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View from Seashore
View from Seashore

Shack view
Shack view

Rolling Unit
Rolling Unit

Concept
Concept

Contraptions
Contraptions

Aerial view of Resort in Mainland
Aerial view of Resort in Mainland

Mario Miranda Shop
Mario Miranda Shop




PROJECTINDEX
 
ARCHITECTURE ON THE MOVE
Anna University
ARCHITECTURE

Re-imagining Goan Shack's Life
The building construction industry accounts for 40% of worldwide energy usage followed by Industrial 30% and transportation 29%. The field(s) experiencing a resurgence in growth, which ultimately had a detrimental impact on our environment and being the catalyst for the Anthropocene extinction.
Talking about extinction led me to the prophetic project of Ron Herron’s ‘Walking Cities’ conceived as ‘arks’ that would provide post-apocalyptic protection to surviving communities, these ambulant conurbations would facilitate the relocation to safer zones and resources. Herron’s wild ideas were only on the paper, but this project helped me question the presence and permanence of architecture. In the world undergoing mass population movement driven by political and economic migration, architecture is viewed as a stationed entity in a certain location, in contrast to the need scattered all over the country. But if to imagine a building to be constructed in the factory, moved by the existing transportation network to an extent and then the building moves and places itself on site. It will significantly reduce the load imparted on nature by the construction industry and increases the recyclability.
If architecture is the built realization of a particular idea or concept, then the repercussion of this thesis would house a typology(s) that moves within and from one site to another. While looking for a dynamic context, I got to know about Goa and its Shack Policy. Where they allow construction of temporary structures near the seashore. Since tourism plays a major part in the state's development they allow erecting structures near the seashore within 200 meters from the High Tide Line. On public beaches, the land is given through lots basis while in private ones the individual is allowed to erect the structure. The structure is allowed only during November to the 31st of May. After may the structure has to be removed within the 200m of the seashore. So the aim is to build a resort which is in the mainland 200m away from the High tide line. But During the Peak Season, the building places itself near the seashore.