Department of Architecture and Planning is the most nascent Department of University and commenced B.Arch program in 2015. However, owing to the University commitment for the quality education in all disciplines, the various labs and workshops in the Department have been set up in a short span of time.
Following Labs and Workshops have already been set up.
Computer aided design lab is an essential component of Architectural Education. It is equipped with twenty latest computers (20 HP 406G1, CORE 17,500GB HARD DISC, 4GB RAM, HP 18.5 LED Monitor), eight computers for staff, an A1 printer with scanner and LAN Connectivity on each workstation. All computers are equipped with Windows 8 pro operating system, Autodesk 2017 user licence, Revit 2017 user licence and Microsoft office. These tool help the students in two and three dimensional visualisation of Buildings, documentation work, presentation techniques and Graphic skills. Autocad is a drafting tool that helps in producing drawings as per project proposals. It is a faster and easy to use replacement for drafting boards in studios. Revit is an advanced drafting tool. The knowledge of software tools enhance the students creativity and makes them industry ready as most architectural consultancy firms work on Computer Aided Design Softwares.
Lab Incharge : Ar. Jahnabi Kalita.
Understanding the site is the integral part of Architectural Design process. Only through understanding the site and the context properly can the students develop a design which uses the site features and site topography in a way that the resources available are used in the most optimal and sustainable manner. Hence the Department is endeavouring to provide a good skill set to the students in conducting the survey, analysing the data and assimilating the information gathered in the design problem in the design studios.
At present, the survey lab has chain tape survey set, total station, prismatic compass, theodolite, plane table, GPS, Measuring tapes etc. The advanced sophisticated equipment like Total Station is under process of procurement. The Survey Lab provides the students insight to work hands on with equipment, their use and application in site analysis.
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CARPENTRY AND METAL CUTTING WORKSHOP
Department of Architecture and Planning has a state of art carpentry and metal cutting workshop. The premise is shared with Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering. The basic carpentry tools like hand Saw, working tables, Hexa blades, Pincers, chisels, engineering trisquare, steel scales, marketing guage, dividers, bevel edge, energy stone, cross pin hammer, drill bit set, fret saw blades and frames, hack saw blades and frames, hand drill machine, spirit level, and safety equipment is presently available. Advanced machinery for the same is under the process of procurement.
This workshop entitles the students to a hands-on learning resource of construction techniques using wood, metal, lamination, joinery and fixing techniques. This knowledge in integral in design of various architectural elements like roofing, doors and window designs, staircase, flooring etc. An in depth understanding of the same can make the students appreciate the intricacies of details and also help in developing working details which are geared towards responsible consumption of material.
FOUNDRY AND CLAY MODELLING WORKSHOP
Department of Architecture and Planning has a Foundry and Clay Modelling workshop. The premise is shared with Department Of Mechanical And Automation Engineering. This is a start up workshop and has basic modelling tools like moulding box, rammer steel, shovel, moulding sand, drawing board with sunmica top, karni, pipe, plastic stool, bucket, sand rammer and assorted patterns. The students learn model making techniques for visual presentation of their design studio projects.
This workshop entitles the students to a hands-on learning resource of flexible materials like clay, plaster of Paris, syrofoam and hard modelling materials like balsa wood, photographic mount boards and plastic modelling sheets.
Lab Incharge : Ar. Sneha Maji.
Department of Architecture and Planning has a state of art Material Museum of around 40 square meter of space. The museum has display of building construction materials used for both interior and exterior use in the building. The display includes materials available in the construction market for flooring, roofing, false ceiling, panelling, furniture, sanitary ware, electrical fixtures, doors, windows, cladding and façade materials etc.
The knowledge of Building materials is an important aspect of Architectural learning. The information of latest building materials and construction techniques help the students to understand the aspects of ambience, façade development, space utility and material planning.
Lab Incharge : Ar. Sneha Maji.
In keeping with the vision of the Department, climatic studies are an integral part of the design studios. Climatic information of the place is an important parameter applied in the design of buildings. Hence climatology forms an important part of the curriculum of the B.Arch. programme. To meet the quality of standard and conduct experiments as per curriculum of B.Arch., Climatology Lab with modern instruments is being setup in the Department of Architecture and Planning. Basic tools and equipments have been obtained in order to facilitate understanding and importance of climatology in the Architectural Design Process and the lab shall be upgraded soon.
Lab Incharge : Ar. Venus kashyap.
Department of Architecture and Planning has a start up resource room with basic tools like brick kits for beginners. The resource room teaches students about all building systems like structural skeleton of the building, plumbing layouts, electrical layouts, water supply and drainage systems etc. The knowledge of integrated and coordinated know-how of all the systems working under the envelope of building infrastructure is part of the resource room learning. Documentation like CBRI papers, journals, other architectural reference resources, documentaries and toolkits shall also be part of resource room.
Lab Incharge : Ar. Kshitij Sinha.