“There are as many ideas as there are organism”. The parallel strategy of surviving with the unparalleled ways of practicality highlights the distinct features of sustaining life for more than three billion years ago.

“To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it” The question is why not we have architecture for architecture, architecture of architecture and architecture by architecture .This inquisition possibly be only if we invent for the future only by rediscovering the past.

Participant  Name: Piyush Prajapati

Country: India

‘Athenaeum’ a congregational entity where the multiplication of knowledge takes place with different Medias be it the palpable or impalpable like the papyrus books or the visual interaction similar to that of what we have in a museum. This will not only cater the architectural aspect but literary and scientific development of a pupil as well for the prosperity and promotion of the user. Withal to that it lodges the students who seek to regularize their knowledge for the fruitful culmination.

The thesis is a mixed used project amalgamating: Museum, Institutional and commercial together serving for architecture under shared roof The very need of the social hub for architecture by architects would be fulfilled within the premises where the attainment of architecture would be dispatched through architects.

Wouldn’t it be wrong to say that life imitates art way better than art imitates life?

The queer evolution of the desert plant known as Cactus had certainly been able to survive the harsh and dry environment of desert and to screen its strategies would be inevitable while proposing something in that climate.

With the meager resources yet cactus had been responsive to the brutal climate from hot dry to dry cold by having he fibred microscopic structures that retain water and food. While the outer shell of the building that appears random at the first glimpse is the enlarged digitization of the microscopic structure of the cactus due to which its been able to adapt assertively in the desert conditions and thus vehemently the western façade bears the not so soothing sun glares the denser opaqueness and minimum transparency that does not heat up the building. Scientifically the calculation of azimuth and altitude of Jaipur (location of the proposed site) the punctures are taken into considerations. The projections and the indentations of the shell of the building facing different directions consist of the dense, denser and densest webbed elevations that prevents basking of the structure. The opulence of the building can also be taken from the bumps that are there in the structure of cactus as to accommodate the large atrium space with no vertical members.

Life does not use detergent to clean itself .The enchanting lotus or the robust cactus etc. have inbuilt cleaners that abandons those into tidy and suave objects. The very droplets that falls on the petal rolls down the dirt and culminates into bigger and caries out photosynthesis. Same way the materials that are the derivatives of the titanium sheets with the self-cleaning properties that is required in the windy city like Jaipur. All these decisions have been an enact ion of how life works. To mimic the lifestyle of anything living in the biome is Bio mimicry

‘Architecture is the language sense is not about boxes that hold people, containers, where people live, it goes way beyond it.’ Language here would be the digitization and the adaptation of Biomimicry throughout. With the aim to create an architectural podium in Jaipur, the building in itself should be able to showcase the architecture genre and the theories related to it. The concept of athenaeum being derivations from nature and then mimicking them in such a way that the building as a whole would say “architecture”.



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