – 3

Understanding elements of culture and finding aesthetics by Naishadh Jani

“Men lose their high aspirations, as they lose their intellectual tastes, because they have no time or opportunity for indulging them: and they addict themselves to inferior pleasures not because they deliberately prefer them but because they are either the only ones to which they have access or the only which they are any longer capable of enjoying.”

John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism

This elective is focusing on important element of culture which has been treated as a minority. We are trying to revisits our memories through the help of various great thinkers and establishes our opinion for word ‘Culture’. This elective is not only focus on just understanding them but finding aesthetics in our life also. Various discussions and healthy debates help us to look at aesthetics in culture.

Naishadh Jani

Elective – 4

Space Design in tribal and folk art by. Ms. Krushnapriya Smart

In this elective I intended to incorporate Indian folk & Tribal arts, to understand space, the design for their functional use. I even want students to do practical exercise, like in Madhubani, Warli painting, Pithoro etc… how they use the important elements of design. Through designing the space how their aesthetics experience evoke?

Krushnapriya Smart



Elective – 5

Project Management – An attitude & inevitable skill set for professionals by Ar. Vishal Joshi



Every task performed by an individual can be considered as a Project when there is an intention to achieve and results. Projects can be categorised under 2 types

  • Temporary natured
  • Repetitive natured

Temporary nature project: In a temporary natured project there is a defined process designed with an intention to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end. By virtue of its nature a temporary natured project has its own challenges

Repetitive nature project: Repetitive nature task can be considered as a set of activities which are repetitive, permanent or semi permanent performed in isolation or in group to produce products or services. By virtue of its nature over a period of time such a project develops a sense of mundaneness.


Management can be considered as science and art of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives by coordinating and integrating all available resources efficiently .

This module will help us to understand project management with a different perspective and also the importance of it in achieving desired results within stipulated amount of time, financial constraints and desired quality.