Fifth year Works
I am currently in the second year of my masters in Advanced Architecture and Design from Strathclyde University. While I have a comprehensive architectural background, my area of interest is sustainable architecture and environmental psychology.
I have completed a PG Diploma in Sustainable Development from Indira Gandhi University, Delhi and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University, Manipal(India). I have had the opportunity of working at renowned firms in Bangalore (Karnataka, India).
Sense of belonging in neighborhoods
This poster reviews important factors influencing the sense of belonging, an important aspect of environmental psychology, in people towards their environment. Today, this is something most people living in cities don’t experience. This state of isolation is an aftereffect of non-inclusive urbanisation. The project discusses in detail various factors that contribute to a sense of belonging towards the environment. Different methods of encouraging social interaction are analysed to arrive at a framework for socially inclusive neighbourhoods. The project functions as a foundation to further explore ways of strengthening communities to lead a sustainable and fulfilling urban life.
Developing public spaces for community
The study discusses about physical, cultural/behavioural characteristics of public spaces for the community. And the observations are used for critically analyzing Naidi Community Centre located in Fiji, US.
The existing global food chain system is progressively amplifying the incongruity between people and food production, and also increasingly devouring the environment and biodiversity. Feeding an ever-burgeoning population poses formidable challenges on environmental, social and economic planes. Taking on these challenges from the micro-level of local food chain systems could efficaciously alleviate many of the issues emanating from the globalised food chain systems. The local food chain system could enhance social and cultural interactions around food, step up social responsibility and stewardship of local land, nurture biodiversity, and strengthen the community’s economic resilience. This study addresses urban farming as a primary food source, specifically by exploring the scope of urban farming in Glasgow. The intention of this proposal is to develop Springburn and surrounding areas. Different opportunities and advantages that the area offers are explored. Instead of developing one core area, the proposal is spread across the area. This helps to unify and develop the area-preserving the identity of the place.