ArchiDiaries is launching a series of live interviews called “Technology in Architecture” with some of the best practices, professionals, researchers, academicians and engineers, who have dedicated their efforts towards scientific and technical advancement in the field. ‘Technology in Architecture’ is very different from ‘Architectural Technology’. The latter essentially focuses on use of Technology in designing of buildings and its construction. Whereas the former encompasses the use of a variety of advanced technology in all aspects of architecture ranging from decision making, resource management, impact analysis to design and construction.
Our first guest Prof Gurdev Singh will talk about “Structures in Architecture, A PROCESS” on January 16th, 2021. Interested people can join this conversation on Facebook live at 11:00 AM (GMT + 5:30).
In this talk, Prof Gurdev Singh will discuss how Structure in Architecture is a process rather than a product. He believes that for learning, it is important to take a step beyond what you already know, followed by intense exploration. In this process of exploration learning by making, learning from nature and learning from your own body becomes very important. The talk will take you through this process in his teachings and explorations and will have images of students’ work in progress.
About Prof Gurdev Singh
Prof Gurdev Singh is a graduate from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He is not only an Architect but also a Designer, Teacher and a Builder (Someone who builds with hands), with 45 years of professional and teaching experience in different institutions in India and Australia. He has received ‘A LifeTime Achievement Award’ in Teaching, by Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter, in special recognition of contribution to Architecture education. He also held the position of the Dean of SEDA (School of environmental Design and Architecture) Navrachana University, Vadodara from 2011 to 2018. Currently he is Interested in exploring new and lightweight materials and technologies.