Urban Design

Brief :

Understanding the major pressure points on site and exploring different ways to release the pressure points and equalize the pressure on site.
Further studying the site conditions and designing alternatives to make the neighborhood more walkable and critically dealing with the layer on ecology.

Group members: Anuj Modi, Siddhi Zaveri, Aadita Vyas, Sanika Charatkar

Mentor: Mr. Atrey Chhaya, Mrs. Dipal Chhaya and Mrs. Prachi Donde

Slime Mold theory

Without the brain, Physarum makes decisions by committee. The plasmodium is a single cell but it behaves like a colony. Every part rhythmically expands and contracts, pushing around the fluid inside. 

If one part of the plasmodium touches something attractive, like food, it pulses more quickly and widens. If another part meets something repulsive, like light, it pulses more slowly and shrinks.

By adding up all these effects, the plasmodium flows in the best possible direction without a single conscious thought. It is the ultimate in crowdsourcing.

When presented with oat flakes arranged in the pattern of Japanese cities around Tokyo, brainless, single-celled slime molds construct networks of nutrient-channeling tubes that are strikingly similar to the layout of the Japanese rail system.

With every 1% increase in the slope, the probability of pedestrian movement reduces by 10%. The net increase in the site level is 18mts. The slope along the foothill is relatively mild where maximum pedestrian movement is observed. While in the uphill regions, people gather slowly around the amenities.

With every 1% increase in the slope, the probability of pedestrian movement reduces by 10%. The net increase in the site level is 18mts. The slope along the foothill is relatively mild where maximum pedestrian movement is observed. While in the uphill regions, people gather slowly around the amenities.

Road growth network

Major Transport

Release pressure towards riverfront.

The form is lower towards the pressure release point.

Conceptual form

The forms have been derived based on the nodes and release of pressure.

©2019 by Anuj Modi.