• COVID-19 – Ideation & Response – A proposal by Team Thumbimpressions

    COVID-19 – Ideation & ResponseA proposal by Team Thumbimpressions


    This is visualized as an open source document. Anyone can use, modify and add to this based on their need. The ‘Team Thumbimpressions’ does not claim any rights over it. A collective response through cooperation, collaboration and coordination is a way forward.

    Proposal for Temporary Hospital


    The Thumbimpressions Team has prepared an immediate proposal for a temporary hospital based on its competencies that it can offer in this moment of crisis. The team would be keen to help the government and any other organization working or keen to work in this area. There are three proposals which form the basis of our suggestions and each of them are valid depending on the resource and direction our government suggests to move in during this crisis.They areas follows:

    1. Adaptation of existing buildings to hospitals
    2. Adaptation of already existing exhibition large span structures to hospitals
    3. Design of temporary hospitals

    We are willing to support in all three situations.

    Design of temporary hospital


    The temporary hospital is imagined to be a stage where the capacity of the existing health care infrastructure is exhausted and the number of patients is far beyond the number of hospital beds. In such a grave situation; the assumption has been made that the existing hospital and their doctors will still remain the nodal point from where the rest of the patients will be treated. The existing hospital will therefore need extension.This will ensure that the patients are still able to use the existing facility of the hospital. Also for doctors; it would be better to take care of the patients in their proximity.

    The temporary hospital needs to be erected in open space around the existing hospital including the parking facility (open space). Some minor existing roads connecting the hospital may be converted into an extended hospital using a temporary structure. The other option could be to readapt some buildings around the hospital and convert them into temporary hospitals.

    Key Words: Ease of assembly and disassembly, Contextual use of materials, Easy to clean and maintain, COVID-19, temporary structures, emergency response.


    The temporary hospital rests on three ideas, namely; contextual use of skills, ease of assembly and easy to replace, clean and maintain

    Contextual use of skills

    The proposal uses existing pools of skills related to fabrication, masonry and carpentry in order to assemble the building. This is meant to ease dependence on any specialized skills or labour to build which ensures replicable and further modification based on availability of such skills.

    Ease of Assembly

    The system adapted to the building uses scaffoldings (eg. Cup-lock systems, pipe & swivel clamp systems) which are used by shuttering contractors in the market. In case it is not available in large quantities, the design shall easily adapt to bamboo by merely replacing one material with another and simple modification of details.

    The joinery techniques for both the structural materials are simple and shall require rudimentary skills to erect it. Later, the structure can be dismantled and reused.

    Easy to replace clean and maintain

    The enclosing materials are selected to replace whenever required based on the direction of the medical team. There are three options proposed: The partition between each bed has a provision of putting medical curtains. All the wiring and services are worked out in exposed conditions. The floors can be temporarily made out of vinyl sheet or equivalent material laid over paver blocks gives a continuous joint free cleanable surface.


    The overall layout of the building is flexible and can adapt to various site situation. The building unit is made out of a medical volume with two layers of corridor, a medical room for doctors and other staff and a semi open space cum waiting area. These three units can be organized in various combinations for the desired building.

    Implementation strategy

    The overall implementation procedure and strategy would be governed by the level of cooperation and collaboration by various agencies in the process. It is assumed that the state/centre level ministry would provide all necessary permissions and order directives to mentioned agencies and also aid in ease of functioning along with medical professionals, police personnel, municipal corporators, and various transport agencies.

    Areas in which possible expertise can be applied

    15 Sustainable Interior Design Tips For Eco-Conscious Spaces

    Sustainable interior design implies the modern aspect of crafting spaces and understanding varying styles and trends. The need for eco-friendly design emerges from various challenges such as climate change, cluttered space, and losing touch with nature. Sustainable interior design follows the principles of green design, connecting the hues of earth and the texture of nature, […]

    Read More

    TADstories with Ar. Anjali Rawat| Anjali Rawat Architects

    Anjali Rawat, the founder of Anjali Rawat Architects talks about her passion for architecture and her design strategies. Anjali Rawat Architects is a multidisciplinary design firm founded by Anjali Rawat in the city of Mumbai. The firm has an expertise in high rise apartments, residential and office interiors as well as resplendent villas. In an […]

    Read More

    Paint Your Personality With 15 Color Palette For House Interior

    So when it comes to ambience, colors play a role. As designers, we always look out for a color palette for house interior while walking, travelling, or just wondering. When designing the interior, the color combination, shades, and contrast glimpse into the color palette for the house interior. There are thousands of colors and shades […]

    Read More

    20 Must-Read Architecture Books For Any Designer

    Architecture is a discipline with a great depth of sensibility to craft the experience of spaces. Architecture books are the medium for in-depth research, theory, and thoughts often hidden beneath the physical structures. For any architect, student, or enthusiast, architecture books serve as a tool to learn about buildings from the masters. Looking at this […]

    Read More

    50 Best Wall Moulding Design Inspirations For Your Interiors

    Wall Moulding Design is a great way to amp up your space and elevate the overall look of your home. There are a wide range of moulding designs that can add a distinct character to your space. Wall moulding design comes from different kinds of materials, such as PVC, plaster, wood, etc. The right choice […]

    Read More

    Rooftop Design Ideas – 20 Brilliant Ideas for your Indian Roofs

    Rooftop design ideas open up an interesting world for your roofs or terraces to be meaningful and beautiful at the same time. In India, rooftop design ideas hold immense potential to address critical challenges and enhance community well-being. By integrating solar energy generation, green spaces, and rainwater harvesting, rooftops can contribute significantly to sustainable urban […]

    Read More

    50 Magnificent Gate Design That Will Protect Your Home

    Gate Design is an important feature of any home. Numerous scopes for experimentation open up when delving into the design possibilities. Materials like wood and black steel are popular options in Indian homes. At the same time, designers also experiment with a combination of materials that suits their aesthetic. Buying mass-produced gate design has become […]

    Read More

    50 Refreshing Terrace Design Inspirations Essential for Urban Spaces

    A rejuvenating terrace design is a breath of fresh air. One can experience the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of their home. At the same time, a good terrace design can help one relax after a stressful day. It is a representation of one’s style and character. Terrace Design can seem minimalistic and semi-open or functional with a jacuzzi […]

    Read More

    Top 25 Architects in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad is a city that boasts a rich and diverse architectural heritage that has been shaped by its history and cultural influences. The city has been ruled by various dynasties, including the Qutb Shahis, the Mughals, and the Nizams, who have all left their mark on its architecture and influenced young architects in Hyderabad. The […]

    Read More


    Hyderabad, the city of Nizams, is not just known for its rich cultural heritage but also for its booming interior design industry. With an increasing demand for quality and unique interior design solutions, the city has become a hub for talented and skilled interior designers in hyderabad who are making waves in the industry. In […]

    Read More
  • Atithi-Gujarati Style Restaurant Interiors | P square Designs

    Santorini Style Themed Penthouse Interior In Pune | Between Walls