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12 Jan 2020

West India Education Trip School of Architecture

The School of Architecture, REVA University has organized a Winter Education trip for the students of 5th Semester to West India. Primary agenda for the Trip was to study well designed campuses by the master architects and exploring Landscape architecture features from various region for the upcoming semester-VI subjects; Architectural Design-VI and Landscape Architecture. In addition to that, the trip focuses on studying unique architecture which demonstrate amalgamation of two different architectural style. Such as Indo-Islamic architecture of Ahmedabad and Bohra Haveli Sidhpur demonstrating union of European and Islamic Architecture. The trip also included study of architecture of Historical value at Maheshwar, Modhera and Patan.

Day One and Day two / 5th and 6th January 2020 – Train Journey (Train No. & Name: 16587/YPR BKN EXP) from Bangalore to Ahmedabad

Day Three / 7th January 2020

1. Heritage Walk, Ahmedabad
India’s first UNESCO heritage city walk Guided by Historian Mr. Nirmal Panchal
Features: Demonstration of extensive use of imported Myanmar timber in construction for seismic zone concerns, ancient concealed sewage systems, bird feeder, Narrow Street as climate responsive approach etc.

2. Jami Masjid, Ahmedabad
Feature: Amalgamation of local Hindu architecture with Islamic architecture demonstrated by passionate historian Mr. Nirmal Panchal

3. Sabarmati Ashram
Features: Grid formation, Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi getting transformed into architecture, briefed by Asso. Prof. Neeraja Jayan and Asst. Prof. Anup Kumar Prasad

Day Four / 8th January 2020

4. Sun temple, Modhera
Features: 1026 CE Historical, mythological & Architectural features during Chaulukya dynasty explained by Mr. Nirmal Panchal

5. Rani ka Vava, Patan
Features: The significance of over 700 step wells built across Gujrat. Architecture features and iconographic story telling on Rani ka Vav illustrated by Mr. Nirmal Panchal

6. Bohra Havellis, Sidhpur
Features: Unique architectural collaboration where Indian traders inspired by European architecture, built havellis in Indian context. Described by local resident of one of the Haveli Ms. Inziya Bhai
Day Five / 9th January 2020

7. CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Features: Humble design approach by B.V.Doshi, with openness, interconnectivity, level differences, and solid void arrangement. Explained by Asso. Prof. Raghuteja Vemana and Asst. Prof. Anup Kumar Prasad

8. IIM, Ahmedabad
Features: Monumentalism in architecture by Louis Kahn in collaboration of humble user friendly approach of architect B.V.Doshi. Brief description by Asso. Prof. Raghuteja Vemana and Asst. prof. Anup Kumar Prasad

9. Amdavad ni Gufa
Features: Underground structure, Filler slab, concept of Gufa, explained by Ass. Prof. Raghuteja Vemana
Day Six / 10th January 2020

10. Ahilya fort
Features: Ancient architectural features with mythological references: Guided by Local Mr. Sunil
Day Seven / 11th January 2020

11. Baj Bahadur Palace, Mandav
Features: Palace with least ornamentation, Water management. Guided by Local guide Mr. Sunil 

12. Roopmati Mahal, Mandav
Features: Less ornamentation, difficulty reach to upper level for security reasons etc.
Day Eight / 12th January 2020

13. Jahaz Mahal, Mandav
Features: Excellent use of water channel throughout the palace with Islamic features. Sketching assignment at the site for capturing unique features of the palace

West India Education Trip School of Architecture