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, renowned Architect Shri. D. Ramakrishnan delivered a lecture titled “Mapping Principles of Architecture through Works of Architect Louis-I-Kahn” on 23rd May 2015 at the Rajamannaraiah Hall at CAAD premises. Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar, Director – Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design outlined the lecture and formally invited the speaker to address the students.
Architect Shri. D. Ramakrishnan embarked on the lecture with a theoretical approach to design highlighting the various Elements of Architecture and with a series of visuals and clarified the principles deployed in the design. He narrated how the buildings were in tune with the philosophies of the Master Architects. Further the lecture travelled through the context and ideologies of the legendary architect Louis-I-Kahn’s works and relates the Principles of Architecture through one of his Prominent Works ‘The Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban (National Assembly of Bangladesh).
The talk came to a closure with a very interactive session between the students, faculty members of CAAD and the speaker inquiring in depth about the geometries and experience through the National Assembly of Bangladesh. Architect Shri. D. Ramakrishnan further shared his professional and personal experiences working on various projects with international consultants and encouraged the budding architects to become masters in the profession. The speaker went through the works of the CAAD students which was on display at the exhibition hall and appreciated the student’s expression and the process of design deployed at CAAD in achieving the desired output for each design exercise.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. Anbukarasi and educative session concluded with high tea all participants.