College of Architecture Trivandrum, Trivandrum
The Convention aims to establish a platform for interdisciplinary deliberations on designing built environment for performance and to enquire into the possibilities of framing a methodology to be adopted in the undergraduate education in Indian architectureschools based on a scientific temperament.
C.A.T is one of the leading privately owned architecture schools in Kerala. The Institution is conceived with an intention to integrate objectivity and aesthetics in its approach to built environment design. The School is Located at Trivandrum, the southernmost tip of Kerala with Tropical Warm Humid climate .Kerala is known for its rainforests and lush green landscapes with around 70 running streams, rivers and backwaters.The state sustains a pluralistic population around 3 million consisting of diverse culture and religions co existing harmoniously for the past few centuries.
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Performance of Heritage Structures
Selected Authors can extend their paper for further review and possible publication in the Science Citation Indexed Journal "Energy and Building"
Reviewers include Prof Norbert Lechner (Auburn University, USA), Christhina Candido (University of Sydney) etc.
Paper Submission Guidelines
The prospective authors are called upon to submit full papers incorporating original research works pertaining to the themes of the Convention. The papers must clearly state purpose of the research, Methodology used, Major findings and relevant references. Already published /submitted papers should not be submitted for consideration. At least one of the authors should register for the convention .Please Visit the website for details on submission guidelines
Site Visit to places of heritage value in Trivandrum on 10th February 2018 Sunday Cultural Programmes in the evening showcasing local traditions and culture
1 .SUSTAINABILITY AND LIVABILITY OF CITIES IN DEVELOPING NATIONS
In the 21st century, Sustainability of cities will become a major challenge as 2/3rd of population resides in cities. It is well known that cities are major contributors to climate change due to carbon emissiondespite occupying 1% of land area. In developing countries livability issues further complicate the scenario. “Metagreen Dimensions” welcome discussions on Sustainability and Livability issues in cities especially of developing nations. Suggested areas of discussion include Outdoor environmental quality,Carbon Footprint, Waste Management, Active recreation, Urban floods etc.
2.PERFORMANCE OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS
Built Heritage embodies traditional and vernacular architectural practices of a region. Traditional architecture in general is thought to be a highly refined combination of building techniques and craft practices. Similarly Vernacular building methods are believed to be rooted in a deeper understanding of geography, climate and resource optimization. It is presumed that heritage buildings exemplify both the finer elements of Architecture such as aesthetics and performance indicators. The convention aims to revisit such presumptions
3.AESTHETICS OF SUSTAINABILITY
Aesthetics is a conditioned cultural construct. Indigenous structures are invariably considered as sustainable and experientially appealing at the same time. Can the current sustainable building frameworks of performance indicators integrate aesthetics into it? Papers are invited on the conjunctions and disjunctions in the overlay of the frameworks of sustainability and aesthetics. A few suggested areas are Tectonic Aesthetics, Materiality, Imageability, Design Process etc.
4. INTEGRATING PERFORMANCE CRITERIA INTO BUILDING AND PLANNING RULES
Integrating performance standards into building rules at various scales is imperative to enhance efficiency at building level. Aggregating these efficiency strategies are expected to bring about positive change eventually in the urban realm as well. The spectrum of urban realm ranges from the fundamentals of space efficiency to complex systems of resource and energy management. The deliberation aims to identify the missing links between current regulations, prevailing rating systems and real performance
5.DESIGN AND INNOVATION IN MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
The Culture of designing, in general, is reduced in some extent to a habitual pattern, where the designer follows the process as a ritual. The technology available to us today coupled with innovative thinking can help to redefine the design processes to better respond to the ever-changing demands of the market. A discussion on the multitude of possibilities offered by today's technology may effectively lead to efficiency and innovation, including collaborative practices
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