As incessant rains have hit the people of Chennai severely, free bus services were in operation for the flood-hit people from various parts of the Chennai as part of CAAD - Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design Community Outreach Program.
The student batch of 2015 visited two villages in Pollachi, Coimbatore during January 2017 as part of their Rural Settlement Study, to study, document and analyse the built environment and settlement patterns.
This site visit to Pichavaram gave an opportunity for the students to have a better understanding of the various site features like landscape, topography, climatic conditions, etc. that influence the design process. This acquired knowledge will significantly help them in improving their approaches towards their design.