NARI GANDHI TROPHY 2011 “Inspired by Yesterday Aspired for Tomorrow” PREMISE: India simultaneously lives in three time zones. Moorings from the past and aspirations for tomorrow coexist today to create the present. In India therefore history is not a fossilised past but rather a continuum of the tradition.
History lives on as tradition. A land of long history and deep traditions, its architectural landscape has innumerable edifices that have transcended time to remain timeless even after centuries and millennia.
They have sustained the rigour of place and people over time. This has been so due to consistent process of adaptation over changed time and circumstance. Continuum of core traditional ethos along with adaptation of the new dimensions of the changed times. Their survival over time is in itself the proof of its acceptance and appropriateness over changed time and circumstance. These examples are the worthy resources to learn from them about their Spatiality (quality of timelessness), Sustainability (resource management) as well as plurality (Sociocultural appropriateness).
Why is it that architecture of yester year continues to inspire awe, even at times after functional obsolescence (i. e. step wells)? What are the spatial qualities that render them awe inspiring and experientially engaging across time? What makes them environmentally sustainable to remain energy efficient for climate comforts? What have been their constructional strategies to optimise on material resources? What are the design attributes that render them socio-culturally appropriate?
Can we not learn from such time tested architecture and apply their principles of timeless aesthetics, environmental sustainability, constructional efficiency or functional plurality to the contemporary architecture. To interpret and apply the essence of traditional wisdom with their due adaptations for times to come. TASK: ? Select a contemporary architectural design project from past three decades (after 1980A. D. which adequately demonstrates that it is inspired from the architecture of the past and aspires for the needs of the future. The design must aptly demonstrate what aspects of architectural design from traditional/ ancient/ classical Indian architecture are identified, understood, interpreted and how have they been applied/translated in the contemporary architecture with necessary transformations. National Association of Students of Architecture 54th Annual NASA Convention Nari Gandhi Trophy 2011 NARI GANDHI TROPHY 2011 ?
The analysis must identify and highlight at least two of the four dimensions (Spatiality, Sustainability, Socio-cultural appropriability and Structural efficiency) that have inspired from architecture of the past and have been re interpreted in the present design. Architecture is a sum total of design decisions about Sitting and location; form and massing, scale and proportion; space organisation and movement; Choice of space making elements; material and construction techniques; as well as surface finishes and embellishments.
Please analyse the chosen architectural project in sufficient depth to include references to most of above mentioned design decisions. The selected architectural project must be a campus (at least two or more buildings on a plot) and not a single building, in order to offer design potential concerning organisational attributes between built masses and inter relationship between the built and the un built. ? ? SPECIFICATIONS: Panel: One 8’ x 4’ panel in landscape format will be provided for display.
No part of the presentation shall spill out the 8’ x 4’ panel.. • Presentation: Maximum number of sheets not to exceed 15 A1 This can either be in single panel format or part panel format • Single panel This mode of presentation requires the entire 8’ x 4’ panel to be covered which would be considered equivalent to 6 A1 sheets. The remaining 9 A1 sheets may be overlaid on the panel. The Shape and size of the overlays on the single panel shall be left to the discretion of the participants. Part Panel o This presentation is possible in two forms either covering 2/3rd of the panel or 1/3rd o A 2/3rd panel would be considered equivalent to 4 A1 sheets, along with which a maximum of 11 A1 sheets in a calendar and / or overlay format is allowed. o A 1/3 rd panel would be considered equivalent to 2 A1 sheets, along with which a maximum of 13 A1 sheets in a calendar and / or overlay format is allowed. National Association of Students of Architecture 54th Annual NASA Convention Nari Gandhi Trophy 2011 NARI GANDHI TROPHY 2011 Each overlay (does not require a logo) would be considered as one A1 sheet irrespective of the size not exceeding A1. (The overlay must be cut from an A1 sheet). • All individual sheets and panels shall have NASA logo as per NASA logo guidelines in proper specification should feature on right hand bottom corner. • Scale model are not allowed, however Photos of the model may be used in the presentation sheet • 2 copies of the CD containing the soft copy of the entire report along with the A. V. Presentation must be submitted.
One of these is for the N. I. D. C. archives and the other for the use of the college in A. V. Presentation. The 2nd CD will be returned to the respective college. 1st CD must contain name of the college. • Two identical copies of a Report (hard bound) not exceeding 20 A4 pages that give an entire overview of the project should accompany the submission. The report should feature the NASA logo appropriately on the cover page and on each page of the report. Both copies should contain the college code and name of the project on the cover.
However, only one copy should have the name of the College featured. AUDIO – VISUAL PRESENTATION: – Jury members shall shortlist the colleges for A. V. presentation. Time given for the short listed entries shall not exceed l0 minutes. No college shall reveal its identity in any manner either in sheets, reports or the presentation. – 2 copies of the CD containing the soft copy (editable and non editable) of the entire report, sheets and the A. V. Presentation must be submitted. One of these is for the N. I. D. C. archives and the other for the use of the college in A.
V. Presentation. Both CDs should contain the college code and only one should mention the name of the college. – In AV Presentation, NASA logo as per NASA logo guidelines is mandatory. Note: The identity/name of the participating college should NOT feature in any way on any of the Report, Presentation sheets/AV presentation. All colleges are requested to adhere to the mentioned specifications, failing which the entry will be disqualified. National Association of Students of Architecture 54th Annual NASA Convention Nari Gandhi Trophy 2011