The objectives of the course are, to provide an overview of vernacular architecture of India and to study the various approaches and concepts in the study of vernacular architecture, to study how the vernacular architectural forms are dictated by geography, climate and socio cultural factors.
The outcome of the course will help the participants to understand how the contexts of a region have an impact on vernacular architectural forms. The participants will be exposed to various traditional materials and construction techniques used in vernacular architectural forms.
The course will help the participants acquire knowledge on traditional materials and construction techniques which can be used in the design of built spaces in the modern context. By understanding the impact of context of a region over architectural forms and expressions will lead to sensible and context specific and sensitive design solutions.
Students of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Interior design, Anthropology, cultural studies, Sociology, Archaeology, Ethnic studies, Heritage studies and conservation and any design stream will be benefited from this course. Professionals in all the above streams may also be benefited.