Several innovative and unique ideas that emerged from the thesis of final year bachelor of architecture students were put on display at Rangayan Gallery, Chitnavis Centre, on Friday and Saturday. Organized by the Nagpur centre of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), the exhibition showcased about 20 projects selected by the jury from the architecture colleges affiliated to Nagpur University, along with autonomous Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT).
"The expo helps those who do not know much about architecture or are on the cusp of deciding their stream. It also motivates architecture students," said Paramjit Ahuja, IIA , Nagpur chairman .
Amandeep Gupta from Radhikatai Pandav College of Architecture (RPI) had designed a rehabilitation centre for addicts. "I've have earlier visited rehabs and found that there was much scope for improvement. The aim of my rehab is to realize human values, engender love and security, promote cleanliness, and offer space for creative activities," he said.
On the other hand, Apurv Majrikar's building design focused on Goan architecture where he attempted to fuse traditional and contemporary styles for high-class Catholics in Goa's Panjim area. "Goa's indigenous architecture is characterized by elements such as a courtyard at the centre and a porch. My design allows for a courtyard in every house in order to keep them connected to their tradition," said the student of RPI, adding that he wanted to break the concept of buildings where one floor is stacked over the other in a linear form.