Architecture Competition Project- ARTISANS VILLAGE
Nippon paints organised “Asia Young Designer Award” competition in Pakistan for the first time in Pakistan.All the big universities of Pakistan participated in the Design Competition.
This entry from the Students of UET Lahore , Architecture department won the first place in the competition.
Project Title : ARTISANS VILLAGE
Site location: MAKHNIAL VILLAGE
- Allaina tariq
- Isra Shuja
- Shazaib Khalid
Department of Architecture and Design
University of Engineering and Technology Lahore
“Art completes what nature can not bring to finish.the artist gives us knowledge of nature unrealized ends”
The connection between art and nature is central to the understanding of each. we have designed a village that connects artist community of Pakistan with nature. There are so many art fields but there is no platform on which people from different art fields combine and interact with one another. The site of the project is in a valley of MAKHNIAL surrounded by beautiful green mountains, a perfect place for art lovers .we have used Earthen materials (Bamboo, wood, stone) for the construction of buildings, as Bamboo is considered to be MODERN STEEL and very ECHO FRIENDLY material. The natural materials merge’s with nature and the building seems like part of nature.
we derived concept of building from the sketchy line of my sketches, lines with no sharp ends. we see bamboo as a 3 dimensional line and converted my sketchy elevations into 3 dimensional architectural buildings. Bamboos are coming out from every direction which gives it an organic touch and help it to merge with background. we have given large windows and open terraces so that the visitors can enjoy the natural scenery of the site.
200 people can be accommodated at a time in the village. Artist can spend a week in the natural surrounding and can held workshops to exchange the ideas with people of other art fields. The visitors have the facility of living in bamboo Camps, island bamboo Café, studios of stone and mud, amphitheater. Its a completely new and echo friendly environment for the artist community where they can enjoy nature with adobe architecture.
we have designed the space for following art fields Architecture music and drama poetry product Design Fine arts Fashion Design painting when these artist people will share their views with each other, they will get to know about life, art and nature.
“ IF YOU ASK ME WHAT I CAME TO DO IN THE WORLD, I , AN ARTIST WILL ANSWER YOU: TO LIVE OUT LOUD”