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.
The fourteenth of the CAAD lecture series had architect Innisai Rajasabai of studio.INN, Chennai and artist Varsha Narayanan lecture on the topic “Ancient Indian Architecture” on 27th November 2015.
Ar. Innisai commenced the lecture by explaining the difference between traditional architecture and vernacular architecture which are often interchanged. A glimpse of the various codes for construction and other abundant Sanskrit literature related to architecture that has been left unexplored were explained. The lecture also deliberated on the concepts of sustainability that was evident in the ancient methods of construction. The possibility of using the available literature in contemporary buildings and urban planning was discussed. The lecture concluded with some videos of ancient Indian architecture and on a strong note that learning to regard and appreciate our own history is crucial for the future.
Our Director, Ar. Vinodh Vijayakumar felicitated the speakers with mementos at the end of the session. The event concluded with vote of thanks by CAAD student representative.