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Rural Site Visit

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.
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CAAD Facuties outing to Chokhi Dhani

On 25 Nov 2016, at the ending of the semester, all the faculty members enjoyed a recreational visit to Chokhi Dhani, a themed resort on the outskirts of Chennai. The place showcased the experience of Rajasthan brought down south, with regional food, folk arts and performing arts presented to their visitors.
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Rural Documentation

Students got exposure to the methodology of conducting various surveys covering physical, visual characteristics and socio economic aspects. They were able to understand the vernacular and traditional architecture involving local building materials and construction techniques.
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Site Visit – Measured Drawing

The entire study was divided into 2 sessions. On site, the students studied the building thoroughly by measuring it and preparing various sketches. The second session focused on the importance of documentation where the students translated the sketches done on site in the form of floor plans, elevations, sections, details, etc.,
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Field Visit to Pichavaram

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.
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