Ar. Lavanyaa addressed the students of CAAD about the evolution of traditional performing art centers and theatres, as dictated by the ancient texts of India. She elaborated on the various classifications of theatre spaces, the ancient directives governing their design and the versatility and requirements of performing arts as a building function.
In this line of events the renowned Architect Shri. M. S. Selvakumar (Director, RUHI Design, Atelier) delivered a talk titled “Emerging Scenarios, Evolving Typologies, Crafting Lifestyles ” on 27th January 2015.
Mr.Selvakumar introduced the exemplary large scale projects dealt by him in the practice. He spoke about the projects from the concept sketches of internationally acclaimed architects through its various stages of construction to completion. The speaker reiterated the need of various tools of expression that the students should develop during the design stage to convey their ideas such as the free hand sketches, concept models, 3d renderings and encouraged the students to strengthen the requisite skills for the same. Mr.Selva 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
Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar, the Director of Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design outlined the lecture and formally invited the speaker to address the students.
The lecture concluded with a vibrant interaction session followed by refreshments and high tea. Mr. H. Karthiban Co-ordinator of lecture series presented the vote of thanks.