KSSA :Seminars
Seminar-1, EWS Housing
  • Many of us have heard the comment that architecture profession is getting very elitist, missing on being sensitive to the needs of common people. With this concern, we are organizing a talk on social responsibility of architects.

    The seminar was an interactive talk session by Ms. Katyayini Chamaraj, exe. trustee, CIVIC Bangalore on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016 in our studios, as a part of Aalochana 2016 event series. Prof. Sathya Prakash Varanashi facilitated the event, sharing the experiences from his firm.

Seminar-2,Smart cities
  • Owing to India’s growing urban population and the increasing scarcity of resources, the new government is emphasizing on the development of sustainable cities. The government plans to develop 100 new smart cities to accommodate the 120 Million people who are likely to migrate into cities over the next 6 years. The construction industry forms 6.3% of the Indian GDP. With 1.52 Billion Sq. Feet of green construction, India forms the second largest market in the world for sustainable real estate. The seminar provided insights into the Indian market and clear understanding of how different organizations can participate in what will be one of the most ambitious attempt at sustainability in India. The seminar was conducted on the 2 nd of April 2016 by Ar. Nirup Jayanth, who is heading Jurong consultants

Seminar-3, Vedic Architecture
  • This was a seminar with Stapathi Raja Ganapathi and Ar. Shanmuga Prasad on how our ancestors built temples. The talk was mainly about - Right Direction: The orientation of a building has a dramatic and easily measured impact upon the quality of life of its occupants. Right Placement of Rooms: Vedic buildings are designed so that energies from the sun correspond to the specific activities performed within the building. Right Proportion: Proportion is a key to successful design in nature. Right proportion in the interior and exterior of buildings can connect individual intelligence to cosmic intelligence. Natural, Nontoxic Materials and Solar Energy: Vedic architecture promotes natural and nontoxic construction materials. It also emphasizes filling rooms with sunlight and fresh air, as well as the use of photovoltaics for onsite energy generation. It is hard to deny that many aspects of these design principles echo current trends for sustainable and eco-friendly building.