Dayananda Sagar College of Architecture, Building No: 14, Shavige Malleshwara Hills, Kumarswamy Layout, Bangalore - 78

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PRANJAL KULKARNI

WINNER - LONG ESSAY CATEGORY

Department of Architecture and Planning, Maulana Azad National Institute, Bhopal

4th year

SANJANA  AGGARWAL

WINNER - LONG ESSAY CATEGORY

University School of Architecture and Planning,Indraprastha University, New Delhi

4th year

BHOOMIKA B R

SPECIAL MENTION - LONG ESSAY CATEGORY

Wadiyar Centre for Architecture, Mysore

3rd year

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ROSHINI PUSHPARAJ

WINNER- SHORT ESSAY CATEGORY

P E S University, Bangalore
4th year

NAMRATA DEWANJEE

WINNER - SHORT ESSAY CATEGORY

RV College of Architecture, Bangalore
2nd year

SHIVANI VILAS JADHAV

SPECIAL MENTION - SHORT ESSAY CATEGORY

Lokmanya Tilak Institute of Architecture and Design Studies, Maharashtra
3rd year

 

SHORTLISTED ENTRIES

 

SHORTLISTED ENTRIES FOR LONG ESSAYS

Bhavya Jain and Ujjvala Krishna
CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Bhoomika B R
Wadiyar Centre for Architecture, Mysore

Marhaba Nigar
Amity University, Chhattisgarh

Nuha Fatima
Aditya Academy of Architecture and Design, Bangalore

Pranjal Kulkarni
Maulana Azad, NIT Bhopal

Rituparna Pati
BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore

Sanjana Aggarwal
University School of Architecture and Planning

Tanaya Nadakarni
Academy of Architecture, Mumbai


SHORTLISTED ENTRIES FOR SHORT ESSAYS

Bhavana Dinesha
    Dayananda Sagar College of Architecture, Bangalore 

Anjali Mangale
    Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture, Mumbai 

Ayadi Mishra
    School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

Namrata Dewanjee
    RV College of Architecture, Bangalore

Reshmy Raphy
    School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

Richa S Asangi
SMEF’s BRICK School of Architecture, Pune


Rohan Kumar Singh
Dayalbahg Educational Institute, Agra, UP


Roshini Pushparaj
P E S University, Bangalore

Saakshar Makhija, Vrinda Wadhawan
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

Samruddhi Shendurnikar
Dr. BN college of Architecture, Pune

Savar Suri
Ansal University, Gurgaon

Shannon Mariam Abraham
Impact School of Architecture, Bangalore

Shivam Goyal and Meenal Singhal
College of Architecture, IET BHADDAL, Punjab.

Shivani Jadhav
Lokamanya Tilak Institute of Architecture and Design, Maharashtra 

Shruti Bhagwat
Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai 

Srilalitha Yeleswarapu
BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore

Tarunya V M
BMS College of architecture

ABOUT ESSAYS IN ARCHITECTURE

To the regular student of architecture, Journalism may seem as a largely outlandish field. It is, however, largely untapped as a source of intellect. It is this source that we look to explore through this maiden venture.
Essays in Architecture is a competition aimed at students who have shown a flair for writing, and display an ability to articulate ideas in written format. It has been conceived with the thought that the expression of thought and ideas can be done with the help of the written word, and not just the time-tested methods of architects.
As a maiden venture in South India, we hope to establish this event as a standard for exemplary literary output. It is also hoped that this competition will encourage students to think beyond the conventional roles that architecture as a profession has offered thus far.

 
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PRIZES

  • Long Essay Category: Two Cash Prizes (Rs 25,000 each); One Special Mention (Certificate)

  • Short Essay Category: Two Cash Prizes (Rs 25,000 each); One Special Mention (Certificate)

  • The four Winning Essays will be published in Architecture+Design

 

THEME: ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

Architecture and Technology have been pivotal segments for shaping the habitat for the future. While the architecture of everyday things is an output of creative technological thought processes, the architecture of technology is a result of a streamlined creative process with a target output in question. In both these arguments, what remains constant is the need for a good design and a stable process.

There are, however, conflicting schools of thought, which believe that creative processes cannot be generated through a standardized technological process: the results obtained would be programmatic and standardized, as against being unique. It is essential for students of architecture, as well as practitioners and academicians to determine whether there is a necessity to adapt established technological practices to architecture, or if there is a need to generate new processes integrating technological advances.

It also behoves us to negotiate such technological progress so that it may be leveraged towards improving spatial and humanistic values, as opposed to being an endless pursuit of technology for the sake of technology which creates a society crippled by a Digital Stockholm syndrome.

Taking a position about this theme, the arguments can be established on either of the following topics

  1. Timeless Architecture with Dated Technology?

Evaluating the impact and influence of the existing technology on the shaping of the future city, and the need, if any, for newer technologies

2.The Dark Side of Technology

Evaluating the utility or perhaps the over reliance of mankind upon technology in shaping our spaces and design of everyday things.

The theme hopes to explore motifs of both a utopian and a dystopian nature. It is eventually hoped that the students attempting the essay competition will learn the nuances of applying architecture with technology.

The argument can be presented in either of the following ways:

  1. A Long Essay of 2500 words; the body of the essay be inclusive of an abstract of 250 words, and a summary/conclusion based upon the body

  2. A Short Essay of 1000 words; the body of the essay should contain a summary/conclusion based upon the body

 

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ARCHDAILY

Digital Media Partner

ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN

Journal Partner

 

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