On August 28, 2017, CAAD- Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design hosted their 26th Lecture titled “Visual Communication: Powering a design narrative” by Ar. Tahaer Zoyab, at their campus in Thumbakkam. The architect discussed his projects of varied scales with students, elaborating on the nature and technique of customized visual representation employed in every project. The lecture was presided over by CAAD Chairman Prof. Dr. V. R Rajendran and CAAD Director Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar.
The session started with an interaction with the students about their idea of heritage and heritage value and the understanding of tangible and intangible spaces. She also focused on why It is important to understand our own heritage and how this can be extended in the process of architectural design.
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 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.