Mr.Selvakumar presented the challenges at site while implementing the large scale projects and explained the design decisions that were adopted to further the project without compromising the design intent. He deliberated on the advanced technologies deployed in the projects and also the huge quantum of services which make these projects functional.
As Part of the CAAD’s course curriculum, Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design’s students visited the Cholamandal Artists’ Village to do a case study on artist’s residences on 26th February 2015.
The speaker shared numerous issues pertaining to planning which can be addressed by buildings designed with a sense of responsibility towards the society, and sensitivity to the site. Mr.Doss enlightened the students about the about the various skills they develop in their course of study which enables them to be successful in the field of town planning.
The event started with an introductory lecture on Architectural Model making. Students went through training on understand about different kind of Architectural model making materials, tools and Techniques. Cutting methods, scoring techniques, pasting methods, scaling, interior - models and base work and Making the models with beautiful landscape.
Architect A. S. Aravindh elaborately dealt with the aspects of Traditional values in Indian architecture deployed by Raj Rewal in his works. The speaker further highlighted the architectural vocabulary and the treatment of structure as an aesthetic element seen from Rewal’s architecture.
In this line of events architect Shri. Ravi Shankar (GIS Manager, EBOLA Outbreak and Response, World Health Organisation, HQ Geneva) and Architect. Amudha Ravi Shankar (Architect & Urban Planner) engaged in a dialogue with the students & sought their aspirations post eduction. They extended the discussion elaborating on the various “Niche Markets” where architecture education can a make diffirence.
The Council of Architecture and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi had organised a symposium titled “Ar.B.V.Doshi – A Retrospective” on 28.11.2014 at Conference Hall, NGMA, New Delhi. Prof.Vinodh Vijayakumar shared a dialogue with the legendary architect during the event.
The students further explored the use of clay in evolving fluid forms and thoroughly enjoyed the fruitful workshop with high-spirited delight. Art Studio Mr.Vinoth Kumar from CAAD co-ordinated the workshop and ensured the essentials in order and the effective participation of one and all.
Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design was awarded the ‘Best Architecture Institution 2014’ under the New Institution category. Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar received the award from Honorable Commissioner of Minorities Welfare Department Mr. A. Mohammed Aslam, I.A.S.
Students visited Dakshina Chitra to develop their live sketching skills perspective drawing as a part of the Art Studio programme. Students also took a walking tour in the premise along with the faculty to get acquainted to the construction methodologies and the building materials of the different vernacular architectural styles in the region.