Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University For Women
(Established by Govt. of Delhi vide Act 9 of 2012)
ISO 9001:2015 Certified University
Title : Three day visit to Mussoorie/Dehradun to study Hill Vernacular architecture as part of Architecture Design curriculum.
Duration : 2017-02-24 to 2017-02-27
Content : The visit to Dehradun and Mussoorie (Uttarakhand) was successfully conducted from 24th Feb to 27th Feb 2017.The visit was undertaken to study the complexities of Vernacular Hill construction. The first year students of architecture were accompanied by faculty members namely Ar.Preeti Chauhan and Ar.Amit Agrawal.A rich contextual study was undertaken which involved critical observation, interactive sessions with local architects and masons and then documentation of the data gathered. Various site visits to villages were conducted to see the vernacular construction styles like random rubble masonry, Timber structures like roofing, window, door, staircase, etc were studies in detail. The students interacted with the locals and were able to understand the environmental impact on the settlement lately. Settlement study, social setup, construction site visit and interaction with engineer in charge made the study trip full of rich experiences. The current Architecture Design studio deals with application of the knowledge gained and translating in a design based project. The entire trip was funded by the university.
Organised By :Department of ARCH