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LECTURE SERIES

LECTURE SERIES

Solar in Architecture

Dr. Ar. Vivek Bhore
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r. Bhore not only talked about the present energy scenario, renewable energy alternatives but also highlighted the practical applications of solar power through both active and passive solar methods in architecture. To state a few were the solar powered lighting and water heaters, use of sun path for efficient planning and design, and green walls.

Students speak:-

"It was a nice concise lecture that stressed on saving natural resources by turning towards the clean solar energy that is not only abundantly available but also can be tapped into economically."

- Kartik Dhole, 5th Sem B.Arch

Relationship of Culture and Architecture

Ar. MN. Ashish Ganju
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r. MN Ashish Ganju, prominent Delhi architect, gave invaluable insight on architectural education and design process through a sneak peak of his not yet published book.

Though the subject matter was difficult for the students to grasp, Ar. Ganju navigated the complexities with easy and understandable examples.

In all students got a glimpse of what is out there, how investing in architecture will make it a social art.

Personality Development Workshop

Ar. Arvind Chittewale
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r. Bhore not only talked about the present energy scenario, renewable energy alternatives but also highlighted the practical applications of solar power through both active and passive solar methods in architecture. To state a few were the solar powered lighting and water heaters, use of sun path for efficient planning and design, and green walls.

Students speak:-

"It was a nice concise lecture that stressed on saving natural resources by turning towards the clean solar energy that is not only abundantly available but also can be tapped into economically."

- Kartik Dhole, 5th Sem B.Arch

Conservation and Development of kinhai village, Satara.

Ar. Kiran and Anita Kalamdani
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r. Kiran and Anjali Kalamdani are well known conservation architects form Pune who have worked on many revitalising projects around the country, including that of Shaniwar Wada, Vishrambagwada, Tulshibag, etc.Ar. Kiran Kalamdani started with Introduction to the Kinhai Satara village and the location plan of the temple which was conserved. He presented the historic evolution of the temple which was built during 1745. He discussed various issues related to the deterioration of the temple complex. Through his study, he found the need to conserve the temple and thus took over such project.

Solar passive architecture in hot and dry climate

Prof. Priyanka Rewatkar
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n passive solar building design, windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. mechanical and electrical devices.

The key to designing a passive solar building is to best take advantage of the local climate. which was always the case in the yesteryears when architecture was contextual with respect to climate. But today in India the Hot and Dry climate regions are in grave need for such interventions. This is an effort towards the same. Re-learning from our past will give us a better insight to make our future better.

Dignity in Smallness

Ar. Ravi Gadre
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r. Ravi Gadre, a well known architect, interior designer and caricaturist from Pune was invited for the 1st R.K. Degwekar Lecture Series 2013-14. In todays urban world where the land is the cities is a premium commodity maximum utilisation of spaces is a given. but to do so in and innovative way is Architecture.

Through this lecture he enlightened the students about the complexity as well as innovativeness in designing in confined spaces. It helped students a lot in understanding the problems of todays urban world and how to make small parcels of land your strength rather than getting intimidated by the smallness.

Presentation on Personal Project Portfolio

Ar. Sanjay Patil
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r. Sanjay Patil, a well known architect from Nashik gave an interactive presentation on his personal projects that were close to his heart as a part of R.K. Degwekar Lecture Series 2013-14. Well known for his sensitivity towards environment, his projects standout for there innovations and sustainability.

A graduate of Sir J. J College of Architecture he established his own practice under the name 'Environ Planners' in 1981 at Nashik. Respecting nature has always been an integral element of the firm's approach. The need of the hour being sustainable development, the firm's efforts is consciously directed towards application of energy efficient principles to the building design.

From Thought to Space

Ar. Suneet Mohindru
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Suneet Mohindru, a practicing architect in Delhi and a landscape designer, founded 'Oracles'. The consultancy practice focuses on landscape design, planning and conservation with a view to bring to the fore intense theoretical background and passionate rigor.

Its foundations lie in its vision as an organization that would not only serve its patrons to deliver highest standards of professional work but also provide a fertile ground to foster young, aspiring individuals to develop and contribute collectively to the profession.

In his lecture 'from thought to space' he explained how an idea has to be nurtured and fed though a thought process so that it manifests in space.