the second prototype for CANOPY@ChandniChowk

Posted on December 4, 2008

Across the last few days I made a second prototype of the CANOPY@ChandniChowk with the help of Ajay Mayekar, Dhaval Shellugar and Rutwik Sath, who are architects from Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi, the school of architecture in Mumbai.

Vaibhav Kaley, Vir Singh and Gaurav gave very valuable inputs for the design of the second prototype.

How it differs from the first prototype:
1) It is self-supporting structure and doesn’t need to be grouted in the ground (i.e. you don’t need to dig the earth)
2) it uses bolts for all the major structural joints and not ropes and so is muh more stable and sturdy
3) It is much more lighter and cost-effective/cheaper
4) It can take the load of at least two-three children who climb the first level to water the plants hanging from the second level

Some photographs of the new structure:

The initial drawing drafted by Ajay and Ritwik after our first discussion:

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