The eleventh of the CAAD lecture series had renowned conservation architect Ms. Kalpana from Chennai, who deliberated her experiences and memories on the topic “Tracing the history of Madras through built heritage”. This lecture materialised in a time when we all Chennaites geared up to celebrate the existence of its city as ‘Madras Week’ celebrations from August 16-23.
In this line of events architect Shri. A. S. Aravindh delivered a talk titled ‘Rewal’s Architecture‘ reflecting on the significant works of legendary architect Shri. Raj Rewal.
Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar, the Director of Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design outlined the lecture and formally invited the speaker to address the students.
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. The talk came to a closure with a very interactive session between the faculty members of CAAD and the speaker inquiring in depth about the lecture. Ar. A. S. Aravindh further shared his professional as well as personal experiences working with Raj Rewal on what makes him a true master in the profession.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks by the lecture series Mr. H. Karthiban, refreshments and high tea.