The Site chosen is Paro, Bhutan is a place of rich culture, high environmental values, and beautiful nature. For the design of a place to learn and exchange traditional handicraft techniques and knowledge, our building follows design values to enhance the space by efficient, environmentally-sound choices. In the first layer of design, we studied and analyzed climate in the context of culture to devise thermodynamic solutions. The resulting characteristics informed the building design as it progressed into final forms.

The programme revolves around the concept of people from various walks of life can exchange knowledge and skills by teaching and communal living. The design Targets how to make a space adaptable to its evolving needs and changing user groups of artisans, tourists, students and the locals.
The space houses a hub for exchange of culture and knowledge. The structure had to mainly focus on how to give its users a adaptable space that can create an ecosystem where the structure envelopes the activities to its fullest.


To achieve the modularity a grid of 5m x 5m was placed to the dimensions of the site and to develop a the loads can be placed independent of how the pixels are placed therefore giving it the option to be adaptable to the ecosystem of the program and its needs.

The pixels grow topologically in the space by the addition of different pixels to each other forming multiple variation of how spaces interact with each other. Thus, the pixels also gave the modularity and adaptability in terms of the space and creating pockets of interactions throughout the built.

MASTER PLAN – Showing the interaction of the built with the contours at varied levels and how characterizes every threshold
Diagram depicting how the program adpts according to the URBANSCAPE of the Virtual City
Physical Model along with the interactions