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International tours

Feb 15, 2013
Dubai
Exploration of modern high-rise building architecture 

Students visited Dubai for exploration of modern high-rise building architecture. The focus was also on understanding the services related to such architecture. The students also studied the traditional Arabian settlement so as to understand the indigenous climatological techniques used for appropriate living in desert areas.

Dec 20, 2011
Sri Lanka
Exploration of regional  modern Sri Lankan architecture 

The tour of Srilanka was with the objective of exploring the master architect, Geoffrey Bawa and his point of view of architecture. Students thought upon the transitions of traditional regional Srilankan architecture to contemporary architecture through study of the master architect.

National tours

Dec 9, 2014
Auroville
Exploration of Earth Architecture

Students of 3rd year explored earth-architecture and bamboo as a construction material in Auroville. Bamboo is a renewable and versatile non-timber resource that appears to be a promising material in building construction. Simultaneously, by meeting various experts on earth construction, students looked into the relevance of earth architecture in a historical context and tried to comprehend the important learning derived from the same.

Jul 22, 2014
Goa
Exploration of Portuguese settlement architecture

Students of 4th year explored the natural landscapes of Goa along with the historical Portuguese architecture. The students looked into colonial settlement to explore the local culture through architecture and cuisine.

Feb 18, 2013
Aurangabad
Study of rock- cut architecture

Students of 1st year experienced rock cut cave architecture and rock cut temple architecture at Ajanta and Ellora.

The students also interacted with Ar. Ajay Kulkarni who talked about approach to design. Students also visited the Department of Architecture at MIT, Aurangabad.

Sep 30, 2012
Delhi
Study of Islamic architecture

Students of 2nd year visited Delhi and Agra with the aim to familiarize themselves with Mughal architectural typologies of tombs, mausoleums ad mosque architecture. The study focused on analysis of scale, proportions and composition of architectural elements vis-à-vis the art of creating landscapes.

Local tours

Oct 7, 2013
Ramtek
Exploration of Archaeological site

Students explored the archaeological excavations at Mansar and also visited Kalidas Smarak, a famous cultural centre at Ramtek. They also had an insight into the temple architecture of Gadh mandir (a Jain temple) and Ram mandir.