Civic Architecture – Social Relevance and Convergence – Paper
Associate Prof Asif R Khan – will be taking over as Head of Department – Al Salama Institute of Architecture, PERINTHALMANNA, Malappuram, Kerala.
Architecture mirrors the aspirations and achievements of a society. Every Society is continuously changing. Culture and traditions impart continuity to changing society (1).
|Fig. 1 Vadakkunnathan Temple @ Thekkinkadu Maiden (Thrissur)|
In broad framework the civic architectural identity of a locale / part of city could often be referred to as the biography of its people – a collective identity, which has evolved with time through profound behavioral and materialistic convergence. Resulting in identifiable whole depicted through built environment and its occupants. This experiential legibility cycle of reality/perception could be easily deciphered in Thrissur one of the most populous urban agglomerations of Kerala State, India.
|Fig. 2 City Center Mall – Contemporary Outlook (Thrissur)|
|Fig. 3 The Cycle of Universal Correlation (2)|
|Fig. 4 Swaraj Round – Street Perspective – Transition in Built Morphology with Time|
The things that we human beings build or evolve are the result of our endeavors in two directions; on the one end we proclaim accomplishment of a purpose – a built environment to accommodate certain activities and on the other to nurture an expression that could communicate desired response based on the context (3).
|Fig. 5 Brahmaswam Madham – Traditional Vedic Study Center (Thrissur)|
|Mattancherry Artistic Impression|