The lecture started with a series of visuals highlighting the evolution of dwelling units across the world and the basis of different spaces in response to varied contexts. She shared her research idea on the concept of dwelling that's understood as a part of one’s basic needs and considered private can be inferred as an urban element by intervening it in the context of time, place and user group.
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.