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.
As a part of academic curriculum, the second years made a comprehensive study of a rural settlement to create a holistic understanding of the socio – cultural, geographic, and economic aspects that shape the built environment.
Students were taken to a village SIRUKARUMBUR in Vellore district for on site documentation of the village in three phases.
|Phase – I||Visual and Socio Economic Documentation||12th Jan ’16 – 13th Jan’ 16|
|Phase – II||Physical Documentation||31st Jan’ 16 – 3rd Feb’ 16|
|Phase – III||Vernacular study Documentation||12th Feb’ 16 – 15th Feb’ 16|
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.