Humanities

History and Theory

The history and theory department of the school includes the study and research of the history of architecture within the socio-political and economic developments of that time and not only as a stylistic, religious or regional development. The KRVIA believe that architecture is an active force and also a result of such developments.

To inculcate criticality in students we conduct exercises that include papers on contemporary issues in the media, book reviews, reports on site visits and surveys on changing patterns of urbanism.

Parallel to these there is a studio on the Theory of Design which informs both the history and theory and the design course. The theory of design studio analyzes existing cultural forms and systems in our context. It studies the effects of colonization, modernity and globalization on contemporary architectural practice.

A course started by history and theory department is that of Research Methods in the 4th year, which aims at providing a strong foundational base to the year-long Architectural Design Dissertation programme that begins in the 2nd half of the 4th year.

 
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KRVIA GeoServer is Online!
The KRVIA GeoServer is online and one can see some of the GIS work completed by our students in this section. It also contains some data created through KRVIA Design Cell projects.
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Information about available accomodation near college
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To mark the 25th Year of the KRVIA, the school has decided to conduct a self-examination of architectural pedagogy through an Exhibition and a Seminar titled ‘Narratives of Learning’ on the 23rd December 2017. The seminar is imagined as a conversation about architectural pedagogy among different institutions in the Asian region including Sir JJ, SPA, CEPT, KRVIA, Guru Gobind Singh University and Vellore Institute of Technology from India; along with Silpakorn University from Thailand and
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The KRVIA is also hosting an extensive exhibition examining its history of architectural pedagogy over the past 25 years. The Exhibition is a critical examination of it’s history to re-look at the approaches, positions, methods and tools that the school has experimented with. We hope that this can be the basis for conversations concerning the training of an architect. Do come for the show. Students and faculty are available for a walkthrough
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