Asian Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award 2021

Asian Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award 2021

The City Link, Kochi – Anushri Joshi
Kochi, a city with rich cultural heritage is among the first twenty cities to be included among the Smart Cities Mission and is gearing up to imagine its future. The program was to design a space for the newer functions of e-governance and outreach centres. The design-at all the scales from site planning, formal expression, spatial hierarchy to materiality and quality of spaces- evolved from the understandings drawn from the idea of democracy, the vernacular typology and the unique Chinese fishing nets acting as a metaphor. The structure is evocative of these ideas and acts as a link that connects spaces of the domestic to the democratic institutional through reinterpretation, that connects individuals to the city’s functioning system and as a link that connects the traditional to the future.


Awareness Centre for social and environmental consciousness and creativity, Mawphlang – Ambika Lambah

Mawphlang, situated in the East Khasi Hills, has to withstand both floods as well as seismic disturbances, with perhaps an even greater and growing risk, as the local community is beginning to replace their traditional building systems with ones that aren’t conducive to its geography.  
Envisaged as an ‘Awareness Centre for Social and Environmental Consciousness and Creativity’, the intent of the program is to create a platform for exchange of energies between the community and curious individuals from all over the world.
The intervention is an attempt to meet the context’s needs with modern innovation combined with the use of local materials such as mud, bamboo, local grasses and wood to recalibrate and revive the vernacular architecture that the community takes pride in.

Bergen School of Architecture, Norway

Bergen School of Architecture, Norway

(EXPLORATIONS IN OCEAN SPACE III A choreography for Norskehavet / the Norwegian Ocean)

Kripa Jain and Sushant Tiwari  from the final year B.Arch have been selected for this exchange program. This workshop includes an introduction to terms and definitions concerting man nature relations; including ecology, sustainability, the Anthropocene and post-Anthropocene. This workshop includes an introduction to terms and definitions concerting man nature relations; including ecology, sustainability, the Anthropocene and post-Anthropocene. The course begins with projecting. In order to structurally include plural forms of understanding, the programme explores intuitive, artistic, technological and scientific directions, including the distinct methods particular to each. Intuitive “projective “works installed during the course’s opening workshop are important to explain personal relations to the sea and to forge or reexamine emotional ties. This is followed by researching the work of relevant contemporary artists and adapting their methods to  course theme. Through this process, new ways of communicating critical issues and engaging the senses are opened up – some of which have direct influence on the final project direction. The artistic research serves as inspiration- the focus lies in the making of the student’s own interpretation.

One semester course will give credit of 30 ECTS, for one full year 60 ECTS. The student will have 2-3 different studio courses to choose between. The student then follows one topic, one course, one teacher the whole semester. In this course one will have integrated architecture, design, art, theory, construction etc. It all comes as one “package”, not split up into minor credits/units.

Norman Foster Fellowship Program 2020/21

Norman Foster Foundation Fellowship – Re-materializing Housing Workshop

Selected Student: Dev Desai 2020 Batch

Dev Desai, KRVIA batch 2020 was selected for the Norman Foster Foundation Fellowship- Rematerializing Housing Workshop 2020. The fellowship of ten selected scholars from around the world, drawn from diverse backgrounds including architecture, arts and humanities, sustainability, technology and materials will explore the future possibilities of Housing, in relation with affordability and the use of innovative techniques, material experimentation and sustainable design.

Each grant will cover all transportation, accommodation and incurred costs related to the workshop in Madrid. Scholars will be invited to engage with an interdisciplinary Academic Body composed of researchers, industry practitioners and academicians.This is aan open Fellowship Program of one week’s duration.