The aim of the conference is to give importance and understand the regional strengths in architecture and to create the awareness about the indigenous urban and rural habitat.Even as we march forward in time, we cannot afford to forget or let go of our ancestral knowledge bank, which is rich with solutions for the problems arising in design and architecture in the current times. It has often been seen that the best sustainable solutions in architecture, emerge from local and traditional wisdom.
Many practitioners and academicians in the field are working in the said area and there is immense volume of research, experience and case studies accumulated by them over their working years. With this in mind, we would like to invite papers/research and speakers from around the country to share their knowledge and experience with us and enrich the conference.
With keynote speeches and presentations from stalwarts in the field like Ar. Shashi Bhooshan, Ar. Manoj Kini and Ar Shikha Jain, we hope to provide a unique opportunity for in-depth technical discussions, interaction and exchange of ideas or research in vernacular architecture, also to explore the potential of their application in modern context.
Keeping the conference theme in mind, the area has been sub-divided into the following sub-themes:
1. Vernacular architecture and building practices
2. Historical lessons-Contemporary solutions
3. Traditional Space Planning
4. Material and construction technologies
5. Best practices and case studies
6. Traditional crafts and innovations.
Refer to the brochure below, for more details and registeration.