VAASTU IN BUILDINGS - Workshop in AUROVILLE

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Date(s): 
Friday, August 9, 2013 to Monday, August 12, 2013
Location: 
Auroville
Tamil Nadu 
Maximum Number of Participants: 

This is a limited capacity workshop with max 20- 25 participants. Aurovillians and newcomers will be given preference.

This workshop is mainly meant for architects who already have some background on Vaastu and are looking for a way to consolidate this learning with their training in contemporary architecture. However it can also benefit scholars and others who are interested in traditional Indian knowledge of Building.
Vaastu today has become an angst raising industry that generates money through half baked knowledge of ancient Indian building science. Luckily there are still some people left who can explain and practice Vaastu Shilpa Shaastra that is relevant in today’s lifestyles.
This workshop partially funded by the Project Coordination Group ( SdZ) 
Those who want to participate are kindly requested to send their names to mona@auroville.org.in who is coordinating this workshop.  This is a limited capacity workshop with max 20- 25 participants. Aurovillians and newcomers will be given preference. Venue within Auroville yet to be decided.

 

Conducted By: 

Architect Sashikala Ananth, Chennai

Sashikala Ananth, an architect ( 1970 batch ) from School of Architecture, Anna University, Chennai. She is a trained Vaastu practitioner ( under Ganapathy Sthapathy ).  She has published 3 books on Vaastu – (Penguin Guide to Vaastu, Penguin Pocket book, Roli – Vaastu a path to harmonious living) and one book on Sculptural traditions (Indian Sculpture & Iconography – Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press). Sashikala Ananth was the principal author of an award winning documentary on the Vaastu tradition called the “Living Tradition – A Shilpi speaks”.  

Agenda : 

The workshop shall be organized as follows:
Day 1  & 2 - Theory: Land, site, topography, gradient, water source and nature of vegetation are important elements in the understanding of the space for building. Shape, form, colour, texture and other characteristics of a building are important for the overall impact.
Day 3 -  Theory: Directions, cosmology, Vaastu purusha mandala, energy fields and interconnections have to be examined to understand the impact of the building on the occupant.
Day 4 - Theory: Ayadi Shadvarga, Personalisation of your space using vedic calculations, human scale for architecture and interior designing, practical example and case studies.

For Further Details: 

Those who want to participate are kindly requested to send their names to mona@auroville.org.in who is coordinating this workshop.