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YOUNG ARCHITECTS FESTIVAL                                                 PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION NovemberThe Indian Ins...
30th November. West Bengal Chapter, the East Zone Champs, won                 delegates received from the President of the...
2. Public Relations & Membership Growth Sub-committee:-                 Executive Committee                               ...
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IIA West Bengal Chapter Newsletter of December 2011

  1. 1. NEWSLETTER REGISTERED UNDER THE SOCIETIES REGISTRATION ACT XXI OF 1860 REGISTERED HEAD OFFICE : PROSPECT CHAMBERS ANNEXE, DR. D. N. ROAD, FORT, MUMBAI 400 001, PHONE : 2204 6972, 2288 4805 l FAX : 2283 2516 l GRAM : STHAPATYA MAILING ADDRESS : 121, SHANTI PALLY, R. B. CONNECTOR, KOLKATA 700 107 l TEL : 2441 2106 THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS WEST BENGAL CHAPTER ISSUE NO. 06/2010-2012 15th December, 2011FROM THE CHAIRMANS DESK EDITORIALDear Members, Dear Friends,Congratulations to you all for winning the Best Chapter Award! We head towards the New Year with a lot of pride and happiness. The present committee is now a year old and in this time theAs Chairman of the Chapter, I thank you most heartily for making Chapters humdrum of meaningful activities have been so wellit possible. Our cricketers, the East zone Champs, were up against rewarded and recognised at the national level.the young and spirited team of Andhra Pradesh in the finals andlost gracefully to become Runners up 2011. Wholehearted The tragic incident at AMRI, Dhakuria is a cruel reminder that good, legitimate design is lost without regular checkups andcongratulations to our team! diligent maintenance drives. We as architects can do only so much to design in a way that promotes protection of life andWe are at the end of one year of our tenure and I hope that the property but as citizens we can be alert and proactive towardsjourney has been as fruitful and enjoyable for you as it has been unlawful practices in the business of building design.for me. At the Chapter, we have kept a record, in hard and soft copies, of all the brilliant professional presentations made this year andOf course, our participation in conferences and meets remains hope to include them along with the forthcoming ones in an archiveregular and in wholesome numbers. The Young Architects Festival for future Chandigarh and National convention at Hyderabad were events Do write in at the Chapter email and let us know of your suggestionswhich many of our members attended and brought back much in making this newsletter more comprehensive and for thought. With best wishes for Christmas and the New YearWe are so honoured to continue with our professional presentationsevery month, having taken a break only in October. These and Sonia Guptaour regular Tuesday meetings at the IIA office, we hope, aremaintaining their purpose of gathering members and bondingtogether in order to emerge as a strong architectural fraternity.I once again request and invite all fellow architects to be in touchwith us at the Chapter Premises where we are available everyTuesday, between 7.30 and 8.30 p.m. Your active involvementand suggestions are not only invaluable but also necessary.With the very best of wishes and warm regardsSubir Kumar Basu Sketch by Ar. Abhishek Dutta
  2. 2. YOUNG ARCHITECTS FESTIVAL PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION NovemberThe Indian Institute of Architects Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter organised 2011 ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD DAYthe Young Architects Festival 2011 from October 14 to 16 at OF ARCHITECTURE ANDChandigarh. This national event of IIA was held for the first time in WORLD HABITAT DAYthe magnificent city of Chandigarh where about 750 architects, urbanplanners, interior designers and students of these disciplines attended. World Day of Architecture and World Habitat Day was celebrated onThe Festival was inaugurated by Union cabinet Minister of 25th November, 2011 at Chapter premises, with a presentation byParliamentary Affairs, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal. The office bearers Ar. Ranajit Gupta. Ar. Gupta, who has a rich repertoire of extremelyof IIA graced the dias and the Chain of Office was handed over to Ar sensitive projects has been educated in Belgium and has worked inPrafulla Karkhanis, President IIA by Ar Jit Gupta, Vice President on Germany and India. His presentation reflected his vast experiencebehalf of Ar Vinay Parlekar, past Presiident IIA. and centred on design of different types of buildings that offered a wide snapshot of the various projects undertaken by the architect.While Ar. Karkhanis and Ar. Surinder Bahga spoke on Chandigarhsevolution and Le Corbusiers pioneering of modern architecture, One of his projects in Baghorbori Assam, where Architect Gupta hadAr Debatosh Sahu, Chairman Young Architects Committee, shared laid special emphasis on eco-sensitive design concerning planninghis views on the Festival. principles, climatology and also material use, was the highlight of theTwo events marked this important occasion, one, release of presentation. His attention to detail in articulation of space andProceedings of the International Conference, which was a part of this comprehensive planning strategies including traffic-transportationFestival, by the Honble Minister and two an Exhibition on works of solutions were eye openers and were appreciated by all present.Chapter architects. The Proceedings comprise 53 technical papers The presentation ended with a lively interactive session betweenfrom 9 countries including India and the Exhibition titled ‘Contextual Architect Gupta and the audience.Architecture’ is one of the few travelling ones on contemporaryarchitecture in India. Ar. Ranajit Gupta presenting at the celebration of World Day of Architecture and World Habitat Day NATCON and IIAPL 2011Lighting the lamp at YAF NATCON at Hyderabad was held on 2nd & 3rd December, 2011. As a precursor, the 1ST Semi-final Match of IIAPL cricket was held onAr. Debotosh Sahu, Chairman Young Architects Committee,being felicitated at YAF The all smiles Runner-up cricket team of WB Chapter
  3. 3. 30th November. West Bengal Chapter, the East Zone Champs, won delegates received from the President of the Institute. Ar. Shantaagainst Kerala Chapter easily, with 139/2 against 70/9 in 15 overs. Biswas, Ar. Shakuntala Basu and Ar. Ashok Kumar Sarkar receivedMan of the Match Ar. Sudipta Seal of WB Chapter achieved the certificate of appreciations from the Parent Body, IIA for theirhighest score of 75 runs and also took 6 wickets. Ar. Debaditya contributions to the Institute.Maitra, also of WB Chapter, made a handsome 33.In the final against hosts Andhra Pradesh Chapter, WB Chapter hadto chase a score of 151/2 in 15 overs but ended up with 109/7. CII-INDIAN GREEN BUILDINGThe highest scorer was Ar. Debaditya Maitra with 39 runs while COUNCILAr. Atanu Chakraborty took 2 wickets. Although Man of the Match CII-Indian Green Building Council is spearheading the Green Building movement in India since 2001. The vision of CII-IGBC is to usher in a Green Building Movement and facilitate India to emerge as one of the world leaders in Green Buildings by 2015. The Council works closely with all the stakeholders in promoting green buildings in India with over 1,330 registered organizations. With a modest beginning of 20,000 sq.ft. green built-up area in the country in the year 2003, today more than 1,295 registered green buildings projects with a built-up area of over 914 Million sq. ft are being constructed all over India, of which 198 green buildings are certified and fully functional.The impressive dais of NATCON 2011, Hyderabad Services offered by CII-IGBC includeMonoj was from Team AP, Man of the Tournament /Vetaran was Certification Servicesdeclared to be our very own Ar. Debaditya Maitra. Training programmesThe convention itself was held at Shilpa Kala Vedika at Hi Tech City,Hyderabad. The theme of the convention, Emerging Trends and Accredited Professional Examinationissues in Indian Architecture, was on various professional issues. Green Building MissionsThe seminars and deliberations were very inclusive and interactive. IGBC Membership: Membership is open to architectural firms,The fifteen delegates who attended from West Bengal Chapter, werevery enthusiastic in their participation in all the sessions. Ar. Debashish consultancy organisations, manufacturers, developers & builders,Kar raised many concerns and answered various queries made by nodal agencies and institutions.other delegates on the role played by Kolkata Municipal Corporation Website : www.igbc.inin professional matters.Of course the high point of the award ceremony was the Best ChapterAward which Ar. Subir Basu, Chairman, along with other member FORTHCOMING EVENTS: CHAPTER One day Seminar on Green buildings and Sustainability shall be held on 14th January, 2012 in association with MNRE and GRIHA. Please contact Chapter office or the Joint Secretaries, WB chapter for further details. 2nd informal fellowship meet will be held at the evening of 14th January, 2012. REGIONAL / NATIONAL IIA Awards Function on 5th February 2012 at Siri FortChairman and members of West Bengal Chapter, exult on winning the auditorium New Delhi. Please get in touch with Ar. Vijay GargBest Chapter Award, IIA 2011, Cell: 9811157289 to attend the event
  4. 4. 2. Public Relations & Membership Growth Sub-committee:- Executive Committee Convenor Ar. Debabrata Ghosh West Bengal Chapter for the term 2010-12 Co-convenor Ar. Ranjan Chatterjee Chairman Ar. Subir Kumar Basu 9831075180 Co-ordinator Ar. Santa Biswas Ex.Officio. Member Ar. Debatosh Sahu 9830090144 Members Ar. Saibal Sen, Ar. Abhijit Roychowdhury Vice Chairman Ar. Dilip Chatterjee 9830227033 Ar. Dipankar Das Treasurer Ar. Anjan Ukil 9830112696 3. Young Architects Sub-committee:- Jt.Secretary Ar.Gita Balakrishnan 9831175272 Convenor Ar. Sunil Maniramka Jt.Secretary Ar.Debjit Adhikari 9830057326 Co-ordinator Ar. Saugata Mittra Members Ar. Somali Guha, Ar. Sudipta Seal, Member Ar. Malay Kumar Ghosh 9831025515 Ar. Aditya Goswami Member Ar.Sunil Maniramka 9831027764 4. Publication, Website & Programme, Sub-committee:- Member Ar. Kamal Periwal 9830084610 Convenor Ar. Sonia Gupta Member Ar.Saugata Mittra 9830071833 Members Ar. Ayan Sen, Ar. Runa Dasgupta (Goswami) Member Ar.Santa Biswas 9830322762 Ar. Abhishek Dutta Member Ar. Saibal Sen 9830262327 5. Education, Library & Examination Sub-committee:- Member Ar. Saibal Kar 9831019169 Convenor Ar. Sanjib Nag Co-opted Member Ar. Ramendra Baisya 9864066980 Members Ar. Debasis Das, Ar. Tania Dutta Ghosh, Editor Ar. Sonia Gupta 9830065104 Ar. Saibal Kar, Ar. Sukanya Dasgupta. 6. Finance Sub-committee:- Convenor Ar. Malay Kumar GhoshDIFFERENT SUB-COMMITTEES, WEST BENGAL Members Ar. Kamal Periwal, Ar. Vinu Chadda,CHAPTER FOR THE TERM 2010-12: Ar. J.P. Agarwal1. Professional, Legal & Heritage Sub-committee:- 7. Employed Architect Sub-committee:- Convenor Ar. Mukul Mittra Convenor Ar. Akhil Sarkar Co-convenor Ar. Smaran Das Members Ar. Ranjit Ganguli, Ar. Sumeru Roychowdhury, Members Ar. Dilip Chatterjee, Ar. Debatosh Sahu, Ar. Purnima Sen Biswas, Ar. Chandra Banerjee, Ar. Kabir Ray, Ar. Soumyendu Biswas Ar. Koushik Gupta, Ar. Priyanko Ray Members are requested to inform the Chapter about any change in their mailing address and telephone numbers to help in updating records at Chapter email : If undelivered return to : The Indian Institute of Architects West Bengal Chapter 121, Shanti Pally, R. B. Connector Kolkata 700 107 Phone : 2441 2106DISCLAIMER : Newsletter Sub-Committee does not claim responsibilityfor opinion expressed and matter contained within the newsletter andthese are not necessarily endorsed by The IIA West Bengal Chapter. Published by Newsletter Sub-Committee on behalf of W B Chapter of The Indian Institute of Architects Layout & Execution : Creative Associates, Kolkata, Ph : 2466 7572 E-mail :