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Case-study

METHODOLOGY & DETAILS

INTRODUCTION

When students begin studying Architecture at a University, the


first thing that they are supposed to become excellent at, is
doing a documentation or a case study. It could be a case study
of a small village, town, a villa, a bus-stop, or a high-rise
commercial or residential building. A case study is an in-depth
investigation of a single individual, group, incident, or community.
Other ways include experiments, surveys, or analysis of archival
information

As the term Case Study suggests, it is the study of a particular


case that is similar to your topic of design project. Doing a case
study will help you understand the various aspects that you have
to consider while designing

STEP 1

Before you start with your live case studies, first of all do a
complete literature study. Literature case study consists of
reading everything you can find on the subject. You can refer
books in a library, use Google to look up research papers,
check out Standard Code books and statutory laws or from
technical journals.

A literature case study would give you a vague idea about your
topic. There will be various questions arising in your mind after
you are done with your literature case study. To find the answers
to those questions, you will have to go for minimum two live case
studies.

Always possibly go for more than two different case studies,


because a comparative case study of two or more different cases
is very important and helpful.

STEP 1

While you are doing your first case study, go for a smaller
ONE first so that you can figure out the basic minimum
requirements.

In your second case study, go for an extremely


lavish/BIGGERONE so that you are aware of the maximum
requirements you could give.

(Being able to provide maximum or minimum requirements


in your design is very important)

If there are some requirements that you havent come


across while doing your case studies but you went through
it while you were doing a literature case study, then try
implementing those requirements in your design.

POINTS TO BE NOTED
STEP
2
LOCATION: WHERE IS IT?

ORIENTATION:

POINTING THE DIRECTIONS/LOCATING NORTH.


SITE STUDY: CONTOURED/LEVELLSHAPE- PLANE OR ED SITE.

: SIZE:OVERALL DIMENSIONS/PLOT SIZE.

: SURROUNDING AREAS.

:VEGETATION AROUND THE SITE.

: BUILT UP AREA.

: CLIMATE OF THE AREA.


MAIN

BUILDING: ORIENTATION IN SITE.

: DIMENSIONS/EXTERNAL/INTERNAL

: SPACES INSIDE/DIFFERENT AREAS.

:FLOW CHATRS FOR THE


SPACES/CIRCULATION/HORIZONTAL&VERTICAL.

STEP 2

USE OF MATERIALS/BOTH IN ESERXTERIOR AND INTERIOR.

USER REQUIREMENT

SERVICES: ELECTRICAL&SANITARY.

PARKING DETAILS.

ENTRY AND EXIT/SAFTEY.

STEP 3

ANALYSIS:

COMPARING THIS WITH LITERATURE STUDY.

FINDING OUT THE MERTSITS AND DE-MERITS.

SYNTHESIS:
IMPLEMENTING IDEAS INTO DESIGN USING ALL THIS ANALYSIS.

STEP 4
PRESENTATION/Evaluation.