The project is located in a context characterized by state patronage with limited construction technologies and a spartan budget. The design approach consciously engages with the architectural legacy of Indian Modern Masters – a successful negotiation of tropical climates, creative use of limited resources and a concern with the production of social spaces. Yet it departs from this paradigm significantly in its playful manipulation of form and structure.
The inherent (and inherited) belief in space as a protagonist of architecture, has led to the creation of common spaces of varying scale and character, that thread through the entire building as a strong narrative - knitting together vividly patterned shaded nooks, delicate terraces overlooking the landscape, dramatic overhangs, canopied areas, and multilevel arenas for students to occupy. The structures are further punctuated through the use of earthy colors, where each modular block and public path is coded by a specific color.