︎︎︎ 1st Year B.Arch - Architecture Design Project
︎︎︎ Studio Tutors: Anshu Chaudhari, Anuj Daga, Dhaval Malesha, Prashant Prabhu, Bhakti Panchal Jadhav, Aniruddha Mahale
︎︎︎ Brief: ‘Hell is very badly done’ - Maxim gorky. Interpreting this quote, we had to design the idea of what Hell could be.
The breif was to design ‘Hell’, to speculate or imagine its nature, structure, landscape or the feel. The design exercise was initiated by selecting a machine / object and then using one of its element or unit for deriving a speculative design. The object of study that I chose was a clock, focusing the aspect of gears as a mechanism.
Hell is more than just a torturous place, its a wandering beast, made up of massive gears. The interiorities of the huge hollow gears having doors to enter inside them, are spawning zones, where people find themselves after their death. These beasts are always wandering to different places. Thus the gears they are made of are always in motion. People inside can never rest because of continuous movement and no stability. It is not possible to stand or sleep or sit calmly in such a situation. There is constant mental torture. Even upon escape from the interior, a person has to keep walking on the gears, or else he will fall down and get himself crushed between them, leading to death, after which he finds himself inside the gear again.