In this line of events architect Shri. Ravi Shankar (GIS Manager, EBOLA Outbreak and Response, World Health Organisation, HQ Geneva) and Architect. Amudha Ravi Shankar (Architect & Urban Planner) engaged in a dialogue with the students & sought their aspirations post eduction. They extended the discussion elaborating on the various “Niche Markets” where architecture education can a make diffirence.
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.