One of the most memorable experience of an Architectural School is clearing the design jury and getting rid of hours and hours of mental and physical labour all at one go.
As students we all have a hostile image for our faculty members and jurors but when recently I went to my first architecture jury as a design juror, it was then I realized that the youth of or nation is way ahead of our times. What we learnt as students has got very less relevance and students today are well versed in technology and graphics and I was rather overwhelmed by the stunning sheets, accurate diagrams and mind boggling 3d renders.
Inspiration today is taken from a lot of varied sources and design concepts range from the simplicity of river Ganges to the complexities of the black hole theory and __________.
“THE SUN NEVER KNEW HOW GREAT IT WAS UNTIL IT HIT THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING.” –Louis Kahn
Harmonious Living and Sustainability are the key concepts around which design revolves today. It was quite overwhelming to see that how some scribbling on trash paper turns out to be Architectural Marvels.
When asked about their role models it was interesting to hear that while many favoured deconstructivist Daniel Libeskind there were many who liked the modernist principles of Charles Correa.
Amidst the glitzy and dynamic nature of glass some of the students were keen to work as Vernacular Architects and were ready to revive the ancient lost construction styles of India.