Editor
Ar. Sankaragomathy Selvaraj
Publisher
Ar. Mohammed Ali Sharieff
Director, School of Architecture
Karpagam Universit...
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Annual Newsletter of
The School of Architecture,
Karpagam University, Coimbatore
M O S A I C
We are keen on updating our...
The School would do well if it can provide
the highest standards of skills essential for
architectural practice in collabo...
India’s economic growth is only sustainable
with the equivalent infrastructure. Presently
the growing demand is not been m...
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Annual Newsletter of
The School of Architecture,
Karpagam University, Coimbatore
M O S A I C
It has developed a balanced...
GEN NEXT
ARCHIES
2 B N AR
ALL THE BEST
HMP
USIN PENCIL, PEN OR MOUSE
U VE 2 WRK HRD
IN BD, AD, BC, BS, HOA,
TOD OR TOS
Ar....
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Annual Newsletter of
The School of Architecture,
Karpagam University, Coimbatore
M O S A I C
We would like to encourage ...
Dear Friends,
All praise to the Almighty, with whose grace
we have successfully entered into our sec-
ond year, and whose ...
The School of Architecture is a young and
dynamic constituent of Karpagam University.
It currently offers a five year full...
Salient Features
-	 Highly qualified and experienced faculty members
-	 Emphasis on digital teaching methodology for all
s...
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Annual Newsletter of
The School of Architecture,
Karpagam University, Coimbatore
B.Arch, M.Arch (IIT-R)
Director
Area of...
B.Arch, M.Tech (MIT)
Assistant Professor (Visiting)
Area of Interest: Architectural De-
sign, Building Construction, Proje...
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Annual Newsletter of
The School of Architecture,
Karpagam University, Coimbatore
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Architectural
Design
–
BATC...
Elements of design combined
together to create a sense of
value, density, color and texture
in a two dimensional composi-
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Annual Newsletter of
The School of Architecture,
Karpagam University, Coimbatore
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Architectural
Design
–
BATC...
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Architecture
as a
Career
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‘Colorful
Coimbatore’
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Coi...
Architectural
Design
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BATCH
OF
2009 - 2014
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ANDC 2010
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DESIGN
OF AN
UTOPIAN CITY
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On the whole the design concept
was to build a sustainable city.
The site planning was based on
providing easy access from...
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Industrial Visit
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presentation
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Anandhan N V
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INTRODUCTION:
	 It is recog...
Ar.P.Kathiravan
Assistant Professor (Visiting)
Are you looking to build a better and effective building?
Want to make bett...
Tamilnadu
and
Pondicherry
–
architectural
study tour
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The tour had bought the stu-
dents in contact with great ar-
chitectural marvels and the cul-
tural heritage of south Indi...
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  1. 1. Editor Ar. Sankaragomathy Selvaraj Publisher Ar. Mohammed Ali Sharieff Director, School of Architecture Karpagam University Eachanari Post Coimbatore - 641021 Tel: 0422 - 2611146 Email: mosaickaruniv@gmail.com Student Editorial Team Anu Vijay Salah Hamza Shinowin Vishwajanani Gururaj.M Janani.V Faiz Naser Naina Sulaiman M O S A I C - the annual newsletter of the School of Architecture, is printed and published by Prof. Moham- med Ali Sharieff on behalf of the School of Architec- ture, Karpagam University, Eachanari Post, Coimbatore - 641021. Editor: Ar. Sankaragomathy Selvaraj. Printed at Eshan Printers, Coimbatore. Disclaimer: All the Photographs and text used in this magazine are provided by the authors and their sources.Views expressed in this magazine are those of the contributers and do not necessarily reflect those of the editor or Publisher. The Annual Newsletter School of Architecture Year 2010 Dear Readers It is my privilege to be an editor for the first edition MOSAIC, Annual Newsletter of School of Architec- ture and excited that it will be re- leased during the Regional Design Symposium ‘OBLIQUE’. The School is evolving as a dynamic and finest institution for architectural educa- tion in the city. MOSAIC is an ef- fort to trace and capture all the activities in the School. This edition reflects the academic and events happened in the school since its existence. I am grateful to our di- rector Prof. Mohammed Ali Sharieff for initiation of MOSAIC and sug- gestion in making this a special edi- tion. And I thank the Student edito- rial team for their Contributions for the newsletter. I hope you enjoy the journey of the School of Architecture since its exis- tence through MOSAIC. Regards Ar. Sankaragomathy Selvaraj
  2. 2. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C We are keen on updating ourselves in terms of infrastructure and knowledge pool by or- ganising seminars and workshops by emi- nent professionals. It is clearly visible that the contribution of the staff and students to Karpagam University is de- terminedtodeliveroutcomes that have the potential to make a positive impact on society. The university has a green campus ideal for an academ- ic environment. As Chancellor of the Univer- sity I am proud to put in a few words about our School of Architecture in its annual newsletter ‘MOSAIC’. The School of Architecture is a vibrant part of the Uni- versity which has a creative impulse to make this world a better place to live in. activites has been remarkable and worth ap- preciation. I am pleased that the School of Architecture is hosting the Regional Design Symposium ‘OBLIQUE’ 2010 and their annual newsletter MOSAIC is being released during this occa- sion. I wish that the School of Architecture realisesitsdreamsofbecomingatrulyunique institution, producing outstanding architects for the country. Best Regards, Dr. R. Vasanthakumar Chancellor Karpagam University Dear Readers, 4
  3. 3. The School would do well if it can provide the highest standards of skills essential for architectural practice in collaboration with the professional bodies. I would like to take this opportunity to the staff, students and all Dear Readers, The School of Architecture holds promise for a bright and prosperous future towards contributing to the architec- tural scenario in this region. those who are associated with it, and wish it many years of glorious contribution. I also would like to share my appreciation for the organizers of the Regional Design Sym- posium “Oblique” when this newsletter is slated for release. Best Regards, Er.K.Murugaiah Advisor Karpagam University - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C This is a wonderful opportu- nity for me to write about the School of Architecture on the occasion of the release of its annual newsletter “MOSAIC”. While there were no schools of architecture in Coimbatore earlier, today a handful of school are working hard to make an impact. 5
  4. 4. India’s economic growth is only sustainable with the equivalent infrastructure. Presently the growing demand is not been met by the crumbling infrastructure, such as road net- works, city transport, water & Sanitation etc. This requires a massive enlargement of urban infrastructure. The massive amount of fund (Rs 1292.37 Billion) has been made available to improve upon the basic services in the 60 major cities of India. The massive infrastructure development dis- cussed in JNNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru Nation- al Urban Renewal Mission) most of which talk about clean and green technologies) a large scope of architectural profession in India ex- ists at present. India has a plenty of resources for green building moreover Indian climate and econo- my is suitable for such constructions. We re- quire dedicated departments in the architec- ture schools/Engineering colleges on “Green Buildings” or “Green Architecture”. The conventional Architect does not fit into the shoe of “Green Architect”. A green Ar- chitect will essentially have the knowledge about the all the aspects like; effect to hu- man health, environmental impact, loss of re- sources, waste, air/water/indoor pollution, Still, green architect is a new profession so it is not possible to identify and quantify green architectural professionals in India. However, a few institutions have started to offer short term courses on green architect. As projections show emerg- ing demand of green construction in India and present pau- city of architect professional will result gap in future. It may further widen if proper policies are not devised in the directions. Therefore, Ministry of Rural Development and Ur- ban Planning must take initiatives in designing appropriate course in green architecture. Karpagam University’s Archi- tecture school is young with capable teachers to take up this task of popularizing Green buildings. History records the drawidian contribution in temple, cave and ship architecture. School of Architecture should take a lead in this and the cli- mate of 12 hr sunshine and average 37 C temperature will be always available for this technology to cherish and enjoy. I wish the second Congress of the Karpagam’s School of Ar- chitecture to succeed in its goal. Best regards, Dr.K.Ramasamy Vice Chancellor Karpagam University energy/water/material consumption; while designing a build- ing. This will essentially require our architect schools to have massive expansion in terms of faculty and course develop- ment. A significant gap exist between intake capacity and reg- istered professionals It is a matter of concern which needs attention of the policy makers. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C Dear Readers, 6
  5. 5. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C It has developed a balanced and broad cur- riculum in each of the programs offered based on a sound understanding of global perspectives. Academic links with Indian and foreign I take pride in writing a mes- sage for MOSAIC, Annual Newsletter of School of Ar- chitecture And glad that it is planned to be release on the Regional Design Symposium ‘Oblique’ the Design Angle. The School of Architecture is a leading knowledge-pool institute that fosters a new and deeply interdisciplinary approach to the course. The courses have been care- fully designed to provide maximum exposure to the students and to present them with a tremendous challenge for a complete learning expe- rience. institutions of excellence help us to continu- ously update the structure, content and de- livery of our programs. What we have achieved so far is definitely commendable. But I am aware there is still scope for us to become better and to reach higher pinnacles of academic excellence. I extend my best wishes to the School of Ar- chitecture to follow the pathway to success Best Regards, Dr. P. Lakshmamaperumalswamy Registrar Karpagam University Dear Readers, 7
  6. 6. GEN NEXT ARCHIES 2 B N AR ALL THE BEST HMP USIN PENCIL, PEN OR MOUSE U VE 2 WRK HRD IN BD, AD, BC, BS, HOA, TOD OR TOS Ar. Harimohan Pillai Member, Board of UG Education Council of Architecture, New Delhi. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C 8
  7. 7. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C We would like to encourage the study of Ar- chitecture, to elevate the standard of Archi- tectural practice and by mutual support, to promote the interests of Architects through- out Coimbatore & its surrounding districts. Best Regards, Arun Prasad P. Chairman, IIA-Coimbatore Centre Principal Architect, Arun & Associates. Dear Reader, Welcome to the inaugural an- nual edition of the “MOSAIC” newsletter, a special issue for the School of Architec- ture, Karpagam University. I am sure that this will be the first of the successive yearly newsletters to connect the department and other peo- ple in the same profession in the city. On behalf of the In- dian Institute of Architects Coimbatore Centre (IIA-CC), I congratulate the manage- ment, staff and students for successfully entering the sec- ond academic year. We would also like to strengthen the Aca- demia - Institution interaction for mutual benefit. I offer a sincere thanks to all of you who have made various contributions to help support the activities of IIA-CC. We look forward to your continued contributions. My best wishes to the entire team for making the Regional Design Symposium ”OBLIQUE -the design angle” a grand success. 9
  8. 8. Dear Friends, All praise to the Almighty, with whose grace we have successfully entered into our sec- ond year, and whose help we seek to per- form and preserve success. The past year has been hectic yet fun-filled for everyone at the school. The honorable Chancellor’s vision and tremendous support from the University management in provid- ing infrastructure and motivation has kindled all of us to deliver our best efforts. Needless to say, strong financial support as well. High academic standards, state of the art curriculum, good and accessible library, ex- cellent faculty, daily staff lunches, diverse Faculty members participated in several seminars, work- shops and conferences in new and emerging areas besides frequently organizing some as well. The visiting faculty has become stronger with the addition of a practicing structural engineer to the team. A regional design symposium “Oblique - the design angle” is scheduled for the second week of November 2010 when this students, tests and assignments, frequent guest lectures, industry collaboration, site visits, industrial visits, educational tours, case studies, expos and exhibitions, design reviews, club activities, events and semi- nars, workshops and symposiums, broad- band wi-fi, club activities, birthday parties, football matches and fun, creativity and in- novation are slowly turning default. This is just the first step, there is a long way to go. Our students did very well in many events including the recent zonasa and also man- aged to send a decent entry for the ANDC. An educational tour to TamilNadu and Pondich- erry last semester enlightened them not only about the architecture of the region, but also of the rich culture and social life of the people. newsletter is also planned for release. Being the first of its kind in South India, we hope it would be a good forum to dis- cuss design especially in the architectural context. We also hope it will be an initiator for the other schools in the region to organize this symposium on a rotational format. This is just the first step, there is a long way to go. We must adopt academic standards which will set the highest benchmarks for architectural education and practice in this region. This requires collaborated effort and understanding, strong commitment and mutual respect from all the stake holders. Success I believe, comes not from doing just what is required, but by achieving substantially much more, and gradually. Let us come together to raise this school with all our might. We sincerely would like to appreciate the efforts of all those directly and indirectly involved in building this school, brick by brick. Commendations to the Editor of the newsletter and her team for their tremendous effort in putting together its first edition. This is just the first step, there is a long way to go. May the Almighty show us the way! Best regards, Ar. Mohammed Ali Sharieff Director - School of Architecture, Karpagam University - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C 10
  9. 9. The School of Architecture is a young and dynamic constituent of Karpagam University. It currently offers a five year full-time B.Arch program from the academic year 2009 – 2010, duly recognized by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi. The unique feature of the school is the course structure and updated curriculum which insists on inculcating abilities to visualize, conceive, formulate and design. The school strives to impart knowledge in emerging architectural areas such as virtual reality, sustainable design, computer aided design through digital interactive learning systems. The focus of the school is to develop and mould students into professional architects through academic learning, practical expo- sure, team work, creative management skills and participation in extra-curricular activities. Vision To develop architects who will assume major leadership role in shaping the built environ- ment and be key players in the country’s growth. Mission To develop the School as a state of the art facility in terms of physical infrastructure and aca- demic curriculum. Lay emphasis on inter-disciplin- ary and holistic approach to learning teaching methodology through academic orientation and practical exposure. To facilitate idea sharing on new and emerging concepts in archi- tecture - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C A b o u t T h e S c h o o l 11
  10. 10. Salient Features - Highly qualified and experienced faculty members - Emphasis on digital teaching methodology for all subjects - Well designed studio spaces and classrooms with audio – visual facility - Exclusive library comprising nearly 1000 books and 10 journals apart from the central library - Independent Computer applications laboratory with high end systems and latest software like AutoCAD, Archi- CAD, Adobe Photoshop, 3DS MAX, MS office and Sketchup - Periodically conduct Guest lectures by eminent Pro- fessors and practicing architects - Encourage participation in Extra-curricular activities, outdoor visits and study tours - This will contain spacious theatre type classrooms and design studios; a fully equipped lecture theatre for 150 people with audio – video conferencing facility; Practical learning and experimental spaces like Library and Material museum, Open classrooms, Exhibition and crit areas, Work- shop, Climatology lab, Photography lab, and Construction yard; and an in house canteen and recreation area - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C 12
  11. 11. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore B.Arch, M.Arch (IIT-R) Director Area of Interest: Architectural theory and Design, Retail & Com- mercial Interiors, Sustainable Architecture, Project Management, Islamic Architecture B.Arch, M.Plan (SPA) Assistant Professor Area of Interest: Architectural Design, Housing, Urban Design and Planning, Project Management. B.Arch, MBA (BU) Assistant Professor Area of Interest: Architectural De- sign, Building Construction, Project Management, Building Services M O S A I C Ar. Mohammed Ali Sharieff Faculty Profile Ar. Ramakrishna- moorthy M R B.Arch (NITT), MA (UK) Lecturer Area of Interest: Architectural theory, Creative Management, Graphic Design, Art History. Ar. Sankaragomathy Selvaraj Ar. Siva S 13
  12. 12. B.Arch, M.Tech (MIT) Assistant Professor (Visiting) Area of Interest: Architectural De- sign, Building Construction, Project Management, Building Services Ar. P. Kathiravan B.Arch(SAP) Professor (Visiting) Area of Interest: Architectural De- sign, Building Construction, Project Management, Building Services Ar. V.H.S. Moni B.Arch Lecturer Area of Interest: Architectural theory, Product Design, Art History Ar. Sharmila A B.Arch, M.Plan (SAP) Professor (Visiting) Area of Interest: Architectural De- sign, Building Construction, Project Management, Building Services, Graphical Presentation. Ar. Vivek Anandhan N V M.E (,Structures) MBA Assistant Professor (Visiting) Area of Interest: Structural Analysis and Design, Building Construction and Technology, Project Management Er. Muruganantham R - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C 14
  13. 13. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C Architectural Design – BATCH OF 2010 - 2015 The objective of the Architectur- al Design I is to provide a com- prehensive introduction to the discipline of Architectural Design Fundamentals and Visual Arts. Students used Lines create con- tours and form, and they also convey a specific kind of feeling or point to an important feature in a design. The Basic design exercises pro- vide the understanding of com- position of a design idea and its evolution. 15
  14. 14. Elements of design combined together to create a sense of value, density, color and texture in a two dimensional composi- tion. The images shown here are the two dimensional composition using inclined lines, curves and creation of texture by lines and strokes. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C 16
  15. 15. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C Architectural Design – BATCH OF 2010 - 2015 Poster Design and Relief Sculpture en- courages cre- ative thinking, analysis and dialogue and develops graphical rep- resentation 17
  16. 16. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C Architecture as a Career – Career guidance seminar The School of Architecture, Kar- pagam University and Indian In- stitute of Architects, Coimbatore Centre jointly conducted an ex- clusive career guidance seminar on the prospects of an architec- ture career and about the Sce- nario of architectural education in India. Manyleadingarchitectswerepart of the event that enlightened the +2 and diploma students desir- ous of joining the B.Arch course. The key speakers of the event in- cludedAr.RamaniSankar,Prof.Ha- rimohan Pillai, Ar.Arivudainambi, Ar.Siddarth and Prof. Mohammed Ali Sharieff. There were visual presentations and thought provoking speeches which inspired the students. 18
  17. 17. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C ‘Colorful Coimbatore’ – Coimbatore vizha 2010 Colorful Coimbatore events were designed with the objec- tive to highlight the rich and unique cultural heritage evident as a blend of social, cultural and economic lifestyle of the city. The events were intended for the schools, colleges’ universi- ties and other art and design re- lated institutions in and around Coimbatore. ‘ThePosterDesignandTheLand- markDesigncontestsevokedthe creativity and ideas of many stu- dents. Apart from this there was also a heritage talk which had Ar. Sai Vivek, Ar. Jayshree and Ar. Sukumar as special guests. This brought vital information about architectural heritage sites and criteria for evaluating historic buildings. The School of Architecture con- ducted 3 grand events under the theme ‘Colorful Coimbatore’ as a part of the ‘Coimbatore vizha 2010’. 19
  18. 18. Architectural Design – BATCH OF 2009 - 2014 - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C Additive and Subtractive Sculpture develops the three dimensional understanding of Space and form through its composition. The course al- lows students to explore through exercises like Matchstick model, Paper Sculpture and thermocol Model 20
  19. 19. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C The design relationship are conveyed using principles like Scale, Proportion , Balance and symmetry Aluminium Foil Relief is example of an exploration of mixed media and to express the design with the meaning by specific theme or concept 21
  20. 20. ANDC 2010 – DESIGN OF AN UTOPIAN CITY - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C The theme of the ANDC 2010 is to design an Utopian city. The site chosen is located near the pollachi road and the bypass road This integrated city has all the facilities including Apartments, Individual Dwelling units, Recre- ation centers, hospital, School, offices, shopping centers etc 22
  21. 21. On the whole the design concept was to build a sustainable city. The site planning was based on providing easy access from the approach road to all the facilities. Apartments and individual housing units are located at the centre of the site with equal and quick access to the com- mercial areas and amenities. An outer green belt was provided along the periphery of the site as a barrier between the main road and the neighbourhood. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C 23
  22. 22. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C Industrial Visit – Pricol Properties & TechnoMAX The students of Batch 2009 – 2010 visited the upcoming resi- dential premises of Pricol proper- ties at avinashi road, Coimbatore on 19th of May 2010. They were briefed about the design aspects as well as essential services pro- vided in the housing design by Ar. Kathiravan, Design Manager – Venkatraman Associates To gain practical knowledge on building materials and construc- tion the students visited - RMC Plant – techno Max - Artificial Sand Manufacturation of plant -Commercial Building Site (Under Construction Site) The students learnt about the manufacture of ready mix con- crete and its properties. Itwasalsohelp- ful for them to visit the sand manufactur- ing unit where p o w d e r e d stone dust was obtained from natural stone. 24
  23. 23. Workshop on graphical presentation – AR. Vivek Anandhan N V - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C The above Workshop intended to highlight the importance of presentation techniques in ex- pressing design Scheme using different media. The workshop also stressed the importance of developing free- hand sketching skills through live demonstration by the guest. 25
  24. 24. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C Workshops on basic design – Prof. harimohan pillai This workshop on basic design helped kindling the creativity of the students and in understand- ing the elements and principles of design. The first workshop was conduct- ed last year under the theme: abstraction. The students creat- ed abstracts of images through a three stage transition Students from Prahar School of Architecture and RVS School of Architecture also participated in these workshops. 26
  25. 25. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C A similar workshop was con- ducted this year under the theme : elements. The students experimented in 2D the basic el- ements of design. 27
  26. 26. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C INTRODUCTION: It is recognized that water problems cannot be solved by quick technical solu- tions; solutions to water problems require the consideration of cultural, educational, SUSTAINABILITY AND WATER MANAGEMENT Ar.Siva.S Assistant Professor communication and scientific aspects. SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT-THE SCI- ENCE NEED: Water is a‘landscape agent’and is involved in a number of interdependent processes including; soil erosion, transport nutrients and pollutants, providing habitat for aquatic biota, provides a connective net- work with in the landscape. The purpose of Sustainable Water Management is simply to manage our water resources. SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT IN INDIA: How will India avert the looming crisis? For India, the two most important issues are how to balance the country’s rapid economic growth with the need to ensure equitable distribution to all sectors, in particular the urban and rural drinking water supply. It is estimated that about 21% of communicable disease in India is water related. NEED FOR INTEGRATION OF HYGIENE, SANI- TATION AND WATER QUALITY INTERVENTION: Although the burden of diarrhea disease resulting from inadequate water quality, sanitation practice and hygiene remains high, there is little understanding of the integration of these environmental control strategies. Sanitation and hygiene are often perceived as social and behavioral issues and water quality as a technical issue requiring technical intervention. CONCLUSION: An ecological approach has to be followed to introduce complementary engineering inputs with planning skills. A conservation and restoration is a step towards preparing the framework for short long term management in urban areas, the next phase should harp and embark on water based urban growth.28
  27. 27. Ar.P.Kathiravan Assistant Professor (Visiting) Are you looking to build a better and effective building? Want to make better building in quick time?Then build- ing construction drawings are the right alternative to use. It contains so much important information regarding buildings. Using them, one can easily construct a better building structure in a shorter time period. Building construction drawings are developed using concepts of design and building methods.To construct a better building structure, building construction drawings are required due to following reasons: - For better and safe building structural design - For quality structural layouts of buildings - Incredible steel structural drawings - Low cost construction solutions -Technical aspects of building’s design - Detailed dimensional specifications of various building components such as elevators, steel structures, panel windows, cabinets, and trusses etc - Structural steel fabrication drawings as per standard drawing symbols Using building construction drawings, one can get better and safe building structural design. Building construction drawings provide following valuable information regard- ing building: Above mentioned aspects are quite important as far as effectiveness of your building is concerned. Also one can develop superior quality structural layouts of buildings with the help of building construction drawings. By implement- ing it into your core construction activities, one can definitely build a better and effective building. Building construction drawings are also important source of steel structural drawings.We can develop efficient steel building designs using construc- tion drawings and construct a reliable steel building in quick time.The most important thing about construction drawings is that it provides low cost construction solutions. It also saves good amount of total construction costs. - Design of Structural Steel plate girder, truss girder, gantries, industrial sheds etc -Working drawings of wooden structures like fish repair centers, sheds, resi- dential structures etc - Replacement Structure Designs for any deteriorated structures How Building Construction Drawings Make Better Buildings? - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C 29
  28. 28. Tamilnadu and Pondicherry – architectural study tour - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C The Tamilnadu and Pondicherry architectural study tour was organized as part of the B.Arch curriculum for the Batch of 2009-2014. The tour had bought the stu- dents in contact with great ar- chitectural marvels and the cul- tural heritage of south India. 30
  29. 29. The tour had bought the stu- dents in contact with great ar- chitectural marvels and the cul- tural heritage of south India. Apart from the traditional South Indian architecture the students also had the opportunity to ex- perience the Gothic Churches in Chennai & Trichy and Danish Settlement in Tranquebar. One of the highlight of the tour was the visit to Dakshinachitra, where the traditional south In- dian way of life by constructing a “living” village is preserved. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C 31
  30. 30. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C These are scematic drawings of a residence as part of architec- tural design work. The focus of the design was in exploring innovative forms, ma- terial and easy circulation with optimal space utilization. The design also emphazed cli- mate responsive appraoch to the building through its ele- ments. Architectural Design – BATCH OF 2009 - 2014 32
  31. 31. - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE These are skecthes of the Aca- demic work as part of understand- ing architecture theory through contemporary examples. These are skecthes of the Academic work as part of un- derstanding architecture history through examples. 33
  32. 32. Sparcz – Architecture Students Club - Annual Newsletter of The School of Architecture, Karpagam University, Coimbatore M O S A I C School of Architecture Students initiated a club for their ex- tracurricular activities named SPARCZ, which aims at strength- ening their hobbies into useful learning skills relevant to their course. SPARCZ promotes over- all personality of the students through socio-cultural activities and Recreation. This club is entirely a student managed affair and hold activi- ties every alternate Saturdays. This club was formerly inaugu- rated by Prof.N. Ramalingam. Jt Secretary, Indian Institute of Ar- chitects,Tamilnaduattheschool of Architecture on 14.12.2009. 34
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