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Anveshana presentation - Chalukyan Architecture - Presentation 1


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The latest presentation from 'Anveshana - Mystery of Ancient Indian Architecture. This presentation gives a glimpse of Chalukayan Architecture, a type of architecture predominant in places near Karnataka. This type of Architecture is evolved from Dravidian architecture.

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Anveshana presentation - Chalukyan Architecture - Presentation 1

  1. 1. Anveshana Mystery of Ancient Indian Architecture
  2. 2. Indian architecture-Paradigm of Art !!! Architecture of India is the most tangible and awe-inspiring projection of India’s art, culture and global discourse across thousands of years
  3. 3. Whyarethesejustsiteseeingspots? Whyarethesenotbeingbroughtintomainstreamarchitecture? Whyaretraditionalhousesandbuildingsbeingreplacedbymodernarchitecture? Whyaren’ttraditionaltriedandtestedscientificconceptsbehindIndianarchitecturenotbeingincorporatedinmodernconstruction? WhyistheawarenesssolowaboutdifferentformsofIndianarchitecture? However some questions still remain unanswered!! Anveshana,Sanskritwordwhichliterallymeansexploration,isaprojectandcampaigntobringbackthegloryofdyingtraditionalarchitectureofIndia.Itbasicallyinvolvesaresearchorientedmethodologytomaketraditionalarchitecturerelevantincurrenttimesintermsofdesigning,technology, durabilityandaestheticappeal. Objectives: •Finding a lost design culture •Identifying peculiarities in detailing of some of the architectural masterpieces •Exploring technology of design works •Preserving designs to prevent from getting extinct •Deriving eco-friendly designs for current times •Documenting various aspects for the benefit of present and future generation
  4. 4. ChalukyanStyle of Architecture –Part 1
  5. 5. Hystoryof ChalukyanArchitecture First clear recognition in 1836, by Sir Walter Elliot, in the 4thvolume of the ‘Journal of the Royal AsiatcSociety’. The type of Architecture might have evolved in temples of Aiholeand Pattadakalluin 756 AD. (But they still had some Dravidian style left in them) Chalukyanstyle of Architecture is primarily evolved from Dravidian architecture style.
  6. 6. General Information on ChalukyanArchitecture Shikharamsare stepped fromingpyramids of different heights The plan will be normally star shaped. Pillars in the later stages of Chalukyanstyle were often circular in shape. Temples will be normally built on a base of 5-15 ftadding value to the overall elevation of the temple. The structures were without mortars. The joints were given more priority. The outer patterns of temples fllowed‘ShilpaShastra’ in designing florals, mythological figures, animal carvings.
  7. 7. Examples of ChalukyanArchitecture IttagiTemple, Gadag
  8. 8. Characteristics of IttagiTemple (ChalukyanArchitecture) The inner hall of the temple is 27 feet and in square shape. Besides Main entrance (DwaraBagilu), it has doorways on North and South also. The pillars have typical carvings of Chalukyanstyle. The projections intended for protection from sun and rain adds dignity to the designs also. Typical sand stone usage was reduced to textured soap stone to add life to the structures.
  9. 9. Characteristics of IttagiTemple (ChalukyanArchitecture) The gopuramrises in 3 storeys with remnantsof 4thstoreyed masonry work. 4 miles from Ittagi, in a place called Kukkunur, there is a group if temples with similar architecture. They contain lingasprobably from the age of 9thcentury. The Shikharasare more of Dravidian style,butthe pillars inside resemble Chalukyanstlye. But, red stone used for construction is decaying year on year now.
  10. 10. Typical Plan of temple group in Kukkunur
  11. 11. IttagiMahadevaTemple
  12. 12. General Information on Anveshana The project will happen in the following location: Hampi–HoysalaArchitecture, MoghalArchitecture PadmanabhapuramPalace –Nalukettuarchitecture (Modern day vernacular architecture) Madurai Meenakshitemple –Dravidian Architecture Houses near Kerala and Malnad–Some of the ancient houses which are built near western regions of Thirthahalli, south canara(Udupiand Mangalore) and some houses in Kerala are chosen.
  13. 13. Hampi
  14. 14. Why Hampi? This place has many places based on Hoysala, Dravidian, Nayyaksand MoghalArchitecture. Musical pillars and their acoustics Technology behind Lotus Mahal(Is it modern day refrigerator technology?) Design details such as Yali, Gopuram, carnicestyles etc.
  15. 15. PadmanabhapuramPalace
  16. 16. Why PadmanabhapuramPalace A classic example of Nalukettuarchitecture. It is a ready reference to the benefits of local available materials in construction. The flooring in the King’s courtyard has laid in such a way that it has retained its shining from centuries. The usage of Jaliswhich helps in achieving aesthetic lighting and ventilation inside the house without compromising quality. This place’s most significant design aspect is its sensitive handling of light. Its technology behind multi storey buildings.
  17. 17. Madurai MeenakshiTemple
  18. 18. Why Madurai MeenakshiTemple Dravidian Architecture and it’s signature elements The concept of Tanjoorpaitingand it’s sustainable features. (Usage of plants and minerals to achieve long withstanding paintings) The designs to be observed in Raya Gopuram, Façade of the halls in Meenakshitemple, over all floor plan of the temple
  19. 19. Ancient Residential Buildings Technology behind sustainable architecture. Effective usage of local materials. Usage of VastuShastrafor better architecture. Identifying signature design and technology Among these places.
  20. 20. APPROACH Stationery & drawing material Wall of donors Awareness Association with cause As people get associated with cause, contributions would be generated for the next step Research Campaign needs to get viral to feed momentum to the cause Inspiration Association of more and more number of people and associations would create awareness Researchwouldrequirefundsforthefollowingcomponents Plan of action involves creating awareness to ultimately achieve objectives of Anveshana E-book Campaign Management Documentary Making Previous research material Food Travel
  21. 21. Team Bharath G B: Project Head: Bharath is the Founder & CEO of GBB Construction Solutions. The idea ofAnveshanais the brainchild of Bharath, intended to bring back the lost glory of Ancient Indian Architecture. AvithRoshan: Head -Design Findings: AvithRoshanis the creative head of GBB Construction Solutions. He is a passionate designer who has knowledge of design basics of different regions. For more information on the team and the company visit:
  22. 22. Our Expectations • Since the cause we are working on is niche, it is highly important that more and more people become aware of the campaign. We seek your co-operation in spreading this awareness. • For people to believe in the cause, they need to be made acquainted with the seriousness of the issue. We need your support to make people realize the urgency of preserving Indian Architecture. • Organizationslike you are great influencers and would be significant in developing positive sentiment among masses about our architecture. • To achieve all the above, we request you to feature Anveshanain your esteemed organizationand feed in momentum to the campaign
  23. 23. About Investment and Why Crowd funding • Any one who wants to get associated even with small amounts can be a part of the campaign • It is easy to keep track of funds accumulated at any point of time by all stakeholders • People from any geography or region can access the campaign and can contribute to it • A successful crowd funding can also boost the morale of entrepreneurs in India about fundraising. Campaign would require funds of at least $ 15,000 to come up with a fruitful research that would be relevant to current times. Crowd funding platform at is being used to generate these funds.
  24. 24. Links to Campaign Support by Donating: Support by Liking:
  25. 25. Sources: History of Indian and Eastern architecture by Late James Fergusson
  26. 26. Thankyou TeamAnveshana 14/16, Shri VenkateshwaraBuilding DVG Road, Basavanagudi Bangalore -560004 An initiative of