KSSA : Student Works
Design walk
  • IHCN

    India's vivid cultural history and rich architectural forms is all an outcome of the rise and fall of various kingdoms. The extravagant monuments glorify the past and uplift our traditions and culture. To understand the importance of these, the students at KSSA attended the training class conducted by the IHCN at Venkattaapa Art Gallery on the 29th of December 2015. The internship program included surveying of protected and unprotected monuments and vernacular houses along with the understanding of the traditions and the rapidly dying craftsmanship. Mr. T.S. Prasad, project consultant along with Mr.Halkatti and Mr.S.M.Prasad explained in detail about the aspects of a monument to be observed. Their heritage, protection methods, skills and ideologies adopted, training, preservation and structures -were amongst the topics discussed. For a demo, they visited Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. This was followed by surveys conducted in Bangalore and Tumkur on the 5th and 6th of January 2016. The three parts surveyed in Tumkur were- Hulikal, Turvekere and Sira while the Venkataramaswamy temple was surveyed in Bangalore. The aim of the internship was to spread the knowledge of vernacular architecture and to understand the construction methods and local materials involved.

Design walk
  • "Good design is partially creativity and innovation but primarily knowledge and awareness."

    Chuck Green

    On the 21st of January 2016, a design walk was organised by the architectural design faculties of KSSA. It took place in gavipuram near the Gangadhareshwara temple. The design walk began with exploration of the Hanumantha Nagar Park along with Architect Kqili, who knew the place like the back of her hand. As we went ourbaway, we were briefed about the history of Gavipuram and the forces shaping the architecture of that era. Divided into groups of 3, we documented historic structures like the Kempegowda structure, the Harihara temple and a parasol stone structure. Along with this, the area was mapped out. Once that was wrapped up we headed to meet a group of Foreign Exchange Student from Wisconsin USA. These students were in Bangalore to study globalisation, environmental issues and their impact. With them we visited two rural houses, a local wedding hall, an ancient graveyard, the samadhi of Sajjanrao, a Kempe Gowda monument and the Gavi Gangadeshwara temple. Our final stop was a site chosen for our next design assignment of designing a public utility space. It was a pleasant surprise to see that inspite of western influences Bangalore had still retained it authenticity and traditions. The design walk boosted our knowledge and gave us and insight into the architecture of India's garden city.

  • Fire flies: Design walk

    A great way to learn, they say, is through experience. And experience comes only by exploration. One amongst the many pit stops of our experiential learning was the design walk at Fireflies. Fireflies is campus located just ahead of Kanakapura Road away from the city's hustle and bustle. Managed by Mr. Siddharth, Fireflies is an Earth Spirituality Ashram which focuses on the theological renewal and action along the social and cultural lines. Before exploring the area, our design faculty Mr. Satya Prakash Varanashi briefed us on the presence and purpose of Fireflies. We were then asked to observe and absorb the campus individually which was followed by a design discussion. The discussion made us aware of the difference between tangible and intangible perceptions of the human mind . Each of us were then asked to choose a tree and design tree house for it as a part of our next design assignment. After lunch our Basic Design and Visual Application faculty, Ms. Ashmitha Mondal gave us an assignment on rendering with ink . All in all, Fireflies taught us not only about eco friendly methods of life and architecture , but also opened the eyes to a world of endless possibilities where Design was concerned.

  • IHCN

    India's vivid cultural history and rich architectural forms is all an outcome of the rise and fall of various kingdoms. The extravagant monuments glorify the past and uplift our traditions and culture. To understand the importance of these, the students at KSSA attended the training class conducted by the IHCN at Venkattaapa Art Gallery on the 29th of December 2015. The internship program included surveying of protected and unprotected monuments and vernacular houses along with the understanding of the traditions and the rapidly dying craftsmanship. Mr. T.S. Prasad, project consultant along with Mr.Halkatti and Mr.S.M.Prasad explained in detail about the aspects of a monument to be observed. Their heritage, protection methods, skills and ideologies adopted, training, preservation and structures -were amongst the topics discussed. For a demo, they visited Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. This was followed by surveys conducted in Bangalore and Tumkur on the 5th and 6th of January 2016. The three parts surveyed in Tumkur were- Hulikal, Turvekere and Sira while the Venkataramaswamy temple was surveyed in Bangalore. The aim of the internship was to spread the knowledge of vernacular architecture and to understand the construction methods and local materials involved.