[News] NATA admit card 2019 released: How to download

NATA admit card July 2019: The Council of Architecture (CoA) has released the admit card for the second National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) today on its official website, nata.in. The examination is scheduled to be conducted on July 7 (Sunday), 2019.

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Exploring the concept of vernacular architecture

Vernacular Architecture is the use of local materials and traditional techniques for constructing low rise homes. As a principle, this form of architecture involves not using expensive and factory-made material but using old traditional ways of construction and material as much as possible

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Understanding the wisdom of Indian residential architecture

Everywhere in the country, the design of the homes was built according to the climate of that region. Old houses, particularly in hot regions of India like Rajasthan’s havelis or the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu, would have a central courtyard or aangan and the rooms would be built around it.

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Is architect the agent of Pangaea 2.0?

It was my Eureka moment as I realised that the architect is a new age agent of Pangaea. He is travelling across the world, getting educated in great academies of the nations he is not born in. He learns his craft from distant lands with different climate, flora and fauna and then moves around the globe to practice his trade.

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SEDA_Urban Housing Studio_2015_Sharpening the Tools (skills)

The studio Urban Housing began with a case study that helped the students understand the social aspects of urban housing. The initial exercises focused on aspects such as understanding relationship between anthropometrics and space, the relationship between various house activities, the need for inside-outside relationships for a house, and making compact-efficient layouts.

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Beat the heat with architecture

AHMEDABAD: This year recorded the highest April temperatures in almost a decade, with mercury rising up to 43.7°C twice. Can citizens keep cool without air-conditioning? Architecture plays a major role in temperature reduction, as shown by two households — one in the western part of the city and one in a pol.

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Urban Housing – Teacher’s Training Programme

Urban Housing: Teacher’s Training Programme is organized by Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. The purpose is to sensitize and equip the participants from professional and academia in diverse areas of the subject of Urban Housing and at the same time provide an opportunity to engage in an intense, creative and innovative process of ‘Urban Housing’ design paradigms.

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image:medium:actor is a workshop on creativity & emotions with Week-long sessions in June, and July 2019 in New Delhi, India.

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SEDA_Urban Housing Studio_2015_Studio Brief

The brief of Urban Housing Studio focuses on the discrepancy of housing shortage wherein there are 1.2 crore vacant homes. The house form emerges, first by responding to the requirements posed by the social aspects; and then by adding layers of requirements posed by topography. Finally, material shapes the final form.

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2017-18_Spring_CEPT University_Level-2 Design Studio…

2017-18 Spring Semester of CEPT University Level-2 Design Studio attempts to take a stepped process to define an architectural language. The process involves paying close attention to functional requirements, structural systems, building services, construction details, architectural elements, and language.

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